A new game is always fun to explore, so here is more notes about FFXIV.
Hiring a retainer, there is no bank in the game, i thought i have to carry everything with me, which means i’ll have to deal with the inventory, but i found out that you can hire a retainer, someone works for you and have inventory space to save anything, also works as auction house manager, and i read that you can send the retainer into quests and they level up, that is a cool feature.
Quests for features, the game explain itself with blue quests, you can’t use any feature without doing the quest first, and these quests are simple and elegant, instead of telling you what the features are it asks you to do something,
Breaking the fourth wall, sometimes the game itself talks to you directly, in other games an NPC will tell you to press CTRL+O to open something, in FFXIV the NPCs don’t do that, instead the game show text in a dark grey area explaining to you a feature.
Helpful help system, the guides in the game are so helpful and short, they explain the game so well i rarely need to look for information in webites.
Chocobo! the mounts that every one have, a yellow brid which can later fight with you or tank for you, it even heals you if you want, you can customize the bird with items or change its color, a mount here is investment not an item to collect.
The game provide other mounts to collect if you want.
Dungeon training, i love this feature, before going into dungeons you can join solo training which teach you the basics, then you can join group training, both are designed to be simple so you learn by doing stuff instead of reading about them.
Goofy! while the story can be dark in this game (and it will get darker in later levels), that does not stop it from being so goofy, silly and funny, i like it when developers don’t take the game so seriously.
That’s it for now, more to come later.