final fantasy

Disambiguation:

Final Fantasy XI, an MMORPG released in 2002
Final Fantasy XIV, an MMORPG released in 2010 and re-released in 2013
Final Fantasy series, a series of video games that began in 1987

Arise.

The Rising returns to Final Fantasy XIV on August 26

Another year has passed, and that means it's time to celebrate the anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV once again with the annual...
Up.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s moving violations

Here's a bit of full disclosure: I still cannot reach the top of Kugane's tower to this day. It's the one jumping puzzle that...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

Massively Overthinking: The first 10 minutes of an MMO

So here's the thing about Elder Scrolls games: Most of them start out with the same hook. From Morrowind to Oblivion to Skyrim, you...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...

Desert Oasis: The sad saga of enchanting in Black Desert Online

One of the hallmarks of our genre is the inherent heartbreak it's capable of creating within us. Whether we're doing a corpse run in...
This was not the worst, but we will buy the bus.

Perfect Ten: Creating the worst MMO ever

Here at Massively Overpowered, we learn about some games, folks. We learn a whole lot about a whole lot of games! We know MMOs....
fa la la la la la

Final Fantasy XIV is giving away starter editions at PAX West alongside the Titania challenge

When Final Fantasy XIV arrives at PAX West this year, the game's staff won't just be challenging players to take on Titania...

MMO Business Roundup: Threats on Square Enix, Netmarble’s weak Q2, and Steam’s Workshop scammers

Welcome back to another roundup of business tidbits relevant to the MMO industry! Square Enix: First up, another edition of why we can't have...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s YoRHa raid

When we got the Return to Ivalice and Crystal Tower raid series in Final Fantasy XIV, it was very obvious where they were...

The MOP Up: FFXIV hits play on Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

Have your ears been slathered with the luxurious music of Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers this summer? Then good news for you, as Square...

One Shots: The secret life of NPCs

What goes on with NPCs when you're not looking? Egocentric adventurers think that they're sitting around, sharpening blades, and preparing their spellbooks for encounters,...
Wrong turtle!

Final Fantasy XI’s newest login campaign offers three special limited items

Do you need to ride on a turtle in Final Fantasy XI? Do you need to place a fake treasure chest in your...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I...
Town.

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off a new free login campaign through August 16

If you've heard people ranting and raving about Final Fantasy XIV's current expansion but haven't yet checked the game out, well, your...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...
lol so randum

Vague Patch Notes: Random thoughts on randomness in MMOs

Here's a fun little trivia fact that you probably already know: Computers can't really do randomness. A random number is usually generated by pulling...
lizard

Final Fantasy XIV’s Live Letter promises changes coming for Ninja, Samurai, Summoner, and desynthesis

Do you feel like Ninja in Final Fantasy XIV is currently putting out way too little DPS for the amount of effort required...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s August update has more job adjustments along with new Ambuscade instances and battles

Here's a change that will no doubt make players of Final Fantasy XI happy on multiple levels with the newest version update:...
A bunny must jump.

Square-Enix Q1 2019 financials: Final Fantasy XIV helps drive revenue spike

One brings shadow, one brings the light, but Shadowbringers itself brings great financial results. The results for the first quarter of the financial year...

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