Episode 118 – Real Talk

The world has become a very different place in the past few days. Klauss and Taliz take a few minutes to talk about how the current global situation has affected us, and we invite our listeners to share their stories as well. We then talk about the latest news with FFXIV, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and mobile FF games. Taliz then shares with us his thoughts on Cockatrice meatballs, an Ishgardian staple comfort food.

Don’t forget we have a contest going to win a Phoenix Down keychain from the folks at Loot Cave, listen for instructions on how to enter!

We hope you are all safe and well.

Show Notes:
The Creation of Shadowbringers: Behind the Scenes
Part 5 – Spawning the Sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wx85Ri9HAI
Part 6 – Building the Battles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZCIJgz9EY8 RABToons FFXIV Parody – Behind The Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qylr_3t6biE
Inside FFVII Remake
Episode 2 – Story and Characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL_Xqgjm55Q
Episode 3 – Combat and Actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xupzVBja1sI
FFVII Final Launch trailer: https://youtu.be/72Y7DplcyR8

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

Menphina Madness Blitzball Fundraiser to support Mental Health

The group behind last year’s roleplay-based Blitzball tournament is back in action again! The group from the Balmung server, For Gold and Glory, are recruiting players for another tournament fundraiser. This year, they will be raising funds for To Write Love on her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

This year, there will be 8 teams vying for the Championship, each team from a different region of Hydaelyn, and sponsored by a different group of FFXIV content creators. For our part, we are proud to be supporting the Kugane Koban Crushers for the second year in a row. Click here to donate in support of our team.

Other teams and sponsors include:
Ul’dah Gil Turtles sponsored by MuseCast XIV
Limsa Lominsa Black Abyss sponsored by Maelstrom Radio
Gridania Sea Chocobos sponsored by Moogle-Go-Round Radio
Ishgard Eyes sponsored by The Crucible
Ala Mhigo Royal Griffons sponsored by Gather Together
Garlemald Classiarii Technicii sponsored by She Heals I Tank
Sisterhood of Sharldei’s Vault Marvelous Mascots sponsored by Aetherflow Media

The tentative tournament schedule is as follows:

  • Opening Ceremony: May 11th – Saturday
  • Round 1 (Limsa/Uldah, Gridania/Ala Mhigo): May 14th – Tuesday
  • Round 1 (Kugane/Ishgard, Garlemald/Wildcard): May 16th – Thursday
  • Round 2: May 24th – Friday
  • Round 2: May 31st – Friday
  • Semi-Finals: June 8th – Saturday
  • Closing Ceremony: June 14th – Friday
  • Finals: June 15th – Saturday

If you are interested in donating to this most noble cause, want to join a team and play, or just want to know more, visit the event website at http://menphinamadness.org.