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Category:Game Basics

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A list of helpful information for those starting out in the game.
Type Description
Actions. Actions are any abilities, attacks, spells, or other functions that can be used by the player. Players can set any action to the action bar as long as they have learned it and meet any associated class requirements. Many actions may be used by different classes than the one that learned them.

Being level synced below the level of an action will cause it to become unusable.

Actions usually have some cost associated with them, be it MP, GP, CP and/or an individual cooldown.

Attributes. Attributes are a grouping of various core attributes and statistics that drive how and to what degree a character performs certain tasks. Different attributes will effect different tasks. Some attribute values are visible and some are hidden, and the precise effect of each attribute is sometimes known and sometimes simply estimated.
Dictionary of Terms and Slang. This player-created dictionary is comprised of common, and some uncommon, terms that you might see other players use while playing. Some terms are specific to FFXIV, while others are simply common MMO terms.
Dictionary of Icons. There are a lot of icons in FFXIV. While over time they become recognizable, it is not always readily apparent what they represent. This dictionary aims to "define" the more common icons seen in the game.
Disciplines. In general, there is a fourfold classification of adventurers based on the disciplinary paths to which they devote themselves. Battle classes are either a Disciple of War, masters of arms who live for the call of combat, or a Disciple of Magic, erudite researchers of all things esoteric. Non-combat classes can be either a Disciple of the Land, gatherers of material resources and students of the natural order, or a Disciple of the Hand, crafters who invest their creative ingenuity in synthesis and industry.
Auto-Translator. The Auto-Translator is accessed by pressing "Tab" while typing in the Chat Window. This gives you access to automatically TranslateGreen.png translated phrases TranslateRed.png that appear in the native language of people around you.
Active Help. When starting certain events or actions, a question mark icon will be displayed with the title of the active help tutorial underneath.Selecting this icon will display the active help tutorial. When you are done reading the tutorial, close the window by clicking the button in the top-right corner, or pressing B on the gamepad.

You can access the Active Help Menu in game from the System tab in the main menu.

Retainer. A retainer is an NPC associated with a player that occupies a number of roles. The retainer acts as extra item and gil storage, with an inventory capacity of 175 items. It's also how players can list items for sale on the Market Board, up to twenty stacks may be listed for sale at a time. Finally, retainers can be used in Retainer Ventures.
Linkshell. Linkshells are community groups that can be created by any player using an item also known as a linkshell, which can be acquired from various NPCs.
Free Company. Free Companies act as the entirely player character based 'guild/clan' system within Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Grand Companies. The Grand Companies of Eorzea are a military alliance of nations united in common cause to avert imminent catastrophe from engulfing the realm, each city-state charged with mustering its resources under the banner of an elite regiment. The allegiance of a player is decided when they enlist in a Grand Company at level 20 as part of the Main Scenario Storyline.
Market Board. The Market Board is a traditional Auction House system through which items are put for sale using Retainers. Market boards are present in each of the three major City-States, Ishgard and the free company housing zones.


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