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FFXIV: settings & tricks that make your experience better

Want to take your Final Fantasy Xiv to the next level? Or want to make the gameplay a bit less confusing and easy to understand? Then, you have landed in the right place. Do the below mentioned settings and see the difference in your game.



Standard-type movement vs Legacy Type Movement




Standard type movement and legacy type movement are the first settings I would suggest everyone change. You can find it by going to character configuration, then control settings, then general.

The reason you want to change this is that when you press S to move normally, the character walks backwards. This isn't very useful in content. When you press A and D, the character will spin around, which is also not very helpful.

Aside from that, the character will also face whoever you're hitting with abilities as you run past them. This can make your character hard to control in harder content, since you often have to keep casting abilities while running.

I think you should change this to a legacy type movement if you don't mind the movement yet. Give it a try and see how you like it. If you just can't remember how to use the legacy type, use the standard type instead. But if you want to change your key bindings and put "strafe left" on "A" and "strafe right" on "D," you can keep your normal movement and use "A" and "D" to run sideways, which is very useful.

The only thing you really lose is the power ranger move and the ability to spin in a circle, which, let's be honest, we don't need.

Disable recast error message




People who like to spam buttons will find this setting very helpful. If you go into a character configuration and then lock window settings, you will see a checkbox that says "Disable display of recast time error messages." This lets you know at the top of the screen if the ability isn't ready yet, so you don't spam buttons and then wonder why it's not working.

Change camera angles


When I found out about the next one, it really blew my mind. Because it lets me change the camera angle on the fly, which is really helpful in some dungeons, especially when you zoom out and just want to change the angle on the fly.

Just hold down the Ctrl key and press up and down. So, the up and down arrows let you see the bigger bosses when you zoom out and look at your character when you zoom in.

This helped me a lot when I was playing a lot of fells. Some of the bosses liked gaze mechanics, which usually start at chest height or higher for the boss, and I was too short to reach them.

Target Types and Highlight Potential Targets


I really think that you should use Cone targeting instead of Ignore depth for this setting. You can find that information in the character, control, and target menus.

This moves through enemies right in front of you before switching to enemies farther away. Ignore depth, on the other hand, will target enemies from the left or right, no matter how far away they are.

So, sometimes when you tapped a target in a dungeon, you would choose a target that was really far away, even though enemies were right in front of you. That didn't make sense to me, so I switched to this and haven't looked back.

I really think you should try that out. While you're here, you should also turn on "highlight potential targets." This will make it even easier to see which targets you're tapping on.

Instantly Cast Grounds and target abilities




This setting is very helpful for people who play jobs that focus on the ground, like astrologists who study the stars on Earth.

The problem is that you're basically choosing the ability and then aiming at something. In theory, this is fine, but it can be hard to do if you have to weave it between your abilities. The settings "Limit ring movement to targeting range" and "press action twice to execute" fix all of this.

So now we don't have to press the ability and then press where we want it to go. Instead, we can just hover over the ability and press the button twice. This will put the ability right where our mouse button was, which is a lot easier to use between GCDS and will make things a little bit neater.

While we're talking about making things easier to understand, if you go to your character's settings and then to battle effect settings, I strongly suggest that you change this to limited party and others. This will hide abilities from everyone else except those that are really important.

Even though the abilities in this game look cool, it's hard to tell if they're all stacked on top of each other. I don't understand what the hell is going on when ten black mages hit a box. I just have no idea. It's especially bad if you're a slow DPS and you can't even see the boss, so how can you hit positions?

You can also see the status effect icon display maximum and set it to 5 by going to the UI settings and then the party list. Now, this isn't too much of a problem in lower-level dungeons because there aren't that many status effects. However, in higher-level dungeons, there will be a lot of these, which will just make your screen look cluttered and you won't know what's going on.

Why buying gold can make your experience better?


Alright, time to answer the unanswered question. Why do you need Gil in FFXIV? Well, as you know Gil is the main currency of the game. It enables you to buy equipment, weapons, furniture, mounts, etc. All these FFXIV Items help you get more out of the game. You can quickly and easily upgrade your character. Plus, having upgraded weapons and abilities with you helps in clearing out dungeons and raids.

Now you can have FFXIV Gil two ways. Either you can collect it while playing the game, also called Gil Farming, or you can buy it. Farming Gil takes a lot of patience and time. It would literally require you to do a hell lot of tasks and quests. Some of them take even hours to complete. This will surely put a stop to all the fun and maybe the player will lose interest in the game.

However, if you buy the Gil and use it to make your character better and possess more weapons straight away. Not only can you get ahead of all the other players but you can have more fun playing the game.

Now, you can either buy FFXIV Gil from the game itself which will cost you a small fortune honestly, or you can buy it from SSE gold, which has been selling FFXIV and other game bundles since 2006, for an unbelievable price.

Ending Note


Since we’re here to make things easy, The Ultimate FFXIV Maps Guide does the same by explaining the map in a better way. Also, we have also uploaded the New Changes of FFXIV patch 6.18, be sure to check them out.