Square have published a short (around three minutes) video of Final Fantasy XIV. It looks good. It looks more Final Fantasy than Final Fantasy XIII feels (so far; not finished it).
In fact; we know that Square want to bring back some the clans from FFXI for FFXIV so that shouldn’t surprise us. It’ll be a larger game too; with parties being up to 6 or 8 in size plus alliances.
We also know that there will be magic you can use while moving as well as HP re-growth. During a battle direction, range and distance will all make a difference.
We also know about the various tribes you’ll encounter in the game. The cute little things you can see in the Final Fantasy XIV above are probably either Plainsfolk or Dunefolk.
In start contrast to the small and cute are the burly Roegadyn; the Seewolf clan and the Lohengarde.
Final Fantasy XIV will have dark elves, oops, sorry, I mean dark-dwelling Shaders and other Elezen clans like the Foresters.
There are two types of feline Miqo’te; the Seekers of the Sun (out and about in the day) and the Keepers of the Moon (out and about at night).
Perhaps the most human looking are Hyuran; these are split between the tough Highlanders and the brainy Midlanders.