Final Fantasy XI – Wings of the Goddess Goes Live November 22nd

final fantasy XI - wings of the goddess

The next installment in the Final Fantasy XI MMORPG, Wings of the Goddess will be available in retail stores around the country on November 22nd with the service going live the same day. Available for the PC, PS2, and Xbox 360, the latest expansion adds new jobs, new characters and new adventures to the ever-evolving world of Vana’diel. Players will be able to take a step back in time and uncover the mysteries surrounding Vana’diel’s violent past when the long-awaited fourth installment in the ongoing Final Fantasy XI saga finally hits stores. Wings of the Goddess will be available in five different forms:

  • FINAL FANTASY XI Vana’diel Collection 2008 (Stand-alone product including all expansions)

Platforms: PS2 and, Xbox 360

  • FINAL FANTASY XI: Wings of the Goddess (Expansion pack only)

Platforms: PC, PS2, and Xbox 360

Accommodating players in North America, Europe and Japan, Final Fanatsy XI is the first MMORPG capable of simultaneous multiplayer cooperation across three different platforms. Now in its fifth year of service, FFXI has a community of more than 500,000 subscribers and more than 1.7 million player characters from around the world.

Check back with us closer to release as I am sure that Square Enix will send us a ton of goodies.

final fantasy XI - wings of the goddess

Via: Press Release

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74 Comments on Final Fantasy XI – Wings of the Goddess Goes Live November 22nd


On September 26, 2007 at 10:45 pm

how can i download this in my pc??
and wat are the requirements…???

plz tell me…


On September 27, 2007 at 11:37 am

I have a question as i am not big into RPG or MMORPG games. DO you have to pay a montly suscription for this ontop of the regular Xbox live Gold membership?


On September 27, 2007 at 2:19 pm

“Do you have to pay a montly suscription for this ontop of the regular Xbox live Gold membership?”


Speaking of Final Fantasy & Square Enix their guy Tetsuya Nomura has been eulogising about FF XIII’s graphics here:


On September 27, 2007 at 2:58 pm

Cool thanks for answering my question. I still dont plan to buy any FF game i am not into MMORPGs or RPGS. as for your article, i would imagine the PS3 can sure handle the needs of FF.

I would imagine the Xbox 360 sure can handle anything the PS3 creates. we both know Sony usualy gets better RPG games. Xbox 360 is not hot in Asian areas where they go mad for RPGS. It is an intresting article, I would like to see the comparasions, but if theres not one for the 360 well that wont happen. Both systems are great honestly.


On September 27, 2007 at 3:27 pm

“I would imagine the Xbox 360 sure can handle anything the PS3 creates”

I’m sure it can at the moment but not in a few years when devs start to get the most out of the PS3. I read an article from a dev the other day where he said in his opinion they were currently using about 75% of the 360′s potential but hadn’t even scratched the surface of what the PS3 is capable of. Having the cpu handling graphics as well as the gpu gives it far far more potential. It’s already on a par with the 360 which is no mean feat considering devs have had 1 less working on it.

I was watching some HD videos of the new Ratchet and Clank game the other day and they are simply jaw dropping:

Apart from it’s reliability issues I have nothing at all against the 360. Its a great console with some fantastic games but as I’ve said before, being a PC gamer I dont really see anything there that I dont already have.

Poo Piles

On October 21, 2007 at 7:29 pm

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On October 21, 2007 at 7:30 pm

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On October 21, 2007 at 8:50 pm

FFXI stinks.. too much emphasis on player to player relationships. if they made a single player ffxi, i’d love it.


On October 27, 2007 at 1:51 pm

hi this a crazy game so good maby can i it downloading :?: :?: :?: :?:


On October 30, 2007 at 3:12 am

Do NOT get this.

I played for six months and only got to lvl 24! It takes decades to do anything!

And everyone on there treats you like noob trash till lvl 30. You need 2 jobs, main and sub, and you need to lvl up both of them! Only one gets XP, you get a sub after lvl 18, then you got to lvl that from ZERO! And if you screw up on picking the wrong mix of 2 jobs, no one will invite you.

And your sub needs to be 1 lvl or so below main, so, you are technically playing 2 characters, then you need advanced classes, start from ZERO again!

And there is a fee + XBL! Trust me, I played six months, 3 of with i rarely played.

Wait till Huxley comes out, Halo + WoW. Next gen, and if get if when it first comes out, you can be treated as wise a knowing and not be treated as noob trash!

There got that off my chest :mad:


On October 31, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Hey bud, sorry you were treated like trash, but we on FFXIO like it the way it is. Some corrections:

1. You do not need an advanced job.
2. You can go from level 1 – 10 in 1 day (6 hours playing, all by yourself)
3. Level 1-24 is nothing. it’s about 4,000 exp for your next level then. 74-75…..43,000ish
4. Im pretty sure EVERY mmo is a grind, and takes a while. they want you to play forever, cuz you keep paying.
5. You do not get charged for xbox live and FFXI. If you have XBL Gold, you still get charged for it, yes. But you can use an XBL Silver (Free) subscription to play on the 360.
6. Your sub-job is half your level, not 1 level lower (you must have gotten to level 2 on your second job.. whoopsie)


On November 1, 2007 at 1:38 am

Well I got gold, and FFX1 is dying game. The ability to time travel is not going to help it.

It took me a month to get lvl 13. And I was in a rush to get to lvl 20 because…….I was “betrothed” to someone for lack of a better term. So ether I was playing wrong or they made it easier since I was gone.

The only way they can save it is to shut it down for a few months, and update graphics, make combat hack”n”slash. Make more races, including male Martha. Make better animations, and most of all, raise the lvl cap to 200+ and make gaining lvls much faster. Sure it will piss off lots of hardcore ppl but they will make more money on new fans who got a wiff of action rpgs in 360 form.

That being said, the only MMO I’m ever going to play on the 360 you need to pay for is Webzen’s MMO-FPS Huxley due for Q1-Q2 08 for 360 and pc but they are slightly different, both get special stuff the other platform don’t.

Go to and see why I have been waiting for it since 05.

But if you like X1 cool, but ppl that want instant rewards for playing and do not want to follow a strict set of other ppls rule to get parties and good stuff outa the game. Give FFX1 a pass. + no one plays it, 4,000 the last time I played, what do easier MMO’s like WoW or Gulidwars have? Couple million XD

If you like hard and time consuming, go play FFX1.

If you are like most ppl that can learn the ways of the game and not be damed for not in 3 weeks or less, you can give FFX1 a pass. :mrgreen:


On November 1, 2007 at 11:35 am

Are you serious? dying? Did you play the…oh wait, you didn’t.

There are over 500,000 players and over 1.7 million player characters. Shut it down for a few months? New races!? HACKNSLASH! level 200. you are rediculous.

Anyone that understands the game realized that these are retarded suggestions. Honestly, the game mechanics are built so that jobs are balanced. there won’t be any level cap raises. Graphics cannot be undated because this game is played on ps2, pc, and X360. The ps2 has limitations.

You played for 2 months, how would you know if the game is dying? WWhat do you want, a complete overhaul like Star Wars Galaxies (for the record, when they changed the jobs and combat system players left in the hundred thousands, and it’s now a ghost town.)

FFXI is a very dedicated fanbase, It’s not for the feint of will. It’s work in the begginning and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It keeps asshats like you out. It’s like a big landmine field right outside the gates of heaven. If you’re too dumb to navigate it, you deserve to lose a leg.


On November 2, 2007 at 12:52 am

Your just a delusional fan, for someone who has played countless RPGs, FFX1 scores pretty low. And lvl 200 is necessary, 99.9 are 75, nothing left to do besides quests without any storyline. And there where 4000 ppl when I played six months ago. And it varied from 3000-4000. If a couple thousand noobies joined in the 4 months I was away.

And Hack”n”Slash or a combat system where you can do some type evasion that doesn’t require lvl 30 to do. It’s dying because its been out for 6 years or more with almost no improvement that doesn’t include festivals or something low lvls can do. It needs improvement, vastly, in combat, mechanics, pace, interface, user-friendly, and graphics. Or it will die in 2-4 years time. Witch is about what it takes to become a master at it. Look around the web, bad ratings. Good for it’s time. I needs to improve or quit and make a new one.

You know I’m right. I needs to appeal to the main stream of MMO players.

Thats my opinion. If you like it cool.

But ppl thinking about getting it, take it from a FF fan, give it a pass and wait on newer MMOs.

One: If you get it when it first comes out, you will be higher then most and won’t be treated lower class by 14 year olds that don’t have a life.

Two: your Xbox/pc/ps2 will thank you, it just fills space and time, it take 6 hrs to install. But thats just play online, then you need to download the game 1-2 hrs. Its retarded.

Three: It’s far to hard if you have not played other MMO’s and FF’s. And It was way to hard for me, and I am a Rpg addict lol

Just don’t try it if you get discouraged easy.

But lets not get this into a epic text battle.

Your opinion, my opinion.


On November 2, 2007 at 8:16 am

Your “opinion” sounds like a 13 year olds. Your “opinion” is completely misinformed and unresearched. How did you find out that there were 4,000 players? did you check all the servers one by one and do a role call? Or did some kid on a message board say that, and you took his opinions as facts?

Go ahead and play Huxley. That games gonna suck. 200+ players fps fight sounds like I’m going to have no fun. If you somehow think that MMO’s are going to magically change to “instant-gratification” games, you’ll be in for another shocking surprise when you buy Huxley. There is no money to be made from monthly subscriptions when you instantly attain everything in the game.

Everything in FFXI has storyline, and that is one of the main draws for many of the players. Ask em. they’ll tell you.

6 years huh? I know it’s nitpicky, but its 5. its even in the story above, if you need to do research, unless you didnt come here to read the story, but to flame FFXI.

You had bad experience, probably because you ran around yelling “No Money!, Please Give me some!” 13 year olds do that. I give them 1 gil to bust their balls.

You’re saying that level 200 is neccassary because theres nothing to do at 75, yet you got to 24! It’s called merits buddy, you don’t know what they are i know, but merits are the games levels after leveling. You get to 75, then start gaining merit points that essentially you can use to level up you characters stats. These merits also carry over to other jobs, so you merit agility a bunch, then go level thief, and at 20 you’ll be more evasive than other level 20 thieves.

I’ve only been playing casually for a year…. It did not suck my life, it took a month to really know what I was doing, and just this week I leveled samurai from 1 – 26 (so far) and it was 22-26 last night. You’re saying that we should gain those levels FASTER!?!?!? If you don’t suck, the game rocks.

And don’t be all “I’ve played tons of rpgs, and so I know blah,blah” cuz you don’t. Go play WoW if you want an Easy MMO. I played WoW for 2 months (I quit FF for 2 months to try it out) and I came back very quickly. It gives no sense of accomplishment. I got to level 45, got a mount, and said “That was easy, I miss FFXI.”

Go troll somehwere else, not in the FFXI “expansion” story board. (The key word being “Expansion,” see how its expanding, and not dying?)


On November 2, 2007 at 9:26 am

omg u took months getting to lvl 24, wat was u doin i can do that in less than a week!? im lvl 59whm and i havent done about 80% of the game so theers loads of things to do and to get to 75 only takes 3-4 months if u know wat u r doin, only money slowing u down. i dont know wat server u was on but i know i help out loads of people all the time. if u played rpg’s before then knowing that subbing blm wit whm is goin to work cos they benifit each other stat wise and whm/war is a waste of time, use ur head.


On November 2, 2007 at 9:27 am

and dancer better not be the only job to be added


On November 2, 2007 at 11:05 am

Haha, Servo, your grammar and typing skill offends me to no end. Notice that I didn’t say “know end.” There are words called homonyms in the English language. Too, Two, and To all sound the same, I know. It can be hard to remember but they all have different meanings. Just like there and their. Witch and Which are homonyms too. (this one is very uncommon, but somehow you mixed them up as well.) You also said “where” when you meant were. I can’t explain that one.

Seriously though, did you type like that in-game? I would also treat you like trash if you sent me a /tell in-game that said “can I has a party pwease. Me is uber at killing tings, and I no all my magics.”

You said it right though:

“I needs to improve or quit and make a new one”


On November 2, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Have you even seen all the information on Huxley?

It doesn’t have enough to live up to competitors.

What this one give you? Same place, new look, thats pretty much it.

Its fine if your so loyal and have all jobs 75 and it makes you feel godlike. But to 70.% of the mainstream will not like or hate it. You need to be over hardcore.

But it’s been out 4 years in japan before U.S got it, so its been too long running.

Feel free to repeat the same thing over and over.

And the story, Shadow Lord send beastmen to kill us all and rule the land, you are a adventurer, you can do whatever you want, or you can do basic tasks that barley help the nation.

In Huxley, you are at war with the opposite race, who are player controled, and the war is in real time, and if you lose, the world changes, and it’s fast pace, awesome graphics for a MMO. it’s to awesome for a MMO rpg so it’s a MMO FPS, that means, no hit, then it hits you, then you hit it, boring, now you require skill and firepower to win, not just high lvl and good gear.

But I’m through arguing. Have fun with a old game that only appeals to ppl that want to invest years in something that won’t last. Or try others that you can play for 30min and still accomplish something.

But I through arguing. Goodbye delusional fan I’m not replying back anymore.


On November 2, 2007 at 11:58 pm

Last word means a lot to you doesn’t it servo? Dumb little kid. I feel bad. Some more clarification (as if the last 3 posters haven’t done enough.)

1. It was out in Japan 1 year before it opened in the U.S.

2. What doesn’t have enough to live up to competitors? Huxley? you make no sense.

3. You’re saying that Huxley will not have levels, just be a first person shooter with many people? you’re so dumb. Did you read info on it? You will have levels and fights will be based on how long you’ve been playing. it does have experience and levels, and you will quit the game in 6 months, and say “I got treated like trash cuz I was a lowly 35″ on some other message board, and I will show up and quote this passage you “wrote.”

4. “Fights based on firepower and skill, Not just high level and good gear” Dude, if you tell me that it’s an FPS that isnt based on “good gear” I’m gonna slap you with someone elses pen!s. Gear includes weapons. So a firefight won’t depend on weapons? boring. You’re saying you won’t be able to upgrade armor or gear? hmmm, sounds like Halo 3. You sure you didnt read this info from a bungie website? Answer any of these questions, I dare you. you won’t. You know why? you’re too dumb to know the answers, and too retarded to type in a clear and consice manner that others besides yourself can understand.


On November 4, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Yo, it speaks volumes that you are comparing Huxley, a futuristic warfare MMO shooter game with FFXI, a fantasy based mythical game kinda similar to medieval times. It’s like comparing Bermuda to the Arctic. Sure people live in both places, but besides that everything is different.

Go play Halo and stop creating flame wars about game genres you clearly don’t like. You tried FFXI, couldn’t get into it, and moved on. ’nuff said.
I tried Halo, didn’t like it, moved on. I didn’t go to every game site possible and slam Halo 2 and 3 because I wasn’t good at Halo 1.

P.s. 4000 people played on YOUR server. There are 30 servers. You do the math.


On November 5, 2007 at 3:52 am

I love mythic fantasy, but X1 is too hardcore for newcomers to MMOs or used to a easier fan base that doesn’t require you to be good at it, I’m not “comparing” it to Huxley, I’m saying to ppl that have a 360 and thinking about FFX1 should give it careful consideration, it takes a good 4 months to really get good enough to be branded not a noob. But 360 users should consider a MMO thats “built” for it, X1 is pc built, 360, ps2, versions are far to clunky in my opinion, and a USB keyboard doesn’t help much, to text yeah, but to many unpolished controls and most play pc, so most ain’t much help, thus getting ticked if reaction time is slow. Huxley is better choice for ppl that have a 360, you don’t really need to plan weekends or days to play it. And its technically only 4000 ppl because you can’t interact or go to the others, and most feels like a ghost town. You do the math.

And I need to stop posting because all it’s doing is tossing a argument thats going no where fast.

My last note.

360 ppl, go for Huxley as a console based MMO thats new and doesn’t require you to be so hardcore it makes WoW or most new ones MMOs look like avatar system with fighting. (thats not a good thing)

PC users, if you think your hardcore, and want to invest a few years in one game that doesn’t really set anything different and just cranks the difficulty.

So feel free to rant hardcore fanboys but I won’t answer anymore. :neutral:


On November 5, 2007 at 11:03 am

OK, I didn’t want to go this far, but you dragged me in.

FFXI was designed for the PS2, then ported (sloppily, I’ll admit) to the PC and Xbox 360.

Again, you are comparing Huxley, what is essentially a hopped up First Person Shooter, a genre you seem to _really_ like, to a fantasy based RPG, a genre you seem to _really_ dislike. While some FFXI players may be into both, saying “If you like A you will really like B!” is a stretch.

I can navagate FFXI (on PS2) and play quickly with one hand. I set up a controller on PC and can do the same. Playing (for me) only with a mouse and keyboard is slow and clunky. Other people are the opposite, and can’t stand a controller.

Finally, there is no denying it: FFXI is hardcore MMO for hardcore players. It’s not weekend warrior WoW. FFXI is a game that takes dedication, people skills, and most importantly, patience. Without patience (which you lacked) FFXI will chew you up and spit you out. This isn’t a typical 40hr RPG. It’s effective play time could be measured in thousands of hours. I have 3 level 75 jobs, 109 merits, and have only finished the first 2 expansions. I still have to beat Treasures of Aht Urghan, and then this new Wings of the Goddess. My game clock stands at 170 days over a period of 4 years. That’s play time, not bazzaring. (for those who play).
For the last time, don’t compare one genre to another when they have little to do with one another. Just because you can play Halo online doesn’t make it a MMO. Huxley is a pimped out Halo with some RPG stuff thrown in.
FFXI is most certainly not a FPS.


On November 5, 2007 at 12:55 pm

servo, you said you wouldn’t answer last time, but you did.

360 owners who want a simpler MMO should get Phantasy Star Universe, not Huxley. What’s up with your Huxley hard-on, btw? There’s practically NO info on it, and it’s over a year and a half away from release. You may as well talk about how great that new (rumored) Knights of the old Republic MMO from Bioware is gonna be, or how AWESOME Microsofts next console is going to be.

It’s Final Fantasy XI. Not X1. Roman Numerals.

Most Japanese players use PS2 to play. You can play on 360 with just a keyboard. PC players don’t use a mouse. (You do need a keyboard to communicate though)

I still don’t think you understand the concept of a Massively Multiplayer Online game. Money is made through monthly subscriptions. Huxley WILL focus on making you play A Lot. If not, it’s Halo and that’s already out.

Here are techniques for keepign players playing:
1) slow leveling, many classes to level or many levels
2) Many quests that are time sinks, I.E. must wait till the next Real Life Day to complete.
3) Gear that is really good, but takes a lot of time to get.
4) Content, and lots of it.
5) Ways to make money that require repeating to make enough to buy good gear.
6) Expansions
7) Scheduled events, like set times for massive battles, etc.

All of these things will likely be in Huxley, and are things in most MMOs. Your inpatience to do these activities in FFXI is what caused you to be called a “noob.” these are all things that keep FFXI players playing, and If huxley doesnt have them, they won’t be able to keep up subscriptions, in turn not being able to keep the dedicated servers online, and you won’t be able to play.


On November 5, 2007 at 2:27 pm

Just said Huxley as a 360 based MMO is a better choice for the platform, also Ive been waiting for it for about 4-5 years.

And I 99.% of the time hate fps, I just say Halo because everyone know Halo, but if you want to get technical, it’s almost a Unreal Tournament with RPG elements and a MMO. To me, that sounds and looks great, because you can invest half a hr and get results, or play for 100s of hrs and get 1000x more results. But FFX1 needs years of your time. And it took me months to get lvl 20, and I was in a huge rush. So to me that was just outrageous but probably normal to you. Then after I do all that work, something came up and all the rush for nothing. Also, I tried to play it otherwise, but I got so frustrated because of ppl not letting me join because I need to lvl sub, another reason why FF is not good for non-hardcore. And 360 controls are so slopy that you will make mistakes that kill you or the party occasionally. So if you got the pc or ps2 it your case it may be a improvement there. But ports, never work out well, let alone a MMO thats cross platform. How is that not bound for problems? If they improve it with the expansion, like reduced control issues, and difficulty toned down a tad. Who knows, I may go back. Since it took me 5 hrs to install on my harddrive, I’m not deleting the software, ya know just in case. But if you are planning 360 ver, the learn all you can about it, then learn all you can about Phantasy Star or Huxley, or some other upcoming MMO for the 360, and be sure on witch on deserves your hard earned cash a month.

I replied back because you didn’t slam me firsthand :mrgreen:


On November 5, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Oh theres loads of information on Huxley, and Ive been following it for years. And Kotor is to awesome to be a MMO, to me, it just wouldn’t work :mrgreen:


On November 6, 2007 at 4:28 am


What are you talking about??

“I love mythic fantasy, but X1 is too hardcore for newcomers to MMOs”

What a load of garbage! I started playing FFXI in January this year. It is the first MMO I have EVER played. I found it really easy to get on with by using resources available on the internet, and by getting to know people and asking questions.

If you have every played a range of RPGs, you’ll know that the best ones are the ones which aren’t linear, and don’t walk you through every single step of everything.

It’s the discovery of things that make these games fun.

“I played for six months and only got to lvl 24!”

OMG you really did suck at this game!
Did you not think about trying to join a party? The only way it could have taken you so long was if you played solo through all those levels.

So far in the 10 months I have been playing, I have managed to get classes to 48, 37 (this took 2 weeks to go from 0 – 37!), 30, 30, 18, 13, 10, and have unlocked all but 1 job class.
This isn’t really that hard, it just requires that you talk nicely to people, get on with parties and figure out how to operate a job best, i.e. don’t melee with a WHM.

Quite simple really, but obviously you’re one of those instant gratification junkies, pick up a game, play it for a week on easy setting, finish it then put it away, never to be seen again.

Maybe you should think about the types of games you waste your money on a lot closer. It seems to quite a lot of people that you would be a lot more suited to a single person FPS, like DOOM for example…note I said the original game – I don’t think you could cope with anything as advanced as DOOM2!

You really need to grow up and stop acting like the spoilt little 12 year old that you are. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean that everyone else will dislike it.

Come on then…. I’m waiting for the “I’m not going to reply any more” reply to this one now…


On November 6, 2007 at 5:08 am

How immature can you get? I think Servo makes a good point. He view is that of a gaming critic like myself, we look at whats all good in a game, and just play the good and not care about the bad and give the game what it honestly deserves, unfortunately XI has more bad then good sadly. Ive played 3 months and quit myself. There just ain’t enough reason to play it for years at a time. And I only got to 32 myself. But I had friends I knew in real life who played it and helped me thankfully or I’d be lost. It’s just to throw out and survive style. You need friends to survive in that game, you can only solo so far.

You my friend are very immature to bark at someone for stating a very good point, and he or she was not slamming you, he or she was just making a point to 360 owners to take consideration before trying a very difficult game with a equally steep learning curve. But thats my opinion, your intitled to yours as well as his or hers.

Remember, this a comment section, not a right or wrong debate, how it escalated into that I have no idea.

And Huxley does look very interesting, I mite try a month free subscription. Thx Servo


On November 6, 2007 at 5:25 am


So maybe I got carried away. I apologise for that.

I was just wound up by the “I’m right and the MULTIPLE people replying differently are wrong” view that I felt was being put across.

I personally feel it is an enjoyable game., but then i subscribe to the view “If something takes effort you will learn from it”

I also feel that if I didn’t enjoy a game, I would put my view across somewhat more evenly than “DONT BUY THIS GAME IT’S RUBBISH”

Personally I don’t feel that the original view was that of a critic like TruthfulNoble, but hey, that’s just me.

Both sides of the argument have valid points, and as such I probaly shouldn’t have overreacted to the earlier overreactions.


On November 15, 2007 at 1:38 pm

Been playing FFXI for several years now and i gotta say the fps on xBox 360 BLOWS. The graphics are hly better versus the ps2 which i use. You can see the texture mesh on everything its pethetic and everything animates with lag. Microsoft did a poor job with this game. It should only stick with the ps2 pc market anyway. Tipicly i hate all the XBL people asuming they can get something in a few days. this isn’t Halo or some other fps where you can beat the game in a few hours. Everything is taken into a slow pace. 1) Because you pay for it monthly (pc and ps2/3)and 2)They want you to enjoy it and expand ingame with other people. Thats why its harder to exp later in levels because the monsters get hard and such to kill. Though i can agree that many quests and hidden items NEED to be researched into online and the end-game people expect alot from you and people complain but c’mon. Have you played anygame that doesn’t requires everyone’s playering skill to be soemthign other than a “n00b” “nab” or “nub” in ranking? Its all in teh hands of each ific player but i suggest you not asume you can geting anythign instantly or within the first week off play. Trust me, i joined not knowing anyoena nd it took me awhile to get to know people to progress through the game with. When you join, have friends join with you and go through the game together since its party based not solo’able through the whole game like WoW or others. – Recaldy Fairy server 75 SAM NIN 71 RNG (i didn’t kame the server so don’t flame it)


On November 15, 2007 at 1:41 pm

name* something* the* bah fk’ing typing blows haha but thanks to FFXI i’ve mastered right handed typeing (didn’t use on above comment >_>)


On November 20, 2007 at 4:37 pm

I’m 25 years old. I’ve been playing FF XI for a year now, too bad I wasn’t able to start sooner. Being an avid console RPG fan since the 8-bit era, I have to say this is by far the most difficult and time consuming video game I’ve seen. Several times, I’ve hated it, felt like quitting, because its very very difficult and you can die so easily no matter what your level is. This game is nearly impossible to “master” unless you don’t have a job and don’t go to school, etc. But there are games I’ve played and loved, wishing they’d never end, such as Final Fantasy VI. Unfortunately, no sequel was ever made for FF6 (instead they made FF X-2 which almost made me cry so much it is NOT FF). So why am I going to complain that it takes years to go through FF11′s storyline? I’m glad it has no end, and who cares if the graphics aren’t being updated. RPGs weren’t about the graphics before FF7 came out and changed the way we see them. Wait, probably you weren’t even born back then… Everyone is entitled to play games that they like, and I love FF11 for being a successful multi-platform, international MMORPG with a great community (nights spent playing with Japanese players using auto-translate, they never called me a noob, they were in fact very polite to me). I’ll never get to talk to those 4000 players on my server, so rather than play WoW just to brag I finished it in 5 weeks, and that 16 million people are playing it, I play FF11 knowing that most of the people there had enough love for the game to keep playing it. By the way, I have always been treated nicely, even when I was a level 1 warrior, struggling to understand what I had to do (the game engine itself is not very noob friendly indeed). Yet, real people were always ready to help me out when I needed some quests that I couldn’t solo at my level. Sorry if you had bad experiences, but FF XI isn’t for every common folk. It takes lots of cooperation and positive thinking. Final Fantasy is a series that’s always pushed the industry forward and if you can’t figure why it’s the game franchise with the most sequels ever, maybe you should do yourself a favor and play the older ones, see what made this name stay alive for 20 years. You don’t have to like it, but I’m pretty sure you’d love it.


On November 20, 2007 at 4:42 pm

well.. i did apparently contradict myself, saying no sequel was made for FF6, and that FF is the series with the most sequels ever… haha i hope you’ll be able to figure what I meant, because I’m not going to explain it :)


On November 20, 2007 at 8:14 pm

FFXI can be hard at times but there are many things that you can do with your time besides leveling, which is nice. There is a whole subgame inside the game itself in crafting alone. Games like WoW just can’t match it and that’s what happens when you make crafting too easy..
People who are taking 3 months to get to level 30 and then quit don’t have a very accurate description of the game to be giving advice on boards like these. It’s like trying to get life skills advice from Britney Spears.. or thinking about skipping high school because the kid who is failing Resource (the classes for kids with learning disabilities) says that it’s too hard.
Seriously, listen to people who enjoy the game. There are definitely things that can be frustrating. Sometimes you’ll hit a level range where there is a significant lack of healers or tanks. Lazy players will put up their invite flags and sit in a city doing absolutely nothing. The people who want to enjoy the game might throw up their flag and go out farming or craft for a while, or they might actually form their own party instead of waiting for someone else to ask them to join.
It has been said that this game has no single player component, and yet there are players leveling out there on their own, and not just beastmasters. There is a huge community resource on the web for this game where players post guides on how to do things that are a bit edgy and different. Go on Youtube and search ffxi and you will be greeted by many videos that people have posted with their accomplishments.
If you walk up to me in the mall and tell me you need money and follow me around you are likely to get yourself a beating. If you do the same thing in the game you are sure to get a hostile response from players who try and enjoy the game and don’t have time for some random person asking everyone for a handout. But you know, if you actually take the time to foster friendships with people they will actually be more inclined to help you. Strange huh?
And as for Huxley, Servo, imagine logging in to your MMO FPS and getting ready to battle. To make money the game will have to cater to people who put more time into it. You log into the server, just as you would UT or Halo, but hey what’s this? Why do these guys who just put more hours in with their clans have really cool body armor and better weapons? And they are all using voice communications to coordinate their attacks? And now they are spawn camping you? And that guy over there is glitching and you just can’t seem to get anywhere tonight… Aw man, now your relaxing time turned into a stresser instead of a destresser.
People will always find something to complain about. You are obsessing over a game that you have seen absolutely no game time in, and FFXI was hard for you? Maybe it’s time to put down the MMO and go back to your console RPGs where you can save at the save crystal and come back to it, and all the NPC’s are happy to see you, and everything will be in the strategy guide… even the part on how to make friends.


On November 20, 2007 at 8:17 pm

I agree with myself! Uhhh, I mean Angrymonkey, who is definitely not me.
FFXI is fun but it can be frustrating just like any other game out there. And I, I mean Angrymonkey, makes a good point, Huxley is bound to have it’s own unique problems – just like any other game on the market.

(Do you see what I did there? Servo isn’t the only one who can pretend to be someone else.)


On November 20, 2007 at 9:51 pm

As I said, It really varies from opinion.

I think it is “good” but not great. I was rather impressed with the complexity witch on MMO’s of that style is rare. Thats the pure joy I’ve had with it. But all that true and true RPG elements do kinda make the game a little to hard for new players. Also thats on the grounds of it being your “first” MMO. If you are a serious MMO veteran like me. It does help quite a bit since “most” MMO’s have a similar set up where you kinda know what your doing.

I stayed away from it due to all the bad scores, like the difficulty and frustration all the sites claim. But I tried it, and to my surprise it was good, there was a amount of addiction of wanting to get better. Witch was good and bad at the same time.

And I adored all the FF series. My only complaint is I wish for more Cloud and Sephiroth in the newer ones. But I’ve played 1-12. All masterpieces in there own rite. Never played 3 since it was never released in U.S. till recently on the DS. But as much as I love FF, I wont buy a DS for one game.

But XI still was a good addition to the series. Just to me, not worth investing years into. Looked up what you can achieve lvl 60-70 and didn’t really see a reason to want to invest a year into to get. If someone wants to give me a example or fact on reasons to continue past 50. Feel free to post it.

But Servo, XI was probably your first MMO, witch is a very bad choice if you never played one. Your bound to get frustrated. But you probably had a bad experience. Me, I just got bored of it. But thats just because of the “not seeing good reason to continue” statement.

And most people like me don’t rush things, I don’t want to wait a eternity but you get my point, you rushed witch is something you just can’t do with XI.

Thats probably the real reason you got frustrated. That probably ruined the experience for you.

But you don’t need to say Huxley is superior and XI inferior because of a bad first time experience. Thats my opinion


On November 21, 2007 at 7:56 pm

I just read this entire “flame” from this Servo kid and got a really nice kick out of it. You know Servo, I want to point something out to you really quickly. When you said

” It’s dying because its been out for 6 years or more with almost no improvement that doesn’t include festivals or something low lvls can do. It needs improvement, vastly, in combat, mechanics, pace, interface, user-friendly, and graphics.”

Well…dying ? I’m not too sure about that… sure if you call “dying” weeding out all the immature, non-mmo conscious players such as yourself, sure… the game is dying at an astronomical rate. Now I will admit FFXI does not appeal to such a “avid” gamer such as yourself but just know with the attitude you have, sure you will play anygame that is fast, easy and has really high levels because frankly, your making it seem as if level is everything. The game you play whatever game you choose, get up to your level 200… go fight someone else who is level 200.. and when he pounds the snot out of you, camps you, hell even makes you cry, remember these words… “Capping your level isn’t everything”

Why does FFXI need to improve? Does it need more content? Did you finish the entire story line for every nation, x-pac, dont every quest, and capped out all your merit’s and gear? Please Master Servo, if you have done such great things in your ever so precious 6 months, please share your wisdom with me. I’ve played FFXI since beta in North America. (took about 1 year off total) I still have lots more to do. That’s why it’s fun. These x-pacs that are released carry more information and “stuff” in them then you can manage to do in every mmo you have every played and probably ever will play.

I’ve played WoW for a while too. Sure it was fun for a while and guess what Servo. They have released more new area’s, zones, x-pacs than FFXI and it’s been around close to half the time. Now if you for some retarded reason ask why, the answer would be “It’s an easy ass game” WoW will die alot faster than FFXI for the sole purpose that, if they dont continuously update the game, people will get too bored because everything is too easy and been done already.

I appologize to everyone for writing a mini novel here, but this Servo kid needs to head back to the sandbox before hitting the jungle gym with the big boys.


On November 21, 2007 at 8:03 pm

You have got to be kidding me. FFXI is the most complex and difficult MMORPG ever created. After you hit 75 and get towards the end of expansions, you begin ENDGAME activities, which in my eyes is where the game actually started. Merits, crafting, and HNM scene (insanely difficult boss like chars that take 18+ to kill), sky, sea etc… if you didnt play until at least level 75, and get a good linkshell (or at least group of friends), then you have NOTHING to say about this game. Please do us all a favor and gtfo this page. “Nothing to do after level 60-70″…stupid. Period.


On November 21, 2007 at 11:04 pm

Well you do have a very good point Wildfire, so does Servo.

FFXI is indeed a very strong game, but I wouldn’t say it’s “dying” personally. It definitely has room for improvement. But not to Servo’s extreme degree. It just needs a few things to help out new people to the MMO style of play. Ive played countless, not for more then 3 months, but lots. I do 3 month trials on almost every MMO to see if I like it enough to play it permanently. Having said that.

Heres the things it should improve/add to make it last.

1) I think it would be nice to have a voice driven tutorial for all classes, and how to use them properly. Sure it gives written ones, but to “noobs” as fans call them, and 360 players. One of my friends plays it on the xbox 360, he enjoys it, but he skipped pretty much all the text and was lost to a extreme. I was new to it but even I was able to help him. Sure I was on pc, but still, he was getting killed faster then Sonic The Hedgehog on steroids :roll: I helped him, now he’s a Ninja/??? and he loves it. But he was not very hardcore. So you don’t necessarily need to be to play it, you just need determination ^_^

2) A graphical upgrade would be very nice, but Is not totally necessary, just saying if its going to last another 6 years, it should. My opinion, feel free to state yours.

3) It doesn’t need new races omg lol One, is it fair to lvl 75 everything people that played for years? No, so they will not :p But however, I think they should add male Martha. Just so you don’t get all those guys pretending to girls :wink: And also it be pretty cool for new players.

4) It does need more of a user friendly approach, but I survived just fine. But I’m a MMO Rpg freak, so I knew what I was doing.

And thats basically it. Hack n slash just wouldn’t be FF anymore. Maybe 2Worlds style, but you can go play PSU for that Servo lol

I’m actually considering playing it again, but I’ve got to many other games going so I wouldn’t be able to give it my all atm


On November 21, 2007 at 11:24 pm

Oh you know what just hit me mates? I read Servo’s posts again. And I think I know why he/she is so against XI. He/she keep saying “I was in a huge rush to get lvl 20!” What can you do at lvl 20? Pretty much nothing, except one thing. Marriage, or is it lvl 30? I forget. But now if I’m right, I kinda feel sorry for him/her. He/she said plans changed and lost interest. So maybe he/she was all set to get hitched and broke up, and quit in a mad rage. Doesn’t that kinda make since mates? Sure its kinda sad and pathetic but I’m probably right.

Am I Servo?

Doubtful he/she will reply, but just a educated guess. I could be dead wrong. But who knows right?

And here comes all the “awww boo hoo, suck it up Servo”

Well say what you mates want but I do kinda feel sorry for him/her :sad:


On November 22, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Hmmm, Servo….

If you like to finish games in 2 hrs, if you got offended because ppl won’t help you out in a MMO, if you feel that a challenging game is bad (or is dying), if you can’t understand that an easy or better graphic built game is not necessarily better than the opposite… then… you wouldn’t waste 6 months playing them… you did… sorry about that… but is not a reason to label FFXI, especially if you’re not well documented abut your critic.


On November 22, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Servo did state a valid point. But anger and other love related emotione can cause someone to hate some thing they enjoyed before the relationship. FFXI mite be one of those such a case.


On November 22, 2007 at 10:26 pm

Servo “did” state a a very valid point. But anger and other love related emotione can cause someone to hate some thing they enjoyed before the relationship. FFXI mite be one of those such a case.


On November 22, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Servo “did” state a a very valid point. But anger and other love related emotione can cause someone to hate some thing they enjoyed before the relationship. XI mite be one of those such cases of love sick anger witch i’m afraid theres no real cure for.


On November 22, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Servo “did” state a a very valid point.

But anger and other love related emotione can cause someone to hate some thing they enjoyed before the relationship.

XI mite be one of those such cases of love sick anger witch i’m afraid theres no real cure for.


On November 22, 2007 at 10:30 pm

Huh? How that happen mate?! :shock:


On November 23, 2007 at 8:56 pm

First of I’d just like to complain about how impossible it has been to obtain a copy of the Windows version of WotG. Second, I have two points to make about the previos posts:

1. There are multiple sides in every argument and to make the most objective you need to hear all sides.
B. You can’t post an anti-FFXI post in a FFXI-esque forum and not expect to get flamed. By posting here, you were looking for a fight, and you got one.

As for me, I’ve played FFXI since it came out, and I’ll admit that it took me a long time to adjust to online play. I quit the game for a time, and probably wouldn’t have started playing again if it wasn’t for my brother buying a copy and wanting to play together. Having someone to play with eased my adjustment into the MMO environment, now it doesn’t matter if I’m alone or with real-life friends. This is the only game I play any more, and yes the nature of the game requires that, since I have a life and all.

Whatever the case may be, I enjoy playing the game, and I’ll keep playing it until they stop supporting it. However, I will take breaks, because I do get sick of it from time to time.

PS: The 1. B. thing was on purpose. Come on, you thought it was funny.


On November 23, 2007 at 9:05 pm

The thing about FFXI is that it is one of the most challenging MMO’s out there, not to bismirch other MMO’s, but I after playing FF online for over 2 years those that I have tried i have found playable and fun… but ultimately lacking. Either being too simplistic… or in the case of hack and slash orientated ones… to repetative.
What i have always enjoyed about FF is that there is a sense of comradery, the PVP elements are very controlled, which may annoy some players. But it is a much more fun experiance starting out when you dont have to worry about a more experianced player pasting you where you stand.
Servo’s experiance sounds like a bad one, and I sympathise with him. Its not common. If you are polite and not pushy most FF players are more than happy to give you assistance where they can…. if I can offer any advice for new players it would be this… ask how to do things, dont beg for money or items (its just lazy and will never find a favourable responce) and remember that other players are trying to enjoy the game too…
If anyone is on Kujata server and would like a couple of pointers or even a friendly face, say hey to Tuchuro or Zath when they are on (my characters) I may not be able to help all the time, but I may know someone who can.



On November 25, 2007 at 5:18 am

Now you see? You got the right idea. I did enjoy the complexity. But it just seemed like a why bother? Ya know? But hay a to each is own right? It was very good for a time, but after 30+ I didn’t really see a reason to continue besides lvl up. Who knows, I may pick it up again, but not for some time due to there games I play and waiting to come out and until theres a good couple months where there is nothing do then yes I may, but 07/08 are a buzz with games lol

But I agree there IS enjoyment to be had on XI, and I may have scuffled if off a tad quickly. But I play 3 months on every MMO I can because I love to see all the uniqueness and diversity and truly see witch one I’d like to stick with.

But there’s valid points on both sides due to a critic on games, especially MMO’s like myself.

Why a epic battle to a sore fingers death? Not much of a point there eh mate? :lol:

XI Has faults but so does every damn game out there :p But getting past those faults and enjoying what it has and not what it doesn’t, is probably why ppl still play Phantasy Star Online on the Dream Cast to this day.

Think about that Servo. And to all who still play XI, that just because you had a bad experience, or didn’t like a particular game. Doesn’t mean others wont. :wink:


On November 25, 2007 at 8:40 pm

O..M..G! wtf.. why do you people even compare WoW or Huxley with FFXI?! :neutral: just because it has lvls and exp doesnt mean it is MMORPG… WoW isnt anything close to FFXI.. neither is this Huxley (FPS and MMO..omfg ppl [you know what i mean :roll: ] )i played FFXI few years ago for few years and saw it growing… played wow for year.. and at the moment.. i can say that even those expansions with ”new area’s ” and ”new armor’s ” wont keep WoW alive for long.. its dying.. thats why they make all expansions so fast… Huxley.. erm.. say how good it is after you have played it… even after 2 years.. i miss FFXI.. you guys have NO idea how much i have love for real MMO’s like example FFXI.. iv been missing it for this whole time.. and i will come back.. so umm.. lets just say this simply.. F*ck Huxley (FPS MMO [MMORPG is losing its meaning slowly i see..] ) and this candy game called WoW.. F*uck it.. id rather drink womit out of buffalos as$ than go say that Huxley//WoW is MMORPG compared to FFXI… go try some korean ones… man those games will get ”Hardcore grinder” like you to cry.. wont be lv5 in year i bet… you must been playing FFXI for 10mins per day to get to lv20′s in few months.. that already shows that this isnt your game category at all.. so go ahead.. change to Huxley and gtfo from this site to their sites.. if they do have it off my chest.. phew.. so.. umm heres a lil text before flaming at me.. realize and recognise :twisted:


On November 27, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Looos like someone is not getting enough fibre :wink:

They’re is fun to be had with XI yes, but not enough to keep me hooked, thats my opinion.

Servo had his, you, and the rest of the people have theirs.

Why can’t you give it a rest? Servo probably had a bad experience. You probably had a great one.

I just lost interest. No more text death match mates! Good lord :lol:


On November 28, 2007 at 8:14 am

Opinions are like ass-holes. Everyones got one, and they all smell like .

The problem with Servos is it was not a) presented logically, b) presented with sentance structure that doesn’t make me want to learn a different language and give up on english, and c)a complete flame on the game.

You’re free to have opinions on a game, and no ones saying you have to agree that FFXI is fun. But don’t come to a forum and start bashing it telling everyone that the game is dying and garbage. You’re just asking to get “pwned”.


On November 29, 2007 at 2:32 am

He probably wanted to prevent new players from joining or he may call it “this game blows stay away from it” He does have valid points but he didn’t need to flame a comment section of a article. Like that’s just plane childish! lol

What game is truly perfect I ask you, pretty much none. But some come close. In my opinion XI does lots of things right, and quite a few things wrong. But I am a critic, a do judge games for what they are, and not what they ain’t. My personal score for XI in comparison to most MMO’s of it style from a scale of 1-10, I would give it 7.2 out of 10. But it really depends on the player. I just chose its not worth playing permanently.

But I’m going to stop repeating myself lol

But still it takes two. He started it true, but in doing so, you slam him/her back and he slams you back. You just can’t win. It’s better just to leave those kind of people alone. But thats a -TruthfulNoble-’s opinion :grin:


On December 1, 2007 at 8:41 pm

uuuuuhhhhhh i got final fantasy XI wings of the goddess but it wont download :cry: it said i have 2 get final fantasy XI….wat does that mean?????


On December 2, 2007 at 1:01 am

That means you need the game itself, you my friend have the expansion pack. Hope that helps :mrgreen:


On December 5, 2007 at 10:30 pm

i lol’d

some people like to play hard games

and besides..

since when does how long something take to install effect the gameplay in any way :wink:


On December 6, 2007 at 7:54 pm

ITs simple.
IF you like to buy a 50~60 dollar game and buy a guide along with it so you can beat it in a few hrs and feel like a pro lol… go buy WOW.

If you like a challenge a strong community of cool ppl, almost and endless amount of content, and you u hate when games end fast after you paid 5 times the cost of movie ticket for it lol. go buy FFXI.

When I play games… I usually start on hard… if your that kind of person you can’t play a game like WOW and feel satisfied at all.

So to each is own.
And btw if you take 2 months to get lvl 24 OMFG you suck and you should quit playing not only FFXI but every video game.

Look… all final fantasys give options for hard core gamers and causual gamers.
FFX for example you can beat in like 72 hrs or so or faster… but getting every thing in the game collecting all the monsters and fighting through the area til you beat nemesis can take literally 200+ hrs. Its the same with all Final fantasys they are not made only for casual gamers but most of the time tailor their games for hard core gamers.

When I accomplish something in FFXI I feel like a winner… when I do it in WOW I feel like meh… that wasn’t so hard.


On December 7, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Its oblivious that Servo had a really bad experience. It could of been his first MMO period. Now if you take that into consideration, FFXI would be very frustrating. Or maybe he spent all his time talking to friends or only wanted to lvl with friends. That can really drain time. And can be equally as hard if you don’t got a clue on how to play or don’t know terminology for everything that ppl expect you too.

I enjoyed it but I really felt like trying other MMOs before settling with FFXI. And to me it really had lots of depth, but its finding that depth and using it right is difficult. But I’ve almost played every MMO worth of mention. WoW was not bad, not really good ether. Having played tons of MMOs, I get what to do instantly. FFXI did take getting used to, I can’t imagine how hard it be to a new MMO player. He could be just used to Phantasy Star Online/Universe. Thats easier then WoW. And on 360. So who knows.

I’d cut Servo some slack but he didn’t need to flame a comment section of a article, thats just immature. But continuing to argue is also pointless eh mates :wink:


On December 12, 2007 at 7:24 am

Yeah I prefer harder games and ones you don’t complete in like a week or something.

Now I need to order my copy :D


On December 15, 2007 at 7:27 pm

TruthfulNoble is Servo for sure. Just making additional names to back up his opinion

The General Will is against what servo says, which means he is wrong. Even if I agree with servo, most people don’t, therefor I am wrong. Servo obviously did not give the game a chance.

Don’t give me any of this “You slammed me first-hand” crap. Read it and deal with it.

If someone insults you in real life directly, you are going to say “Sorry I won’t respond because you insulted me directly?”.

To hell with that .


On January 8, 2008 at 11:53 am

Sadly Final Fantasy XI online is dying in terms of players. FFXI can say they have 500k or even over that; but, it has been found the game has 200k up to 300k (give or take 100k in between)that are active for 1-3 hours. Even if the game has 500k it still wouldn’t be enough to stretch across 31 or 32 servers. With the game’s masochistic game play, there will be people trying to make it like once you have mastered something it feels like an accomplishment. I find that rather sad. I thought a game was suppose to be for entertainment purposes not to have bragging rights about who’s most masochistic.

Or even a game that utilizes such game play. WOW! Oh my gosh! The big pay off has the same feeling from the start of the game; but, this time you get to upgrade your artifact and even get better gear, weapon and so on, and 5 star resort to end game places and you get to have more people join in too… Give me a Freaking break those players even act as if no one but them should deserve it.

The veteran players aren’t really concerned with helping the new players because they are always on the mad dash to dish the gossip on what hyper notorious monster linkshell wiped during some end game event, comparing e-peened gear, making money and whatever else.

When a new player is struggling because they can’t find 5 other players or more to help them level, do missions and even get artifacts(yes yes, when I played, players said most artifacts were crap). There were even times when players couldn’t get into parties based on gear and people would critique and even boot those players from parties.

When I used to play, there were veterans who would catch an attitude and ready to tell those struggling players to go play World of Warcraft. Like a bunch of dumb asses those players are giving free advertisement to FFXI’s rival and possibly hurting Final Fantasy XI’s possible chance of gaining any more players.

Instead of killing off the FFXI by catching an attitude with players and tell them to go play WoW, offer and actually help those players or just watch FFXI go to a possible grave.


On January 14, 2008 at 12:50 pm

hey, should i buy FFXI (Inc. Chains of Promathiand Rise of the Zilart Expansion Packs)and then FFXI wings of the goddess?


On January 14, 2008 at 12:52 pm

and how much do u hav pay monthly to play FFXI?


On January 14, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I believe it’s $13 or $14 a month. Best bet if you are starting out on PC or PS2 is to buy the Vanadiel collection 2008 as it includes EVERYTHING released so far for FFXI at a reasonable price.
Remember if you are buying for the PS2 you need the Hard Drive, which isn’t all that easy to track down these days. The game will not play on the newer “slim” PS2, only the older larger version _WITH_ a hard drive. And you needed to buy the HD separate.

I believe there is a PC Vanadiel collection also, that is the same thing as the PS2 version. I.e. contains everything in one neat reasonably priced package.

Finally, the game will run on the PS3, but only the 20 & 60GB versions… It will _PARTIALLY_ run on the 80GB version. Word on the street, and this can be fixed at somepoint in software, is that WotG will not run on an 80GB PS3, but the original game, and all expansions _except_ WotG play fine on it. Again, this could be fixed already or very soon with a software patch.
Finally, the 40GB version of the PS3 has no backwards PS2 compatibility at all, so you are SOL if you own one and want to play any PS2 game.

Finally, it does run on xBox360 as well. I’ve never tried it on 360 so I can’t comment.


On January 14, 2008 at 3:11 pm

It seems that the Vanadiel 08 collection for PS2 installs/plays fine now on the 80GB PS3.

So to summarize:
Plays on PC. (both XP/Vista)
Plays on 360
Plays on older PS2′s with internal hard drive.
Plays on PS3, 20, 60, 80GB versions.
$13 a month to play, + $1 a month for each additional (optional) character beyond your main guy that you create. (usually additional characters are called “mules”.)
I played for 2 years before creating a mule. They aren’t needed.

Check what you are buying before you get it, because there are a lot of different versions out there. Best bet is to buy the Vanadiel 08 collection for 360, PC, or PS2 depending on what you use.

I have both the PC and the PS2 version, I can play on either, using a single account (just not at the same time obviously). It’s nice to run my PS2 for most things, but when I’m doing something with snazzy cutscenes I switch to the PC version for added graphical pizazz.


On January 14, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Thank u :grin: :razz:


On January 19, 2008 at 11:53 am

hey i just got my FFXI and Wings of the goddess for my pc

i installed and downloaded it and now when i click play to start the game

the whole screen goes black with only a brown and cream cursor and it does nothing. I cant even exit it i have to turn off my computer before i get it off can you tell me why its doing that and how to stop it? :???: :sad:


On January 19, 2008 at 5:06 pm

I first played Final Fantasy 3 years ago, I bought it for the PC after I got bored of WoW.

Personally I find FFXI to be the far superior game to WoW. WoW is good for a quick thrill, but it gets old quick. FFXI takes a while to get into but when you do, you will love it. It takes a month to reach maximum level on WoW, 5months of pretty hardcore levelling on FFXI and I still haven’t reached maximum level (highest 66WHM) but it still kicks ass.


On January 20, 2008 at 5:36 am

i hav lots of problems with playing, the game doesent come up and i checked wat system requirements i need i dont hav NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 or greter i hav NVIDIA GeFirce 5200 FX- do i need it to play the game and do i have to buy a new graphics card or can i download it. Another problem is getting to the main memory of my computer ( how do i do that?)

Also how do i configure FFXI :sad: is that all the problems stopping my FFXI from launching onto full screen so i can make character?


On January 20, 2008 at 7:25 am

it doesent matter now

i got it to work i just didnt click button lol

ty for help^^ i am now a red mage on kujata server!


On April 26, 2008 at 12:59 pm

I am just gotten FFXI Vana’diel collection 2008 for PC. Now I am waiting for the file updates to complete.
btw when was this edition 2008 launched? It has over 6000 files to update.


On September 2, 2008 at 8:21 pm

hey ive played FFXI for about 2years now. i love it! and i jus been readin all these stupid comments from servo… some one /slap him.
i also enjoy halo3 cause im a maniac an love killing.
but FFXI will always be my favourite. it was the first online game i ever played. its got awesome graphics, awesome characters (im a sexy mithra!) and its fun. who cares if ive delvled more than ive gone up lvls in the last 2months? i will still go back an keep trying. none og this bull crap about quiting! Quiting is for losers…!!!!!
so anyways… dancer is an awesome job hey?!


On November 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm

please this game is still the best i have all my char at 75 and in on my mule lving them to 75 too updates are getting better and getting better fixing the lag. if you dropped this game? you should pick it back up your missing alot….


On July 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

wow that servo dude is retarded, umm bad ratings…mm dont think pretty sure before WoW ripped elements of FFXI and made it for cheesing s that like to “hack and slash” FFXI was the number 1 mmo for a few years running.. the graphics are amazing considering when it came out.. if you like rpg’s stick to console if you like MMOrpg’s FFXI is your game….its supposed to be time consuming MMO’s arent meant to be beaten like console games everyone whos played knows that…hence the expansions..i got to 27 on my pally in one day..if you couldnt get over 10 in a few months you are pathetic and should probably not admit to being a gamer at all