In Memory of Izmo

A little over a year ago, I wrote in remembrance of a dear friend of mine, Frankie—sometimes known as Ghenn—and today, it is sadly time for me to do that again, only this time in memory of his older brother Pedro, who went by Izmo on Final Fantasy XI and later, occasionally, on Final Fantasy […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Oracle’s Attire

My partial sojourn from FFXIV continues. I’m still online most days, but I’m not going to put myself through the ordeal of trying to get solid gearsets for every role like I did before Shadowbringers, when it gets so much easier to gear out existing jobs for the climb to 90 after the expansion drops […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Resshi Attire

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve been busy with numerous other things outside of FFXIV, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition and NieR: Replicant. Like most folks, I’ve been focusing less on the game with Endwalker still several months away (though I’m still picking at relics and Experts for tomestones, so that I can […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Eastern Lady Errant’s Attire

It’s review time again! It’s been so long since the most recent additions to the Online Shop were previewed for the game’s Korean veresion that I actually completely forgot they were in the pipeline, but I now remember greatly anticipating their addition to the cash shop for the international version. I’ve long lamented the lack […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Collegiate Attire (Skirt & Slacks)

Unlike the last addition to FFXIV‘s cash shop, the two most recent new listings don’t come as too much of a surprise. First previewed some time ago for the game’s Korean version, the new Collegiate Attire sets (plural!) are based on designs that were part of an April Fools’ Day gag put together by the […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Scion Prodigy’s Suit

Every now and then, we get surprise additions to the Online Shop, and this recent update for this year’s special Make It Rain/All Saints’ Wake mash-up included one of those: the Scion Prodigy’s Suit, which amounts to a costume version of the gently gender-morphed outfit both Alphinaud and Alisaie wore in A Realm Reborn. While […]

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First Impressions: Bozjan Southern Front / Blades of Gunnhildr Chapter Two

It’s been a long time coming, pushed back (understandably) by the global pandemic, but the first proper instance chapter of the Blades of Gunnhildr has finally arrived, added recently alongside Patch 5.35. Following on narratively from the story-rich first chapter, this one continues on with the strong focus on both characters and narrative Yasumi Matsuno […]

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She Fairly Gleamed: Brooding Silence

This is Chapter Two of my ongoing Emet-Selch/Azem fanfiction, now featuring Hythlodaeus in addition to spoilers for Patch 5.3. You can find the first part here. More chapters are in the works, since this whole thing has ballooned into a lot more in my head than I originally intended! As I mentioned previously, future installments […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Dirndl’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Bergsteiger’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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