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

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...
Thou knoweth not how to drive.

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...

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...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

Whew. All right. So we've gotten the media tour information for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, and that means that people have gotten...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining the shocker last line from Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ trailer

Oh dang. I had expected to learn some new things about Shadowbringers this week, maybe the lyrics to the theme song (what I hear doesn't appear...
So... we cool, huh? We cool?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – the final assessment

Expansion footraces are dumb in a lot of ways. Final Fantasy XIV has two expansions at this point, and the reality is that neither...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – odds and ends

The thing about Final Fantasy XIV is that it's big. Really, amazingly big. There's a lot of stuff, and if I wanted to go...
Let him sleep.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: An interview with Naoki Yoshida

Let Naoki Yoshida sleep, people. The man was visibly exhausted when I interviewed him on May 21st, not at all helped by the fact...
fa la la la la la

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: The fairy-tale fight of Dohn Mheg

You all know by now that it's tradition for me to run my dungeon in these Final Fantasy XIV preview events as a...

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: The tanks

Tanking has changed forever for Final Fantasy XIV in Shadowbringers. Gone are threat combos, gone are DPS stances, and gone is literally any excuse that...
You cannot destroy my destiny.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: The magical DPS

Unlike with the melee DPS, magical ranged damage actually had one of its members that changed a whole lot. Hooray! But the other two...
y u mad tho

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers tour: The healers

As soon as I started going through the abilities added to Final Fantasy XIV's healers, I immediately muttered to myself "oh, some people...