So lately I have been more and more interested in playing Final Fantasy XIV. I know Stormblood recently came out, and before that there was Heavensward. I have never played an MMORPG (not even WOW), and I haven't kept up with FFXIV to know what changes these expansions have brought, so sorry if these are dumb questions.
If I'm playing the game for the first time, should I just buy A Realm Reborn? Or should I get a pack that has Stormblood? Is the content siloed off (i.e. if you have Stormblood installed, can you still play A Realm Reborn or Heavensward)? How easy is it for people to jump in and understand the world and the story?
In terms of what I'm looking for, I'm mainly interested in some story and developing a character. I know it is an MMORPG, but I have little interest in grouping up with a team of players to do a dungeon or whatever. So with that in mind, is there one expansion that offers more options in terms of soloing?