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FFXIV: ARR - New Beginner's Guide!

Elric42Elric42 Appleton, WIPosts: 22Member

I've been doing quite a bit of digging and consolidating data from both in-game experience and different fansites, and I've come up with a pretty comprehensive Beginners Guide for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.

Please take a look at let me know what you think!

 

FFXIV Beginner's Guide - Click Here!


 

- Elric

Covenant of the Phoenix
www.cotp.info

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  • DragviperDragviper CaracasPosts: 100Member Uncommon
    Very nice guide, thanks for taking the time of doing this :)
  • Greymantle4Greymantle4 Posts: 803Member Uncommon
    I would give it a big thumbs up. :) A lot of good information there I was reading it earlier and will read it some more tomorrow.
  • thanoskkkthanoskkk AthensPosts: 229Member Uncommon
    it says "you dont have permission for that!" wherever i click. :(

    He that lives upon Hope dies farting.

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,179Member Uncommon

    Nice work so far - it looks very good.

    Also, wanted to point out I thought I recognized the name and now I remember seeing you running around Eorzea!

  • Elric42Elric42 Appleton, WIPosts: 22Member
    Originally posted by thanoskkk
    it says "you dont have permission for that!" wherever i click. :(

    Sorry Thanoskkk, could you please try the link again?

    I've been updating it whenever I find more good information, so I may have been editing the guide when you tried clicking the link.

    - Elric

    Covenant of the Phoenix
    www.cotp.info

  • Elric42Elric42 Appleton, WIPosts: 22Member
    Originally posted by Ridelynn

    Nice work so far - it looks very good.

    Also, wanted to point out I thought I recognized the name and now I remember seeing you running around Eorzea!

    Hah, I recognize your name as well - Hey Ridelynn! Small world eh?

    - Elric

    Covenant of the Phoenix
    www.cotp.info

  • thanoskkkthanoskkk AthensPosts: 229Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elric42
    Originally posted by thanoskkk
    it says "you dont have permission for that!" wherever i click. :(

    Sorry Thanoskkk, could you please try the link again?

    I've been updating it whenever I find more good information, so I may have been editing the guide when you tried clicking the link.

     

    Still getting the error but now that i know the reason ill keep trying. Can't wait to read it since this is my first FF game and im gonna need a guide :)

    Thanks.

    He that lives upon Hope dies farting.

  • BrunioBrunio Richmonde, VAPosts: 37Member Common
    Good guide. Gonna recommend it to a few nooby friends.
  • RollieJoeRollieJoe Raleigh, NCPosts: 436Member

    This guide makes it sound like Grand Companies are basically going to divide players into 3 factions.  The guide says there will be different gear, quests, raids, and eventually PvP.   Based on this, it seems like a Free Company would for the most part only want to have members of one Grand Company, or else the members won't have he same quests, raids, etc. or be able to eventually fight together on the same team.

     

    Is that correct?  If so I must say I'm not a fan of that setup at all, especially if there is NO way to change your grand company.   What if two players in the same Free Company picked two different grand companies and some months from now want to raid or PvP or whatever together and can't?  

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,179Member Uncommon

    Grand Companies only divide on Grand Company quests and PVP.

    Basically GC quests will be special form of Guildleves. I believe it only applies toward requesting and credit for the quest: Anyone can help, and everyone will get some reward, but those who are aligned with the GC for the quest will get an added extra. I ran a few in P3 beta - it certainly did not create any sort of division or dividing line in PvE content.

    Also, it does definitely divide everyone into 3 factions for PVP - that's going to be the basis for Frontlines when they finally come out.

    As far as Free Companies/Linkshells go: It's not like you can't do Bahamut's tower unless your entire raid of 24 is made up all of a single GC. The only huge factor your personal GC affiliation will have on a FC/LS would be for participation in Frontlines.

    Yes, each GC has distinctive gear available to them.

    I'm not sure about swapping GC's - I was under the impression that you would be able to at any time (but in doing so would lose your standing, and if you went back would have to start again from the beginning, and you are unable to use any of your previously purchased GC gear). I may be under the wrong impression, and I can't find any official information, but here's some comments (which may or may not be accurate):
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/678051-final-fantasy-xiv-online-a-realm-reborn/66796027

  • page975page975 Scranton, PAPosts: 312Member

    Thanks OP,

    I even saved it to favorites.  I'll have to re read some of it's details as my mind catches up things :)

  • RoinRoin Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,927Member Uncommon
    Very clean, and well done. Looking forward to future updates of it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    In War - Victory.
    In Peace - Vigilance.
    In Death - Sacrifice.

  • IrylIryl AmersfoortPosts: 15Member
    Good thread! Was especially interested in the advanced classes, shame the Archer job can only "transform" into a Bard. Was hoping it could've been used in a more assassin/rogue type character. Or in a combination with a mage class to gain either healing/destructive arrows of some sort.
  • DignaDigna City, CTPosts: 2,014Member Uncommon

    The guide looks good.

     

    My only suggestion would be to make the Table of Contents at the top of the guide clickable to the various section each corresponds to.

  • HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member
    Thanks OP
  • Elric42Elric42 Appleton, WIPosts: 22Member
    Originally posted by RollieJoe

    This guide makes it sound like Grand Companies are basically going to divide players into 3 factions.  The guide says there will be different gear, quests, raids, and eventually PvP.   Based on this, it seems like a Free Company would for the most part only want to have members of one Grand Company, or else the members won't have he same quests, raids, etc. or be able to eventually fight together on the same team.

     

    Is that correct?  If so I must say I'm not a fan of that setup at all, especially if there is NO way to change your grand company.   What if two players in the same Free Company picked two different grand companies and some months from now want to raid or PvP or whatever together and can't?  

     

    That's a good point. Now that I've re-read that section it does seem to lead towards "divisions" in how the game works.  I'll try and re-word that section to be clearer. It looks like Ridelynn already answered your questions in the posts above. :)

    - Elric

    Covenant of the Phoenix
    www.cotp.info

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    Looks great! Nicely done.

    I actually didn't know about the Armory bonus before reading your guide, very cool stuff!

  • sudosudo Tel-AvivPosts: 697Member Uncommon

    Thanks!

    I didn't know about hunting log and what those weird icons above monsters meant and about the armory bonus.

    "Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.
    Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."
    Hans Margolius

  • Elric42Elric42 Appleton, WIPosts: 22Member

    @RollieJoe

    I updated the guide to be a bit clearer regarding the Grand Companies and what they do / do not have for restrictions. 

    Hopefully that helps!

    - Elric

    Covenant of the Phoenix
    www.cotp.info

  • SephastusSephastus New Brunswick, NJPosts: 448Member Uncommon
    +1 Really good guide. I am still reading through a lot of it, but I am happy I looked at this post, and recommend any new players to read/save to favorites.
  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon
    Nicely done, lots of good info for new players and people interested in the game, thanks Elric.

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  • RoinRoin Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,927Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Iryl
    Good thread! Was especially interested in the advanced classes, shame the Archer job can only "transform" into a Bard. Was hoping it could've been used in a more assassin/rogue type character. Or in a combination with a mage class to gain either healing/destructive arrows of some sort.

    That will more then likely come later. Right now S-E just seems to be laying down a good foundation. Other more varied jobs crystals and maybe even new classes, will come later.

    In War - Victory.
    In Peace - Vigilance.
    In Death - Sacrifice.

  • IrylIryl AmersfoortPosts: 15Member
    Originally posted by Roin
    Originally posted by Iryl
    Good thread! Was especially interested in the advanced classes, shame the Archer job can only "transform" into a Bard. Was hoping it could've been used in a more assassin/rogue type character. Or in a combination with a mage class to gain either healing/destructive arrows of some sort.

    That will more then likely come later. Right now S-E just seems to be laying down a good foundation. Other more varied jobs crystals and maybe even new classes, will come later.

    Yes, I'm sure of that. Adding new jobs opens up the opportunity to add more advanced classes as well. Since you can play all jobs and thus all advanced classes on a single character I'm already happy with the variety the game offers.

  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon
    Awesome guide! I'm gonna read it right now image

    "EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  • DasButoDasButo Beaverton, ORPosts: 2Member

    Nice guide, but I think the class prerequisites for the jobs are incorrect. The following are the current requirements as of Beta 4:

    PALADIN - Gladiator (30), Conjuror (15), Marauder (0)

    WARRIOR - Marauder (30), Gladiator (15), Pugilist (0)

    DRAGOON - Lancer (30), Pugilist (15), Marauder (0)

    MONK - Pugilist (30), Lancer (15), Marauder (0)

    BARD - Archer (30), Pugilist (15), Lancer (0)

    WHITE MAGE - Conjuror (30), Arcanist (15), Pugilist (0)

    BLACK MAGE - Thaumaturge (30), Arcanist (15), Archer (0)

    SUMMONER - Arcanist (30), Thaumaturge (15), "Unknown" (0)

    SCHOLAR - Arcanist (30), Conjuror (15), "Unknown" (0)

    This information is from http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/FF14_Wiki and http://www.gaiscioch.com/tavern/ffxiv_discussion/post_62705.html.

    Please keep up the good work :)

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