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


Final Fantasy XIV puts up its patch site, previews its next tomestones, and welcomes back old players

The next Final Fantasy XIV patch is scheduled for mid-February, but right now it's still shrouded in mystery. Usually the launch of the...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...
Oh, right, more freaking sky pirates.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Moogle Treasure Trove on January 20

It's time for another run of the Moogle Treasure Trove event in Final Fantasy XIV, because the event is a good way of...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The little-explained lore bits in Final Fantasy XIV

This column, in part, is in honor of a random party member who had never realized that the currency you're picking up in dungeons...
Not so close.

Global Chat: How fast should combat be in MMOs?

The speed of combat engagements in MMORPGs -- as rare as they may be -- was the topic du jour on a couple of...

One Shots: Worse homes and gardens

Probably the only thing that is holding me back from embracing a career as a lifelong mega-villain is that I can't conform to the...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

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

PlayStation 5 logo unveiled while rumors swirl about a new Switch model this year

At long last, Sony has unveiled the logo for the upcoming PlayStation 5. And it... looks exactly like the previous logos, but with a...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...

One Shots: Unlicensed fantasy motorists

I've been saying it for years, but just because these are fictional virtual worlds doesn't mean that MMOs should be free from regulations and...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2019: Transmedia sub synergy

Today we're finishing off our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2019! Coming in at #1 on our list is...
Making problems for ourselves!

Fun fact: Google search trends don’t tell you bupkis about MMO popularity

You know what the surest sign of an MMO's popularity is? Whether or not World of Warcraft fans are defensive about its popularity. That...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2019: Fat chocobos and daddies

Today we're working through our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2019! Coming in at #3 on our list is...
It's neverending.

Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI offer new year’s greetings

The new year has arrived once again, and for fans of Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI that means letters from the producers...
Oh, COME ON, what did that accomplish?

Vague Patch Notes: How to make your corner of the MMO space more pleasant

It's 2020, people - let's do this. What do I mean by this? Unscrew our MMO living space. That one's a lot more fun...
Big time.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2019

The down side of doing these columns at the end of the year every year is that there's a certain challenge of writing the...

The best Massively OP community polls of 2019

Time for another annual tradition here on Massively OP: the counting of the polls! Yes, we run a bunch of polls in our irregular...
Oh bang.

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the brightest future right now, at the end of 2019?

A few years back, we did an Overthinking on the MMO with the brightest future. It was so popular we started making it...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: Yes, Final Fantasy XIV’s Empire is just plain bad

All right, let's be totally clear about something that... feels like it should already be obvious, but seems to not be. The Garlean Empire...

Steam’s top sellers of 2019 include several MMORPGs and MMOs

Steam's top sellers list for 2019 is out, and sitting prominently among the big money makers for the digital storefront are a number...