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Wondrous Tails

A light-hearted Final Fantasy XIV podcast focused on community. Come join us for all your FFXIV quality of life needs and listen to us pronounce every city and NPC name horribly wrong!

Producer
Christina Zammarrelli
Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Editor
Cory Treadway

Hosts

Christina Zammarrelli

Gaming has been a core part throughout Poptarts life. Though her specialty is JRPGs, she tries to branch out and try new things. Most of her time gets put into the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, but she still finds time to play new games.

Chip Locke

Chip has a boring adult day job and then burns as much free time as possible playing the videos james. Fond of a variety of MMOs, JRPGs, and action games without active time button mashing.

Kristen Allison

Began the gaming life with a game boy to be kept entertained during a vacation in the early 90s and forgot to put it down after that. Currently, most gaming time goes into FFXIV. Doing her best to prove she's not a robot.

More Episodes

99 Red Patch Balloons
August 25th, 2022

It's our fourth anniversary and 99th episode. Woo! We talked about waiting for 6.2 while ... waiting for 6.2.

Moogle Tomestones of Summer
July 27th, 2022

We're down a host and just sort of chatting our way through the wait for 6.2. Mostly moogle tomes.

The Ballad of Billboard Baggins
July 14th, 2022

We're mostly discussing the news from the latest live letter, but yes we also will cover the billboard fiasco.

Mostly 6.1 Things
May 18th, 2022

We're talking, mostly, about patch 6.1's story. Also just a little bit about third party tools.

PvPatch 6.1
April 22nd, 2022

Our patch 6.1 highlights episode. We're kind of into PvP right now.

Endwalker Story Deep Dive (Pt. 5)
March 25th, 2022

After two live letter fueled episodes our second to last story deep dive episode for the Endwalker expansion is here!

Live Letter LXIX Was Nice
March 9th, 2022

All about the nice new live letter, we've got every bit of patch 6.1 news that's fit to podcast!

Live Letter 68 (LVIII)
February 23rd, 2022

We're breaking from Endwalker recap because the 68th Live Letter had a ton to talk about.

Two Week Wait? EW!
December 1st, 2021

In our last Shadowbringers episode, we're focused on the future and Endwalker, which is just days away!

Terms of Salt Update
November 3rd, 2021

Our second-to-last episode before Endwalker is (mostly) about Square's TOS updates. Also salt.

Is it Endwalker Yet?
October 26th, 2021

We discuss the media tour and are impatiently awaiting Endwalker release.

Live Letter LXVI (66)
September 22nd, 2021

All things Live Letter LXVI! It's a little longer than usual, but that just means more fun to be had!

Topic Shopping
September 8th, 2021

A smorgasbord of community topics, real life houses, and some light sale shopping.

Our Crystal Anniversary
August 26th, 2021

Our third anniversary episode! That's pretty cool! We honestly just chat the whole time about ... stuff.

Gone Fishin'
August 11th, 2021

A smorgasbord of topics! Primals! Fishing! The ceaseless march of time! Witness protection?!

Sprout Stories
July 28th, 2021

We touch on the minor 5.58 patch and talk a lot about all our new players!

Sad Times at Bozja High
June 30th, 2021

Three girls, two patches, one expansion. Come hear us be salty about Bozja and be super excited about Island Sanctuary!

Patch 5.5 Impressions
April 21st, 2021

Our first week with patch 5.5 is in, and we discuss many of the additions. Spoilers for NieR/weapon quests within.

Big Fish Energy
April 7th, 2021

We've got lots of energy for the latest Live Letter and also excitement about Ocean Fishing for some reason!

Esoteric Tomestones Chat
March 10th, 2021

We've got a light episode discussing the new Moogle tomestones and some other random game tidbits while we wait for patch 5.5.

Live Letter 62 (LXII)
February 24th, 2021

We're here with our second episode from the giant event in early February, this time discussing all the details of patch 5.5!

Endwalker!
February 10th, 2021

The Endwalker announcement is official and we've got all the details and reactions you crave.

Ishgard Retrospective
January 27th, 2021

We wrap up the Ishgard restoration seasons and talk about what's coming in the big virtual event on February 5th!

Future Speculation
January 14th, 2021

Happy New Year! We're making somewhat educated guesses about what lies ahead in 2021 for Final Fantasy XIV! Also we goof off a lot in this one. It's fun!

5.4 Story Chat
December 31st, 2020

It's an all spoilers episode as we discuss our trip through the story parts of patch 5.4.

Patch 5.4
December 16th, 2020

We cover all things patch 5.4! New raids! New dungeon! New ... ways to pose in said dungeon, we suppose.

Live Letter LXI (61)
December 2nd, 2020

We gathered together for a discussion of all things Live Letter LXI (66) as we look forward to patch 5.4 next week.

In Da Club
November 18th, 2020

We wanted to check out the club scene in FFXIV. It did not go as planned, but it was still a weird and funny ride.

Live Letter LX (60)
November 5th, 2020

A somewhat belated discussion of all the news from the Producer's Live Letter 60.

Patch 5.35: Bojack Houseman
October 22nd, 2020

It's the (latest) salt episode! Hot takes, housing chat, and Bozja grinding all feature prominently.

Mostly Patch Chat, Some Light Genshin
October 7th, 2020

For this episode we bring you our predictions for the next couple patches! Beware, light housing discussion contained within. Also some brief Genshin In-chat.

Our First Farewell
September 23rd, 2020

We totally remembered everything that happened in the 5.3 story and talk about our thoughts on this episode! Come listen to us say goodbye to the First storyline.

Memories of Vana'diel
September 9th, 2020

We locked Lili in a closet for this episode so Kristen and Pan could reminisce about Square's first MMO, Final Fantasy XI. Mostly we talk about grind, but... good grind?

5.3 Chat (omg my melons)
August 26th, 2020

We've spent most of the last two weeks playing all the hot new 5.3 content and we discuss that in this episode. Light spoilers for the NieR raid only.

50 on 5.3
August 12th, 2020

5.3 came out! We talked about it (spoiler free)! Also it's our big 50th episode and we've got a big (bird) giveaway!

News We Could Use
July 30th, 2020

We bring you a nice big episode breaking down all the exciting news from the 59th Live Letter. Please join us in our excitement!

Macros Plus
July 18th, 2020

We bring you another episode in the wait for the next patch (5.3) where we make some more predictions and talk about in-game macros and their uses.

A Year of Bringing Shadows
July 1st, 2020

We talk about a year of Shadowbringers, what we're filling our time with, and make some pretty baseless predictions about when 5.3 is finally coming out.

Catching Up With Hunts
June 17th, 2020

Fan fest got cancelled and we're really sad, but we make it up by getting weirdly spiritual about repetitive tasks. Finally, we top it off with a discussion of hunt trains.

Non-Sequiturs
June 3rd, 2020

It's a slow period for the game so we took some time for a pretty informal chat about what we're all up to and how we're all doing. We keep it lighthearted so come take a load off.

A Return to Moogle Tomes
May 20th, 2020

A sampling of tips and suggestions for all the new and returning players wrapped in tales of woe from bad dungeon experiences and a discussion of the new Moogle tomestone rewards.

Lions, Tigers, and Relics
April 21st, 2020

Are you ready for more mentor roulette stories? Because Pan is. Come listen to us be sad about not being able to grind out relic content while Pan is slowly losing his sanity to the (de)mentors.

Eden’s Verse: The Tsundere Chronicles
March 24th, 2020

Time to distract you from the real world again. We finally talk about Eden story and Ruby Weapon EX with a sprinkle of rubble from the Ishgard Restoration. Culinarians Adjust and listen to this ep!

Patch 5.2 Story Discussion
March 10th, 2020

Our missing host is back and our spoiler hiatus is over. Come listen to us chat about 5.2 and be extra salty about various things, including sick children.

Patch 5.2 Duty Blues
February 25th, 2020

Some of us are a bit salty, but 5.2 is amazing! Come hear the salt filled raid rant along with all the non-storyline filled review of the newest and greatest patch.

Yoshi Dad Says Mods Are Bad
February 11th, 2020

We summarize the 4 hour Live Letter into a 1 hour chat. We talk about how Yoshida is now everyone's dad and how awesome 5.2 is going to be. Please look forward to the umbrellas!

Be my Valentione #bert2020
January 28th, 2020

Now that our 2019 review is over it’s back to business as usual. Come listen to us meme for almost a full hour. Mogtomes are a lie. #Bert2020.

2019 Retrospective - Part 2
January 14th, 2020

It’s the conclusion to our 2019 retrospective! We continue our look back with the release of 5.0 that we kind of remember better than 4.5.

2019 Retrospective - Part 1
January 8th, 2020

New year new episode! Do you remember what happened in 2019? We didn't, so we decided to jump back in time and toss out a recap. Come try to remember what happened in 4.5 with us.

Live Letter LVI: Butt Slider Special
December 24th, 2019

Happy Starlight season everyone! Please enjoy our reactions to the newest Live Letter while discussing butt sliders for 30 minutes.

A New Carnivale of Meh
December 10th, 2019

We discuss our favorite topic this week, patches! Will Blue Mage and PVP actually be exciting? Will 5.2 have a relic weapon with refreshing content? Will hunt trains be around forever?

Ishgard Blues
November 26th, 2019

We heard you like patches, so here’s some more patches for your patches. We talk about all things 5.1x and get a bit salty along the way.

A Patchy Episode
November 12th, 2019

It’s another post-patch round up episode! Feels like we do these every three or four months huh? No story spoilers yet but we’ve got lots to say about the rest of 5.1!

5.Fun
October 29th, 2019

We have an extra host this week to talk about the preliminary 5.1 notes. Stop on by and listen while you're stuck at work and not able to play!

The End is NieR (for 5.0)
October 15th, 2019

As 5.0 comes to an end, we discuss the unknown of 5.1 and if it will include bullet hells and mechs dropping into our apartments.

It’s NieRly HieR
September 17th, 2019

The Tres Au'Ra Au'Ra dance squad is coming in hot this week! After we talk about our new dancing passion, we take a swift Technical Step into the newest Live Letter.

Paper Anniversary Edition
September 3rd, 2019

Happy Anniversary! We have super important conversations this episode about fishing, bad (or better?) titles for this episode, taking clothes off, Jeff Bridges, the Mog Station, horses, and more!

#Twinning
August 19th, 2019

We've got some post-game goodness for your beautiful ears. Listen to us complain about unskippable cutscenes and have fun running through Rapture! There might also be something about swimming pools?

Under the Sea
August 6th, 2019

This is the final episode of our Shadowbringers 5.0 MSQ deep dive. Come listen to us complain about not enough deaths and question how blind Y'shtola actually is.

Welcome to the Jungle
July 23rd, 2019

We bring our discussion from Rak'tika to Kholusia in this story deep dive episode. Come hear the hot takes and heartbreaks of these emotional 5 levels of MSQ.

A Fairy Good Episode
July 9th, 2019

It’s time to talk Shadowbringers! We talk about story from level 70 through the end of 73 and try not to drop any spoilers for after that point. We also talk about cool changes about our jobs and some tips to help you level up!

Shadowbringers Launch Special
July 2nd, 2019

Hello Shadowbringers! We solemnly swear there are no spoilers, just a lot of excitement. Let us get you pumped in those sad times when you can’t be in-game.

In Memoriam
June 26th, 2019

Goodbye Shadowblood! Or was it Stormbringers? Why is this so difficult to remember?? We discuss what we liked and what could have been better with 4.X and our hopes and dreams going forward with 5.0.

Sabo-tender Moments
June 12th, 2019

We have sabotenders, rottweilers, and.. Chipmunks? We have a very successful couple of weeks full of sights and lifted embargos.

Technical Difficulties
May 29th, 2019

We pretend we have bad microphones like the producers do and break down what stuck out to us from the live letter.

No Kids Allowed
May 14th, 2019

Pan is back from his boat adventures, we break our format to give some important news, and ask the real question, “how the heck are they wearing glasses?”

Now What?
April 30th, 2019

Now that we’re done with story, events, and various goals that we definitely accomplished, what is there left to do? Come find out in this episode!

Are We There Yet?
April 2nd, 2019

Here we are at the final fanfest of the season. We discuss everything SB2 (not ShB) and the hot takes that followed the keynote.

REPORTED
March 5th, 2019

TOSs on your Aetheryte Earrings and level up in our not late episode, REPORTED! Join us in your favorite treehouse as we discuss the TOS, Hydatos, Gardening, and more!

Fanfest 2: Electric Boogaloo
February 13th, 2019

The second Fanfest happened, and all our dreams came true! We discuss what other things we would like for Fanfest 3, and catch up on what we (and others) are catching up on before SB2.

Snake on Me
January 14th, 2019

Our 4.5 story spoiler free episode! We explain why you should always go left, and talk about our goals before 5.0.

End of Year Round Up
December 31st, 2018

It’s our first end of the year spectacular! We talk about ghosts of patches past, present, and future. Happy holidays everyone!

Fanfest Edition
November 26th, 2018

Come one, come all, to a wondrous trip to Fanfest! We get all the juicy deets first-hand from Pan.

Burning Inquiry (No Doctor Needed)
November 12th, 2018

We break down the latest relic weapon stage we’re too lazy to do, discuss wascally wabbits, and talk about soup from a burrito place?

All Saints DDoS
October 29th, 2018

We hit you with all the spooks and scares of lost connections, endgame crafting, and people getting overly upset about stuff on the internet!

Wedding of the Century
October 15th, 2018

There was a wedding. A demon might have been summoned. Also we talk parsers, crafting, and whether all Namazu are boys.

Four Point Fourward
October 5th, 2018

Let’s enjoy 4.4 as we move Four Point Fourward! We discuss the new story and raids, and start a deep dive into crafting and gathering jobs. Also our most successful “pronounce that NPC” round ever!

BeFour Point Four
September 17th, 2018

In this episode we talk about some awesome quality of life changes to the inventory and new search options, and the rumor about the new job coming out in 4.4 (Blue Mage, whaaaaat?). We also touch on some speculations about the next expansion.

Easy Come, Easy Pagos
August 27th, 2018

Our first episode! Pagos, bad jokes, and an errant dog flapping in the breeze.