Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward |OT2| RIP Bowmage 2015-2017.

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The first expansion for FFXIV released on June 23rd 2015. It requires the base FFXIV game and a Lv50 character (with patch 2.55's main scenario completed) to access Ishgard, new jobs, and further expansion content.

►► Guide for New or Returning Players Catching up to Patch 3.0 (Heavensward) ◄◄
►► For New Players: A List of Progression and Level Locked Content ◄◄

Official Heavensward Site | Launch Trailer
Official FFXIV Site + Free Trial | The Lodestone (news/community)
Benchmark + Character Creator | Recruit a Friend Campaign

For those that want to join the poopy GAF Free Company (FFXIV's term for "Guilds"), the majority of GAF plays on Ultros and it is open to all (casual or hardcore) players. Ultros currently has a restriction on when new characters can be added to the server. Your best bet is to try and make a character somewhere between 1:00-5:00 AM (5:00-10:00 GMT). Ultros prime time is the evening on EST time zone. As a result EU, JP, and Oceanic players might not have much luck on this server.



World: Ultros (Data center - Primal)
Free Company: Gather Against Fate «GAF»
Officers: Click for current roster of officers and members.
Guild Website: http://neogaf.guildwork.com/

►►► HOW TO JOIN GAF FC:

1. Target any member with the tag «GAF» in-game, then select View Company Profile from the subcommand menu.

You can find random GAF members anywhere or at the FC house in Limsa Lominsa's housing area: Mist (Northeast) - Ward 1, Plot 15.

2. Select Submit Application at the bottom of the Company Profile window.


3. 3. Enter a message, GAF name(if you have one) and your region to be sent with your application, then press Confirm to submit.


4. An officer will review your application when available, and when your application has been accepted, you will be added to the free company automatically. You do not need to be online to get accepted.





▼ Basic Game Utility / News
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/ - The Lodestone. Official site for news and more.
sqex.to/Msp - The Mog Station. Used for all FFXIV account management.
http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/forum.php - Official forums. (Note the "Dev Tracker" feed.)
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/ - Developers' blog.
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/help/option_service/ - Optional services (vanity items, world transfer, etc).
https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN - Official Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/user/FINALFANTASYXIV - Official Youtube channel
http://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv - Official Twitch channel
http://arrstatus.com - Server/World status site.
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/fankit - Wallpapers and such.​

▼ Resources / Wikis / Guides
http://xivdb.com - A data-minded database.
http://www.garlandtools.org/db/ - A database with tools.
http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Main_Page - Successor to FFXIclopedia.
http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/FF14_Wiki - Another wiki for ARR.
http://finalfantasyxivcutscenes.com - Cutscenes!
http://www.ffxivinfo.com - Database, with guides.
http://www.ffxivguild.com/ - A general guides site.
http://ffxivdungeons.com/ - Guides for dungeons.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MTQcapture - Video guides for dungeons, raids, primals.​

▼ Useful Pages
http://ffxiv.ariyala.com/ - Gear calculator.
http://ffxivcrafting.com/ - Crafting resources.
http://ffxivclock.com/ - Gathering timers.
http://ffxivfisher.appspot.com/ - Fishing.
http://www.garlandtools.org/db/#skywatcher/all - Weather forecast.
http://vistas.explorexiv.com/ - Sightseeing log.
http://dimensionaldeath.com/?page=huntinglogs - Hunting log.
http://www.xiv-minions.com/ - Minions and mounts.
http://ffxiverminion.com/ - Lord of Verminion.
http://ffxivchocobo.com/ - Chocobo color calculator.
http://www.ffxivgardening.com/ - Gardening.
http://ffxivtriad.com/ - Triple Triad database.
http://en.ff14housing.com/ - Housing and furnishings.
http://www.ffxivhuntspath.co.uk/ - Clan Hunt Marks locations.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...Lk7OCd6VWTcU/htmlview?sle=true#gid=1617225659 - Endgame loot list.​

▼ Other Communities
http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv - FFXIV subreddit since 1.x.
http://www.bluegartr.com/index.php - An endgame-centric forum originally known for its FFXI community.
http://ffxiv.zam.com/ - Long established MMO site with large forum community.​

▼ Videos
https://youtu.be/ag2cRTU-Og8 - FFXIV (1.0) opening cinematic.
https://youtu.be/TXc0loyuq9I - "The Waning of the Sixth Sun" (narrated storyline of 1.0).
https://youtu.be/1xOOFCltZuc - A Realm Reborn (2.0) opening cinematic, includes "Flames of Truth".
https://youtu.be/pAoBojYsuOI - Heavensward (3.0) opening cinematic.
https://youtu.be/uDg44MVJLrw - 16-bit Super Titan Extreme Battle.
https://youtu.be/cuELXU0OEs4 - Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV.​


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PSN errors when installing?

AuthenticM said:
Hey, just to let you know that it would probably help some other poor souls if you added to the OP the solution to the patch download error on PS4. I had to switch my DNS server to one from Japan; specifically, this address: 221.186.113.106.

I was able to replicate its success a second time after I tried Google's DNS to speed up the download (which kept giving me failures still), so it should be reliable.

I don't know if it's pertinent, but I live in Canada.

cheers
 
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Regarding my previous comments, I hope the next raid tier appeals to me, but if not I'll just find something else to get my fix. It's becoming clear that the direction of "savage" raids are different than what I want. I hope they add more midcore stuff if the raids are targeting people who want even more
 
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Yes GAF, come to me. Balmung is a nice place.

Come here so I don't have to go over there!
Do you know how impossible it is to create a character on Balmung?

I tried after the last maintenance. arrstatus.com on 15 seconds refresh, login and password pre-entered on the launcher, character appearance pre-created and name pre-decided, loading the game off a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, spamclicking the moment I got the ping that Balmung was up. The server was greyed out by the time I got to the server selection screen in character creation. It's literally impossibru.
 

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Suffering From Success
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Do you know how impossible it is to create a character on Balmung?

I tried after the last maintenance. arrstatus.com on 15 seconds refresh, login and password pre-entered on the launcher, character appearance pre-created and name pre-decided, loading the game off a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, spamclicking the moment I got the ping that Balmung was up. The server was greyed out by the time I got to the server selection screen in character creation. It's literally impossibru.
The thirst...
 
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Do you know how impossible it is to create a character on Balmung?

I tried after the last maintenance. arrstatus.com on 15 seconds refresh, login and password pre-entered on the launcher, character appearance pre-created and name pre-decided, loading the game off a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, spamclicking the moment I got the ping that Balmung was up. The server was greyed out by the time I got to the server selection screen in character creation. It's literally impossibru.
People need to stop recommending just gilgamesh and balmung, i see so many new players being told to just go to either gilgamesh or balmung if they want RP or not (not you guys, but everywhere else I see them being promoted as the "go to" servers)
 
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People need to stop recommending just gilgamesh and balmung, i see so many new players being told to just go to either gilgamesh or balmung if they want RP or not (not you guys, but everywhere else I see them being promoted as the "go to" servers)
They're big because they're the de facto official community servers for the Reddit and Tumblr FFXIV communities, respectively, so people from those communities tell other people to join them. The other factor is that big servers are self-perpetuating. People want to play MMOs with the most people they can, so they go to the biggest server, and it gets even bigger, repeat forever.
 
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