A new Netflix show about a kid playing the MMO Final Fantasy XIV with his out-of-touch dad totally nails the freaky and opaque behavior of new players in MMOs.
I haven’t completed the final battle in the Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood expansions’ main story line. The titular quest has been sitting in the top left corner of my screen for a week, and I’ve been doing everything I can to ignore it. I don’t want it to end.
Frustration over Final Fantasy XIV’s housing shortage has come to a head after two players angered a lot of others by buying up 28 homes in the land-strapped massively multiplayer online game. Now, players are questioning whether virtual housing is an equal right or a privilege meant for the rich and over-dedicated.
Here stands Clan Destine, level 70 red mage, ready to take on the ultimate story battle in Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion. She’ll get to it eventually, but there’s a lot more to Stormblood than epic battles and new job classes.
With the launch of Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood expansion, tons of players are exploring the new post-level 60 content. But if you’re on the right game server, massive experience point bonuses are a great incentive to take a break from the new stuff and start a new job at level one.
Stormblood isn’t just a huge chunk of new content for Final Fantasy XIV. It’s the third game in an ongoing series, one that happens to share the same space as its predecessors.
Primal battles in Final Fantasy XIV are massive spectacles that pit a group of players against powerful creatures that usually show up in the series as summons. Stormblood’s first primal, Susano, gets more massive than most, but a well-coordinated group can take him down pretty easy.
Naoki Yoshida just wouldn’t stop looking at his computer. The beloved producer, credited with transforming Final Fantasy XIV from disaster to dream MMORPG, kept typing and clicking as I spoke to him last week in a private room at E3, frowning occasionally. So I asked what he was looking at.
Since Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood expansion launched in early access on Friday morning, I’ve leveled a Red Mage from 50 to 60 and taken my first steps into the city state of Ala Mhigo. Imagine what I could have accomplished had the servers been anywhere near stable!
The Stormblood expansion for Final Fantasy XIV introduces two new jobs to the massively multiplayer RPG—Red Mage and Samurai. To access them you don’t have to rush through days of story quests and journey to new lands. You just have to be level 50 and talk to the right people.
Stormblood launched in early access today, and the servers are getting bodied. As I see it, we wouldn’t have constant lag, frequent disconnects and players forming massive lines in a desperate attempt to get a quest done if Final Fantasy XIV didn’t make such attractive expansion packs.
Blitzball is coming to Final Fantasy XIV, but director Naoki Yoshida doesn’t know how to make it happen. He’s torn between two options, he says, and both of them sound pretty good.
Final Fantasy XIV is one of the prettiest massively multiplayer online role-playing games going, and with next month’s Stormblood expansion it’s only getting prettier. Here’s a video tour of some of the new lands (and waters) players will be able to explore come June 20.
In anticipation of Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming expansion Stormblood, composer Nobuo Uematsu just released the expansion’s theme song. It’s gorgeous.
The Stormblood expansion for Square Enix’s MMORPG will introduce a new continent to the game as well as two new character classes. We knew the first was Red Mage and now we know the second: Samurai.
A substantial patch for Final Fantasy XIV just went live, changing up the MMORPG’s party system in a big way. Players had complained that it was a little sterile, with minimal options for customization. Now, players can recruit each other for cross-server parties, form password-protected private parties and keep their…
Wanderer Sabaku met me at the foot of his mansion’s grand double stairway on the Diabolos server of Final Fantasy XIV. He was nearly twice my size and towered in a purple floor-length coat. A crown sat on his blue-gray head. He welcomed me from behind a partition and led me down some winding stairs into the basement,…
Since its 2013 relaunch as A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV is one of the best massively multiplayer role-playing games going, but let’s not forget the poor performance, shoddy lighting effects and nightmarish copy-pasted landscapes from the original 2010 release that made the relaunch necessary in the first place.