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

One Shots: Exterior design by nature

We've all witnessed plenty of examples of intriguing fantasy architecture and urban design in MMOs. But one style of design that I think is...
It's the final incremental update.

Final Fantasy XI prepares job buffs and chat filters while waiting on story and Sortie updates

As promised before, Final Fantasy XI will not include new Voracious Resurgence content with its February patch. This was a known quantity. Unfortunately, some...

Final Fantasy XI brings Valentione’s Day around once again

Like Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI celebrates Valentione's Day. Unlike FFXIV, however, FFXI does not ask you to talk with some elf (elezen/elvaan,...
Mumor has looked better.

Final Fantasy XI takes a look at Michael-Christopher Koji Fox’s history

Fans of Final Fantasy XIV are familiar with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as the head of translation and localization, a constant presence at fan festivals...
I vant you to keel tunnel moose.

Final Fantasy XI launches its January version update today

If your metric for daily excitement is based on how much new content you have to go through in online Final Fantasy games, you...

Vague Patch Notes: Embracing limited-time content modes in MMOs

Today's column was inspired by a discussion in work chat about limited-time game modes - specifically, the idea of something like that in World...
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Final Fantasy XI previews its January update with more Voracious Resurgence

The Voracious Resurgence arc in Final Fantasy XI is nearing its climax, with chapter 10 of the story coming out with the game's next...
For you it's all in a day.

Final Fantasy XI director teases ‘thrilling conclusion’ to current storyline

Final Fantasy XI Game Director Yoji Fujito jumped on the horn this past New Year's Day to recap the not-so-dormant MMORPG's 2022 and look...

Vague Patch Notes: A wake for the MMOs that were

2022 is nearly over, and for me, at least, it's been an incredibly challenging year full of some really dark points. This is the...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2022

This has been a pretty challenging year for a lot of reasons, and my 2022 in Choose My Adventure certainly didn't feel any different...

Final Fantasy XI’s December update is here along with a discount and return campaign

The bad news for Final Fantasy XI players is that the story content originally planned for this version update was delayed until January 2023,...
It's the same basic bench.

Final Fantasy XI turns on the Starlight Celebration once again on December 16

Do you have a holiday bench yet in Final Fantasy XI? Your chance to get one yet again is arriving on December 16th as...
Trying to find a hammer.

Wisdom of Nym: A completely groundless hope about our next destination for Final Fantasy XIV

Normally when I do speculation columns - about Final Fantasy XIV or really anything else under the sun - I'm doing so for a...

The MOP Up: Another look back at Final Fantasy XI’s history

Final Fantasy XI continued its series of retrospective interviews, this time sitting down with former GM Toshio Murouchi to talk about the history and...

Final Fantasy XI brings the Alter Ego Extravaganza around once again

These days, a lot of the content you explore in Final Fantasy XI will be done with alter egos, because Trust magic has become...
Voyage onward.

Wisdom of Nym: What’s the future of Final Fantasy XIV’s story arcs?

In August of 2013, the Final Fantasy XIV relaunch happened and did basically every thing you should not do with any sort of long-format...

Final Fantasy XI releases its November update with more story and more Sortie opponents

You there! Do you play Final Fantasy XI? If not, go play it until you're ready to do Sortie content! We'll see you for...
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Final Fantasy XI previews more Voracious Resurgence story and new Sortie opponents

We're about halfway through the Final Fantasy XI 20th anniversary celebration at this point because the developers have really put all their eggs into...

Choose My Adventure: Running face-first into the brick wall that is Neocron

It's not often an MMO makes me ragequit, but hoo baby did I ever do that with Neocron. I'll digest on why I think I...

Final Fantasy XI’s Koichi Ishii reminisces on the origins of the game

If you love or hate skillchains in Final Fantasy XI, Koichi Ishii is the one to credit with them. Another interview on the game's...