Final Fantasy XIV, because of its very open world and numerous gameplay options, has quickly become a very popular MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role playing game. However, this openness can quickly become a confusing maze for many people, and indeed, many have become bogged down trying to level up quickly and effectively, whether through confusing quests, developing skills, or even choosing from disciplines, leading those players to try several times before getting it right. A Final Fantasy XIV guide can be the best solution for such a dilemma, but because there are numerous such guides out there, one needs to select from them carefully to avoid wasting time.
The main content of any good Final Fantasy XIV guide has to be the basics of the game. More than just explaining how to play the game however, the basics portion should have two things: explanations of how to level up the different characters, and how to progress through the different starting areas, whether it’s in Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, or Ul’dah. Most beginners have problems here because the presence of other players hamper their leveling. A good guide should detail how to go around that problem.
In connection to the starting points, a guide’s second most essential content has to be its detailed quest walkthroughs. FFXIV is built on a leveling system, and that system depends upon accumulating experience points. Those points in turn depend heavily on the completion of quests, especially the ones after level 15, where players typically move out of their starting cities. But certain quests give out more points than others, and how much it gives out also depends on the number of people in a player’s party. Therefore, knowing how to progress through those quests, especially how to maximize the points from them, goes a very long way towards faster leveling.
Another essential content has to be a detailed gil system explanation. In FFXIV, more gil means better equipment, and better equipment means better chances of beating stronger enemies. Some players, when they have run out of gil, resort to buying it online for the sake of faster leveling. However, any guide worth its money should guide players on how to earn enough gil instead, without having to buy it and risk being banned. Such a guide will detail the best places to get those gil, and which monsters to fight to maximize one’s profits. It will also show the different earnings from activities such as trade skills and farming.
A very detailed explanation of the basics, the quests, and the gil system. These are the most important things in any Final Fantasy XIV guide. Such a guide should be able to help any beginner rise to level 50 very rapidly, and make the most of Eorzea in the process. Of course, there are other things to do in this MMORPG besides leveling up, but these make up more of the bells and whistles of the game rather than the actual core. If you value these other activities, you should choose a guide which details them as well.