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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!

Latest Episodes

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

Wondrous Tails #61: 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!

Wondrous Tails #59: 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.

Wondrous Tails #57: 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.

Wondrous Tails #53: 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.

Wondrous Tails #52: Memories of Vana'diel
September 10th, 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?

Wondrous Tails #50: 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!

Wondrous Tails #48: 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.

Wondrous Tails #46: 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.

Wondrous Tails #45: 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.

Wondrous Tails #44: 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.

Wondrous Tails #42: 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.

Wondrous Tails #38: 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.

Wondrous Tails #37: 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!

Wondrous Tails #34: 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.

Wondrous Tails #32: 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?

Wondrous Tails #31: 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.

Wondrous Tails #30: A Patchy Episode
November 13th, 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!

Wondrous Tails #29: 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!

Wondrous Tails #26: 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.

Wondrous Tails #25: 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!

Wondrous Tails #24: #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?

Wondrous Tails #23: 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.

Wondrous Tails #22: 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.

Wondrous Tails #21: 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!

Wondrous Tails #19: 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.

Wondrous Tails #16: 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?”

Wondrous Tails #15: 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!

Wondrous Tails #12: 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!

Wondrous Tails #11: 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.

Wondrous Tails #9: 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.

Wondrous Tails #5: 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!

Wondrous Tails #3: 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!

Wondrous Tails #2: 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.