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Final Fantasy 14: 5 Best Tips for Beginners

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Final Fantasy 14 is a game that can intimidate a lot of new players. Whether this is through the hours upon hours of content to catch up on or its sheer depth as an MMORPG, it is because of this depth that the game has garnered so much attention and praise from critics and fans alike. Where does this leave the beginner player, however? Well, we have you covered with Final Fantasy 14: 5 best tips for beginners.


5. Find Community

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The world of Eorzea is absolutely sprawling with players. Teeming with life, newer players are sure to find someone. Whether it be like-minded players or simply someone to journey alongside, it may be that tank that kept you from getting swarmed in a dungeon or perhaps the healer that kept you alive either way. These people serve as great places to start when looking for a community in Final Fantasy 14. Nowadays, with the numerous social options around us, it has never been easier to find a group of players to play with.

Various Discord servers, as well as Facebook pages and the like, will be sure to point you in the right direction even if players are unable to find an exact fit. They can always make their own Free Company, the game's version of guilds. The only prerequisite to creating one of these groups is a number of 3 to 4 people. These are needed to sign the Free Company charter to be created. No matter which way players search out their community. Finding one is a surefire way to enjoy the depth of Final Fantasy 14's world. So players, don't be afraid to go out into Eorzea and say hi you might meet a friend to journey alongside you.


4. Don't Stress About Gearing

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Players who are used to other MMOs, such as Elder Scrolls Online or World of Warcraft, may be used to the seemingly constant need to maintain a certain gear level. This is not the case in Final Fantasy 14, however, as the gear system works completely differently, rather than having to focus too heavily on various statistics for weapons and gear. Most gear can be purchased using the in-game currency. At least for the initial parts of your journey, you can seek out vendors who can outfit your character in the gear you need up to a certain point. These vendors can be found in the major starting areas of New Gridania, Ul'dah, and Limsa Lomisa in the marketplaces.

Knowing that you don't have to stress about being geared at any certain time during the leveling process is very important. Whether you want to get your gear from a vendor or accept the generous amount of gear that is given through questing in the games Main Story Quests, both are viable options. This makes Final Fantasy 14 one of the most accessible MMOs in terms of gearing. It is for that reason that gearing in the game is something that does not need to be stressed over. In fact, it can serve to be fun for the player to achieve.


3. Don't Rush Enjoy the Story

The story of  Final Fantasy 14 is a marvel to behold. That being said, players can sometimes skip over the story in the rush to get to endgame content. At the same time, it is true that in most MMORPGs endgame is where the true game begins. This is not the case in Final Fantasy 14, however. It can be said that the old adage about enjoying the journey more than the destination is true in this game as well as some of the most memorable experiences the player will have will no doubt be in journeying through the leveling process.

The story of  Final Fantasy 14 is one that has garnered much critical and commercial acclaim. Being one of the main drawing factors as to why people enjoy the game. The game's story is nothing to scoff at. Featuring hours upon hours of content that can even be replayed using the New Game Plus feature, the game offers plenty of content. That being said, newer players will no doubt be in a rush to see it all. This can be advised against, however, because in a lot of ways, the journey to the endgame content is supremely important. Seeing as how playing through the game's story content also teaches players their class. So don't rush and enjoy your time through Eorzea properly.


2. Don't be Afraid to Try New Jobs

Jobs are Final Fantasy 14‘s version of classes. As such, there are many Jobs to choose from, ranging in form and function. Whether you are someone who enjoys a melee or magic DPS class or someone who likes to heal, all playstyles are viable in Final Fantasy 14. Unique to Final Fantasy 14, however, is the player's ability to switch these classes on the fly. This can be done by simply swapping the weapon type for that specific job or class. All of this makes it, so the entirety of Final Fantasy 14‘s class system is open to the player.

So don't be afraid to try new jobs. Perhaps you'll find some that you like more than your current one. Perhaps you will find one that you like even more. And that is the beauty behind this class system and how it functions. It is for this reason that we believe that trying new jobs is a fantastic way to see all that  Final Fantasy 14  has to offer.


1. Simply Enjoy Yourself

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No matter what the player might be doing, there is always fun to be had around Eorzea. Whether it is participating in group content or doing some solo things, all fun is valid. This can be seen through just how simple it is to enjoy all the game has to offer. Players who take their time through the game will find a surprising amount of depth and love has been put into it. It is through that love and dedication that players can find many ways to enjoy themselves that are unique to them.

So no matter what type of player you are or what you like to do, Eorzea is open to you. This means that players can essentially explore to their heart's desire. It is this design philosophy that is at the core of Final Fantasy 14 that truly makes it a fantastical world. So simply enjoy yourselves, whatever that may mean to you. And Eorzea will surely accommodate whatever you have in mind. Enjoyment is at the core of why we play games, so enjoy yourself in Eorzea.

So, what do you think of these 5 Best Tips for Final Fantasy 14? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.


Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.