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Headscratchers / Final Fantasy XIV

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  • The Warrior of Light's knowledge of Y'shtola's blindness, and response to it. When the Warrior finds out from Y'mhitra, she asks them to speak to her about it and try to remind her not to push herself too hard. Based on the rest of the conversation, we ostensibly agree to do so. However, the requested conversation never actually takes place. This is literally the only time in the entire game someone has asked the Warrior to do something in good faith and they don't immediately turn around and hop to it. It gets even weirder when you realize that they'll apparently help complete strangers with all manner of drudgery without any sort of motivation beyond being a generally nice person, but will apparently indefinitely ignore a request made by one trusted adventuring companion to intervene on behalf of another.
    • From an out-of-universe standpoint, the reason the conversation doesn't take place makes sense because it's part of a sidequest. It would be weird to have Y'mhitra express concern about Y'shtola's eyes only for the Warrior to toddle on over and "warn her to take it easy" on a problem that may have already been solved, depending on when a given player actually does the quest. But that just begs the question of why the authors decided to tell the Warrior about it at all, since it results in a) Y'mhitra looking like a worrywart over a problem that isn't an issue anymore, or b) makes the Warrior look like an uncaring jackass who can't be bothered to make the minimum effort to prevent their friend dying a slow, painful, and above all unnecessary death.

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