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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Patch 4.1 First Impressions

I’ve been taking Patch 4.1 pretty slowly, in keeping with my trend so far in Stormblood, but I have at least touched on all of the main bits of the Patch that I’m ever likely to. Since I’m still waiting to pick up some new gear to play around with for glamours (I haven’t had any […]

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Further Thoughts on Stormblood (4.0/4.1)

Several months ago now, in the leadup to the release of Stormblood, I spent several posts talking about Heavensward in retrospective, and in what I think was my most massive one of those posts, I talked about the overall endgame structure in Final Fantasy XIV. You can check out that full post if you’re curious (it’s a long read!), but […]

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Stormblood First Impressions: Main Scenario, Ninja Changes & Samurai

It’s been a week since the launch of Stormblood, and following all the thinking I did on Heavensward as FFXIV’s first expansion came to a close, the new one has really given me a lot to think about. I made sure to set aside time for Stormblood so that I could really dive into it in a way that I’ve not […]

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Happy Stormblood!

There won’t be a full post today, as it’s the first day of Early Access, and I want to dive into leveling Samurai and all of the new stuff we have to look forward to! I hope everyone had a great pre-patch Maintenance. As you dive in today, remember to take care of yourself! Eat, […]

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NA Data Center Relocation & A Return Home

As most everyone no doubt knows by now, the North American Data Center for FFXIV is back up and running. It was a long couple of days for many of us, I’m sure, though I have a feeling Alahra spent most of it lounging about: I spent the first day side tracked, mostly (I had […]

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Stormblood Speculation: Action Adjustments

Things are pretty quiet on the glamour front these days. I’ve more or less finished my Heavensward glamours for Ninja, Monk, Bard, Casters, Tanks, Healers, and Gatherers, with only Dragoon and Crafters on the list for something new. I may yet iterate further on my pre-Stormblood Samurai and Red Mage glamours, too, but for the […]

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Amazon Free DLC Giveaway (Eastern Journey Items)

FFXIV and Amazon are at it again with another promotion. I talked a bit about the last one, which had a really broad batch of items. I got the most mileage out of the mount—I’ve never once used the maid outfit since unlike everyone else on earth, I think it looks terrible on miqo’te, but […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Ranged DPS #16 & Veteran Rewards: Leonhart Attire

I’m a bit late to the party due to having bonus subscription time from adding a PS4 license to my account awhile back (during last summer’s Amazon promotion), but yesterday, I finally hit the last Veteran Reward tier. I’d been sitting on a Time Card to bump my account to the tier for over a month now, chomping […]

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FanFest Predictions!

I’m gonna go ahead and throw myself under the bus here and give my predictions (most of which, I’m sure, will be incredibly wrong) for what we’ll learn about FFXIV’s 4.0 Expansion at the upcoming Fan Festivals. What info will be given at each one is hard to know, but I think we can anticipate […]

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