Final Fantasy 14: How To Change Servers

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Changing your Home World in Final Fantasy XIV can be quite challenging. Here is everything you need to know about changing Servers in the game!

Quick Links

  • The Basics
  • Changing Your Home World
  • Incentives For New Worlds/Recommended Worlds
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • What Carries Over, What Does Not

Final Fantasy 14 is one of the biggest MMORPGs out there and has many things for you to see and do within its enormous world. However, one of the first things you do when creating your character for the first time is to pick a Server where your character will then get assigned for the foreseeable future.

 

There are 8 total Data Centers in Final Fantasy 14, with 3 devoted to the North American participant base (Aether, Primal, and Crystal), 3 for the Japan player base (Elemental, Gaia, and Mana), and the closing for the European players (Chaos and Light). Choosing your Data Center is simply as crucial as selecting your Server, so ensure that’s the pleasant one for you, or you will be leaping via many hoops to interchange to a new one.

The Basics

A crowded Limsa plaza in Final Fantasy XIV, filled with tons of players running around!

Before leaping into the thick of things, it’s miles essential to recognise that deciding on your Data Center is most effective the beginning of the process, as you will then ought to pick out your Home World underneath the Data Center you made a decision to select.

When changing Servers in Final Fantasy 14, you will be presented with a pool of Home Worlds to pick from, which is probably overwhelming for many people. Below is a chart of every Home World and its respective Data Centers, which will make things a bit easier to take in. With the chart below, you will quickly see which Server Name (Home World) belongs to which Data Center, allowing you to make your choice much more effortlessly.

North American Data Center

AetherPrimalCrystal
AdamantoiseBehemothBalmung
CactuarExcaliburBrynhildr
FaerieExodusCoeurl
GilgameshFamfritDiabolos
JenovaHyperionGoblin
MidgardsormrLamiaMalboro
SargatanasLeviathanMateus
SirenUltrosZalera

Japanese Data Center

ElementalGaiaMana
AegisAlexanderAnima
AtomosBahamutAsura
CarbuncleDurandalBelias
GarudaFenrirChocobo
GungnirIfritHades
KujataRidillIxion
RamuhTiamatMandragora
TonberryUltimaMasamune
TyphonValeforPandaemonium
UnicornYojimboShinryu
ZeromusTitan

European Data Center

ChaosLight
CerberusLich
LouisoixOdin
MooglePhoenix
OmegaShiva
RagnarokTwintania
SprigganZodiark

 

Changing Your Home World

Kugane in Final Fantasy XIV - An eastern aesthetic city

Changing your Home World is done through Final Fantasy 14’s Account Management site — Mog Station. After logging into your Square Enix account associated with your Final Fantasy 14 account, head to the Additional Services tab and click on the Submit Transfer Application button underneath the Home World Transfer Service entry.

After reading the Home World Transfer Service Guidelines, you are ready to select your new Home World. Clicking the dropdown tab will reveal every available Home World. But, remember, if you want to be in a specific Data Center, you must select one of its many Home Worlds. Use the tables above to see which Home World belongs to which Data Center!

Transfer Service Fees

Jumping to a new Home World frequently means you’ll be splashing out some actual-world coins to do so. However, a few caveats will will let you transfer to a new Server completely freed from price in case you meet the necessities, that is.

Every once in a while, an entirely new Home World will open up for players to join, and to entice players to do so, transferring to the new world will be free. Additionally, if you are currently in a Home World that is considered Congested, you can move to a Recommended one for free. Below is a quick breakdown of all current ways to transfer to a new Home World and their respective costs.

  • $18.00/£12.00 per transfer
  • New World transfer – Free
  • Transferring from a Congested World to a Recommended World – Free
Final Fantasy XIV Mameshiba Minion - A Shiba Inu minion getting a warm welcome from a shopkeeper.

As mentioned earlier, every once in a while, a New World opens up as a way to help rebalance the game’s population and distribution of players. To entice players to relocate to a new Home World, Final Fantasy 14 grants unique bonuses to anyone who decides to make the jump.

Additionally, players moving from a Congested World to a Recommended World will also receive bonuses to help nudge them to leave an overcrowded server to help keep things stable and balanced. Please note that using either of these transfer methods will lock you to that Home World for 90 days. Below are the incentives for each situation.

Transferring To A New World

  • Transfer fee gets waved
  • x10 Gold Chocobo Feathers
    • Redeemable for special rewards
  • Personal Housing
    • Receive full reimbursement and 3,000,000 Gil for non-recoverable furnishings
  • Apartments
    • Reimbursement of 500,000 Gil and 3,000,000 Gil for non-recoverable furnishings

Creating A New Character For A New World

  • Double EXP
    • Until the character reaches Level 70
  • x10 Gold Chocobo Feathers
    • Redeemable for special rewards
  • 1,000,000 Gil
    • When reaching Level 30 in any class
  • 15 Days of free playtime
    • When reaching Level 30 in any class
  • Transfer fee gets waved.
  • x10 Gold Chocobo Feathers
    • Redeemable for special rewards
  • Personal Housing
    • Receive full reimbursement and 3,000,000 Gil for non-recoverable furnishings
  • Apartments
    • Reimbursement of 500,000 Gil and 3,000,000 Gil for non-recoverable furnishings
  • Double EXP
    • Until the character reaches Level 70
  • x10 Gold Chocobo Feathers
    • Redeemable for special rewards
  • 15 Days of free playtime
    • When reaching Level 30 in any class

 

Eligibility Requirements

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Jumping to a new Home World in Final Fantasy 14 can be an incredibly complicated thing to do as there are many requirements you must meet to be considered eligible. Many of the things that will hold you back from transferring to a new Home World are character-specific and easily avoidable.

Below is every single conflict that will prevent you from being eligible for transferring to a new Home World. Please note that you must be the owner of the Square Enix account using the transfer service and need to have an active Final Fantasy XIV Service Account. You must also let three days pass before using the transfer service after successfully moving to a new Home World. Additionally, transferring to a Recommended World from a Congested World or to a New World will have a 90-day waiting period before you can use the service again.

  • Free Trial Accounts are not eligible.
  • Free Login Campaign Accounts are not eligible.
  • Currently Suspended Accounts are not eligible.
  • Your character cannot be logged in to Final Fantasy XIV.
    • You must also be outside of any instanced areas.
  • The quest Close to Home needs to be completed.
  • Your character cannot be part of a Free Company.
  • Your character cannot be holding a Free Company Petition or signed to one.
  • Your character cannot be in the process of applying to join a Free Company.
  • Your character cannot have items listed for sale on the market.
  • Your character’s items cannot be entrusted to the Calamity Salvager NPC.
  • Any retainer carried over from version 1.0 must be rehired.
  • Your character cannot have a reservation made for a Ceremony of Eternal Bonding.
    • Your character and retainer must not have a blank invitation for a Ceremony of Eternal Bonding either.
  • Your character cannot be carrying out the mission The Ties that Bind.
  • You cannot own land, estates, or apartment housing.
    • Ownership needs to get relinquished before transferring to a new Home World.
    • If you are transferring from a Congested World to a Recommended World, you will not have to relinquish your properties. The same rules apply when moving to a New World.
  • Your estate can get automatically relinquished. In this case, you must not have any housing items or Chocobos in the care of the Resident Caretaker and Housing Enthusiast NPCs.
  • Your character cannot be a Housemate of anyone on your Friends List/Free Company.
  • Any items purchased from the Final Fantasy Online Store must be claimed from the Deliver Moogle.
  • Your character must have free space in their inventory if they’re transferring from a Congested World to a Recommended World or moving to a New World to receive additional items.
  • You cannot create a new character, or move to Congested Home Worlds.

What Carries Over, What Does Not

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When transferring your character to a new Home World, you will essentially maintain everything you had with a few exceptions. However, some of the things you lose may be important to you, so be sure you will not lose anything you will regret.

Please read the following listing with careful attention earlier than making your very last selection. Switching to a brand new Home World comes with some unfortunate instances, so make an effort to decide if that is well worth it for you.

What Carries Over

  • Character Level
    • And Job Levels
  • Friend List
    • Only when transferring to a Home World in the same Data Center.
  • Items
    • If moving to a new Data Center, your Ceremony invitations and Eternal Bonding Ceremonies will become invalid.
  • Your Retainers and all of their items.
  • Moogle Letters
  • Gil
    • Gil transfer is limited to 999,999,999.
  • Your ranking/ratings in Doman Mahjong

What Doesn’t Carry Over

  • Blacklists
  • Linkshells
  • Free Companies
  • Housing
  • Triple Triad tournament scores
  • Lord of Verminion tournament scores
  • Jumbo Cactpot Tickets
  • Restoration Ranking Points
  • Feast – Season Rankings
    • Ranked Solo Matches
    • Matches
    • Victories
    • PvP Rating
    • Tier
    • Promotion Qualifiers Progress
  • Deep Dungeon Scores
    • Personal High Scores
    • Party High Scores