Hopefully some of you lucky individuals that have access to the Beta could answer a few questions I have regarding Gear progression.
Firstly, I played FFXI for about 3 years, and loved the depth of gear progression. I simply love the fact that you could invest time/effort into gear at nearly any level (ie: lvl 7 leaping boots, 14 emperor hairpin, 33 PCharm, 40 sniper rings etc etc. ) that would serve your character well forever, and immediately became a 'status peice', which told those around you that you were serious about your job/the game (or RMTing, but I digress).
With this in mind, is there anything similar in FFXIV? Or does it take the more GW2/WoW gear treadmill approach, that every time you gain 3 levels, your entire gear set needs to be changed and that once endgame is met, you do a series of progressively more difficult raids to get the 'next' tier of gear.
Part deux of the questions, has me wondering how transferable is gear? Once again, is their something like a haubergeon/hauberk available? That represents a large upfront investment, but will be best in slot for numerous classes & levels?
Thanks for any details you can offer!