Final Fantasy XI prepares for its February version update

    
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Sort of like jingles.

The story of Final Fantasy XI has come to a close, but the developers aren’t done giving players stuff to do. The game’s next version update is planned for February 10th, bringing along a new set of Wanted battles and new upgrades to the game’s high-end weaponry. The Wanted battles, as always, pit players against some of Vana’diel’s more well-known notorious monsters, with the new triad located in Camp Terrigan, Fei’Yin, and Gustav Tunnel.

Holders of Empyrean, Mythic, Ergon, and/or Relic weapons will be able to take part in a new reforging process that should improve the weapons further, with the precise method differing based on whether or not the weapon has an afterglow effect. There are also going to be updates to melee and ranged damage calculation, item sort functionality, and all of the usual quality of life improvements. So the story might be over, but the experience isn’t quite finished after all.

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Amphax
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I think B2P would be a better model for this game. They would hopefully make enough money from the box sales to not have to have a cash shop.
Playing Final Fantasy Explorers has made me more interested in this game that’s for sure , but I never pulled the plug and got it:-)

Oleg Chebeneev
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Leviathon_lx Oleg Chebeneev Looks like you’re talking about FF14. Since FF11 wont get updates and will be on life support, sub isnt really justified anymore.

AndrewClear
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Madda I still think XI looks good, especially compared to a lot of games that were released after it.  Considering it was originally a PS2 game, I am shocked at how well it has aged.

AndrewClear
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Oleg Chebeneev Probably the mobile version when it is released.

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AndrewClear

Krenian Not that surprising.  They still have a ton of subscribers, so if they just keep a small team on that can do some small scale updates like this, it is a win-win for everyone.  They continue to make money, and the players still have new stuff to do in the game that they love.

Krenian
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Krenian

Pretty solid of S-E to continue doing updates to a game that they’ve effectively “sunset”ted. Really nice to see. It would definitely be a game you would wanna jump in at this point, solely because you now have EVERYTHING in the game with no future story updates which means you’ve effectively have a huge RPG game sitting there for you to play.

Easily worth 4-5 video games in one, really. You could easily spend a year’s worth of subscription on the game and not get the amount of content that is in there in AAA RPGs that are released.

So kudos to S-E for adding more stuff even if the game is done its story.

Tithian
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Tithian

jeremy2020 Heh, was about to say the same thing

roninraver
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roninraver

“… new triad located in Camp Terrigan, Fei’Yin, and Gustav Tunnel.”

Cape Terrigan*

Like Cape Cod.  Or Superman’s cape.

But mostly like Cape Cod!

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

Are there any plans for F2P?

jeremy2020
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jeremy2020

This game gets more updates than some MMOs that aren’t in “Maintenance Mode”.