How to Create a Character in Final Fantasy XIV

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FFXIV is currently the fastest growing MMORPG out there, with so many players logging in for the first time every day. However, before jumping into the ever expansive world that Square Enix has crafted, players first have to create a character.

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Now, the character creation of this game is one of the best we’ve seen in any game ever. Players are able to make so many different types of characters, with all of them being completely unique from each other.

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If you’re looking for a guide telling you how to create a character for when you’re starting off FFXIV, then you’re at the right place as we’re here to do just that.

Before Creating Your Character in Final Fantasy XIV

Of course, before you make a character the first thing you have to do is first purchase the game. Fortunately, you can take full advantage of the free trial Final Fantasy XIV gives players instead of having to purchase a subscription from the get go.

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After purchasing the trial version (or any other version you want) finish downloading it, and then launch the application.

After launching the application, you’ll be asked to log in to your Square Enix account before being able to progress any further. If you don’t have a Square Enix account, then you’ll have to instead create a new one. After doing that, you’ll just have to agree to the service license and license registration

Creating Your Character in Final Fantasy XIV

Finally, it’ll be time to create your character as soon as you click or tap on ‘new character’. Before moving on to the appearance of your soon-to-be character, you first have to make three very important decisions, those being

  • What the character’s race will be
  • What the character’s class will be
  • What the character’s gender will be

One thing to keep in mind is that starting STR, DEX, VIT, INT, and MND attributes will differ depending on your race and clan, but the gender option doesn’t affect your stats at all.

After choosing the aforementioned things, you can finally set the appearance of your character. Of course, don’t worry if you get carried away and end up spending hours on this step since we’ve all been there.

When you’re satisfied with your character’s appearance, move on to setting your character’s birthday, patron deity, starting class, and city state, though technically the last two are one and the same as a character’s starting city will be determined by their starting class, as no starting city houses all class guilds.

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Moving on, you’ll be sent to the data center selection screen. Here, we recommend you choose a data center closer to you to ensure a better gameplay experience. If you’ve created a character in a different server before then there will be a star next to that server, though chances are you haven’t if you’re searching for a guide on creating a character.

Finally, you now have to make the most important decision so far. Naming your character, of course. When you do that, simply finalize the character you’ve just created.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to create a character in FFXIV, we recommend you remember the process as if you’re anything like us you’ll end up creating a bunch of characters in this game.