The final story update of Final Fantasy XI sends players to the Far East

    
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Here we continue.

The final story update for Final Fantasy XI approaches swiftly, and it’s letting a long-awaited shoe drop in the process. The Far East has been a land of mystery and speculation since the game first launched; players have seen jobs, NPCs, cultural touchstones, and more from the region, but never actually set foot therein. Yet the finale of the story brings players to the zone of Reisenjima, the isle of the gods. Sure, it’s not a whole expansion dedicated to the land, but at least players are finally getting to see it.

The final chapter of Rhapsodies of Vana’diel brings with it more of the eponymous rhapsodies and associated benefits, as well. Players can also look forward to an update to monster rearing, with Rank 7 opening along with new monsters to rear. It’s sad to think it’s all ending, but it’s going out with a bang.

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NobleNerd
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NobleNerd

Yeah FFXI days hold lots of memories. 

Adventures and grouping that shine when compared to modern day MMO grouping. The runs through the dunes and learning to hate Goblins. Learning auto translator early on to get into the late night Jap. parties. Mastering the weapon combos and magic bursts. So much of the mechanics, elements and features in this MMO are what I miss.

Xijit
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Koshelkin 
I miss my days of soloing out into the desert with my red mage, carefully judging the risk and reward of each mob because if I screwed up it would mean a trip back to the crystal with nothing to show for it.
Just farming crystals to sell on the AH to fund my crafting hobby and addiction to buying every spell I could stuff into my Red Hat.
Still … I will re-look at it when the mobile client comes out and see if the sub price is actually worth it.

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

Best story implementation in any MMO. TSW has the better writing but, boy, the FFXI story fights were beyond epic. Nothing holds a candle against this.

The gameplay is ooooold, as is most of the activities in the game. It’s the Japanese Everquest and it shows and I would absolutely NOT want to play it, through it again.. but it’s closer to being a Final Fantasy game than XIV will ever be.