It's common knowledge to know that Final Fantasy XIV is one of the many games that offers players a free version to play, And now, here is everything that you should know before getting into it.
The rise in the popularity of multiplayer games now has dramatically influenced the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) genre. In fact, there are a ton of free-to-play games out over there, however, Final Fantasy XIV is not one of them. In order to play the MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online), you have to not only purchase the game, but also you have to pay a subscription fee every month. While, normally, this would drive players away, this game is incredibly well done, moreover, it has one of the highest player bases to date. In the meantime, this game also offers a free-trial version that lets you play without paying the fee or purchasing this game, but this trial does have some major restrictions.
The Very First One Is: Locked Gil And Item Space
Although this problem does not seem to be that serious, if you play more than just one class, then you can easily notice that it can become a nuisance quickly. You are not able to use the retainer service while you are on a free accounting making your item storage incredibly limited. And that means you will need to sell off much lower-level items quickly.
Another bad news is your wallet will also be limited to 300,000 Final Fantasy XIV Gil. If you are on a paid version, then you can have unlimited item space for you to store and for the FFXIV Gil, well, has no limitations.
The Second One Is: No Free Company Requests
Well, another thing that makes players feel a little disappointed is since joining a company could be a huge benefit to the player. Free companies, as a matter of fact, they are just like Guilds in another game and come with perks like bonus experience when playing with company members. And companies also have houses and their very own shops.
Companies are also quite an important part of searching for teammates for dungeon runs.
The Third One Is: Select Classes Unavailable
If you are a player who is knowledgeable about all the different classes in this series, then you probably be let down by the trial. This trial will only let you play classes that are available in the base game. That means that the Red Mage will not be a class that you can begin as.
If your heart is set on a class type, then you should check to see if it's available with this trial.
The Fourth One Is: Trading Blocked
Another major shortcoming is that one of the most basic MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) functions is totally blocked for trial members. And that is you can not trade with any other players in the game. This bars you from being able to get good gear for your friends or even get the extra potions yo need for solo quests.
This free trial really makes you take things on almost completely on your own.
Last but not least: The Fifth One Is: The Speech Commands Restricted
Another quite strange feature is that a lot of the speech types are just cut-off from free players. While you can talk to your party, you cannot yell, tell, or shout. Whispering is aloud, but for the most part, that makes it even more difficult for you to find random players to party up with when you are stuck.
If you are going into Final Fantasy XIV alone, that means you might need to use a third-party forum for help.