Our missing host is back (… oh boy) and our 2-3 week spoiler hiatus is over, which means we’re going to chomp into that gooey 5.2 candy bar! Before we do that, though, there is a somewhat extended airing of grievances. We each have something to grumble about, from freestyle tanks to orchestrion madness and on. After the ritual spreading of salt we move on to the actual intended topic of the episode: the new story details! We all enjoyed this chapter of post-Shadowbringers quite a lot, and we get into the fun juxtaposition between what the story reveals to the player versus the player’s character, whether the Viis are Scottish or Czechoslovakian, and how to pronounce the Crystal Exarch’s name (it’s “Cris-tal Ex-arc”). We made the episode extra long for all of you under quarantine so settle in and enjoy!


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.

Deanna Huber

Playing all kinds of games since she was a kid, Deanna is a big fan of many different genres of games. But the main focus has been FFXIV since May 2018. She occasionally strays to FPS or RPGs whenever one catches her attention.

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