Square Enix has been sharing nice little gameplay clips of the alpha version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn about once a week in order to mercilessly tease those that yet didn’t receive an alpha invite (there are still two chances to, tomorrow and on the 17th, before the alpha closes), and today is time for another round.
In today’s video we can see he bread and butter of the fledging Final Fantasy artisan, gathering and crafting. At the beginning of the video we can catch a glimpse on a Botanist (your friendly neighborhood lumberjack) as he walks around Black Shroud looking for trees to cut. In the second part the spotlight is on a Carpenter as she creates a spear and a bow.
While crafting and gathering may look similar to the first incarnation of Final Fantasy XIV, there are some marked differences, and everything seems a lot more streamlined and functional. You can see it for yourself below.