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FFXIV Alliance Raid Guide: Myths of the Realm – Aglaia (Patch 6.1)

Rhalgr, the Destroyer. Thaliak, the Scholar. Nald’thal, the Traders. The Twelve loom large over the background of Final Fantasy XIV. They are the patron deities of whole cities like Old Sharlayan and Ul’dah, or the namesakes of towns like Rhalgr’s Reach. Hidden high above Silvertear Lake is a monument to…

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FFXIV Patch 6.1 Has New Mounts and Minions, Like a Nier Pod and Nero Toy Car

During the latest Live Letter from Producer, Final Fantasy XIV creative director Naoki Yoshida showed off some of the new mounts and minions that players can acquire in Patch 6.1. The patch, coming April 12, will kick off the new post-Endwalker storyline, launch the new Myths of the Realm alliance…

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FFXIV 6.1: First Look At Myths of the Realm Raid, Which Is Like An Endwalker Epilogue

During the latest Live Letter From the Producer, Final Fantasy XIV creative director and lead producer Naoki Yoshida gave us a tiny look at the first leg of the Alliance Raid for Endwalker in Patch 6.1. As previously announced, the name of the raid series is Myths of the Realm. It…

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FFXIV Patch 6.1’s Subtitle Was Inspired By Star Wars

The upcoming Patch 6.1 kicks off a brand-new saga for Final Fantasy XIV. With the closing moments of Endwalker, one grand tale ended and another began. Now, instead of the post-expansion patches finishing off the expansion’s storyline, this patch is looking forward. The subtitle for Patch 6.1 is “Newfound Adventure,” meant…

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FFXIV Patch 6.1 Will Feature New Faces and Story Surprises, Says Yoshida

With the story of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker done, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn have turned their attention to their own projects. They’re still a team, but with the major threat defeated, there’s no need to have all hands on deck. With Patch 6.1, the Warrior of Light heads out…

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FFXIV: Endwalker Was Almost Split Up Into Two Expansions

Since the original release of Final Fantasy XIV, the Garlean Empire has been a consistent threat as a massive imperial juggernaut taking over the world with fearsome Magitek. Given that ever-present threat, it was a bit weird that the end of Garlemald came in the middle of the Endwalker storyline. In…

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FFXIV Revamps Glamour Plates in 6.1, Doubles Glamour Dresser in 6.2

For a number of Final Fantasy XIV players, Glamour is the true endgame. They pour their heart and soul into making up new looks and outfit combinations. It’s a personal quest to look the best you can in-game. If the traditional endgame expands with each patch, why not Glamour? In this…

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FFXIV Composer Reflects on the “Culmination of a Musical Journey” in Endwalker

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker wasn’t just the end of the narrative of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, it was also the end of an aural adventure. FFXIV sound director Masayoshi Soken has helped guide the MMO’s soundscape for 11 years now, taking on the role of lead composer during the development of A Realm…

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FFXIV Patch Development Cycle Will Be Two Weeks Longer Moving Forward

One of the amazing things about Final Fantasy XIV is how remarkably consistent the game’s update cycle is. Players have been able to correctly predict and anticipate when major patches drop because Square Enix and the FFXIV team have been on the ball. The patch cycle is nearly law. That law…

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FFXIV: Zenos’ Story Needs “No Further Embellishment”

A little more than three months after the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the FFXIV team is finally ready to start talking about its ending openly. You can’t check the vibe unless you’re willing to let folks talk about every aspect of the experience. Perhaps the team is ready…

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Final Fantasy Creator Weaves His Own Gucci Magic In FFXIV

The story of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Final Fantasy XIV is still unfinished. The father of the franchise first started playing the game in late September, naming a Lalafell after himself. He then burned through Heavensward in two days, cleaned up Stormblood and Shadowbringers, and even finished Endwalker on January 5. Sakaguchi could…

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FFXIV’s Next Story Content Will Give Krile and Thancred Some Shine Soon

Let’s be honest, Krile is the most useless primary member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. Tataru isn’t combat-ready, but she slings a mean coin and gets things done. Krile is around because of her relation to Galuf Baldesion, the founder of the Students of Baldesion. I honestly forget…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Third Circle (Savage)

Let me preface this guide by saying: Whoever designed this fight hates the Party Finder and wants it consigned to Hell. With that said, welcome to the third Savage raid of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker patch cycle. The Hippokampos has been overcome and it’s time to ascend from the murky depths…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Second Circle (Savage)

Welcome to the second Savage raid of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker patch cycle! After breaking the chains of Erichthonios for a second time, you head to the sewers to face the mutated Hippokampos. Make sure your head is on the right way round and you’ll pass right through this encounter.…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The First Circle (Savage)

Welcome to the first Savage raid of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker patch cycle! You faced off against a mind-controlled, rage-filled Erichthonios in the standard version of this encounter. Now he’s back! Like previous Savage encounters, however, this fight builds upon everything in the Normal fight. Only with new, fiendish…

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FFXIV: Thoughts per Second Clenches World First Clear of Asphodelos Savage

In a sea of casual fun-lovers, there are progression raiders honing their craft in Final Fantasy XIV. They might cry out for more Extreme, Savage, and Ultimate content to clear, but they do exist. Static groups busily prepare their gear and master mechanics in order to beat whatever Square Enix…

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FFXIV Adds Dance Pole Furnishing for All Your Roleplay Needs

Back in October ahead of the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Square Enix updated its terms of service. Part of the change was to address using the Party Finder system for real-money trades. At the same time, Square Enix assured players that in-game roleplay events would not fall afoul…

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The Fancies 2021: The Big Fanbyte Game of the Year 2021 Roundup

We finally did it. We killed another year — 2021 this time — and now laugh and dance on its atemporal corpse. Its reign of tyranny is over and now we feast… on some very good video games. Specifically, we’re taking a look at Fanbyte Game of the Year 2021…

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The Fancies 2021: The Cool Mike’s Top 10 Games of the Year

Have I been at Fanbyte long enough to do one of these? It was a tumultuous year for me professionally, and that’s extended into the games that I had a chance to play. I went from reviewing most of the biggest games at USgamer to leaning toward hardware and apps…

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FFXIV Raid Guide – Pandaemonium Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle

What is a raid but a miserable pile of trials? But enough talk — it’s time for the final fight of Pandaemonium Asphodelos! While Final Fantasy XIV tends to look towards other Square Enix games for inspiration, it’s clear that this boss design looks elsewhere. My man definitely shops at…

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