9 Things EVERY New FFXIV Player Should Know!

FFXIV New Player Survival Guide - Basic stuff all FF14 beginners should know!
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UNLOCKABLES LIST (shown in video): ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Guide:Progression_and_Level_Locked_Content
Scary, complicated, but maybe more complete Unlockables list:
DUTY ROULETTE (which dungeons/trials to unlock):
THE BALANCE DISCORD, a database & reference source for all things FFXIV:
MY DISCORD for ffxiv questions:
A NEW PLAYER VISUAL GUIDE FOR TERMS by DesiFire on the ffxiv subreddit:

Here is a complete reference guide - links in the Balance discord should help you too.

The song used in the XP buff montage is from South Park Season 6 Episode 3, Asspen.
I used footage from my machinima videos, "I'll make a Squad out of you" jpgo.info/bideo/lK2I24KZ3HjMrHqY.htmlonv
and "The FFXIV Mentor Crown" jpgo.info/bideo/pa6cr6xl1J3U34I.html


  1. Richard Hernandez

    Richard Hernandez2 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    3:15 in response to that part , and i'll be honest right now at this time I am a GLD at Lv. 40 and yes I should've but however I just wanted to grind more in dungeons and as well to progress through the story more ^^

  2. amethyst_dragonfruit

    amethyst_dragonfruit3 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Now I know why Iโ€™m struggling at the game rn donโ€™t know how I managed to get so far being close to lvl 50 and not have a soul crystal ๐Ÿ˜ญ PS to anyone who has ever been in a dungeon with me, I am VERY sorry

  3. Elliot Hunter

    Elliot Hunter4 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    "MANDERtory"....Oooooohhhhh, that's so bad xD....but i appreciated bad puns, and i liked the video. I made SO many mistakes as a nub, and I'm hardly perfect now after 4 years lol.

  4. Tom M

    Tom M4 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Sub for more puns. Good vid for new people, will share.

  5. Lisa Bibby

    Lisa Bibby5 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Thanks for this Zepla, I have been playing for a week and doing ALL the side quests. I was scared of missing something ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. pastelangel

    pastelangel5 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    why am i watching this when im halfway through stormblood

  7. Charles Jones

    Charles Jones6 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Iโ€™m about to buy this game..oh boy getting ready to get yelled at alot๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿคฏ

  8. Hollis Briggs

    Hollis Briggs6 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    All new players should visit Limsa Lominsa on Balmung lol

  9. Better Dead Than Red

    Better Dead Than Red6 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Just buy iron ore from vendors. You can earn close to 1mil gil in 3 weeks :)

  10. False Feathers

    False Feathers6 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    "You might feel overwhelmed with how complex the game systems can be" Are you kidding me? What complexity, that's one of the long gripes about XIV.

  11. hot ice hilda

    hot ice hilda8 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    i have learned that little poepple play thia game alot and is not okay

  12. Sol Morningstar

    Sol Morningstar11 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Came for the content, stayed for the accent lol

  13. AnvilMAn603

    AnvilMAn60312 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    first and most important thing: Lalafell Master Race

  14. Bjakkz Zz

    Bjakkz Zz13 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Man i do hella luv this game but Is this even worth to go on a soloplay just for focusin on the story? ima bit loss on questioning me self on if this worth to re-sub only for... ive played this game since begin of time but damn i hate our toxic ppl we have as community here im just frikkin unluck with ppl, ive even tried to play this mmo game at end without bother play with others for i luv every content here, but it made me feel misable and lonely so at end i did left this game in emotional mode some year ago. Now i look back missin the content after watching some vids, ....but maaan....im afraid of the community...cant i just end up with good ppl?

  15. Hetty

    Hetty14 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    about to hop into the game for the first time with a new character! :D

  16. Megatim White

    Megatim White16 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Watching you speak has given me butterflies ๐Ÿ˜…

  17. Doua Thao

    Doua Thao17 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    I went into Mt. Gulg with a lv79 Pugilist the rest of the party instantly abandoned. This is why we have gear sets so we don't forget soul crystals lol

  18. Chapterhouse86

    Chapterhouse8619 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Your accent trips me out. It's like a regular American accent 90% of the time, but some words have that great southern drawl. I like it. Great video!

  19. Lana & Cherry berry

    Lana & Cherry berry19 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    I will point something that was missed out... Ishgard is lvl 50 Iddlyshire is lvl 60 the other place is 60+.. Just wanna point that out!

  20. jamey robinson

    jamey robinson19 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    At 30 you're expected to go out and get a "big boy job"...Yep, art is definitely imitating life in this game.

  21. Novasiri

    Novasiri20 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    'Side quests are optional.' ... UNLESS you're trying to unlock the Moogle Beast Tribe in Churning Mists... HHHH-

  22. The Demon King corner Dr . MidNight

    The Demon King corner Dr . MidNight21 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    All my friends are over level 70 so

  23. Ace Bernalprice

    Ace Bernalprice23 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    These puns tho.. lol awesome

  24. Tasty Gaming

    Tasty Gaming23 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    You want to have fun and be carefree ? Dps. You want to be the main focus of enemies ? Tank. You like supporting your team and get blame for anything that goes wrong ? Healer.

  25. UnfreakyFreak

    UnfreakyFreak24 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Vendor gear is alright but anything lvl50+ is way too expensive. New players often ask what to do with poetics so that's one thing they can do. When you're going through the MSQ for the first time you get gear. But what you can do is get the poetics gear and sell what you get from the MSQ (or keep for other jobs you plan to play). The gear might not sell fast but it can be decent money, especially for a new player. Poetics gear is pretty much the best you can get in every ''old'' expansion and in my opinion it can suffice you till you reach the next one (for example from 50 to 60). The poetics gear can also be upgraded (you can buy the upgrade materials for poetics or get from 24 and 8 player raids). As noted in the video, the market board could have some gear for cheap as well. That gear is also craftable. It's easy to level up crafters (and gatherers - saves you money when crafting) so that's an option too. There's a lot to explore in the game and it's definitely not hard. All you gotta do is explore it. It doesn't take long to level up so in my opinion buying gear that you're gonna replace in about a day or two just feels like a waste of money. Dungeons give you gear and if you feel undergeared, you can just run it again (plus it's exp) and the next thing you know is you're already ready for the next dungeon. Some side quests also give gear. If you got nothing else you want to spend money on and you just want to power through the MSQ without worrying about gear, just go with whatever you like/the game throws at you. My advice would be just when you're for example level 50 (doing a dungeon) please have at least level 50 gear (your job quests also give you gear, not the best but can be sufficient). Just a little bit of effort around your gear can satisfy your team members or keep the toxic ones quiet. The expansions follow the same pattern gear-wise so once you learn how things go in one expansion, you'll know what to expect from the other ones.

  26. Jerome Gabriele

    Jerome Gabriele25 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Man, now I want to lvl my Paladin.

  27. real trash

    real trash27 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    i rarely played mmo rpg games before, so ive been playing on the trial (up to lvl 35, lvl 31 blm atm) with a friend who has played before and using the full version (~lvl 50 mnk, with a few secondary classes) and we both dont know if were doing everything right but were both having fun with it so far. i dont use teleport that much, mostly relying on return + mount + airship cos its cheaper and also i love the environments lol.. i get confused and anxious abt wasting gil/materials/equipables/glamours and having to join strangers to do dungeons etc. but im hoping itll make more sense the more i play? mostly im scared abt other players judging me for getting lost/confused easily and if im over-levelling my character too much but im having fun exploring the world still

  28. Partyaner

    Partyaner28 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    You are cute :D

  29. S R

    S R28 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Damnit, I shouldโ€™ve watched this half a year ago, lol. Very handy video.

  30. Saul S

    Saul S28 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    I put materia on every damned thing! lol I couldn't stand looking at empty slots lol

  31. Satchell Drakes

    Satchell Drakes29 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Thank you for literally being the only person on this website who can make a comprehensive, concise, and conversational video with a decent timestamp for actual beginners. Every dude starts their video with all this bureaucratic garbage about versioning, arbitrary calculations that canโ€™t make sense yet, and everything Iโ€™m gonna hate. Thanks for approachable advice.

  32. Nick Smith

    Nick Smith29 ๆ—ฅ ๅ‰

    Ffxiv is a Shonen Simulator, change my mind!

  33. Torgrim Hanssen

    Torgrim Hanssenใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I would like to comment on a possible forgoten item for DoW/DoM leveling, The most important thing to do at level 15 before leaving for the other city states is to talk to "The Smith" and do your class trials. I resently made a 2nd character with the goal of experiencing the game from scratch so that I can more wholehartedly recommend whether or not to do a story skip. The forgoten item is this ring that gives +30% exp under level 30 for combat classes while at the dame time giving you +3 to regular stats (stats relevant beyond level 30). Look for NPC by the Innkeeper (city state) or near the first dungeon out in the field, with a beansprout icon called "The Smith".

  34. Lemon force

    Lemon forceใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Can someone expand on the method of making money from the grand company? I believe I only have one promotion left before I cant move up anymore but I didn't know I could be selling something for money

  35. Sesch137

    Sesch137ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    FFXIV is crap for new players. Nobody wants to play over 500 hours of MSQ just to be able to play the game. Absolutely ridicolous. When i made it through the MSQ i was so burned out from the game, that i deinstalled it. I will never touch it again.

  36. Ely

    Elyใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    3:30 yeah about that, it happened to me, and yes, as a gladiator. My main

  37. Hugo Mendes

    Hugo Mendesใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I am starting and after this i am even more confused, just make it simple please, what profession may i choose to get start with, in wow is easy gathering always to make money fast, but here is such a mess...........

  38. James Logan

    James Loganใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Technically you can go to other city-states anytime you want if you're willing to make the long-ass walk

  39. Barely Beard

    Barely Beardใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    0:54 .... i have almost 2000 hours in this game and i never knew that. I'm low-key upset lol

  40. Dragonite955

    Dragonite955ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Oh honey.... I story skipped when I started playing and I DONT REGRET IT ๐Ÿ˜‚

  41. Matias Wulf

    Matias Wulfใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    How would you regret it if you don't know what you missed lol

  42. Beyond Solace #9406

    Beyond Solace #9406ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    You overlooked the absolute need to /pet lalafell whenever you see them!

  43. Bradley Key

    Bradley Keyใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I got this game yesterday ! Iโ€™m so confused lol

  44. Nikolas Matviko

    Nikolas Matvikoใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Your microphone cable me sad.

  45. Luis Burgos

    Luis Burgosใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    For new players. Yea. Never purchase the story skip. I don't care if you think the story is boring, or sucks. You're entitled to your incorrect opinion. But never... NEVER EVER. PAY to NOT PLAY the game. That's essentially what you're doing and it's a waste of your money. Even the devs would say not to buy it if you're new. That option is available mainly for those that have already experienced it. I know the ARR story is a slog. But stick to it. You'll be past it in less than a month if you keep at it.

  46. Mike Roberts

    Mike Robertsใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    This was great! Had a lot of fun listening to this. Thanks!

  47. Lone Ranger

    Lone Rangerใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Explain the Chun li haircut please

  48. JohnnyKoolBeans

    JohnnyKoolBeansใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    My mates want me to get into this game so I thought I'd watch some tutorials before I arrived on wednesday. I feel like I knew more before doing research I'm so confused. I've never played an MMORPG.

  49. Crimson Wizahd

    Crimson Wizahdใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Basically, if a monster/generic mook trying to wail on you starts doing something where an orange shape appears on the floor under you, get out of the orange shape. That is a bad thing to get hit by it. This may or may not differ depending on the fight, but like the lady said, just be sure to play whatever class you like, and run Hall of the Novice as soon as you can. Also don't be afraid to ask for help if anything gets confusing, there's lots of folks willing to help newcomers in this game.

  50. J. Kingsmith

    J. Kingsmithใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    1:45 โ€œwhen you reach 30 youโ€™re expected to go out and get a real jobโ€ and realize youโ€™re 12-14 years behind on having a job.

  51. Jaxx Robinson

    Jaxx Robinsonใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Fine self

  52. Erik J

    Erik Jใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    The bird puns tho- Iโ€™m here for it xD

  53. jbee02

    jbee02ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I disagree I never use materia except when leveling crafter/gathers

  54. User Experience

    User Experienceใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I watched this video before I started playing the game. I didnโ€™t get my Chocobo until after level 30 :/ Watching it again I see there are other things I missed. Iโ€™ll have to comeback to this every so often. Very helpful video. Thanks!

  55. tenjek

    tenjekใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    SInce they reduced the filler in level 50 post ARR I enjoyed the content it had. its had that "day to day" feel where you're just spending time with the Scions without some crazy world ending crises going on. It was nice to have some casual days together with them (with increasingly worrying indications that things were going to go to hell soon)

  56. Itsteejaye

    Itsteejayeใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Okay these jokes were quite awesome. :)

  57. Jesus Hernandez

    Jesus Hernandez2 ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Bought the potions, best decision I made in the game

  58. Shay

    Shay2 ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    ive been playing for 5 years idk why im watching this, but im here.

  59. Dandin

    Dandin2 ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I wish I could find a gf thats into the same stuff as me :D

  60. Nathon Mowbray

    Nathon Mowbray2 ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    I stopped playing before the first expansion (About 1 year into the game) and decided to comeback now. Should i create a new character or try to remember how to play my old characters?

  61. Liltama

    Liltama2 ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    man everytime I watch someone saying ffxiv is like their home I feel so lonely, cause I love the game and I don't mind playing solo, but I wish I could make some friends too x'DD

  62. No Buddieshome

    No Buddieshome2 ใƒถๆœˆ ๅ‰

    Iโ€™m downloading while watching this but I still know Iโ€™m gonna be overwhelmed