Final Fantasy XI: San d’Oria Beginner Guide

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Final Fantasy is a science fantasy role-playing video game that is a highly unique experience for its users. This modern-day game is nonetheless engaging and keeps players off their seats. The in-game tutorial of Final Fantasy is non-existent so before players headstart questing the game, there are five things they need to know.

The game is full of intense graphics, frequent transitions, and engaging content to keep the players hooked for hours. It was one of the most popular MMORPGs of the early 2000s. Players had fun completing quests and uncovering secrets. Despite gaining so much praise and success, the game was believed to be confusing. The 20-year-old MMORPG lacks in-game resources and a smooth user interface. A lot of parameters have been left to be guessed by the user which makes it furthermore comprehensive. Say, for instance, things like rank missions, navigating cities, and even changing classes are non-existent in the game. So, the game requires some effort.

Quests Can Be Enabled Via the Main Menu

Things can be tricky when players begin questing because some of the quests have been designed to activate randomly without any notice. Some quests are activated by speaking to NPCs while others are activated by speaking to gate guards. Majorly the quests are activated from the main menu so all those players who wish to undertake objective-based quests, must do so from the main menu. Since there is a list of such quests in the Quests tab, a player must complete them in the same tab in order to receive experience points and rewards.

Inexperienced players should spend time watching and learning from the tutorial section. The section includes basic knowledge for the players like summoning Trusts or using items to heal. The best part about the tutorial section is that it provides 300 experience points to the player which keeps them on the go till level eight.

Increase Rank by Playing Rank Missions and Trading Crystals

Players can begin to play rank missions in order to increase their rank in the game. These quests land the player in the actual game. Players need to consistently increase their rank to access the successive ones. There are two ways to do so- either trading crystals to the players’ I.M. guard or repeating previous rank missions. Both of them are great but dropping crystals is more rewarding for the player. This method speeds up the process and is much easier than just repeating quests. Just like quests, players can activate rank missions by speaking to their gate guard. When players start playing, the base part of the game has nations with each nation having its own quest lines. Players must switch nations in order to complete all three versions of the game.

Cross Vast Distances Via Unity Warps and Survival Guides

Final Fantasy is a game of adventure and curiosity. It requires dedication and the perception of the player to reach the final destination. When a player embarks on this journey, he finds himself traveling across the continent to complete rank missions and other quests. Those who have a mount can experience a tedious journey and for those without it, it can be extremely painful. This teleport of the player can be exhausting so there are various methods of warping. One of the easiest ways to teleport is Unity warping.

Players can easily warp to multiple locations across Vana’diel through Igsli in Bastok, Urbiolaine in San d’Oria, and Yonolala/Teldro-Kesdrodo in Windurst. Obviously, they would need a survival guide throughout for safe landings. Teleportation books are available for the players. Players need to tune in with the Survival guides before using them because if they don’t, they won’t be able to teleport there.

Trusts Can Be Summoned to Aid the Player in Quests

Since Final Fantasy XI  is a comprehensive game, there are few players who would recommend this to newcomers. This is not because this is a dead game, it isn’t at all. It’s just the turnarounds, quests, and confusing experiences that lead to this. In order to deal with this, the developers of the game implemented a Trust system that allows AIs to support the player in combat. Players can unlock Trusts by simply activating the appropriate quest in the tutorial section.

Trusts like Naji, Cornelia, and Valaineral support the players and help them increase their ranks. Despite having Trusts, players must keep at least one tank, one healer, and three damage dealers in the parties throughout.

Keep a Written Record of Ongoing Quests

Players must keep a written record in the form of a journal of all ongoing objectives and quests. Since there is no in-game journal, the player will not see any dialogue or instruction once it disappears from the screen. Previously, this feature existed but not anymore.

This record can be physical or digital but it must exist at all times. Players must keep notes of instructions and current objectives or quests. This is required if an NPC asks for a list of items in order to complete a quest, the player needs to write those items. The player can also look for an online guide for assistance but that help is limited if the player doesn’t know the name of the quest.

Final Fantasy is definitely complicated but with the right pointers, players can begin questing, traveling to new locations, and exploring Vana’diel with ease. The game tries to fail the player repeatedly so all it takes is a little patience. With that, this can turn out to be a rewarding experience for every player that begins playing it.

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