- Oct 23, 2017
With so many options and content to play through, getting into Final Fantasy XIV can seem like a daunting task as a new player. What are some solid tips for newcomers to FFXIV? Youtuber InitYeah Gaming is close to the end of A Realm Reborn and has some advice for the MMORPG that he wishes he knew sooner.
Originally released in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV was met with a negative response as it did not provide the MMO experience that players wanted of it. Square-Enix shut down the FFXIV servers in 2012 and then rebuilt it as A Realm Reborn. This version of Final Fantasy XIV has been critically praised offers a generous free trial account. It is cross-platform and is available on the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, and Mac.
What do noobs need to know as new players of FFXIV?
1. Don't Skip FFXIV Main Story Cut Scenes
InitYeah Gaming recommends paying attention to every single main story cut scene. He's not much of a cut scene person, and other players let him know that he was really missing out if they skip them. Now that he has watched them, he thinks they're a big part of the game. The cut scenes are really good and will change the game for the better for new Final Fantasy XIV players.
2. Class Choice Matters
Players of FFXIV should choose whichever class best suits them, of course. However, if time constraints are a consideration, they should know which classes spend more time in the queue for dungeons. The queues for tanks and healers tend to be shorter. According to InitYeah Gaming, while queuing as a DPS in Final Fantasy XIV, he regularly saw 20-30 DPS waiting before him.
3. Eat Your Food
Eating food will give players a small experience buff while running around in Final Fantasy XIV. It's not a massive buff, but it'll add up over time and help players stay ahead of the level curve.
4. Don't Run. Teleport.
Players might be inclined to run everywhere in FFXIV. Teleportation in the game has a cost that might seem like a lot to a new player of Final Fantasy XIV. However, upon asking more seasoned players and experimenting with it himself, he discovered that he didn't really notice the cost too much in the long run.
5. Ask For Help
There is a toxic side to Final Fantasy XIV, as there is with any game. But the community for FFXIV is very helpful and welcoming. New players shouldn't hesitate to ask for help. They're probably saving themselves a lot of time.
New players to FFXIV should make sure to ask for help! Don't skip those cut scenes! If wait times are an issue, make sure to take that into consideration when selecting a PC class. Players should make sure to eat their food for experience buffs and save themselves a lot of lost time by teleporting.
Final Fantasy XIV's latest expansion, Endwalker is set to be released later in 2021. In Endwalker, the Warriors of Light will face a far more enormous calamity than ever previously experienced as they make their way to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and the moon. In addition to bringing the long-running storyline that started with A Realm Reborn to its conclusion, Endwalker will mark a new beginning for FFXIV.
The new expansion will showcase numerous new features, including new jobs, an increased level cap (from 80 to 90), new areas, battle system updates, many new challenges to overcome, as well as crafter and gatherer content. New areas will include, Garlemald, Thavnair, and the city of Radz-at-Han.
Square-Enix will announce more Endwalker throughout the year. Final Fantasy XIV is available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, and Mac. For more information on the game, visit the official FFXIV website.
Was InitYeah Gaming on the mark? What other tips should new players to FFXIV keep in mind?