final fantasy xiv

Official Site: Final Fantasy XIV
Studio: Square Enix
Launch Date: September 30, 2010; relaunched August 27, 2013
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Subscription (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, PS3, PS4

The Stream Team: More dungeon healing in Final Fantasy XIV

MassivelyOP's Chris had such a good time flinging helpful cards at random folks in Final Fantasy XIV last time that he's back to do...

Jukebox Heroes: My ‘best’ FFXIV music picks

Recently, Square Enix invited Final Fantasy XIV fans to vote on their favorite music tracks from what has become a very expansive...
There's always more to learn. Some of it even helps.

Final Fantasy XIV brings UI transparency and random favorite mounts in patch 4.5

The second part of the previews for Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch (and last one before its third expansion) will be taking...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.
Roar and such.

Monster Hunter World gets its Final Fantasy XIV crossover on Steam on December 21

Have you too long been denied the ability to hunt the Behemoth because you'd rather play Monster Hunter World on PC? Don't worry, that's...
I don't like this, but hey, someone did.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO emulation as a paean for the dead vs. a mockery of the living

If you ever need to know why we'll happily cover Star Wars Galaxies emulators and not Ultima Online emulators here on Massively Overpowered, the...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 199: Delay after delay

Justin and Bree discuss delays and do-overs for Project Nova, Path of Exile, Fractured, and Blades, plus WildStar's sunset, Red Dead Online, and Fallout 76's many messes, with mailbag questions on keeping up with new MMOs and combat-free titles.
Not pictured: Rabbits. We don't know what they'll look like yet.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV will let you pet the rabbits

The first Final Fantasy XIV fan festival this year seem to have been an exercise in subverting player expectations, albeit with subtlety. Six prior...

The Daily Grind: Who are your favorite recurring MMO NPCs?

Every MMO player knows that a vast majority of NPCs that we encounter will be one-quest stands. We'll do something nice for them, they'll...
Feel free to put the quotes in the comments.

Final Fantasy XIV details the sculpting of Yiazmat

The Return to Ivalice raid series is ending in patch 4.5, but Final Fantasy XIV players still have more time to catch up on...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to a fellow MMO blogger

The MMO blogging community is a pretty tight-knit one. Most of us know each other (or of each other) and read each other's blogs...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Making proper predictions about Final Fantasy XIV’s next jobs

Now that we're done poking holes in bad logic, it's time to actually get down to brass tacks of predicting the next jobs for...

One Shots: Snow joke

I ask for "weather" in a screenshot challenge and you all give me lots and lots and lots of MMO snow. I guess we're...
Tell me lies

Vague Patch Notes: Accessibility vs. relevance in MMORPGs

You know that old chestnut about how the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist? The greatest trick...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This extra this week entirely comes from me doing the intellectual equivalent of pouring a mixture of lemon juice and salt directly into an...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: The first reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, gosh. That was sure a lot of news for Final Fantasy XIV over a weekend, huh? Expected news, sure, but therein lie some...

The Stream Team: Healing and leveling in Final Fantasy XIV

With the Final Fantasy Fan Festival's reveals fresh on his mind, Massively OP's Chris is ready to play a whole lot of catch-up...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Q&A with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida

The question and answer portion of the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival actually came before the Letter from the Producer, and as a result...

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