the guide is very informative and very well written, and i remember how much guides like this one helped me lvl playing FFXI so thanks to Serashae and everyone else who would take the time to write guides and help others .... however there is something i need to say here:
from my humble experience with phase 3 beta i have come to the conclusion that this game hardly needs a guide to lvl !!!
if you go through whatever guides available they will all almost tell you the same thing: do your quests, guildleves, guildhests, FATEs, dungeons, main story quests and you will get the xp / gil / equipment you want .... or in other words PLAY THE GAME !
it seems like this game has been designed to be a balanced game (unlike some of the early MMORPGs from last decade) there are hardly any shortcuts or secret tips to gaining xp faster .. i dont know i might be wrong
yah and whats with people concerned with lvling up as fast as possible ? its not a race with other players ! we will all get to lvl 50 eventually ..
FFXIV is not about the destination .. its about the journey
Oh I quite agree with you there in terms of the game actually leading you through levelling. It is very simple during these levels. However as one of the other poster said, there are ways to make levelling alt characters easier by doing a few things during your original levelling.
And everyone's levelling curve is different based on play style as well and that can be hard to cater for in a document like this.
I have a feeling though that in later levels, the levelling curve may increase in difficulty, so I wanted to get this document ready so that when/if that happens, I'll be able concentrate on that.
thanks for the feedback though, every bit of feedback I receive helps make my writing better :)