On Blue Mage & FFXIV’s Limited Jobs

In my summary of the Shadowbringers announcement from this year’s North American FFXIV Fan Festival, I only really touched briefly on my own thoughts. If you follow me on Twitter, though, you probably know that I’m rather frustrated by the way Blue Mage will be implemented in the game come Patch 4.5. My thoughts on the […]

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NA FanFest 2018: Shadowbringers Announcement & More!

Though a lot of information had more or less leaked in various ways leading up to this last weekend, we finally have official confirmation of some of the next big things coming to Final Fantasy XIV. First and foremost, the next expansion, Shadowbringers, was finally officially announced, with a tentative release date of early summer 2019 […]

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Eureka Pyros First Impressions

This time around, I’ve been able to dive into FFXIV‘s latest Eureka chapter, Pyros, from the get-go. Various things kept me from being able to really collect proper first impressions for Pagos, which was initially such a mess that it turned out I didn’t miss a whole lot. Pagos was quickly patched in some pretty […]

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A Guide to Glamour in FFXIV

Most of the time, when I get a request from Patrons, I’m asked to put together a new glamour, but returning player and Patron Helena wanted to see a breakdown of how glamour works in the game now. It’s changed a lot since it was first added during A Realm Reborn, after all, and it can be […]

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Thoughts on Eureka Pagos

In general, the FFXIV community likes things to be familiar, and you can’t really blame them. Ever since A Realm Reborn, the developers have played it safe, with very little in the way of changes to both the game’s core structure but also in the finer details. If you’ve done a Dungeon in FFXIV, you have a pretty good […]

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5.0 Job Speculation!

For the lead-up to the announcement of Stormblood, I waited to talk about my real thoughts for the expansion until we were much closer to that year’s FanFest, but things are different this around. There have been some purported leaks from the development side of FFXIV, and included in those leaks are what may be the new […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #32 & Another Return Home

I’m still working my way through the main content additions from 4.3, and while there’s a lot I could talk about, especially regarding the Main Scenario, that will have to wait for now. In the meantime, for the MSQ and the Riordana Lighthouse chapter of Return to Ivalice, I decided to go on Ninja, even […]

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Further Thoughts on Eureka: Anemos

We’ve had the first chapter of Eureka in FFXIV for a little over a month now, and for most of that month, it’s been the main thing I’ve done in game. I’ve finished up complete sets of Anemos gear and weapons for Monk, Ninja, and Red Mage, with future Protean Crystals probably going toward glamour selections for […]

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Eureka Anemos First Impressions

As much as I play FFXIV, it might come as a surprise that I don’t actually care much for its core gameplay. I dislike its global cooldown-centered combat system, and I like the now traditional safety dance style of encounter design even less. I’ve always preferred RPGs to action games because of their slower pace, so […]

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Hopes for Eureka: The Forbidden Land

We’re getting closer and closer (hopefully) to the release of the first area in the Forbidden Land of Eureka. We know it’s slated for Patch 4.25, and though we don’t have an exact date for that, there’s a lot of precedent for .x5 Patches launching about five weeks after the major Patch itself. Since 4.2 […]

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