Boosted into Stormblood? Do not know what to do? Neither did I for one of the most element, aside from several years of World of Warcraft knowledge behind me – which did, admittedly, put me at a slight advantage. Let’s say you do not have that benefit, or you are stepping in to the game solo to start with, an MMO can really feel like an overwhelming undertaking. So I’ve place collectively some pointers to ease you in to the world of Eorzea through my wee Lalafell.
Once you join Final Fantasy XIV, or if you’ve taken a break to get a substantial time frame, you’ll be invited towards the Novice Network. Accept the invitation. The network features a committed mentor technique, meaning that you can ask these players any inquiries to help you on your journey. If you are brand new to the game you’ll have somewhat green plant by your name to show that you are a ‘New Adventurer’. If, like me, you played a couple of hours of A Realm Reborn before returning for Stormblood then you’ll possess a yellow flower icon to make players conscious that you may well be a lil’ rusty as a ‘Returner’. You’ll be able to still benefit from possessing the network, just in case! Target a particular mentor on the list who is nearby to you, or basically fire away within the chat box – just ensure you have hit the speech bubble icon and set your chat to ‘Novice Network’, otherwise you’ll find yourself having a one-way conversation with some trees. The most beneficial factor to speak about 1st is your chosen class and also the fundamentals of playing it – after you have got that down you are fantastic to go questing. There is also The Lodestone, which consists of the community forums, nonetheless I propose obtaining your self playing and experimenting as soon as you can, rather than trawling by way of forums and guides for hours – it is overwhelming and will not actually sink in till you take the plunge.
In case you get started from the really starting of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, it eases you through a reasonably gentle studying curve, as you’re introduced to other activities and taught your class through steady progression. Nevertheless, when you have jumped in at level 60, then that’s a diverse story – however the game does handle to slip you some nuggets right here and there. What ever stage you will be at, playing via quests may be the most effective way to get started – you could worry about the finer facts as you progress. The early stages of Stormblood’s storyline returned me to Limsa Lominsa, where my Lalafell hails from, which presented an ideal opportunity to investigate quests having a purple icon. These quests unlock potentially critical aspects with the game – do not overwhelm your self with them, but verify them out and see what takes your fancy. Possibly you wish to see what Alchemy or Fishing is like and make a decision to level as a Disciple of the Hand (crafting) or Land (gatherer) for any bit. If you’ve been boosted, you are going to probably choose to continue using the content you’ve been experiencing. That being mentioned, for those who have the time and feel like levelling your crafting jobs, then this can be a beneficial way of mastering the early locations from the planet that you simply may not see for some time. Be aware, these jobs come to be expensive endeavours, so I’d personally recommend working with this time as a set of taster sessions and return to the Stormblood content for now.