• May 17, 2019

[Updated May 17] Tomy's FINAL FANTASY XIV Level 70 Challenge!

I'm a FINAL FANTASY XIV newb who's decided to take on the challenge of reaching level 70 before the upcoming expansion! I'll be sharing the ups and downs of my adventures here!

Character Info
Name: Tomy Ffportal
Server: Hades
Class: Marauder
Time Limit: Until the release of Shadowbringers on July 2

Posted on May 17

So far, so good! The quests yield more EXP than I expected. I hit level 20 in no time!

During one of my quests, I came across the Hall of the Novice, where NPCs teach you about the role of your class in a party.

I learned that marauders are tanks, a role that directs enemy attention toward themselves while using defensive abilities to mitigate the damage they take.

I also learned how to execute some new actions!

When all was said and done, I was rewarded with EXP and level 15 gear, just in time for my very first dungeon run.

And so I stepped into my first dungeon―Sastasha Seagrot! Oh, boy.

Here goes nothing! Near the entrance, there was a memo on the ground that hinted at which coral we should choose to proceed safely. I panicked and accidentally picked the wrong one...and I quickly learned that the monsters inside were much stronger than those I'd encountered so far.

Though it was a bumpy start, we made our way to the final boss without any more trouble.

I was a nervous wreck during the final battle, but we managed to defeat the boss and clear the dungeon! Hurray! We did it! I can't wait to check out the rest of the dungeons I've yet to discover!

Posted on May 13

Hi, everyone! This is Tomy from the FF portal team! In preparation for the release of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers on July 2, I decided to take on the challenge of raising a character to level 70 before the upcoming expansion! Will I find myself a true Warrior of Light before time expires? Players old and new, I invite you to join me on my adventure!

My first task was creating a character. You get to choose your character's gender, race, hairstyle, and facial features. This step was so much fun!

My second task was choosing a class. I chose a marauder because there's something awesome about a female character wielding a giant axe. You can change your class easily throughout the game.

Now it was time to head out into the world!

The marauders begin their journey in Limsa Lominsa. After completing the tutorial, I found myself in the city's plaza. Not only was it bustling with people, I even spotted a cute little cactuar!

You can discover quests by talking to townspeople, and once completed, you're rewarded with EXP and gil. I went around helping as many people as I possibly could and quickly gained some levels! Limsa Lominsa is such a vast city; I would've been running around in circles if it weren't for the map!

As a novice marauder, I made sure to introduce myself to the guildmaster, who gave me gear and taught me various actions. Note to self: He'll have a quest for me every five levels. Don't forget to come back.

Level 70, here I come!


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