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The Digital Continuum: Changing tides in FFXIV

New Final Fantasy XIV information has been quite plentiful as of late. We've had new information on races, the general lore, basics of the job system and quest system all in just a single week. If I didn't know any better, I'd think a major games event was taking place. If there's one thing we're...

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The Digital Continuum: Week three of vacationing in Vana'diel

Sometimes you're reminded of things that you once cherished and in these moments of recollection it feels as though you need to embrace those long forgotten loves once more. I've found this to be particularly true of Final Fantasy XI. What I haven't decided yet is whether I truly do need to...

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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...

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The Digital Continuum: Vacationing in Vana'diel

Summer has arrived, July is only just around the corner and with it comes the gaming drought. This seems an opportune time to explore an old favorite, write about it and try to make it as interesting as possible. I figured, what MMO is less known about and more curious than Final Fantasy XI? Plus,...

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E3 2009: Final Fantasy XIV is not PS3 exclusive, more details revealed

Today we got to spend some time with the team of Final Fantasy XIV in a seekret Square-Enix press conference at E3 and land some goodies about the game. While the team was generally tightlipped about what they had planned for their next MMO, the one thing they were very clear about was that PC...

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Final Fantasy XI's character reactivation service lets you bring deleted characters back to life

Do you miss the home you use to call Vana'diel? Do you wish you never punched that "delete" key when you were signing off of PlayOnline for the last time? And, lastly, are you too impatient to wait for another "Return Home to Vana'diel" campaign to begin? Good news for you then! The guys and gals...

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Starting out in Vana'diel: Community, controls and cooperation

Hello there adventurers! It's Thursday, and that means more tips for those of you who are new to Vana'diel. This time around we have some less documented topics to talk about -- the controls of Final Fantasy XI, how to get into groups and how to run groups, and answer one of the questions...

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Starting out in Vana'diel: Mission, very possible

Hello there adventurers! It's Friday, I know, and Friday is not Thursday. That, however, won't stop me from bringing Final Fantasy XI aid to you! I promised you more information on the mission system, and that's exactly what I'm going to be delivering in this edition of "Starting out in Vana'diel."...

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Starting out in Vana'diel: Character creation & taking your first steps

As we've said on Massively multiple times, Final Fantasy XI is a hard game. The crafting is complex, the gameplay is somewhere between EverQuest and World of Warcraft, and dying can be painful when you lose experience. Some people may tell you that the game just isn't that fun, but the game can be...

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"Return Home to Vana'diel" is back, and Squeenix hopes you will be too

The last "Return Home to Vana'diel" campaign ended in February this year, making the decision of whether to return to Final Fantasy XI a lot easier. Now, Square Enix is running the promotion again, giving former players the chance to restore their characters and making that decision a little less...

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