Are you thinking about giving Final Fantasy XIV a try and dealing with the limitations of the FFXIV free trial? Well, there are some, but they’re there to make sure the game’s economy doesn’t stall due to “bad actors”. Certain restrictions, such as B. preventing access to the market board are not there to stop your fun, but primarily to deter real money dealers (gil vendors) from abusing the system and ruining the game for everyone. While there are a few things you can’t do during the free trial, you can still get mounts, see hundreds of hours of history by the end of the Heavensward expansion, and even snap up a polar bear or something else during the game’s many events ! Despite the limitations of the free trial, there is MUCH to do in the realm of Eorzea and beyond. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about the limitations of the free trial in Final Fantasy XIV.
Limitations of the Free Trial in Final Fantasy XIV
Limitations of the free trial in FFXIV include, but are not limited to, not being able to hold over 300,000 gil, not being able to use the market board, not being able to chat in general yelling or yelling and not being able to level up past level 60. This takes into account the most hindering limitations of the free trial, but here is the full list of the limitations of the FFXIV free trial per Square Enix.
What doesn’t work without a subscription
- Free trial players can only purchase selected items from the Mogstation for in-game use. These are items that were bought with real money, not gil, such as: B. Multi-driver mounts and cosmetics.
- Free trial players can only create up to eight characters with only one in each world.
- The level cap for all Free Trial players is 60. This is related to the maximum level of Heavensward.
- Only 300,000 gil can be held by a free trial player. This prevents these players from having enough to buy an in-game house. It is recommended that you burn the gil you get when you get armor and equipment from vendors as you can easily make over a million during the main story quests.
- Free trial players cannot use the “yell”, “yell”, or “tell” chat options. You can use the party chat during the Duty Finder and the “say” command in the general chat.
- Free trial players cannot access the market tableau. This prevents players from buying or selling goods with other players using the market board in the game. IE, the super cool glamor cannot be bought without restrictions. In addition, you cannot rent a retainer, so that it is completely prevented.
- Trading and mailing of letters between free trial players and others is prohibited.
- Free trial players can’t create their own linkshells (a way to chat without a party or free company), but they can join a linkshell if another player invites them.
- Free trial players cannot create or join a free society. Unlike Big Corporations, free businesses are player-run and most offer accommodations and buffs that, among other things, increase your experience rate. Think of this as a guild in most MMOs.
- Free trial players can join a party if invited or using the Duty Finder, but they cannot create their own group. IE, you can’t invite others, but they can invite you, or you can join one randomly through the Duty Finder.
- Free trial players cannot create, join or participate in PvP teams The Festival (ranked game) or The Feast (team ranked game). This is a four-on-four PvP mode where you can earn some really great rewards every season.
- Free trial players will not be able to log into Lodestone, the official forum or the companion application during the free trial. We honestly don’t know why that is. Assuming it’s not about griefers breaking into the paying customer areas.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on Pc, PS4 and PS5. Also, check out our other Final Fantasy XIV guides while you’re here!