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Wisdom of Nym is a Final Fantasy XIV column by Eliot Lefebvre. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Density.

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival...
Now the story can be told...

Wisdom of Nym: Other potential limited jobs for Final Fantasy XIV

I don't mind telling you that I'm looking forward to Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV. I've said before that it's almost a new...
Not pictured: Rabbits. We don't know what they'll look like yet.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV will let you pet the rabbits

The first Final Fantasy XIV fan festival this year seem to have been an exercise in subverting player expectations, albeit with subtlety. Six prior...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Making proper predictions about Final Fantasy XIV’s next jobs

Now that we're done poking holes in bad logic, it's time to actually get down to brass tacks of predicting the next jobs for...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This extra this week entirely comes from me doing the intellectual equivalent of pouring a mixture of lemon juice and salt directly into an...
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: The first reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, gosh. That was sure a lot of news for Final Fantasy XIV over a weekend, huh? Expected news, sure, but therein lie some...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Shadowbringers promises new story, new regions, and new jobs

The plan was to fan a spark into a flame, but now it's getting dark, so who'll remember your name? (Apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda...
Hot lady

Wisdom of Nym: Predictions for Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, here we go again. This Friday is time for Final Fantasy XIV fans to sit down and find out what the next...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: How many antagonistic sides do we have in Final Fantasy XIV?

One of my favorite moments from Order of the Stick (which is excellent anyhow) is when one of the villains makes it clear to...
What are we even doing here?

Wisdom of Nym: How we missed storyline overload in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

One of the things that I mentioned back when I was reviewing Heavensward in its totality was that for all the praise I...
Ideas face challenges when born.

Wisdom of Nym: Evaluating Final Fantasy XIV’s job gauges

The biggest problem with job gauges in Final Fantasy XIV was always conceptual because there were two jobs built from the ground up...
Back up.

Wisdom of Nym: Rewards in Final Fantasy XIV and what they’re worth

I saw someone asking the other day what the "point" was to the Doman Reconstruction effort in Final Fantasy XIV. What's the big...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: What can datamining tell us about the next Final Fantasy XIV job?

The datamining for Final Fantasy XIV is difficult, because the game is remarkably spare when it comes to pointers for the future. Most...
Well, we got something right!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s leaks and the seduction of partial information

I'm going to start off with a statement that should be fairly uncontroversial but could be otherwise and refer back to it: At this...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4, Prelude in Violet

I mentioned a few days ago that I follow the same somewhat ridiculous process every time there's a new Final Fantasy XIV patch....
Hot lady

Wisdom of Nym: Picking apart Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4 notes

Now we enter the descending period of Stormblood. This isn't exactly a bad thing or a problem or anything; it's just the way...
Not quite.

Wisdom of Nym: Why subjobs wouldn’t work with Final Fantasy XIV

I would say that I don't mention my affection for Final Fantasy XI often enough, but the fact is that I mention it...
I am not throwing away my shot.

Wisdom of Nym: What we learned in Final Fantasy XIV’s anniversary letter

I appreciate the fact that we did not get a comprehensive picture of the next patch's story with this particular live letter. Yes, the...
Collide.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV hits the big five-year mark

Game anniversaries are a little weird. The anniversary we're celebrating now for Final Fantasy XIV is from its relaunch, not its original launch....
Now the story can be told...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s weekly caps and whether they’re useful

One of the elements of Final Fantasy XIV that has remained remarkably uniform throughout the game's history is how Allagan Tomestones work. Aside...

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