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

Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV’s next limited job is (probably) not Pictomancer or Green Mage

Despite the fact that it is not coming out until significantly later, I'm willing to bet that a large part of the work for...
Do you hear what I hear?

The MOP Up: How about Final Fantasy XI’s new Vana’Bout?

Final Fantasy XI had a busy week with a November patch, that "includes changes to foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades, a new battlefield...
This. They're this.

Massively Overthinking: Pervasive old MMO ideas that aren’t really true

A while back, Eliot and I were discussing one of his columns, in which he noted that in the eldest of the elder MMOs,...
Dead on results.

Wisdom of Nym: The best stuff from Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 that’s already in the game

Whatever we were getting back from Final Fantasy XIV version 1.0 is already in the game. Period end. And let's be honest, there was...

The MOP Up: DCUO talks about its creative process

DC Universe Online Narrative Designer Lynnea Glasser recently sat down for an interview about the creative process behind the MMORPG and its new Justice...

Final Fantasy XI encourages players to take on more content with the Falling Into Autumn campaign

The back half of 2023 has been relatively quiet for Final Fantasy XI in terms of new content, but the game already does have...
Leave it alone, I'm chilling.

Final Fantasy XI fires up the Harvest Festival once again

Veterans of Final Fantasy XI are quite accustomed to the game's Harvest Festival by this point. There are both tricks and treats, and several...
He seems happy.

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s London Fan Festival

So we've gotten 67% of the way through the fan festival cycle for Final Fantasy XIV, and that means taking a certain degree of...
Coarse air.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival London reveals: Viper, zones, and Echoes of Vana’diel

It's time for more reveals for the Final Fantasy XIV fans in the audience as the London Fan Festival has begun, and that means...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: Myths about balance in MMOs

For some MMO players, "balance" is a dirty word. And I'm not going to lie, I can hardly blame them. If you're not a...

The MOP Up: Aion Classic finally gets its delicious revenge

Aion Classic unleashed Update 2.4: Stormwing's Revenge on its servers this past week: "Get ready to battle Stormwing and defeat Yamennes to loot heroic...

Final Fantasy XI tweaks monster locations and Ambuscade enemies in October

The monthly updates for Final Fantasy XI have definitely been smaller during the back half of the year, but that doesn't mean that they've...
There's a lesson here.

Vague Patch Notes: Why people can’t just ignore things they don’t want in MMORPGs

As I often do, I'm going to start this column with a bit of history. But in this particular case, it's a bit of...

The MOP Up: Soulframe releases a soundtrack tidbit

Soulframe fans starved to hear something -- anything -- about Digital Extremes' upcoming fantasy RPG were thrown an audio morsel this week in the...

Vague Patch Notes: The games industry arrogance cycle, in MMOs and elsewhere

Unity has fallen. Oh, sure, the company has rolled back the worst parts of its incredibly boneheaded "give us money for your successful game"...

Vague Patch Notes: So what actually kills MMO communities?

Since we're busy getting a front-row seat to World of Warcraft adding the dungeon finder again, only this time it's WoW Classic, we are...
This is some Michael Bay contrast.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining the Mamool Ja of Final Fantasy XIV

The Mamool Ja have been a feature of Final Fantasy XIV since the game's relaunch in 2013, so in a way it's kind of...

The MOP Up: World of Warcraft’s mighty banhammer strikes once more

World of Warcraft announced that it banned 145,566 accounts in August, saying, "All of these actions were for cheating or exploitation, which primarily result...
Hush up.

Final Fantasy XI is implementing boss difficulty selection for Sortie with its September version update

Upgrading your Prime Weapon in Final Fantasy XI is supposed to be hard. That's kind of the point. But there's also the fact that...

The MOP Up: Warhammer 40K Rogue Trader adds multiplayer coop

Turn-based CRPG Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader announced that it will be including coop multiplayer with its PC launch (there is no date yet set,...