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: Grouping, kill-stealing, and open PvP in MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic arrived in our inboxes from longtime reader Leiloni. It's a timely one all about newly launched Tree of Savior...

Battle Bards Episode 72: Listeners’ request anniversary

Can you believe it -- it's the third anniversary of Battle Bards already! Three years ago, Steff, Syp, and Syl joined forces to create...
Here we go again.

Wisdom of Nym: Where we’re heading in Final Fantasy XIV with patch 3.3 (and beyond)

I've made no real secret of the fact that I don't particularly like Final Fantasy XIV's live letters. Leaving aside the usual issues...

One Shots: You are cleared for approach

My call the other week for aerial shots triggered a cascade of submissions. You people really like your heights and flights! So I have...
It's never quite gone.

April Fools’ Day around the MMOverse

Happy April Fools' Day, and remember not to believe anything you read on the internet today! We're stepping outside of our own BuzzFeed-headline prank...
Flight of the Matrimony.

Final Fantasy XIV expands chocobo racing and the anima weapon questline

Are you a big fan of chocobo racing in Final Fantasy XIV? Then you'll be very happy to know that the game's latest...

Wisdom of Nym: Affection for Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes

I really like the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV. I'm also very happy that we don't get to play them and probably...

Perfect Ten: Most notable console MMORPGs to date

It used to be that hunting for a console MMORPG was one of the most fruitless endeavors known to gamers. The PC was where...

Jukebox Heroes: MMO tracks to make your heart happy

Music doesn't just speak to emotion; it often evokes it, conjuring it out of thin air with notes and tones and those squiggly lines...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO set piece?

The other day I was running through The Secret World's Last Train to Cairo mission for the fourth or fifth time. Even after...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 56: Ghillie nation

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert, Marvel Heroes, The Division, VR, Landmark, Crowfall, EVE, and Tree of Savior, with mailbag questions on pay-to-win and Black Desert hype.
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s silent design plans

I do not envy the team behind Final Fantasy XIV in some respects. In many ways, the game is the poster child for...

Final Fantasy XIV invades Phantasy Star Online 2 in an odd collaboration

How cool are crossover events? While some people might decry them as shameless marketing ploys, there is something undeniably cool about mixing it up...

The MOP Up: TERA’s mood clouds (March 20, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and often we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of...
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Why MMORPG studios don’t just reboot their games

Last Friday's WildStar news made me sad. I'm sad because there are two games at war within that title. One of them is...
Look at me!

Final Fantasy XIV posts its third video diary on visual design

Final Fantasy XIV is a very pretty game. Even if you don't play it, you can see that a lot of care has...
I know, I usually don't reuse these so quickly, but come on. This time it makes perfect sense.

Wisdom of Nym: Materia melding on tome gear in Final Fantasy XIV

One of the big additions with Final Fantasy XIV's patch 3.2 was tomestone gear with materia melding slots. This is something very new...
So light it up.

Final Fantasy XIV welcomes players back to the game with a free login campaign

A great deal of things changed in Final Fantasy XIV with the most recent patch, from the mentor system to the Hall of...
It's a jumping-off point!

Final Fantasy XIV’s Hatching-Tide brings new barding, new hats, and new music sheets

Most reliable scholars of Eorzea agree that the second Calamity was ushered in on March 15th, when Hatching-Tide started in Final Fantasy XIV...

Final Fantasy XIV’s newest patch brings The Feast to live servers

If you've grown weary of the PvP options available in Final Fantasy XIV, take heart that today brings you a new method...