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MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 10/28/03)  | Pub:Square Enix
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Final Fantasy XI News

Latest Headlines for Final Fantasy XI

  • Wings of the Goddess Expansion Tour

    In a recent Final Fantasy XI media tour,'s Carolyn Koh had the opportunity for a look a the last major update that brings the final chapters of the Wings of the Goddess story arc to a close. Between the September update and the update coming in December, FFXI players will have a lot to do to hit level 99. Check out Carolyn's thoughts about her media tour and then comment below.

    Reported on Nov 18, 2010
  • Vision of Abyssea Media Tour

    Final Fantasy XI is one of the most enduring MMOs currently on the market. Developer Square Enix has not failed to deliver regular content and updates. Recently, reporter Carolyn Koh had the opportunity to take a media tour of the latest area to be added: Abyssea, a new level 75+ zone with new armor, spells, skills, job adjustments and new areas to explore.

    Reported on Jul 26, 2010
  • June Version Update, Visions of Abyssea Scenario Now Live

    The June version update for Final Fantasy XI went live this week, which bumps the level cap to 80, adds numerous new quests, introduces the new Walk of Echoes zone, removes caps from Chains of Promathia zones, and of course includes the requisite balance tweaks and bug fixes.

    Reported on Jun 25, 2010
  • Visions of Abyssea Trailer

    Square Enix has released the debut trailer for the upcoming Visions of Abysseaa add on scenario to Final Fantasy XI. Launching of June 21st, Visions of Abyssea is the first of three add-on scenarios set to launch this year, and will include the first bits of new content intended for level 75+ players.

    Reported on Jun 11, 2010
  • Accounts Compromised

    Following what was to be a standard monthly update to Final Fantasy XI's game registration servers were a few days of technical issues afflicting Square Enix's customer support. The source? A breach of security that may have resulted in the "disclosure of a limited number of PlayOnline IDs, passwords and user account data."

    Reported on Jun 08, 2010
  • Chains of Promathia Level Restrictions to be Lifted

    The Chains of Promathia expansion is both beloved and maligned by many a FFXI fan, loved because it offers some of the most interesting content in the game, and maligned due to the fact the content is spread across several different areas and instances that are all capped at differing level tiers (30, 40, 50, and 60) which presents a number of annoyances to players looking to complete the content. Those days will soon come to an end, however.

    Reported on May 25, 2010
  • Visions of Abyssea Teaser Site Live

    Visions of Abyssea, the first of three post level cap bump add-ons scheduled to release this year now has an official home in the form of a basic teaser site similar to ones we've seen for previous add-ons to the game.

    Reported on May 19, 2010
  • Beginning the Journey Again's Eric Barnett returns to Vana'diel to see how the game has evolved since he's been gone and delivers his report.

    Reported on Apr 23, 2010
  • March Update Media Tour's Carolyn Koh recently took part in a media tour of Final Fantasy XI, showcasing the game's March updates and discussing briefly its future in the face of FFXIV.

    Reported on Apr 19, 2010
  • March Update Now Live

    The March version update to Final Fantasy XI is now live! The update includes the addition of Odin and Alexander summons previously mentioned at VanaFest 2010, as well as new Wings of the Goddess storyline missions, the usual job tweaks, this time for the Puppetmaster, Summoner and Beastmaster, and lots more.

    Reported on Mar 23, 2010
  • VanaFest '10: New Scenarios Announced; Level Cap Increased

    For those doubting the future of Final Fantasy XI due to recent rumors floating about, fear not! At this year's VanaFest, which celebrated eight years of Final Fantasy XI, Square Enix announced a whopping three new scenarios for the venerable MMOG which will all release this year. In addition to the three new scenarios, Final Fantasy XI will also see a bump in level cap to level 99 and the introduction of Odin and Alexander summons for players to call on in battle.

    Reported on Mar 01, 2010
  • Report: Shutting Down This Year?

    MMOSite is reporting on a rumor that Final Fantasy XI may be shutting down this year. The rumor originates from a "Japanese game media" that has published the supposed public admittance from a Square Enix employee that Final Fantasy XI would be shutting down this year due to the release of Final Fantasy XIV.

    Reported on Feb 22, 2010
  • A Shantotto Ascension Hands On Report

    New contributor Christina Gonzalez reports from a recent Hands-On preview of Final Fanatsy XI's most recent update: A Shantotto Ascension.

    Reported on Dec 28, 2009
  • Starlight Celebration Begins Dec. 18

    Square Enix has announced that this year's Starlight Celebration will begin on Friday, December 18th and continue through Thursday, Decemmber 31st. However, the Smilebringer Boot Camp will continue past the event end date, though in a somewhat altered form. The Smile sergeants will be garbed in different outfits, charge a participation fee, and offer different rewards.

    Reported on Dec 14, 2009
  • Mog Bonanza Returns This December

    Square Enix has announced that the Mog Bonanza lottery will return to FFXI on December 24th, 2009! On December 24th, all characters who have been active for at least 45 days will be able to purchase a Mog Marble which is inscribed with a set of five numbers. On January 29th, 2010, the winning numbers will be announced and players will be awarded prizes based on the amount of numbers matched.

    Reported on Nov 25, 2009
  • Is FFXI Doomed? Correspndent Joseph Lavender takes a quick look at what might happen with Final Fantasy XI when its quasi-sequel Final Fantasy XIV is finally released. Will the game live or die?

    Reported on Nov 24, 2009
  • Ultimate Collection Now on Steam!

    The Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection is now available on Steam for $19.99. The new compilation pack contains the standard 30 days of free game time, all four expansions released for FFXI to date (Rise of the Zilart® Chains of Promathia®, Treasures of Aht Urhgan®, Wings of the Goddess®) as well as all three add-on scenarios released for the game this year (A Crystalline Prophecy, A Moogle Kupo d'Etat, A Shantotto Ascension).

    Reported on Nov 16, 2009
  • Version Update, Shantotto Ascension Live

    The November Version Update for Final Fantasy XI is now live! This latest game update introduces a number of major additions to Final Fantasy XI including new Wings of the Goddess quests, updates to the Mobiln Maze Mongers, a bevy of major job changes, and numerous other tweaks. Also launching with today's update is the "A Shantotto Ascension" add-on scenario, so if you've pre-purchased the add-on you should be able to download and jump right into it!

    Reported on Nov 09, 2009
  • Evolith System Unveiled

    Coming along with the many features to be introduced with this month's version update will be a new "Evolith" system just unveiled today. Evolith are stones that can be used to slot into gear conferring powerful bonuses. The stones are obtained through "hunt regimes" targeted at NM's or notorious monsters. A new crafting discipline called synergy will allow for players to etch up to three Evolith slots into their equipment, as well.

    Reported on Nov 05, 2009
  • Presales Begin for A Shantotto Ascension

    Pre-sales for "A Shantotto Ascension" the third and final entry to the three part scenario series to be released for Final Fantasy XI this year have begun today. The scenario is priced at $9.99 and is available for purchase to PlayOnline users through the PlayOnline Viewer. The actual download for the add-on will become available on the game's release date of Tuesday, November 9th, 2009.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2009
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