By increasing your reputation, you will gain access to the Beastmen tribe vendor which sells unique mounts, minions, furnishings and other items. Beast Tribe Quests don’t unlock until you reach level 41 of the Main Scenario Quests, even if your character is over level 41.
The storytelling for each beast tribe quest line is also worth playing. I’ve found most of the quest lines in FFXIV good so far. The way the beast tribes work is first, do a series of quests to qualify to do the daily quests. Doing daily quests results in reputation gains that lead to different levels of reputation.
Unlocking the Qitari Beast Tribe In order to unlock the beast tribe, you will need to complete the quest called “The Stewards of Note”. This quest is available by talking to Concerned Mother in The Rak ‘ tika Greatwood (X: 21.0 Y: 27.6) with a level 70 or higher gatherer.
The Firebird is one of those legendsmade a mount. Firebird is a mount that can be acquired after obtaining all 7 Lanner mounts (Demonic Lanner, Sophic Lanner, Dark Lanner, Warring Lanner, Round Lanner, Rose Lanner, White Lanner) then complete the Fiery Wings, Fiery Hearts quest.
All fly and swim. They already broke a realism barrier making turtle, elephant, bear etc fly. So that is not an issue. Of the remaining ARR mounts, most can just run on the air like the bear does with no additional effects necessary.
Can you buy mounts in FFXIV? Some mounts are tradeable, so you can buy them from other players. There are a few mounts that you can buy from the game shop for real money. The ones that can be purchased for Gil from vendor NPCs are locked behind the Beast Tribe quests.
To increase reputation to the true maximum rank, Allied, players must complete the A Realm Reborn series of Allied beast tribe quests. Reputation points earned through quests unlocked at this rank vary: The Moogle and Vanu Vanu quests grant 50 reputation points each (cap in 12 days at 3 quests per day).
To unlock the Pixie Beast Tribe ou will need to complete the quest called Manic Pixie Dream Realm. This quest is available by talking to PinkPixie in the Crystarium (X: 13.1 Y: 15.2) after progressing enough in the Main Story Quest. This quest chain is composed of six quests in total including Manic Pixie Dream Realm.
Obtained From: Selling NPC(3) Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11.3 Y:14.3) Old Gridania (X:10.0 Y:8.4) Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:12.6 Y:13.1)
If you haven’t been leveling any gatherers then I’d recommend starting with either the Ishgardian Restoration for your Miner or Botanist, or Ocean Fishing for your Fisher. Once you get one of those three classes to 70 return to Slitherbough to unlock the Qitari beast tribe.
Players can acquire their first mount, Company Chocobo, after completing the level 20 main story quest titled A Hero in the Making and joining a Grand Company. Players must also complete the quest My Little Chocobo given by an NPC located within their Grand Company Building.
Final Fantasy XIV Guide – Obtaining the Unicorn Mount Initiating the Quest. As soon as you finish the level 30 class quest from the guildmaster of the Conjurer’s Guild, a new quest will open up inside the guild house. Help the Unicorn. When you accept the quest, open up your map and you should see where the Unicorn is at. Use Curespell. Finish the Mission.
The only mount that is technically tradable are the Zu mounts, I think. Even then, it is indirect as you are not trading the actual item used to activate the mount. So you are absolutely trading the actual item used to activate the mount.