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Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs have endings – or at least end points?

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I suspect most MMO players are going to read that question and immediately balk at it. We think of MMOs as being defined in...
The promise fulfilled

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: An interview with Naoki Yoshida

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One of the things that I've always respected about Naoki Yoshida as a director and producer is that the man is clearly deeply involved...
The journey.

Complete coverage of the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour

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It wasn't so long ago that I got to sit down in front of my computer and do something that every Final Fantasy XIV...
Feelings felt

Vague Patch Notes: Returning MMO players need tutorials too

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One of the nice things about Final Fantasy XIV is that it is explicitly designed by someone who thinks that it's not just reasonable but expected...
Fandaniel is a bad person, don't be like Fandaniel.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida reflects on the progress of the game in a new interview

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The release date of Endwalker comes ever closer, and that means Final Fantasy XIV fans are eager for every scrap of information available about the game......
Carry that water.

Final Fantasy XIV sets the entire Aether data center to congested

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The massive influx of players in Final Fantasy XIV has continued unabated, prompting another update from producer and director Naoki Yoshida regarding the situation....
Zoomies.

Final Fantasy XIV plans a stress test for the Japanese data centers… but not North America or Europe

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Ahead of the release of the Endwalker expansion, Final Fantasy XIV's staff wants to make sure that the game's servers are up for the...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that would actually benefit from a Classic server

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Here's the thing about having a classic server for a lot of MMORPGs: It doesn't actually do much. In order for a classic server...
Laser needles.

Final Fantasy XIV changes the Sage job icon in response to trypophobia sufferers

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Today's vocabulary word is "trypophobia," which refers to a feeling of fear or disgust when seeing a small cluster of holes or bumps. Not...
Feelings felt

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida addresses the ‘staggering and unexpected’ player population explosion and asks for patience

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Everyone's eager to play Final Fantasy XIV's new expansion, and that's why the servers are full. You know, despite the fact that the expansion...
The climb.

Final Fantasy XIV’s newest patch abolishes more weekly limitations for loot and adds AFK timers

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The two things that Final Fantasy XIV players were hoping to find in today's patch 5.58 were data center travel and the release of...
Raining

Final Fantasy XIV prepares to Make it Rain and sports a new benchmark and expansion site

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So the content for Final Fantasy XIV is going to be light on the ground for the next four months and change. What can...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Would you like to take a survey?

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All right. Yes, I know that World of Warcraft is finally releasing its first major patch for Shadowlands on June 29th. That's a thing...
aeiou

Wisdom of Nym: Things to do in Final Fantasy XIV while you’re waiting for Endwalker

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At the time I am writing this sentence, there are 151 days until Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker kicks off early access. That's not all...
Fingerblasting, I guess.

Final Fantasy XIV plans its next Producer’s Letter for July 9

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It hasn't been that long since the Final Fantasy XIV digital fan festival, has it? Long enough that it's time to get producer and...
Dear Blizzard, how are you? I am fine...

Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV considers World of Warcraft a ‘mentor’ for the game’s relaunch

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If you need to know the degree of regard that Final Fantasy XIV's director and producer Naoki Yoshida has for World of Warcraft, a recent interview...
Laser needles.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about future destinations, Endwalker job design, and character dating

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It was the first new job revealed for Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming expansion Endwalker, but it turns out that Sage was actually the second job designed...
Carry that water.

Vague Patch Notes: The self-made shadowboxing of MMO feuds

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There's no actual feud between the development teams behind World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV. The two teams have congratulated one another on successful expansion...
Carry that water.

Final Fantasy XIV’s composer reveals he was battling cancer last year while working on the game

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Final Fantasy XIV's digital fan festival has been full of moments; plenty of game reveals, some brilliant developer dancing, and a moment where composer...
No, this doesn't count.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks blacklists, friend lists, and Island Sanctuaries

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So you meet some people in a random group in Final Fantasy XIV whom you never want to see ever again, and you blacklist...

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