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FF14 taught me the hope of living! Impressions and thanks to Endwalker – Noriko Note

I found a wonderful treasure today.
I found a wonderful treasure today.




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Hello, I’m Noriko.

I feel like this is the first time I’m writing a letter.

It’s been about a year since I landed in the world of Eorzea, and I’ve finally been able to finish Endwalker.

(I finally caught up with my brother!)

Ah, I didn’t know that such a wonderful and moving adventure was waiting for me… I cried so much every day that my eyes were swollen.

I always heard adventure stories from my brother, so I thought I understood most of the stories. However, I am surprised at how different it is to hear it and to experience it yourself.

Therefore, I would like to write a letter about my impressions so far, my gratitude to everyone who created this world, and what I felt during this trip.

I think there will be spoilers from now on, so if you haven’t cleared Endwalker yet, don’t read it!

First of all, thank you very much to all the development team who made this world.

Of course, I would like to thank the whole world, but first of all, I would like to give the greatest thanks to the people who created this story.

It goes without saying that the world of FF14 is wonderful, including the elements of MMO and battle games, but this story is more interesting and moving than any novel, any movie, or any entertainment, and makes me think about the meaning of life. It was an important story.

I feel like I learned an important lesson about what it means to live.

I learned from Gaius, Thordan, Varis, Emet-Selch, Helmes and Metion, and Venat… Hydaelyn.

Counting from the old FF14 era, it’s been more than 10 years since FF14 was born into the world. I can’t hide my surprise and excitement when I think that it took such a long time to teach us the meaning and hope of life.

Thank you very much to all the development team.

I’m going to start a slightly dark story, but…

I often talk with my brother.

About “meaning of life”

But the more we think about it, the more my brother always comes up with an answer.

“Isn’t it better for humanity to perish?”

(My brother is a natural dark thinker. lol)

According to my brother, living is a painful thing.

Human beings should want peace of mind and peace, but they have “emotions”. Therefore, no matter how hard you try, you will always be caught up in various negative emotions such as jealousy, resentment, impatience and anger, and people will clash with each other. So no matter how hard you try, peace will never come. (According to my brother)

Humans are creatures that have become intelligent and clever, so they inevitably “think” of a better situation.

It should have been ‘happier’ to stop thinking for a while.

Perhaps even in the history of the world so far, there are many people who tried to solve them somehow by establishing religions and trying to integrate the world.

If the thought is unified, if the culture is one, the chances of conflict will be reduced by that amount…

But in the end it was never accomplished. It will lead to religious wars and world wars, and in the end only the root of the problem will remain.

And without solving anything, the human race continues to increase, wastefully consuming the environment just by being there, polluting the earth, and trying to destroy the place where we can live.

Fandaniel… Amon said.

Do we need to continue to live even if we trample, kick, and hurt others?

People glorify life with all kinds of words, but look, most of life is in gloomy darkness.

Moreover, they are exhaling the darkness themselves.

Totally bad.

I really think so.

That’s why I think it would be better if the human race itself perished if we were to sing about peace and tranquility… That’s my brother’s theory. My brother is a natural dark thinker (2nd time)

I don’t think so, but I certainly feel that it’s a difficult world to live in.

I see that many people spend their days in pain.

They live with gloomy eyes, can’t find anything to enjoy, and post sick posts on social media as if seeking help. …… On top of that, some people actually end their lives.

It must be a difficult world to live in.

(The story is getting out of step, but this is my impression up to Endwalker💦)

So my brother says

“What Gaius of A Realm Reborn, Thordan of Heavensward, and Varis of Stormblood tried to do was right.”

They protected the world with the “power” of the Ultima Weapon, the Knights of the Round, Magitek technology, and the great empire, unified their thoughts and cultures, and tried to create a world where people would not feel uneasy or threatened.

No one in the history of the world has been able to do that, but if they can do it, humans will surely be happier than they are now. With a little “thinking stop”.

If realized, it would be the first achievement in the world.

But we stopped it…

Also, perhaps the world of the ancients was infinitely close to an ideal state in terms of peace of mind and peace of mind.

As Emet-Selch used to say. “It used to be good, it was a good world”

That’s why he tried to restore it to its past state.

But we stopped it again…

So we are rather “evil”. I’ve been stuck and worried all this time. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that we are the embodiment of evil who always return the world to chaos…

And so I continued my adventures in this world in agony, but with Endwalker, I was finally shown the answer.

Those of us who later visit Elpis get a glimpse of that tranquil state of the world.

Perhaps that was really close to an ideal world where people would not argue with each other.

However, someone there poses a question to the world.


Helmes wondered if this was all right.

If only humans had dignity, would that be enough?

Doesn’t the created creature need dignity? And what is the meaning of life?

There was also the pain of living here.

And I thought it was like watching my brother who can’t even kill an insect.

My brother is not a philanthropist or anything, but he often asks me, “Why is it okay to kill insects when it’s forbidden to kill people?”

And my brother is trying to figure out how to calm the reflexive feeling of horror when he sees insects and the feeling of trying to get rid of it. He’s trying to make friends with insects.

My brother is a strange person. I’m afraid of insects.

(again I digressed💦)

After that, Metion goes to find the answer to Helmes’ question.

But, as my brother said, all of them were civilizations who had reached the answer that “humanity should be destroyed”.

A civilization that has reached all the truths has learned that the universe has a life span. Tortured by the impermanence of life, he lost sight of the meaning of life and chose to annihilate himself. The world of Ea.

At the end of the world war, they completed an autonomous weapon called Peacekeeper, which protects the order of the world. However, the peacekeeper decided that “humanity is the biggest obstacle to world peace” and tried to exterminate the human race.

A civilization that has attained immortality and attained perfect mutual understanding among human beings has succeeded in eliminating suffering and sorrow. But at the same time, I lost the joy of living. The world of Ra-la.

According to my brother, “I think the world of Ra-la is the world that I will end up in at the end.” The words of my brother, who said, “I’m glad there are people who think the same thing,” left an impression on me.

The more I think about it, the more I get the feeling that it’s just as my brother said, that there’s no point in human survival, that peace is better without humans, and that there’s nothing but despair ahead.

But… still, at the end of this story, Venat… Hydaelyn told me.

“Power to Overcome Despair”

It’s important to have that power.

There are many painful and sad things in this world, but even if you feel despair, never give up and acquire the power to overcome it.

And in despair there is always hope.

Such teachings of God remained in Thavnair as well.

Listen, you who are born into this world.

Life is not just beautiful.

The living know pain, they know disaster, they know despair.

All hardships continue to fall.

We walk a burnt road, but there is no reward, and death always speaks by the side of the road.

Such things will frighten you, grieve you, torment you, trouble you.

But don’t close your eyes. Please look back on that life again.

The hardships that overwhelm you, however, do not make you weak.

Each one is like a hammer being swung down on hot iron,

It will make you a mighty… mighty sword.

I’m sure these are the words of Venat… Hydaelyn.

I think it’s a hard world to live in, but it taught me that that pain makes us stronger, and that there is always hope in that despair.

How can I say that, when I think about how FF14 has spent 10 years conveying hope for humankind to live, I am deeply moved and deeply moved.

(And considering that Venat spent 12,000 years trying to convey this, it’s just too incredible…)

My brother is a dark thinker (3rd time). However, I know that he works every day because he wants to help someone and wants to change the world so that everyone can live in a little easier way. I think he hasn’t given up yet.

I can’t think of big things like my brother. But, using what Hydaelyn taught me, I will always smile so that someone can feel at ease somewhere.

From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful to FF14 for trying to convey such a hope to live.

I hope that as many people as possible will come into contact with this world, overcome their despair, and live happily ever after.

It’s been a long journey, and it’s been a long, long journey, but this is my impression of reaching Endwalker over the course of a year.

Thank you FF14.

And thank you for your continued support!

Thank you for reading. See you !