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

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...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI offers free login goodies for players with two campaigns

We've already talked about how Final Fantasy XI had had to delay some anniversary fun, but that's not the same as removing all of...
You may leave school, but it never leaves you.

Vague Patch Notes: Player vs. class in Final Fantasy XI

I had finally hit level 41 on Red Mage in Final Fantasy XI. That was when the world changed, and if you played the...
We still care.

Final Fantasy XI explains the delay of its anniversary event

It's easy to forget for North American players, but Final Fantasy XI's actual anniversary is in May, since it took a little while before...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: What awaits in Final Fantasy XIV’s relic battleground?

We don't know just how long it's going to be before we're all chilling out in the battlefield for Final Fantasy XIV's next relic...
Sort of like jingles.

Final Fantasy XI offers you a nice bowl of fresh tomatoes for its May login campaign

Do you want to bite into a nice, fresh tomato? That's disgusting. Your eating habits are disgusting and... no, no, I promised that I...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...
Ahem.

New pictures hint at the potential look of Final Fantasy XI’s mobile version

Remember ages ago, when we first heard about Final Fantasy XI getting a mobile version in collaboration with Nexon? Remember how we've barely...
Gather together.

Final Fantasy XI’s anniversary content is being pushed to the future from its May update

May is the month of Final Fantasy XI's anniversary, but the content that was meant to accompany it is going to have to...

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