Final fantasy 14 online is live with the collectors edition
Got mine yesterday, installed updated but havent activated it yet. Will go on it tomorrow. Will be on the Rabanastre world.
Since I played the open & closed beta although not past level6 I have some idea about this game.
1. It's pretty different
2. Use a gamepad. buy a wireless360 one for pc if you dont have one!
3. fishing is alot easier
4. it has the ultimate flexible multi-classing. Instead of fixed multi-classes you can enable abilities from any other class you've levelled (you are restricted by how many skills you can have active tho)
5. there's 2 lots of xp, physical and class. I believe both are limited how much xp you get in a given time (diminishing returns) but you can always switch and get different class xp (this video explains it pretty well ~ FFXIVBlog.com - FFXIV Tactics: Understanding the Fatigue System)
6.crafting is more complicated but drops are more common.
7.Don't loose xp when dying
8. as per usual with SE, plenty of things are not obvious.