Square Enix has released official media for Final Fantasy XI's Adoulin no Makyou expansion pack (known in English as "Seekers of Adoulin").
That sucks for people on the ps2. SE should put it all on psn. i'd buy it and even play it again.
I bought their last "expansion" bundle.... It's absolutely sad how terribly dead the game is unless you're level capped. Needless to say I quit when I could not get a party in the Dunes.
I just came back about a month ago and things have vastly changed... Whether for better or worse it's hard to say. Parties do not happen the way you remember them... I have a friend in here who started leveling his WHM lsast night @30 and who is now 95. I can't explain it all in this little post obviously... You may want to take a look though. It's interesting to say the least. One month back: 87RDM 75WAR 49NIN 49WHM 46BLM 35THF
I recently played FFXI again No Dunes party needed any more with FoV and especially GoV. I went from low teens to high 40's in a single night doing a level-synched GoV book burn in Gusgen Mines. And then Abyssea is crazy exp / merits. You really level TOO fast. Like so fast, people don't know how to play their jobs or even use their job abilities at level 99. Plus they constantly make limit break quests easier. It's fun, but definitely different from what the game used to be when it first came out. But hey, people beotched about the time sync / grind. It really is accessible to new players now, and LS' will help you out too. At least that's what I found.
I guess the reasoning for fast leveling is to get as many people doing end-game content as possible. Can't blame em. SE seem to be doing the same thing with XIV by allowing easy PLing and only adding end-game content to XIV.
Whoa.. I gotta finish getting my 90 Almace now.
Yep game is dead, still the best mmo I've played so I'll just wait for FFXIV 2.0 Q1.
Do yourself a favour (quite seriously) and look into Guild Wars 2. As a gamer and a MMO fan, you owe it to yourself.
wait people actually played this? This was the game that should have been a clear example why Final fantasy should never be an mmo
I played this game for years ( and I had a lot of fun. It was the most important experience in my gaming life. I add that I think FFXI is/was much better than WoW ) and I never saw what the problem with the name. It's just a sterile polemic, a NONEXISTENT problem: a name can' t change the quality level of a product, neither a name can afflict the later made products quality. This is a clear example of fanboysm and/or a passion for the pointless controversy, because there is no logic link. I' ve been a big fan of many FF ( FFVII, FFVIII, NOT FFIV because I did not like the characters but I can' t say it was a bad game, FFX was a pure gem, FFXII was very good, FFXIII the worst JRPG ever ... obviously in my opinion ). Stop with this nonsense, it does not make you look smart.
"This is a clear example of fanboysm and/or a passion for the pointless controversy, because there is no logic link." If i was a fanboy then I would say it's the greatest game ever or that the only ff is ff7. FF11 and 14 should not exist, they are terribly designed and just play bad,not to mention the lack of story. I also find it funny that you say 13 is bad but 10 is great seeing as there level up system are similar. 13 was also no different from any other ATB battle system, it was just more sped up and made you think more strategically. 7...is my least favorite since I played it when it came out and 10 was pretty good (though not one of my favorites, it's enjoyable). I played 11 as well and was disgusted by how poor it was, luckily I knew the store workers so they let me get my money back. 14 I played the beta and that was all I needed to be done with that game.
Your comment is a clear example of why people shouldn't fabricate assumptions out of thin air. Do you mind telling me why you (mistakenly) believe that there shouldn't be MMOs under the FF name? Does it ruin the other games somehow or something? Or is there something about FF that you believe impossible to represent in an MMO? Anyway, you're very wrong. They still come out with expansions for it. It's died down significantly, but still has tens of thousands of players, 10 years later.
It shouldn't be in the main series in the very least.The game is just terrible and an embarrassing to the series. Like Crystal Chronicles is a spin off but dose not intrude on the main series (not saying CC was bad though I enjoyed them) it's its own series. Like I said before how am I a fanboy if I am saying that I played the game and along with many many people I know, dislike the game. By even arguing that is showing you are the fanboy, I as well as again many many people I know played, and absolutely hated the game. It has a terrible battle system, no story and terrible quality. Fanboys proclaim that the game is the only and best game in the world like ff7 fanboys...which like my other post was my least favorite, I don't even count the online ones as real games
Is "fanboy" your go-to or something? So the thousands of people across the globe who have been playing it for years are nothing more than fanboys? You don't think it's even remotely possible that in all that time they found legitimate value in a game that you dismissed quickly enough to get a refund on? It's an MMO, it takes time to excel at and to learn the way things work. FFXI had* a reputation for being brutal on players. Those that were receptive and could hack it found a very challenging and rewarding game there, whose combat system (contrary to your 5-day professional analysis) was full of depth and flexibility when thoroughly explored. Those who couldn't got tfo. Your accusations of it not having a story are probably the most impotent of all. Do you expect the various plotlines of an MMO to reveal themselves to you and progress that quickly? Come on man. And what's the embarrassment? Since IX (and with VIII too) there has been a large section of the supposed FF fanbase that do nothing but crap on every game that comes out anyway, so whose honor are you rushing in defense of? Are FFXI and XIV making it hard for XIII to enjoy the prestige it would otherwise possess? Since it's a series of shifting settings with only certain persistent elements, I'd say XI does a great job of living up to the FF name. Both in style/content and in quality. Proof? Continued support for a subscription-based MMO after 10 years. You already admitted to not-knowing what you're talking about with this, I don't know why you keep arguing. You didn't even know the game was a success until today.
the servers for this game have been up for longer than I have expected...however I will never play a game that requires monthly fees
Part of what made the game fun was getting to 75 when i played. It wasn't supose to be easy. I quit a month after they added dancer. My SAM was pimped out,I spent a good while with TAL HNM LS beating sea gods and sky gods. It was good times and even to this day i miss it a great deal but from what i here it's nothing like it use to be. Sounds like they made everything easy. I think i remember it for what it use to be.
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