final fantasy xiv

Official Site: Final Fantasy XIV
Studio: Square Enix
Launch Date: September 30, 2010; relaunched August 27, 2013
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Subscription (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, PS3, PS4

The Stream Team: Breaking the Weapons in Final Fantasy XIV

While MOP's Chris has experienced a lot in his time in Final Fantasy XIV, there are still some things he hasn't seen yet. For...
That throne could be better illuminated, let's not even front.

Final Fantasy XIV opens up its special site for patch 6.4, The Dark Throne

It's going to be late May before players can dive into the next patch of Final Fantasy XIV, The Dark Throne. But why wait...
Riding along in my hippomobile.

Final Fantasy XI prepares for the Feast of Swords, Final Fantasy XIV prepares for a feast of cosplay at Fan Festival

Starting this Friday, April 28th, Final Fantasy XI is offering players all the swords they can eat. Oh, you might say that the number...
Oooh, mystery!

Wisdom of Nym: We don’t need another Final Fantasy XIV – we already have one

First of all, this one's for Bruno. He usually doesn't read these, but maybe he'll like this one. So we all know at this point...

One Shots: The spice must flow

Feeling antsy because Funcom's Dune Awakening isn't here yet? Utakata has a decent substitute for you in Tower of Fantasy, apparently. Nothing like a...

Global Chat: Black Desert is the MMO sandbox to beat

Those who wrote off or skipped by Black Desert on the way to other MMOs may be missing one of the best sandboxes on...

Final Fantasy XIV brings the Moogle Treasure Trove around again on April 24

All right, by this point you know the drill. There's a new patch on the way for Final Fantasy XIV some time in late...
Sing a song of madness.

Wisdom of Nym: Everything is broken – a tale of Final Fantasy XIV post-Calamity

"Marise? Are ye up there, girl?" The answer was yes, but she didn't much feel like answering. Actually, she didn't feel much liked doing anything...

One Shots: Martial yoga

It's not a very well-known fact that the most successful armies in fantasy worlds are the ones that take the time to limber up...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...

Wisdom of Nym: This is how Final Fantasy XIV wants you to play, even if it doesn’t say so

It is not a surprise that Final Fantasy XIV wants you to play the game a certain way. There are mechanics in place to...

One Shots: Seeking the secret

Hey, when's the last time we kicked off a One Shots column with a Dungeons and Dragons Online vista? It should happen more often,...

Storyboard: Pros and cons for scripted narrative stories in MMOs

Last week, we looked at the pros and cons for stories in MMOs that were purely player-driven, or at least using player actions and...

Final Fantasy XIV forces a cluster of NA servers into emergency maintenance thanks to cross-server issues

Yesterday's 24-hour maintenance for North American servers of Final Fantasy XIV has run into something of a hiccup; while the game itself is very...

Final Fantasy XI’s April update digest contains valuable extra information about the game’s future plans

The latest version update for Final Fantasy XI has arrived, and it also contains some pretty useful information for fans looking to learn more...
Hollow Knee.

Final Fantasy XIV adjusts PvP mechanics and adds weapon rewards for patch 6.38

Today, you are not playing Final Fantasy XIV. The game is down for maintenance all day. But tomorrow, you can go back into the...

Wisdom of Nym: What we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.4, the Dark Throne

I realize this means more to me than it does literally anyone reading this, but gosh, Square-Enix has gotten kind of terrible at dealing...
Chunky boys.

How Final Fantasy XIV’s localization improved after the relaunch

The Final Fantasy XIV localization has a distinct character to it, part of what makes the story and its characters so memorable for fans....

Final Fantasy XIV is delivering patch 6.4, The Dark Throne, in late May

There's no ambiguity about the next trial for Final Fantasy XIV - in patch 6.4, The Dark Throne, players will be kicking the heck...

Massively Overthinking: The dumbest conversations in your main MMO’s general chat

Last week, in a thread about one of Diablo IV's many rivals, MOP commenter Greaterdivinity noted that chat in the game was exhausting because...