FFXIV Dev Blog: Devsmoot

Good afternoon!

Fernehalwes here in one of the FINAL FANTASY XIV meeting rooms, taking a break after a long session with the P about cutscene dialogue windows, angry treants, and homemade hot-sauce.

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And, well, all that constructive dialogue got me wondering: do we have meetings because we are busy, or are we busy because we have meetings? The answer to this question may elude us for eternity, but with a view like this……wait, what was it I was talking about again?

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Ah right! The walls!
It’s difficult to tell from the picture above, but almost every single wall in the team’s workspace, including those in the meeting rooms, are dry-erase whiteboards, so people can jot down ideas anywhere and everywhere they like–a kindergartner’s dream realized by middle-aged game creators, who, when you think about it, are all still kids at heart.

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Albeit some mind-boggingly talented kids…

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Note: This is a work in progress, and by the evening will probably have Dragon Quest slimes, ascii cats, and piles of doggie doo scribbled all over it.

Fernehalwes

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