The Gold Saucer
The Gold Saucer
An amusement park located at Southern Thanalan, founded and managed by the master goldsmith Godbert Manderville. It has a Cactuar known as "Senor Sabotender" as the official mascot of the park. Players can participate in different minigames such as the Triple Triad, Chocobo Racing, and many more to obtain a special currency known as MGP (Manderville Gold Saucer Points), which can be used to buy exclusive rewards in the park.
— In-game description
The Gold Saucer, also known as The Manderville Gold Saucer, is the arcade mode of Final Fantasy XIV. It was first released in patch 2.51. The Gold Saucer is a game center with various mini-games such as Triple Triad and Chocobo Racing. Players will be able to earn tokens called Manderville Gold Saucer Points (MGP) by participating in Gold Saucer activities. These tokens cannot be traded or sold, but they can be exchanged for Gold Saucer specific rewards. The Gold Saucer was originally from Final Fantasy VII.
- Note: Airship travel to The Gold Saucer is free from any destination. In order for the player not to be trapped, return travel to Ul'dah is also free. This allows for a cost-saving shortcut to Ul'dah by round-tripping the Saucer.
To unlock Gold Saucer, the player must complete the quest It Could Happen to You which can be started by talking to the Well-heeled Youth in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9.6,y9). Players must have completed one of the Main Scenario Quests: The Gridanian Envoy, The Ul'dahn Envoy or The Lominsan Envoy previously.
Official Lodestone Page
|Area||Points of Interest|
|Gold Saucer Aetheryte Plaza||
Shops & Services
|Merchant Name||Merchant Location|
|Gold Saucer Attendant||(X:5.1, Y:6.6)|
|Gold Saucer Attendant (GARO)||(X:5.4, Y:6.6)|
|Minion Trader||(X:7.7, Y:6.9)|
|Modern Aesthetics Saleswoman||(X:5.4, Y:6.5)|
|Tack & Feed Trader||(X:5.9, Y:4.7)|
|Triple Triad Trader (Card Square)||(X:4.1, Y:7.4)|
|Triple Triad Trader (Entrance Square)||(X:5, Y:6.4)|
|Triple Triad Trader (The Battlehall)||(X:3.5, Y:3.5)|
Doman Mahjong is a Gold Saucer mini-game closely based on the Japanese style of mahjong. Players can compete in ranked matches via the duty-finder, practice solo against NPCs of selectable difficulty, or sign up as a party for unranked matches with selectable rules.
The Fashion Report is a Gold Saucer challenge where players are tasked with dressing up to a weekly theme before presenting themselves for judging. Judging takes place each week (Friday, 12:00 am PST), with each participant's outfit being judged on a scale of 0-100.
Participation in the event rewards players with 10,000 MGP, with a bonus 50,000 MGP for scoring eighty points or more, both of which can only be acquired once per week. Continued participation in the Fashion Report also unlocks access to a range of unique items from Kasumi's boutique,
Lord of Verminion
Lord of Verminion is a minion battle strategy game introduced in patch 3.1.
Triple Triad is a card battle mini-game from Final Fantasy VIII. Players can battle NPCs to obtain new cards and MGP. Players can also battle each other for bragging rights.
Chocobo Racing is a mini-game where the players act as breeders, trainers and jockeys of their chocobos. Players can enter their well-bred and carefully trained chocobos into races to increase their ranks and win MGP.
GATEs (Gold Saucer Active Time Events) are special FATE-like events within the Gold Saucer that award MGP. These events consist of mini-games that pit the players against each other.
Cactpot is a daily and weekly lottery system to win MGP. Each character can enter up to three times per entry period.
Most of the mini-games are quick-time events that cost a small amount of MGP to play. Players can earn MGP from these mini-games but not as much as from Triple Triad or Chocobo Racing.
Crystal Tower Striker
Crystal Tower Striker is a hammer strength game. Players need to press a button with the correct timing.
Cuff-a-cur is a punching strength game.
Monster Toss is a basket shooting game. It is a timing-based game where you have to make free throws within the allotted time. Throw timing changes, so the player has to adjust to score the most points.
Moogle's Paw is a crane game. Players need to grab objects using a UI that appears in the lower-right portion of the screen. Successfully grabbing smaller objects yields more points.
Out on a Limb
Botanist mini-game introduced in patch 3.1. Swing the hatchet to locate the hidden timber. This is the logging mechanic from 1.x
The Finer Miner
Mining mini-game introduced in patch 3.1. Swing the pickaxe to locate the hidden ore. This is the mining mechanic from 1.x
- Main article: Gold Saucer Attendant
Some items have quest requirements before they can be purchased.
Prize Exchange I
Prize Exchange II
|Bunny Chief Bustier||Body||120,000|
|Bunny Chief Crown||Head||24,000|
|Bunny Chief Loops||Hands||30,000|
|Bunny Chief Pumps||Feet||30,000|
|Bunny Chief Tights||Legs||36,000|
|Arch Demon Horns||Head||100,000|
|Far Eastern Smock||Body||30,000|
|Claws of the Beast||Hands||30,000|
Prize Exchange III
Prize Exchange IV
Main article: Gold Saucer Achievements
The Gold Saucer is associated with several achievements.