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E3 2010: Our exclusive interview with Final Fantasy XIV executive producer Hiromichi Tanaka

In the world of Final Fantasy XIV, Hiromichi Tanaka is kind of a big deal. In fact, he's kind of a big deal in the franchise's history as a whole, having worked on the design for several games and having been the lead developer on Final Fantasy XI. It seems fitting that one of the designers from th...

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The ninth Vana'diel census tells you everything you need to know and more

Very few games release population numbers for their game, let alone full workups on class combinations, the amount of endgame weaponry in the population, the percentage of the population that is a specific type of craftsman, and the average weekly income of the population. But this is the Vana'die...

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Notable Final Fantasy XI column returns as part of 1up's "The Grind"

Game journalist James Mielke resumes his on-again, off-again relationship with Final Fantasy XI in the fledgling 1up blog "The Grind". Mielke's extended hiatus from his "My Life in Vana'diel" column was a blend of time constraints and some degree of burn-out as well. But it seems he missed the game...

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Anti-Aliased: When you can't hack it legitimately, cheat instead

It's no secret that I keep my eye on the Final Fantasy XI community. With two friends running an upstanding linkshell on the Bahamut server, I like to know what goes on in the game. The current word on the street is the "big banhammer freakout." The vocal players are talking about what linkshells ...

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Final Fantasy XI devs threaten players with forced server moves

Server populations in massively multiplayer online games can be a delicate balancing act. Popular servers are very much the hubs of these games, where players can easily forge bonds with one another in a lively social environment. But log into a desolate server and you'll wonder what the point of p...

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Final Fantasy XI update to eliminate 18+ hour boss takedowns

The players of Final Fantasy XI have voiced their anguished concerns over a certain Notorious Monster (NM), and Square Enix seems to have listened. We recently reported on the extreme levels of commitment needed to take down the NM Pandemonium Warden in Final Fantasy XI. A linkshell (guild) ironica...

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