Another year in the books. We saw three eventful patches in Final Fantasy XIV this year and we go through each of them in turn, helping each other remember what we actually did this year. We somehow remind ourselves of things that happened less than 12 months ago, spoilers abound for content you almost certainly finished ages ago, bad jokes are told, and we reminisce about how bad this game was just one calendar year ago! Kidding, the game was still good, but wow it got better this year, and we will tell you how in excruciating detail. We also look forward to the year ahead and one of us (Pan, of course) decides to get real salty about the content everyone else is excited for. Then we glance upon a solid end of the year tip, finish our rough year of bad NPC name pronunciation, and register a Twitter account based on an awful, juvenile joke.


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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