Final Fantasy XIV: First Impressions in 2020

Breaking News: Yesterday the devs revealed that FF14 is raising the free trial’s level cap from 35 to 60, as well as adding the whole base game, the Heavensward DLC, and all related races, classes, and content permanently free to play. This is the best opportunity to try this game out if you’re on the fence! Two months ago my boyfriend asked if I’d be interested in trying Final Fantasy 14. The coronavirus had completely zapped all semblances of a social life outside the confines of our apartment, and the rest of our local friend circle had already subscribed just… [Continue Reading]

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Returning to Eorzea

The recent buzz about Fortnite becoming Fortnite – Chapter 2 through the efforts of a black hole sucking up the original game reminded me of a different game. That game was Final Fantasy XIV. When FFXIV originally came out (1.0), it was met with… unfavourable reviews. While I myself had never played through 1.0, it was clear there was a lot of things wrong with it. Areas were too large and maze-like, things were poorly optimized (some barrel props had more polygons than player models), the UI was hideous and difficult to navigate at times, etc.  It was plagued with… [Continue Reading]

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They Finally Got Me…

MMORPGs are definitely a genre I’ve steered clear of time and time again. The first time I experienced one was with Runescape, back when I was a kid and the concept was still mind-blowing. But I soon got tired of it and dropped them, for what I presumed to be for good. But while watching a stream of Final Fantasy II by a YouTuber I’m subscribed to, a fan messaged him in the chat asking what he thought of Final Fantasy XIV Online and if he thought it was worth buying. Not only did he say he thought it was… [Continue Reading]

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