FFXIV Leveling and Guide Review

With the recent release of FFXIV (Final Fantasy 14) a number of people are looking for help in starting the journey through Eorzea due to the rather steep learning curve of Final Fantasy 14. In this article we aim to cover a few of the basics while providing advice on what guides to look for.

After you have created your new character in FFXIV you will find yourself in Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, or Ul’dah depending on where you chose to begin. After the initial cinematic you will find yourself within the city’s walls with little direction. To begin your true journey you can start the city’s initial tutorial quest which will take you through several areas of the city you chose to start in. While getting around takes some time to get used to, the opening quests are rather straight forward. Many walkthroughs are available for these and can easily be found. The problem arises when you look to continue from that point forward.

The easiest way to level is by completing levequests. You can find levequests at the Adventurers’ Guild in the city you begin in. The opening quest line will bring you right by them.

In Limsa Lominsa you will want to speak to Piralnaut or T’mokkri inside The Drunken Wench.

In Gridania you will want to speak to Gontrant or Tierney inside Carline Canopy.

In Ul’dah you will want to speak to Totonawa or Eustace inside The Quicksand.

You can only complete 8 regional levequests every 36 hours currently. Square is considering lowering this (it was 48 hours during Beta).

The trick to leveling quickly is to pick up as many levequests as possible and going to the related camp to complete them all at once. However, you do not want to forget about the local levequests – this is where you can really level quickly. You can complete as many local levequests as are available which will result in a lot of experience. Often you will receive nearly 6,000 experience per local levequest.

Local levequests are crafting tasks where you must create certain items and deliver them to the NPC noted on the leve. Besides the experience and rewards the best thing about local levequests is that all the materials are provided for you! This means you do not have to waste money leveling your crafting skills or spend countless hours grinding to increase your physical level.

This also means that once you have connected to the other 2 city states you can complete dozens of levequests every 36 hours. Connecting to the other cities is easier than you may think, but you will want a map to guide you there.

After you have made it to about level 13 things become a bit more difficult and this is when you will want a full guide to level efficiently. You can hit the level cap within a couple weeks with the right guides.

WoTLK Guide Review – Zygor WoTLK Guide

There’s a new wave in the WoW 1-80 leveling guide collections. There are two recently released guides from Zygor. One is especially crafted for Horde and the other is for Alliance players. The two separate guides are written to add more specialization to the instructions included, which is very important in the WoW game.

There seems to be a new guide being released for the World of Warcraft each week. This time around, there were two of them even. Some guides are not worth anybody’s time simply because they tend to ignore some important information. However, there are others that contain too much information that it overwhelms users. Too much data is almost impossible to pack together in a comprehensive guide. Zygor’s guides are very different through. This one is truly worth your time and your money.

The idea of having two different guides for the same quest is more than appealing. Indeed, the Horde and the Alliance require different sets of strategies. However, these guides were created in full detail, with both of them exceeding 300 information-filled pages. But more than just the guide that you have to read from cover to cover, Zygor has also created a map as an add-on to your game. This can make your questing twice as simple. Included in the map are gold guides. By using the guide and the special map together, you can actually build up on your wealth while you try to reach the power levels.

The details included in the two guides are fantastic. It covers all the important quests that gamers have to follow while playing the game. Compared to other guides of similar scope, Zygor’s guide would fair twice as much better. The author takes pain in removing all the quests that you don’t have to pursue as they would only take up most of your time and slow you down. There are also quests that provide very little reward in the end and as such, they are not worth your time either. The guide is especially created to take you to level 70 in less than eight days. That is, if you choose to follow every bit of instructions and recommendations in the book.

The guides also include the map-mod Cartographer. This program makes possible various map modifications to make it apt to your needs. Uploading the map-mod also allows you to follow all the things as indicated in Zygor’s leveling guides in a highly methodical manner. Each spot that you need to reach in the WoW game map can be set as waypoints. By doing so, you don’t have to open the map all the time just so you’ll know where you should be headed. By making a particular spot a waypoint even though it isn’t, the arrows would point to it directly, thereby showing you the right road to take.

Zygor’s guide provides gamers a complete walkthrough on the relevant parts of the game. This includes the starting area of the race. Whether you’re taking on alliance or horde, the guide covers both of these areas.

Joana’s WotLK Horde Leveling Guide Review – For Horde Players Serious About Leveling Fast

Reaching the level cap in World of Warcraft is going to take a lot longer now that Wrath of the Lich King has been released. For those players that insist on getting there as fast as possible, Joana’s WotLK Horde leveling guide helped me speed up my leveling quite a bit. Joana is well know for his 1-70 guide, and the latest 70-80 version includes a nice, new little feature.

This new feature is an in-game mod, or guide. You install this like you would any other addon for WoW. This mod allows you follow the guide using the game interface, rather than toggling back and forth between the game and a pdf file. The guide can be moved around on screen and minimized when not in use. This is my favorite feature of Joana’s guide as it really saves a lot of time and is easy to use.

Blizzard has said that leveling from 70-80 should take about the same amount of time that it took to level from 60-70 when the Burning Crusade expansion came out. With Joana’s WotLK Horde leveling guide, you can do it much quicker. There are a lot more options for leveling at the higher levels, especially with the two different starting zones in WotLK. Joana’s guide will save you a lot of time by showing you the exact quest paths to take and where you need to go to complete them. Everything is mapped out from quest givers, objectives, quest turn ins, and interactive map coordinates to make sure you can easily get to where you need to be.

Joana has always been big on videos, and he once again over delivers in that area. There are over 100 videos of demonstration for doing quests in Northrend, the new continent in World of Warcraft. These videos are very helpful and I love watching WoW videos and I know a lot of other players do also.

Secret Gold Guide Review – Hayden Hawke

Hayden Hawke’s Secret Gold Guide is one of the new gold guides on the market for World of Warcraft. It claims to be able to make you over 600 gold an hour using strategies contained within the guide. I did some research into this guide to determine a few things:

  1. Is this legitimate?
  2. Do these methods work?
  3. Is it worth the money?
  4. What do you really get?

I’ve come up with some answers to these questions to share in case you’re considering using this product.

Is this legitimate (Not a Scam)?

After purchasing the guide and sending emails to support I’ve determined the guide is legitimate. You will receive an automated email with login instructions to access a PDF file that you will be able to download. You also do get access to a ticket system and they do respond to you if you ask questions. The checkout system is secured by clickbank.com.

Do these methods work?

This one is a little bit more tricky. The guide covers just about everything, from the auction house, to farming, to instance running, to professions, and more. There’s definitely a lot of information in this guide. I was able to get some of the things to work that I was familiar with, other things that I’m not so good with I just ignored. I did make gold, I didn’t make 600 gold an hour on average using all the methods I chose, some were higher and some were lower, but that could be because I just haven’t practiced enough.

You will be able to apply methods from this guide to make gold is what I’ve concluded.

Is it worth the money?

For someone like me who’s been playing World of Warcraft for 5 years, there wasn’t a whole lot of new stuff in there that I didn’t know about. I picked up a few things, but for the price, I don’t think I’d buy it again. If you’re just starting out or not familiar with making gold, it might be worth it to you, but for me I don’t think so.

What do you really get?

What you get is a guide that contains a lot of basic gold making strategies on everything in the game. If there’s a way to make gold, it’s covered at least on a basic level. There are a few sections that go into some advanced details and gold making strategies, but not much.

The benefit to this guide is all of the strategies were up to date and relevant, I’ve had problems with other guides not being updated.