Patch Day Paranoia

Dear Abby, Help! There’s a 24 hour patch coming up what am I supposed to do? My life is all about this game. What do other people do on patch day? Sincerely, Obsessed Oliver   Dear Obsessed Oliver, ...

Crash and Burn

Dear Abby, I’m in a bit of a funk. I’ve been playing this game for a very long time and I’m beginning to feel burnt out. I know the new patch is coming soon, but it only has one new raid, and the expansion isn...

Crazy For Change

Dear Abby, I have a severe Fantasia addiction. I’ll buy three at a time and sometimes go through them within a week. Sometimes, I’ll even swap genders, which then (of course) requires a name change, and I know...

Through the Ashes

DEAR ABBY: So I love the Binding Coil. The battles are fun and I had an absolute blast clearing it for the first time with my friends. However, since we were clearing so quickly, I had to skip all of the cutsc...

Odin and the Shroud

DEAR ABBY: I was working through some side quests, and I was wondering a few questions. Why are there two Odins? There’s this random FATE in Gridania that I beat a few weeks ago, but there’s also this Trial. W...

So Much To Do, So Little Time

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been playing FFXIV for a few months now, and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally caught up to the most recent content patch, Soul Surrender!  However, as excited as I am to be able to play wit...

A Chocobo by Any Other Name

DEAR ABBY: How do I turn my in-game friend into MORE than just a friend? We raid together, do everything together, are on Discord most of the day, and we even message each other often when we’re not playing th...

Boned on Frontal Cones

DEAR ABBY: I have the hardest time with dodging front cone AOE’s. My friends always say I have two left feet. I always end up too far back or smack in the middle of a fiery unfriendly foe. Do you have any advi...

Cleric Stance Dance

DEAR ABBY: I love to heal, but why do people yell at me for not DPSing? Sincerely, The Regen Giver   DEAR REGEN GIVER: I’m sure you have seen this wonderful gem from the Conjurer quest line. ...

Of Ley Lines & AOEs

DEAR ABBY: Why do all the AOEs land on my Ley Lines? Is there any way to avoid this? Sincerely, A Salty Black Mage    DEAR SALTY BLACK MAGE: The short answer is no. Ley Lines is secretly an AOE magne...