Quarantine Gaming

Quarantine Gaming

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Commentary, featured, FFXIV, PS4 |

The current situation with the pandemic got me thinking about what games I should play. Since everybody’s probably been spending a lot more time at home than usual I thought it would be a good idea to go to get into a game that would consume a lot of time. So I went looking for a game like that. In a way it sort of found me because while I was thinking about it, Final Fantasy XIV Starter Edition for free on the PlayStation Network. So I thought okay, let’s see what happens. Let’s get back into the game.

I’ve played it before. I think it was around 2013 or 2014 and I played it on PC. I was a Pugilist / Monk and I also remember why I left. I stopped playing the game because raiding did not feel rewarding.

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[FFXIV] Final Fantasy XIV: Tips for First-Time Players

[FFXIV] Final Fantasy XIV: Tips for First-Time Players

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Guides, Tips |

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Welcome to my first guide for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This is for those of you who just rolled your first character, trying to get your bearings and know what there is to know. Hopefully this will let you maximize your early FFXIV gaming experience so you can spend more of your time actually playing than looking for what you need to learn.

Follow the main story.

Quests that allow the story to progress are marked by a different icon compared to non-story ones and is easy to recognize. The primary benefit of following the main story is unlocking everything such as travel, retainers, chocobos, etc. For example:

  • Travel to the two other starting cities is unlocked through a main story quest.
  • Ditto for retainers. Retainers act as your storage and auction house (known in-game as the market board). Until you unlock them, you won’t be able to sell anything through the market board.

Your initial job choice isn’t final.

You can change to any job you like at level 10. After finishing the job quest that allows you to do so at level 10, simply go to the guild of the job you want to change to and complete the intro quest. After that it’s just a matter of switching weapons when you’re out of combat. For example:

You’re a gladiator. 5 levels later you want to change to a pugilist. First, get your gladiator to level 10. Complete the gladiator guild quest to unlock job switching. Go to the pugilist’s guild and accept the quest from the guild receptionist. He’ll tell you to talk to the guildmaster. Once you complete the quest you’ll be given a pugilist weapon. Simply equip that to become a pugilist. If you want to change back to a gladiator then equip your previous weapon. It’s that simple.

The only catch is that if the job’s guild is in a different city. Let’s say you want to be a conjurer. The conjurer’s guild is in Gridania, which you can’t get to until after you unlock traveling through the main story.

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