wisdom of nym

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

It's a new thing.

Wisdom of Nym: Gunblades across Final Fantasy XIV

I think we can all agree that the explanation given for where the name "gunblade" comes from in Final Fantasy XIV is very...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The little-explained lore bits in Final Fantasy XIV

This column, in part, is in honor of a random party member who had never realized that the currency you're picking up in dungeons...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: Yes, Final Fantasy XIV’s Empire is just plain bad

All right, let's be totally clear about something that... feels like it should already be obvious, but seems to not be. The Garlean Empire...
Heading to the sea.

Wisdom of Nym: Looking ahead to Final Fantasy XIV’s 2020

Sometimes it's just not terribly interesting to do a year-in-review column for a game, and the fact of the matter is that this is...
Make me.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s first Patch 5.2 preview in brief

I did actually sit down for the most recent live letter, which was only halfway intentional. It's not like I didn't want to hear...
Cool eats.

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s first Blue Mage extension

Here we are. The newest Final Fantasy XIV patch is as much a proof of concept as the original Blue Mage launch was, showing...
Make me.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting class utility

There are eight crafting classes in Final Fantasy XIV, and in all likelihood we're always going to have eight crafting classes at this...
The most wonderful sound.

Wisdom of Nym: Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV and what the update needs to deliver

The funny thing about Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV right now is that the only people still really mad about it are......

Wisdom of Nym: What we still don’t know about Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

Ah, the grand world of the known unknowns! We're only one patch into this particular expansion, but there's still plenty of stuff to speculate...
Sorry about wrecking your stuff.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Ishgard restoration after the first phase

The biggest thing that disappointed me about the Ishgard restoration in Final Fantasy XIV was when it was clarified pretty early on that we...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 2

There are some things that I am just not qualified to comment on extensively when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV. Generally speaking, this...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 1

I always think I can get these patch-in-review things done in one column. That never turns out to be the case. This time, though, I'm...

Wisdom of Nym: Prepping up for Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1

Here we are, people; the day before Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1. It's happening tomorrow, so let's hope you've finished up anything you...
Make me.

Wisdom of Nym: What we know in the wake of Final Fantasy XIV’s second 5.1 preview

Ah, another live letter, another lack of official translation despite a lot of important information being conveyed that way, and another round of people...
How is this the relaxing part.

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...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The space remaining in Final Fantasy XIV

If we get more than two more expansions in Final Fantasy XIV, we're going to be moving into some interesting territory: Players are at...

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s new relic weapons

So how, exactly, are we making this thing this time? That's what I want to know. It's not exactly a secret that Final Fantasy XIV's...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV philosophy and why it matters

It's been a couple weeks since this one happened, and for that I somewhat apologize because there were more pressing issues to cover in...
It's a new thing.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.1 is on its way after the first live letter

We had a good string there of proper translations, didn't we? It was really nice to be able to tune in and just get...