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Final Fantasy 14's Third Party Tools Are A Double-Edged Sword That Prove The Game Is Unbalanced

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If you’re a Final Fantasy 14 player, you've likely heard about the recent third-party tool discourse. Sure, console players might not fully understand or care as it doesn’t affect them, but the community has become quite divided in the past week.

So what’s the beef? Square Enix recently clamped down on players using third-party tools, dishing out suspensions to those found using them, and bans for any repeat offenders.

This might seem like a no-brainer, after all, everyone knows that using hacks and mods to give yourself an unfair advantage over other players is a no-no, yet it’s not quite as straightforward as it seems.

RELATED: Final Fantasy 14 Community Spotlight: Zuan Arguably, many players feel as though Square Enix has fostered the idea of a grey area when it comes to its stance of “the use of third-party tools is strictly prohibited”, as it often overlooked players who used tools that didn’t affect the gameplay of others, provided that players weren’t shouting from the rooftops about using them.

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