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It's not a costume. They found me inside a meteor.

Final Fantasy XI brings out the Harvest Festival for another year of costumed antics

Players with long memories who were there for the Final Fantasy XI launch in North America no doubt recall that it coincided with the...
Let us pray.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve wanted to quit, but you couldn’t?

Very few of us are in a situation wherein large men are perched behind us claiming that something horrible will happen to our loved...
birb

Final Fantasy XI’s newest login campaign offers players autumnal decoration

Another month rolling in means another patch for Final Fantasy XI, but it also means a new set of login rewards available for...
Pictured? Not me.

Final Fantasy XI plans for Monk and Dragoon improvements in its October version update

Isn't it nice when you get something good by association? The next major patch for Final Fantasy XI is scheduled for October, and...
That's not a doll, guy.

Check out this video on the history of Final Fantasy XI’s development

Believe it or not, there was a time when the idea of having a Final Fantasy game as an MMO seemed like a radical departure...

Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

When studios go about making MMORPGs, risk comes along with the effect as a matter of course. The only question is how to reduce...
AITA?

Final Fantasy XI brings new Ambuscade challenges and a new high-level fight for the future

The end of Final Fantasy XI's fourth expansion is back. In high-tier battlefield form. Yes, the latest version update has arrived and brought...

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For...

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ Strike Force is all up in your face

Giant monster hunting isn't just a sacred duty of those sworn to protect that one blacksmith and his family, it's also a competition between...
Get in, losers, we're going exploring.

Perfect Ten: The fantasy MMO zone atlas

There are, let's face it, a limited number of different ways to design real-adjacent zones in any fantasy game. At the end of the...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert on the PlayStation 4 (and the PS Vita too!)

I needed a break from Black Desert after that disappointing enchant session I recounted in the last edition of the Desert Oasis column....
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...

Massively Overthinking: The first 10 minutes of an MMO

So here's the thing about Elder Scrolls games: Most of them start out with the same hook. From Morrowind to Oblivion to Skyrim, you...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s YoRHa raid

When we got the Return to Ivalice and Crystal Tower raid series in Final Fantasy XIV, it was very obvious where they were...
It's not a costume. They found me inside a meteor.

Final Fantasy XI’s newest login campaign offers three special limited items

Do you need to ride on a turtle in Final Fantasy XI? Do you need to place a fake treasure chest in your...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s August update has more job adjustments along with new Ambuscade instances and battles

Here's a change that will no doubt make players of Final Fantasy XI happy on multiple levels with the newest version update:...
Hey, it's okay.

Final Fantasy XI fires up a welcome back campaign for its summer celebrations

If it's been a while since you last stepped into Final Fantasy XI's Vana'diel, the developers would certainly like you to stop back...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...
Returns of at least moderate happiness.

Final Fantasy XI plans for Red Mage and Puppetmaster adjustments in its August version update

The many job adjustments of Final Fantasy XI are wrapping up when the game's August version update rolls around with a last...
Go pew.

Vague Patch Notes: Keeping it simple, oversimplification, and MMO design

People who have read my work for a while know that I really like tabletop roleplaying, and I have copies of two of my...

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