Jessica Scharnagle

Jessica Scharnagle

Starting as an esports journalist in 2018, Jessica has been writing for a little over five years now. She is a big Final Fantasy XIV nerd who has been playing since 2021 and has put a more than 5,000 hours in it since then. She also teaches journalism at Rowan University.

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How to Farm Islander's Cowries in FFXIV

There are plenty of things to do in Final Fantasy XIV's Island Sanctuaries, and one of the things players will do very often is go to gather materials in the Wilds. Luckily, while players grind...

FFXIV Island Sanctuary Felicitous Favors Guide

Final Fantasy XIV's Island Sanctuaries have a lot of moving parts, and with Patch 6.5, one more was added. Felicitous Favors provided a new mechanic to the content which rewards a bunch of good...

FFXIV Culinarian Leveling Guide (Patch 6.5)

In FFXIV, Culinarian players make a subtle but important impact. The chef class of Final Fantasy provides meaningful, consistent buffs not just to your stats but also your ability to...

FFXIV Heads to PAX East Ahead of Dawntrail

PAX East is returning to Boston for 2024, and Square Enix is getting in on the fun by bringing Final Fantasy XIV to the convention. With a looming expansion, it's only fitting that the game...

FFXIV Xbox Players Will Need a Game Pass Subscription to Play

Exciting news was released earlier today when players finally learned when the Xbox Series X|S Final Fantasy XIV beta period would begin. However, those who looked deeper pointed out that t...

Palworld Type Chart - Strengths and Weaknesses

In Palworld, the strengths and weaknesses of your Pal could be the difference between winning a boss fight and having to start over after a long and arduous fight. Knowing what types of Pals to...

How to Get Coal in Palworld

In games like Minecraft, coal is pretty easy to come by, and doesn't take long to find. In Palworld, however, coal is something that you won't even need until you're quite a few hours in...

How to Get Wheat and Wheat Seeds in Palworld

Wheat is essential for some higher end foods in Palworld, but players might have some trouble finding it in the wild unless they know where to look. Luckily, it isn't too hard to get once you know the...

Some FFXIV Cupids are Delivering Valentiones Gifts to Your Loved Ones

Love is in the air, and one Final Fantasy XIV FC and venue is looking to play Cupid again this year, delivering Valentoine gifts to players across Eorzea. With the in-game Valentoine's Day even...

Beloved FFXIV Villain Gets an Interesting Codex Entry in Patch 6.55

One of the marks of an excellent games writer is the ability to craft a villain that players can empathize with. Final Fantasy XIV has done this expertly with Emet-Selch, one of the MMO's most ...

FFXIV Patch 6.55 Maintenance Time Zone Conversions

For what seems like such a small update, the world of Final Fantasy XIV will disappear for an entire day thanks to a 24 hour maintenance set to take place before Patch 6.55 drops. 

How to Get the Ballroom Etiquette - Apocalyptic Charades Emote in FFXIV

A new elite emote is coming to Final Fantasy XIV, and this one is extra special because it's one of few emotes that come with the purchase of something off of the Square Enix store that not jus...

Yoshi-P Says He'd Rather Focus on FFXIV Than Make More Games in the FFXVI Universe

In an interview with Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Interactive Entertainment, Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida said that he and the Creative Busine...

FFXIV Tokyo Fan Fest Recap

For the last time ahead of Dawntrail, director and producer of Final Fantasy XIV Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida took the stage in Tokyo to tell fans some more details about what they can ex...

Dancer Rotation, Openers, and Abilities - (Patch 6.5)

Final Fantasy XIV's Dancer is one of the easier jobs to play in the game, but that doesn't mean it's easy in every scenario. For casual content, a rotation is important but not essential to com...

A Dress that Flows as Beautifully as Her Voice - How FFXIV's Amanda Achen Designed the Iconic Hydaelyn Dress

In a crowded Japanese theater, Final Fantasy XIV vocalist Amanda Achen waited patiently as the gentle sounds of piano seeped through the large venue. Before she could even finish singing "...

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 Review

"I'm here." The two words on my phone sent my heart soaring when I saw them on the screen. Final Fantasy XIV's Fan Festival 2023 hadn't even started yet, and already I was experiencing the thri...

How to Farm Skybuilders' Scrips in FFXIV

There are plenty of reasons to go to Ishgard in Final Fantasy XIV, but one of those reasons is to visit the Firmament, an area introduced in Heavensward that serves as one of the easiest...

FFXIV Players are Calling for a Better Blacklist System, Again

In any video game where mass amounts of players can interact with each other, there will always be issues with harassment and bullying. In Final Fantasy XIV, those issues are also present. Due ...

FFXIV Inventory Guide & Tips - How to Expand Your Inventory

FFXIV inventory management is an uphill battle. Retainers, the Glamour Dresser, and your Chocobo Saddlebag make for a somewhat convoluted system of unlocking more bag slots. There are plent...