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

The promise fulfilled

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: An interview with Naoki Yoshida

One of the things that I've always respected about Naoki Yoshida as a director and producer is that the man is clearly deeply involved...

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing three of the new zones

Zones! They're kind of important. And we got to preview a couple of the Endwalker zones during the Final Fantasy XIV media tour, so...
Another dang tower.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the Tower of Zot

So this is an interesting deviation from the usual set of dungeons that we see in the media tours. Normally, the dungeon that media...

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the ranged physical DPS jobs

Out of all the different roles in Endwalker, I'd argue that ranged physical DPS is the easiest one to understand. Not in the sense...

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the tank jobs

So I'm not going to lie to you here: If you're happy with your tank job of choice in Shadowbringers, you're going to be...

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the magical DPS jobs

Looking at the magical DPS jobs in the Endwalker expansion is kind of a trip. Two of them are, if I'm being honest, largely...
And the rest.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the healing jobs

Let's be real about something: The Endwalker expansion for Final Fantasy XIV was always going to make healers feel a bit like "Sage and...

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the melee DPS jobs

I'm going to start this particular part of the Final Fantasy XIV media tour by just reassuring everyone who's reading that if you were...
The journey.

Complete coverage of the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour

It wasn't so long ago that I got to sit down in front of my computer and do something that every Final Fantasy XIV...

The Daily Grind: What do you most want to know about Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker?

Today is the day when all of the Final Fantasy XIV fandom's namedays have come at once. Yes, it's the media tour reveal day, when...
Warping shadow.

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off a new jacket-filled Moogle Treasure Trove event

So you have likely accomplished most or all of your goals in Final Fantasy XIV by this point, and there's still another month until Endwalker lands....
You have to want it.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Tatsuya Okahisa on technical art design and live-service MMOs

Do you know what a technical artist does in an MMO? If you responded by scrunching your face up and muttering "art... stuff?" that's...

Wisdom of Nym: More speculation about future Final Fantasy XIV jobs

I'm going to be entirely candid with you, folks: You all probably know by now when the media tour embargo lift is at this...

One Shots: Might as well be staring at the sun

Not surprisingly, there are hordes of Massively OP readers crawling over every square inch of the recently launched New World, often with their cameras...

Massively Overthinking: How long are you willing to wait in an MMO queue?

New World has made headlines since the moment it launched for its excessive queues, but it's hardly the only MMO ever - or even...
It burns, burns, burns.

Wisdom of Nym: Bespoke rotations in Final Fantasy XIV as both a positive and a negative

When you get right down to it, the character specs on display in Final Fantasy XIV are some of the most limited out of...

One Shots: Looking down on the world

Do you ever get that feeling like someone else is looking down on you, but then you're like, nah, that's all in my head?...
Reap what you sow.

Final Fantasy XIV recaps the many system changes revealed in the latest live letter

Let's not mince words, there was a lot of information in the most recent letter from the producer for Final Fantasy XIV. Like, a...
Welcome to funky town.

Final Fantasy XIV details the changes coming to high-quality items in patch 6.0

Crafting in Final Fantasy XIV is going to change a fair bit when Endwalker arrives, but maybe you missed the most recent live letter and were...
Sing a song of madness.

Wisdom of Nym: What the removal of high-quality items means for Final Fantasy XIV crafting

Anyone who has read my column here for any substantial length of time probably knows that one of my biggest axioms is to wait...