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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.

Final Fantasy XIV - The Eden Raids - The Eorzea Prospect

For the most part, Final Fantasy XIV has put out increasingly fascinating storylines to chase, especially after the initial content of A Realm Reborn. The raids especially tell stories that enhance the world of the game and are, frankly, excuses for some pretty cool fights. How does the latest one from Square Enix hold up, though?


Spoiler-Free-ish Final Fantasy XIV 5.4 Patch Impressions  - The Eorzea Prospect

FFXIV's latest, dubbed "Futures Rewritten," gives fans plenty of time with characters both beloved and belovingly dreaded.


Maybe Shadowbringers Was Too Kind About The World We're In - The Eorzea Prospect

Shadowbringers insists on the good will of humanity to move its stories forward. Elsewhere, FFXIV's realistic cruelty is often more interesting


Final Fantasy XIV - New Player Basics Guide

With FFXIV's Free Trial injecting sprouts into the MMORPG, Victoria felt it was a good time to create a basics guide to help those sprouts get their bearings in Eorzea.


Final Fantasy XIV Interview: Naoki Yoshida Talks About the Pandemic, Lore, How to Grind Crafting, and More

On the heels of one of FFXIV's most praised content drops, we talked to its director about lore crafting, craft-crafting, mahjong, and plenty more.


Getting A Final Fantasy XIV House Is A Dizzying, Privileged Endeavor - The Eorzea Prospect

Yes, Victoria managed to snag a Free Company plot. No, it's not fair, nor straightforward -- and it shows how not all FFXIV players are built equal.


FFXIV - I, The Warrior Of Light, Have Retired To Become A Disciple Of Land

Looking for a calmer way to expend her post-battle days, Victoria has chopped into her new life as a gatherer.


Why Final Fantasy 14 Stuck With An MMORPG Newcomer

Victoria had minimal experience with MMORPGs and is normally adverse to RPGs, but Final Fantasy 14 finally hit the spot.


Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 Reflections In Crystal - Spoiler-Free Impressions

Final Fantasy XIV's best expansion to date, Shadowbringers, wraps up with the MMORPG's best story to date--a high bar to clear for the story-focused game.


5 Reasons To Invest In An Apartment In Final Fantasy XIV

Join Victoria as she breaks down some of the reasons why you might look at an apartment instead of home ownership in Final Fantasy XIV.


Final Fantasy XIV - In A Content Drought, Players Are The Oasis

From roleplaying to real graduation ceremonies, FFXIV's players made Victoria's wait between patches lively and better than bearable.


The Eorzea Prospect: I'm Really Enjoying The Flashy Red Mage

One of Bradford's biggest regrets is not playing Final Fantasy XIV when it first started years back. He's playing it now and is enamored with the flashy Red Mage class, a Final Fantasy Class he's loved since playing Tactics as a kid.


The Eorzea Prospect: The Struggle Is Real

Jonathan has been playing FFXIV for years, but after taking a short break due to work and other circumstances, he's finding it hard to jump back into the world of Eorzea.


The Eorzea Prospect: This Is NiERly The Beginning

Rejoice, fellow Eorzeans! Patch 5.1 has finally arrived, and with it has come a bunch of changes, additions, and the absolutely incredible first raid in the Nier Automata collaboration Dark Apocalypse is called The Copied Factory. Unfortunately, I only had a few hours this weekend to spend time in Final Fantasy XIV, but you know I had to run the raid so we discuss it!


The Eorzea Prospect: Crafting Yourself A Niche

In the last Final Fantasy XIV article, we talked about leveling up alternate jobs and other things we could do to fill the time while we wait for Patch 5.1 to drop tomorrow. Did you guys take part in the All Saints’ Wake content?