Here is the last version of the FAQ we put together, that was reviewed by the past EC(not the new one)
What should we add to it? ideas? thoughts? bring'em!
RoH FFXIV FAQ
Hi, I'm new! What should I do first?
FF14 has an amazingly large and diverse world. To get started, you'll need to concentrate on the class you picked until you reach level 10 at least. Almost all of the content in the game will be unlocked by the Main Story Quest (MSQ) – you will want to try to keep up with it. Currently, progressing through the MSQ without doing anything else is nearly sufficient to get your primary class to the maximum level. While there are just a few spots where you will need to get experience, if you get tired of the MSQ there are other activities you can do for fun once they're unlocked:
Grand Company quests and/or Guildhests
Random or specific dungeons, trials, or raids
Palace of the Dead (PotD - requires your highest job be level 17+)
Other jobs (classes), including crafting and gathering
Daily roulettes (more on this later)
Cool. Any particular tips?
For information on the MSQ, have a look here.
Every 5 levels, you will unlock a class quest. Some of these teach you new abilities! Go back to your trainer and talk to them.
At level 10 you will unlock the ability to learn other classes. You can unlock every class on one character!
Around 15 you will unlock access to the Airship system that lets you travel between cities. This is locked behind the MSQ.
At level 30, you will unlock the job associated with your class. This is also done through a quest available at your trainer. You will want to do this because primary classes do not gain many new abilities past level 30; most are associated with their more advanced job. As an example, at level 30 a Lancer (class) can become a Dragoon (job). You can find a list of classes here, and a list of jobs here.
How do I learn and switch between classes/jobs?
Once you have reached level 10 and completed the quest offered by your main class trainer to unlock the ability to learn other classes, you can speak to the appropriate class trainer and their secretary (NPC). You will not have to do anything special to learn most classes. Remember, if you level a new class you will still unlock class quests from that trainer every 5 levels. Don't miss out on important new abilities! Also note that every class has a home city; you will need to travel there to unlock the class.
You can easily switch between classes by equipping the main weapon for that class. You can also create gear sets in your character profile; this will allow you to equip a specific set of gear for each class instead of equipping individual items. Gear sets can be dragged onto an ability bar (hotbar) and clicked like a button and/or assigned a hotkey for faster swapping.
OK, so what are those roulette things?
Roulettes are FF14's name for the random dungeon system. The wonderful thing about roulettes is that the first time you do one each day, you get a massive experience bonus. There are multiple categories of roulettes; some offer a larger experience bonus than others. There are also bonuses for signing up as a healer or tank, depending on what is needed at that time. You CAN get the bonus experience in a premade group, but you CANNOT get the tank or healer role bonuses unless you queue alone. The current roulettes with the best bonuses are: Leveling (16+), MSQ (50+), 50-60 (50+), [fill in]
I saw someone riding something cool. How do I get one?
Mounts are also locked behind the MSQ; specifically the level 20 quest named “A Hero in the Making.” Once this quest is complete, you must join a Grand Company. Upon joining, a quest titled “My Little Chocobo” is available in your Grand Company headquarters. This quest will reward you with a free chocobo mount. You cannot ride any mount by yourself until this quest is complete, no matter what level you are.
How can I reach the Free Company house?
With the implementation of Crossworld Linkshell and Cross world visits, we now have a FC house in Malboro and Mateus. Most active players are in Malboro but with the crossworld features added to the game, you can visit either FC house even if you're in another world but as long as you are in the same data center.
Data Center: Crystal
Worlds: Balmung, Brynhildr, Coeurl, Diabolos, Goblin, Malboro, Mateus, Zalera.
FC House locations:
Mateus FC house
Mist, Plot 34, 8th Ward
Closest aetheryte: Mist Northwest Subdivision
Malboro FC house
The Goblet, Plot 12, 16th Ward
Closest aetheryte: The Sultana’s Breath
To access housing areas, you must first complete the level 5 quest "Where the Heart Is." There is a quest for each area:
Where the Heart Is (Mist) - Lower La Noscea - Ahctkoen (x32, y20)
Where the Heart Is (Lavender Beds) - Central Shroud - Margeria (x21, y22) (FC house here)
Where the Heart Is (The Goblet) - Western Thanalan - Imme (x25, y24)
To reach a housing area, you can walk or use the main Aether crystal in the associated capital. To reach a housing areas by foot, go to the ferry at:
Mist (Limsa Lominsa) - Lower La Noscea – x34, y19
Lavender Beds (Gridania) - Central Shroud – x27, y26 (this is where our FC house is located)
The Goblet (Ul'dah) - Western Thanalan – x25, y27
Once you have received an FC invite, the first option in your teleport list will take you directly to the FC house. It's titled "Mist - Estate Hall (Free Company)" or "The Goblet - Estate Hall (Free Company)" under the Residential Areas section.
How do I set a short message?
Open the Free Company window (by default “;”). On the left side, click “Members,” then click the “Short Messages” tab. Directly under the tab, click the pencil icon. This will open the “Short Message” window. Please include your forum name in your message. Once you're done, click on “Confirm” and you're all set!
Does the game have a banking system? What are retainers?
FF14 does not have anything resembling a typical bank. Instead, you can hire personal servants called retainers to help manage and sell your items and provide other services. To unlock retainers, you must complete the level 17 MSQ "The Scions of the Seventh Dawn." You can then go to a capital city marketplace and talk to the Retainer Consignor. You may hire up to 2 retainers free of charge, and can hire more retainers via the Mog Station for a monthly fee. You can store items in your retainer's inventory, deposit or withdraw gil, and the leave items for the retainer to sell on the market.
When you hire a retainer, you will have the opportunity to customize their appearance, personality type, and name. You can also assign a class to your retainer, which will allow you to send the retainer on ventures after you complete the required quest. Ventures are retainer quests that allow them to level and can provide you with items.
Retainers can only sell items on the market you assign them to, and they can only sell 20 at a time. You can summon your retainers from any capital city, but if you want them to sell items on a specific market, you will have to go to that city and speak with the Retainer Consignor. Have them call your retainer, and your items will be listed that city's market. This is useful, because tax rates change in the City-States!
I saw an amazing outfit and I want it! Tell me about glamours!
Glamours allow you to change the appearance of various armor pieces, including hiding them. You can unlock the ability to do this at level 15 by completing the quest “If I Had a Glamour.” To apply a glamour, you can use either the general action “Cast Glamour” or you can right click an item and click the “Cast Glamour” command. When the glamour menu opens, select the item you want to change from the left, and the item with the appearance you want from the right.
There are a few important restrictions:
Applying a glamour requires a glamour prism. Removing one requires a glamour dispeller.
The item you want to change needs to be equal or higher level than the item whose appearance you are using.
Glamour appearances still follow class restrictions. You can’t glamour a Paladin item appearance on a Dark Knight item – the base item’s appearance will be displayed instead.
You do not need to remove an item's glamour before you can apply for a new one.
A detailed guide on glamours can be found here.
What is the glamour dresser and how do I use it?
The glamour dresser, located in the private room at any inn or the Grand Company Squadron barracks, can store up to 400 items. Storing an item consumes a glamour prism. Removing an item costs nothing, but requires another prism if you wish to put it back in the dresser.
When you store an item in the dresser, the item becomes available as a prism-free option to use in glamours while at the dresser. This is useful for items you use multiple times over the course of leveling, or in multiple different sets.
The main function of the dresser is to create glamour plates from the items you have stored. You can apply the glamour plates you have saved either from the dresser or by going to the character profile. Bear in mind, you can only apply glamour plates in residential areas, cities, and hubs. You may save up to ten different glamour plates.
How do I dye my clothing?
To dye your items, you must first complete the level 15 quest “Color Your World.” With the dye you want to use in your inventory, right click the item you want to change and click “Dye.” You can dye the same item used in separate glamour plates different colors by dyeing the item in the plate, instead of where it is listed in the dresser!
ROH FFXIV discord link - https://discord.gg/N4JGH6K
Reddit FFXIV discord link - https://discord.gg/9s5J2Yp