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« on: November 30, 2004, 08:00:46 PM »

**Edited to add:  Another update on December 9th.  Ifit's like last years we should get a great holiday celebration full of fireworks and other goodies.  Also, update patch notes includes most likely changing NM drops so that they are non-transferable.  This would eliminate a LOT of "camping", thus making it harder for gil sellers, a big problem in FFXI.  A whole slew of other new stuff is included as well, such as new quests, items, new ability for Thief, and so forth**

All this talk about which is better - WoW or EQII - and such is missing a BIG point!  Final Fantasy XI has been out for a little more than a year and has a lot of ideas/concepts from both!  We have an auction house too.  We can solo as well (Beastmaster job).  We sport pretty graphics.
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Okay maybe this is just an obvious attempt to stop all of the MMO players from thinking of just WoW or EQII.  But if you do play (which I highly doubt many people don't anymore   frown ) post your character name - world name - jobs.  Mine's in the sig.  Plus in this MMORPG forum I thought it wouldn't do any harm to have a FFXI thread anyways.

Here's to having more than TWO posts hopefully!  Hoo-wah!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 08:26:46 AM »

wow, this one really took off  icon_wink  anyways, looks like some new add ons are coming soon.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 05:54:00 PM »

Still contend this is the best MMO ever.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 08:26:02 PM »

it was fun, but if you ever let your account lapse they delete all your stuff and make you buy a new retail copy to start all over again.  This would be why I dont play and won't be playing the next Square MMO either.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 08:57:19 PM »

We considered FF for the Wanderers MMO experiment but EQ2 is just so much more casual friendly.  I never played it but I heard FF can get super grindy.  Hopefully 14 will be good.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 11:25:52 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on March 01, 2010, 08:26:02 PM

it was fun, but if you ever let your account lapse they delete all your stuff and make you buy a new retail copy to start all over again.  This would be why I dont play and won't be playing the next Square MMO either.

My poor little inactive account Taru Taru samurai.  May he rest in peace.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 11:41:19 PM »

Quote from: depward on March 01, 2010, 05:54:00 PM

Still contend this is the best MMO ever.

Sure, if you like near-enforced grouping and FOTM party compositions that you must adhere to in order to get into said groups.

For me it was one of the most disappointing MMO's ever.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 12:14:41 AM »

Quote from: Farscry on March 01, 2010, 11:41:19 PM

Quote from: depward on March 01, 2010, 05:54:00 PM

Still contend this is the best MMO ever.

Sure, if you like near-enforced grouping and FOTM party compositions that you must adhere to in order to get into said groups.

For me it was one of the most disappointing MMO's ever.

Did you play after the first year?
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 01:58:59 AM »

to do so he would have needed to rebuy it, that's why I didn't. slywink
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 03:15:34 AM »

If you quit the game you have to buy the software again?  I guess that's one way to try and keep people from leaving
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 03:36:01 AM »

I had skipped one month due to bills, then when I tried to continue my sub they explained that it wasn't possible.  Definitely a disappointment.  I MIGHT have rebought the game to continue if my characters would be accessible, but was told they were deleted when the account lapsed.  I had about 8 months played when it all happened.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 03:40:45 AM »

They will never get a penny from me then.  That is just wrong.
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 04:31:01 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on March 02, 2010, 03:36:01 AM

I had skipped one month due to bills, then when I tried to continue my sub they explained that it wasn't possible.  Definitely a disappointment.  I MIGHT have rebought the game to continue if my characters would be accessible, but was told they were deleted when the account lapsed.  I had about 8 months played when it all happened.

That is a tremendous pile of BS on Squares part. It basically means that only the hardcore will continue to play their game, thereby eliminating the casual gamer. Stupid business decision.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010, 04:33:19 AM »

It's a shame because the game itself was a lot of fun, but in an MMO you don't put months of playtime into a game with the chance that it's all gone when you take a break.  I can't think of any other company that deletes your characters, ever.  well, short of when they shut the servers down for the last time.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 03:19:18 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on March 02, 2010, 04:31:01 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 02, 2010, 03:36:01 AM

I had skipped one month due to bills, then when I tried to continue my sub they explained that it wasn't possible.  Definitely a disappointment.  I MIGHT have rebought the game to continue if my characters would be accessible, but was told they were deleted when the account lapsed.  I had about 8 months played when it all happened.
That is a tremendous pile of BS on Squares part. It basically means that only the hardcore will continue to play their game, thereby eliminating the casual gamer. Stupid business decision.

The game isn't for the casual gamer anyway, with their absolutely required grouping mechanics and absolutely retarded (and done NOWHERE ELSE IN THE INDUSTRY) decision to nuke your characters and your account almost immediately after you stop playing.

Seriously. Nobody does the deleting character thing. Period. You know why? CUSTOMERS WON'T RETURN.
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 06:32:06 PM »

Quote from: depward on March 02, 2010, 12:14:41 AM

Quote from: Farscry on March 01, 2010, 11:41:19 PM

Quote from: depward on March 01, 2010, 05:54:00 PM

Still contend this is the best MMO ever.

Sure, if you like near-enforced grouping and FOTM party compositions that you must adhere to in order to get into said groups.

For me it was one of the most disappointing MMO's ever.

Did you play after the first year?

Actually, yes. I tried it the first year, the second year, and the fourth year. It got progressively worse over time for an entry-level player.
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2012, 07:15:25 PM »

 A new Expansion due in 2013 to Celebrate 10 years

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Commemorating a decade of Final Fantasy XI, Vanafest 2012 revealed a new expansion for the MMO. Seekers of Adoulin will promise new lands, new tales, new jobs—including the "Geomancer," confirmed on the expansion's official site.

Check out its official trailer above. It's mostly text, though the background of the "new tales" clip might give you an idea of what's to come. That's followed by some work-in-progress in-world renders providing a look at what's to come. The expansion is coming in 2013 for PC and Xbox 360.

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2012, 07:26:13 PM »

Well there goes any chance of ever seeing Myto again slywink
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2012, 07:38:04 PM »

Seeing this game still pisses me off for the reasons I covered up thread.  So silly they actively prevent you from coming back easily.
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2012, 07:48:25 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on June 23, 2012, 07:38:04 PM

Seeing this game still pisses me off for the reasons I covered up thread.  So silly they actively prevent you from coming back easily.


Just a few months after i left they had this 6 months welcome back thing,where you could reactivate your characters up to 6 months after you left,not sure if that is still happening..but yeah the 1 month thing is shitty,especially how much work you put into your characters
EDIT:just looked it up,it was 3 months,and i think from the link below that its unavailable now
http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/campaign/wcb/index.html

Quote from: Teggy on June 23, 2012, 07:26:13 PM

Well there goes any chance of ever seeing Myto again slywink

She is with Forsaken Worlds now,she Left FF11 about a year after me(i think i left in 2007)
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2012, 08:01:11 PM »

so she has....

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forsaken FFXI?
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 08:26:58 PM »

YEAH!
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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2012, 03:28:33 PM »

unsurprisingly it turns out that FFXI is the most profitable in the franchise.
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 06:23:24 PM »

well i played for nearly 3 years(i was on PC at first),game cost £30 on PC and £40 on 360,monthly cost was £10(£8 or 9 quid and then an extra quid for an extra character)..so they got some £430 just off me  Tongue
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