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FFXIV - SIghtseeing Tour of the City-States

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     –  Last edited by Silynn; 1 Week Ago.
    I am a huge Final Fantasy XIV fan. The art, the beauty, the story. Thus, I have to share this.

    A guy named "CyborgLazuli" has taken a lot of time (judging from the write-up and the imagery used) to put these visual sightseeing guides of the four City-States within Eorzea (the world). These images are 99.9% taken in-game, and yes, the game is that beautiful. It is the attention to detail that really stands out when you go into an area. I often still find new things to see after nearly 5-years of playing.

    The four City-States are the ones that you, as the Hero/Heroine, will use as a home and base of operations for your adventures. Three (Limsa, Ul'Dah, and Gridania) are your starter city-states. Ishgard is from the first expansion (Heavensward). Kugane is from the second expansion (Stormblood).

    Limsa Lominsa - https://imgur.com/a/Qf8Np
    My home. Literally, as I have a land/home plot there. It is also my preferred Grand Company (City-State defense organization) to which support. A sea-faring culture and style. This is the starting city if you pick the jobs of Marauder (Warrior) or Arcanist (Summoner & Scholar), and later Rogue (Ninja).

    Ul'Dah - https://imgur.com/a/5VEFi
    Probably the most opulent and grand in design style when you are running through it. The wealth is just very apparent in this merchant-dominated state. This is the starting city for the jobs Gladiator (Paladin), Pugilist (Monk), and Thaumaturge (Black Mage).

    Gridania - https://imgur.com/a/JTG1P
    The forest or "In-tune-with-nature" city. If you have grass or flower allergies, this place will drive you nuts. If you love nature, you will love it. This is the starting city for Archers (Bard), Conjurer (White Mage), and Lancers (Dragoons).

    Ishgard - https://imgur.com/a/xGanB
    You actually cannot visit this city until the first expansion of Heavensward. Yet, once you do, it is quite spectacular in a very cold way. Rivaling Ul'Dah for grand stone architecture. Whereas Ul'Dah is very warm and gaudy, Ishgard is very cold and striking. The three jobs (classes) that are based here are the Machinist (ranged dps), the Dark Knight (melee dps/tank), and the Astologian (Healer)

    Idyllshire - https://imgur.com/a/se9ZB
    In the Hinterlands where Ishgard is located, this area was once a proud and majestic city that now lays in ruins. Yet, due to the influx of adventurers and those who cater to adventurers, Idyllshire had become a hub of activity (during the height of Heavensward). This was the end-game hangout for the first expansion.

    Kugane - https://imgur.com/a/tO4dy
    This is the newest main hub or city.

    Note:
    What is this FFXIV? Is it Star Trek? No, FFXIV is Final Fantasy XIV, an MMO by Square Enix. Though they are some hidden gem Star Trek references in the story, quests, or characters... it is mostly a fantasy style MMO.

    The thing about Final Fantasy, is that it has many different iterations (worlds) but often has many similar beings or shared things from a previous version. Those who play FF: Brave Exvius will see characters (or jobs) and instantly be familiar with the basic concept of someone. Example, almost every versio
    n has a "Cid" character (older/mentor type fellow) in some form.
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    Added two new citys/hubs to tour.

    As bonus, including a house that only Three of Seven could approve of.... https://imgur.com/a/qas67PX
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    #3
    I love these tours. There's so much in these, well worth to check out while running around the city.
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