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Final Fantasy XI ends its run on consoles

Raise a sword and salute Final Fantasy XI for its truly impressive run as a console MMO since 2002. The title is ending...
BEAST

Wisdom of Nym: Affection for Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes

I really like the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV. I'm also very happy that we don't get to play them and probably...

Perfect Ten: Most notable console MMORPGs to date

It used to be that hunting for a console MMORPG was one of the most fruitless endeavors known to gamers. The PC was where...
Hey, it's okay.

Final Fantasy XI invites former console players to switch to the Windows client

It's just about time to say goodbye to Final Fantasy XI on consoles. Service on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 will be...

Final Fantasy XI prepares to shut down its console service

Stand at attention, players, and pay your respects. Final Fantasy XI is marching down its final weeks of operation on the Xbox...
It doesn't stop.

Perfect Ten: Awesome (and unique) MMORPG classes

Class-based systems are one of those holdovers from tabletop RPGs that work surprisingly well in MMOs. I basically put up with class systems in...
Ice cold.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2 is a return to form

I've expressed my misgivings about Final Fantasy XIV's first major post-expansion patch before. It wasn't terrible, but it didn't really hook me...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: What you need to know before you play an older MMORPG

I cut my teeth on MMOs with the launch of Final Fantasy XI in America. My roommate in college was interested in the...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO podcasts

Podcasts are certainly splendid means of feeding one's MMO interests and keeping in touch with the news and community. It's always great to hear...

Perfect Ten: MMO problems we don’t really have these days

The weird thing about our perception of time is that we don't always realize just how much things are changing around us unless we...
Here we continue.

Final Fantasy XI’s February version update is live

The history of Final Fantasy XI gives you many opportunities to upgrade your weaponry. Did you think you were done just because the...
nothing worked

Final Fantasy XI prepares for its February version update

The story of Final Fantasy XI has come to a close, but the developers aren't done giving players stuff to do. The game's...
So much value.

Perfect Ten: The 10 best MMORPG updates and expansions of 2015

There is no way we can list all of the great updates in a given year. It's not possible. We are always going to...

The best MMO deals in the Steam winter 2015 sale

It's the holiday season! A time for cuddling up before a cozy fire, enjoying loved ones, sharing memories, and... just kidding. It's time to...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI outlines its plans for 2016

For a game that's heading into its maintenance mode, Final Fantasy XI is remaining quite active. Previous announcements had confirmed that the game...
Appreciable?

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio maintains the best community presence?

Last week, when the Massively staff was debating internally which MMO company deserved our best MMO studio of 2015 award, I argued that overseas...
Appreciable?

Final Fantasy XI adds Unity shirts and jump emotes (and actual content)

After more than a decade of operation, Final Fantasy XI has finally added jumping. Sort of. You still can't use it to reach...
Appreciable?

Final Fantasy XI preps for its December version update

Here comes another update for Final Fantasy XI! "Wait, didn't that have its last update already?" you ask. No, it had its final...
LET'S HOLIDAY THIS UP

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the Final Fantasy XIV and Square-Enix fan

Saying that someone is a fan of Final Fantasy doesn't necessarily say a whole lot. The series has been running for a long while,...
Cool.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs to be thankful for by type

It's been a while since I wrote a column that comes out on Thursdays, which means that it's also been a while since I've...

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