I seem to be playing this game alot lately. I’ve had it since october of 2006, and used to play on a older character on someone elses account, that being my husbands. I never really got THIS into it though it’s surprising, once you hit a certain landmark in the game it’s like you can’t stop playing it.
For those that don’t know. Finalfantasy 11 or more commonly known as FFXI, is a MMORPG, a massively multiplayer online role playing game. It’s based off of a long running game franchise.
This version is far more like the older versions of the franchise, that being 1-6, and manages to slip from the overly predictable and cliche characters that ruin the games now, from 7-10 and 10-2. Many like these newer versions, perhaps because they are more linear thus easier to play, or they’re simply a fan of the storyline that seems to be the main plot for every recent game and there’s nothing wrong with that. Heck I’ve played over 3000 hours on pokemon I have no where to talk. Needless to say though in a world of unoriginality in videogames, this is a breathe of fresh air.
This is not a game for those who prefer to play alone and only randomly group with friends, this game is all based on friendship and community, which perhaps is why I like it so much. You have to work together to progress, you have to be nice, you have to be polite, and you have to care for everyone else to an extent. You work together through most of the game, leveling up, quests, missions to progress your ranking, getting items you may need, or just for fun fishing on some lake out in the middle of nowhere.
The job system, if you’re used to or firmiliar with the older games, is very similar, or if you liked tactics you’ll love this system aswell. You have the ability to on one single character level up and max out every job they have available, you get to choose two at a time, a main job and one to support you. It’s a difficult game but one worth the time and effort.
I myself play a Mithra as a white mage (healer but I’m gonna switch to bard soon), it’s sort of a catgirl but more cat then girl, they’re fuzzy and have cat noses, ears, and tails. They roll their r’s as if purring when you talk to a non player character (npc) and they’re over all very cat-like, they’re incredibly adorible aswell.
I just can’t seem to tear myself away..My animal crossing friends must hate me by now! Anyway, out for now, take care, I have to go finish patching the new expansion!