FFXIV Island Sanctuary: How to Increase Groove & What it Does

How the island got its groove back.

There are a lot of systems in FFXIV, and managing all of them can feel overwhelming at times. Luckily, once you know how many of them work, it’s easy to know where to look to ensure everything is going as planned. Island Sanctuary has a lot of mechanics that can go unnoticed at first. Here’s how to increase groove and what it does in FFXIV’s Island Sanctuary.

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FFXIV Island Sanctuary: How to Increase Groove & What it Does

Once you unlock the workshop on your Island Sanctuary, you can begin producing and exporting goods to earn Sea Cowries, the island’s currency. A lot goes into managing your production, but Groove is a minor feature that will be vital to your success.

You might not notice it at first, but in the top corner of your screen, when looking at the Worker’s Agenda, you’ll see “Groove x/x.”

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This directly correlates to your efficiency bonus. When producing goods of matching types, you’ll gain a bonus. Without stopping, you’ll increase the Groove number for every good made under these conditions. You’ll earn more cowries and experience because your workers have gotten into a groove. That number will continue to increase until it reaches the max level.

You’ll want to ensure everything you’re making is part of the efficiency chain to keep increasing that number.

You can increase your max total of Groove points by building landmarks around the island at plots of land designated for them. You’ll be able to unlock your first one at level three and your second one at level five.

Your Groove will reset between the seven-day seasons, so be sure to account for that when changing your production lines.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about groove and what it does in FFXIV’s Island Sanctuary. We have plenty of helpful guides on how to obtain Island Copper Ore and other materials in FFXIV.

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Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him thinking about his ever-expanding backlog of games he won't play and being constantly dehydrated. Do not contact him.