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MMORPG Columns

The Eorzea Prospect

In this weekly column, Jatobi takes a look at the world of FFXIV and the many things going on in the endless adventure.

The Wait for Catch-Up Content

If you’ve finished the current story and are tired of the dungeon grind, waiting seems long. Luckily Victor’s got your back with a short wish list of things to come for future content.


Taking a Look at Savage Alexander and Seal Rock PvP

The first big patch post-Heavensward is here, and Victor's been trawling through it like a good little Lalafell. Let’s take a quick look at what you get with the introduction of FFXIV Patch 3.05!


Why Rush to Endgame?

What makes not rushing through content more fun than being a world-first slayer of evils? Victor discusses the slow burn in this week’s Eorzea Reborn.


Chasing Alexander

Taking a cue from my favorite Seinfeld actor (Yes, the title is a pun on Jason Alexander), I wanted to touch on the new raid that happens to be the latest endgame for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.


The Echo and Heavensward Gating

Victor muses about the Echo, a story element in Final Fantasy XIV that allows Heavensward gating to seem less annoying from a lore standpoint.


A Flying Quest and the Return Home Campaign

Want extra details on learning flight in Heavensward? Look no further than this handy guide on flight and Square Enix’s Return Home to Eorzea Campaign!


The Last Words Before Early Access

If you’re jumping into FFXIV’s expansion after a long day at work, here are some last minute reminders to lessen any logistical surprises.


Starting FFXIV Today

Is now a good time to get into FFXIV? Victor discusses the pros of starting FFXIV today.


How FFXIV is About to Get More Accessible

Victor rounds up the changes coming to FFXIV that should making accessing Heavensward less troublesome for everyone. Read on for Victor's full thoughts and details on the recently announced changes.


Is the Barrier to Entry too Steep?

In a post titled, “New players and the expansion. Massive barrier to entry. You have been warned,” user Foomerang discussed how the currently-known requirements to access Heavensward content in the future were a bit of a frustrating thing for someone who preferred playing the game as a crafter-gatherer type. So, how bad is it really?


The Heavensward Hype Train Keeps Going

Victor discusses some new videos as the hype train for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward chugs along. Today’s talk is less of me talking and more of you folks watching a bunch of videos. To wit, there are actually four videos we’ve got in store for you today with regard to Heavensward, so we’ll start with the order they’ve been presented in YouTube, save for this one video that’s already been shown in a previous news release.


Of Faith, Poetics, and Preorders

The past two weeks have actually been quite calm in terms of big announcements, but Square Enix has made some changes to extend the bridge to more level 50 players seeking to complete the story in preparation for the expansion.


The Benchmark Tool and You!

Square Enix released the FFXIV Benchmark tool, and Victor explains what it can do for those new to to benchmarking (besides just being cool to wet your Heavensward appetite for the next month).


7 Optional Goals to Reach Before Heavensward

Aside from prepping for Heavensward’s release, here are 7 optional goals you can undertake while waiting for June. These goals are by no means required, but they’ll keep you busy while waiting for the expansion.


Prepping for Heavensward

Victor outlines what you’ll need to prepare for the Heavensward expansion of Final Fantasy XIV.