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

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...
WHAT AM I?!

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...

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....
It's that time.

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...
Big time.

Wisdom of Nym: Hunting the monster in Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 4.36 sure seems as if it's has been dragged out. Realistically, that's not what has happened at all; the time between patches has remained...
Dead on results.

Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV’s role actions didn’t work

Tucked away in the latest live letter was a bit of information that seems like it's more relevant than its rather humble placement would...
This housing district looks nice.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s housing issues (other than availability)

When we talk about issues with Final Fantasy XIV's housing system, the first issue that's going to be brought up - invariably -...
Oh, great.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV gets to hunt some monsters

It hardly needs to be said at this point that the new way of doing things with Final Fantasy XIV's live letters has...
BEAST

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes ranked, the top ranks

The fun thing about ranking the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV is that before I started in on this, I actually had...
Aetherpool!

Wisdom of Nym: Taking a spin in Final Fantasy XIV’s Heaven-on-High

Heaven-on-High is not quite the same as the Palace of the Dead. That is not surprising; they're different places with different lore and slightly...
Now fight for something!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes ranked, the middle rankings

We're continuing our tour through the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV, and as I move through these rankings I can't help but...

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV beast tribes, bottom ranks

I have mentioned before that I'm a big fan of the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV. Final Fantasy XI, too; there's...
It's not just me, right?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s lightness of dungeons

It feels really weird to think about just how few dungeons we've gotten in Final Fantasy XIV for this expansion. Not that it's...
Lizard Wrath level 3

Wisdom of Nym: Some story breakdown from Final Fantasy XIV’s latest patch

I had said before patch 4.3 came out that we were going to learn a fair bit about the future direction of Final...

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