Category Archives: Final Fantasy XIV

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The Politics of Heavensward


When you play a game in a medieval-esque setting, there are certain political themes that are old-hat. Advertisements

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Take Flight with Heavensward: FFXIV’s First Expansion


Before I delve into the world of Heavensward, I need to give the following disclaimer: I have not completed all of the content (I’m currently sitting close to level 57, so bear with me).

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“Breaking up is hard to do”: Leaving Your Free Company


The nature of FFXIV forces people to engage with other players whether one wants to or not. Some may question why any person that wants solo play would even bother signing up for an MMO, and if FFXIV were a conventional … Continue reading

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How to Dragoon like a Pro (Part 1)


To put it bluntly, DPS classes get very little respect in the FFXIV world.

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My Forays into Crafting – Level 1-15


Let’s answer 3 important questions for those who are interested in crafting: Why Craft? How do I get Started? and What do I do to Level? Continue reading

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Should Gil be the default Currency?


Clearing the main story line in FFXIV  was a great experience. Not even the impatience of gunners that I ran the endgame content with, who constantly berated me for wanting to watch a cutscene or two, were able to take … Continue reading

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Could Blitzball be headed to Final Fantasy XIV? Would you Play?


According to IGN’s Luke Karmali, Blitzball may be heading to to Final Fantasy XIV.

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Flying In Final Fantasy Heavensward


Good Day Fans of Optimal Otaku, Today we’ll be talking about flying in Heavensward Final Fantasy XIV.

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Zelda Free Company [Jenova] Takes on Titan (Barely)


I’m so happy we have a Final Fantasy XIV Section again! To brag celebrate. Here is the video of my FC taking on Titan Extreme and barely surviving.

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Tanking Tips for Dummies


For most of my time as a player of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (henceforth referred to simply as ffxiv), I was primarily a soloist.

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