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 deal...
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 to...
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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 return of...

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...

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 improvements...

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 best...
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: Shadowbringers...

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 from...
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 third...
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...

Final Fantasy XIV starts selling skips to get you started in Shadowbringers

While there are plenty of Final Fantasy XIV players who were ready to charge into Shadowbringers the very second early access started, there are...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers early access survival guide

It's the final countdown, people. Final Fantasy XIV will throw wide the gates early in the morning on Friday, and we'll all be off...

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....
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

Whew. All right. So we've gotten the media tour information for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, and that means that people have gotten to...
So... we cool, huh? We cool?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – the final assessment

Expansion footraces are dumb in a lot of ways. Final Fantasy XIV has two expansions at this point, and the reality is that neither of...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – odds and ends

The thing about Final Fantasy XIV is that it's big. Really, amazingly big. There's a lot of stuff, and if I wanted to go into...
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Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: The healers

As soon as I started going through the abilities added to Final Fantasy XIV's healers, I immediately muttered to myself "oh, some people are...