The time consuming content will likely be when you start to actively level another job without the quests to give you the boost.
Good point. However, all three cities have those beginner quests. So, you can level three jobs kina fast but after that its grind time on monsters and FATEs for the other jobs. Which unless you only want to play one job will take a while.
what? but i thought this game was ALL about leveling through the use of quests and simply beating on monsters to level up was an optional but outdated concept? what happened to the casual approach? no WoW players wanna take days/weeks maxing out job... Also as for starting cities quests so I can waltz up to another starting city and do their quests? I thought you were restricted to whatever city your first class starts in? (i know you can GO to other cities but I wasnt aware you could do their quests)
Duo, you need to get a grip bud. That topic was weeks ago in internet time! Lick your wounds and move on!
I will answer you as if there wasn't 10 tons of sarcasm in it:
You can level through the beginning of each nation quest, and various misc quests in each nation. Eventually all nation quests become the same (about the time you are required to group up for dungeons and ifrit fight, ect)
Then, if you want to level a second and third class, there will be quests in other nations but its no longer about quest chaining. You will have to do FATE, Dungeons, Guildhests (which are complex and challenging guildleves that REQUIRE 4 or more players in a party) and guildleves (Which are about the only things on this list that are soloable, and you are limited to how many you can do based on time), and hunting logs.
The initial quest-chain fest is a glorified tutorial that lasts fairly long. I completed all of the beta storyline and it ended at 20. By 20, I was already REQUIRED to group up for 4 different story missions. It's safe to assume that this will only increase as the story progresses.
Lastly, you are able to join a Grand Company at that time, which you can then take part in Grand Company leves (I haven't done these yet) to earn rank and glory and credits for gear. Edited, Jun 28th 2013 11:59am by Louiscool