This past Tuesday, Patch 6.5 for Final Fantasy XIV Online was released titled Growing Light
While I won't be spoiling anything story-wise, there was an entry into the patch notes that is quite good for new players.
The following additions and adjustments have been made to the free trial:
The level cap has been raised to 70. Players will now have access to the expansion data of Stormblood.
* Ultimate raids are not included in the free trial.
This is huge. That means new players will have access to 16 battle classes including 2 new classes introduced in Stormblood, Samurai and Red Mage.
And on top of that, you get access to another 2 years worth of content for free. That is 6 years' worth of stories, side stories, battles and more.
The only minor downside is that no Ultimate tier is available, which is understandable. They are for the very upper echelon of FFXIV players and require a high degree of organisation which wouldn't be available via the Free Trial.
If you want to try out the free trial, go to https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/gb/
(I am not paid for this shilling, but if Square Enix is reading this... Hi 👋)
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