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Naoki Yoshida thanks the players for FFXIV’s Golden Joystick award for Best Community

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It's the time of year when game awards are held, and the Golden Joystick Awards have already offered up some winners. One such winner...
Voyage onward.

Wisdom of Nym: What’s the future of Final Fantasy XIV’s story arcs?

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In August of 2013, the Final Fantasy XIV relaunch happened and did basically every thing you should not do with any sort of long-format...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to the first Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.3 live letter

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Let me start with the most trivial question possible first: Does Naoki Yoshida have a calendar? He has to, right? Early January 2023 is...
da fuq did I just read

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida sparks backlash over a bad answer to questions on diversity in Final Fantasy XVI

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Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has long been held up as a shining example of what can be expected of someone...
Alchemist!

Vague Patch Notes: Defining classic servers and progression servers for MMOs

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Something that I've been thinking about a lot over the past few days - for no particular reason - is the idea of classic...
Oliphants

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks battle royale and new stories while preparing for the next live letter

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If that headline worried you, relax; Final Fantasy XIV is not being fully retooled as some kind of battle royale and doesn't even have...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: The problem with Final Fantasy XIV’s consumables and buffs

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All right, gang, who wants a sandwich? Especially if that sandwich involves... a boost to your Determination and Critical Hit rating for the next...
I grew up on a farm.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida discloses a bit about future plans for Island Sanctuaries and Hildibrand humor

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While it's important to note that Final Fantasy XIV added more to the game than just Island Sanctuaries with patch 6.2, Buried Memory, it's...
Chop chop.

Final Fantasy XIV explains its Savage fight difficulty balancing in the wake of patch 6.21

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When patch 6.21 arrived this week for Final Fantasy XIV, it included a pretty significant change in that it dropped the health of the...
Arenatacular!

Vague Patch Notes: Novelty is a contradiction in an MMORPG genre that discourages it

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The newest member of the Big Five in the MMO space released in the west back in 2015, which was seven years ago now....
Here we go again.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back The Rising for its ninth anniversary

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If you had somehow missed that Critically Acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV™ is celebrating its ninth anniversary this year... well, you could be forgiven....
Tales of loss, and fire, and faith.

How Naoki Yoshida rose from Square’s ‘stray dogs’ to ‘king’ of Final Fantasy XIV

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Naoki Yoshida is that rare breed of game director who is not only liked by his playerbase but downright beloved, with player chants of...
Peaceful!

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, Buried Memory, goes live on August 23

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The next major drop of story and content for Final Fantasy XIV is just about 11 days away, as Naoki Yoshida announced during the...
No, we already made the Cats joke.

Final Fantasy XIV teases patch 6.2, Buried Memory, while announcing a North American data center expansion delay

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So there's good news and bad news for Final Fantasy XIV fans this morning. Let's start with the good news: The teaser site for...
aeiou

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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