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: In praise of Final Fantasy XIV’s Ultimate content

As basically everyone who has read this column for a long period of time knows, I have not done the latest bit of Ultimate...

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV Gods Revel, Lands Tremble’s story beats

Considering how I've had to spend my last week and change, I am really glad that this patch hit when it did. I wouldn't...
She's got a gun! I mean a scythe.

Wisdom of Nym: First impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s Gods Revel, Lands Tremble content

So patch 6.3 is live in Final Fantasy XIV, and as always, that means a hefty does of new content and even more on...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 6.3 job changes

It's kind of a good thing that my life changes have involved a massive shift to my overall schedule because that was very useful...

Wisdom of Nym: Takeaways from the Final Fantasy XIV 6.3 preliminary patch notes

Here we are, a day before the first major Final Fantasy XIV patch of the year... which is also very, very early in the...
Oh, right.

Wisdom of Nym: Ways for Final Fantasy XIV to make more use of old zones

So Final Fantasy XIV has some zones, huh. Now, this in and of itself is neither an issue nor a problem. There are a...

Wisdom of Nym: What we learned from the second Final Fantasy XIV Gods Revel, Lands Tremble live letter

You know what's going to be very interesting with Gods Revel, Lands Tremble? Unlike a usual x.3 patch for Final Fantasy XIV, this one...

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV narrative moments that lack real conclusions

When I was in college, I met a girl who was absolutely amazing. I was dating someone at the time (not my future wife,...
Trying to find a hammer.

Wisdom of Nym: A completely groundless hope about our next destination for Final Fantasy XIV

Normally when I do speculation columns - about Final Fantasy XIV or really anything else under the sun - I'm doing so for a...
Accounted for!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s narrative misfires

Everyone either accepts at this point that Final Fantasy XIV has an excellent story or has decided to die on the hill of insisting...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: Thematic discussion of Final Fantasy XIV’s first major story arc

Let's start with something straightforward: Everyone who wants to hop down to the comments to state that you don't care about story in an...
Voyage onward.

Wisdom of Nym: What’s the future of Final Fantasy XIV’s story arcs?

In August of 2013, the Final Fantasy XIV relaunch happened and did basically every thing you should not do with any sort of long-format...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to the first Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.3 live letter

Let me start with the most trivial question possible first: Does Naoki Yoshida have a calendar? He has to, right? Early January 2023 is...
It'd be nice.

Wisdom of Nym: The unfinished spaces left in Final Fantasy XIV

It'd really be nice to visit Ala Mhigo, but I sincerely doubt at this point that we're ever going to go there in Final...
It comes!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s potential future destinations and expansions for Variant Dungeons

As I discussed when the actual patch came out, I was somewhat less than enamored with Final Fantasy XIV's first Variant Dungeon. It's not...
It comes!

Wisdom of Nym: Taking stock of the additions with Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.25

Interquel patches in Final Fantasy XIV are always an odd cocktail. On the one hand, they consist of content that was intentionally held back...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s original Manderville Man

There are some divisive characters in Final Fantasy XIV, but in some ways Hildibrand Helidor Maximilian Manderville stands above all of them - not...
It comes!

Wisdom of Nym: Looking forward to Final Fantasy XIV’s imminent patch 6.25

Well, that was... sooner than I expected! I had honestly been expecting patch 6.25 to be further out than... well, next week, but here...
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...