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Wisdom of Nym: So what will we hear in the next Final Fantasy XIV live letter?

All right. So the next Final Fantasy XIV live letter is happening on this Friday. In and of itself, that's not unusual, of course;...
Try again.

Final Fantasy XIV announces its next live letter for July 1

All right, we've all had fun in Final Fantasy XIV futzing about with riding hippos and giving Ameliance school supplies, but it's going to...
Pumpkin head!

Final Fantasy XI’s Naoki Yoshida talks about the importance of developer passion and communication

Any veteran player of Final Fantasy XI is probably used to the idea of seeing the game's developers as your enemies in playing the...
Not allowed!

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about PvP design, deific lore, and characterization

Players are loving the new Duty Support feature in Final Fantasy XIV according to Naoki Yoshida. A recent interview with the producer and director...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida skipped Final Fantasy XI at launch to play Dark Age of Camelot

Naoki Yoshida is best known for his role as the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, but the fact of the matter is...

Final Fantasy XIV plans for the Make It Rain campaign while explaining its PvP balance mistake

The team behind PvP balancing in Final Fantasy XIV made a mistake, and producer and director Naoki Yoshida is owning up to it in...

Final Fantasy XIV’s producer and director explains packet loss and reporting on internet issues

Here's the good news for most of the people reading this: You are probably not being affected by packet loss issues while playing Final...
We still care.

Final Fantasy XI welcomes its 20-year anniversary today

As of today, it's been two decades since Final Fantasy XI first launched in Japan, which makes this a pretty notable anniversary for the...
Time for a few small repairs.

Final Fantasy XIV is finishing its housing bug corrections on May 16

As promised, so it has come to pass; a new letter from Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that the...
Not allowed!

Final Fantasy XIV finally issues bans to some streamers over addons

So it's only been a couple days since Final Fantasy XIV's Naoki Yoshida once more asked the community to avoid using third-party tools, which...

Wisdom of Nym: Deep-diving Final Fantasy XIV’s new adventurer plates

One of the things that I think is important to note about Final Fantasy XIV's new adventurer plates is that they are in an...
Big lizard.

Final Fantasy XIV reminds players not to use third-party tools as the Dragonsong Ultimate race comes to an end

The race to collect the world first clear of Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate) in Final Fantasy XIV has come to an end, but it's also re-ignited...

Riot doesn’t want the Runeterra MMO to ‘be the only game you will ever play’

Riot Games' Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has been dropping more words on Twitter to tease and hype the MMORPG he's spearheading for the company. The...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida confirms that work is already taking place on the story for 7.0

Ready for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion? Well, slow your roll there, chief, because you've got more than a year to wait for that...
This was only the start.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s refreshed PvP system

It has to be frustrating to be one of the PvP designers working on Final Fantasy XIV. Not because the overall team doesn't support you...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about continued development and bringing in more solo players

It's clear from some of the additions to Final Fantasy XIV in patch 6.1 as well as the direct statements from producer and director Naoki...
Carry that water.

Final Fantasy XIV expects lottery data to be fully restored and open again on May 16

Fixing the housing lottery issues in Final Fantasy XIV was a process that could not be completed in a day. Or two days. Or three...
Working from not-home.

Final Fantasy XIV updates players on the state of its housing lottery fixes

After Final Fantasy XIV's first housing lottery suffered what could charitably be called a major error (and uncharitably be described as a complete Halone-damned collapse),...

Naoki Yoshida updates players again on Final Fantasy XIV’s lottery botch and assures players that houses will be distributed properly

It hasn't been all that long since Final Fantasy XIV's producer and director Naoki Yoshida addressed the playerbase regarding issues that had hit its first...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida addresses the current state of investigation on the game’s housing lottery botch

For those who missed it, Final Fantasy XIV's first housing lottery on Saturday ran into some issues... issues like "no winner was selected while there...