Final Fantasy XI is an online fantasy MMORPG and it is the eleventh installment in the award-winning Final Fantasy franchise overall. How you play is up to you, with limitless possibilities for adventure. Set out on your own to discover the countless secrets of Vana’diel, or form a party with your friends to purge the beastman forces and bring home sensational spoils. Players create a character, and they can both compete and cooperate in a variety of objectives to develop an assortment of jobs, skills, and earn in-game item rewards. Players can undertake an array of quests and progress through the in-game hierarchy and through the major plot of the game. Numerous add ons and expansions have been added along the way, keeping gameplay alive and dynamic. Come experience Vana’diel for yourself!
Final Fantasy XI Key Features
Epic Storyline – Expore an immense world and meet a wonderful cast of delightful characters along the way. You can do as you want to do!
Party System – Join a party to overcome more difficult monsters and face tougher challenges! After all, an MMO is more fun when you play together.
Job System – Choose from one of twenty two different jobs, and make your character truly unique! Your primary job is your “class”, and you can choose from Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage, Red Mage, and Thief. You can advance into advanced jobs, however, and even augment your Warrior with Ninja skills, for instance, creating unique mixes!
Crafting, Minigames, Hobbies, And More – It isn’t all about fighting! Make items, or collect pets, or race chocobos, or… there are so many things to do!
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Final Fantasy XI Is Shutting Down On Consoles
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Finally Fantasy: Final Fantasy XI Final Update
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