Exploration regions contain ruins and other locations of interest for you to explore and efficiently gain EXP and power.
Adventuring in exploration regions give you bonus skillseeds depending on the weekday, to be used to unlock further power through each job's skill panel. Bonus skillseeds are as follows:
- Monday: Dark Skillseeds
- Tuesday: Fire Skillseeds
- Wednesday: Water Skillseeds
- Thursday: Light Skillseeds
- Friday: Wind Skillseeds
- Saturday: Earth Skillseeds
- Sunday: All Skillseeds
Exploration regions also contain hidden treasure. Finding these items will grant your further enhancements.
Once you complete an exploration region, you get the option to enter the same region on Hard difficulty. Battles on Hard mode are more challenging, but the rewards are greater as well!
List of exploration regions
- First Exploration: Silent Ruins
- Second Exploration: El Dorado
- Third Exploration: Hunter Islands
- Fourth Exploration: Albion Plateau
- Fourth Exploration: Albion Plateau Redux
All of these regions were removed from the game in Dec 2018, with the release of Act 2 Chapter 1: A World Adrift: The Nameless Maiden. Skillseed gathering, plus the Augment Materials from Albion Plateau Redux, were moved to a new region, Yggdrasil: Materials Zone. Other "farming" offerings, notably the Shadow Fiends, do not at present have a permanent place to farm. Please see the Guide: Best Farming Location for suggested locations.