FFXIV Island Sanctuary Workshop Guide | How to manage the workshop agenda, increase profits, etc.
Island shrines to Final Fantasy XIV are intended as a place of rest and relaxation for weary Warriors of Light. But those who want their island to max out will have work to do to maximize their profits and earn enough cowries to get the mounts and glamor they want.
Workshops are the best way to get Sailor Cowries. Considering that just one of the mounts acquired from Seafarer’s Cowries costs 12,000, players will want to max out their Workshops to get as many as possible to get all the rewards they want.
Island Shrine Workshop Basics
Building an island shrine workshop doesn’t take too long, but it does take a few cowrie shells to get started once you start expanding your island. You will only need the sailor’s cowries to expand the terrain. You won’t need it to construct buildings.
To build a workshop, click on the login panel in front of the empty plot of land, then select a workshop from the list once you have all the required materials. The first two buildings on the island won’t take long to complete, but once you start expanding your island and building on empty plots of land on the expansions, you’ll have to wait a few real hours before the property ends construction.
Players can have up to three workshops, as indicated by the three panels in the workshop agenda. Each workshop you have built will show up in the panel, allowing you to create a crafting schedule. The Taskmaster will automatically sell your crafted items for you as long as you have the materials to craft the item when the time comes.
Gather supplies and manage excess materials
Players will spend a lot of time gathering stuff on islands, especially as they rank up their shrines and gain access to more tools. You can view everything in your Isleventory under the different tabs to see what you have or need. In the Cozy Cabin is an Exporter who will show you the surplus of items according to what you have planned in your Workshop.
If you do not have enough items for the workshop agenda, the surplus will show a negative value highlighted in red. You can also check the number of items allocated to them in the allocated section.
One item flow management strategy for the shop is to plan for the entire season. Each season lasts for a week, and players can also schedule the workshop a week in advance. Once you have everything planned out, you can head to the exporter and check if you have enough items to cover the planned crafts. You can also view the materials needed in the Isleworks calendar by clicking on the clam icon.
If you have a negative value in your surplus, you can go to your island and gather this material so that you have enough to craft your crafts. Just make sure that if you’re building things, keep checking to make sure you’re not in a negative value or you’ll make your mammets cry. As the game states in the Isleworks beginner’s guide, “don’t be the warrior of light who made a mammet cry.”
Implementing an Isleworks program at the Island Sanctuary Workshop
To configure your calendar for the selected cycle, click on the plus sign at the start of the day. Players should try to maximize their day by scheduling the full 24 hours. This will get the most out of your workers and maximize your sailor’s cowry earnings.
Players will want to set their agendas for the efficiency bonus. To do this, plan crafts that belong to the same category as the one you started with. For example, the Isleworks potion is in the Concoctions category. The Isleworks Firesand is in the Concoctions and Unburied Treasures category. To chain your bonus, you can craft the potion, then fire sand, then you can craft anything from the Concoctions or Unburied Treasure category to continue your bonus.
Agendas can be saved as a preset if you want to use them multiple times across your three breakout rooms. Right-click on the column you want to use as a preset and select “Save Preset”. You can then right-click on an open calendar and use that preset for that column later in your calendar.
Efficiency Bonuses, Supply and Demand, and Groove
Players will want to look for efficiency bonuses throughout the day. This resets every cycle, so the first craft of each day will never have the efficiency bonus on it. This will increase your Groove, which fires as efficiency bonuses are chained together.
Groove resets at the start of each season. A good strategy for quickly increasing your Groove is to chain together a bunch of four-hour crafting to get the Groove bonus as fast as possible. The maximum Groove players can earn is 25, which means it can be maxed at the start of day two. The higher the Groove, the higher the profit bonus. The maximum number of grooves is determined by the number of cue points you have built.
Supply and demand is a difficult sign to read. Each column contains a product, popularity, supply, change in demand, and forecast demand. The popularity of the product will determine the price at which the item will sell. The more popular it is, the more it will sell, and an item’s popularity resets with each cycle.
The game guide is contradictory on whether popularity resets per season or per cycle. In the guide, it says that “popularity may change at the start of a new season, but it will remain constant throughout that season.” Then, under supply, the guide states that “Crafting popularity may change each cycle depending on trading trends in Limsa Lominsa and the type/amount of items you sell from your island.”
This issue is believed to be caused by a translation issue from the Japanese version of the game to the English version. Popularity actually changes every day/cycle, according to those who can read both Japanese and English.
Provisioning works the same way. The less abundant the item, the more expensive it will sell. The offer changes every day and is influenced by the crafts you sold the day before. If you produce too much of the same product, it will become “Overflowing”.
Check the table each day to determine which craft will earn you the most cowries. The chart can be filtered by category, popularity, supply, demand trend and forecast demand.
Once you’ve set up your workshop for two weeks, you can sit back and let your mammets do the work for you while you go out and gather things for your island and upgrade your sanctuary to be your dream hideaway. .