Out With the New, In With the Old

Today the Final Fantasy XIV guide is officially retired.  I considered leaving it up as-is, but it’s already two patches behind and will only get further out of date. The reason for this is that I cancelled my account. While I still love a lot of FFXIV, the time investment requirements just keep increasing and it no longer seems worth it. Truth be told, I hate how much of my time MMOs monopolize so I’m kind of happy to have cut the cord.

With all that extra time, I’ve veered pretty hard into retro RPG territory. Playing Dragon Quest V made me go out and complete my collection of old Dragon Quest games, and I’m currently up to the third. I’ve even imported SFC copies of V and VI, because as I said, I’ve gone a bit crazy.

I’m not sure how much time I want to spend making Dragon Quest guides, but the original Dragon Warrior is actually quite sparse on information so it seemed fitting to at least make one. I don’t want to turn my back on Final Fantasy or anything, but right now I want to play new (to me) retro games, and I’ve played all the old FFs quite a bit.

So far, not having MMOs in my life has given me a lot more headspace to work on the site, so I’m hoping to crank a few guides out in the near future and fix up some lingering issues. I won’t make any promises, but it does feel good to be back in the swing of this crazy hobby of mine.

5 thoughts on “Out With the New, In With the Old

  1. This is major bummer, i love the cross referencing guides. Your site helps a lot tbh, most my ffxiv bookmarks points there. I don’t see why you can’t put it up and just label it outdated. Most of it still valid for new players. Only new things added are for old players and endgame stuff. Please consider keeping it up.

  2. Hey, thanks for the comment. I have to admit I don’t think I fully considered the implications of removing the guide – just a day after I did, one of my friends who was still playing asked about level 35 leves and I realized (like you pointed out) it’s still pretty useful for stuff outside of endgame. I don’t know how long that will last, though, particularly for crafting, which was my main focus. (Well, until they added weekly scrips, which is why I went from playing every day to playing once per patch and now not at all. So, thanks for that, Square Enix!)

    I’ll consider putting it back, but I want to make some core changes to the site code soon anyway, and I’m certainly not going to spend time bringing an obsolete guide up to date.

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    This site was my primary source of info on writing the bestiary for XIV on the FF wiki. Sure it was missing stuff but I still found it to be the most comprehensive bestiary out there.

    1. Patrick, would you be interested in the raw data? I’m considering hosting it (it’s just a giant Excel file) and just letting people grab that.

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