wisdom of nym

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

Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: The problem with Final Fantasy XIV’s consumables and buffs

All right, gang, who wants a sandwich? Especially if that sandwich involves... a boost to your Determination and Critical Hit rating for the next...

Perfect Ten: 10 Final Fantasy XIV musical tracks that absolutely slap

Everyone knows that people who play Final Fantasy XIV will not shut up about the game's music. This includes me. I will not shut...

Wisdom of Nym: Sorting through Final Fantasy XIV’s current balance state

So right now, some jobs in Final Fantasy XIV are performing better than others. In other news, water retains its moisturizing properties. Early reports...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Where Final Fantasy XIV’s tutorials really fall down

I don't think there's really a question to be asked about whether or not Final Fantasy XIV wants new players to join the game....
Big time.

Wisdom of Nym: Making money in Final Fantasy XIV isn’t what you think

So let me start with a statement: Gil is pretty much irrelevant to me in Final Fantasy XIV because I already have enough. We...
Oooh, mystery!

Wisdom of Nym: Story impressions for Final Fantasy XIV’s Buried Memory

Gosh, this has felt like a long darn week, hasn't it? I couldn't tell you why it felt so particularly long to me, but...

Wisdom of Nym: First impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s Buried Memory content

Everyone, you need to remember something very important about this patch. Something that it's possible you didn't even know until just now, something that...
No mom.

Wisdom of Nym: Highlights from Final Fantasy XIV’s Buried Memory patch notes ahead of launch

The nice thing about having the patch notes always released well ahead of time for Final Fantasy XIV is that we can always pick...
Oooh, mystery!

Wisdom of Nym: Everything we learned about Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 6.2

To the surprise of basically no one who closely watches Final Fantasy XIV's overall patch progression, patch 6.2 is arriving on August 23rd. That's...
And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again.

Wisdom of Nym: Are crossover events in Final Fantasy XIV worth it?

So let me start with an opinion that is going to inform the rest of this particular opinion piece by its very nature: I...
It burns, burns, burns.

Wisdom of Nym: Did Final Fantasy XIV’s relic farming zones work?

One of the things that I am always going to admire about the Final Fantasy XIV team is the fact that it followed up...
Oh, right.

Wisdom of Nym: Forgotten and abandoned systems in Final Fantasy XIV

The weird thing when talking about Final Fantasy XIV when compared with a whole lot of MMOs is that it doesn't have a lot...

Wisdom of Nym: Optional and mandatory content in Final Fantasy XIV

One of the things that I've long held up as a strength of Final Fantasy XIV is that it is designed to allow you...
It's a new thing.

Wisdom of Nym: Variant Dungeons and Savage changes in Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2

I know I've said this many times and in a variety of contexts, but for all that there's a certain amount of expected content...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why the Final Fantasy XIV billboard was a terrible idea

Every so often you run across something that makes you want to slam your head against a wall out of sheer, unadulterated bafflement. "What...

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s live letter and 6.2 preview

The first live letter previewing a new patch is always a little weird for Final Fantasy XIV, and this one is especially unusual. See,...

Wisdom of Nym: So what will we hear in the next Final Fantasy XIV live letter?

All right. So the next Final Fantasy XIV live letter is happening on this Friday. In and of itself, that's not unusual, of course;...
Accounted for!

Wisdom of Nym: The status of the Garlean legions in Final Fantasy XIV

The Garlean military, to the best of our knowledge, comprises 14 legions of troops in Final Fantasy XIV. I've pointed out before that technically,...
No mom.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.15 in the wild

Sometimes it feels very weird when Final Fantasy XIV bribes me into doing content. Ameliance's custom deliveries are a prime example of this. You...
Voyage onward.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.15 is a bit late in its arrival

I'm going to be honest: I hope this is the last time we have to wait for a halfway patch to get our tribal...