Sexual Assault Awareness, and the Rest of My Experiences

I have been putting off writing these posts for weeks – well, months now. I get a big ball welling up in my stomach because I hate that I even have to be in this position. Weirdly, each time my mind started drifting to maybe giving up on all of this – another random person […]

The Future of SaltedXIV

When I made my posts back in May about the future of the site, I inherently was still exhibiting the same habits that I even point out in them; I let myself take on all of the burden to protect others from having to bear it. I didn’t want people to attack content writers on […]

3080Ti RAINNs Fundraiser FAQs

In the fallout, many people asked if I would be setting up a Gofundme to help cover the costs of my bills from the incidents. However, I really struggled to consider setting up one, both because I didn’t want to detract from the messages I had put out about the reality of communities sweeping sexual […]

This Great Community, by the way | Part 1

A cautionary tale of sexism, elitism, lies, deceit, crisis, assault, and power abuse. When Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion, Endwalker, launches in November, I will be taking down the SaltedXIV project unless someone steps forward willing to take it over. For those who would like to know why, this post will attempt to explain the foremost […]

This Great Community | Part 2: Bad Dragon vs. the Tender Lamb

A cautionary tale of sexism, elitism, lies, deceit, crisis, assault, and power abuse. This is a long one, and I don’t have a ton of energy to go into it as it’s not the main focus of these series of posts, but it does lead to some of the actions by the community I want […]

This Great Community | Part 3: The sexism starts early

A cautionary tale of sexism, elitism, lies, deceit, crisis, assault, and power abuse. We’ll end this series with the beginning. My journey in Eorzea began back in October of 2015, a bit before patch 3.1 of Heavensward. I picked up the game with one real purpose: to fill the social hole in my life. Like […]

Player’s Blog: The Hidden Art of Dark Knight’s 2/6 Rotation

In the Player’s Blog, we invite players from all over to discuss any gameplay topic of interest to them. We’ve invited top EU Dark Knight speedrunner Keelan Strike to talk about his unique Dark Knight “2/6 Rotation” — a rotation known only to Keelan until just before the end of patch 5.4.

Just the Salt: Patch 5.5 Notes Recap

Just want the quick and dirty version of the Patch 5.5 Notes? We’ve got the highlights right here! Just the salt covers a high-level overview of the latest update to the game.

TankCoB: A Tenacious Challenge

The Unending Coil of Bahamut (UCoB) is widely regarded by the playerbase of Final Fantasy XIV to be the most difficult party encounter currently in the game. It’s unmatched fight duration, intricate mechanic puzzles, tight DPS requirements, and extreme endurance test have challenged players to their limits since its release nearly three years ago. For a select few the challenge posted by UCoB simply wasn’t enough to sate their desire. Gathering eight expert players, Rin Karigani of the Aether datacenter organized an unfathomable challenge: Can UCoB be cleared by eight tanks?