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


Wisdom of Nym: What content in Final Fantasy XIV is optional?

So here's an interesting question with an answer that continually shifts: What content is optional in Final Fantasy XIV? If you're a big fan...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: What to do in Final Fantasy XIV during the 5.3 patch delay

Here we are in July, and we're not going to get our next patch for about a month. Normally, this isn't such a big...

Wisdom of Nym: The two-month delay of Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

Well, it turns out this week did not bring much in the way of new information about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.3. Or......

Wisdom of Nym: What does Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.3 delay mean for the schedule?

Gosh, remember when it seemed like we... like, actually knew what 2020 was going to look like, or at least in the broad strokes?...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Job extension ideas for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion

One of the interesting things about each given expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is that we always get new tricks along the way......
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: The highs and lows of Final Fantasy XIV’s role quests

You might be thinking that we're a little early to be doing this sort of thing, and you wouldn't be entirely wrong; normally I...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Exit Final Fantasy XIV fan festival, pursued by a virus

So... yeah, we're not getting our fan festival for Final Fantasy XIV in San Diego. You probably saw that by now. (And if you're...

Wisdom of Nym: The ‘problem jobs’ of Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers

When Final Fantasy XIV launched Shadowbringers, every job had issues, but most of them were fairly minor. That was not universally the case,...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: So, if there is a Final Fantasy XVI…

It's been about a year since I wrote about Naoki Yoshida's mystery project, which still has not actually been announced in any way...
This is who we were.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers has mined out its own nostalgia

There are a lot of themes that are running hot through the entirety of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Some of them are very obvious...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s healer problem and how it’s kind of unsolvable

I quite like Final Fantasy XIV's healers. I really enjoy both Scholar and White Mage, and considering that this expansion is one in which...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: What awaits in Final Fantasy XIV’s relic battleground?

We don't know just how long it's going to be before we're all chilling out in the battlefield for Final Fantasy XIV's next relic...
Originals of the species.

Wisdom of Nym: The curious rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV’s old content

So originally, this column was going to involve a fair amount of speculation regarding some ambiguous phrasings and translations of timing for the next...
No up, no down, no forward.

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV 5.3 Live Letter in review

Well, that sure was a thing, huh? Another live letter in the books, and given the circumstances it's a lot more understandable why Final...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s eternal restoration of Ishgard

As of this writing, the Final Fantasy XIV server that has made the most progress on Ishgard restoration is Tonberry on the Elemental...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.25 and the new weapons of choice

I have to admit, part of my reaction to patch 5.25 was simple relief that finally, finally, I had something to spend Poetics on...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s schedule in the wake of pandemic

We have an official statement from Square-Enix now. We have a whole lot of panicky Final Fantasy XIV players who want to believe...
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: Does Final Fantasy XIV need new jobs?

We're all still basically expecting an expansion announcement for Final Fantasy XIV in November. I'll talk about the weirdness of the world right...

Wisdom of Nym: Expected expansion features still unseen in Final Fantasy XIV

We're still not into the period of time in which we'll learn about patch 5.3 for Final Fantasy XIV. Indeed, there's a lot of life...
Up, up, up.

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of the second set of Ishgard Restoration in Final Fantasy XIV

All right! So this is not actually the column topic that I announced last week, but in my defense, I legitimately did not know...