Final Fantasy XIV online is the fourteenth installment of the popular Final Fantasy series and is tentatively set for release sometime this year. The game will be available for the Playstation 3 and Microsoft Windows. As the title implies, this online edition will be a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Set in Eorzea, this installment will cover the periods of peace between nations. The open ended premise revolves around soldiers who become adventurers in age without war.
The Final Fantasy XIV Classes are slowly being introduced to the public through company press releases. What is known so far will be slightly familiar to the hardcore fans but there are many new aspects as well. The classes are broken down into four separate Disciplines or FFXIV job systems. The Disciples of War (Warrior), Magic (Magus), Land (Gatherer) and Hand (Crafter). The Disciples of War include FFXIV Gladiator, FFXIV Marauder, FFXIV Pugilist, FFXIV Archer and FFXIV Lancer. The Disciples of Magic include FFXIV Thaumaturge and FFXIV Conjurer. The Disciples of the Land include FFXIV Fisher, FFXIV Botanist and FFXIV Miner. The Disciples of the Hand include FFXIV Carpenter, FFXIV Blacksmith, FFXIV Armorer, FFXIV Goldsmith, FFXIV Tanner, FFXIV Weaver, FFXIV Alchemist and FFXIV Culinarian. Each class is defined by the right equipment. For example, a Culinarian is a chef so cooking equipment will define this class.
With the large number of classes that comes out with this latest Final Fantasy series, fans look forward to Final Fantasy XIV guides and class guides as aids to kick start on the game.
There will most likely be other Final Fantasy XIV Classes as well. Final Fantasy is known for rewarding the hardcore fans with hidden classes like the Onion Knight. The Onion Knight is incredibly weak initially but the players who stick with this obscure class are rewarded with one of the most powerful characters in the game.
Final Fantasy XIV has been in development since 2006. The release is being seen as the next huge leap for the series. An online presence will drive the game play mechanics and more importantly, the plot, to new heights. The Final Fantasy developers are keeping the look and feel of this online world familiar to the fans of the incredibly successful Final Fantasy XI. The Final Fantasy XIV Classes and Races reflect this. Just how the Disciplines or job systems will be leveled up, remains to be seen.
If you’re looking for a detailed guide on classes, check out this Final Fantasy XIV guide review.