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

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Perfect Ten: What you need to know before you play an older MMORPG

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I cut my teeth on MMOs with the launch of Final Fantasy XI in America. My roommate in college was interested in the game,...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO podcasts

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Podcasts are certainly splendid means of feeding one's MMO interests and keeping in touch with the news and community. It's always great to hear...

Perfect Ten: MMO problems we don’t really have these days

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The weird thing about our perception of time is that we don't always realize just how much things are changing around us unless we...
Here we continue.

Final Fantasy XI’s February version update is live

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The history of Final Fantasy XI gives you many opportunities to upgrade your weaponry. Did you think you were done just because the game's...
Sort of like jingles.

Final Fantasy XI prepares for its February version update

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The story of Final Fantasy XI has come to a close, but the developers aren't done giving players stuff to do. The game's next...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2015

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It's become tradition to fare well the MMOs that sunsetted in the preceding year, but that wasn't always the case. At the beginning of 2015,...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: The 10 best MMORPG updates and expansions of 2015

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There is no way we can list all of the great updates in a given year. It's not possible. We are always going to...

The best MMO deals in the Steam winter 2015 sale

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It's the holiday season! A time for cuddling up before a cozy fire, enjoying loved ones, sharing memories, and... just kidding. It's time to...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI outlines its plans for 2016

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For a game that's heading into its maintenance mode, Final Fantasy XI is remaining quite active. Previous announcements had confirmed that the game was...
Appreciable?

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio maintains the best community presence?

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Last week, when the Massively staff was debating internally which MMO company deserved our best MMO studio of 2015 award, I argued that overseas studios...
Appreciable?

Final Fantasy XI adds Unity shirts and jump emotes (and actual content)

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After more than a decade of operation, Final Fantasy XI has finally added jumping. Sort of. You still can't use it to reach high...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: MMO Studio of the Year

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Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the best MMO studio of the year. Last year's award was won by SOE, you'll recall, a...
Appreciable?

Final Fantasy XI preps for its December version update

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Here comes another update for Final Fantasy XI! "Wait, didn't that have its last update already?" you ask. No, it had its final story...
LET'S HOLIDAY THIS UP

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the Final Fantasy XIV and Square-Enix fan

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Saying that someone is a fan of Final Fantasy doesn't necessarily say a whole lot. The series has been running for a long while,...
What can I say except ''you're welcome''

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs to be thankful for by type

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It's been a while since I wrote a column that comes out on Thursdays, which means that it's also been a while since I've...

The best MMO deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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You could give thanks on Thanksgiving, or gorge yourself on festive food alongside your bickering family members, but we say there's nothing like shopping from the comfort...

Massively Overthinking: Is IP-blocking in online games a necessary evil?

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This past week, news about Black Desert's IP blocking has reminded me once again how IP-blocking, region-locking, and the resulting isolated MMO communities are...
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Perfect Ten: How playing MMOs can make you a better person

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I like to think that I'm a better person now than I was when I first loaded up Final Fantasy XI. That's how long...
It was only a slight thing, always.

Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a Final Fantasy XI farewell through the end of the year

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Not everyone who is playing Final Fantasy XIV right now was originally playing Final Fantasy XI. For players who never explored Vana'diel, the new...
For you it's all in a day.

Final Fantasy XI’s producer bids farewell to the community

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After 13 years of development, Final Fantasy XI finally received its final major story update today with the November Version Update. Producer Akhiko Matsui...

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