I don't write much about Final Fantasy XI
in this column, but those with some knowledge of its history know that wasn't always the case. There are long stretches of the column that have focused on Final Fantasy XI
's trials and tribulations. It's just that as I've said many times over, there's not a whole lot of point to talking about FFXI
on a regular basis now. While Final Fantasy XIV
keeps getting bigger and better, FFXI
is slowly and quietly declining.
But that doesn't mean you can't take a trip back.
A few weeks back, my wife and a dear friend floated the idea that the three of us could try heading back to Final Fantasy XI
, exploring the game from the start, completely fresh all over again. It would be very different from how it had been before. And true to form, it certainly has been. The game is very different now from the one I remember, and it's interesting to look at why, even from the perspective of someone just about to hit 20 for the first time on a single class.