Written by Bad Demoman 8th November 2017
Final Fantasy 14 is the first MMO that I’ve ever reached “Endgame” in. As I’ve previously mentioned, I never got hugely into World of Warcraft, and I used to play a bunch of free Korean MMOs -
Once you reach level 70, you’ll obviously have a whole lot of content to play, both current and older. Through your daily roulettes, you’ll likely still be playing through a lot of the old dungeons. Thus, your daily roulettes become a very real roulette of hoping that you didn’t get a sucky dungeon. Unfortunately, a startlingly large number of dungeons in FF14 are quite dull. Unexciting environments like Dusk Vigils zombie-
Your main goal at 70 is to start gearing up for raids. There's a pretty clear cut path to follow -
So far, Final Fantasy 5 is the focus of the four currently available raids. This makes sense, since Omega originated in that games Interdimensional Rift. The fourth raid has you facing off against ExDeath himself, with the Savage version having an extra phase against his second form! The orchestrated music brings a real sense of nostalgia, but don’t get too caught up in it -
I’ll be perfectly honest, I haven’t beat ExDeath yet. It took me and my static nearly a month to even beat the third boss, Halicarnassus! Savage content is definitely not for the faint hearted, and some groups won’t be able to do it and give up. Past the Savage content, there's even a harder raid available, the Unending Coil of Bahamut. At the time of writing, only 3 groups have managed to clear it.
So you’ll need something else to do while not raiding. And here's where the big problem with Final Fantasy 14s endgame comes in for me -
In Summary, if you aren’t going to take FF14 seriously, do all the hardest content and level multiple different kinds of class, I would honestly recommend unsubbing after you complete the main story and all the dungeons. Maybe sub back once every now and then to see what's new -