FFXIV lead dev Yoshi-P agrees with Asmongold's viral "Redditor" take on Alphinaud - Dexerto
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FFXIV lead dev Yoshi-P agrees with Asmongold’s viral “Redditor” take on Alphinaud

Published: 13/Oct/2021 16:31

by Lauren Bergin

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Final Fantasy XIV Online’s Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida, better known as Yoshi-P, has agreed with Twitch star Asmongold that FFXIV’s Alphinaud is, in fact, a Redditor. 

There are few devs that have attracted such a cult following as Square Enix’s Naoki Yoshida. Affectionately known as Yoshi-P, Final Fantasy XIV Online’s Director and Producer has won the hearts of FFXIV fans all across Eorzea.

Just as popular is Twitch sensation Asmongold, who has also become a household name for fans of the title. Stunning skeptics far and wide with his insane FFXIV Twitch stats, he has cemented himself as one of the game’s most prominent streamers.

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Alphinaud, the Warrior of Light’s Scion companion, hasn’t exactly been Asmon’s favorite character throughout his playthrough, though, with the OTK owner constantly referring to him as a “Redditor.” It turns out that Yoshi-P happens to be on the same page.

FFXIV Alphinaud and his sister stand beside warrior of light in a fiery battle
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Alphinaud and his sister, Alisaie, are at the core of the Warrior of Light’s story whether you like it or not.

FFXIV’s Yoshi-P calls Alphinaud a “Redditor”

In an October 13 interview with For The Win, Yoshi-P did a deep dive into the title’s newest expansion, Endwalker. As the current story arc comes to a close, it seems pretty logical that we’ll lose some of the Scions along the way.

For Yoshi-P, though, Alphinaud will always have a place in his heart. “I don’t have any siblings,” he states, “so Alphinaud is like a younger brother to me. He’s studious, great at his studies, but he’s also passionate about bringing peace to the world.”

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“Alphinaud talks so much. He’d be like that kid that posts on Reddit about his ideals,” he continues. ““He would absolutely be a Redditor. He’d be on [Reddit] shouting about how the world should be. Once he made it to Ishgard, however, he moved on from being a Redditor. Though I think he still lurks to see what everyone else is saying.”

This sentiment mirrors Asmongold’s, who, upon meeting him for the first time in-game, deduced that “this guy posts on Reddit. This guy 100% has a Reddit account… This is a Redditor.” Turns out that the name has stuck!

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While one might argue that great minds think alike, poor Alphinaud probably wouldn’t be jumping in to agree this time around. One thing’s clear, though: while he may etch himself into the history books because of his devotion to the Scions, he’ll always be FFXIV’s resident Redditor at heart.