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Locked[]

Question! Is this still locked to avert shiny-new-toy mania, or did we forget its been locked since 2011? Adonzo (talk) 22:20, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

It's normally best to keep these pages locked from anons to prevent bad edit spam that comes in, but I'm ok with changing the protection level to allow users.Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 22:58, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

September 2020 Trailer[]

Thought this info might be covered since the story so far covers the protagonist’s childhood and adulthood. The childhood arc revolves on the hero as a ward of his village’s archduke and protector of the archduke’s son Joshua, whose horror from witnessing his father’s murder causes him to manifest two Eikons of Fire: Phoenix and Ifrit. The adulthood arc has the hero, motivated by revenge, being a soldier who appears to be in service to the invading empire seeking to acquire the Mother Crystal and eliminate the threat that the Eikons pose.

Here’s hoping that more info is presented soon to complete this first impression, especially the official spelling of Joshua’s name.173.170.37.203 02:45, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

At this point, that's all speculation.Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 03:56, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Character Creation[]

Does this game feature character creation? Has Yoshida confirmed otherwise? Tokoyami no Nietzsche (talk) 15:08, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Names of the realms[]

Anyone notice some references in the names of the Realms, that are familiar in some way? Well, here's what I noticed:

  • Grand Duchy of Rosaria - Located in the western part of Valisthea. The name resembles that of Rozarria, an empire from Final Fantasy XII, located in the western part of Ivalice, that is the name of the world of Final Fantasy XII. Coincidence?
  • Dhalmekian Empire - closely resembles the name Dalmasca, that was a central region in Final Fantasy XII
  • The Iron Kingdom - When I read the description, I couldn't help but notice, that it strongly resembles The Iron Islands from Game of Thrones. The Iron kingdom are a group islands, that are isolated and aloof from other nations. The Iron islands in Game of Thrones, though part of the Seven Kingdoms, are much the same; isolated and they don't rely on anyone but themselves. Their warriors are called Ironborn, and in Iron Kingdom their people/warriors are called Ironblood. So much in common, I think Game of Thrones has been a partial inspiration in Final Fantasy XVI setting. Sonic87, 30.10.2020, 12.00 UTC +2.

Right-wing sources for critical reception section?[]

As the article is locked, I can't fix this directly, but it looks like some of the sources listed for the critical reception section are right-wing websites that host some pretty awful transphobic stuff (e.g.: https://archive.is/Ezi0e). The section also seems to declare that criticism over racism in FFXIV is "bizarre," but that doesn't seem to be supported by any of the provided citations?

I saw some edits mention that these changes were added so as to be apolitical, but I'm a bit confused how citing right-wing hate sites is apolitical, nor what it means to be apolitical when documenting a game that has the series' first explicitly gay kiss, is an analogy to climate change and slavery, and includes depictions of war refugees. The game is quite political, both in the sense of its plot, and in the sense of the racism that was pointed out by some critics. Erasing that isn't apolitical, but shows a significant and unfortunate right-wing bias; it's really awful to see that kind of hate in a site dedicated to such an amazing and wonderful series of games!

Cgranade (talk) 00:07, 31 August 2023 (UTC)

Removed all that stuff. It seemed to went under our radar, apologies. --Miphares (talk) 01:10, 31 August 2023 (UTC)
Offending user's gone, at least until the inevitable attempt to ban evade. Apologies, if I was aware of the original argument I would have kicked them out right then and there. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 01:28, 31 August 2023 (UTC)
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