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

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...
We do not work here.

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...

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.

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...
I like the way you move.

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,...

Perfect Ten: What I learned about ArcheAge Unchained as a complete newbie

As I was going through my first evening in ArcheAge Unchained, thanks to the new buy-to-play release, I was kicking myself for going...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 244: An Onslaught of news

Justin and Bree discuss Onslaught aka SWTOR's first expansion in three (!) years, Fallout 76's latest kerfuffle, the return of Kritika Online, ArcheAge's ArchePass confusion and rework, DDO's mounts, BlizzCon, and Halloween, with a mailbag topic on MMO toxicity.
Ah yes, teamwork.

Final Fantasy XIV launches patch 5.1: Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty

It's patch day once again for Final Fantasy XIV, and if you think that means the game has made tons of things available...

Developers from World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Final Fantasy XIV talk about raid design

Raids. You either find them to be the apex of MMORPG content and challenge, or liken them as the source of community gatekeeping and...

Wisdom of Nym: Prepping up for Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1

Here we are, people; the day before Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1. It's happening tomorrow, so let's hope you've finished up anything you...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 places the Pentagon under siege

A pair of new narrative missions are coming soon to The Division 2, tasking players with liberating the Pentagon and exploring the DARPA...

One Shots: Deceptions or desserts

It's that time of year again when strange little MMO players put on clever disguises, thrust their inventories at developers, and shout, "Deceptions or...
Really, already?

Final Fantasy XIV elaborates on the additions to housing for patch 5.1

Updates to housing for Final Fantasy XIV are coming in patch 5.1 beyond the addition of new wards. Sure, the addition of three new...
Oh, COME ON, what did that accomplish?

Final Fantasy XIV posts the preliminary patch notes for patch 5.1: Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty

Do not try to read the patch notes for Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch out loud in one breath. You will run out of...