Part of the… fun? tradition? experience? of playing a new MMO to you is learning the ins and outs of its systems, particularly what makes it different from the rest of the crowd. My FFXIV guild has been really patient in explaining all of the little quirks that this game throws at you (in some ways, FFXIV is traditional MMO down to its core, but every so often you hit a system or feature that’s downright strange and new).
In the interest of sharing information, here are a few tips that have been helpful to me:
- Leave most side quests for alts; the MSQ/fates/leves/dungeons should be enough to level up first job.
- Dyemongers in the cities sell some (but not all) dyes for outfits which can be used at lower levels to create uniform-looking wardrobes. That’s the best we can get until the glamour system at level 50.
- First time through each guildhest awards a nice chunk of XP per class.
- Adjust UI to show all bags at once and target percentage, among other things.
- Set your free port to Limsa Lominsa as the ferry offers free trips to the Mist later on.
- This guide will help keep you on track, especially with side features/missions that you didn’t know existed.
- Type /busy as soon as you log in to avoid gold spam whispers
- No, there is no on-screen FPS counter that you can activate. Guess that’s what FRAPS is for.
- There really isn’t much personal customization of your build aside from what few cross-class abilities you choose. Everyone pretty much dumps their bonus points in the same main stat for that job/class.