|Final Fantasy XIV features a comprehensive character creation system which allows players to customize their avatars. Once a race and clan have been selected, players can proceed to choose from a wide variety of face types and hair styles. From there, detailed adjustments can be made to elements such as hair, skin, and eye color, as well as mouth, nose and eye shape.
There are even smaller details available, like putting highlights or streaks in your hair and adding scars and tattoos. Not only can players choose how they look but they will also get to choose how they sound with a variety of voice types. The possibilities are almost endless.
Select a race, gender and clan
Your beginning stats will vary slightly depending on the race and clan (but not gender) you select. These small stat differences do not make a material difference in game play however.
Modify your appearance
Sliders and radial choices are given for the following characteristics. Some purely cosmetic choices can later be changed via the Aesthetician for a fee in gil, while a full re-roll of your character requires using a bottle of Fantasia.
||Bust Size (female only)
||Tail Shape (Miqo'te, Au Ra only)
||Tail Length (Miqo'te, Au Ra only)
||Face Paint Color
Select a Nameday and Guardian
A Nameday is your birthday in Eorzea. See Time for more details about the Eorzean calendar.
Associating yourself with a particular guardian has no known effect on game play. See The Twelve for more information about the Guardians.
Select a class (and thus your starting city-state)
Selecting a starting class will in turn be a selection of your starting city. Note that the blue coloring of the icons corresponds to tank classes, green to healer classes, and red to damage dealing classes. Classes are easily changed after you gain a few levels on your starting class.
- NOTE: There is also another class (the Rogue) which cannot be picked from the character creation screen, even though its guild resides in Limsa Lominsa along with Marauder and Arcanist guilds. In order to become one, do a little bit of work:
- You must first reach level 10 in another Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic class
- You must talk to Lonwoerd at the Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks to undertake the quest called My First Daggers.
- Upon completing that quest, you can play as a Rogue!
Select a world
There are currently three data centers for FFXIV, one each for North America, Europe, and Japan. Each data center contains two or three clusters, each containing several servers, or worlds. Here's a list of them, and the worlds they contain, along with their online/offline status.
Legacy worlds are worlds that contain players that played during 1.0. Historically that meant that legacy servers would have more gil in the economy. New players were allowed to join Legacy worlds from 2.0 launch and at launch Legacy players were not able to join normal worlds. On March 1, 2014 that restriction was lifted, and legacy characters can utilize the World Transfer Service of Mog Station to transfer worlds.
A full listing of the servers can be found at Worlds.