Thanks for all the answers, folks. I got my main class (GLD) to level 9 before work this morning. I'm hoping to get to level 15 tonight. I'm trying to decide if I should branch out as soon as I hit level 15, or wait until I hit 30 and need to go CNJ to unlock PLD.
One more question. There is a class quest every 5 levels, right? So when I get to level 10, do I need to go to my guild and pick up a new quest?
Yes, and you should also unlock crafting through the main storyline at level 10. Levequests are best used there from craft level 15 on. You should obviously use some levequests for anything you can once they hit the cap of 99 so you dont waste any allowances, but generally stick your leves to crafts. Your first job. if you follow the storyline, will sail you through levels (tons of exp and gil and items)
Once you hit 30 you will want that paladin. In fact, level conjurer to the point where you get protect and cure and equip them as cross class skills to your gladiator. Helps immensely. You dont really get extra stats from your subclass like you did in FF11, so you will be leveling subclass simply for the cross class skills.
Your class quests will end at 25 and become job quests at level 30. Those will be offered from a different location.
Thats all the advice I think I can give Edited, Dec 6th 2013 9:08am by Valkayree