Episode 116 – Ryne and Gaia’s Excellent Adventure

This week, there was a ton of Final Fantasy news to discuss. Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss talk about the recently released Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, give their opinions on the gameplay, story and mechanics. We then go through a number of top ten Final Fantasy lists for game, character, boss/summon, and music. We then discuss the story of Eden’s Verse, the second part of the Eden 8-man raid series, where 3 grown men discuss the dynamics of a friendship between 2 teenage girls, and how it almost brings an end to life as we know it. Enjoy!

Show notes:
The Creation of FFXIV: Shadowbringers video series
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe93T6qmFmU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj-P1zVeYdI
NHK’s Top Ten Final Fantasy Lists: http://novacrystallis.com/2020/02/the-top-10-final-fantasy-games-according-to-japans-nhk-poll/
FF III remake for Steam, Android, and IOS update breaks in-game text: http://novacrystallis.com/2020/02/final-fantasy-iiis-recent-update-is-nice-but-theres-one-problem/

Episode 114 – Echoes of a Fallen Mod

This week, there is a plethora of Final Fantasy news for Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss to discuss. In FFVII news, we go through the newest theme song trailer, discuss the behind-the-scenes making of the theme song “Hollow” by Nobuo Uematsu, and have Taliz give us his take on the FFVII event at the Tokyo Skytree. For FFXIV, we go through the information given to us in Live Letter 57, talk about Yoshida’s upcoming panel at PAX East, discuss the new FanFest information, and talk about why Yoshi-P is upset about mods and 3rd party tools in FFXIV. We also get an interesting look into the translation community for the game. Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFVII Remake Theme song trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3alSpW18SnE
Behind the scenes in making the FFVII theme song “Hollow”: https://youtu.be/2ZKR9slSECg

FFXIV at PAX East: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/408649fcb5ca2218a2399e4ee92cb4ad8bec0595
FFXIV Fan Gathering on Friday Feb 28th at The Brahmin: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c60c88dbe10067d1441cf2b359b265591f10fb7c
Patch 5.2 Cinematic Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEDVcrwnlJ4
Live Letter 57 full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpMMjKqAtno

Live Letter 57 Summaries
Nova Crystallis: http://novacrystallis.com/2020/02/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-57-summary-patch-5-2-arrives-february-18/
Gamer Escape: https://gamerescape.com/2020/02/06/letter-from-the-producer-live-lvii-summary/

Episode 113 – The Mod Squad

This week, Klauss is joined by guest hosts Chille from Moogle-Go-Round, and Yelta from Gather Together. The group discuss the FFVII Remake delay, upcoming Live Letter 57, and the new Valentione’s Day event. We continue our discussion on mods in Final Fantasy games, including Tactics, 9, and 10, as well as the more controversial topic of modding in MMO’s like 11 and 14. We also announce another Minnesota Meet-up on March 7th, where we can channel our inner Warriors and throw axes at Victoria Burrow! Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Chille on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mgr_chille
Moogle-Go-Round on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/mooglegoroundradio
Yelta on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeltasumasu
Gather Together: http://www.gtffxiv.com

Victoria Burrow: https://www.victoriaburrow.com

Live Letter 57 info: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3f999b278389c9fe9dfe3362f477059577df769e
Valentione’s Day: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2020/Valentiones_Day/

Episode 112 – The Worst and the Bast

In the first episode of 2020, Klauss, Taliz, and Seyrr go over a bit of post holiday Final Fantasy news. We discuss the Final Fantasy modding community, give a brief history of modding, and go through some of the good, the bad, and the grey areas modding falls under. Taliz steps away from the culinary station and puts his weaver cap on to tell us all about his recent real life experience in working with different fibers for making yarns, strings, and other clothcraft! Also, Seyrr did a racism.

Show notes: PDR’s Extra Life 2020 Campaign: http://bit.ly/PDRExtraLife2020
FFVII Demo code may leak full game spoilers: https://www.ign.com/articles/2020/01/02/final-fantasy-7-remake-demo-leaks-spoilers-for-full-game
FFXV Mobile MMO in development: https://www.ign.com/articles/2020/01/08/final-fantasy-15-mmo-in-development-for-mobile
New Year’s Greetings! From Yoshida: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a1c6df879e647168736b9ae0e1399b2e042695db

Episode 110 – RIP Butt Slider

This week, Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss discuss FFXIV’s Letter from the Producer Live 56 from the 14-hour Broadcast on December 13th, including new information on Patch 5.2. We talk about the new FFVII trailer dropped at The Game Awards, as well as FFXIV getting snubbed by the judges. In the Lorebrarian’s Corner, Seyrr gives us the rundown on what we know about Ascians. Happy Holidays!

Show notes
FFXIV Free Login Campaign: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/43e7d126141d197e07c9fbebec536794f172f722
Starlight Celebration 2019: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2019/The_Starlight_Celebration/
Live Letter Coverage
Gamer Escape: https://gamerescape.com/2019/12/14/letter-from-the-producer-live-lvi-summary/
Nova Crystallis: http://novacrystallis.com/2019/12/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-56-summary-patch-5-2-arrives-february-2020/
MogMog571 (CarrieofLight): https://discord.gg/q4nS6pF

Episode 109 – Rolling the Dice on Final Fantasy

After a holiday break, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz are joined by Justin Blasdel, author of Final Fantasy VII – Old World of Darkness, a fan-created adaptation and scenario using the Old World of Darkness tabletop role-playing system and based on the world of Final Fantasy VII. We talk about his love of both FFVII and the Old World of Darkness system, what prompted him to combine the two, and what the process was like. In a shortened Lorbrarian’s Corner, Seyrr talks about The Tempest and Amaurot. We also discuss the upcoming 14-hour broadcast and Live Letter 56, talk about Taliz’s time at KupoCon Port Pom, learn about what A Stage Reborn is up to, and go over a recent SE Blog post introducing us to the FFVII Development team. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Final Fantasy VII: Old World of Darkness: http://bit.ly/2Yw58jd
More about Justin Blasdel: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JustinBlasdel

FFVII Remake Dev Team introductions: https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/news/final-fantasy-vii-remake-developers

A Stage Reborn Sings: https://www.astagereborn.com/choir/

Episode 105 – Puck Did Nothing Wrong

This week, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz are joined by Wanderer Sabaku, Emi, Anonymoose, and Dexee from A Stage Reborn, a 501(c)(3) charity supporting the arts, and making it more accessible to everyone. The group recently performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream within Final Fantasy XIV, and we learn about the process of performing a play within a virtual world, as well as what it takes to put the script and casting together. We also learn about the charitable side of A Stage Reborn, their mission, and talk about future plans and how we can support them.

Show Notes:

A Stage Reborn – https://www.astagereborn.com
Wanderer Sabaku on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevepederzani
Scoot Patoot on Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilykochva
Anonymoose on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anonymoosexiv

Project Uematsu – a fan-created arrangement album series by Vari: https://varimatsu.bandcamp.com/

Final Fantasy 7 Remake fight with Abzu: https://youtu.be/iEGRZ8itn7g

Live Letter 55 info: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b8cc5d6e266a2e87247644690a8948349cdc96c5

Housing update in Patch 5.1: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ca1c0c149c9d746d2648f5d5c45e17f0fd585473

Episode 104 – The Most Interesting Potato on the Planet

In this episode, Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss discuss all of the Final Fantasy news from Tokyo Game Show, including a new trailer and stage presentation for Final Fantasy VII Remake as well as FFXIV’s Live Letter 54. We give our thoughts on the announced content coming in patch 5.1, and talk about the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by A Stage Reborn on September 27 – 29th. Enjoy!

Show Notes:

A Stage Reborn: https://www.astagereborn.com/news/a-stage-reborn-proudly-presents-a-midsummer-nights-dream-by-william-shakespeare-on-final-fantasy-xiv/
FFXIV Live Letter 54 coverage
From GamerEscape: https://gamerescape.com/2019/09/15/letter-from-the-producer-live-part-liv-summary/
From Nova Crystallis: http://novacrystallis.com/2019/09/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-54-summary-patch-5-1-revealed-with-nier-automata-alliance-raid/
Final Fantasy VII Remake coverage (via Nova Crystallis): http://novacrystallis.com/2019/09/final-fantasy-vii-remake-gameplay-reveals-party-menu-ui-classic-battle-mode-squats-mini-game-and-more/
FFVII Remake TGS Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBpq_Jq7yn0

Episode 103 – Great Community, BTW!

In this episode, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz are joined by guests Rubicon Vale (@rubiconvale) from Gather Together as well as Pixie Nook (@pixie_nook, aka Luna Vox) and Chille (@mgr_chille) to celebrate 4 years of podcasting. The topic this week is Community, and the group discusses how strong the Final Fantasy XIV community is, from its many amazing creators to the generous and selfless players who help each other out! We hope you enjoy!

Also, make sure to tweet @phxdnradio #Happy4thAnniversary for your chance to win a digital copy of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for the platform of your choice!

Show Notes:
New Social Media Support pilot program in NA until Nov 29th.
Contact SE support 24/7on Twitter https://twitter.com/SE_NA_Support or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SE-NA-Support-2533718103327812/

FFXIV x Pusheen!!!
One of the cutest collabs to date, Pusheen is doing a series of FFXIV-themed comics and animated images! https://www.instagram.com/pusheen/
Jobs for your cat: https://pusheen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Jobs-for-Your-Cat.gif
Pusheen mobs: https://pusheen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/REVISED-FFXIV-Twitter-version.gif
WoL/WoD Pusheen: https://pusheen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FF_Warrior_of_Light_and_Darkness_V6.gif

Tales from the Shadows
Week 1 – One Name, One Promise: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/tales_from_the_shadows/sidestory_01/#sidestory_01
Week 2 – Echoes of Delusion: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/tales_from_the_shadows/sidestory_02/#sidestory_02

Announcing the Memoirs of Adventure creative writing contest: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/cfff363fca43dafc968a140ab5f9cac6be4f3a57

PAX West Interview with Natsuko Ishikawa and Takeo Suzuki (from Gamer Escape): https://gamerescape.com/2019/09/01/pax-west-2019-interview-with-final-fantasy-xivs-natsuko-ishikawa-and-takeo-suzuki/

Fun creators:
https://www.youtube.com/rabtoons – RABToons: Lots of FF in a nutshell parodies, and other video games
https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wondrous-tails/ – Wondrous Tails: FFXIV podcast from Mash Those Buttons
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1PG6Pn5PzilY3VCblTTEEA Glorygiest- He mostly does FFXIV streams but he is hoping to make FFXIV content in future
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfVE2YQxf0yojCSSM2CVPFA – TaruTV: Savage clears and PvP content
https://www.youtube.com/user/ClysmCast – MeoniAce: Weekly glamour videos to help with the Fashion Report, and other amazing content
https://www.twitch.tv/shehealsitank – She Heals I Tank:Wondeful FFXIV Husband/Wife podcast
https://www.twitch.tv/ziri_o – Ziri_0: Amazing artist
https://soundcloud.com/valaeus/pixie-wheres-your-trousers
Someone wrote a song about Pixie!

Lyrics
For many years in the realm of the First,
Viera have lived among the lands.
And have founded the clans of Rava and Veena.
And among their kind, there’s one woman I know
Known as, ‘The Bun Who Stole Your Girl’.
So do be careful ’round her.
You’ll turn away and then back again,
And you’ll be askin’…
“Pixie… where’re your Trousers?”

Let the tops fly high and the panties low
Through the docks of Limsa she’ll go
All the Femroes cheer and go,
“Pixie where’s your trousers?”

I’d just come back from Levi’s Cry
With his waves I had almost died,
But in the Nook, I could only sigh,
“Pixie where are your trousers?”

Let the tops fly high and the panties low
Through the grounds of the Brush she’ll go
All the Kitties purr and go,
“Pixie where’s your trousers?”

I had gone to a Hunting Hall
Then I heard moaning through the wall,
And I could only turn and call,
“Pixie put on some trousers!”

Let the tops fly high and the panties low
Through the gates of Ishgard she’ll go
All Elezen smirk and go,
“Pixie where’s your trousers?”

Let the tops fly high and the panties low
Through the streets of Ul’dah she’ll go
All the Lalas laugh and go,
“Pixie where’s your trousers?”

Now I’d gone down to Quicksand’s round,
Behind the counter I heard a pound,
The patrons turned their heads around
Saying, “Pixie where are your trousers?”

Let the tops fly high and the panties low
Through the lands of the East she’ll go
All the Au Ra gasp and go,
“Pixie where are your trousers?”

The ladies love her, every race
And then some men will give her chase
You cannot control a Bun’s high pace
When Pixie’s lost her trousers

Let the tops fly high and the panties low
Through the lands of the Realms she’ll go
All the people know and go,
“Pixie where’s your trousers?”

“Pixie where’s your trousers?”

Episode 102 – Am I wrong, or Amaurot?

This week, Klauss and Taliz finish their discussion on the Shadowbringers Main Storyline, from the end of the Crown of the Immaculate through The Tempest and into Amaurot. We also talk about the Final Fantasy news coming out of Gamescom this week, and the upcoming FFXIV anniversary event, The Rising. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
The Rising 2019: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fabe428a058b949514cf2f15f686e3ca3b99e466
FFXIV at PAX West: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/66126abb29b58b1b46f02e69969bdaa1a1bd3171
8 minutes of FF8 Remaster gameplay (courtesy of 4Gamer, via NovaCrystallis): http://www.novacrystallis.com/2019/08/heres-8-minutes-final-fantasy-viii-remastered-gameplay/
16 minutes of FF7 Remake gameplay (courtesy of LeStream, via NovaCrystallis): http://www.novacrystallis.com/2019/08/heres-16-minutes-final-fantasy-vii-remake-off-screen-gameplay/
Transcript of the Lore Q&A with Oda-san (from the OF, posted by Benjo): http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/402737-Gamescom-2019-Q-A-%28rough-transcript%29