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’s Live Letter promises changes coming for Ninja, Samurai, Summoner, and desynthesis

Do you feel like Ninja in Final Fantasy XIV is currently putting out way too little DPS for the amount of effort required...
A bunny must jump.

Square-Enix Q1 2019 financials: Final Fantasy XIV helps drive revenue spike

One brings shadow, one brings the light, but Shadowbringers itself brings great financial results. The results for the first quarter of the financial year...

Wisdom of Nym: Balance changes after Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.05

Gosh, someone really likes Monk, huh? Not only did the job already get plenty of buffs, Final Fantasy XIV gave a bunch more...

One Shots: Indulging in nostalgia

When an MMORPG recedes into the rearview mirror of life, all you are left with are memories, music... and screenshots. It's amazing how a...
My God, it's full of nonsense.

Vague Patch Notes: Just stop pre-ordering video games

Look, you've probably heard this before, but it bears repeating now: Don't pre-order that game. Pre-ordering games is a bad idea. And this week,...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...
It happens every year and we all know it.

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for another round of the Moonfire Faire starting August 7

Players might be fighting for the fates of two worlds in Final Fantasy XIV, but that doesn't mean it's not time for fun...

Final Fantasy XIV introduces Eden (Savage) with patch 5.05

A month after the release of Final Fantasy XIV's latest expansion, things are back to normal. Oh, sure, you're still dealing with a...
Yes, this part is fully explained.

Wisdom of Nym: Story beats that I’d like to see explored in Final Fantasy XIV

There's a wide-open space for storytelling in Final Fantasy XIV with the conclusion of the 5.0 MSQ, a lot of different ways that...

Global Chat: Ranking World of Warcraft’s expansions

Have you ever tried your hand at ranking all of World of Warcraft's expansions from worst to best? Sure you have, because everyone's done...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG zones of all time

I once heard it said that a popular studio - I think it was Blizzard - made it a point of asking prospective developers...
Shadows brought.

Final Fantasy XIV is rolling out another live letter in two weeks

Sunday will be the one-month anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion launching into early access, which means that players have been deep...
Get thee within, ye of victories forsaken.

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s first wing of Eden

Eden was... this week, wasn't it? It's really hard to keep track sometimes. Like, sure, intellectually I'm well aware that Eden launched in
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Final Fantasy XIV releases the long-awaited Viera and Hrothgar name conventions

Here's something fun for the Final Fantasy XIV players wondering about a lore-appropriate name for a Viera: If you changed the character but...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FFXIV Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

I don't see a lot of chatter about it, but from talking with some of my Final Fantasy XIV-playing friends, Stormblood was at...

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Some Assembly Required: A Stage Reborn brings live theater to Final Fantasy XIV

There's roleplaying in MMORPGs, and then there is playing a role! We're talking pixelated actors performing live theater within a virtual world. Yes, it's...
This is good, because gosh, do Gunbreakers ever need the heals.

Vague Patch Notes: Datamining, leaks, unforced errors, and messaging

So now that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers has been released, basically everyone playing the game has completely forgotten that the expansion actually prompted...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...