Gathering And Crafting Demonstrated In Final Fantasy XIV

By Ishaan . December 13, 2012 . 12:15am

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn lets you craft items. In order to craft, you need to gather items first. This evening, Square Enix shared a video that shows off the gathering and crafting process in the game. Take a look at it below:



Square’s quick summary explains: “When crafting, players must first select a recipe from their crafting log and click on Synthesize to begin the process. Players must then perform class actions—using crafting points—to complete the process before durability is compromised.”


Square also note that the characters featured in this video are of a low level.

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  • keriaku

    That looks really awesome, actually. I love how it takes more effort then simply repeating the task over and over and how it seems pretty integrated into the growth system. Can’t wait for the PS3 version!

  • I’m playing alpha and I played FFXIV 1.0 from day 1. Never loved gathering or crafting (max I have is Botanist 20 and Goldsmith 19). However, I’m really liking how they are in Alpha. More funny

  • Pretty similar to the system that was already in place. Which is good. I can pick up where I left off with ease.

  • MasterHiei

    Looks incredibly dull and boring.

  • SirTeffy

    This is definitely a better system than a random-dumb-luck based progress bar filling up to tell you whether you succeeded or not.

  • Eilanzer

    the gathering in the first was kind of fun for me BUT…the process was soooo slow that spoiled all possible fun =/

  • Liking this system sooo much better than the old one in regular FFXIV. Now I wont have to dread over creating and repairing things myself =^_^=

  • Oni123

    Looks like it might be easier to HQ items with this crafting system =) no more 500+ quality for 1% WOO!

  • riceisnice

    Well it looks more efficient. But I’ll probably get bored of crafting and just wind up buying everything I need like the plebian that I am.

    • :/ that’s what I did on guild war 2…

  • Settsuo

    Looks pretty good.

  • Masengan

    I don’t know what it is but one thing I HATE about RPGs is crafting. Specially in MMOs, I’ve tried getting into it but I never can. So it always amazes me when I see people who have super high crafting levels.

    • Kerzie Wildrick

      everyone has different preferences tho some people will find fun in what others despise

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