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

Really, already?

Final Fantasy XIV’s next Letter from the Producer is set for December 13

If you're ready to start hearing about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.2 already, mark your calendars for December 13th. That's when producer...

The Soapbox: Cross-play, console exclusivity, and why companies won’t play nice

Let me tell you something: As the columnist who writes about Final Fantasy XIV I am so damn tired of hearing about crossplay. Seriously....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 248: Saying farewell to Aradune

Bree and Justin mourn Brad McQuaid, dip into Guild Wars 2, side-eye Stadia, imagine 20 more years of LOTRO, and enjoy watching EVE Online and Star Citizen's cons fight. Plus we tackle two mailbag questions about MMO genre positivity and playing solo in MMOs.

Wisdom of Nym: What we still don’t know about Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

Ah, the grand world of the known unknowns! We're only one patch into this particular expansion, but there's still plenty of stuff to speculate...

Square Enix has begun issuing bans to Final Fantasy XIV dataminers

How do you feel about dataminers? If you're within the Final Fantasy XIV community, you likely know that datamining is against the terms...

One Shots: If it doesn’t have a tail, it’s not a monkey

No lie, when I had pulled up this screenshot from reader Vincent, I happened to be listening to "Big Ape City" from Donkey...
On all the consoles ever forever.

Naoki Yoshida hopes to have Final Fantasy XIV on the PlayStation 5

Let's get one thing out of the way right away: At this point, there's no confirmation that Final Fantasy XIV will be available...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 247: Shopping for MMO guilds

Justin and Bree discuss Dark Age of Camelot, Path of Exile, DDO, WoW Classic, FFXIV on Xbox One, and Anthem, with a sponsored segment on Kingdom Under Fire 2, and mailbag topics on the feel of old MMOs and shopping for guilds.

The Stream Team: Dancing through some dailies in Final Fantasy XIV

MassivelyOP's Chris just has to dance. Don't worry, he's not actually going to be on camera and dancing -- nobody wants or needs to...
Sorry about wrecking your stuff.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Ishgard restoration after the first phase

The biggest thing that disappointed me about the Ishgard restoration in Final Fantasy XIV was when it was clarified pretty early on that we...

Battle Bards Episode 156: Feeling blue

Is blue a color? An emotion? A song? An overused alien skin tone? One thing is for certain: Blue shows up an awful lot...

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.

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...