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

Massively Overthinking: Underrepresented MMO music genres

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Magnet Brain wants a revolution... in video game music! "Enough with the orchestral fantasy score... what genre of music would you like...

Final Fantasy XIV demos ‘VR Titan Suppression Battle’ at Tokyo Game Show

If you happen to be in Tokyo for the Tokyo Game Show this week, make sure to drop by the Sony booth to gawk, as...

Leaderboard: Which FFXIV crafting class is your favorite?

Yesterday I mentioned that I've returned to Final Fantasy XIV, and while I've since settled on a job (or two) for my main,...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV

We used to do a column called Why I Play on Massively-that-was, and while I didn't originally plan on rezzing it here today, I did...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite Final Fantasy XIV job?

I went back to Final Fantasy XIV this week, and apart from still not being able to create a character on my preferred...

Yoshida celebrates one year of Final Fantasy XIV in China

Final Fantasy XIV guru Naoki Yoshida headlined a one-year anniversary celebration for the game in China this week. He revealed that FFXIV...
Build.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting and gathering endgame in Heavensward

Crafting and gathering has never been a primary goal of mine in Final Fantasy XIV so much as a secondary one. It's something...

Jukebox Heroes: My top six favorite MMO soundtracks of all time

In ranking MMO soundtracks, there are a lot of ways to do it. You can pull out individual tracks or praise a game for...
Ninja by mechanics, not by occupation.

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s melee DPS

I main melee DPS on my main character in Final Fantasy XIV, but it was never really by design. Originally I was quite...

The MOP Up: Another stab at Game of Thrones

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...

Global Chat: Returning to WildStar for F2P

Many WildStar fans, past and present, are digging into the sumptuous buffet of the free-to-play patch on the test server for a better...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 27: SmedSoft

Justin and Bree discuss Smed's new company, EQII's prison server, Champions Online, FFXIV, Trove, and Revival's housing, plus mailbag questions on NCsoft and terrible graphics.
Where you at?

Wisdom of Nym: Two years since Final Fantasy XIV’s relaunch

I remember a couple of years ago, in February, getting ready to fly across the country for Final Fantasy XIV's big press event....
What time is it? Why, it's Ignore Mechanics O'Clock!

Final Fantasy XIV’s anniversary broadcast reveals plenty of content for patch 3.1

Back on April 1st of this year, the developers behind Final Fantasy XIV made a joke about developing a strategy game in which...

One Shots: Quiet grace

When I take pictures of people in real life, I almost never ask them to pose. That feels so artificial to me; I'd rather...

The Soapbox: These three MMOs deserve a do-over

Wouldn't it be cool if every MMORPG that failed to reach its potential were granted some sort of do-over? We've seen it happen once, with...
Goal: murder.

Final Fantasy XIV boasts 5 million registered accounts

Let's start this news item with an important caveat - we don't know how many actual active subscribers Final Fantasy XIV has at...
AND THE ROCKET'S RED GLARE, ETC

Final Fantasy XIV previews its anniversary event

It's been just about two years since Final Fantasy XIV relaunched and surprised more or less everyone by being an enormous success story....
Are you not entertained?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s events, anniversaries, and content

I don't know whether we're actually going to have a proper two-year anniversary event in Final Fantasy XIV. It feels very strange to...
There's really only one mode, when you get down to it.

Final Fantasy XIV launches in South Korea to solid internet cafe stats

Final Fantasy XIV's launch in South Korea happened too recently to make any declarations about its long-term fate. What can be said with...

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