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The man with the scars.

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its anniversary fiction with Tales from the Twilight

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Today marks the eight-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV's successful relaunch, and that means celebration. The obvious in-game celebration is the Rising event, of course,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 336: Bards and battleships

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Justin and Bree discuss World of Warships, Roblox, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Elyon, and Neverwinter, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, GW2, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on repurposing nostalgia and transplanting MMO systems.
It's probably easier than building this fountain.

Final Fantasy XIV sets the entire Aether data center to congested

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The massive influx of players in Final Fantasy XIV has continued unabated, prompting another update from producer and director Naoki Yoshida regarding the situation....
Sing a song of madness.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s cash shop and the existential horror of monetization

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The fact that there's a cash shop in Final Fantasy XIV is something that is absolutely impossible to discuss in a value-neutral fashion. Simply...

One Shots: Catniss Everkeen

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"The true endgame of FFXIV is fashion, but in the process of documenting my many many glamours sometimes I get a cool action shot,"...
Rise, rise, rise.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back The Rising for its eighth anniversary on August 27

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Another year of operation is moving into the rear-view mirror for Final Fantasy XIV, and that means another iteration of The Rising coming around...

Global Chat: Hitting that endgame wall in MMOs

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MMO blogger Digital Visceral recently wrote about a situation that many of us encounter in our games: Hitting that max level and feeling at...
Zoomies.

Final Fantasy XIV plans a stress test for the Japanese data centers… but not North America or Europe

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Ahead of the release of the Endwalker expansion, Final Fantasy XIV's staff wants to make sure that the game's servers are up for the...
Toss me a cure, will you?

Wisdom of Nym: What will Final Fantasy XIV add to its healers in Endwalker?

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Here's an interesting facet to consider: Unlike most of the other entries in this Wisdom of Nym series about Endwalker speculation, this one isn't...
Whoops.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 335: Farewell Astellia

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Justin and Bree discuss Astellia Online, Guild Wars 2, Blizzard, and No Man's Sly, with adventures in LOTRO and FFXIV, plus mailbag topics on Diablo's sudden spotlight and the fate of the Blizzard name.
Balance.

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO industry a zero-sum game?

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A while back I spied a thread on the MMORPG subreddit that was lamenting the fact that Final Fantasy XIV has been blowing up....
Balance.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMORPGs you try to ignore?

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I've joked before that several of our writers allow me the luxury of ignoring some MMORPGs. I don't have anything against Final Fantasy XIV,...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite type of MMORPG raid?

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Raiding is one of those very simple MMO concepts that has somehow become a contentious one in the broader discourse. A "raid" in MMO...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that would actually benefit from a Classic server

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Here's the thing about having a classic server for a lot of MMORPGs: It doesn't actually do much. In order for a classic server...

The Daily Grind: How many MMOs have you played this summer so far?

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I've always seen the summer as a time to branch out and get in as much MMORPG gaming as possible, especially with all of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 334: New World’s fourth delay

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Justin and Bree discuss Bless Unleashed's PC launch, Blizzard's financials and Brack's departure, New World's latest delay, Dungeon and Dragons Online, the gender and survey, with adventures in Ship of Heroes, LOTRO, FFXIV, Albion, CoH, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on deadly difficulty in LOTRO and why FFXIV has become the landing zone for WoW refugees.
Also, this jerk.

Wisdom of Nym: A letter to new players and old hands in Final Fantasy XIV

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The population surge in Final Fantasy XIV must be stopping. It absolutely must be nearly over at this point or already over. It absolutely...

One Shots: Eye love you

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While giant floating eyeballs always seem imposing, I can't help but feel bad about their life situation. Eyes are vulnerable enough when they're tucked...
It's a whole new... yeah.

Global Chat: How New World and Star Wars Galaxies are linked

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New World and Star Wars Galaxies aren't often mentioned in the same sentence together, unless you're reading MMO blog Unidentified Signal Source. The author...

The Game Archaeologist: Defining the eras of MMORPG history

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With MMO history stretching back to the early 1980s (and even before), this genre has accumulated a whole lot of history over the years....

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