Howdy, friends! We've got a treat that'll make y'all happier than a fox in a henhouse! This week, we have an in-depth discussion about Octopath Traveler II, an excellent choice from our $100 Patron and special guest, The Black Stones! The talk avoids major story...
Category: Sharlayan Dropouts
Sharlayan Dropouts: Patch 6.4 Discussion – We’re Dragons on the Moon
Greetings, students. The Dropouts aren't clever enough to know you shouldn't cast Fira in a dry field, but they're going into space nevertheless.
Sharlayan Dropouts: Field Studies – The Twinning
Kick back and relax as Field Studies returns for a guided audio commentary track through fan-favourite Shadowbringers dungeon, The Twinning. Sharlayan Dropouts host Victor Hunter takes you through the history of the Crystal Tower, the cascading effect that delays in the mid-2000s had on Square that are still being felt today, and the crystalline metaphor at the heart of this
Sharlayan Dropouts: Examining FFIV’s Hefty Influence on FFXIV
Oh boy, here come the Sharlayan Dropouts to corrupt the students hanging out around the Last Stand. This week, Nadia, Victor, and Mike get together and talk all about the huge thumbprints Final Fantasy IV has left over Final Fantasy XIV, from 1.0 to Endwalker. Why is FFIV so lovingly referenced in FFXIV, and why so often? How will FFIV
Sharlayan Dropouts: FF4 Lore w/ Anonymoose
It’s the episode you’ve all been waiting for! FF4 has never been more relevant and we’re delighted to welcome a guest that couldn’t be better suited to the subject; FF loremaster, archivist, and all-round wonderful guy, Anonymoose. We talk all things Zero, the moon, and masked men with plans to move a whole lot of undead souls from one plane
Sharlayan Dropouts: Blue Mage 101
We hurl halibut and homilize halitosis but by The Twelve we look good doing it on this episode of Sharlayan Dropouts. It’s all things Blue Mage this week with your hosts Victor Hunter, Nadia Oxford, and special guest Eric Van Allen. Where did the Blue Mage originate? What’s the appeal of its innately masochistic mechanics? And what does the future
Sharlayan Dropouts – What Should the Next Tank Job Be?
Word to your mothers, Dropouts near and far. This week, Nadia struggles with post-COVID brain as she talks to Victor and Mike about classic Final Fantasy jobs that might be suited for our next Tank class. Gunblades as Tanks...something about it still feels weird. They also talk about Patch 6.3, including the latest raids and the struggles of Anden, a
Sharlayan Dropouts Valentione’s Day Special: FFXIV’s Top 12 Simpable Hotties
It’s the battle of the babes this month on Sharlayan Dropouts as we go wall-to-wall to figure out which hotties buff our hosts to max potency. That’s right, we’re ranking the Top 12 stone foxes, the veritable mamacitas, of Final Fantasy XIV. Listen as Victor Hunter, Nadia Oxford, Mike Williams, and Eric Van Allen tell on themselves for your enjoyment.
Sharlayan Dropouts: Field Studies – The Lost City of Amdapor
Put on your Hawaiian shirt and cargo shorts because it’s tourist season in Eorzea! In this episode of Sharlayan Dropouts we’re taking you on a guided tour. Either listen as a standalone episode or follow along in-game for the Ultimate Immersive Gameplay X-perience!™ This month we’re looking at the tragic history of The Lost City of Amdapor and the brain
Sharlayan Dropouts: Hoplology 101 – The Veil of Wiyu
Victor explores the many twists and turns in the surprisingly robust history behind Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Summoner weapon, The Veil of Wiyu, in this first episode of a recurring series that aims to shed light on the real-world inspirations behind the weaponry of Final Fantasy XIV.
Sharlayan Dropouts 2022 Thanksgiving Special
Hop on the airship back to your hometown and listen to your favourite Final Fantasy XIV podcast, now on the free feed!
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 17: OK, I’mma take on Menphina in Patch 6.3
This month, Victor, Mike, and Nadia talk all about the recent Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter, which was bursting with information about patch 6.3
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 16: The Gang Teaches Nadia What a Glamor Plate Is
This week the Dropouts have a real scary tale for you: Nadia had no idea how to use a glam plate despite playing Final Fantasy XIV for years. Did she make a complete ass of herself? You bet!
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 15: Let’s Get Goth With Patch 6.2, Baby
Join the Sharlayan Dropouts as they talk about everything to do with Final Fantasy XIV's patch 6.2. From theorizing about plot threads and characters to discussion about Pandaemonium and glam!
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 13: The Greatest Quests in Final Fantasy XIV (Well, Some of Them)
Nadia and Victor talk about a selection of Final Fantasy XIV's best sidequests.
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 12: The (Previously) Beastly Origin of Final Fantasy XIV’s Beast Tribes
Nadia, Mike, and Victor talk about Final Fantasy XIV's Beast Tribes, new and old.
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 11: Mods, Mods, Mods. Which are Good, Which are Bad?
This week, Nadia, Victor, and Mike tackle Final Fantasy XIV's mod controversy.
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 7: The Endwalker Spoiler Jamboree Continues
This month, we have a deep discussion about the Endwalker expansion and the mess of emotions it invokes.
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 4: The Big Huge Hands-On Endwalker Preview Explosion
This week, Nadia and Mike talk about their hands-on preview of the upcoming Endwalker expansion! Also in this episode: Hironobu Sakaguchi goes deep, Moogle Treasure Festival, and A Realm Reborn trailers.
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 3: FFXIV Live Letter Discourse and Sad Scholar Memes
Nadia, Victor, and Mike talk about the very lengthy Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter, and what it all means for the upcoming Endwalker expansion. That gaping hole in the moon...it's not going to get any bigger, right? Right.
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 2: How Will the World of Warcraft Exodus Change Final Fantasy XIV?
There's been a massive influx of new players to Final Fantasy XIV, thanks in part to an exodus from World of Warcraft. Will the mass migration affect FFIV's chemistry? We discuss this possibility plus the switch from WoW's mechanics.