FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe.
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Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
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March 16

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Pre-Orders

Greetings, Adventurers!

The time is finally upon us – the realm of Eorzea will see its first expansion, and it’s going Heavensward! As you probably know, pre-orders have started today at some retailers.

Fear not, the Steam version will also be available in the future. In the meantime, please keep in mind that you can only upgrade your Steam-version of A Realm Reborn via a Steam version of Heavensward – others just won’t do!

We will definitely keep you informed on when the Steam pre-orders go live, so keep your eyes on the Community Hub!

Your FFXIV Community Team


Bonjour à tous et à toutes !

Le moment que vous attendez tous approche à grand pas et la toute première extension de FINAL FANTASY XIV : A Realm Reborn va bientôt voir le jour ! Comme vous l’avez sans doute remarqué, les précommandes ont débuté aujourd’hui chez certains revendeurs.

Mais pas d’inquiétude ! La version Steam sera disponible dans le futur. En attendant, veuillez garder à l’esprit que vous pouvez uniquement ajouter une version Steam de Heavensward à votre version Steam de A Realm Reborn.

Nous vous tiendrons informés dès que les précommandes sur Steam seront disponibles, alors gardez l’œil ouvert !

L’équipe communautaire FFXIV.


Grüße, Abenteurer!

Es ist endlich soweit – das Reich von Eorzea wird seine erste große Erweiterung erleben, und es geht himmelwärts – Heavensward! Wie ihr sicher bereits wisst, haben heute die Vorbestellungen bei einigen Händlern begonnen.

Keine Bange, die Steam-Version wird in Zukunft auch verfügbar sein. In der Zwischenzeit, behaltet bitte im Hinterkopf, dass ihr zum Upgrade der Steam-Version von A Realm Reborn die Steam-Version von Heavensward benötigt – mit anderen Versionen ist dies nicht möglich!

Wir werden euch auch weiterhin darüber auf dem Laufenden halten, wann die Steam-Vorbestellungen an den Start gehen, also behaltet den Community Hub im Auge!

Euer FFXIV Community Team



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January 20

Patch 2.5 is now live!

We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 2.5 ─ Before the Fall have been released in their entirety. Be sure to check them out for a comprehensive list of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea, including new story quests, a new primal battle, a new Frontline battle, and more!

BEFORE THE FALL

Patch 2.5 trailer please click here.

The patch notes are now available, come and visit The Lodestone to discover all the surprises that we have in store for you!

Die Patch-Notes stehen jetzt zur Verfügung. Lest sie euch hier auf dem Lodestone durch und erfahrt, welche Überraschungen wir für euch vorbereitet haben!

Les notes de la mise à jour sont disponibles sur The Lodestone ! Venez vite découvrir les surprises que vous réserve ce patch gargantuesque !

今回のパッチノートはアップしています!みんなさん、早速 The Lodestone 上で面白い発表や新規コンテンツについてご存分にお読みください!

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Reviews

“a great MMORPG experience”
8.6 / 10 – IGN

“One of the best takes on the MMO experience I’ve ever seen”
92 / 100 – Ten Ton Hammer

“rounds up every great MMO feature we’ve seen in the last decade”
9 / 10 – Machinima Inside Gaming

Digital Collector's Edition

The FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ Digital Collector's Edition features some amazing exclusive in-game items, including:

  • Helm of Light: Become one of the fabled warriors of light when you equip this exclusive helmet.
  • Baby Behemoth Minion: Summon this cute, but ferocious miniature version of Behemoth and watch him roar with excitement as you adventure through Eorzea.
  • Coeurl Mount: Only the bravest of warriors are able to tame and ride the mighty coeurl. Show off your prowess with this exclusive mount.
  • Behemoth Barding: Customize your Chocobo with the fearsome Behemoth Chocobo Armour and charge in to battle.

About This Game

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea. Set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea on PC or PS3.

Eorzea. A Land embraced by Gods and forged by Heroes. Seeking control of this realm and its abundant crystal resources, the Garlean Empire sends forth a massive host on a campaign to conquer its southern neighbor. Driven by madness, the commander of the invading forces silently plots to tear the moon from the heavens and hurl it down upon the land. The people of the realm soon learn of this foul scheme, and join their hands in prayer in an eleventh-hour attempt to entreat the aid of the gods, only to see their endeavors fail. From within the moon emerges Bahamut, an ancient terror seething with rage fueled by countless generations of imprisonment. Sensing the tug of Fate, a powerful magus channels the last of his strength to send Eorzea’s heroes into a temporal rift. There they wait, untouched by the flames of destruction, until they are needed again. Those heroes are you, and the hour of awakening is now. Come and witness a realm reborn.

Features

  • All the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including an engaging storyline, genre-leading graphics, and HD real time cut scenes

  • Robust gameplay features such as player-run Free Companies, story-driven player-vs.-player content, and a unique summoning system, all designed to accommodate a dynamic player community

  • Incredible new graphics engine that delivers a high level of detail and quality on the Windows PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 platforms

  • A flexible class system that allows players to change to any of the eighteen different classes on the fly, simply by swapping their equipped weapon or tool

  • Breathtaking musical score by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers

  • Cross-platform play on Windows PC and PlayStation®3

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista 32/64bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit, Windows® 8 32/64 bit, Windows® 8.1 32/64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 3GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® 8800 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
292 of 309 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
597.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
I gave up WoW (or World of Warcraft) For this game. Why? You only need one character to play every class. The classes build off of eachother to add diversity to your play style as well as to upgade into more role focused jobs. You can craft your own gear, you can make your own food and you can play 90% of the game ALL BY YOURSELF! You don't have to be in a guild or part of a click. The people who play this game are shockingly friendly and supportive. Dungeons are part of a finder in game. The story line is epic and the cinematics are breathtakeing. The opening video almost had me in tears just because I knew what was happening without any words. Square has really outdone themselves with this title and I can't wait to see how they wow me with FFXV!

Edit: As per a commented question, you cannot set up a recurring sub via mogstation for steam (not sure if you can for Plastation or not). The sub options come in 30/90/180 day increments. 180 days is roughly $78.
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646 of 744 people (87%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
664.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Like a dealer pushing drugs, a friend referred me to this game as part of an elaborate scheme to get a mount. I haven't seen my family in months. 10/10
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756 of 884 people (86%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
2,226.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
I have not played enough to give a fair review
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473 of 548 people (86%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
3,819.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Not too great at first, but the game really opens up once you're about 2000 hours in.
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785 of 969 people (81%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
3,841.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
It's alright.
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481 of 605 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1,316.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
currently ruining my life

10/10
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164 of 191 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
426.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
I put armour on a chicken.
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328 of 437 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
868.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Help me.
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205 of 263 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
841.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Over 500 games in my Steam games library. Only one of them gets played: This one.
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204 of 275 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
303.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
DPS Queue Time Simulator
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219 of 310 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
147.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Day 2: I've started to attract the attention of males of various races.

Two guys, not going to mention any names, noticed me as I waltzed into a bar to accept a quest, and started complimenting my rear.
I felt sort of violated, so I explained why I was wearing such a skimpy armor. It really just offered me a better defense stat than the armor which covered more of my body.
Naturally they didn't mind, so I told them,

"Beat it, I'm not your Final Fantasy."

Lo and behold, they felt so rekt they left the bar.

10/10 gaming experience.

(EDIT: Seems like this actually got some views. I'll throw in my two cents to help people actually interested in buying the game. I can't say much about it, but I'm enjoying it a lot more than any MMORPG I've played. It's an accessible MMORPG with casual elements that also offers a challenge for you hardcore MMO players! The dialogue is fun too, which is a plus. I find myself reading it a lot more than in other games. Another thing I really like about the game is that you can have all the skills in the game on just one character, by switching your main arm. That way, you can start as a Gladiator, and begin Conjuring later on in the game if you wish.)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=336356874
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59 of 67 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,596.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Probably this is the best MMORPG you are going to see on Steam at this moment along with EVE Online. If you are fan of Final Fantasy saga keep in mind one thing, this game have more of Final Fantasy than all of supposed games of the series before this since FFX&XI.

+Graphics
I'm absolutely delighted with the technical part of this game. I dont understand how all the Final Fantasy's on Steam are so horrible in performance and this one so awesome.
A lot of graphic options, full customizable UI, support for multiple screens... Very nice job from Square Enix, It's very rare on pc.
+Combat & Boss battles
At first time maybe the combat looks slow, easy and very simple but you are not going to feel the true difficulty of this game until you face a Primal in Hard Mode. Get your butt ready for die a lot and more if you do it with random people.
The battles with the main bosses are super epic, the music it's just wonderful and completely immerses you in the game. I can still hear my screams of the first time I killed Titan in Hard Mode after weeks of tries.
+Classes
The possibility of have all the classes of the game in the same character is just awesome. I cant imagine playing other mmo with a lot of characters for different classes. I am too lazy just thinking about it...
The DPS classes are a little bit broken in difficulty and how much dps can do compared to others. This is the only "bad" thing I can say about them.
+Story
Like I said this game have more of "Final Fantasy" than some of previous games of the franchise. The lore is very cool and the main history really grabs you into the game. The way they linked the history before A Realm Reborn and the actual history is wondeful.
+High End Content
If you like the pve and the raids you are going to enjoy so much this game. The entire high end content is oriented to this. The difficulty of the bosses at this point is very hard and if is not enough you have a "insane" mode for them and that is almost impossible.
+Dubbing
You can choose the Japanese voices. YES! (。⌒∇⌒)。


-Cinematics
A lot of cinematics dont have sound so it's just text and click, click. Except the bosses intros, unfortunately all of them are boring.
-Map
I didn't played the 1.0 version of the game but I know how the map was and it can be resumed in "corridors everywhere". Now is a lot of better but even with that "remake" of the map it's still too small for a MMORPG. It's not a constant map and it's divided in zones with loading screens between them. This is very common in a lot of mmo's lately and it's a shame.
-PVP
If you are looking for a MMORPG with good pvp and funny this is NOT YOUR GAME. This game is completly oriented to pve and the pvp it's just for get some cool armor skins.
-Brayflox Longstop (Hard)
I hate you Brayflox, I HATE YOU. (Counter of times I've repeated this dungeon for get the Relic: 99853475212252)
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47 of 54 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3,587.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I think I need a break...
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3,899.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I had a life once. Not anymore.
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59 of 74 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,408.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Where did my life go? 10/10

No but srs. If you're an avid FF fan, pick this up. My friend whos not even an FF fan likes this game. 800+ hours and still counting, and I still haven't run out of things to do. ♥♥♥♥, I don't even have all the classes max level yet, not even close. I'm too busy enjoying myself and the massive world.

She tells me I'm addicted. I'm definately not. Endgame is endgame, and Square Enix do an amazing job of making it interesting.

Second Coil and Final Coil are really just not for casuals.
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56 of 71 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,028.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Whats that, You added rogues, ninjas, and new raid content

Gone is my social life / 10
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
511.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
I've never been an MMO player. Briefly played Tera - liked it but found progression slow - and briefly WoW - disliked the combat, just felt like button mashing. I also played Mabinogi for a short while and really disliked the game's mechanics. One day I felt the urge to play one and I knew a friend was planning to start this so I bought it but neither of us started. 9 days ago a friend of mine was looking for people who wanted to start and I decided that if it was in my steam list I may as well try it out. I am now 95.9 hours in according to steam and I love it. I've just hit level 50 and got my Paladin armour and I'm still looking at all the content coming up. As I speak server is going down to patch even more content into the game. So here's the detailed review:

Story

The story is a good one as far as MMOs go (based on my limited experience). I'd equate it to WoW in some ways as FFXIV builds off of an already established lore but is still extremely easy for new players to get into. I don't want to say much about it but Square Enix really put work into making a good story. It teeters a bit at times, especially around the middle (lv30-40 is a bit slow) but it's very enjoyable if you get into it.

Classes

Combat classes are fairly traditional: tank, support, ranged DPS and melee DPS. Still within these wider definitions, each individual class is fairly unique. To add to this you are not restricted to the classes that you pick at the beginning of the game. You will unlock the ability to train any and all classses as you wish which allows for a lot of flexibility. But "Oh, the grind ¬¬" you say. Nope, all classes trained beyond the first receive exp gain bonuses which really speeds up the process. This is alongside the quick levelling options which I'll discuss in a later section.

There's more though! All combat classses have a progression called a "Job" which is earned by reaching a certain point in the story, getting a class to lv30 and the corresponding second class to lv15, and then finishing the job quest. It's actually really easy to do and it encourages you to try a different role.

All combat classes are unique and don't overlap much at all which is great.

As for crafting classes, there's a fair few of them and I have limited experience of them right now but crafting itself isn't just sit there and wait for things to appear. There's an active process and is fairly enjoyable. Just like the combat classes, new skills are unlocked and it becomes a sort of strategic minigame. Quick synthesis for bulk items is available as well so you don't have to do it for each item.

Still I can see crafting becoming tedious. repetitive and boring at some point but that's no different from any other mmo. Also, unlike the combat classes, the crafting classes aren't really unique.

Combat

The combat system is targetted, which honestly I was sceptical about when first going in as I'm not a big fan of targetted combat but it grows on you. This is mostly to do with how the game feels since you really have to think about movement, positioning, skill orders, skill timing etc. from more or less the beginning of the game. This is a big deal and playing the first 20 or so levels in WoW feels boring and just mashing buttons in a certain order. The 2.5sec global cooldown adds to the strategic element of it too. You have more time to think and decide what move would be appropriate, but you also have a longer window to be punished for choosing the wrong skill. I honestly think this is way more fun and interesting compared to other games with a much smaller global cooldown.

Another important point is that this game is very controller friendly. It's on the PS3/PS4 with cross platform support so that would be why. I personally play with a controller and it feels very smooth. I don't feel too overwhelmed with skills and I've unlocked all of them for my job with 3 cross skills in use as well (I have 2 full hotbars but it's very easy to switch between them). It's down to preference in the end but the option is really nice to have.

Levelling

There are so many different ways to level it's crazy. Though the main story quest is compulsory, there are loads of side quests available.

If you think quests are repetitive you can switch over to doing FATES which are events that spawn that give gil (money) and experience to everyone that completes them based on the level of participation.

If that's boring there are many different dungeons to do with solid exp gain on all of them. Duty roullete will give you bonus exp once a day so deffo worth doing that.

No? Then you can do levequests which are contracts to do certain things in certain places which you can get by using one of your levequest allowances (which refill regularly). Levequests are available to crafting classes too and are considered the fastest ways to level them.

Still not enough? Then Guildhests might be for you. These are very similar to levequests but you're put into a duty (instance) with a party and asked to do it as a group. There's a daily bonus on guildhest roullete as well so that's good.

Also, the first time you do a certain dungeon, levequest or guildhest you'll be granted bonus exp which is always a definite plus.

Still too slow? Not enough content? Too repetitive? Well if you're that hard to please then I guess I should tell you that there are these things called logs which grant bonus exp for doing certain things. A hunting log will ask you to kill x number of y, while a crafting log will give you the list of everything you can craft. The king of all these is the challenge log which refreshes weekly and gives you a lot of exp for completing tasks like "complete 3 dungeons" or "complete 5 levequests".

Honestly there are so many different ways to level that players can pick something that suits them and though some can get repetitive they're fun for the most part.

Endgame

You only need to google the game to see the amount of post lv50 content. The game's been out for about a year and there are things constantly being added. The first expansion is coming out soon so keep an eye out for that. Most people will tell you that lv50 is just the beginning, and they're probably right. I'm only just getting into the endgame and I look forward to everything coming up.

Price

Well. This is the one major downside I see to the game. It's very expensive. Though nothing new for an mmo, it is a pretty heavy financial commitment compared to most other steam games out there. Especially considering you can get Tera, Mabinogi, and loads of other mmos for free now. You can buy gametime online from other sellers for a bit cheaper but it's still expensive. I suggest playing the trial to give you a better understanding of whether you'll enjoy it. I highly suggest it and will be playing it, but I can appreciate that a few years ago I could never afford to play a game like this.

Conclusion

I honestly think this is the first mmo to seriously impress me with its ability to keep you interested. It doesn't overwhelm you, nor does it leave you with nothing to do. Bosses are often really cool and have interesting mechanics, even from an early point in the game. I really do feel that besides the price this game is practically perfect. It's a great game - buy it if you can.
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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,031.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
By far one of the best MMO's out there. The Final Fantasy XIV world improves on the best aspects of many other popular MMO's. I love this game deeply and have spent a multitude of hours enjoying this game. There are far to many positive aspects to go over regarding this game. I can only recommend it.

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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,746.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
I need to get this up to save people money and time. I am not recommending this game to anyone on Steam. Buy this game from SE and never let it touch Steam. The expansion is coming out soon and all Steam users at this time can not pre order the game when the pre orders started. While that will be fixed in time NO Steam user for FFXIV will be able to use the physical CE of the game if they have Steam account without losing all game progress and characters.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2,990.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
I'm just starting to get a feel for it, but it's decent so far.
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