The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 23: Ten Years of Playing Final Fantasy XIV, Part 1

Hello Adventurers! While last year was the 10 Year Anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, this year is our 10 Year Anniversary of playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn! So, we thought it would be nice to look back at those halcyon days of times long ago. Specifically, ten years ago. And to join us down this trip on memory lane, we are joined by the fellows Chille and Paul of Moogle Go Round Radio! MGR is a FFXIV podcast and stream where they, if you can believe it, talk about Final Fantasy XIV. They also just recently celebrated their own 8th Anniversary of existence! You can trust us when we say they were the perfect pair to chat with us about how TP used to be real and could hurt you.

Spoiler Levels: La Noscean Toast! This is not an especially spoiler-filled episode, unless you have never played Final Fantasy XIV at all ever. In which case, have you heard about the free trial? And then come back to us after you finish up with ARR. Otherwise: Enjoy this delicious episode that has been soaked mixture of buffalo milk and eggs, and then fried in creamy butter. A specialty at the Drowning Wench in Limsa Lominsa!

OSMnotes

Once again big thanks to Paul and Chille for chatting with us! And as you may have noticed, this is a Part 1! Because we had planned to talk about the expansions leading up to Dawntrail, but we only got as far as A Realm Reborn. Guess we’ll have to schedule a Part 2 at some point! But until then, how about some Time Cues:

  • 00:00:00 – We Start the Carbuncle Chronicling
  • 00:14:41 – Our Humble Beginnings
  • 00:51:09 – A Realm Reborn
  • 01:16:43 – FFXIV 2.0: Then and Now. What’s changed in 10 years?
  • 01:30:21 – Outro

Music used in this episode: “The Carbuncle Chronicle Theme” composed DJ Inubito and arranged by Anna, “The Twin Faces of Fate – The Theme of Ul’dah” composed by Nobuo Uematsu and arranged by Tsutomu Narita, “Torn from the Heavens” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “Pa-Paya” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “Hard to Miss” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “Hard to Miss” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “Out of the Labyrinth” composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Yoshitaka Suzuki, and “Shattered” composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Yoshitaka Suzuki.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

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OSMinterview! Tiana Camacho @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

Welcome to MTAC Dueling Dragon Interviews Week! Every day this week, we’ll be uploading a new interview that we did during MTAC Dueling Dragons from earlier this year. Today, we’ve got our interview we did alongside The Side Quest Podcast for Tiana Camacho! Here’s what MTAC had on their webpage about her:

Gym Leader. Stand User. Decepticon. World Warrior. These are just some of the lives Tiana Camacho has lived behind the mic as a professional voice actor. With her career spanning a bit over half a decade of experience, her vocal reach has proven vast and versatile. She’s known for her roles in Jojo’s Bizarre: Adventure Stone Ocean as Ermes, Bea and Nessa in Pokémon, Lily in Street Fighter 6, and loads more!! Tiana is always happy to meet fans and is totally excited to be here!!

https://mtac.net/guests/tiana-camacho/

OSMnotes

We want to thank Tiana and once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where Tiana is by checking out her online at:

Plus, a big thank you to MTAC for both letting us have the chance to chat, but also credit for the photos and convention logo used.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

OSMinterview! Bryce Papenbrook @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

Welcome to MTAC Dueling Dragon Interviews Week! Every day this week, we’ll be uploading a new interview that we did during MTAC Dueling Dragons from earlier this year. Today, we’ve got our interview we did alongside The Side Quest Podcast for Bryce Papenbrook! Here’s what MTAC had on their webpage about him:

Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan and Attack on Titan: Junior High, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Shirou Emiya in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Wataru Asahina in Brothers Conflict, Meliodas in The Seven Deadly Sins, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, Theodore in Persona Q, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc & DanganRonpa: The Animation, Nagito Komaeda in Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Caesar Zeppeli in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Staz Charlie Blood in Blood Lad, Adrien aka Cat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug, Clay Sizemore in Soul Eater Not!, Calm Craftman in Aldnoah.Zero, Kaname Isaki in A Lull in the Sea, Numerous roles in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.

https://mtac.net/guests/bryce-papenbrook/

OSMnotes

We want to thank Bryce and once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where Bryce is by checking out him online at:

Plus, a big thank you to MTAC for both letting us have the chance to chat, but also credit for the photos and convention logo used.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

OSMinterview! Kohei Hattori @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

Welcome to MTAC Dueling Dragon Interviews Week! Every day this week, we’ll be uploading a new interview that we did during MTAC Dueling Dragons from earlier this year. Today, we’ve got our interview we did alongside The Side Quest Podcast for Kohei Hattori! Here’s what MTAC had on their webpage about him:

Kohei Hattori is a singer from Tokyo, Japan. Kohei is an IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by the United Nations) who has performed at many Japanese and Asian events. You can hear Kohei in the anime Tokyo 24th Ward.

https://mtac.net/guests/kohei-hattori/

OSMnotes

We want to thank Kohei and once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where Kohei is by checking out him online at:

Plus, a big thank you to MTAC for both letting us have the chance to chat, but also credit for the photos and convention logo used.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

OSMinterview! Justin Cook @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

Welcome to MTAC Dueling Dragon Interviews Week! Every day this week, we’ll be uploading a new interview that we did during MTAC Dueling Dragons from earlier this year. Today, we’ve got our interview we did alongside The Side Quest Podcast for Justin Cook! Here’s what MTAC had on their webpage about him:

Justin Cook began work in Anime dubbing more than 20 years ago as the ADR engineer on Dragon Ball Z. Since then he has voice directed episodes of Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fruits Basket, Kiddy Grade, and the features Mass Effect: Paragon Lost & Strike Witches: The Movie. He has worked as a Producer since 2003 and has produced hundreds of duds, including the 2019 theatrical film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. His voice acting work includes the characters Eijiro Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Hatsuharu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Chiba from Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Captains Bellamy & Kid in One Piece, and Raditz, Super Buu & Dende in the Dragon Ball franchise, as well as Yusuke Urameshi in Yu Yu Hakusho.

https://mtac.net/guests/justin-cook/

OSMnotes

We want to thank Justin and once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where Justin is by checking out him online at:

Plus, a big thank you to MTAC for both letting us have the chance to chat, but also credit for the photos and convention logo used.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

OSMinterview! SungWon Cho @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

Welcome to MTAC Dueling Dragon Interviews Week! Every day this week, we’ll be uploading a new interview that we did during MTAC Dueling Dragons from earlier this year. Today, we’ve got our interview we did alongside The Side Quest Podcast for SungWon Cho! Here’s what MTAC had on their webpage about him:

SungWon Cho is a voice actor you may have heard in God of War: Ragnarok, Borderlands 3, Aggretsuko, Ranking of Kings, One Piece, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Neon White, AI: The Somnium Files: Nirvana Initiative, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Odd Taxi, Craig of the Creek, Radiant, Tuca & Bertie, Pokemon: Twilight Wings, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Adventure Time: Distant Lands, gen:LOCK, Judgment & Lost Judgment, Monster Hunter Rise, Disgaea 6, A Hat in Time, Monster Prom, Soulcalibur VI, Lackadaisy, Akudama Drive, and more. You may also know him from YouTube. He loves his cats Effie and Sophie very much.

https://mtac.net/guests/sungwon-cho/

OSMnotes

We want to thank SungWon and once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where SungWon is by checking out him online at:

Plus, a big thank you to MTAC for both letting us have the chance to chat, but also credit for the photos and convention logo used.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

OSMinterview! David Matranga @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

Welcome to MTAC Dueling Dragon Interviews Week! Every day this week, we’ll be uploading a new interview that we did during MTAC Dueling Dragons from earlier this year. Today, we’ve got our interview we did alongside The Side Quest Podcast for David Matranga! Here’s what MTAC had on their webpage about him:

David Matranga is an American voice actor who works primarily for English dubbed anime for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. Matranga is best known as the voice of Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia, Hideki Hinata from Angel Beats, Genjo Sanzo from Saiyuki, Orphen from Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Bertholdt Hoover from the popular Attack on Titan series, Tomoya Okazaki from the Clannad series, Takumi Usui from Maid Sama, Ghost from the Halo Legends movie, Briareos from the Appleseed series, Yu Himura from the EF series, and God Serena from Fairy Tail.

https://mtac.net/guests/david-matranga/

OSMnotes

We want to thank David and once again for taking the time to chat with us! And you can find all the places where David is by checking out him online at:

Plus, a big thank you to MTAC for both letting us have the chance to chat, but also credit for the photos and convention logo used.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

OSMcast! Show #192: The Great Anime Dragon Draft! @ MTAC Dueling Dragons

We just got back from MTAC Dueling Dragons in Nashville, Tennessee and there we decided to try something different while we were there: A live panel! Look, all of the other podcasts are doing it, so we decided to jump off a bridge too. But don’t worry, we jumped onto some dragons. Some, theoretically, anime dragons. One could even say we drafted these dragons. Into a dragon draft. Look, it’s all right there in the episode title, really.

Protip: This episode was recorded live from the panel at the con. The audio is decently listenable though! Kinda.

OSMnotes

Did you like the episode? If you did and were there, or liked the audio version… Let MTAC know! Here is a link to their survey for this year: https://forms.gle/47TwTCkCNZGJPyU86

Also, it probably would be a good idea to post some images of the various dragons from the panel! Also… One Piece? Yeah, let’s go ahead and drop those here:

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

The Manderville Minute Issue XXII: “Gentleman Detective Solves Case, Again!”

Hello Gentlepeople! We here at The Manderville Minute have been covering the amazing work of Manderville Family in all facets of Ul’dah life, and this time we have decided to tackle the most gentlemanly of gentlemen: Hildibrand Helidor Maximillian Manderville. He is a Manderville Man that can only do what a Manderville can, as he travels the realm as a self-titled “agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire” alongside his assistant, Nashu Mhakaracca. Now wait just a gosh darn moment… No, what do you mean this about an MMORPG called Final Fantasy XIV? No, this is an audio recording all about one of our great Thanalan heroes! Perish the thought that this could be about some mere game.

Spoiler Levels: Truffles à la Manderville! This is a sweet and fluffy episode. We do talk about all sorts of the events that you can find in the various Hildibrand Adventures in Final Fantasy XIV, up to and including the events and trial in Patch 6.55. While we don’t get into too much MSQ talk… If you want to go into Hildibrand completely unsullied, this is your warning.

Manderville Notes

Hope you all enjoyed the episode! Here’s a couple of useful links based off some of the things we talked about in this episode:

But also, don’t forget (since Tobias was nice enough to provide them) Time Cues:

  • 00:00:00 – Welcome to the Manderville Minute
  • 00:11:11 – Hildibrand in 1.0
  • 00:22:36 – Inspirations of a Hildibrand
  • 00:33:36 – Hildibrand Adventures’ Side Characters and Trials
  • 00:47:40 – The Future of Hildibrand
  • 01:08:38 – Our Predictions for Hildibrand in 7.0 and Outro

Music used in this episode: “Agent of Inquiry” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “The Pink Panther Theme” composed by Henry Mancini, “Theme from Lupin III 2015” composed by Yuji Ohno, “Where All Roads Lead” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “The Carbuncle Chronicle Theme” composed DJ Inubito and arranged by Anna.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 21: The Other Half of Growing Light, Patch 6.55!

Hello Adventurers! Now that we are solidly in the true “Wait Till Dawntrail” part of our Final Fantasy XIV life cycle, we thought it was best to look back to what we just got to play through. And that is Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.55: Growing Light – Part 2! Not only did we get our true onramp storyline-wise leading into the upcoming expansion, but we also got a bunch of capstones to a lot of side content. From Hildebrand blasting off again, to seeing how our allied tribe quests sorted out, we are talking about it all. Yes, even the part about the cheese. 

Spoiler Levels: Very Hot, like Spicy Stellar Soup hot! This is a very hot and savory episode. We namedrop Endwalker Extremes from the get-go, we talk about stuff that happened in Stormblood, and how everything is leading into Dawntrail. This is for those that are either very current players, or really don’t care about spoilers.

OSMnotes

Hope you all enjoyed the episode! Here’s a couple of useful links based off some of the things we talked about in this episode:

But also, don’t forget (since Tobias was nice enough to provide them) Time Cues:

  • 00:00:00 We Start the Carbuncle Chronicling
  • 00:18:37 What We’ve Been Up To Lately
  • 00:27:13 Patch 6.55’s Main Scenario Quests
  • 00:40:19 Hildibrand and Mandervillous Relics
  • 00:51:57 Tataru’s Grand Endeavor and Island Sanctuary
  • 01:02:44 Tribal Alliance Quests
  • 01:10:30 Closing Thoughts and Outro

Music used in this episode: “The Carbuncle Chronicle Theme” composed DJ Inubito and arranged by Anna, “Endcaller” composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Yoshitaka Suzuki, “Starsbreath” composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Justin Frieden, “Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster ‘Battle 2′” composed by Nobuo Uematsu and arranged by Ayumu Murai and Hidenori Miyanaga, “Island Paradise” composed by Masayoshi Soken, “Hippo Ridin'” composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Saya Yasaki, “Dreamwalker” composed by Masayoshi Soken, and “Cradle of Hope” composed by Masayoshi Soken.

We also have YouTube Channels now! Both for OSMcast proper and The Carbuncle Chronicle! Please subscribe, hit the bell, and share amongst your friends.

And as always, feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Oh, and if you still use Spotify, go ahead and get on that mobile device and throw us some five stars there too. Tell your friends! As well, just like we mentioned when we do the OSMplugs, you can also join the Discord and support us on Patreon! PS If you have ever wanted some OSMmerch, feel free to check out our TeePublic page! PPS We appreciate you.