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Why Is FFXIV So Popular

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Ranking steadily top 3 on the list of Top 10 MMORPGs in Game Virtual Currency Market 2016, as a classic old MMO Final Fantasy XIV is no doubt a successful simple, owning over 5 million players and being played for over 96 billion total hours, what’s more FFXIV is still popular throughout the world today. Then, why is ffxiv so popular? Let’s find the answers together.


Perfect Races

Developed and published by Square Enix in 2010, FFXIV is the fourteenth entry in the main Final Fantasy series and the second MMORPG in the series after Final Fantasy XI. Compared to Final Fantasy XI, where party-based gameplay is forefront at all times, the gameplay in XIV is adjusted so that players can go for longer periods without joining a party. Set in the fantasy realm of Eorzea, there are five playable races-Elenzen, Hyur, Lalafell, Miqo’te and Roegadyn Each race has two tribes, and all but two allow for the selection of male or female characters. Their chosen tribe, along with their chosen patron deity, affect their stats and elemental attributes.


Powerful Weapons-Anima Weapon

After Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.15 update, the hottest weapon-Anima Weapon. Anima Weapons are the level 60 Relic Weapons for Heavensward. Released in patch 3.15, players do not need to complete the level 50 Relic Weapon or Zodiac Weapon quest chains to unlock the Anima Weapon quest chain. Players who have obtained the Zodiac Zeta Weapons will have an advantage with the first step of Anima Weapon quest chain. The advantages are not job specific. For example, if you have obtained the WAR Zeta weapon you will have an advantage with the DRK anima weapon.

Powerful Weapons-Anima Weapon

Constant Patch Updates

FFXIV keeps its patch updates constantly. Patch 3.2 is the newest update, which still follows the main scenario quest line and adds two new dungeons­The Antitower and The Lost City of Amdapor (Hard), one of which will be beyond your expectations, as well as the newest expansion of the raid

dungeon­Alexander: Midas. An epic new raid within Alexander and a fierce new primal threat that promises to delight old­school Final Fantasy fans, new beast tribe quests, and so much more.


Multiple Classes

Each class is capable of performing unique actions acquired through experience. Usually all adventurers begin their journey as a Disciple of War—a master of arms who lives for the call of battle—or a Disciple of Magic—an erudite researcher of all things esoteric. Elite adventurers can choose other martial classes to diversify their skills. In order to find more peaceful pursuits, advanturers may consider becoming a Disciple of the Land—one who gathers and harvests Eorzea’s natural resources—or a Disciple of the Hand—one who uses these resources to craft wares and turn a profit.


There are still lots of other classes in combat, like Gladiator, Pugilist, Lancer, Archer… as well as some crafting and gathering classes, like Carpenter, Blacksmith, Armorer, Goldsmith…


Helpful Mounts

Mounts allow players to travel around Eorzea faster. So it is necessary for adventurers to own some mounts, let’s set flying mount as an example, flying mount is one of the important items added in Patch 3.0 Heavensward. When it came out, flying mount was widely praised by FFXIV players.

Helpful Mounts

Above all, based on many years’ experience, Mmogah thinks that all the contents on the top are main reasons for the popularity of Final Fantasy XIV, do you agree?


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