Final Fantasy XIV releases the long-awaited Viera and Hrothgar name conventions

    
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Here’s something fun for the Final Fantasy XIV players wondering about a lore-appropriate name for a Viera: If you changed the character but haven’t changed the name yet, her existing name is technically lore-accurate. Yes, that’s one of the revelations from the new naming conventions for both the Viera and the Hrothgar. Viera tend to be given a “forest” name when they are born, but many of them choose to discard it upon leaving and using a different “city” name with other races. So “Slejsa Atoel” and “Alexandra Darby” are not just equally lore-appropriate names; they’re equally appropriate names for the same character.

Hrothgar names are somewhat similar to understand, except insofar as the clan split doesn’t work like many others do and thus creates a difference in naming. Hrothgar surnames determine clan membership, with the Hellions having surname for their particular group’s queen while the Lost have one indicating that she has passed away. So now you’ll know more about how these races are named, no doubt welcomed by the community even if it arrives somewhat after the initial launch.

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IronSalamander8 .

Viera are so tempting and I like that they’re taller but my drow-like Keeper cat is staying as my focus!

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Vice Vandal

Are they still super limited in the hat category?

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Nathan Aldana

yeah, but then i rarely use hats myself so eeeeh.

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Vice Vandal

Many of my friends who fantasia-ed this expansion were massively bummed by the hat restrictions, some even changed their race back.

Hopefully they’ll work on that because that’s pretty disappointing for new races to feel incomplete compared to the “old” races.

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dthblayde

The fact they got glasses to work prior to the launch was a big surprise, even to the devteam.

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Bereman

Hats, yes. There’s an equal amount of headbands, goggles, glasses, scarfs, face masks (that just cover the face), eye patches, ribbons, and other assorted head adornments that work just fine on Viera.

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BigAngry

Given the revelations of Shadowbringers’ story… I should have a different name for my character, but I’m content with my Viera’s city name for now. She’s been through many a race change and kept the same name for pretty much the entire last 2,155 days (I kept the welcome email in my inbox).