Top Websites(and tips for new players)
Finding a reliable FFXIV website can be a daunting task. So we've saved the best sites in one place to make it easier for you!
We have our very own Discord Mentors - These are the most knowledgeable players who have been carefully selected and recognised for their assistance to other members of the Innocent World group.
Selected websites which enhance the game's features and help you learn the depth of information that comes from such a detailed MMORPG.
Helpful Tips for New Players
• Fastest Trip to Waking Sands: Port to Limsa Lominsa > Aetheryte to Arcanist's Guild > Ferry to Vesper Bay
• If you can, get an invite to the game via recruit a friend (increases exp by 20% up to level 25. You also get Aetheryte tickets which can save you a lot of money for long distance teleporting. You also get Silver Chocobo Feathers, which are useful for gearing while levelling. Note: Do not use Silver Chocobo Feathers for level 50- gear, cannot be used for max level gear)
• Priority: Story Dungeons > Duty Roulette (1 per day for 5 days to complete challenge log) > Story Quests > Fates/Levequests > Side Quests
• Every 10 levels: Hunting Log
• 3% exp Food buff (Keep a couple stacks of food in your inventory at all times - keybind if necessary)
Gamer Escape - A large FFXIV information and database site. Contains items, quests, duties and more. The site also contains comments from other players which can contain a little more accuracy for finding that one specific item.
Garland Tools - A database for FFXIV for finding information about nearly everything in-game, as well as some very helpful tools for fishing.
LodeStone - The official FFXIV page run by Square Enix. A helpful source for the basics of the game, news, updates and the latest patch notes.
MogStation - Manage your FFXIV subscription, buy optional in-game items and change your appearance or world.
The Balance - Job and encounter guides built by experienced theorycrafters and testers
FFXIV Guild - While the website can be slow to load, this does contain some very helpful step-by-step guides to level up your classes/jobs.
Gamer Escape - A large FFXIV information site. Contains items, quests, duties and more. The site also contains comments from other players which can contain a little more accuracy for finding that one specific item.
Ariyala's Toolkit - A source for recommended and best-in-slot (BiS) gear, including loot tables for all FFXIV instances.
Disciple of the Hand/Land
FFXIV Guild - While the website can be slow to load, this does contain some very helpful step-by-step guides to level up your crafting and gathering jobs.
FFXIV Crafting - A one-stop source for online crafting recipes and planning
Ariyala's Toolkit - A source for recommended and best-in-slot (BiS) gear, tracking unspoiled nodes and links to various FFXIV databases.
FFXIV Teamcraft - Crafting gearsets and macro maker, crafting alarms and community sharing systems for all parts of the site.
FFXIV Clock - Track unspoiled nodes and triple triad drops.
FFXIV Pocket Guide - A very helpful dungeon guide website. Unfortunately it has only been updated up to Stormblood, but with older content still being used in the roulette it can be helpful for newcomers to know mechanics of a fight before they enter, but only IF they wish to do so. We recommend learning while you play so you can enjoy the learning curve of the game.
FFXIV Wonderous Tails Calculator - Exactly what it says on the tin, enables you to work out the best route to take to complete the weekly book for rewards. Data is based on completion of other players.
Ariyala's Toolkit - A source for recommended and best-in-slot (BiS) gear and instance loot drops.
Levelling & Hunts
Deep Dungeon Calculator - Work out how many runs it will take in Palace of the Dead or Heaven on High to reach your desired level.
Ariyala's Hunt Tracker - Find and report current hunts in each area. Very helpful for farming S-rank world bosses.
FFXIV Hunts Path Finder - Plan the fastest route between hunts and find their exact coordinates in which they spawn.
FFXIV Wiki (Hunting Log) - Find exact coordinates of each enemy to clear your hunting log for all classes
XIV-Hunt - Another hunt tracking log similar to Ariyala's Hunt Tracker. This site tends to be very active in the first 3 months of a new expansion, then not be updated by players at all until the next expansion.
Glamour & RP
Eorzea Collection - Check your glamour wish list against their actual in-game looks and gain inspiration from other player's glamour uploads.
FFXIV Housing - Check out the look of any internal and external housing goods in this online tool.
FFXIV Gardening - A helpful source of cross-breeding flowers and garden planning.
FFXIV Chocobo Colour Calculator - an incredibly important website to help plan your chocobo colour with an output including the order the food must be fed to the chocobo to reach the desired colour.
Hydaelyn Role Players - A place for RP players to talk, find their community to settle into and share their in-game screenshots.
But Isn't There Also?..
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