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Final Fantasy XIV Ultimate World First Drama, Yoshida Responds

Final Fantasy XIV Ultimate World First Drama, Yoshida Responds

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There is no Final Fantasy XIV Race to World First without outrage in the community. But here’s the recap of the first week. First, the Good News! The latest Final Fantasy XIV Ultimate Encounter, The Omega Protocol (TOP for short) was released on Tuesday, January 24, which started the community Race to World First. Since […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Dancer

Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Dancer

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Learn everything there is to know about Dancer and how to make your performance shine! Have you ever desired to be the popular kid? Everyone wants to be your partner and be in close proximity to you, and you’re just coasting through life on the efforts of someone else? If you’re at least considering this […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Red Mage

Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Red Mage

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Here you’ll verlearn how to verplay Red Mage. Buying a pair of sunglasses is recommended. Red Mage is the best job in Final Fantasy XIV. Yes, it might rank a little low on the totem pole of DPS and it only really makes up for it with a partywide DPS and defensive buff. And yea, […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Summoner

Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Summoner

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Learn all there is to know about how to train your primal dragon Bahamut and his friends! The moment I finish writing this, Summoner has probably undergone yet another massive rework.. so why bother. Ehm. Anyways. Hello! Welcome to the Summoner Guide for Final Fantasy XIV. Here we’re talking about the pet-DPS with the destruction […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Machinist

Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Machinist

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Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about Machinist and how to do the pew pew. If you listen to the online discourse around Final Fantasy XIV and the current job balance, then you might get the impression that Machinist isn’t as impressive as its ranged brethren. The Machinist is the physical ranged counterpart […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Black Mage

Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Black Mage

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Here you’ll learn all there is to know about Black Mage and the dark arts of making everyone else do mechanics for you. Welcome to how to play Black Mage in Final Fantasy XIV, make yourself comfortable because we’re in for a long one here. If you’ve spent any amount of time around the Final […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Bard

Final Fantasy XIV – How to Play Bard

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Here’s everything you need to know to get started with your Soundcloud career. And how to play Bard. Mostly how to play Bard. The Bard is one of the most popular Jobs in Final Fantasy XIV. And it’s easy to see why. Constant buffs to damage make the DPS happy, buffing heals keeps our green […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Race to World First Omega Ultimate

Final Fantasy XIV – Race to World First Omega Ultimate

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The next Ultimate in Final Fantasy XIV is right around the corner. And you know what that means, another Race to World First! Here is all the information you’ll need! With the recent release of Final Fantasy XIVs 6.3 Patch: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble we got a bunch of new content. Like the highly anticipated […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Live Letter 75 Summary

Final Fantasy XIV – Live Letter 75 Summary

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Final Fantasy XIV’s next Patch: 6.3 Gods Revel, Lands Tremble is right around the corner. Here is our detailed summary of the most recent Letter from the Producer Live. Gods Revel, Lands Tremble Releases January 10, 2023 Final Fantasy XIV’s most recent Live Letter (Letter from the Producer Live 75) has just wrapped, and director […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Letter From the Producer LIVE 75 Set for December 23!

Final Fantasy XIV – Letter From the Producer LIVE 75 Set for December 23!

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The next Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE is right around the corner. Check here how to watch it and what to expect! Live Letter 75 Right before the end of the year busiest man in gaming, director and producer Naoki Yoshida will give us some more insights into what we can expect […]


Final Fantasy XIV deserves to be Game of the Year

Final Fantasy XIV deserves to be Game of the Year

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Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker has been out for exactly one year and is still the most underappreciated title. Not on my watch! Such Devastation I am very sorry, Geoff but I can not accept the nominations for your fancy Game Awards. Yes, we are supposed to celebrate the best titles of the year so where […]


That Time Final Fantasy XIV got a TV Show (And a Movie)

That Time Final Fantasy XIV got a TV Show (And a Movie)

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Did you know Final Fantasy XIV already had a TV Show? Learn all about it here! Father of Light So we know that Final Fantasy XIV is eventually getting an adaptation produced by Hivemind, the good folks involved in the adaptations of the Expanse and, more notably The Witcher. While that project is on ice […]


Final Fantasy XIV Wins Golden Joystick Award 2022 for Best Community

Final Fantasy XIV Wins Golden Joystick Award 2022 for Best Community

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The Critically Acclaimed MMORPG manages to put another notch in its belt by winning the Golden Joystick 2022s Award for Best Community. There is no doubt that Final Fantasy XIV had a huge 2022. Hot off the heels of last year’s Endwalker expansion which managed to tie up over 10 years’ worth of adventure, there […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Letter from the Producer Live 74 Summary

Final Fantasy XIV – Letter from the Producer Live 74 Summary

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The most recent Live Letter of Final Fantasy XIV has just wrapped, here you’ll find all the details for the upcoming Patch 6.3. Patch 6.3: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble Today’s Live Letter had been scheduled on the 10th anniversary of the shutdown of Final Fantasy XIVs 1.0 servers. So director and producer Naoki Yoshida took […]


8 Things That Annoy Me About Final Fantasy XIV

8 Things That Annoy Me About Final Fantasy XIV

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We can’t be all positive! Here’s our list of things that really bother us about Final Fantasy XIV. While I do firmly believe that Final Fantasy XIV is currently the best MMORPG on the market if we look at it as a complete package — it is far from perfect. Nitpicks and Other Things You […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 74 Announced

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 74 Announced

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The next Letter from the Producer Live is right around the corner! Here are all the details! Letter from the Producer LIVE 74 The next Live Letter is right around the corner and the developers of Final Fantasy XIV will yet again show off their latest work and present what the future of the title […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Letter From the Producer Live 73 Recap

Final Fantasy XIV – Letter From the Producer Live 73 Recap

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Welcome to the Letter From The Producer Live: 14-hour broadcast, Lopporit Nightmare Edition. Here’s your short and sweet recap of everything you might’ve missed. A Cause For Celebration After introductions, the CEO of Square Enix Yosuke Matsuda joined Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida for the first segment of the broadcast. Celebrating that Final Fantasy XIV […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Materia Guide

Final Fantasy XIV – Materia Guide

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Check out this handy little guide about everything Materia. What’s Materia? If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, you’ll probably wonder what the little stones from Final Fantasy VII are doing in the critically acclaimed MMORPG. To cut a long story short, they are an integral part of Final Fantasy XIVs endgame and serve to give […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How to play Sage

Final Fantasy XIV – How to play Sage

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Learn everything you need to know about Final Fantasy XIVs healer with a lasergun. It will forever remain a mystery to us how Square Enix lands on a Job’s aesthetics. White/Black Mage? Just someone with a big stick, that’s cool, totally logical. Somehow White + Black magic creates Red Mage? Has a sword and sick […]


12 Years of Final Fantasy XIV Part 3: Shadowbringers and Endwalker

12 Years of Final Fantasy XIV Part 3: Shadowbringers and Endwalker

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Welcome to Part 3 of our extended journey through the history of Final Fantasy XIV. Today we’ll talk about how Shadowbringers was the best thing to ever happen. And how Endwalker somehow managed to meet sky-high expectations. **Warning This Includes Minor Spoilers For Final Fantasy XIV** Shadowbringers Shadowbringers will probably go down in infamy to […]


12 Years of Final Fantasy XIV Part 2: Heavensward and Stormblood

12 Years of Final Fantasy XIV Part 2: Heavensward and Stormblood

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Welcome to part 2 of our Final Fantasy XIV recap. Here we reflect on the award-winning Heavensward expansion and how the title transitioned into Stormblood. **Warning This Includes Minor Spoilers For Final Fantasy XIV** Heavensward If the post A Realm Reborn content wasn’t a big indicator that Final Fantasy XIV had made a miraculous comeback […]


12 Years of Final Fantasy XIV Part 1: 1.0 And A Realm Reborn

12 Years of Final Fantasy XIV Part 1: 1.0 And A Realm Reborn

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The Critically Acclaimed MMORPG turns 12 Years old today. Join us on a trip down memory lane as our very own Final Fantasy XIV addict recaps the journey so far. **Warning This Includes Minor Spoilers For Final Fantasy XIV** This one. We’ll start with this one. Final Fantasy XIV initially released on September 30, 2010, […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Island Sanctuary 101

Final Fantasy XIV – Island Sanctuary 101

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The Island Sanctuary is finally here! But what do now? But don’t you worry! ESTNN has you covered in this quick guide on the Island Sanctuary. Welcome to the Island Sanctuary, your very own resort where you can either relax in or give in to your capitalistic urges. The Itch for Expansion Yes like many […]


Final Fantasy XIV – 6.2 Race to World First Abyssos

Final Fantasy XIV – 6.2 Race to World First Abyssos

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New Raid tier, new race to world first! Here are all the details if you plan to participate or just enjoy the action. The new Raid tier Abyssos dropped on August 23, with the 6.2 Patch Buried Memory. And unlike previous post-expansion patches, this time around the entry to the new Savage tier has been […]


Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory Patch Notes

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory Patch Notes

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Finally, Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 is upon us, launching on August 23, 2022. Here is everything you can expect for this patch and beyond. New Quests! With Buried Memory, you get your usual helping of new quests. First up are several new additions for the main quest scenario that’ll follow up on the new […]


Final Fantasy XIV Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Final Fantasy XIV Frequently Asked Questions Answered

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FF 14 has become one of the most popular MMORPGs in the world. Here are some Final Fantasy XIV Frequently Asked Questions, answered. Getting into a new MMORPG is always a big step to make. And Final Fantasy XIV currently stands tall as one of the biggest if not the biggest title in the Genre […]


Final Fantasy XIV – How You Can Prepare for Patch 6.2

Final Fantasy XIV – How You Can Prepare for Patch 6.2

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Everything you need to know to be ready when Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory drops on August 23. Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory lands on August 23. 2022. And you want to be prepared as best you can in order to make some cash or have the smoothest raiding experience. Here’s […]


Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 72 – Variant Dungeons and Criterion Dungeons

Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 72 – Variant Dungeons and Criterion Dungeons

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ESTNN breaks down everything you need to know about the new Variant Dungeons and Criterion Dungeons coming to Final Fantasy XIV in patch 6.2. Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory means new content. And besides the Island Sanctuary, we also get two more pieces of brand new content to please both casual players and […]


Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 72 – The Island Sanctuary

Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 72 – The Island Sanctuary

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After all those months of waiting and theorizing, we finally have a good overview of what the Island Sanctuary in Final Fantasy XIV will look like. Here we have all the details from the Live Letter 72! A Whole New Island (Of Your Own) The Island Sanctuary will release with Final Fantasy XIV’s 6.2 Patch: […]


FF XIV Live Letter 72 Summary, Patch 6.2 Info And More

FF XIV Live Letter 72 Summary, Patch 6.2 Info And More

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FF XIV Live Letter 72 is here as we take a look at Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Patch 6.2 is right at our doorsteps. Here you have a complete summary of the entire live stream, short and sweet. Patch 6.2 Buried Memory Releases August 23 Yep! Patch 6.2 will land on Tuesday, August 23 and […]


Final Fantasy XIV – Letter From the Producer Live 72 Announced!

Final Fantasy XIV – Letter From the Producer Live 72 Announced!

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The next Letter From the Producer LIVE has been announced for Final Fantasy XIV. Below you can find all the details! On August 12, Final Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida will grace us yet again with a long-winded livestream in the FFXIV Live Letter for the upcoming 6.2 Patch. Letter from the Producer […]


Final Fantasy XIV Delays North American Server Expansion

Final Fantasy XIV Delays North American Server Expansion

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Due to the shortage of Semiconductors, the planned expansion of the North American Datacenter has been delayed. Here are all the details. The North American Datacenter Expansion has been delayed to November 2022 Originally, the plan was to implement a whole new Datacenter to Final Fantasy XIV’s North American servers by August this year. This […]


LunarCon 2022: FF XIV’s Player Organized Fan Convention

LunarCon 2022: FF XIV’s Player Organized Fan Convention

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LunarCon is holding its second outing this weekend in Final Fantasy XIV, here you’ll learn all about this player-created convention and how you can participate. Aeiou LunarCon was first conceptualized by twitch streamer, Crystal menace and overall good bean Shenpai and her friends in 2021 to celebrate the end of Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers expansions […]


A Look at Square Enix’s First Final Fantasy NFT, and Why It’s Not All Bad

A Look at Square Enix’s First Final Fantasy NFT, and Why It’s Not All Bad

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Yesterday, Square Enix announced a new Cloud Strife figure in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. Actually, they announced several figures that you can preorder now for their November 2023 release. That Cloud figure particularly garnered the ire of both the gaming media and Twitter, so we here at ESTNN investigated […]


Final Fantasy XIV Players Sing Close in the Distance

Final Fantasy XIV Players Sing Close in the Distance

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1400 members of the Final Fantasy XIV’s community came together so sing Close in the Distance for the developers and community. (*This article includes spoilers for Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker*) Alex Moukala has been a prominent member of the Final Fantasy XIV community for a while now. He endeared himself to many by analysing and […]


Final Fantasy XIV Guide | Tribe Quests and Where to Find Them

Final Fantasy XIV Guide | Tribe Quests and Where to Find Them

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Learn everything you need to know about Final Fantasy XIV’s Tribe Quests! Tribe Quests are the closest Final Fantasy XIV has to the classic reputation grind of other MMORPG’s. They work similarly but also a little differently from other games. They’re usually worth doing, just to unlock all the perks that come with finishing a […]


Final Fantasy XIV: Introducing the Island Sanctuary

Final Fantasy XIV: Introducing the Island Sanctuary

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Everything we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV’s new Island Sanctuary. We finally have some details on one of Endwalkers most anticipated Island Sanctuary. And its a different kind of content entirely. Here are all the details for you to check out! The Island Sanctuary We never really got details on what the Island […]


Final Fantasy XIV: Introduces Variant And Criterion Dungeon’s With Patch 6.25

Final Fantasy XIV: Introduces Variant And Criterion Dungeon’s With Patch 6.25

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No, these new dungeon’s will not replace the deep dungeon planned for 6.3. This is a completely new type of content for Final Fantasy XIV. For casual and hardcore players alike! Lets start start this out with the newly announced Variant Dungeon’s. According to director and producer Naoki Yoshida, these will be dungeon’s with branching […]


Final Fantasy XIV: The New Quests and Raids of FF Patch 6.2

Final Fantasy XIV: The New Quests and Raids of FF Patch 6.2

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 will release as Buried Memory, and marks the first really big patch since the release of Endwalker back in December. Here are all the quests and encounters you can expect! [Warning this Includes FF Patch 6.1 Spoilers] The Unending Journey Continues With a new quest comes a new chapter in […]


Final Fantasy XIV: Miscellaneous Updates for Patch 6.2

Final Fantasy XIV: Miscellaneous Updates for Patch 6.2

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Patch 6.2 promises to be exciting. And besides new content there is also a slew of quality of life enhancements and nice little additions that’ll make adventuring a little easier. The Overhaul of the Main Quest Scenario Continues While getting ready for 7.0, the Final Fantasy XIV team is hard at work to make older […]


Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 71 Summary

Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 71 Summary

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Here’s the short and sweet summary of the Live Letter 71 Letter from the Producer. Intro Of course this Live Letter was all about what content we can expect with the release for 6.2. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Toshio Murouchi invited players once again to listen to what they have […]


Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 71 Speculation and 6.18 Patch Notes

Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 71 Speculation and 6.18 Patch Notes

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We’re close to  Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 71 coming up soon, and patch 6.18 is also on the way. Here’s all the information you’ll need. Letter from the Producer LIVE 71 Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida will once again step in front of the camera to discuss the future of Final Fantasy XIV. We […]


Why Final Fantasy XIV is Worth Picking Up in 2022

Why Final Fantasy XIV is Worth Picking Up in 2022

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Yes. Final Fantasy XIV is probably the best MMORPG on the market today. But we’ll get into the details here! The Critically Acclaimed MMORPG Everybody loves the acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. And for good reason. After over 10 years, XIV has slowly turned into a titan of the industry. Supported by both its dedicated […]


The Final Fantasy VII’s 25th Anniversary Event was Stacked

The Final Fantasy VII’s 25th Anniversary Event was Stacked

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What was announced to be a short and sweet 10-minute stream celebrating Final Fantasy VII’s release 25 years ago. Turned into probably everything a Final Fantasy fan could ask for. And even a little more. Check out our recap of the Final Fantasy VII’s 25th Anniversary event. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is Coming to […]


Asmongold returns to Final Fantasy XIV

Asmongold returns to Final Fantasy XIV

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After almost a year, twitch streamer Asmongold returns to Final Fantasy XIV on June 21. The OTK Alumni Returns to the Critically Acclaimed MMORPG For those who missed the announcement– Final Fantasy 14 streams return on the 21st. — Zack (@Asmongold) June 15, 2022 It’s been almost a year since Twitch streamer Asmongold last ventured […]


Final Fantasy XVI Is in Good Hands

Final Fantasy XVI Is in Good Hands

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Finally, after almost 2 years we have some new information on Final Fantasy XVI, including a potential release window. While everyone else focuses on the new story bits, the chunks of gameplay and theorizing. Let me elevate some fears here because Final Fantasy XVI’s staff is stacked! The Importance of ‘Who Made This’ Probably one […]


Final Fantasy XIV How to play Astrologian

Final Fantasy XIV How to play Astrologian

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Summon the power of the stars and cards! Here you’ll learn how to be top Astrologian in no time. First of all, congratulations. By just reading this guide you’ve taken one very important step to become the Astrologian you’ve always meant to be. While other healers only get to heal and do damage, you get […]


Final Fantasy XIV How to play White Mage

Final Fantasy XIV How to play White Mage

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Learn everything there is to know about the Glare Factory with a side of healing! On paper, White Mage is the clean cut, no gimmicks healer. You kiss the ouchies goodbye and bring the pain to the ones who caused it. Enter the White Mage In theory. In practice every White Mage is a sleeping […]


Final Fantasy XIV’s Ultimate Encounters, Everything You Need to Know

Final Fantasy XIV’s Ultimate Encounters, Everything You Need to Know

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Here we’ll teach you all about Final Fantasy XIV’s Ultimate Encounters second hardest content. The Legends tell… If you spend any amount of time around the Final Fantasy XIV community, especially in the raiding scene. You’ll hear the term Ultimate being thrown around on occasion. Those who clear it are god gamers held in the […]


Final Fantasy XIV: The Last Gil Making Guide You’ll Ever Need

Final Fantasy XIV: The Last Gil Making Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Everything (and we mean everything) you need to know to strike it rich in FFXIV. Now before the next major patch rolls around, and you’ll see videos and articles pop up that will age poorly. I’ll reveal to you the dark secrets your Lalafell overlords don’t want to know about. Getting Rich in an MMORPG […]


Square Enix on Third Party Software in Final Fantasy XIV; What this Drama is all About While Trying to offer Explanations and Context and The Part Where I lose Hope

Square Enix on Third Party Software in Final Fantasy XIV; What this Drama is all About While Trying to offer Explanations and Context and The Part Where I lose Hope

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ESTNN’s Lahftel breaks down all the facts surrounding the recent third party tool drama in FFXIV. After the world first clear of Final Fantasy XIV content there is once again debate over the usage of third party software. Here are all the details: (Also because we didn’t want to include screenshots of any controversy, drama […]


Free Company Neverland Claims World First for Dragonsong’s Reprise Ultimate

Free Company Neverland Claims World First for Dragonsong’s Reprise Ultimate

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After almost a week of grandiose battle and hardship. The first group manages to clear Dragonsong Reprise Ultimate! The Article Includes minor spoilers for the Ultimate encounter. The First Legends of the Heavens European Free Company Neverland on Cerberus is the first group to clear the newest Ultimate in Final Fantasy XIV! After an impressive […]


Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Gunbreaker

Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Gunbreaker

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Ever think to yourself; knight but with gun? Listen, none of us can resist the call of the Gunblade. You either really love Final Fantasy VIII or the idea of having a gun strapped to a sword sounds just cool. And it is! The Gist of Gunbreaker Gunbreaker has the luxury of being the newest […]


Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Dark Knight

Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Dark Knight

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Like big swords and big damage? Welcome to Dark Knight. Do you know that weird situation, when you put in all that effort to be the best. Yet when that’s actually a topic of conversation, people will only bring up your flaws? Like how you have to rely on the help of others. How your […]


Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Paladin (Updated for 6.3!)

Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Paladin (Updated for 6.3!)

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Here you’ll learn how to be that knight in shining armor your healer doesn’t have to worry about. The Paladin or PLD for short is one of Final Fantasy’s classic jobs. Its big acclaim to fame is not only being Cecil’s job, the protagonist of Final Fantasy IV, but now its also the poster child […]


Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Warrior

Final Fantasy XIV How to Play Warrior

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You just want to go ham, swing that axe and make your healer wonder why they are here in the first place? We got you. While it is true that the average Warrior player needs a Grade 2 Tincture of Intelligence to communicate anything beyond ‘Oh Inner Release is up again’… They are probably the […]


Final Fantasy XVI Reaches the Final Stage of Its Development

Final Fantasy XVI Reaches the Final Stage of Its Development

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It’s been a while since we heard from Final Fantasy XVI. But producer Naoki Yoshida gives us an update… “We’re in the final stages of development…” Recently, Square Enix collaborated with Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO for the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy. For 16 unique shirt designs, inspired by the mainline Final Fantasy titles. The […]


Final Fantasy XI 20th Anniversary Celebration Commences May 16th

Final Fantasy XI 20th Anniversary Celebration Commences May 16th

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Vana’diel celebrates 20 years of adventure with a huge live stream! As players join to celebrate Final Fantasy XI’s 20th Anniversary. It all began with a stone… Those are the word’s that started many adventures back in 2002. And a year later in the west with Final Fantasy XI’s first expansion pack, Rise of the […]


Work on Next FFXIV Expansion Has Begun, Naoki Yoshida Confirms

Work on Next FFXIV Expansion Has Begun, Naoki Yoshida Confirms

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Newfound Adventure kicked off a new journey for the Warriors of Light. And head of the Realm, Naoki Yoshida is already looking toward the future! The Unending Journey While Endwalker wrapped up one of Final Fantasy XIV’s most prominent storylines, Square Enix Business Division 3 is still far from done with the world of Hydaelyn. […]


The Final Fantasy XIV Community Gives Back to MrHappy1227

The Final Fantasy XIV Community Gives Back to MrHappy1227

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Content creator Mrhappy1227 reached out to the FFXIV community for help, and received overwhelming support!   A smile better suits a Hero While we’re currently in the race to world first, clear of Dragonsong Reprise. Race participant and Final Fantasy XIV community mainstay Mrhappy1227, reached out to the community for support. The content creator had […]


Final Fantasy XIV’s Botched Empyreum Opening

Final Fantasy XIV’s Botched Empyreum Opening

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The Opening of the Empyreum district was supposed to be a cause for celebration! But due to a server-side error, not everyone was able to snag a new house. We have a summary of the weekend’s events here. The Winning Number is… 0. You may have better luck in the future! Players were able to […]



Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 70 Summary: New PvP Content

Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 70 Summary: New PvP Content

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Final Fantasy XIV’s 6.1 Patch Releases April 12. Here is the summary of the new PvP content from the recent Live Letter. Crystalline Conflict This is the name of XIV’s new, highly anticipated PvP mode. A 5v5 mode in which players push a central crystal towards the other team’s base for victory. From what we […]



Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 70 Preview

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 70 Preview

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With the second Live Letter just around the corner, we thought to give you a little recap of the last one and a short summary of what to expect. With the likelihood of future content plans on the horizon, we look ahead to the next Letter from the Producer. Below you’ll find our FF Live […]


Final Fantasy XIV’s New Housing Lottery System

Final Fantasy XIV’s New Housing Lottery System

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Square Enix has finally revealed the details for the new Lottery System for housing. Here’s a quick summary! With plots in the Empyreum up for grabs with the release of 6.1 in mid April. Final Fantasy XIV players have once more a chance of home ownership. Happy Home Ownership The controversial cookie clicker from hell […]


Final Fantasy XIV Frosty Steps Back From the World First Race

Final Fantasy XIV Frosty Steps Back From the World First Race

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The host of Mogtalk and leading force behind the World First Race is stepping down to become a family man. Frosty is a name synonymous with the World First Race in Final Fantasy XIV, hosting the event since what feels like forever. FYI for everyone: I'm going to be much less involved with the FFXIV […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE 70 set for April 1

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE 70 set for April 1

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This is no joke, Naoki Yoshida and his team will present the second part of the 6.1 patch on April 1. Here’s what you need to know! On March 4, director and producer Naoki Yoshida presented the first major patch for Endwalker, Newfound Adventure. Newfound Adventure We already reported on the new battle content like […]


Final Fantasy XIV What’s Next For Our Humble Adventurer?

Final Fantasy XIV What’s Next For Our Humble Adventurer?

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With 6.1 Newfound Adventure on the horizon, a new curtain rises on Etheirys. Here are some musings on where our next journeys will lead us. (Also, beware of Endwalker spoilers.) Now, officially. We’ve laid down the mantle of the Warrior of Light. Kind of. There are no more Ascian plans to be foiled… right? What’s […]


Ff XIV Letter From the Producer 69: Data Center & Japanese Servers Changes

Ff XIV Letter From the Producer 69: Data Center & Japanese Servers Changes

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What to expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 6.1 and future FF Data center changes. When Final Fantasy XIV releases its 6.1 patch in mid-April, we’ll finally be able to visit other data centers. Japanese servers will also see some adjustments because of that. Travel to Far Away Stars The cross data center travel feature […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: Miscellaneous Updates

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: Miscellaneous Updates

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What to expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 6.1. Besides new content, 6.1 will also see some improvements. Minor teaks and a few additions here and there. Here we have a short list of what’s to come mid April. New Game+ Since story is such an important part of Final Fantasy XIV, the team has […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: A Realm Reborn’s Overhaul

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: A Realm Reborn’s Overhaul

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What to expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 6.1. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida promised a few weeks ago that older content will see an overhaul to FF XIV’s Realm Reborn. Here are the details on what that will look like with the 6.1 patch! You are not Alone With Shadowbringers, Final Fantasy XIV saw […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: New Battle Content

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: New Battle Content

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What to expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 6.1. With the 6.1 patch set to release in mid-April, there are will be lots of new FF XIV Battle Content players can look forward to. New Extreme Trial: The Endsinger’s Aria The third trial of Endwalker was a spectacle to behold. While being thematically and visually a […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: Newfound Adventure

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer 69: Newfound Adventure

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What we can expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s 6.1 patch. After Endwalker’s 6.0 release wrapped up Final Fantasy XIV’s first big arc, we’re now looking towards the future. Newfound Adventure Yes, this is the title for the 6.1 patch, set to release in mid April. Now that the Warriors of Light have dealt with the […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 69 Set for March 4

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 69 Set for March 4

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The team at Square Enix has a very nice Live Letter in store for us this weekend. We have all the details and what to expect right here. Only two weeks ago, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida revealed to us their plans for the next two years of Final Fantasy XIV. We also already know […]


Newfound Futures: Final Fantasy XIV Prepares For its First Graphical Update

Newfound Futures: Final Fantasy XIV Prepares For its First Graphical Update

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Final Fantasy XIV’s Letter from the Producer Live 68 teased the game’s first Graphical Overhaul, planned with the release of 7.0 Its brave to boldly announce the next expansion only two months after your current one releases. Naoki Yoshida is as confident and optimistic as ever about Final Fantasy XIV’s future. And something fans have […]


Newfound Futures: Final Fantasy XIV Presents its Endwalker Patch Roadmap

Newfound Futures: Final Fantasy XIV Presents its Endwalker Patch Roadmap

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Final Fantasy XIV’s 68th Live Letter gave fans a glimpse at the road ahead for the Endwalker patches. While the new Live Letter offered little insight into what exactly 6.1 is going to be. March 4 will finally give us some answers, with Live Letter 69 scheduled for that date. We expect more info on […]


Newfound Futures: Final Fantasy XIV wants to change what it means to be an MMORPG

Newfound Futures: Final Fantasy XIV wants to change what it means to be an MMORPG

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Final Fantasy XIV’s live letter gave fans plenty of details about the road ahead, including how the developers plan to change MMORPG’s for the better. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida has once again blessed the community with one of his famed Letters from the Producer Live. And while they are usually about upcoming patch content, […]


Final Fantasy XIV’s Free Trial Returns

Final Fantasy XIV’s Free Trial Returns

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Final Fantasy XIV will finally resume its free trial on Tuesday, February 22. Did you know that the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has a free trial, and it includes the entirety of A Realm Reborn AND the award-winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 with no restrictions on playtime? Sign up, and enjoy […]


Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker Soundtrack arrives February 23

Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker Soundtrack arrives February 23

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As Final Fantasy XIV’s first big story arc comes to a close, fans are still waiting for Endwalker’s soundtrack. The memories of a long, long journey. Final Fantasy XIV 14th album, Endwalker is available for pre-order now on the Square Enix store. The global release is set for February 23. Already stuff of Legend Said […]


Final Fantasy XIV reactivates automatic Housing Demolition on Wednesday, 9 March

Final Fantasy XIV reactivates automatic Housing Demolition on Wednesday, 9 March

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After careful consideration, Final Fantasy XIV’s team has decided the activate the automatic housing demolition on the 9th of march at around 8am GMT With the release of Endwalker, Final Fantasy XIV saw previously unknown server congestion. It got so bad in fact that Square Enix decided to pull the game from digital and physical […]


8 Ways to Make and Save Gil in Final Fantasy XIV

8 Ways to Make and Save Gil in Final Fantasy XIV

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It’s easy to make and save gil in Final Fantasy XIV, we show you how! Now there might be that weapon on the Market Board you want, or some nice furniture for your house? Don’t worry, we’ll list some simple ways to make some money. Roulettes Lots of people tend to ignore their dailies, besides […]


The Basics of Magical DPS in Final Fantasy XIV

The Basics of Magical DPS in Final Fantasy XIV

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ESTNN covers all the ins and outs to break down the basics of Magical DPS in Final Fantasy XIV. If you are into big particle effects, keeping your distance and churning out big damage, maybe the Magical DPS is the job for you. We’ll be going over the basics, introduce you to your basic kit […]


The Basics of Healing in Final Fantasy XIV

The Basics of Healing in Final Fantasy XIV

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Rise up Green DPS, we’re taking you through all the basics of healing in Final Fantasy XIV. Taking responsibility for your own action’s isn’t enough? If you like the prospect of being the babysitter for three or seven other adventurers seems enticing. Healer might be the job for you. Enter Healer, the Green DPS Now […]


The Basics of Ranged DPS in Final Fantasy XIV

The Basics of Ranged DPS in Final Fantasy XIV

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Everything you need to know about the basics of playing Ranged DPS in Final Fantasy XIV. You don’t want to stand close to the enemy? Would you rather stand on the side lines and just pepper them with attacks? Ranged DPS might be the Job Type for you. We’ll give you a quick rundown on […]


The Basics of Melee DPS in Final Fantasy XIV

The Basics of Melee DPS in Final Fantasy XIV

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With five damage dealing classes to sink your teeth into there’s plenty to learn, here’s all the basics of DPS in Final Fantasy XIV. Doing damage you ask? Well, here we are with the close-ranged DPS. There are currently five of them, all coming with their own distinct flavor of dishing out the pain. We’ll […]


The Basics of Tanking in Final Fantasy XIV

The Basics of Tanking in Final Fantasy XIV

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Tanking huh? If you enjoy getting hit in the face really hard, really often. Good. You are in the right place. We’ll break down everything you need to know about being a Tank. Tanks are both the spearhead and shield of a party. Meaning it is your responsibility to keep a fight going smoothly and […]


The Basics of Combat in Final Fantasy XIV

The Basics of Combat in Final Fantasy XIV

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Weaving? Debuffs? Combos? Potency? We go through all the basics of combat in Final Fantasy XIV. Greetings traveler, if you have just started playing Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV). You must have some questions. Allow us here at ESTNN to answer them and give you a rundown of what to expect. This little handy guide will […]


How to get into High-End Content in Final Fantasy XIV

How to get into High-End Content in Final Fantasy XIV

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All your high-end content questions answered! You finally caved in and enjoyed the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. After hitting the endgame you decide to give High-End content a try. We’ll explain to you here what is to expect and most importantly how you’ll survive. What is High-End Content? Some spirits will be divided […]


Getting Started in Final Fantasy XIV

Getting Started in Final Fantasy XIV

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Everything you need to know to get started in Eorzea. The critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) has re-opened its gate’s to new players, (as of writing, the Free Trial up till level 60 including the award winning Heavensward expansion has yet to be reinstated). But we figure there’s  bound to be a bunch […]


Leveling in Final Fantasy XIV

Leveling in Final Fantasy XIV

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Looking to play a pocket Healer? Maybe some of the other DPS look like alot of fun. Or you would really like to sample another flavour of Tank? Here at ESTNN we’ll go through some of the best ways to reach Level 90. But before that! Should you still be on your first Job, or […]


Final Fantasy XIV Endgame Gear Progression and You for 6.0 – 6.1

Final Fantasy XIV Endgame Gear Progression and You for 6.0 – 6.1

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A simple guide to help gear you up for the endgame! Now you just finished the Main Quest Scenario (MSQ) of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV and feel all kinds of feelings. But do not fall to despair, you are not without allies. We’re here at ESTNN have your back as you walk […]


Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 68 Set for February 19

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 68 Set for February 19

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After Endwalker, we start running. Final Fantasy XIV’s looks to charge into the future with the next Letter from the Producer Live. Square Enix has just announced that Final Fantasy XIV’s next Letter from the Producer Live is set for February 19 at 2AM GMT (Starting time is subject to change)! Which means Director and […]



Final Fantasy XIV Goes Back on Sale With the Highly Anticipated Oceania Data Center

Final Fantasy XIV Goes Back on Sale With the Highly Anticipated Oceania Data Center

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Final Fantasy XIV starts off the New Year and its next Chapter with a New Data Center, plans to add more Servers and a positive look towards the Future. Once Again Available to New Players That’s right. Final Fantasy XIV is finally back on Sale. After the Launch of the latest Expansion; Endwalker, server congestion […]


FFXIV: Everything You Need To Know About Blue Mage

FFXIV: Everything You Need To Know About Blue Mage

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You’ll be casting Self Destruct in New Gridania in no time. Blue Mages are something of a staple in the Final Fantasy franchise. So of course, Square Enix wasn’t going to leave the Job out of their critically acclaimed MMO. Unlike the other Jobs in FFXIV, BLU exists just for fun. While you can take […]


FFXIV: Devs Change New Sage Job Icon Over Phobia Concerns

FFXIV: Devs Change New Sage Job Icon Over Phobia Concerns

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Once again, FFXIV devs take extra steps for the care of their community. Today, FFXIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida (aka Yoshi-P) announced a change coming to the new Sage class. Due to phobia concerns, they’ve updated the icon for the class to better accommodate some players. Essentially, they’ve filled in the holes on the […]


FFXIV: Sage & Reaper New Class Previews- What We Know So Far

FFXIV: Sage & Reaper New Class Previews- What We Know So Far

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Everything we know about the Sage and Reaper jobs right now. Final Fantasy XIV Online is experiencing a massive boom in popularity right now, as many new players are venturing to Eorzea for the first time and returning players flock to the game ahead of the next expansion’s release. While players are currently tackling the […]


FFXIV: Make It Rain – How To Get Vexed

FFXIV: Make It Rain – How To Get Vexed

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Everything you need to know to get the new emote in FFXIV’s current in-game campaign event! Campaigns are frequent in FFXIV, and the rewards from the in-game events are usually always worth your effort. And currently you can get your hands on the brand new ‘Vexed’ emote by participating in the Make It Rain campaign. […]


Five Reasons Why FFXIV Is So Popular Right Now

Five Reasons Why FFXIV Is So Popular Right Now

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Delving into the rise of Final Fantasy XIV Online. No matter what games you come from, or what content creators you watch, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard the title Final Fantasy 14 recently. The widely successful Final Fantasy series MMORPG is experiencing an explosion in popularity that practically came out of nowhere. Or […]