Friday, December 3, 2010

Ask the Devs! - Faction Leves - Final Fantasy XIV


The development and management teams continue to address the questions and concerns of the community in an ongoing FAQ. The topic addressed this time around is faction leves.


Faction Leves
Q.
What are faction leves?
A.
Faction leves are special types of guildleves that are obtained in exchange for a currency known as faction credits. Faction levequests are typically more difficult than their regional levequest counterparts, but offer greater rewards.
Q.
How do I earn faction credits?
A.
Faction credits are awarded upon successful completion of regional levequests. Players can learn which of the factions credits will be awarded by viewing a guildleve's details before accepting it.
Q.
What are the prerequisite conditions for undertaking a faction leve?
A.
A rank 20 faction leve, for example, can be purchased by a rank 10 player with at least 100 credits with any faction. Players should keep in mind, however, that faction leves are counted together with regional leves. This means that a player who has already ordered the maximum of 8 regional leves cannot obtain a faction leve until the next guildleve reset.
Q.
I thirst for more faction leves. They will be mine, or I will see this Eorzea turned to ash! What must I do?
A.
When ranks 10, 20, and 30 are attained, the number of faction leves recommended for ranks 20, 30, and 40 that are available to a player will increase, respectively. In addition, completion of these levequests serves to unlock still more faction leves.


November Version Update
Q.
My regional levequest ended all of a sudden while I was in transit. Why did this happen to me?
A.
In order to improve server load-balancing and alleviate lag, the November version update introduced a system that splits existing areas into several sub-areas. As a result, the effective "ranges" of regional guildleves have become smaller, and some players may be exiting a levequest's area without intending to do so. We apologize for any inconvenience this change has caused.
* Click on the map to enlarge it.
* The portions outlined in red are the borders of the area.

Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks


Limsa Lominsa Upper Deckss


Lower La Noscea


Eastern La Noscea


Western La Noscea



Gridania


Central Forest


North Forest


West Forest



Ul'dah


Central Thanalan


Eastern Thanalan


Western Thanalan




Original source can be found here.



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