Sure, Final Fantasy XIV only has five races that are renamed versions of the races from Final Fantasy XI, but with two tribes each, that's like ten races total! Let's take a look at them, shall we?

The Japanese Final Fantasy IV site now formally splits each of the game's five races into two separate tribes, depicted in the pictures below, while a translation from of a Famitsu article at covering the update provides us information about the differences between each tribe.

The human-looking Hyuran are split between the intelligent Midlanders and the burly Highlanders.


The catlike Miqo'te are made up of the nocturnal Keepers of the Moon and the day active Seekers of the Sun.

The elvish Elezen are divided as the more traditional Foresters and the dark-dwelling Shaders - that's right, Final Fantasy XIV has dark elves.

The hulking Roegadyn are represented by the Seewolf clan of sailors and the volcano-guarding Lohengarde.


Finally, fans of those cute little things can either play Plainsfolk or Dunefolk, both equally adorable.

I'm not even going to say what race I plan to play, as you'll all just call me a furry.