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

Take care.

Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we intentionally avoid

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A few weeks back, I read a Twitter thread about people who avoid specific games and types of games, and the folks chiming in...
We have eggs! Eggs you smashed. Jerks.

Final Fantasy XI gives players a shot at winning the Shadowlord’s sword for a month

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The Shadowlord: First major villain of Final Fantasy XI, owner of a tragic backstory, leader of beastmen, and wielder of an absolutely killer sword....
Work on a team.

Vague Patch Notes: How platform considerations impact MMOs

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It wasn't until I had been working in this field for a while - and as a result playing a lot of different MMOs...

The Soapbox: Stubborn MMO players are sleeping on autoplay mechanics

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Autoplay, huh. What is it good for? Absolutely something! I'll say it again: There is value in autoplay. It's got such a bad reputation...
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Balance in MMOs is overrated

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Earlier this week, we did a post all about balance in Crucible. It was a detailed post explaining all of the ways that the...

Final Fantasy XI’s Voracious Resurgence arc is live as Square teases the Sunbreeze Festival

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The devs of Final Fantasy XI don't seem to really appreciate what "maintenance mode" is understood to mean, judging by the new pieces of...
It continues.

Final Fantasy XI: The Voracious Resurgence gets its own teaser site

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It turns out that Final Fantasy XI will just keep going forever. The game has been pumping out monthly updates reliably ever since its...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s August update includes the first new storyline after Rhapsodies of Vana’diel

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It appears that even the claims of Final Fantasy XI's story being finished were greatly exaggerated. That's not news, of course, but it is...
FAREWELL!

Wisdom of Nym: Everything we learned in Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.3 live letter

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It's not exactly a secret to people who follow my presence on various feeds that I'm not doing great right now emotionally, but the...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

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When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...
These guys.

Final Fantasy XI’s newest login campaign offers you a bed for moogles

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Unfortunately for dedicated Final Fantasy XI players,the latest login campaign for FFXI does not give you a bed made of moogles. In fact, it's...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

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Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list of...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI plans for its July version update with more Odyssey content

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The Final Fantasy XI team has gotten its groove back, although in this case "groove" mostly means "development cadence." Yes, the team is back...
Contains some monsters.

Celestial Nights returns to Final Fantasy XI on June 30

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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 30th,...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

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MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for Lord of...
Work on a team.

Final Fantasy XI deploys its anniversary event and its June update to the live servers

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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...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

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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

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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…

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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 and...

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