Mog Station Review: Brave New Y’shtola Attire & Nightseeker

It’s been quite some time since the last new Mog Station glamour release (with Alma’s Attire having been released all the way back at the beginning of December). This week finally brought a new one, which has been anticipated since the beginning of Shadowbringers (with even Yoshi-P saying at one point he wanted it added […]

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Patch 5.2 First Impressions

We’re a little ways into the latest major patch for Shadowbringers, and I’ve finally had time to dip my toes into most of the new central content (outside of Ocean Fishing, which I should probably try sometime soon). Like most even-numbered patches, 5.2 brings all of the familiar things: a new raid tier (Eden’s Verse), […]

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Bozja Citadel Hopes & Speculation

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a more general post about FFXIV, but with my glamours all in a pretty good spot and no new dungeon sets for Shadowbringers to collect (for now), I’m thinking a lot about what Patch 5.2 will bring when it hits in late February. While, for once, I’m […]

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Mog Station Review: Alma’s Attire

In a surprise maintenance the night of Thanksgiving in the United States, the Mog Station received an update both to activate a sale on level boost potions and add a new glamour set: Alma’s Attire, which is what the FFXIV version of the Ivalice character wore in Stormblood‘s Return to Ivalice Alliance Raid series. Though […]

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Patch 5.1 First Impressions & Glamour Spotlight: Striking #35

I’ve had a bit of time with Patch 5.1 so far, and I have to say I’m generally impressed. Following up the incredible Shadowbringers 5.0 launch, I was both excited for the next major patch and a little nervous. The new expansion launch was so good that I wasn’t sure the next installment could ever […]

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Mog Station Review: Krile’s Attire

With this being the week of FFXIV‘s anniversary and the annual Rising Event, the Mog Station got an update to implement a rather significant sale (with large numbers of items being discounted). The update also added a new outfit to the shop that’s been hiding in the game’s files for quite some time: Krile’s Attire, […]

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Lost in Amaurot

Ever since I finished Shadowbringers, I’ve had the idea of Alahra endlessly pacing through the streets of Amaurot stuck in my head. I had to get it out of there, and so I wrote it. This is unusual for me—I’ve never been so moved by a game that I felt the need to write within that […]

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Mog Station Review: Far Eastern Maiden’s Attire

Just as I was gearing up to go on my yearly vacation, Square Enix added a pair of new outfits to the Mog Station. As is often the case, the two new sets (one for males and one for females) originate from other versions of the game, so they’ve been lurking around in the game’s […]

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The Triumph of Shadowbringers

Since it’s re-release as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, FFXIV has largely lived in the shadow of its original form as Final Fantasy XIV Online, which launched in such a poor state that Square Enix took the unprecedented step of rebuilding the game almost from the ground up, leading to the game’s re-release in […]

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Stormblood Retrospective: Final Thoughts

My Warrior of Light, Alahra, contemplates what is to come before the Crystal Tower.

We’re mere days away from the release of Final Fantasy XIV’s third expansion, Shadowbringers, and we’ve reached the end of its second, Stormblood, with the recently released launch trailer shifting all the community’s energy toward the next expansion. As I did at the end of Heavensward, I’ve been taking this time before Shadowbringers to look back at Stormblood, with emphasis on […]

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