Hello all! I recently bought FF14 (yesterday actually...) and now that I'm stuck at work for a whole day decided I would check out some newbie guides to steer me in the right direction. The only problem is, almost all the guides I'm finding are from 2010, and I know that a lot has changed since then. So my question for you all is, what advice would you give someone just starting out right now? What city is the best to start in? What's the best way to exp in the various brackets? When to start crafting? Items to hold on to? Basically anything you can think of that would help a newb out would be greatly appreciated. I promise that should I stick it out, I'll return the favor with a newbie faq posted here and elsewhere (and should I not make it, at least the thread will remain for others that follow in my footsteps).
I'll start, based on my limited experience with the game -- Don't turn on depth of field or ambient occlusion, it doesn't matter if you have cross-fired 7970s, the game won't run!
Edited, Apr 13th 2012 9:34am by granpachook