Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XI, also known as Final Fantasy XI Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It was released in Japan on May 16, 2002, for PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows-based personal computers in November of that year. There are currently 16 public game worlds available for play, down from 32 at the game’s height, with approximately 15,000 to 20,000 players in each. A spinoff mobile game, Final Fantasy Grandmasters, was released on September 30, 2015.
About Final Fantasy XI in brief
Final Fantasy XI, also known as Final Fantasy XI Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It was released in Japan on May 16, 2002, for PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows-based personal computers in November of that year. The game was the first MMORPG to offer cross-platform play between PlayStation2 and personal computer. All versions of the game require a monthly subscription to play. There are currently 16 public game worlds available for play, down from 32 at the game’s height, with approximately 15,000 to 20,000 players in each. A spinoff mobile game, Final Fantasy Grandmasters, was released on September 30, 2015. In 2015, Square Enix released the final main scenario for Finalantasy XI titled Rhapsodies of Vana’diel. Support for the PlayStation 2. and Xbox 360 versions was ultimately ended on March 31, 2016, leaving only the. PC platform playable. A mobile client for the game is under development by Square Enix in collaboration with Korean developer Nexon. It is expected to be released later this year or early next year, with a release date yet to be announced. Players can customize their characters in limited ways, including selecting from one of five races and choosing their gender, facial style, hair color, body size, job, and nation allegiance. Unlike most online games, players of different languages play in the same world and can interact through automatic language translation from a library of translated phrases. Unlike previous titles in the series, the game takes place in a fully three-dimensional landscape with enemies freely roaming in it, allowing battles to occur in real time as opposed to the random encounters used in previous games.
The servers are named after summoned monsters from previous Final Fantasy titles, such as Ifrit and Diabolos. At first, a player may only complete missions for their home nation, though they are able to change allegiances later on, allowing access to other nations’ storylines. At the release of each expansion pack, over one hundred quests were added to play and each pack has its own set of quests and its own nation. Each expansion pack and add-on brings a new major storyline to the Final Fantasy. world, along with numerous areas, quests, events and item rewards. Players have the option of using any combination of a keyboard, mouse, and controller to play the game. The head-up display consists of a log window, menus, and several game information elements. The log window at the bottom of the screen displays system messages, battle messages, and text input by other players. Players may choose to filter what appears in the log window. Several menu options are available through the use of keyboard shortcuts, as well. The player is able to access different commands, status windows, and configuration options. The \”action command menu\” appears just above thelog window and gives the player several options to interact with the game world. Completing missions allows a player to advance in rank, which grants access to new areas, new areas and various storylines, and various other storylines.