I had a very important question to ask. If I played Final Fantasy XIV on PS3 and then later decided to get a PS4, would I have to start all over again or will my character data be linked to my PSN account? I'm not exactly sure how that's going to work.
Yes you can, it is not like the final fantasy on ps2....
Uh you were able to do the same thing with FFXI. I did in fact. I started FFXI on PC and later moved my character to PS2. Doesn't matter what platform you're on, you can use the same character across all platforms. The same thing with FFXIV. Just use the same account information and you can use your characters on PS3, PS4, or PC.
if you have a half-way decent PC, get it on PC.
they have a downloadable tech-demo/benchmark tool that you can configure to see exactly just how good (or bad) it performs on different settings and presets.
PC even on medium settings, there's no comparison to PS3
In any case, I would wait to get it on PS4..... its going to look amazing.