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Isn’t it too late to start FF14 now? Aren’t you afraid of online games? Interesting?

I found a wonderful treasure today.
I found a wonderful treasure today.




Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a letter corner.

Eh, this corner continued! ? 💦


▼ This time we have received this letter!

Hello Norirow-san. I always read your Twitter and blogs.

Looking at Norirow-san's Twitter and blog, you always look like you're having fun, so I'm really curious about FF14.
Is it too late to start FF14 now?
I hear that FF14 has already been around 10 years since it started. Will I be able to make it in time even if I start now? Won't it be over soon? can i still have fun?

Also, I've played some Final Fantasy series, but I've never played an online game (MMO?). When you play online games, you get to interact with people, right? Are not you scared?

Is it interesting in the first place?

from “Light Gamer (pseudonym)”

Norirow-san has been writing only about FF14 for a long time, so it’s strange that people other than FF14 players read Norirow-san’s article. So, Norirow-san, please answer.

Am I the one to answer? …… But this time it might be an easy question to answer!


Then I would like to answer…

First of all, to the question, “Isn’t it too late to start now?”

It’s not too late! No problem!

In the first place, the structure of this world is designed so that you can enjoy it regardless of how long you have experienced FF14.

There aren’t any equipment or items that would benefit long-time players, so don’t worry. Even if a strong item appears, it will be updated in a few months. And most people end up with equipment that is nearly identical.

So you can start anytime!

FF14 has been around for about 10 years now, and the number of users around the world is increasing year by year. According to the official announcement, the total number of registered accounts now exceeds 30 million. Very popular!

I know I’m in this world I feel that the number of players is increasing year by year, and when I look at SNS and events, I feel a tremendous amount of passion.

I think it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s the most popular MMORPG title in the world.

And this year, Producer/Director Yoshida-san made an announcement, “For the next 10 years.”

I don’t think this will end so easily.

And to the question, “Can I still have fun?”, I can confidently answer you, “You will be able to have more fun from now on!”

This FF14 has continued to be updated for about 10 years and has reached the present. Not to mention the continuation of the story, the usability and game balance have been updated from time to time, making it more convenient and comfortable.

I have only been in this world for about five years, but I still feel that this world has evolved a lot.

By the way, the story continues all the way, and there are 5 big stories so far. It’s like Episode 1 to Episode 5 in a movie. And these are not over yet!

  1. A Realm Reborn
  2. Heavensward
  3. Stormblood
  4. Shadowbringers
  5. Endwalker

It’s a very heavy and moving story, so it might be good to start with the feeling of watching a movie.

If you’ve enjoyed the Final Fantasy series so far, you’ll definitely love it! On the contrary, I can recommend it with confidence that you will have the best story experience!

However, if this is your first time playing an online game (MMORPG here), it is certainly different from the FINAL FANTASY series you have played so far in terms of “interacting with people.”

If you step into this world, you’ll notice that there are strangers walking around.

Are you nervous? I was very nervous at first too.

But this is the same as in the real world, people walking around are just strangers walking around. There is no need to have a sudden exchange, and there is no problem even if you do not get involved.

In fact, for the first six months after I started playing FF14, I progressed through the story without speaking a single word to anyone. (smile)

There is no problem even if you do not interact with people in advancing the game. Furthermore, in recent years, the game specifications have been steadily improved, and it is now possible to go solo where it was necessary to go to battle with strangers before.

If you really don’t want to get involved with anyone, don’t worry, you can proceed without getting involved. Even so, as I said earlier, I think you can fully enjoy this world with a solid story, and you should be able to have a wonderful moving experience.

I want to tell you in a loud voice, “I want you to experience it even if it’s just the story!”

However, of course, the real thrill of MMORPGs is the ability to interact with people.

Even if you don’t interact with anyone at all at first, if you make friends with someone or get into a community somewhere, there is no doubt that your world will expand more and more. Like I did.

I also believe that this world is a place where you can build new and gentle “relationships with people” that you probably can’t have in the real world.

Slightly digressing from the topic, the word “metaverse” is very popular in the world and there are high expectations, but if you’re interested in the metaverse, try FF14 first! I want to say that.

I can’t help but feel that the “metaverse” that is currently being talked about is a business-like, so-called “something that is an extension of the real world”, but what you can experience in FF14 is “another world”. You could call it “another life”.

If there are people who feel a sense of blockage or limitations in the current real world, I would like them to experience this “another world”. Perhaps, your hidden potential that you could not demonstrate in the real world due to various constraints can be displayed here, and your life may change.

I think this world has that much of an impact. (This story is going to be long, so I’ll talk about it some other time…)

Going back to the topic… What kind of gaming experience would you like to have?

Well, no answer is okay. I think the world of FF14 is a world where you can make any wish come true.

Of course, you can experience a solid story, but if you are a person who wants to do battle, you will surely be able to do that. There is also quite a bit of end content (so-called difficult boss battles), so it would be nice to pursue it.

If you like PvP games, there is plenty of PvP content as well. It’s pretty funny.

If you just want to chill out, that’s fine too. There is no doubt that no matter where you go, you will be healed because it is full of wonderful scenery. It’s so vast that I wonder how long it would take just to walk around the world… Feel free to experience a world trip with wonderful BGM.

You can also go fishing, become a lumberjack and collect wood, or use the collected materials to make weapons, armor, and stylish clothes.

There are so many wonderful clothes, so it would be nice to enjoy fashion (Glamour). I really like this, and I’m always traveling to find nice clothes and weapons. And I record the collected treasures in this Norirow Note.

Then you can build your own house. It may be nice to enjoy decorating the interior and the garden nicely. There are many talented architects in this world.

Some people are playing mahjong all the time. There is also a space where you can play mahjong in the playground called Gold Saucer, so it might be a good idea to come down to this world just to play mahjong with other people.

And above all, as I said earlier, because it’s an MMORPG, it’s nice to be able to talk with your friends all the time, join various communities to expand your circle of friends, and make lots of memories with lots of people. It’s something you can’t experience in other games.

Did you get a glimpse of the charm of the world of FF14?

If you can convey it, I would like you to “experience” this world by all means.

This FF14 has a free trial system, and you can play for free up to the third story I mentioned earlier, “Stormblood”.

You can watch three blockbuster movies for free! lol

Regardless of the play time, you can play as much as you like up to the third “Stormblood”. If you do this, I think you’ll understand the charm of this world.

That’s why, really, really… even if it’s just a little bit, please start!

It’s very, very interesting and fun, and there may be a new world here that you’ve never experienced before, and sometimes it can change your life!

By the way, FF14 can be played on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and Mac.

I am grateful that the PC does not require such high specs.

▼ Please see this official page for the free trial!

Become the Warrior of Light, and fight to deliver the realm from certain destruction. Play the Free

I don’t know if I’ve answered your letter properly, but I have no doubt that FF14 is a really, really fascinating world, and that it’s the most interesting thing that can give you an experience that’s more than just a game.

It’s not too late to start now, so if there are other people who are hesitating, please take a step even from the free trial!

May your adventure that begins from now be a journey full of happiness!


It’s all about my photos…

‘Cause you look like you’re having so much fun💦


Written by Norirow Note

This is a memory of the world of FINAL FANTASY 14.
I will write it down with gratitude for this world.
For someone someday. For some signpost. With prayer.
May your adventure be fortunate.


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