Want to get your first character to level 50 faster? Or you might just want to get another job to 50 as soon as possible. For all these things you want, after go over various tips related, I'd like to put forward the following to help you enjoy the Heavensward content. And I bet your visiting won't be fruitless:
How to leveling on an easy way for your first character?
The easy way may not means the fastest way, but the necessary way that you should know about leveling faster. First, queue for a dungeon, dungeons are good EXP even post 2.5, and then quest while completing your hunting log. Quests are probably the easiest most mindless path of EXP and there is no point in saving them, honestly, with the 50% boost to your secondary jobs, leveling changes a lot, such as the ability to spam guildleves and it be worthwhile, whereas on your first character guildleves, even the "exploitable" ones, aren't that great considering you can't do them 5 levels early and you aren't getting 50% more EXP.
Let me back up, on your first character your best bet is to follow the main story. The main story is going to be the vast majority of your experience and lead you to where the quests are. Quests, main story, and dungeons, are plenty of enough to get you quickly from level 1 to 50.
FATES are useful for your challenge and hunting log (hunting if something spawns in the FATE), but otherwise can be ignored unless you need some EXP to cover a gap between storry scenarios. Considering the double story scenario EXP and the fact you must complete the story to explore Heavensward, there is little to no reason to just not level up your first character on your story missions. Dungeons are great, daily quests are good, but ultimately the main story and side quests, along with dungeons and guildhests are going to get you there the quickest.
Heavensward's launch makes the main story quests grant additional XP, to help you get to level 50 faster (which helps you get through 2.55 content to reach Heavensward content and the grind from 50 to 60).
After 30, you might run out of things to do quest wise at some points, but post - 3.0 that's a rareity, unless you've done all the quests already.
Don't forget your job quests too! They unlock additional EXP.
What you should do to leveling efficiently?
The "easy" option is to repeat the above advice, do the quests you can while grinding dungeons. However, that's not specifically that great of advice. Guildleves on the other hand, oh ho ho, that's where the money is at.
A level 35 guildleve turned to the maximum level gives 10,000 EXP, but add in doing it five levels early, plus the 50% EXP bonus, and you're at 15,000 EXP per each, at a level where quests give you about 6 to 7k, for something you can grind out rather easily. My math here is probably poor and there is probably some more equations going on, but needless to say a lot of guildleves can be completed without combat, making the additional difficulty a non - issue.
You earn 6 allowances a day, but can stack 99 of them up, which is probably what you'll have looking at it. They are limited and you will run out.
So, basically, queue for a dungeon (that's going to be a big boost to your EXP) and grind out guildleves, while you wait for the dungeon. If you're out of allowances, then grind FATES.
FATEs aren't bad for your second jobs, EXP wise, they're not as good, but there isn't much more you can honestly do if you're out of quests and allowances. One thing to understand is that a combat - less guildleve can be as much EXP as a FATE, if not more. The trade off is that you grind the same thing along, versuses following around a group of players completing FATEs. if there isn't a FATE group running, FATEs are very bad EXP to try and solo.
Things to make leveling easier
Always do the daily roulette for the first of the day bonus. This can sometimes net nearly a level of XP, if not just enough to ding anyway. Do the dungeon and the guildhest. If you're DPS, queue and do other things, while tanks and healers can expect near instant queues. This has to be done solo, so it's best to do it before your friends want to play.
You can get an EXP buff from food. The cheapest food is fine.
Always log out in a sanctuary, it's just smart to build up that rested EXP.
No matter what, grinding is usually a bad option, unless it's something specific like grinding mobs in a fate that spawns a ton of low health same XP monsters.
The hunting & challenge log will grant you EXP for simple tasks, like killing x number of enemies (hunting log) or completing 5 dungeons (challenge log). The challenge log resets each week and each assignment in the challenge log gives a % of your current EXP level. You get the challenge log through a sidequest at 15.
That's all to get it! Wish these would help you a little. Have a fun adventuring! And if you want some cheap FFXIV gils, our website is the trust one you shouldn't miss!