Despite the in-game tutorial, players in Final Fantasy XIV
aren't given a straightforward idea of where to go after the first few steps in the game. Early adopters have been gamely figuring out what comes next as they go, but Square-Enix
has put together a small primer for new players
covering two of the essentials -- interacting with objects (including the all-important aetheryte) and the specifics of acquiring guildleves and carrying out local leves.
Some of the facts within the most recent dispatch will be familiar to players who have been in the game since the beginning, but the guide still includes interesting facts for all players, such as a map of the NPCs required for materials for some local leves. Veteran players can also appreciate the newly implemented History feature
for individual characters, allowing one to track the progress of a character across Eorzea. Final Fantasy XIV
newbies still won't have a straight line to walk through the game, but the addition of another guide
should certainly help.