Hey yall. So I just subbed to FFXI after just subbing to XIV THEN finding out servers are shutting down in a month so I feel no drive to play XIV at all with such little, useless time... Plus it will be fun to experience new world from the beginning in XIV when 2.0 hits. ANYWAY! I am completely new... level 1 haha. I am debating my race... I am thinking Elvaan, Galka, or tarutaru maybe. I am interested in the classes: White mage, bard, scholar, and corsair. From what I have seen tarutaru excells the most in all of these jobs over all others based on mana poop, charisma, and agility being so high. But I worry if taru don't look good in gear cuz they are so tiny lol. I do kinda like how Galka looks and Elvaan... but I don't want to be a gimped toon :( any thoughts on which I should pick. I just wanna be capable and look good :)
Hi, I would like to chime in on this, I know a lot of people will not agree with me or think I am insane for even doing so. I have leveled 3 different races and yes some even with the same job. from what I experienced, race does matter. Most of all I will agree with some on here that it all depends on what you enjoy looking at all day but after that I have to disagree. I leveled ninja, dark knight with Elvaan, Mithra and now hume. Once they all capped I noticed something different about each one. For example when tanking those very hard mobs Elvaan could get hate and take hits all day if needed, mithra was VERY hard to keep hate and a few hits on her and she was dead, however her evasion was insane and very fun to watch. Hume to me seems to have the best time with ninja being middle of the road. Elvaan drk did insane damage and mithra well, something left to be desired, hume again was so so.
I guess what it boils down to is what job you want to play if you are tanking Id plan on in this order: Elvaan, Galka, Hume .. anything else is a free for all .. In the end tho if you dont enjoy the way it looks, you will never like it.