final fantasy xi

Official Site: Final Fantasy XI
Studio: Square Enix
Launch Date: May 16, 2002 (in de facto maintenance mode as of November 10, 2015)
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Subscription
Platform: PC, PS2, Xbox 360

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...

The MOP Up: TERA’s Valkyrie goes to console while Vainglory comes to PC

No matter what platform you're on, there's good stuff coming your way! TERA's Valkyrie update is finally making the jump to Xbox One...
Chansu.

Final Fantasy XI is giving a lot of jobs a patch of power for the holidays

The Starlight Celebration is heading to Final Fantasy XI as it does every year, but players are getting a different sort of present with...
Not paying attention is not a mark of honor.

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Thanksgiving 2018

Unlike with Halloween and Christmas, it seems like MMORPG developers never quite know what to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Vastly fewer games celebrate...
I know when I'm not wanted.

Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...
git gudder

Final Fantasy XI wants you to catch up in November

You may not be caught up to all of the leveling you can do in Final Fantasy XI, but let's be fair, there...

MassivelyOP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2018

Whether or not you consider yourself too old to put on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance ("HULK PRANCE") around the neighborhood...
so spoopy

Final Fantasy XI prepares for the spooktacular Harvest Festival

So, how do you manage to make things feel spooky in a game like Final Fantasy XI when you have an entire expansion...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot allows name, gender, and race changes

Dark Age of Camelot is testing its next major patch, and it has a major surprise in store for its playerbase. "Patch 1.125...
Yes, this is one such alt.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO systems that encourage alts

Here's how much I like having alts: I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. Two games which are...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: What can datamining tell us about the next Final Fantasy XIV job?

The datamining for Final Fantasy XIV is difficult, because the game is remarkably spare when it comes to pointers for the future. Most...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s October update finally addresses Besieged issues

The launch of Final Fantasy XI's third expansion, Treasures of Aht Urhgan, took place in 2006. Part of the launch was the inclusion...
We're not counting your game dying as death here.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...
I'm important!

Vague Patch Notes: Trickle-down metagames in MMORPGs

A while back, there was an interesting set of data coming out of a discussion about Overwatch. The discussion was about the concept...
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port

Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: My favorite MMORPG names

Stuff in MMOs has names. That's... like, a defining feature. We all know that. These games have titles, and they have expansions, and they...
The cycle.

Final Fantasy XI’s September patch lets you make your most powerful weapons even stronger

You've mastered your job in Final Fantasy XI. You have your most powerful weapons in hand. You are decked out in powerful gear....
Not quite.

Wisdom of Nym: Why subjobs wouldn’t work with Final Fantasy XIV

I would say that I don't mention my affection for Final Fantasy XI often enough, but the fact is that I mention it...

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