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Vague Patch Notes: Balance in MMOs is overrated

Earlier this week, we did a post all about balance in Crucible. It was a detailed post explaining all of the ways that...

Final Fantasy XI’s Voracious Resurgence arc is live as Square teases the Sunbreeze Festival

The devs of Final Fantasy XI don't seem to really appreciate what "maintenance mode" is understood to mean, judging by the new pieces...
Aqua Final Fantasy XI Force Forever

Final Fantasy XI: The Voracious Resurgence gets its own teaser site

It turns out that Final Fantasy XI will just keep going forever. The game has been pumping out monthly updates reliably ever since...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s August update includes the first new storyline after Rhapsodies of Vana’diel

It appears that even the claims of Final Fantasy XI's story being finished were greatly exaggerated. That's not news, of course, but it...
Light up my room.

Wisdom of Nym: Everything we learned in Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.3 live letter

It's not exactly a secret to people who follow my presence on various feeds that I'm not doing great right now emotionally, but the...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...
These guys.

Final Fantasy XI’s newest login campaign offers you a bed for moogles

Unfortunately for dedicated Final Fantasy XI players,the latest login campaign for FFXI does not give you a bed made of moogles. In fact,...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI plans for its July version update with more Odyssey content

The Final Fantasy XI team has gotten its groove back, although in this case "groove" mostly means "development cadence." Yes, the team is...
Contains some monsters.

Celestial Nights returns to Final Fantasy XI on June 30

Who wants swimsuits in Final Fantasy XI? That's what you'll be getting when the Celestial Nights event rolls around once again on June...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for
The arc of a journey.

Final Fantasy XI deploys its anniversary event and its June update to the live servers

Players had to wait a little bit longer for Final Fantasy XI's anniversary event this year, due to the whole... global pandemic thing. Fortunately,...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: An entirely accurate and unassailable history of pet classes in MMORPGs

Pet classes! They're a very important part of MMORPGs, the opportunity to not just go into combat alone but to march in alongside a...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: So, if there is a Final Fantasy XVI…

It's been about a year since I wrote about Naoki Yoshida's mystery project, which still has not actually been announced in any way...

Phantasy Star Online 2 is a fun treasure buried under antique contrivances and inconveniences

When I first booted up Phantasy Star Online 2, the only way to get to a suite of visual options that included making...
And then it explodes.

Final Fantasy XI kicks off its Beat the Heat campaign on June 11

All heat must be beaten in Final Fantasy XI starting on June 11th. No, that's not when the game is adding some sort of...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...
Mossy.

Final Fantasy XI brings back the Sunshine Seeker event on May 29

It's hard to be a plant in Final Fantasy XI, especially a walking one. After all, people are no doubt looking at you...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI wishes its players well for its anniversary and looks to events and story soon

Saturday marked the 18-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XI from its original release in Japan, and that's a pretty big milestone. Unfortunately, it...

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