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

Here we continue.

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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Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...

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...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first proper...
My life is not fun.

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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Could we be on the verge of an MMO mobile gaming revolution? Several mobile versions of Asian MMOs are in the making, including Aion...

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

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Is it too easy to forget that MMOs, like all video games, are made by people just like you and I? Belghast over at...
These guys.

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...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 7

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Justin and Bree discuss EVE Fanfest, ArcheAge's dolphingate, the PWE/Cryptic layoffs, Elder Scrolls Online's B2P relaunch, FFXI's maintenance mode, Guild Wars 2, and The Secret World, with mailbag questions on Sword Coast Legends and NWN.

Final Fantasy XI welcomes spring with this week’s update

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It's terribly hard to believe that it's already spring, particularly if you're watching a glacier slowly envelop your neighborhood in the northern hemisphere. Fortunately,...
Finding even a halfway decent screenshot of this game is a mathematical impossibility, I swear.

Wisdom of Nym: Exit Final Fantasy XI

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It's all over for Final Fantasy XI. Or it will be, anyhow. It was hard to imagine that the big Final Fantasy XI conference was...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs ‘sticky’ without vertical progression

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Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer Jersey C, who asks, If you were asked to design an MMORPG without vertical progression...
Let me try that thing on.

Final Fantasy XI halts updates this year with one last storyline

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How long should a game last? Final Fantasy XI has had an impressive run, but its glory days are indisputably past. That's why Square-Enix...
That's not a doll, guy.

Final Fantasy XI will hold a press conference on the future, but what will it say?

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Final Fantasy XI feels a bit neglected with all of the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's expansion, doesn't it? That's probably part of the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best bard?

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A player on Reddit recently asked one of the most pressing questions in the MMO genre today: "Where can I find a fun Bard-like...

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