FFXIV: Version 5.5 Update

It’s hard to think that this time last year I had all but quit playing Final Fantasy XIV. A lot has changed since then, and I’m not just talking about the game itself. For starters, my wife has recently started playing again after an almost eight year hiatus. In fact, so has my son! But …
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FFXIV: Version 5.4 Update

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve talked in detail about Final Fantasy XIV. I suppose that’s because I took a year off from the game! I know, that’s pretty hard to believe. Ever since the original launch of FFXIV 1.0, I’ve been an avid player. But after nine years of consistent playing, both the …
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A note about Final Fantasy XIV

After nearly ten years, I have finally decided to retire from Final Fantasy XIV. The Final Fantasy series has always been special to me, and always will be. I’ve loved every single game in the series thus far. When Final Fantasy XI was first announced, I scoffed at the idea of it being a subscription-based …
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Shroud of the Avatar

  When it comes to classic CRPGs, few games can compare to the heralded Ultima series. It was a franchise that helped define a genre of games for generations to come. Crafted by the legendary Richard Garriott, each game that bore the Ultima title attempted to break new ground in nearly every aspect of gameplay. …
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Ultima Online

Ultima Online. The grandfather of all MMOs. We are now to the point in my Ultima series playthrough where I’m going to take a moment to discuss this iconic title. While technically not the first MMORPG, Ultima Online is the one responsible for bringing online gaming to the attention of the masses. It was originally …
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FFXIV: The Current State of Final Fantasy XIV

I just completed a post discussing the most recent update to Final Fantasy XIV. But I wanted to take a moment to talk a bit about the current state of the game. Final Fantasy XIV has been very much an emotional rollercoaster since its release. Like everyone else, I was excited when the game was …
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Rift Prime – Update

It has been sixty days since the launch of RIFT Prime. As promised, I’m here with an update and to share my thoughts on the state of this “progression server” experiment. Since my last post, not a whole lot has changed in the world of RIFT Prime. Trion Worlds really seems to be taking the …
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FFXIV: Version 4.2 Update

I’m little late getting this post in, but I’ve finally had time to dive into the latest update for Final Fantasy XIV. Like most point releases, this patch adds several new things to the game. But sadly, one of the biggest pieces of content will have to wait a little while longer. The addition of …
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