The independent authors at Killer Guides have brought another excellent addition into their guide library. Those seeking an unbiased and comprehensive strategy guide for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn need look no further than the unofficial strategy guide offered at Killer Guides.
Unofficial? Can I Trust it?
A common, and warranted, concern with unofficial guides involves their validity. Will the information contained in the guide be real, or will it contain made up or theoretical strategies that haven’t been tested and may not even work? Killer Guides gives customers a level of protection and assurance when buying unofficial guides. The editors at Killer Guides ensure that all the content they offer is relevant and accurate.
There are also advantages to purchasing an unofficial guide. These guides are written by real players, not just editors or designers under the watchful eye of the game developers. Official guides are careful not to give away too much, or they only describe the strategies the developers want released. An unofficial guide doesn’t suffer these types of limitations. Many unique and interesting strategies can be found in unofficial guides that would be edited out of an official version.
Guide Style and Presentation
The FF14 Unofficial Guide works like any paper-based guide book. It contains text and images that walk the player through the various strategies on display. The guide is presented in electronic format as PDF or eBook. Customers wanting a paper copy will have to print their own, but this also saves a little money, and players can print out only the sections they really want.
The layout is straightforward without being too crowded or difficult to read. Images are of high quality, real in-game content and fully colored. In all respects, the quality of design matches that of official guide books.
Where the guide falls short on presentation is the lack of elements that usually accompany electronic guides, such as clickable indexes and animated presentations, videos or recordings. The guide is essentially the same type of content as a paper book, except without the paper.
Amount of Content
This guide is a comprehensive work covering all aspects of Final Fantasy XIV. It contains sections on leveling, Gil collecting, quest walkthrough, class and disciple discussions, character performance enhancement and crafting. Let’s take a closer look at each of these elements.
Leveling and Character Performance
At the highest level of play it is essential not to just understand how a character works, but to ensure that character is being played to the highest extent of their ability. This involves more than just grinding to the level cap and unlocking every ability and trait. Enhancing character performance to maximum involves practicing the optimum strategy of skill rotation and style for that character as well as equipping that character with the best gear for their specialty. This guide clearly outlines the best way to play each character type and optimum equipment and talents for each.
Class and Disciple Discussions
This guide has taken class information from the FF14: A Realm Reborn Compendium that lists veteran players’ favorite classes and strategies. There are many class creation choices in FF14, and the guide covers each possible combination. New players will get an idea of how a class is played in order to choose the best starting class for them, and veteran players may find an interesting combination that might not have occurred to them before.
Grinding out in-game currency is always a tedious task in games. This guide makes it easier. Although it makes some pretty big assumptions on just how much Gil can be made, it will at least ensure players earn more than they would on average.
Equipment creation is a complex art in FF14. The guide will give newer crafters a nice starting point and goal for their crafting, and veteran players may find recipes and material locations they have missed.
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