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Before the Storm: Heavensward Reflections

The new Final Fantasy XIV Online expansion, Stormblood, launches on Tuesday, with early access beginning this Friday, June 16th. Before that, though, I want to take a moment to think back on what Heavensward was to me. When I started the playing FFXIV in January 2016, I was apprehensive about joining an MMO. I already…

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Dai’s Muscle Memory Rotation for Orphanage Donations (60 DUR)

Important note: Patch 5.1 completely changed the crafting system. The content and macro before has not been edited to reflect current crafting actions. Its use is no longer recommended. It will not work as it did in 3.5X. FFXIV Patch 3.55a introduced Zhloe Aliapoh and the new Custom Delivery feature for endgame crafters. Although it’s…

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HONK HONK – Jiffy Cleared A12S

At 2:35 a.m. Eastern time on January 24, 2017, just 25 minutes before weekly reset, we finally got it! Jiffy of Cactuar cleared A12S! We did it! It was a long, long raid night. We started our raid around 8:30 p.m. as usual, but we felt we were getting so close to the clear that…

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Sophia Ex Cleared!

In our first major milestone of the 3.4 Patch of FFXIV: Soul Surrender, the Jiffy Raiders of Cactuar defeated Sophia in Containment Bay P1T6 (Extreme) on what was going to be our last pull of the night at 10:48 P.M. Eastern time on Thursday, September 29th. It wasn’t necessarily a clean kill, we had a…

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love an MMO

As a gamer, I’ve long been interested in MMOs, but I’ve never really given one a shot until now. I’ve known many people who enjoyed MMOs, primarily World of Warcraft, but beyond just an awareness that the games exist and the vague fear of adding another subscription to my budget, I had always talked myself…