Square Enix’s latest MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a re-launch of the original Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG. This re-launch comes with a complete overhaul of the game, including game mechanics, story, and much more.
Because A Realm Reborn differs so much from the original incarnation of Final Fantasy XIV, even veterans of the first version will have to get used to the new gameplay. This puts legacy players and newcomers on equal footing.
Leveling your character is a big part of A Realm Reborn, arguably even more so than in other MMORPGs. This is because you can actually level every class in the game with a single character, and since the level cap is currently set to level 50, this will provide you with hundreds of levels to achieve.
In this guide, I will list some handy tips to know so you can level faster and easier in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Keep up food buffs
Food buffs are often overlooked in most MMORPGs, but in A Realm Reborn they can help you out considerably when leveling. Not only will they provide you with increased stats to help you kill monsters quicker and easier, but some will also increase the experience you receive, making you level that much quicker.
Another often overlooked game mechanic in other MMORPGs, potions are invaluable in A Realm Reborn. Not only can a well-timed health potion save your life, but there are also various potions that increase your stats for a short time.
These buff potions are really handy to use on boss fights and other tough monsters.
Finish your Hunting Log
The Hunting Log is a rather unique feature to A Realm Reborn. You should already know by now that killing monsters will give you experience, it is a pretty basic mechanic in just about every RPG. However, with the Hunting Log you will receive a large amount of bonus experience for killing a certain amount of a monster.
You will also receive yet even more experience for every section of your Hunting Log you complete. The Hunting Log also resets when you switch classes so you can use it to help you level other classes as well.
Play with friends
Some of the monsters and quests in A Realm Reborn can be incredibly challenging. This is why it can be handy to have some friends nearby to group with.
Not only can your friends help you kill tough monsters and complete objectives, but it can also make the game more fun, making grinding out those levels for your third or fourth class that much more enjoyable.
Take advantage of FATEs
FATE stands for ‘Full Active Time Event’ which is a kind of randomly-ocurring event that once completed will net you a decent amount of experience and gill (The main currency in the Final Fantasy series). It’s a good idea to participate in as many of these as you can while you’re leveling.
You should now have a full arsenal of knowledge to help you level quicker and easier in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Just remember the tips in this guide, and of course, to have fun.