Set in Hydaelyn, adventurers of all creeds will converge in Eorzea, a realm of diverse climates and landscapes, peopled by races as varied as its city-states. With a turbulent history filled with war and strife, Eorzea endures as visitors continue to converge on this unforgiving land, following an unheard call, drawn in by its promises of greatness and adventure.
Final Fantasy XIV introduces adventurers to the Armoury system, which influences character development as well as their individual gameplay experience. After choosing a path on which to embark, be it the Discipline of War, Discipline of Magic, Discipline of the Land or Discipline of the Hand, players may then select any of various classes, and need do no more than simply equip the proper weapon or tool to instantly change their active skills.
In their travels, players will come upon massive, crystalline formations known as aetheryte – dense concentrations of Hydaelyn's aether that allow for teleportation throughout Eorzea. By using small, rectangular plates called guildleves, the powers of aetheryte can be unlocked, granting players to ability to travel instantaneously from location to location. A wide variety of guildleves provide levequests tailored for individuals as well as large parties, with the end result being near endless opportunities for exploration and adventure for years to come.
Release Date: March 2011