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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.

Why I Call Eorzea Home

Which game do you consider your “home?” Victor talks about Eorzea, his second home.


A Spoiler-Less Post on Patch 2.55

Don’t have time to scroll through the often-long FFXIV patch notes? Here’s an overview you can get through in 5 minutes.


Virtual Duty Finders and You

Victor details the new Event and Party Recruiter on the Lodestone. It’s not just for in-game events!


FFXI - The Ultimate Vana’diel Project

Instead of the regularly scheduled FFXIV or Everquest Next column, I thought we might take a bit of a detour, as a new announcement rocked the realm of Vana’diel earlier this week.


A PvE Mini-Review of Update 2.1

Final Fantasy XIV added content update 2.1, A Realm Awakened, in December 2013. With a month to experience the content, Ryahl provides a review of the end-game PVE content expansions offered in this update. Come along for the ride and read about the good and awkward parts of this massive update.


The Top 5 At 35 - Top Early Boss Battles

Now that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has made its official debut, players are moving up the ranks and taking on some of the game's bosses. In our latest Eorzea Reborn column, we take a look at five awesome early level bosses. Read on and then tell us what you think of our choices in the comments.


You Got Theme Park in My Sandbox

The discussion ever rages about whether or not any MMO these days can be classified as a sandbox or a theme park. In today's Eorzea Reborn, we take a look at aspects of both that are present in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Check it out and then leave us your opinion in the comments.


Saying Goodbye to Beta 3

The third beta phase for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is in the books now and players who've taken part are having to wait for the commencement of beta 4 to reenter the game. We've got a beta 3 wrap report to share that you won't want to miss if you're keen to know more about the upcoming game. Read more before leaving your thoughts in the comments.


Crafting and Harvesting in FFXIV

In our latest look at all things Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, we check out what the crafting and harvesting systems will be like for players. Find out more about the two and then leave your thoughts in the comments.


Five Good Things

Now that the NDA is partially lifted, we have so much to say about Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. During our time in game, we discovered five great things about FFXIV: ARR. See what they are and then leave your ideas in the comments.


Beta Three in FFXIV

Now that the PS3 crowd has finally joined Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's closed beta, it's time to offer a few beta tidbits about what's new and different. Check out our thoughts before lending your voice to the conversation in the comments.


Tempting FATE

It seems that 'dynamic content' is all the rage in MMOs these days. But sometimes that dynamic content can be a double-edged sword. In today's Eorzea Reborn column, we take a look at how that might manifest in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Read on before heading to the comments.


A Realm Rising?

Square Enix has been working hard to get the good news out about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn over the past several weeks. But is it making a difference? In today's FFXI: ARR column, we answer that question. Take a look and then discuss the article in the comments.


Crafting and the Economy

Crafting seems to be one of the big topics as the shift in MMOs goes from developer created content to player created. In today's Eorzea Reborn, we take a look at the way that crafting has the potential to influence the Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn economy. Read on and then craft a response in the comments.


In Anticipation of Beta

Last week, Square Enix announced that the first round of beta testing for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will kick off in February. Today we take a look at the prospect of beta testing and what it all means. Read on and then add your voice to the comments.