FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone. Leveling Retainers. Seeing a lot of Quick exploration responses but Takusho is correct.
I don't recall the exp Quick exploration give at low levels, but I do know that they are not that efficient lvl 40+ if getting to 50 is your goal. If you send your retainer to do the highest level available Hunting venture, you'll get a sizeable, consistent chunk of exp that is better than Field's exp if you can keep up with the returning retainers for several hours.
Quick exploration costs 2 ventures, and retainers often times bring back junk like a single NQ random fish or some other oddity. Items like those give significantly less exp than Hunting/gathering ventures. The only way quick exploration beats out the other options in exp is if they bring back something like a tier IV materia or primal weapons (or stuff on that level, like HQ stuff or Green text armor), which is a long shot. But yeah, if you're not in a rush to 50 and have ventures to burn, spam Quick exploration. Leveling Retainers. Retainer Ventures. Retainer Ventures allow the players to assign task to their retainers.
These tasks consist of collection of items. The retainer will complete his or her task after a certain amount of time. Retainers are assigned classes and are able to equip gear and level up. Retainer Ventures was introduced in patch 2.2. Every venture assignment cost the player a new currency named ventures. Unlock To unlock Retainer Ventures, players must complete 1 of 3 level 17 quests in the 3 major cities. After unlocking retainer ventures, the market board status in the retainer interface will also display venture status. Retainer Venture Breakdown. An Ill-conceived Venture (Limsa Lominsa) Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X9,Y11).An Ill-conceived Venture (Gridania) New Gridania (X11,Y12).An Ill-conceived Venture (Ul'dah) Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X9,Y10).
To perform ventures, your retainer must first be assigned a class. Any class works, but you must have the appropriate main hand to equip onto the retainer. You can buy the proper weathered mainhand from that class' main city ( i.e. Gridania for polearms ). Classes that you yourself have not leveled cannot be assigned. Do not pick a class you do not have at level 50 or will be leveling to 50. 6x on completion of quest "An Ill-conceived Venture"1x per beastmen quest regardless of rank5x per 1k GC seals1x from random DoW/DoM/DoL levesVarying amounts from treasure hunts Beginner ventures have no restrictions.
Waterside Exploration I : NoneII: NoneIII:IV :V:VI :VII :VIII :IX :X :XI : 224 GatheringXII : 259 GatheringXIII : 308 Gathering. Retainer Ventures.  Retainer Venture Access Players must complete one of the following quests to gain access to ventures: Venture Interface Once unlocked, a number of new following categories will be added to the retainer interface: Number of remaining ventures View venture report Assign venture View retainer attributes and gear Assign retainer class  Assigning Your Retainer a Class You must first assign your retainer a class and equip them with a main arm before they can undertake a venture.
Classes your character have not unlocked cannot be assigned to retainers.  Retainer Gear Retainers can be equipped with gear befitting their assigned class and level, which will in turn affect items procured on their venture. Managing Retainers. Your Banking and Auction House NPC This guide walks you through obtaining your retainers, working with the retainer interface, placing items up for sale on the auction hours, and deploying retainers to different cities.
One of the features from the original launch of FFXIV that carried over, albeit with significant changes, to the A Realm Reborn reboot is the retainer system. Your retainers, yes plural, represent your banking and auction house system in A Realm Reborn. You unlock the rights to retainers during the process of completing the level 17 main storyline quest, The Scions of the Seventh Dawn. During this quest, Minifilia informs you that you have the rights to retain NPC’s to help you with your town needs.
Acquiring and Interacting with your retainers Having achieved the unlock serves no benefits if you do not go out and obtain a retainer. Note, you can have two retainers from the point Minifilia unlocks the ability. You summon your retainer using the summoning bell.