Expert tips on buffing your bank balance in Square Enix’s MMO
Hello, everyone! It’s been two weeks since the PS4 launch of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn by now and a lot of you have found their way into the world of Eorzea. You’ve started on your path to become a hero among heroes, and soon you discover that even the citizens of Eorzea have to make a living, and the currency they require for this is called Gil. Equipment needs to be bought and occasionally repaired, buff-food and potions are required, and teleporting is so damn comfortable, yet expensive…
Since I can only relate all too well with that, I thought that the best solution would be to present you with the top seven ways to make some good Gil in FFXIV. Please note that these are just rough pointers – every server is different, so you’ll still have to do some research yourselves!
Quests are the lifeline of every adventurer that brings his first class up in these harsh environments. A lot of quests do not only reward you Gil, but also give you the choice of choosing another item – among them often Allagan Pieces, which can be exchanged for Gil. Make sure to check if you can’t get the equipment from the quest reward cheaper on the Market Board!
2. Challenge Log
When you reach level 15, you will be able to unlock the Challenge Log by doing the quest “Rising to the Challenge”. The challenge log will give you a lot of little challenges, a lot of them coming with a monetary reward, and they reset every week. If you do all the challenges at level 50, that means 50.000 Gil extra in the bank – that’s nothing to sneeze at!
Ahhh, crafting. The gift that keeps on giving. Some players just stop levelling their crafters, because it can be rather expensive, unless you farm everything needed for it yourself. But it pays off in the end. Creating low-level high-quality items will become a cinch, and other starters will prefer them to get their own craft levelled more quickly.
This is a no-brainer. All you do is pick up items, and pretty much all of it you can sell or, if you have the crafting class for it, craft into possibly better-selling items. Make sure to do your research on the Market Board!
This often overlooked feature can net you quite a bit of cash. While you fight, craft or gather, the equipment you wear will gain Spiritbond. If it reaches 100%, you will be able to convert the equipment to Materia (after you don’t need to wear it anymore, of course). Depending on the type of Materia you get, you can achieve very good prices on the market.
Next to rewarding rare equipment (which means you don’t have to spend Gil on it), finishing a dungeon can also net you a nice sum of Gil and rare items to craft with. And when you reach level 50, you will also gain Tomestomes, which you can exchange for crafting materials that can sell very well and rather expensive!
7. Market Board
There are players who have made a fortune without ever leaving the safety of the city. They spend their time with the Market Board, observing the ebb and flow of prices, buying low and selling high. Will you be able to keep up?
General hints and suggestions
- Don’t throw items away. Every single item in the game has its use. Even if the prices on the market board are too low, you can still sell an item to a NPC!
- Make the best out of your inventory space. FFXIV: ARR offers an enormous amount of inventory space, so if you think an item may sell for more later on, save it!
- Do you really need that teleport? Can you maybe use the Chocobo Porter? Or maybe even walk? Especially in the earlier parts of the game, opting to walk can save you a whole lot of Gil!
And that’s it for now! Are you a veteran player and have suggestions of your own? Let us know in the comments!
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