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Final Fantasy XI: Rhapsodies of Vana’diel

Last month saw the release of the final chapter in Final Fantasy XI‘s latest add-on scenario, Rhapsodies of Vana’diel.  This scenario marks the end of all new storyline/expansion content for the game. In the eyes of most players, Rhapsodies serves as a sunset for a game that has been loved for over a decade. As promised, […]

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Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin

In March of 2013, Final Fantasy XI saw what would end up being it’s final full expansion ever: Seekers of Adoulin. Announced at a time when players had accepted the expectation that their beloved game had been all but abandoned, the news that XI would be a getting a new expansion came as quite a shock. SoA was more than […]

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Final Fantasy XI: Add-On and Abyssea Scenarios

Two years after Wings of the Goddess, FFXI players were getting antsy for new content. Square Enix had already announced a new MMO in the Final Fantasy series and many players were concerned that their long loved game was slowly being abandoned. Finally in 2009, SE announced three small “downloadable scenarios” for Final Fantasy XI: […]

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Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess

Merely a year after the ToAU expansion was released, players of Final Fantasy XI were treated to yet another expansion: Wings of the Goddess. For me, this was a release that I was really looking forward to. By the time WotG reached the store shelves, the game was in it’s prime but was starting to show […]

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Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan

Spring of 2006 brought the third expansion to Final Fantasy XI; Treasures of Aht Urhgan. This release added a whole new continent to explore, along with the addition of three new Advanced Jobs: Corsair, PuppetMaster and Blue Mage. The new areas included in ToAU all had an Arabian flair to them which was a vast […]

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Final Fantasy XI: The Chains of Promathia

About a year after Final Fantasy XI reached the shores of the USA, the Chains of Promathia expansion pack was released. In between the time that I first played the game and CoP became available, my personal life had undergone quite a few changes. I changed careers, bought a house, and had a child. But by […]

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Final Fantasy XI: FFXI Beta and Rise of the Zilart

So, in the last post I talked a bit about Square’s online ambitions with the PlayOnline Service, so now let’s actually discuss the game that PlayOnline was really designed for, Squaresoft’s first MMO entry in the Final Fantasy series: Final Fantasy XI. I remember the day I first heard that there was going to be […]

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Hub Post: Final Fantasy XI

Continuing with my Final Fantasy series playthrough, we are brought to an interesting entry. Final Fantasy XI. The first online massive multiplayer game in the franchise. I’ve mentioned before, that I don’t like to “review” MMO games. This is because the content of the game itself changes rapidly and, as a player, your overall experience […]

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Game News | Nostalgia

Rise of the MMOs – Part 1

The nineties were a truly epic time for gaming. This decade saw many changes in the home console market. Handheld gaming became mainstream. And of course, PC gaming took off at a rapid pace. With the ever growing popularity of the internet, a new concept in gaming began to rise to the surface: online connectivity. The first online […]

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