Everyone doesn’t take their Starlight tree down as soon as the new year rolls in, and in celebrating that grand tradition of not-quite-timeliness, we’re here with a recap of the year that was 2023, in FFXIV, a mere 7 weeks after 2023 was over. We’ll have a lot more to look forward to in 2024, so for now let’s look back on all the times we had in 2023 as we hung out with Zero, Golbez, and the gang. Spoilers abound for basically all of post-expansion Heavensward.


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.

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