Final Fantasy XIV Doesn't Have Dark Elves, It Has Duskwight Elezen

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The North American Final Fantasy XIV website has updated with listings for the race-splitting clans, revealing that the English name for Dark Elves is Duskwight Elezen.

We've seen the pictures from the Japanese website, but now we've got text from the North American one, and I'll be damned if there won't be a server filled with Drizzt derivatives once players get their hands on the Duskwight Elezen, the English version of Japan's Shaders. From the official description:

The Duskwight Elezen have spent centuries in the peace and seclusion of Eorzea's caves and caverns...Many of the reclusive Duskwight resort to robbery and pillaging to survive, earning them the scorn of their woodland relatives.


That there's a Dark Elf.

The North American woodland elves are called Wildwood Elezen, as opposed to Foresters in Japan. The hulking Roegadyn are comprised of the Sea Wolves and Hellsguard. The kitty folks and cute ones retain the same names as their Japanese counterparts.

Just remember kids, friends don't let friends name their Dark Elves Drizzt.

Final Fantasy XIV [Official North American Website]


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Though "wight" meant creature a long while ago, it now generally means spirit or phantom. So way to go, FF. And if you try to argue the pagan meaning, I want you to think about how head-splittingly insane that sounds. An Earth based religion on what amounts to Gallifrey 100 fold? Head hurts...