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

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Wisdom of Nym: The system changes I’d like to see in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

We don't yet know everything we're going to learn at the Tokyo fan festival about Shadowbringers, but we can be reasonably confident that...
lolwut

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s mysterious Hrothgar text has no good explanation

It was just supposed to be a minor patch for Final Fantasy XIV and it's touched off a huge flurry of confusion. Someone in...
Sing a song of madness.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s pre-Shadowbringers roadmap

We're almost done with the fan festival hype cycle, and to be honest, that's kind of a relief. Not that I don't enjoy looking...
Look, it just... it really does look like Alisaie.

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions from the second Final Fantasy XIV fan festival

The experience of a Final Fantasy XIV fan festival is a distinct one, a strange beast that sort of creeps into your existence...

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers launches July 2 with Gunbreaker job and playable Viera

We still don't know where we're going for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. The keynote from the stage at the Paris Fan Festival didn't...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the the European Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

Originally I hadn't actually planned to do this particular column, and had instead figured that I'd just go down on reactions to the fan...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: Analyzing and overthinking Final Fantasy XIV’s 4.5 revelations

I wonder if we're actually going to find out our destination for the next expansion in February. Remember, we still don't actually know where...
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: A measured evaluation of Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage

It's fair to say that a lot was riding on the first limited job for Final Fantasy XIV. It's not just that the job...
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.5 in review

Ah, that's the good stuff. I'm not going to lie, I was honestly a bit concerned about this patch for Final Fantasy XIV. Not just...
We know it's going south.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s 2019 in preview

It's the day before the last patch of the Stormblood series in Final Fantasy XIV... technically. Yes, you can argue (correctly) that we'll...
Burn it down!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s 2018 in review

Sometimes I wind up starting these a bit early because there's just not much to write about; other times I'm writing well in advance...

Wisdom of Nym: Analyzing the last live letter before Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.5

The last letter from Naoki Yoshida didn't really drop much in the way of bombshells on the Final Fantasy XIV community, especially as there...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: No, Final Fantasy XIV reliability isn’t a bad thing

There's a common criticism of Final Fantasy XIV that I frequently see and agree with. The argument goes that basically, five years out from...
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...
Forty-six & 2

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...

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