Final Fantasy XIV Races Seem Familiar

By Spencer . August 5, 2009 . 6:55am


Famitsu has a Final Fantasy XIV blowout which reveals evolved races from Final Fantasy XI. Humes are Hyuran, Tarutaru became Lalafell, Galka trimmed down to Roegadyn, Mithra morphed to Miqo’te, and Elvaan are around probably under a new name too.


Players can further customize the appearance of their character by selecting different faces and features like hair color.


A few jobs were revealed too and each job has two subclasses. They are: Fighter [swordsman/archer], Sorcerer [enchanter/warlock], Gatherer [gardener/fishermen], and Crafter [blacksmith/chef].


Yes, you can be a stocky Roegadyn gardener when Final Fantasy XIV comes out next year.


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  • jarrodand

    Real time combat and weapon leveling sound interesting. Looks great too, I may have to break my no MMORPG rule when the inevitable 360 port hits…

  • Raccoon

    Looks great! And so much better than FFXI ^^’

    Yay for Yoshida! The new system sounds interesting, too.

  • Trotmeister

    As an acquaintance of mine pointed out, new tarus are a pedophile’s wet dream come true.

    Also – ARGH for not being able to create a male mithra again.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    I’d say Lala’s lose the Taru’s cherubic/devilish charm. Will need to keep an eye out for how that sorceror class will play out, though. Perhaps it will be the combat mage tank XI never really got. Sure hope they do a better job expanding magic this time, I’d like to see more than just two pure casters (blm/whm), a nicely done jack-of-trades (rdm) and then nothing but a bunch of pokemon trainers.

    • And the blue mage, and the scholar… the ‘combat mage tank’ is basically the dancer.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        I’d seen the blue as just a different way to do summoner/beast stuff, and was sure disappointed when that one turned into needing a FAQ to know what monster you could learn a particular attack from at a particular level.

        I know people have done some nice work with dancer, but had not seen it do much more than can be done with a well played red. With ‘mage tank’ I was thinking something akin to a geo or chronomage, where you could do direct spell damage without the hp/armor issues of a blm.

  • KonradChin

    Nekomimi forever!

  • Josh

    “Yes, you can be a stocky Roegadyn gardener when Final Fantasy XIV comes out next year.”

    Like Largo!

  • Saturnus

    That last race there sure have disproportionate heads to the length of their bodies. Their heads look too small!

  • Name

    Seems kind of silly to me that they would change the names but keep the appearances. All of the FFXI veterans will have a damn hard time adjusting, and will probably just call them what they used to be.

    • It would be interesting if Square Enix had something in the story that explained why the names of the races changed. Like if they’re descendants or something.

  • Ereek

    After spending so many years on FFXI, I can say with absolute certainty that I will not touch this game. Still, it’s interesting to see how they are learning from their mistakes in XI.

    • QBasic

      Doesn’t the fact that they’re learning from their mistakes and fixing up the fuckups that plagued XI give you plenty of incentive to try it out? Or are you just fanboy posturing? =/

      Anyways….I really hope SE keeps up with the times, and makes this MMO free-to-play like all the other upcoming console MMOs…

      • Ereek

        Oh, that’s not what I meant.

        I spent way too much time playing FFXI. As in, by the time I quit, I had around 900 days in-game time logged into it. There’s only a bit of idle time in that number. After playing it for 5+ years, I’m pretty much sterilized against any MMO at this point.

        I’m glad they’re learning from their mistakes. I just can’t see myself playing another MMO, especially one as time consuming as XI.

        • QBasic

          Hm. Perhaps XIV will be a little bit more bite-friendly?

          How I recall from earlier inteviews, they’ve tailored this one so that a single player can advance by his lonesome quite far without needing to be in parties.

          I’m gonna safely assume that quite a few quests will be Crisis Core-mission-sized.

          But as a retired FFXI veteran myself, I understand where you’re coming from. Which is why I’m hoping this one will be free-to-play for similar reasons…

  • I’m a little disappointed at the same races as before thing. I was really hoping that they would branch out. Especially with some of the screens having the exact same hairstyle and facial selections from the previous one. I guess they want a reason to not be held back by the PS2?

    I’ll probably avoid this one.

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