There are several items seen in FFXIV's user interface (UI).
1. Display Name – Where important information is found.
2. Mini map – Displays area, direction, camera direction, and NPC locations.
3. Log – Contains text for the system, battle, and chat logs.
4. Unit Frame – Your character's status, HP, MP, and TP.
5. Connection Status
Chatting in FFXIV is text based. Chat commands require a forward slash. Examples of commands are /say, /party, /tell, and /shout. As for emotes, options are bound to the E key in the keyboard as well as the 2nd icon to the right of the action bar.