I do love cosmetic items in every MMORPG I play. I always try to get as many as possible. This is excluding the style per se of the character. What I’m talking about are the pets (which are known as minions in Final Fantasy XIV), the housing and the stuff that goes in there. Here are some quests you might want to do to get some.
|Quest Name||Level||Quest Giver||Location||Remarks|
|Like Cats and Dogs||15||Skribyld||Aleport||Starts quest chain that gives the Coeurl Kitten and Wolf Pup minions.|
|No Guts, No Glory||22||Auphiliot||South Shroud||Sidequest required to unlock the next quest.|
|Occupational Hazards||22||Yoenne||South Shroud||Requires No Guts, No Glory. Rewards the Chigoe Larva minion.|
|Can’t Do It Without U||47||Arenvald||Waking Sands||Sidequest required to unlock the next quest. Requires having finished the last level 46 MSQ.|
|Zombies Are People Too||47||Hab||Southern Thanalan||Requires Can’t Do It Without U. Rewards the Cactuar Cutting minion.|
The Hildibrand minion is unlocked through the Hildibrand quest series.
See also http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Category:Minion for a (mostly) complete table with all minions and how to obtain them.
|Quest Name||Level||Quest Giver||Location|
|Where the Heart is (The Goblet)||5||Imme||Western Thanalan|
|Where the Heart is (Mist)||5||Ahctkoen||Lower La Noscea|
|Where the Heart is (Lavender Beds)||10||Margeria||Central Shroud|
These cosmetic items and housing stuff are what makes the game more pleasing to the eyes, at least for me. Being away from the action (of raiding and dungeons), there is nothing much to do but look at your character and others’ character. So basically minions following characters are really eye catchers! So do these quest everyone!