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

It doesn't stop.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

Final Fantasy XIV launches in Korea on August 14th

Whether you're playing Final Fantasy XIV in Europe, the US, or Japan, there are no delays for content. Everything comes out at the...

Global Chat: Guild Wars 2 needs to get its act together

Hunter's Insight is a long-time fan and player of Guild Wars 2, but recently he had some pretty harsh words to say...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s tanks

I don't generally like "ranking" classes. The best tanking option in Final Fantasy XIV is the one that you like playing the most,...

One Shots: First steps into a greater world

Do you miss Vanguard? It's been a while now since that particular fantasy world closed its doors to players, but warm memories of...

Choose My Adventure: A whale of a time in FFXIV Heavensward’s Sea of Clouds

Hello again everyone, and happy August. It's happy for me, anyway; this past weekend marked the first time in recent memory that I could...
I always want screenshots I don't actually have, it seems.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on what comes next in Final Fantasy XIV

Let me start by warning you fans of Final Fantasy XIV that this column may very well have spoilers, but that's all right...

The MOP Up: Evil Island edition

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

One Shots: Abstract art

Every once in a while I receive a One Shots email that makes one of my eyebrows climb super-high while the other one...

The Daily Grind: Has multiguilding hurt MMO communities?

Earlier this week, several Massively OP staffers were debating the best way to set up MOP guilds in games where we were already in...

Windows 10 and your favorite MMORPGs

If you're upgrading to Windows 10 this week, congratulations! You're brave! You might be in for a week of tech headaches and busted...

Choose My Adventure: Dungeons, soloing, and PvP in FFXIV’s Heavensward

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to week three of Choose My Adventure. If you're tuning in for the first time, allow me to...
No longer.

FFXIV, SWTOR, and Guild Wars 2 fall in Raptr’s June rankings

Raptr has published its stats roundup for the month of June. It turns out that people are still playing games online. You can close your...

Global Chat: Do you crave human interaction in MMOs?

I've long been an advocate of "playing alone together" in MMOs. While I enjoy grouping and teaming up to a degree, mostly I want...
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward at the one-month mark

Heavensward has been out a bit more than a month now if you count the launch of early access as the "real" launch...

One Shots: Aerodynamically impossible

Back in the late '70s, the first Superman flick had the tagline, "You will believe a man can fly." Well, I look at the...

The Daily Grind: Are you trying a different MMO this summer?

I find that summer is a great time of the year to let my gaming wanderlust run free, giving me permission to try new...

Perfect Ten: MMO fan fashion scenes

For some of us, having the best gear -- stat-wise -- isn't a driving force for playing MMOs. Now, the best-looking gear? That's a...

Massively Opinionated: How does FFXIV pull off its sub model in 2015?

In this episode, Larry, Mike, and Eliot debate Final Fantasy XIV's business model, Heavensward, and newbie accessibility.

Choose My Adventure: Heart of the Cards in FFXIV Heavensward

Welcome ladies, gentlemen, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri to the second installment of Choose My Adventure: Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward edition....

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