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

The future is dragons, as is the present.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Steps of Faith

It happened, just as expected. A day after I posted a lengthy column discussing Final Fantasy XIV's last big pre-expansion patch, that patch dropped,...

Massively Overthinking: Crowd control in MMORPGs

Today's Kickstarter-begotten Massively Overthinking question arrives from donor Ravenwynd, who writes, I love control type characters in mmos. City of Heroes' Mind Controller...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup

It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...
Make use of the barriers, darn it.

Final Fantasy XIV launches Before the Fall patch

After more than a year of continuations, Final Fantasy XIV is wrapping up all of its stories today. Patch 2.55 has just...
Myth: Lalafell have to be irritating cutesy-boop piles of crap.

Wisdom of Nym: The fall in Final Fantasy XIV

There is a crack in the foundation of Eorzea's defenders, and it's been there for a while. For all of Final Fantasy XIV's operation,...

One Shots: Wedded bliss

Have you ever gotten married? In game, I mean. Well, if you haven't screenshotted it, it didn't happen. Fortunately this Final Fantasy XIV...
It's coming down.

Final Fantasy XIV previews ‘Before the Fall’ update

Things are not going well in Final Fantasy XIV. In the game world, that is, not the real world. The first part of...

Global Chat: Tripping over colors in MMO play

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to play an MMO while affected by colorblindness? A guest writer over at Epic...
Finding even a halfway decent screenshot of this game is a mathematical impossibility, I swear.

Wisdom of Nym: Exit Final Fantasy XI

It's all over for Final Fantasy XI. Or it will be, anyhow. It was hard to imagine that the big Final Fantasy XI conference...
If you're not following @TruceSMV, you're missing context for this! Also you're making me sad because I have things there and I want you to love me.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite game to decompress with?

Moving is absolutely awful, as we all know, and I would be very happy to never move ever again. Once my computer was all...

One Shots: Memories of those long lost

Sometimes we start silly, and sometimes we start weird, but today we're going to start somber and reflective. Reader Becca made a discovery that...

FFXIV and ESO players complain about unfair international pricing

It might not be the most shocking fact you'll read today, but not all box prices and subscription rates are created equal depending on...
That's not a doll, guy.

Final Fantasy XI will hold a press conference on the future, but what will it say?

Final Fantasy XI feels a bit neglected with all of the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's expansion, doesn't it? That's probably part...
Scaaaaaaaary.

Wisdom of Nym: The end of Final Fantasy XIV’s 2.X cycle

The last part of Final Fantasy XIV's pre-expansion storyline is going live on March 31st. That's about two weeks away. And while you'll...

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward editions revealed

June 23rd will be here before you know it, and with it comes Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion. This past weekend, the team announced...

One Shots: A clear commute

Sometimes simple can be beautiful. I don't know what it is, exactly, that attracts me to this week's title pic, but I think its...
Oh dang.

Leaderboard: Heavensward vs. Heart of Thorns

Two big MMO expansions are on tap this year, and you know what that means, right? Yep, Massively OP is going to pit them...

Global Chat: MMOs as grief therapy

We'll begin today's tour of community articles by touching on a rather somber (yet uplifting) note. Pixelkin wrote a great piece on how...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained's alpha, RIFT's anniversary, the Daybreak/Storybricks saga, Elder Scrolls Online update 6, FFXIV's Heavensward, Marvel Heroes, and SWGemu, with mailbag questions on new journalism and isometric MMOs.

Final Fantasy XIV won’t be going F2P any time soon

Would you love to play Final Fantasy XIV if only it didn't cost per month? According to a new interview with producer

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