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


Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s healer problem and how it’s kind of unsolvable

I quite like Final Fantasy XIV's healers. I really enjoy both Scholar and White Mage, and considering that this expansion is one in which...

The Daily Grind: What MMO should a true MMO newbie try in 2020?

If you've ever been to generalist gaming Reddits, you know one of the most common threads is the "what should I play" thread, which...

One Shots: This is my rifle, this is my gun

Let me tell you, the wilds of Fallout 76 aren't a place for nerf guns and slingshots. When you're facing down deathclaws and...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMOs need ‘adult’ character customization?

A Random MMO Fan recently wrote to us with a fun topic, linking to an article about Cyberpunk 2077's ESRB rating, which is...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Ayumi Namae explains why newer glamour outfits look more modern

As time has moved forward, Final Fantasy XIV has produced a lot of new cosmetic outfits for players to dress up in... and they've...
Level out.

Final Fantasy XIV brings out the Moogle Treasure Trove event once more on May 18

We don't yet know when Final Fantasy XIV's patch 5.3 will arrive; while the team has said there will be a delay, a release...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: What awaits in Final Fantasy XIV’s relic battleground?

We don't know just how long it's going to be before we're all chilling out in the battlefield for Final Fantasy XIV's next relic...

One Shots: Better thrones and gardens

Let's face it: The best throne that most of us will ever sit on is the one that squats in our shameful bathrooms. The...

Xbox X developers include Blizzard, Bungie, Pearl Abyss, and Square Enix

With the console still on track to release sometime during the holiday season later this year, the Xbox Series X is preparing a...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...
I have no idea, okay, guy? I don't know how you want to live your life or why you pick the ways you do. That's up to you.

Battle Bards Episode 168: Big bad boss battles of FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV fans know full well how Square Enix loves to dote on its huge and often bizarre boss battles — and...

Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...
Working from not-home.

Balmung is the first NA Final Fantasy XIV server to fully rebuild the New Nest

It took a while, but it's done now. The first North American server to complete the restoration of Ishgard in Final Fantasy XIV...
Originals of the species.

Wisdom of Nym: The curious rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV’s old content

So originally, this column was going to involve a fair amount of speculation regarding some ambiguous phrasings and translations of timing for the next...

Interview: Black Desert on crossplay, the engine, and the future of mobile

A few weeks ago, we chatted up Pearl Abyss' lead producer Jaehee Kim about some pressing Black Desert questions. Now, I'm not one...

One Shots: Day of the Cats

As the reluctant owner of a slightly deranged cat, I have nightmares of when felines grow into towering, snide monstrosities and roam the planet...
Also, far too many dwarves.

Final Fantasy XIV’s NieR crossover happened thanks to bribing the creators with steak and wine

The reason we have a NieR crossover raid series in Final Fantasy XIV is because Naoki Yoshida got Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 269: Pre-Searing parties

Chris, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 1, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Funcom's Dune, World of Warcraft, and Star Citizen, with adventures in Fallout 76, FFXIV, Torchlight III, Star Stable, AQ3D, Villagers & Heroes, plus mailbag topics on the state of thes site, the cost of MMOs, Astellia Online, and MMO crafting.

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV 5.3 Live Letter in review

Well, that sure was a thing, huh? Another live letter in the books, and given the circumstances it's a lot more understandable why Final...
This is not exactly without precedent.

Final Fantasy XIV previews patch 5.3, Reflections in Crystal

The upcoming patch 5.3 for Final Fantasy XIV might be taking a little longer to arrive than originally planned, but it's still on...