GL on your new character! The story is amazing! Don't skip any cutscenes! And if I may make a recommendation and switch the audio to the Japanese voices, because the English voice acting kinda took me out of it. They spoke too slow and it was weird . Good thing i mark my priorities but since DPS don't freaking see them for some unknown reason ufff oh cheap FFXIV gil well anywho go go kev smile emoticon you can do it.
DRK tank here and i know the hard work of a tank when dps decide let's all attack one different from the tank FFXIV gil (NOT fun!) thank god for unleash... Tanking as a paladin is a little tricky at your level, Kevin, but flash is your best friend, don't be scared to use it.
You'll receive a stance change skill called Shield Oath at 35 (or maybe 40? Can't remember.) And that makes PLD tanking easy days! What most people are saying, at those levels all the way til you unlock pld and get sword oath, its alot better and easier to rely on using flash alot, and just use fast blade > riot blade to get mp back yo use more flashes for 3 or more mobs, 2 or less just rely on the normal hate rotation. Once you hit 40 pld for shield oath it gets easier, but rely on flash more. Things like Savage Blade and Rage of Halone have an additional effect where they increase enmity, so the general idea is to combo them. Attack your target with Fast Blade > Savage Blade > Rage of Halone. it's a funny choice of name but a lot of people missed that when they first started haha.
But at the start of an encounter with multiple enemies, like in a dungeon for example, it's best to use flash once or twice, then you can start with the 'Fast blade combo'.