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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV could use some Merit Points

The cross-class system in Final Fantasy XIV is not good. It functions, yes, but the mixing and matching of abilities from other classes...
Work it over.

Massively Overthinking: Trinities and quaternities in MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic was inspired from Jake, who wrote in to us wondering about roles in MMORPG classes and group content: "What happened to...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: The odd things I noticed slipping back into Final Fantasy XI

Over the years, I may have spent more money on Final Fantasy XI than any other MMO. It's undoubtedly my first MMO, and...

Global Chat: An MMO to call home

Home. It's what many MMO gamers are looking for in a title: to plant down roots and find a place that exudes belonging. What...

Final Fantasy XI ends its run on consoles

Raise a sword and salute Final Fantasy XI for its truly impressive run as a console MMO since 2002. The title is ending...

Perfect Ten: Most notable console MMORPGs to date

It used to be that hunting for a console MMORPG was one of the most fruitless endeavors known to gamers. The PC was where...

Final Fantasy XI prepares to shut down its console service

Stand at attention, players, and pay your respects. Final Fantasy XI is marching down its final weeks of operation on the Xbox...
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Perfect Ten: What you need to know before you play an older MMORPG

I cut my teeth on MMOs with the launch of Final Fantasy XI in America. My roommate in college was interested in the...
Sort of like jingles.

Final Fantasy XI prepares for its February version update

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...

Final Fantasy XI adds Unity shirts and jump emotes (and actual content)

After more than a decade of operation, Final Fantasy XI has finally added jumping. Sort of. You still can't use it to reach...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: MMO Studio of the Year

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the best MMO studio of the year. Last year's award was won by SOE, you'll...
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Final Fantasy XI’s producer bids farewell to the community

After 13 years of development, Final Fantasy XI finally received its final major story update today with the November Version Update. Producer
Here we continue.

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

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...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs coming soon to a pocket near you

It may be true that interest in playing and developing mobile games has peaked, although personally I very much like mobile gaming....
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...

Nexon revenues rise in early 2015

After reading through Nexon's financial report for Q1 2015, one can imagine the company skipping along while whistling a merry tune. Yes,...

Final Fantasy XI gets a new area

Final Fantasy XI may be nearing maintenance mode after a long and illustrious career, but Square released details of a new explorable...
My life is not fun.

Perfect Ten: The 10 things every MMO’s official site should have

Are you ready to have you mind absolutely blown open? Because I have an astonishing truth to lay at your feet: While doing this...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a stripped-down mobile version of your favorite MMO?

The (as of yet unspecified) plans to create a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI touches on a sore subject for me:...