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Final Fantasy XIV launches behind-the-scenes Shadowbringers retrospective

The PAX East panel for Final Fantasy XIV will be streaming live on Saturday, February 29th. No, Square-Enix will not be attending the convention, but...
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.

Wisdom of Nym: That’s a very large fan festival you got there, Final Fantasy XIV

Odd as it might be to say, I don't really have a lot more to say just yet about tomorrow's patch for Final Fantasy...

The Daily Grind: Are DPS meters in MMORPGs toxic by nature?

I've been thinking about this a bit. On Monday, MOP's Eliot penned a lengthy piece about addons in Final Fantasy XIV that seemed to...
And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV has no addons and doesn’t seem to want them

So long ago I can't remember when, interviews with Naoki Yoshida had him talking about Final Fantasy XIV getting addon functionality. To his credit (as...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next live letter is set for February 6

It seems fairly likely (but not yet confirmed) that the next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive on February 18th. The site of...
It's neverending.

Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI offer new year’s greetings

The new year has arrived once again, and for fans of Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI that means letters from the producers of both...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s first Patch 5.2 preview in brief

I did actually sit down for the most recent live letter, which was only halfway intentional. It's not like I didn't want to hear...
This guy.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about console porting and addressing older parts of the title

If you've ever thought that Final Fantasy XIV's earlier main scenario and quests don't really reflect the game's overall quality, you should know that...
Big hall.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next Letter from the Producer is set for December 13

If you're ready to start hearing about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.2 already, mark your calendars for December 13th. That's when producer and director...

Naoki Yoshida hopes to have Final Fantasy XIV on the PlayStation 5

Let's get one thing out of the way right away: At this point, there's no confirmation that Final Fantasy XIV will be available on...
Shoot to build.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida explains the Ishgard Restoration plan, addresses population bottlenecks

Yesterday saw the introduction of the Ishgard Restoration content in Final Fantasy XIV, if you could see it past the enormous sea of people turning...

Developers from World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Final Fantasy XIV talk about raid design

Raids. You either find them to be the apex of MMORPG content and challenge, or liken them as the source of community gatekeeping and...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV philosophy and why it matters

It's been a couple weeks since this one happened, and for that I somewhat apologize because there were more pressing issues to cover in...

Square Enix vows to support Final Fantasy XIV instead of working on another MMO sequel

Regular readers will note that Final Fantasy XIV earned our MMORPG of the Year award last year, with many of the staff citing the...
Shadows brought.

Final Fantasy XIV is rolling out another live letter in two weeks

Sunday will be the one-month anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion launching into early access, which means that players have been deep into...
Get in, losers.

Naoki Yoshida wants to collab with Blizzard to bring Diablo and WoW to Final Fantasy XIV

As any Final Fantasy XIV fan can tell you, the game is known for its bevy of crossover events that range from the logical,...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s E3 hangover

Honestly, I wondered how the heck Final Fantasy XIV could top the revelation about Hydaelyn and Zodiark at the start of this year's E3....
Let him sleep.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: An interview with Naoki Yoshida

Let Naoki Yoshida sleep, people. The man was visibly exhausted when I interviewed him on May 21st, not at all helped by the fact...
Unfortunately, the face of this is Thancred, who sucks.

Final Fantasy XIV producer letter addresses gender-locking and job balance in Shadowbringers

The revelation of having no new healer job and two new gender-locked races added to Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers has prompted no small amount of...

Final Fantasy XIV is getting more glamour dresser storage and glamour plates

Here is a quick summary of the latest interview with Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida: blah blah blah blah more storage in...