The reborn realm of Final Fantasy XIV contains three major cities for which there are Grand Companies; here we plan to take a brief look at each of these three cities and their respective Grand Companies.
Before getting knee-deep in each however, perhaps we should explain the Grand Companies and what exactly their impacts are on we the players. Each of the major cities holds a specific Grand Company; an association of heroes and in essence the army of each city to which they belong. While players are faced with a decision of choosing one of these once progressed far enough in their main story questline, this choice is little more than the player's preference as to which they wish to take part. Each Grand Company will provide the same items to their members, however each does have their own set of colors, emblems, and official leader. Many new players when faced with this choice will ask whether their job/class should have any impact on that decision; since all three have the same to offer the player that answer is a simple no. Of those that have already made their choice, anything from the color preference, city preference, or even preference of the company leader contributed to their selection. Should one find themselves wanting to leave their current company to join another, it is not difficult to do but any ranking or advancement that has taken place with their current will not carry over to the new. In other words its only as hard as starting over with a Grand Company, to change them. Regardless which manages to win out on that decision, every player prior to completion of their main story quest line, will inevitably land in one of the three.