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.
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.
There is a new name in World of Warcraft leveling guides, and Hexigames is changing the way leveling guides work! There is a new way to get your toons up to 80 as quickly as possible; Hexigames Booster. Without doing a ton of research and checking you’ll have a hard time just leveling your characters in a speedy manner. Hexigames has taken out all the searching and problems with this though. Their new Booster Leveling Package gives you in one place an enormous amount of great data that can boost your leveling speeds significantly more than any other guide currently on the market.
What’s so different about Hexigames’ guide than every other guide on the market though? Well, that’s what this review is all about really. They have truly gone way farther with their leveling package than anyone else, and you won’t go wrong with really high expectations when checking out this guide.
What is Hexigames Booster? The Booster is a package of leveling helpers that will cover every bit of information you’ll need to not only get to 80 in the quickest time possible, but get you there knowing how to play your character the best way possible! You won’t be seen as a noob with this guide under your belt, in fact you’ll be highly sought after as a great player! There is a leveling add-on to use inside the game which is way ahead of any other program that is out there, there are tons of features in the add-on itself.
Besides the add-on there are e-books, and over 80 videos that you can use to train and will cover every single thing you need to know about playing and leveling any character. Hexigames has a group of professional gamers that put together all this information and the add-on just for you, in a complete training course that can help the noob right on up to the elitist players up their game!
The add-on is completely legal and safe (virus free!), and will put your leveling basically on auto. Don’t discount the videos that’ll help you master the strategies and tricks each class has specifically for it, the ones the best players use to level and play every day! The team isn’t just saying they’re the best either, they have proof! Hexium was #2 in the first season of BG9, Nox is currently in the 18th ranked guild in the entire game, and Icy is also part of one of the highest ranked guilds in the game. With their knowledge and experience backing you up, there is no way you can’t do extremely well!