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

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

One Shots: The miseries of camping

Isn't camping wonderful? Reconnecting with nature, smelling like smoke, and sleeping with a canvas wall between you and predators? Obviously, it's not for everyone,...
All I remember is that he was African-American.

The Daily Grind: Are ‘limited’ MMO classes a good idea?

Ever since its introduction into Final Fantasy XIV, the Blue Mage class has proved divisive among the community as a "limited" class....
If you come to San Francisco...

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Xbox One, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer vows

At the London Microsoft presser today, Square Enix announced a crapton of its games are headed to Xbox Game Pass. None of them...
On the dark side.

World Visit restrictions are added to Final Fantasy XIV’s Ishgard Restoration

Everyone wants in on the crafting action of Final Fantasy XIV's Ishgard Restoration, but that can be a bit of a problem. Since the...
Shoot to build.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida explains the Ishgard Restoration plan, addresses population bottlenecks

Yesterday saw the introduction of the Ishgard Restoration content in Final Fantasy XIV, if you could see it past the enormous sea of people...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 246: When rock bands play MMORPGs

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard and Square's financials, WoW, LOTRO, Pearl Abyss, EverQuest II, AQ3D, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, and mailbag topics on optional subs and Blizzard's lessons.
Rebuilders.

Final Fantasy XIV patches in Ishgard Restoration and the newest Ultimate content with 5.11

So often cities are destroyed in MMOs and never seem to be actually fixed in any way. But that's not the case in Final...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 2

There are some things that I am just not qualified to comment on extensively when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV. Generally speaking, this...

One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart....

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...
house

FFXIV Shadowbringers boosted Square Enix’s financials, Nexon sees 24% YOY revenue drop

Let's talk about money, shall we? The first week of November is always inundated with the last big fiscal report of the year for...
Rebuilders.

Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.11 arrives on November 12th

Another patch is coming, Final Fantasy XIV fans! It's been two weeks, you've had enough time to get everything out of patch 5.1, right?...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most boring content in an MMO you love?

Recently I had the dubious pleasure of spending a week running through all of the Seventh Astral Era quests in Final Fantasy XIV....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 245: BlizzContrite

Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard's apology, WoW Shadowlands, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, Ship of Heroes, Camelot Unchained, and Final Fantasy XIV, with a mailbag question on MMO housing preferences.
Whee!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 1

I always think I can get these patch-in-review things done in one column. That never turns out to be the case. This time, though, I'm...
drat it

Final Fantasy XIV shows off the new features of patch 5.1’s group pose camera

With all of the other new content in Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch, you could be forgiven for not taking a whole lot...

Global Chat: Fallout Last

Bethesda's busy digging another grave for Fallout 76, this time by saddling the troubled online title with a problematic subscription service that is...

Battle Bards Episode 155: FFXIV Shadowbringers

Welcome to the “Cursed Episode” of Battle Bards, where you’ll be risking bad luck and poor RNG rolls just by hearing it! But it...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...

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