Updated for Patch 3.57!
Whether you’re a new player, veteran raider, or maybe returning to the game, the amount of various content in FFXIV can be overwhelming at times. This guide should act as a means of displaying options for what to prioritize on a daily and weekly basis during your time in game.
Beast Tribe Quests – Reputation grind. For A Realm Reborn: Amal’jaa (Southern Thanalan: x23, y14), Ixali (North Shroud: x24, y22), Kobold (Outer La Noscea: x21, y18), Sahagin (Western La Noscea: x17, y21), and Sylph (East Shroud: x22, y26). For Heavensward: Moogle (The Churning Mists: x15, y28), Vath (The Dravanian Forelands: x24, y20), and Vanu Vanu (The Sea of Clouds: x6, y14).
Duty Roulette – Tomestone grind. In your Duty Finder, you will see various Duties you can queue for under Duty Roulette. Completing each of these daily will yield bonuses of various currencies.
Mini Cactpot – Earn MGP. Visit the Main Counter in Golden Saucer. Purchase 3 tickets for a chance at big MGP winnings. Refer to FFXIV Cactpot Solver.
Daily Hunts – Seals grind for glamour, minions, Anima quest items. For A Realm Reborn (Allied Seals), grab the Mark Bills (5 mobs) from your Grand Company Hunt Board. For Heavensward (Centurio Seals), go to Foundation (x12, y11) and grab 3 Clan Mark Bills (15 mobs) from the Clan Hunt Board.
Grand Company Turn-ins – Large experience and Company Seals. Each day you can turn in items to your Grand Company Personnel Officer for a DoH (Supply) and DoL (Provisioning) class. Turning in high quality items yield huge experience (gold stars yield bonus experience and seals).
Adventurer Squadron – NPC missions yielding various bonuses. Visit your Grand Company’s Squadron Barracks to manage your Recruits. If they aren’t max level, you can train them 3 times per day. You can also send Recruits on missions which take 18 hours to complete, rewarding various buffs or items upon completion.
Treasure Hunts – Aquapolis, Anima items, gil, glamour, minions. There is an 18 hour cooldown on finding a Treasure Map which could yield entry to Aquapolis or a variety of other items and gil. Note, you can also buy these maps on the Market Board.
Alexander – All raids no longer have weekly lockouts. With lockouts gone, get to farming those shiny gear upgrades with whatever free time you have!
Challenge Log – Consistent weekly objectives yielding bonus currencies and experience. These objectives encompass all content FFXIV has to offer, so choose what’s important to you. Resets weekly.
Wondrous Tails – Random objectives yielding a variety of rewards differing each week. Visit Khloe Aliapoh in Idyllshire (x5, y6) to acquire the key item which shows this week’s objectives. The more objectives you complete, the higher chance of rewards.
Custom Deliveries – End game crafting/gathering deliveries yielding crafting/gathering currency. Zhloe Aliapoh in Idyllshire (x4, y6) offers up weekly Collectibles turn-ins. Similar to Rowena’s House of Splendors, Zhloe will offer you 3 different collectibles to turn in 6 times per week. Each turn in yields reputation increase with Zhloe and the higher Collectability the turn-in, the higher currency rewards you’ll receive.
Jumbo Cactpot – Earn MGP. Visit the Cacktpot Board in Golden Saucer. Purchase 3 tickets and return Saturday when winning number is drawn for a chance at huge MGP profit. Limited to 3 tickets per week.
Weekly Hunt – Seals grind for glamour, minions, Anima quest items. For A Realm Reborn (Allied Seals), grab the Elite Mark Bill from your Grand Company Hunt Board. For Heavensward (Centurio Seals), go to Foundation (x12, y11) and grab Elite Clan Mark Bill from the Clan Hunt Board.
Dun Scaith – 24 person raid. While this raid is no longer under a weekly lockout, there are 2x items which still are: Proto Ultima Heat Shielding (trade 1x weekly for item level 270 accessory) and Mhachi Matter (trade 1x weekly for Grade V Materia). It’s also worth noting you can now farm Mhachi Shilling (currency used in combination with Void Ark / Weeping City currencies to upgrade Shire gear), as it is no not on a weekly lockout any longer.
Cap Scripture – High end loot currency. While this is something you’ll likely do as you complete your daily and weekly tasks, you want to ensure you’re reaching the 900 weekly cap on earning Allagan Tomestones of Scripture, as these are used to purchase item level 260 gear.
Cap Red Scrips – High end crafting/gathering currency. If you’re focusing on crafting, ensuring you reach the 450 weekly cap on earning Red Scrips at Rowena’s House of Splendors, as these are used to purchase tokens for top end crafting and gathering gear and items.
My hope is that this brief guide helped you get a grasp on what to prioritize with your time in-game! While you’ll still want to ensure you’re completing the Main Scenario Quest (MSQ), other quest lines, and leveling other classes, this checklist should help optimize your progression through Eorzea. Cheers to Airyka and the /r/ffxiv Discord for helping verify the content of this guide!