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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Stormblood Retrospective: Beast Tribe Quests

We’re now mere weeks away from the release of Final Fantasy XIV’s third expansion, Shadowbringers, and we’ve reached the end of its second, Stormblood. The game’s next major version of 5.0 is nearly upon us. As I did before at the end of Heavensward, I’m taking this time before the expansion to look back at some aspects of Stormblood, with emphasis on […]

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Mog Station Review: Far Eastern Schoolgirl’s Attire

It hasn’t been all that long since the last Mog Station Review, but in a surprising move, Square-Enix updated the Mog Station this last week with a pair of new outfits. Originating as “exclusives” for the Chinese version of the game and first announced just a matter of weeks ago, both the Far Eastern Schoolboy’s […]

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Stormblood Retrospective: Glamour

We’re now a couple months away from the release of Final Fantasy XIV’s third expansion, Shadowbringers, but before that we’ll have the end of its second, Stormblood. The final minor patch of the expansion is now live, paving the way for the game’s next major version in 5.0. As I did before at the end of Heavensward, I’m taking this […]

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Stormblood Retrospective: The Main Scenario

We’re now less than two months away from the release of Final Fantasy XIV’s third expansion, Shadowbringers, but before that we’ll have the end of its second, Stormblood. The final minor patch of the expansion is now live, paving the way for the game’s next major version in 5.0. As I did before at the end of Heavensward, I’m taking […]

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Mog Station Review: Minfilia’s Modish Attire

Things have been somewhat quiet on the Mog Station glamour front for some time, with the last new outfits being added all the way back in November. While there has been some expectation that we would see Lyse’s Ala Mhigan gown added to the Mog Station before Stormblood‘s end, there’s been no word on that […]

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Stormblood Retrospective: Eureka (Part Two)

We’re just a few months away from the release of Final Fantasy XIV’s third expansion, Shadowbringers, but before that we’ll have the end of its second, Stormblood. The final chapter of the Main Scenario Quest has come and gone, paving the way for the game’s next major release. As I did before at the end […]

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