wisdom of nym

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

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...

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...
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Wisdom of Nym: Predicting the next Final Fantasy XIV jobs far too stupidly early

So now's a good time to start predicting the jobs we'll be getting in the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, right? It seems like...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Checking the health of Final Fantasy XIV’s healing metagame in Shadowbringers

One of the stated reasons for not getting a new healing job with Shadowbringers is essentially that the development team wanted to work on the...
Get thee within, ye of victories forsaken.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s sixth year is the Shadowbringers high

Let's look back at the sixth year of Final Fantasy XIV since its relaunch, shall we? Six times we've had a Rising celebration...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s moving violations

Here's a bit of full disclosure: I still cannot reach the top of Kugane's tower to this day. It's the one jumping puzzle that...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s YoRHa raid

When we got the Return to Ivalice and Crystal Tower raid series in Final Fantasy XIV, it was very obvious where they were...

Wisdom of Nym: Balance changes after Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.05

Gosh, someone really likes Monk, huh? Not only did the job already get plenty of buffs, Final Fantasy XIV gave a bunch more...
Yes, this part is fully explained.

Wisdom of Nym: Story beats that I’d like to see explored in Final Fantasy XIV

There's a wide-open space for storytelling in Final Fantasy XIV with the conclusion of the 5.0 MSQ, a lot of different ways that...
Get thee within, ye of victories forsaken.

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s first wing of Eden

Eden was... this week, wasn't it? It's really hard to keep track sometimes. Like, sure, intellectually I'm well aware that Eden launched in
No, really, this is still around at the moment.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ balance issues ahead of the first patch

So, here's the genesis of this particular column: Originally, my plan was to actually just talk about story beats from Final Fantasy XIV:...
Yes, this part is fully explained.

Wisdom of Nym: The subtle mechanical shifts in Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

A lot of mechanics changed with the latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion. You probably don't need me to tell you that, but there...
Guilty or innocent?

First impressions: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is beautiful, horrifying, and a crowning achievement

It was clear to me how special Shadowbringers was going to be when I saw one of the most effectively horrifying scenes I've witnessed...
A bunny must jump.

Massively OP’s guide to Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ unlocks and progress

The new expansion is out! After what felt like basically a year of waiting (but was closer to six months), Final Fantasy XIV's...
Oh my.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers made early access a luxury

First and foremost, I want to note that this is not going to be my official first impressions of Shadowbringers because that's going to be...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers early access survival guide

It's the final countdown, people. Final Fantasy XIV will throw wide the gates early in the morning on Friday, and we'll all be...
How is this the relaxing part.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s E3 hangover

Honestly, I wondered how the heck Final Fantasy XIV could top the revelation about Hydaelyn and Zodiark at the start of this year's...