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

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Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: What to do in Final Fantasy XIV during the 5.3 patch delay

Here we are in July, and we're not going to get our next patch for about a month. Normally, this isn't such a big...
M'qote

Vague Patch Notes: Don’t alter MMO systems for people who never liked them to begin with

Here's a concept that just would not leave my mind thanks to World of Warcraft, but it's not a bad thing. But in...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next Live Letter is on July 22

Every fan of Final Fantasy XIV is eagerly awaiting more information about patch 5.3 along with the patch's actual release. Of course, the...
Kershadow

Wisdom of Nym: The two-month delay of Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

Well, it turns out this week did not bring much in the way of new information about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.3. Or......
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...
It's wrecked.

Final Fantasy XIV announces patch 5.3 will launch on August 11

Final Fantasy XIV fans eagerly awaiting the game's next patch (which means more or less everyone playing the game) will be waiting a...
Shiny!

Final Fantasy XIV revamps its online storefront

The Mog Station interface for buying optional items in Final Fantasy XIV is awful. Like, regardless of how you feel about the presence...
Up.

Wisdom of Nym: What does Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.3 delay mean for the schedule?

Gosh, remember when it seemed like we... like, actually knew what 2020 was going to look like, or at least in the broad strokes?...
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...

One Shots: MMOs as emotional therapy

Poor Vincent, he just survived Last of Us 2 and probably choked about six hundred puppies in the process. That's bound to mess up...
Bricks.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Dragon Quest crossover event with an onslaught of golems

There was an event in Final Fantasy XIV to cross over with Dragon Quest X back in 2014. Since then, the event has...

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

Desert Oasis: Putting Black Desert’s music system in context with other MMOs

Back in the day, I used to really be into the ukulele. I used to play in open mics and sold them as...

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Job extension ideas for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion

One of the interesting things about each given expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is that we always get new tricks along the way......
Similar, but not the same.

Vague Patch Notes: Have we ever really had an MMO sequel?

In the wake of Justin's recent column on whether or not MMO sequels are a good idea, MOP reader Bobfish had an interesting...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: The highs and lows of Final Fantasy XIV’s role quests

You might be thinking that we're a little early to be doing this sort of thing, and you wouldn't be entirely wrong; normally I...

One Shots: Reading rainbow

Last week we asked readers to share their favorite color in the form of a screenshot. But why pick one color when WildStar...

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