That's right! Jeffery McWild is back in FFXIV, and here is how I started.
I start at the character selection screen. It appears that now different races and clans have different stats right off the bat.
You can see the different clan stats just by looking at this and the last screen shot. Same race, different clan, different stats.
Now we can start in any of the three main cites, I choose Gridania on Besaid server.
Jeffery McWild is born! The opening cut scene is pretty cool, so lets see it.
Looks like some flying ship is in trouble, I had better go and check that out.
I find two NPC's on the floor, they seem to be hurt. I speak to the Lalafella twice and the game keeps rolling.