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Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Guides & Information

Final Fantasy 14 is back with yet another truly massive expansion: Shadowbringers. The paid payload of content includes more story quests, new dungeons and bosses, a massive number of Job reworks, and quite a lot more. Let’s not forget about the Dancer and Gunbreaker Jobs, after all. In fact, Shadowbringers…

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FF14 Shadowbringers Yshtola

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Fanwidth Episode 022: Horny Mario Party

It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s the perfect time to stay inside playing games all day! And that’s exactly what the Fanwidth hosts have been up to this week. There’s a Final Fantasy expansion on the rise. Hades and “auto battlers” have found our attention again, as well. What’s not…

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We Dare Ubisoft Game

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FF14 Fashion Report: Easy 80 Points This Week – June 21, 2019

Shadowbringers, the third FF14 expansion, is right around the corner! Players that pre-order will be able to unlock the new content as early as next Friday. But that doesn’t stop the FF14 Fashion Report from chugging along as usual. It’s still the number one way to earn oodles of MGP, too, and…

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FF14 Fashion Report June 21 2019

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FF14 ‘Adventure Jump Start Sale’ Will Get You Ready for Shadowbringers

It’s never too late to get into FF14. That being said, there are literally hundreds of hours worth of content to churn through before you get to the most recent stuff. Square Enix can help… for a fee. There’s an FF14 level boost and story skip sale going on right…

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FF14 Level Skip Sale

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Is It Too Late to Get Into FF14? Well, It’s Complicated…

FF14 (a.k.a. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn) is absolutely fantastic. It’s tied with Final Fantasy IX as my personal pick for the best game in the series, and easily my favorite massively multiplayer game of all time. It’s got a tremendous single-player campaign, too, the best dungeon design around,…

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Where to Start FF14

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Fanwidth Episode 021: The Thing That Came From E3 2019

The gang’s all here for a double-length episode! Did you miss our usual antics at E3 2019? Well, hopefully this extra large slice of gaming goodness will feed your insatiable hunger for discourse… and knowledge. In all seriousness, we’ve got plenty to talk about, so strap in! Steven, merritt, and…

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Fanwidth Podcast Episode 21

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FF14 Fashion Report: Easy 80 Points This Week – May 31, 2019

The Final Fantasy 14 Fashion Report is back again! And though you can sadly no longer buy the Final Fantasy 15 event rewards, there’s still plenty of stuff to purchase with that ever-elusive MGP. The FF14 Fenrir mount, for instance, will set you back a whopping 1,000,000 units of the good stuff. So…

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FF14 Fashion Report May 31 2019

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FF14 Crafting Guide – Beast Tribe Quests, High Quality Items, & Skills

If you’ve ever played an MMO before, you know that they usually have professions — or non-combat classes. These typically specialize purely in gathering, building, or otherwise creating items. Crafting in Final Fantasy 14 is no different! What makes FF14 stand out, however, is the ability to level not one, not two,…

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FF14 Crafting Guide

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FF14 Fashion Report: Easy 80 Points This Week – May 24, 2019

This week is an especially auspicious occasion for the Final Fantasy 14 Fashion Report. It’s the last weekend where you can purchase the Final Fantasy 15 event rewards for FF14: including a fancy flying car, a nice new haircut, and a powerful Triple Triad card. The Regalia mount in particular is…

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FF14 Fashion Report

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FF14 Leveling Guide: Tips to Reach the Level Cap Fast

Final Fantasy XIV is chock full of things to do, places to see, and Jobs to level up. There are so many different classes, in fact, that you’re probably going to want to see them all. And why not? FFXIV Jobs aren’t tied to any specific character, so you can level…

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Final Fantasy 14 Power Leveling

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Fanwidth Episode 017: Back From the Rifts

WE’RE BACK, BABY! The whole crew has finally managed to escape bad internet, killer robots, and Australia to bring you the finest “video game” content money can buy. Except you don’t buy it, because this podcast is still free. Can you believe that? Join Niki, merritt, and Steven on a brand-new…

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Airplane Game

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Fanwidth Episode 016: Rage Report

Hey there, hi there, ho there! It’s another short episode of Fanwidth this week, as Niki continues his tour of Australia and merritt’s internet continues… to be bad. But don’t worry! Steven is here to check in, ask what’s up, and talk about two very similar video games. That’s right!…

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Rage 2 Trailer

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Final Fantasy 14 Heaven on High Guide: Tips & Strategies

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers is right around the corner, and players are scrambling to get as many Jobs to 70 as they can! Thankfully there’s a very efficient way to do just that: Heaven-On-High. However, while most players are familiar with floors 21-30 (the highest tier a non-fixed party can reach) there…

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Final Fantasy 14 Heaven On High Tips Guide

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A Guide to Everything You Should Finish Before Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers is the next addition for Final Fantasy 14, the fantastic MMO from Square Enix. The expansion arrives on July 2, 2019 (or June 28 if you pre-order), and with it comes an entirely new series of dungeons, storylines, and locations to explore. Naturally, you want to spend your free…

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Final Fantasy 14 Prepare for Shadowbringers

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Fanwidth Episode 015: Randall’s Boo Boos

There aren’t a lot of video games coming out right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t video game news! We just wish it was better. Niki is out on vacation this week. However, merritt and Steven got together for a little bit to discuss the wild and tragic state…

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Dating the Primals of Final Fantasy XIV

Like any MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV offers its players a gluttonous buffet of ways to kill time. The best dish on offer, by far its flashiest and most engaging content, exists in instanced cooperative boss battles called Trials. These pit you against all kinds of gigantic, world-ending threats, and the…

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Navigating the Confusing, Horny World of MMO Roleplay

MMORPGs have always been notorious time-sinks. But no matter how many quests and dungeons these games offer, they all seem to have a sizeable community of roleplayers nonchalantly inhabiting their characters and doing their own thing. It takes a special kind of person to buy into a game this huge,…

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Introducing Fanwidth: The Official Fanbyte Podcast – Apex Xehanort

Hey there everyone! Welcome to Fandwidth. It’s our official Fanbyte podcast about fandom, culture, the world, and sometimes even video games. It’s a lot of fun and very informative (if you like being informed about overly complicated lore and the dangers of the free market). If that sounds appealing to…

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Fanwidth Podcast

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Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Has a Release Date and a NieR: Automata Crossover

There’s an awful lot to love about Final Fantasy XIV already. The MMORPG has an incredible single-player story (among the best in the series), killer costume design, and some absolutely amazing dungeons that require flashy teamwork. It’s also got two very good expansions: Heavensward and Stormblood. But the game best…

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Final Fantasy 14 Viera

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The Next Final Fantasy XIV Expansion is Shadowbringers

Final Fantasy XIV’s new expansion looks rad. The MMO’s third add-on, titled Shadowbringers, was announced today at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest. It’s currently scheduled for “early summer 2019.” Besides a few juicy details (new classes, a new playable race, etc.) Square Enix also dropped a new cinematic trailer. It’s…

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FFXIV Expansion

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