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Final Fantasy XI

Square Conducts FFXI Survey

kula shakerz    2002-08-09    0 comments

Square is currently conducting a web-based survey with randomly chosen PlayOnline registrants. The survey is probably being used to gauge interest in Final Fantasy XI and to see if a PlayStation 2 or PC version is preferable. The questions consist of these questions, among others: How many fee-based online RPGs do you currently play? How often to do you play...

Special FFXI Box

kula shakerz    2002-08-07    0 comments

A special Final Fantasy XI box will be released in Japan on September the 26th. The retail price will be at 7900¥ (or around $66.00 US). Square has not confirmed what will be included in the package as of yet, but it is assumed that it will be the latest build of Final Fantasy XI as well as the latest...

FFXI: Another Bug

kula shakerz    2002-07-19    0 comments

It should come as no surprise that Square has discovered yet another bug in Final Fantasy XI. There are apparently some places in the game where, due to the geography, players can battle enemies and avoid all return attacks. Square has not said if this can be done against any significantly powerful monsters, but considering their urgency on correcting the...

FFXI Cartoon In The Works

kula shakerz    2002-07-19    0 comments

PlayOnline has announced that Squaresoft Japan has just started publication on a cartoon based on the online series Final Fantasy XI. The article also states that a trailer showing the Teacher/Doctor Suzuki is in the works. No release date has been announced as of yet, but chances are further information will be released sometime within the following weeks. In other...

Final Fantasy XI Server Upgrades

kula shakerz    2002-07-02    0 comments

Square will shut down the Final Fantasy XI servers today July the 2nd from 9-11 am. This is done to increase the amount of times players will encounter rare monsters. The servers will also be shut down on July the 9th, this time the servers will be upgraded to a new version of the game, there will be new quests...

Over 90,000 FFXI Players

kula shakerz    2002-06-29    0 comments

Koichi Ise, a member of Square's Network Engineering Department, announced that Final Fantasy XI now has over 90,000 registered users, with a record of 55,000 users on the servers at one time. Though the FFXI’s launch met difficulties, the glaring problems have been resolved; as Square strives on to reach its goals of 250,000 registered users worldwide.

FFXI System Requirements (PC)

kula shakerz    2002-06-18    0 comments

As reported earlier the PC version of Final Fantasy is starting the beta testing. Square has released the system requirements you have to meet in order to be able to run Final Fantasy Xi on your PC. The system requirements are high so you should have a pretty new computer in order to fully enjoy the game. Final Fantasy XI...

FFXI PC Beta Testing To Begin

kula shakerz    2002-06-17    0 comments

Square has announced that they will begin the beta testing if the PC version of Final Fantasy XI. This will be starting on Tuesday, June 18th. The beta testers will be playing on a different server from the PlayStation 2 gamers. The game will still have the mail, chat, and messanger services run through the PS2 servers. When the game...

FF XI Fixes Problems, Gets New Ones

kula shakerz    2002-06-16    0 comments

Gamefront has reported that certain PlayStation 2 models are incompatible with Final Fantasy XI. Final Fantasy XI has already had massive problems during its Japanese launch so this isnt what they had hoped for. The game refuses to play on certain PS2 models. Instead of booting, the system simply prints an error message and quits loading. If you're having this...

Nintendo President Maligns Final Fantasy XI

kula shakerz    2002-06-09    0 comments

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's new sitting president, recently intimated some harsh sentiments regarding Square's first foray into the realm of online RPGs with Final Fantasy XI. Iwata proclaimed the game an outright failure for being unable to attain the initial sales Square expected and criticized Square's management of its online servers. He pointedly commented that new Final Fantasy games have typically...

FFXI Sales Heading Down

kula shakerz    2002-06-02    0 comments

Final Fantasy XI dropped a full ten spots this week, which is generally unheard of, especially considering the game was #1 last week. Only 7,529 copies were sold last week, for a grand total of 83,665. Very disappointing. Perhaps more copies will be sold when the PS2BB units become more widely available. Kingdom Hearts moved up a spot to #4,...

FFXI Launch Gone Wrong?

kula shakerz    2002-05-23    0 comments

Since launch day, FFXI has experienced some major problems. An overabundance in the amount of users registering could not be handled by the servers. In addition, WebMoney, a renowned company handling the PlayOnline monetary billing, could not take care of the amount of users itself. Even PlayOnline's website was experiencing problems, and user support could not take care of the...