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Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s first wing of Eden

Eden was... this week, wasn't it? It's really hard to keep track sometimes. Like, sure, intellectually I'm well aware that Eden launched in
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Final Fantasy XIV releases the long-awaited Viera and Hrothgar name conventions

Here's something fun for the Final Fantasy XIV players wondering about a lore-appropriate name for a Viera: If you changed the character but...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FFXIV Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

I don't see a lot of chatter about it, but from talking with some of my Final Fantasy XIV-playing friends, Stormblood was at...

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Some Assembly Required: A Stage Reborn brings live theater to Final Fantasy XIV

There's roleplaying in MMORPGs, and then there is playing a role! We're talking pixelated actors performing live theater within a virtual world. Yes, it's...
Secrets?

Vague Patch Notes: Datamining, leaks, unforced errors, and messaging

So now that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers has been released, basically everyone playing the game has completely forgotten that the expansion actually prompted...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...
Light party.

Final Fantasy XIV starts the Eden raid with patch 5.01

If you're eager to take on the biggest challenges the world of the First has to offer, today brings you something new to handle....
No, really, this is still around at the moment.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ balance issues ahead of the first patch

So, here's the genesis of this particular column: Originally, my plan was to actually just talk about story beats from Final Fantasy XIV:...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

Chinese Final Fantasy XIV players are eating huge amounts of food to win… a fat chocobo

So Final Fantasy XIV has added the Black Fat Chocobo to the game in various regions, and each region seems to be getting...

Global Chat: Sucked into Shadowbringers

It's hard to deny the fact that this July, half of the online gaming population seems to be immersed into FFXIV's Shadowbringers expansion....

One Shots: How to lose a staring contest

I suppose we all need to accept the new reality, which is that we're only starting to see the tsunami of Final Fantasy...
This is their least disturbing moment.

Final Fantasy XIV announces maintenance for its first noteworthy Shadowbringers patch

Yes, it's time for the first patch to Final Fantasy XIV since its most recent expansion, and... oh, stop staring in dumbfounded shock...
Bored, huh?

Vague Patch Notes: Why live MMOs struggle to onboard new players

There are, at the time I write this, two basic approaches for getting new players up to speed in existing MMOs. Both of them...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: Reasons why I quit your MMORPG

We have all been there with subscription MMORPGs, where we go to unsubscribe and after a mild guilt trip, the cancellation screen asks us...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs better guide you through endgame activities?

One of my constant frustrations with MMOs is that they are generally good at explaining the game, its systems, and means of progression early...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 228: Justin, interrupted

Justin and Bree discuss anticipated MMOs, Warframe, FFXIV, WoW Classic, Pagan Online, Fallout 76, RuneScape, Blue Protocol, and Elite Dangerous, with mailbag questions on how MMOs find audiences and how we pick which MMOs to cover.
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Naoki Yoshida wants to collab with Blizzard to bring Diablo and WoW to Final Fantasy XIV

As any Final Fantasy XIV fan can tell you, the game is known for its bevy of crossover events that range from the...
Speculate!

Wisdom of Nym: The subtle mechanical shifts in Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

A lot of mechanics changed with the latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion. You probably don't need me to tell you that, but there...

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