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Victor Barreiro Jr. / Victor Barreiro Jr. maintains The Devil’s Advocate and The Secret World columns for MMORPG.com. He also writes for news website Rappler as a technology reporter. You can find more of his writings on Games and Geekery and on Twitter at @vbarreirojr.

September 2010
Last Active
September 2022
Fantastic Gifts for Final Fantasy Fans

Looking for a gift to give a Final Fantasy fan? Look no further than this humble gift guide.

The Problematic Diadem

Are exploration missions in FFXIV fun? Or is the fun being optimized out of the experience? Let’s take a look.

FFXIV Patch 3.1 and FFXI’s Final Fantasy

Victor discusses the Final Fantasy XI’s last formal story content update and the FFXIV 3.1 Patch and its fun activities!

Telling Us What's Next

Everything this week is meant to ramp up the hype for specific gameplay aspects of Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.1. Over the past two weeks, Square Enix has been teasing screenshots and a little lore regarding what we should expect in As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness.

A Leveling Experiment and Other Tidbits

Changes are coming to the Eorzea Reborn column. Learn about this little experiment and Victor’s plans for FFXIV moving forward!

As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness

Naoki Yoshida dishes out info on Exploratory Missions and the Lord of Verminion minigame for FFXIV Patch 3.1 As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness!

5 Things We Learned from the Eorzean Census

A few days back, Square Enix released slides for the Eorzean Census on the following Lodestone post. I had quite a bit of fun just looking over each bit of information, figuring out WHY certain things were the way they are. While I don’t really have any answers for that, I thought it might be nice to discuss my 5 favorite takeaways from the Eorzean Census.

FFXIV From the Eyes of a Game Hopper

Victor looks at FFXIV from the lens of comparison after playing through three other games.

Plans Past 3.0

Victor outlines what Square Enix has planned for FFXIV players beyond 3.0 based on their recent anniversary livestream event.

A lot of Celebration, a bit of Metal

Victor discusses the two celebrations that are occurring for Final Fantasy XIV this month, as well as showing off a new music video from Square Enix.

How SWTOR Force-Persuaded Me

Victor explains the circumstances that caused Star Wars: The Old Republic to finally shine brightly for him.

Square Enix Financials

Victor takes a look at the FFXIV mentions in Square Enix’s financials!

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.