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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I have been playing MMOs with varying degrees of intensity for the past 12 years. That is really weird to me. It also means that...
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Final Fantasy XI releasing high-level remixes of classic battles with its next update

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The final update for Final Fantasy XI is due out in November, but there's life in the game yet before that happens, and there...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs coming soon to a pocket near you

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It may be true that interest in playing and developing mobile games has peaked, although personally I very much like mobile gaming. On the...
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Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

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One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like clicking...
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Final Fantasy XI’s August update arrives today

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The end is swiftly approaching for Final Fantasy XI - not a shutdown, but the end of the game's active story and content additions....
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Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on what comes next in Final Fantasy XIV

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Let me start by warning you fans of Final Fantasy XIV that this column may very well have spoilers, but that's all right because...

The MOP Up: Evil Island edition

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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...
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Final Fantasy XI previews the second part of its final story

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The next version update for Final Fantasy XI doesn't bring the end, but it does bring the continuation of the end. The second chapter...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO innovation we long for (or do we?)

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor BigMikeyOcho, who wants to talk innovation: "Sometimes when I play MMOs, I get the feeling that I'm...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

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Massively Overthinking: The language barriers of MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor XanadoX, who wants us to talk about "playing MMOs in another language: Korean, Japanese, or even...

Nexon revenues rise in early 2015

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After reading through Nexon's financial report for Q1 2015, one can imagine the company skipping along while whistling a merry tune. Yes, it's generally...
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Final Fantasy XI gets a new area

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Final Fantasy XI may be nearing maintenance mode after a long and illustrious career, but Square released details of a new explorable area for...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers, it...
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Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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Perfect Ten: The 10 things every MMO’s official site should have

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Are you ready to have you mind absolutely blown open? Because I have an astonishing truth to lay at your feet: While doing this...

Forsaken World is getting a mobile edition

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Global Chat: Are MMO players too mean to game developers?

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Here’s how Final Fantasy XI’s maintenance mode is going down

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Players of Final Fantasy XI are unlikely to be happy about the fact that the game has moved into maintenance mode for the future,...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a stripped-down mobile version of your favorite MMO?

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The (as of yet unspecified) plans to create a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI touches on a sore subject for me: the lack...

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