Monday, November 13, 2017

Episode 7: A Look Forward, A Look Back

Episode 7: A Look Forward, A Look Back

In today's episode, our party grows to four, as we're joined by Caitlin Argyros of RPGFan! Tune in for our discussion of the 4.1 main scenario quest, plus speculation about future story content. We also celebrate the five-year anniversary of Meteor Survivor Day (Wulf made that shit up, don't ask me), fawn over the Furnishing Design Contest winners, and propose our dream jobs for future FFXIV expansions.

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf, Caitlin Argyros 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Episode 6: Assault on Rabanastre

Episode 6: Assault on Rabanastre

Esper? I hardly know 'er! Now that we've had a chance to sink our teeth into Patch 4.1, we're back with a meaty discussion of the latest raid, The Royal City of Rabanastre. We also take a look at the new Command Mission feature for Grand Company Squadrons and gush juuuust a bit over job changes for Summoner, Warrior, and more.

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Episode 5: Ba'Gamnan's Bane

Episode 5: Ba'Gamnan's Bane

With less than a week until the release of Patch 4.1, we're revving up our (airship) engines for another round of exciting adventures in Rabanastre. Speaking of Ivalice, who's that Ba'gamnan schmuck, anyway? And why should you care? Tune in for a lengthy background check on the Lizard of the Hour, more job talk, and maaaaaybe a little too much off-topic chatter.

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Episode 4: The Legend Returns, and So Do We

Episode 4: The Legend Returns, and So Do We

Patch 4.1 is on the horizon! Letter from the Producer Live XXVIII brought us an avalanche of information about the hotly anticipated continuation of the Stormblood patch series. We've got tons to discuss, from the brand new Ivalice raid (friggin' Ramza and Delita, is that you!?) to the long-awaited opening of Shirogane housing plots. Early October can't come soon enough!

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Episode 3: It's a Dirty Job, But Wulf's Gotta Do It

Episode 3: It's a Dirty Job, But Wulf's Gotta Do It

We return with our first-ever Light Party episode of Astral Era! Derek, Jeremy, and Wulf are joined by Josh (yes, just Josh-- I dunno what it is with him and Wulf only having first names) for an in-depth discussion of the Samurai playstyle. We've also got some story predictions, an aesthetic evaluation of the Genji armor set, and a Final Fantasy V history lesson as Derek dives into the origins of the Deltascape series of bosses. (Note: I incorrectly reported that the Haukke Manor (Hard) final boss underwent a name change; it remains Halicarnassus, and the final boss of Haukke Manor (Normal) is Lady Amandine. My apologies! -D)

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf, Josh 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Episode 2: The Far (PAX) West

Episode 2: The Far (PAX) West


Hey, you didn't think we'd be back, did you? Shows what you know, dad. Maybe this'll finally make you love me. If you ever come back from buying cigarettes, I mean. What? No, I'm not crying.

The Astral Era crew returns to discuss the hotness that is Patch 4.06. Can you say "Dragoon buffs"? I mean, I can, but I don't want to. We also delve into other new quality of life changes, Wulf's experience with the Gold Saucer, FFXIV's upcoming presence at PAX West, and the two recent additions to Tales from the Storm. Who knew Lyse had such a sweet tooth?

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Episode 1: It All Starts Here

Episode 1: It All Starts Here


Greetings, Eorzeans! Welcome to the newly-launched home of Astral Era, a Final Fantasy XIV podcast. My name is Derek Heemsbergen, and I'm joined by two co-hosts: Jeremy Wyatt and Wulf. Yes, just Wulf. He's our Deep Throat, except...Eorzean. He's corrupt, but only where it matters.

Today, in our inaugural episode, we run through some brief introductions before discussing Wulf's discovery of The Hunt and Companion Chocobos, changes in the newly-released Patch 4.06, current class balance, and the new wearable goodies arriving in The Feast Season 5 and the Moonfire Faire.

We welcome any comments, questions, tasteful nudes (Wulf's directive, not mine), or any feedback you have for us! We're still fresh, which means there are bound to be roadbumps. We'll continue to make changes to the sections we discuss in the show as we discover what works best. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, and I hope you like what you hear!

The Astral Era has begun.


Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf