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One Shots: Stunning statuary

Last week's call for MMO screenshots of in-game statues resulted in so many great pictures, I could have probably done two of these columns!...
Originals of the species.

Wisdom of Nym: The curious rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV’s old content

So originally, this column was going to involve a fair amount of speculation regarding some ambiguous phrasings and translations of timing for the next...
Gantlet.

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV 5.3 Live Letter in review

Well, that sure was a thing, huh? Another live letter in the books, and given the circumstances it's a lot more understandable why Final...

One Shots: Worse homes and gardens

Probably the only thing that is holding me back from embracing a career as a lifelong mega-villain is that I can't conform to the...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: Yes, Final Fantasy XIV’s Empire is just plain bad

All right, let's be totally clear about something that... feels like it should already be obvious, but seems to not be. The Garlean Empire...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting class utility

There are eight crafting classes in Final Fantasy XIV, and in all likelihood we're always going to have eight crafting classes at this...
This is who we were.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Ishgard restoration after the first phase

The biggest thing that disappointed me about the Ishgard restoration in Final Fantasy XIV was when it was clarified pretty early on that we...
How is this the relaxing part.

Wisdom of Nym: Picking apart Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.1 teaser site

The past week was sure a trip, and a good chunk of it for me was taken up by stuff I didn't want to...
Get thee within, ye of victories forsaken.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s sixth year is the Shadowbringers high

Let's look back at the sixth year of Final Fantasy XIV since its relaunch, shall we? Six times we've had a Rising celebration...
I'm purely decorative!

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...
Heading to the sea.

Wisdom of Nym: Balance changes after Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.05

Gosh, someone really likes Monk, huh? Not only did the job already get plenty of buffs, Final Fantasy XIV gave a bunch more...

One Shots: Indulging in nostalgia

When an MMORPG recedes into the rearview mirror of life, all you are left with are memories, music... and screenshots. It's amazing how a...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FFXIV Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

I don't see a lot of chatter about it, but from talking with some of my Final Fantasy XIV-playing friends, Stormblood was at...
And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ balance issues ahead of the first patch

So, here's the genesis of this particular column: Originally, my plan was to actually just talk about story beats from Final Fantasy XIV:...

Global Chat: Stressing about WoW Classic’s community

Late June's World of Warcraft Classic stress test gave many MMO bloggers plenty to talk about, with pros and cons being lobbied about...
Guilty or innocent?

First impressions: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is beautiful, horrifying, and a crowning achievement

It was clear to me how special Shadowbringers was going to be when I saw one of the most effectively horrifying scenes I've witnessed...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...
A bunny must jump.

Massively OP’s guide to Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ unlocks and progress

The new expansion is out! After what felt like basically a year of waiting (but was closer to six months), Final Fantasy XIV's...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers made early access a luxury

First and foremost, I want to note that this is not going to be my official first impressions of Shadowbringers because that's going to be...

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