Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 3.4 drops tomorrow with a bouquet of new features, including fresh PvP options, the dungeon Xelphatol and apartments. What really looks exciting is “Wondrous Tails,” which prompts players to inscribe their “heroic feats” into a journal in exchange for rewards. Check out Patch 3.4's full…
Have you been bad? Very bad? Maybe you need a time-out. In Final Fantasy XIV, if you have been very bad, your time-out will come complete with a chastising parent figure and a very literal jail. On the MMORPG, players who spam, boast dirty usernames or otherwise violate the game’s user agreement are sent to what…
What are dungeon runs for? In Final Fantasy XIV, you mostly run dungeons because you have to. Fittingly, in FFXIV, they’re called “Duties.”
Hardship is a social glue, especially in games. Shared victories and mutual defeat, confusion, frustration— these are bonding mechanisms that transcend the IRL-URL barrier. In MMORPGs, in which community is a main draw, the difference between a challenging game and an easy game can also mean the difference between a…
I’m over Fat Chocobo, the bloated bird that has enraptured Final Fantasy fans for two decades. In Final Fantasy XIV, the gluttonous avian became a popular mount and meme when it was released as a part of 2014’s A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition.
When Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida revealed the MMORPG’s upcoming Palace of the Dead dungeon last April, I had what I now realize was an embarrassingly romantic notion of what it would be: dungeon-crawling with friendly strangers, sneaking by traps and strategically navigating its roguelike-inspired,…
While there are no plans for an official PlayStation VR version of Final Fantasy XIV, there are actually some pretty cool unofficial ones you can try.
When patch 3.35 goes live in Final Fantasy XIV, it’ll unlock the Deep Dungeon, a 50-floor instance with randomly generated maps that’s inspired by roguelikes. It sounds pretty rad.
Final Fantasy XIV update 3.3 went live today, bringing the Dragonsong War story to an end and adding new raids, dungeons, trials and more. My favorite part of the update is that little Recommended Gear button up there.
Overwatch is great and all, but I’ve got Trails of Cold Steel to catch up on.
It’s Friday, and I’m the only one manning Kotaku today, so naturally we’re going to talk about JRPGs. Or, as the case may be, MMOJRPGs.
You know what I love about massively multiplayer online role-playing games? Losing myself in the fiction of a fantasy world. You know what completely ruins that feeling? The MMORPG equivalent of licensed Happy Meal toys.
During a boss battle introduced in the latest update to Final Fantasy XIV a song plays that sounds a lot like Powerman 5000's “When Worlds Collide,” so much so that the band is calling it “a straight up rip off.”
Above, via Redditor LightSamus: a dedication to the late David Bowie, found in Final Fantasy XIV’s new Antitower dungeon, which was added with the 3.2 patch yesterday. Cute.
Hey, you there. Gal or guy who loves Final Fantasy but has spent your entire life avoiding the MMOs because they’re, well, MMOs. Here’s some advice: Go play Final Fantasy XIV.
Project Morpheus PlayStation VR may be the only way I ever want to play Final Fantasy XIV—so long as they work out some of the real world kinks.
Final Fantasy XIV’s two year anniversary celebration is a one-way ticket to the place where dreams become reality—sort of.
Last night I fell asleep in my computer chair.
It never fails. I teleport back to the Foundation area of the expansion’s new city of Ishgard, it’s nighttime, it’s snowing, and the most achingly bittersweet music plays.
I’m trying to write my initial Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion MMO log in such a way as to minimize my time away from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. This is a good sign.