a realm reborn

A Realm Reborn is the subtitle of Final Fantasy XIV’s 2013 reboot.

The Stream Team: Happy 10th birthday Final Fantasy XIV!

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Double digits unlocked! FFXIV turns 10 today -- if you count from the day first launch. (With A Realm Reborn, the game enjoyed a...

Final Fantasy XIV launches new 5.3 microsite, hits 1.2M active players (with caveats)

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Final Fantasy XIV has today launched a new microsite for the 5.3 patch, arriving August 11, 2020. The site confirms the new...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

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From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...

First impressions of Fallout 76’s Wastelanders expansion

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Everyone thought it was impossible, but somehow, Fallout 76 actually got good. And all it took was for Bethesda to not be Bethesda. That's...

One Shots: The Mo Army marches on

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Has there ever been a figure as majestic, as inspiring, as armor-plated as Massively OP mascot Mo? Probably, but that didn't stop our antsy...
Paws for impact.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

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A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...

One Shots: An epic year

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Every one of us deserves to look and feel a bit epic from time to time in MMORPGs, even if it's all in our...
This guy.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about console porting and addressing older parts of the title

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If you've ever thought that Final Fantasy XIV's earlier main scenario and quests don't really reflect the game's overall quality, you should know...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

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This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

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The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...

Jukebox Heroes: The Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack that disappeared

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First there was the initial release of Final Fantasy XIV. Everyone generally agreed that this was a bad idea, and so it was...
With a bullet.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Michael-Christopher Koji Fox talks about working on A Realm Reborn

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There are lots of people who know what it's like to work on a game that is not going to be very good. There...

Perfect Ten: Best MMO debuts by year, 2007-2017

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Continuing from my previous column, I'm going to be running through the second decade of graphical MMORPG launches and picking the best title to...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPGs should stay away from legacy servers?

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Legacy, vanilla, classic, progression - call them what you like, but alternative server rulesets, particularly of the nostalgia-driven kind, are all the rage in...

Global Chat: Learning from Master X Master

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We've certainly remarked several times on Massively OP how much like an MMO Master X Master is, even though it firmly checks the...

Perfect Ten: The final minutes of beloved MMORPGs

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"This is how the world ends," T S Eliot wrote in his famous poem, "not with a bang, but with a whimper." That might well...

Perfect Ten: Most notable console MMORPGs to date

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It used to be that hunting for a console MMORPG was one of the most fruitless endeavors known to gamers. The PC was where...

The Realm’s creator wants to remake this 20-year-old MMO

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MMO veterans might be familiar with The Realm (also known as The Realm Online), which was one of the first class of graphical...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO with the brightest future

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Imagine you have a friend who wants to play an MMO but doesn't want to get involved in a game that's in decline or...

The MOP Up: A look behind A Realm Reborn (December 27, 2015)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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