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

Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 great ways to lose new players from your MMO

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MMOs require new blood. Not exclusively or anything; you can keep an MMO going for quite some time on existing happy players. But existing...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 374: Star Citizen, one decade later

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Justin and Bree discuss the state of Star Citizen, Final Fantasy XI's 20th birthday, Guild Wars 2's Sky Pirates, DDO's Isle of Dread, and EVE Online's EVE Anywhere, plus a mailbag topic on struggling with single-player games in the wake of MMOs.

Choose My Adventure: Sampling a quick serving of player creativity in City of Heroes Rebirth

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Even though City of Heroes Rebirth is a smaller rogue server in comparison to others out there, I was happy to notice that there...
Burn it down!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the risk of job overload

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All right, let's start this column with a little thought exercise. I want you to come up with a weapon and a general flow...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI developers plan a Reddit AMA for next week

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The Final Fantasy XI team is still not the best at talking to the game's North American fanbase, but it's getting better. (Getting better...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

Vague Patch Notes: A look back at my start in Final Fantasy XI, many years later

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It is the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI this week. Not the 20th anniversary of the game being in the US, and thus...

Choose My Adventure: Some classic mission running in the City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server

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So yes, it would appear that missions are indeed the most rewarding thing to do in City of Heroes: Rebirth. That would probably be the...
We still care.

Final Fantasy XI welcomes its 20-year anniversary today

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As of today, it's been two decades since Final Fantasy XI first launched in Japan, which makes this a pretty notable anniversary for the...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...
Do you hear what I hear?

Final Fantasy XI releases its May version update and unveils a new event

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The new May update for Final Fantasy XI has arrived, and you have to go help out Maat. Sure, the guy had been a...
Ram moo

Final Fantasy XI prepares a variety of appreciation campaigns for players starting on Wednesday

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The 20-year birthday for Final Fantasy XI is coming up really soon, with May 16th marking the date. And as is expected for any sort of...

Choose My Adventure: Final Fantasy XI’s PlayOnline decides to not let me play online

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This was not how I was expecting to return to Final Fantasy XI. I always knew about the completely goofball account system that is...
Dolls!

Final Fantasy XI outlines its May update for its 20-year anniversary month

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Oh boy! Can you believe that May is the 20th anniversary for Final Fantasy XI? That's a big milestone, and it deserves a big celebration,...
Over and over again.

Final Fantasy XIV’s collaboration event with Final Fantasy XI is live today

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At this point, Final Fantasy XIV has crossed over with most of the games in the franchise. You might be wondering where the crossovers were...
Trying to find a hammer.

Wisdom of Nym: First impressions of Final Fantasy XIV Newfound Adventure’s content

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I'm not going to lie: I don't like having to wait for my tribal quests. I recognize that might seem more than a little...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

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A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...
You are boring and your stuff is boring.

Final Fantasy XI adds more Voracious Resurgence with its April version update

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One thing that almost no Final Fantasy XI player would say at this point is that the game has a dearth of content related to...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI plans for more story and new gear in its April version update

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The next version update for Final Fantasy XI is bringing in some new story for players. That's not exactly a surprise; if you've been paying...

Massively Overthinking: How long should MMO expansions be?

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Star Wars The Old Republic's Legacy of the Sith struggled for many reasons, but the one I've seen echoed over and over is that...
It's a tiny little sprout thing. It might kill you.

Final Fantasy XI looks back at developing the story for its three nation-states at launch

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It might be easy to forget with another Square-Enix MMORPG being everyone's focus in the storytelling department, but Final Fantasy XI has been doing the...

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