It comes as no surprise that fashion has a great degree of importance in videogames especially when we talk about MMORPGs. Final Fantasy XIV offers a plethora of options that enable your Warrior of Light to be the embodiment of fashion while saving the world. However, it can get a bit overwhelming with so much variety. Here, we will talk about how you can get one of the best-looking hairstyles in the game – this is our Styled for Hire FFXIV guide.
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Hired To Duel, Styled For Fashion
Every MMORPG has a PVP element in it with rewards tied to the number of victories or a set amount of matches played etc. Styled for hire can only be earned by playing the PVP modes in the game. However, it’s not as difficult or restrictive as in most PVP-based modes and games. In this part, we will go over how to unlock The Wolves’ Den so you can start working towards the prize.
After you defeat the Lord of Inferno, you will be allowed to join a Grand Company as part of the main story. This will give you three options to choose from: The Twin Adder (Gridania), The Maelstrom (Limsa Lominsa), and The Immortal Flames (Ul’dah).
Keep in mind that any choice you make here will not affect how the story plays out and is solely for the narrative purpose. Certain rewards for each group are different but you can switch back and forth as you like although there is a time restriction post-transfer.
After joining a Grand Company and being formally inducted into its ranks, you will be able to access the quest “A Pup No Longer”. Based on what choice you made, the quest will be available at one of the following locations.
- New Gridania (9.8, 11.2)
- Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (2.9, 12.6)
- Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (8.5, 9.1)
Feasting On The Frontline
After you complete “A Pup No Longer”, you will be rewarded with a new PVP mode called The Feast. It’s a mode with casual and ranked matches where two teams comprising of four players face off against each other. Winners will not only get a great amount of PVP experience but they will also be rewarded with Wolf Marks and Allagan Tomestones of Poetics. While poetics can be used for a multitude of things, you can exchange Wolf Marks for special armor sets, weapons, minions, mounts, hairstyles, and much more.
Another quest will also be available at the same locations mentioned above, however, they will be from a different NPC just a few steps away from the markers specified. Upon accepting the quest “Like Civilized Men and Women”, you will be directed to another NPC for a brief explanation.
Upon completion of the quest, you will unlock a new PVP mode named Frontline. Unlike The Feast, Frontline is a 24 to 72 player mode where the parties involved engage in a battle royale of sorts. Yes, FFXIV too has a battle royale albeit a bit unbalanced.
Keep in mind that with Endwalker being released and patch 6.1 on the way, Square Enix is introducing a PVP overhaul. This can mean many things but we’ll dive into it near the end of the guide.
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Heart of PVP – The Wolves’ Den
Next up in our Styled for Hire FFXIV guide, we will briefly go over the hub of all PVP activities – The Wolves’ Den. Players in this zone are allowed to freely engage in 1v1 duels, practice PVP-specific rotations at the striking dummies, exchange Wolf Marks and other PVP currencies for various rewards, and participate in various competitive duties.
Whenever you complete a duty such as Frontline or The Feast, you will be rewarded with Wolf Marks. The reward is directly impacted by the results but you get the marks upon a match’s completion regardless. Styled for hire costs 18,000 Wolf Marks so you’ll be farming these duties for quite a while.
The vendor that sells various miscellaneous prizes is located at Wolves’ Den Pier (4.5, 6.0). Talk to him and you’ll be able to trade your marks for things like hairstyles, emotes, minions, etc.
Another thing to note is that you can access your retainer in this area plus it has an aetheryte which makes it a sanctuary zone. This means that you can leave your character here and they will gain the bonus rested EXP which can help when leveling your jobs outside of PVP as well.
The Aesthetician – Hired For Style
We will now outline the process of unlocking the services of Jandelaine. Upon completing the level 15 main scenario quest “Call of the Sea”, you will unlock several new quests in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks. Two of these will be blue ones that unlock the aesthetician and the challenge log respectively – it’s crucial that you do both of these.
To accept the quest for the aesthetician, go to Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11.1, Y:11.0). It’s called “Beauty Is Only Scalp Deep” and upon accepting it, you will be required to travel to three locations in Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, and Ul’dah. It’s a fairly easy quest and will unlock the aesthetician upon completion.
Anytime you need to change certain features of your character, just use the crystal bell in an inn room, pay 2,000 gil and that’s it. All Modern Aesthetician copies used will add hairstyles under the tab by the same name upon summoning Jandelaine.
Styled For Hire, Ready To Farm
Unfortunately, there’s not really an “efficient way” to farm the Wolf Marks but there is an efficient time window. Queueing up for Frontline or The Feast at any random time slot will most likely result in horrifying queue times. However, it is somewhat alleviated during the daily reset.
The reset takes place at 3:00 PM Server Time and it’s the best window to do Frontline. Doing a few runs with the challenge log unlocked will get you the marks you need a lot faster than normal.
You could also level your Gathering and Crafting classes or do job quests while you queue up for PVP. Though it has its benefits, this is your choice to make. Nevertheless, queueing up for Frontline during the daily reset is surely going to be a huge timesaver.
Crystal Conflict – Endwalker’s New PVP Mode
We will now discuss the upcoming PVP overhaul in our Styled for Hire FFXIV guide. Earlier, we briefly touched upon this overhaul and what it could mean for FFXIV’s PVP in general. Scheduled for patch 6.1 Crystal Conflict is a new, small-scale PVP mode with an entirely separate reward system.
It’s been stated by Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida that the possibility of The Feast closing down exists. At this point, it’s uncertain whether Wolf Marks will be used for rewards in the new PVP mode but we should expect anything to happen.
This overhaul will bring several changes to the system of PVP and how jobs work in it. However, whether the currency will carry over is yet to be decided. It’s a good idea to use the time we have before the patch to farm Wolf Marks just in case. Be sure to follow the official channels of Final Fantasy XIV on social media for updates.
This brings us to the end of our Styled for Hire FFXIV guide. We hope this information is helpful for you as you save the world of Hydaelyn from The Final Days and forge ahead!
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