Answers to Common FFXIV Questions
We’ve received a lot of questions from our readers about FFXIV. I want to share some of the more popular ones with you and help clarify some information which you may find useful.
Where do I enter my FFXIV Pre-order code?
Visit the FFXIV Pre-Order Redemption Website. If prompted, log in and finish filling out some information they want on you. Square Enix wants you to basically link your Service account (what you log in to FFXIV with) to their other account system.
What is “Error 3: There was a problem. Please try again later”?
Their system is being slammed. Everyone I know has been getting that for a while. Try again soon!
When Can I log in and play?
If you pre-ordered, enter your code and you can play on the 24th. If you did not pre-order, you can log in on the 27th.
Does FFXIV have Quests Hubs?
Yep, there are small towns called Sanctuaries with NPCs offering standard quests, Levequest, Guildhests, etc. In the beginning, there are A LOT of quests in the town you start, and several in surrounding camps. They appear to thin out the higher level you get.
Do I have to do Quests in FFXIV?
You will want to do your main story quests because that’s how you’ll get the Dungeon Finder and the Airship unlocked. You’ll also get to join a faction, get a mount, and enjoy a rather confusing yet interesting story. Other than that, you never have to do a single quest. I know plenty of people who leveled without ever doing a single quest — including the main story! They simply booted up the game, went out, got a group, and killed monsters.
Is it faster to do Quests or Grind in FFXIV?
Grinding monsters appears much faster. There’s a mechanic called experience chains where you gain a higher bonus multiplier from killing monsters quickly. I’ve seen my bonus in the 60%+ range. There are these public quest type events that spring up around the zones that basically bring the mobs to you. Get a group and grind these and you’ll probably level faster than the people who don’t quest. Be warned, you’ll probably be hurting for Gil (money) if you only grind mobs. Mobs tend to drop crafting items or nothing at all.
What is a Linkshell? Free Company?
Think of Linkshells as chat channels. You can make a Linkshell and invite anyone you want to join and chat. In a way, these are almost like guilds in every other game. Free Companies are the true recognized form of a guild, and you can obtain FC housing as well as other FC perks.
What are the requirements for each Job? Which classes go well with which Jobs?
Here’s a chart that should help.
||Primary Class (lvl 30)||Secondary Class (lvl 15)||Good Synergy
I’m happy to answer any other questions you have about the game.