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Impressions: Week Two of Stormblood

Warning: Potentially spoilers for those who have not completed the main 4.0 quest chain. Quick thoughts on recent FFXIV Online expansion, Stormblood – quick mostly because I can’t stop playing long enough to put anything more extensive together. Initial Early Access Raubahn bottleneck aside, Stormblood has been overall a phenomenal addition to the game and…

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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 below 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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Overcoming Tanking Anxiety in FFXIV

One of the common posts on the FFXIV subreddit seems to be from new tanks or players learning to tank for the first time who are struggling with anxiety about the tank role. While it’s front and center and in the spotlight, I firmly believe that the role of tank is one of the easiest…

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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…

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