Final Fantasy XI Boss Takes 24 Hours to Beat?

Gamervision reports:

''A new patch has added some new bosses to Final Fantasy XI, including the somewhat ridiculously resilient Pandemonium Warden. A guild named Beyond the Limitation attempted to take down the Warden, but had to quit after 18 Hours of combat. One of the guild leaders reported, "People were passing out and getting physically ill. We decided to end it before we risked turning into a horrible new story about how video games ruin people's lives."

They estimated that it would have taken an additional five or six hours to beat the Pandemonium Warden, and had to question their abilities in the game. The boss changed forms every few hours, and when they finally decided to call it quits, the enemy was in it's 20th form. They are also one of the only guilds to take down the highest-level boss in the game without glitching it, so they weren't screwing up the Warden battle.''

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buckethead_X3779d ago

and kind of messed up at the same time. People passed out and got physically ill? I'd appreciate it if games didn't get that kind of publicity at all.

kapedkrusader3779d ago

...that's exactly what happened to me when I heard FFXIII was going multi-plat at this years E3:)

Alvadr3779d ago (Edited 3779d ago )

I used to play FFXI I used to love it back in the day, leveled a few jobs past 50 and one at 65. But got bored and the game is wayyyyyyyy to hard.. Still look back and wonder why I out so much time and effort into this game, over 1000 hours or something. Which is nuts!!

The thought of doing a 24 hour boss battle in this game would drive me insane. WTF are Squeenix thinking, who on earth has this amount of time to invest in gaming.

f7897903779d ago

They are going to have to get everyone to wake up at the same time to beat that thing. Thats insane.

sumfood4u3778d ago

I gotta say FFXI had some Krazy Bosses an Long A$$ fights an Long Spawns. I luv FFXI i just hate having a 20~Minute Party, an waiting 4-6hours for a party if your not a Whm, Blm, or Bard/RDM. but thats my gist of it!

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mirroredderorrim3779d ago

While it sucks hard in terms of how their health was affected. This was the kind of boss fights I had always dreamed about. My only question, is why they couldn't have done this sooner? Such as when the game actually mattered.

PimpHandStrong3779d ago

Someone will die after they beat this boss

thats funny

My longest boss batle was The End in MGS3! Took me 45min! I know you can beat him faster but i was all into the jungle and having a sniper out in it!

Diugu3779d ago

They need more hands to bring this one down.

iamtehpwn3779d ago

Talk about bad enemy design.

saf1007923779d ago

your making no sense to me

iamtehpwn3779d ago

You guys think a 24 hour boss isn't bad enemy design?
None of you guys become designers then =P

LeonSKennedy4Life3779d ago

Honestly, I don't think it's bad design if the boss changes forms every once in awhile. It was in its 20th form when they called it quits!

Bosses worth 24 hours of battle:

The End (MGS3)
Psycho Mantis (MGS)
Every colossus (SotC)
Mundus (DMC)
Sephiroth (KH...not FFVII)
The final statue (DMC4)
Argosax The Chaos (DMC2)
El Gigante (RE4)

f7897903779d ago

Its made for the hardcore players that want an epic battle that dwarfs all other games. Sad though that they couldn't beat it.

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