FFXIV: Shadowbringers MSQ Complete

Though we had a few setbacks – such as Syn’s net dropping out at about 3% on the final boss fight – we made it through the MSQ for Shadowbringers this afternoon! Above, our characters in Red Mage and White Mage AF armor.

There were a few weak plot points in end that I could pick at story-wise. But overall, the rest of it was so solid that really, the few flaws I could find are pretty insignificant. In fact, I hear a lot of people say Shadowbringers was the best Final Fantasy game we’ve had in a very long time. I’m inclined to agree – from start to finish, it is a full, whole and wonderful offering to players and fans alike.

I won’t go into any spoilers in this post, but I’ll just express that in the week I’ve put into playing it, I’ve enjoyed everything (except a few dungeon fights) immensely. Still, I know that it’s not completely over – though FFXIV did a good job in encapsulating the story within the walls of the expansion itself, it’s hinted at plenty more for us to do.

And I haven’t scratched the surface of crafting, gathering, Trusts, leveling other jobs, finishing side quests, or unlocking Expert just yet. Not to mention all the alts that I really want to eventually get to the First!

Overall, Shadowbringers has been pure excellence, and I’m positive I’ll be putting a lot more time into it going forward!


  1. Happy to hear it! I just finished the Titania fight last night and enjoying the MSQ so far 🙂 Il Mheg’s visuals are pure artistic joy.

      1. Yeah in loving the music 🙂 I’m in love with pretty much every piece of music and location from Hingashi and Othard. XIV really nails the FF hallmark of marrying music with visuals to give each location a sense of identity 🙂

  2. Gratz! I just barely unlocked SHB on Thursday — I’ve been busy leveling Dancer and Gunbreaker to 70 before I went after finishing the Stormblood MSQ. Now I’m in the Thanalan analog working the quest series that will apparently get me access to the Limsa analog city. Euldore or something like that. iOW… I’ve got a long ways to go…lol.

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