Final Fantasy XIV's Variant Dungeons allow players to choose their path rather than follow the linear design of a standard Dungeon in search of rewards. Their Criterion Dungeon counterparts, like Another Aloalo Island, remove the variety, crank up the difficulty, and give rewards worthy of those who conquer it.
Base difficulty Variant Dungeons allow up to four players to follow a series of branching paths, making choices along the way that will result in a unique ending and provide rewards. Criterion Dungeons remove the branching paths and Variant Actions, limiting the party to the traditional composition of one tank, healer, melee DPS, and magical or physical DPS. Any job abilities capable of raising a fallen party member are disabled, and every player is given a single Variant Raise to use per checkpoint.
The Criterion Dungeon "Another Aloalo Island" is on par with high-level Extreme and Savage content and will require a dedicated party to progress. The brave souls looking for rare rewards that the base Variant Dungeon doesn't offer, like the Quaqua mount, will need to work with their fellow Warriors of Light to earn Aloalo Coins.
How to get an Aloalo Coin in FFXIV
While the base difficulty Aloalo Island rewards Aloalo Potsherds from various chests that appear throughout its many routes, Another Aloalo Island only has one chest for players to grab spoils from once completing it. Each player who interacts with the chest will earn a guaranteed four Aloalo Coins and possibly the Quaqua Horn.
Where to spend Aloalo Coins in FFXIV
With a few Criterion Dungeon completions under your belt and Aloalo Coins to spend, Trisassant the Guildship Exchange in Old Sharlayan (X: 12.0, Y: 13.3) will be happy to take them off your hands. You'll find the Aloalo Coin Exchange under the Aloalo Island Artifact Exchange menu option.
What to buy with Aloalo Coins in FFXIV
There isn't a large variety of items that Trisassant offers in exchange for Aloalo Coins, but they do have one of the most coveted prizes for collectors — the Quaqua mount. For a sum of 100 Aloalo Coins, you can purchase the Quaqua Horn if the mount didn't appear as a reward during any of your successful Criterion Dungeon runs. Along with the mount, Trisassant offers a new framer's kit, an orchestrion roll, and a plethora of materia.
Here is every item you can purchase in the Aloalo Coin Exchange:
|Item||Aloalo Coins Required|
|Aloalo Island Framer's Kit||8|
|O Hunter, Rejoice Orchestrion Roll||8|
|Savage Aim Materia IX||2|
|Savage Aim Materia X||4|
|Savage Might Materia IX||2|
|Savage Might Materia X||4|
|Heavens' Eye Materia IX||2|
|Heavens' Eye Materia X||4|
|Quickarm Materia IX||2|
|Quickarm Materia X||4|
|Quicktongue Materia IX||2|
|Quicktongue Materia X||4|
|Battledance Materia IX||2|
|Battledance Materia X||4|
|Piety Materia IX||2|
|Piety Materia X||4|