5 months ago

The Complicated History of Final Fantasy VII

So later this month, we’re getting the second part of the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy. And boy howdy, is that going to be complicated for a whole lot of people, because I feel like Final Fantasy VII Remake was already complicated and divisive for a certain portion of the audience. Which is interesting to
31 Oct 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 and Crunch: We Now Must Experience the Game

“How should we experience a game we know others have suffered to make?” With the news that Cyberpunk 2077 is getting delayed yet again until December 10th, I’m asking myself this question. I’m asking because the game’s developer, CD Projekt Red, has extended its enforcement of mandatory overtime, or “crunch” as it’s known in the
13 Oct 2020

Opinion: It’s Time for Final Fantasy XIV to Revise it’s Housing System

With the most recent Letter from the Producer LIVE, I was reminded that Patch 5.35 would include new housing plots. An inclusion that sounds simple and innocent enough…unless you’re one of the 20 million registered players of Final Fantasy XIV.
3 Aug 2020

The Frontier Grind Continues in Red Dead Online’s New Update

If you’re still playing Red Dead Online amidst the general uncertainty of 2020, you’ve probably been itching to hear about the new Naturalist update. The last update, for the Moonshiner role, was a long while ago—seven months. But it’s clear that with this update, released July 28th, Red Dead Online is still tied to the
14 Jun 2016

FireMarth’s Top 5 E3 Trailers and Announcements!

The rest of the news staff for Gamer Escape is off at E3 experiencing the conferences and eating wall-donuts (no, seriously). They’ll be providing some more in-depth articles from the show floor, but I’m at here at home, watching the conferences from the comfort of my desk. But the major conferences have all wrapped up,
24 Sep 2014

Destiny’s Problems Are Familiar Ones

Back in September of 2010, Square Enix’s long-awaited MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, launched to anything but rave reviews. The game had several issues that plagued it and yet, the game had a following that spent hours upon hours playing the game. Two weeks ago, Bungie’s highly anticipated game, Destiny, launched to a mixed reception. While playing
16 Jul 2014

FFXIV Patch 2.3 Ushers In Game Breaking Imbalance With The Hunt

With Defenders of Eorzea Patch 2.3 hitting last week, the over two million players of Final Fantasy XIV have been rushing into the new content. The new system that has caught everyone’s attention is the Hunt – content that allows you to earn Allied Seals from slaying Notorious Monsters in the field which can then be redeemed
9 Aug 2013

Casuals Are Fine And You Are Too

Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida is aiming to make Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn an accessible game that will be friendly to casual players that may or may not be familiar with the MMO genre as well as rewarding more skilled, experienced MMO players. Unfortunately, some members of the community seems to be having trouble understanding
18 Apr 2013

How Long Should It Take To Take Down An NM In FFXI?

I think at this point most people are familiar with the 18 hour long fight against Final Fantasy XI’s Pandemonium Warden. The fight, which resulted in time restrictions on many of the games’ Notorious Monsters was heard about by gamers all around the world- the Warden also made it into the video game edition of
29 Mar 2013

Wasting Time In Adoulin

Last night, like many of you out there reading this, I spent a good three or four hours playing Final Fantasy XI’s latest expansion: Seekers of Adoulin. I can safely say that I wasted 4 hours of my life. Be it walking around with no clue where to go, traversing the same pathways of a
25 Mar 2013

How Not To Launch An Expansion For Your Eleven Year MMO

The fifth expansion for the almost eleven year old Final Fantasy XI is arriving tomorrow and will activate sometime on Wednesday. I say sometime, because we still don’t know when the content for the expansion actually goes live. Seekers of Adoulin was announced at VanaFest this past June with a trailer containing an odd voice
19 Feb 2013

FFXIV’s Legacy Campaign Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Goobbue

With e-mails being sent out today for those who have been selected as testers for phase 1 of the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn beta, those that weren’t chosen as testers at this time are now taking to the forums to share their grief. The target? Legacy players. For those unfamiliar with it, the
14 Sep 2012

Regional Data Centers and YOU!

Along with the information we received today via the third stream of “Letter From The Producer LIVE!” we also received an update regarding the regional data centers that were previously mentioned. The community’s response to this information was… mixed to say the least. There are those that are more acquainted to modern day MMOs where
22 Aug 2012

Gamescom 2012: Fan Impressions

One thing that we love to have the opportunity to do here at Gamer Escape is to be an outlet for those in the community who go above and beyond the average player and help contribute to the player community. Today we have a wonderful write up from Italian gamer Francesco (otherwise known as Dorian
8 Apr 2011

Op-Ed: The Difference Between Weapon Classes and Jobs.

Armoury: A Collection of Weapons and Tools in a single location. One of the largest misconceptions flowing around the FFXIV fanbase, at least amongst the English and European Demographics, is that the Weapon Based Classes from the Armoury System in Final Fantasy XIV are interchangeable with the “Traditional Jobs” from previous Final Fantasy Job systems.
12 Mar 2011

The Suggestion Box: Thaumaturge- The Other White Mage

There has been much talk of Conjurers as the de-facto White Mages of FFXIV. And for good reason. A Conjurer’s array of healing and status curing abilities make them naturals in the role of healer .. a traditional duty of the White Mage. But there is another traditional aspect of White Mages … that of
2 Feb 2011

The Suggestion Box: The Role System

Right now, party play in FFXIV is somewhat of a semi-organized free-for-all. To paraphrase one community member, there is no real strategy to any party activity in this game. Instead of developing a solid party strategy, current party dynamics is to simply have enough bodies to throw at the enemy so players can spam enough
27 Dec 2010

Suggestion Box: Emotional Attachment to the World!

The next installment of our Suggestion Box comes from MidgardZolom, who takes on the problem of a lack of emotional attachment to Eorzea. Before we get into this next suggestion though, a word about The Suggestion Box is in order.  These are intended to be suggestions to start a conversation in the community about what
22 Oct 2010

To Auction-House or not to Auction House. That is the question.

We received a number of responses to our Editorial on the Auction House, both on the forums and as Op-Ed submissions. There are those that agree, those that disagree, and those that don’t really know what they think. A few community members submitted Op-Eds  showing that they have given this topic a lot of thought
14 Oct 2010

Klisk at New York City Comic-con 2010 for Eorzeapedia

Ah – New York City Comic-con. The crowds, the cosplayers, the video games… But where’s the comics? Unfortunately, I didn’t see many, but right on the center of the show floor at the Javits Center in New York City was Square-Enix’s dual booths and in full effect. It’s a bit of a shame – None