Final Fantasy XIV: Old Enemies, New Threats

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Final Fantasy XIV Old Enemies and New Threats
Final Fantasy XIV Old Enemies and New Threats

It’s time for another mission in the post-Shadowbringers story. I’m moving through the MSQ at the rate of the sloth from the Zootopia movies. I’ll do one mission a week, then spend the rest of the time paying Square Enix real-life money to stand around and look pretty.

Final Fantasy XIV new mission Old Enemies, New Threats

The title of this mission, “Old Enemies, New Threats,” only makes me assume I’m cooperating with someone I used to hate. However, the person I speak to first is Maxima. Despite his history in the Empire, I could never hate this man. In fact, I spent some time in GPOSE with him because he deserves as much.

Final Fantasy XIV spending some time in GPOSE

Fortunately, after speaking with him, he brings me into a room where Gaius awaits.

Final Fantasy XIV new mission Old Enemies, New Threats - Meeting with Gaius

It’s not a fortunate meeting, canonically, for our WoL’s because of what they’ve gone through doing MSQ roulette for years and listening to this man ramble on endlessly as we curb-stomped him on an endless elevator. Our WoL assumes their threatening cutscene stance of putting one foot forward. Whenever she does this, I have the voice of an Australian documentary narrator saying, “When threatened, the WoL puts one foot forward to assert their dominance.”

Final Fantasy XIV Old Enemies and New Threats - Gaius - The Empire is developing a new Ultima weapon

After going on about his escape with Estinien, he tells us what we already knew: The Empire is developing a new Ultima Weapon. Is there seriously no other super-powered Machina-type weapon in the Final Fantasy series?

Final Fantasy XIV Old Enemies and New Threats - Krile -What That Alagan monstrosity

I found it funny that Krile interjects at this point to remind Gaius that it’s the same monstrosity he once believed in because some creepy dudes in robes told him to.

Final Fantasy XIV new mission Old Enemies, New Threats - Gaius - I will do what I must to see this mistake

Despite him wanting to make amends by offering to fight the weapon alongside you, our WoL stands there replaying every word he’s ever said in the Praetorium. Every hurtful world, Gaius.

Final Fantasy XIV new mission Old Enemies, New Threats - Krile - Though we can not afford to ignore the coming
Final Fantasy XIV new mission Old Enemies, New Threats - Krile - I only hope you are not forced to make a choice

After Gaius makes his leave, Krile turns to us and tells us that we must make a decision as to who we’re helping. Save Eorzea by fighting against the new Ultima Weapon prototype (since, clearly, a bunch of NPCs won’t get the job done, they can’t even clear FATEs on their own) or stand there and look pretty as smarter people figure out how to bring their souls back via crystals.

What decision will our WoL make? Stay tuned for the next post.


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Bryan Havoc

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  1. also just a small suggestion i notice above the image in this article it says “Final Fantasy XVI” this game is actually Final Fantasy XIV. Also I was trying to find other posts for the final fantasty blogs but there’s no section at the top it might make it easier for people to search ffxiv only topics here

    1. Thank you. We correct this as soon as possible. For searching we add the FFXIV also on top of the homepage for easy access.

  2. i was reading your other one on now being emotionally ready for the end of 5.0 so the end of 5.3 might break you lol just keep going, trust me it gets sad!

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