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

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...

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...

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...

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...

The MOP Up: Champions Online’s month-long anniversary bash (September 9, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Final Fantasy XI plans for weapon improvements with its next patch

Want to further augment some of the best weapons in Final Fantasy XI? The September version update is bringing along new improvements...

Vague Patch Notes: Casual no longer means anything in MMOs

Every time I see someone write something about casual players - including me because heavens know I've done it too - I feel a...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?

In a conversation about the recent Starflight 3 Fig campaign - which you won't see covered here since it's not multiplayer, but let...
Oh, hooray.

Final Fantasy XI will double up big rewards for its September events

If there are some objectives in Final Fantasy XI you still need to get done solo, you might want to wait just...
You will lose here.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the most needlessly obtuse stats

One of my favorite reviewers of tabletop RPGs at one point opined that percentile systems were one of the best tabletop mechanics possible, simply...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV hits the big five-year mark

Game anniversaries are a little weird. The anniversary we're celebrating now for Final Fantasy XIV is from its relaunch, not its original launch....
Oh no tentacles.

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for another return of the Rising

Every year, the residents of Eorzea in Final Fantasy XIV gather up to think back to the end of the world as part...