We are talking about an elder right here. Final Fantasy is not just an online game, is one of the most impactful game you will ever play. Many players say that Final Fantasy XI is one of the games that will never leave their top 5 and one of the games that will be played forever. This game is old and we are trying to figure out why so many players are still playing it. In the meantime, we made a list with 6 reasons why some players really love Final Fantasy XI. Let’s check it out together.
1.) Get Jobs
Maybe it is hard to believe but this medieval strategy of grinding is still making people fall in love with this game. In Final Fantasy XI you can choose a job which you can grind until you reach level 30. Each of these jobs is similar to previous versions of the game. You could pick one of the following: Thief, Red Mage or Monk.
I`m talking about level 30 because that is the moment when you unlock “advanced jobs” like Dragoon or Ninja. There is a beautiful character that everyone loves to play because it looks so badass, and you know well we are referring to the Grim Reaper. You can show off your scythe and your gorgeous black armor.
2.) Actual Story Action
Final Fantasy was one of the games, and there were not so many back then, which had a story to tell. Final Fantasy XI was using cutscenes in order to make you really feel the interactions between characters and quests. You would not have to imagine the dialogues anymore. You can start the campaign and find out interesting stories about ancient or powerful characters such as Tenzen or Prishe.
3.) An Actual Community
Final Fantasy XI is that kind of game where you need to be part of a community because the whole gameplay strategy and leveling up strategy is based on that. You just could not simply finish the content of the game by yourself, not to talk about the leveling up process. It is absolutely boring and hard to do only by yourself. Final Fantasy XI is a team game.
Having that in mind, the game features Linkshells, or guilds how we like to call them. This is not a new feature, but it has so much impact on the game. Back when Final Fantasy XI prime was released, you would see groups of players leveling up together everywhere.
4.) Earn Money by Playing the Game
FFXI Gil is the main in-game currency. There are some very good platforms on the internet that will help you sustain and support your love for this game. How? By giving you the possibility of earning real money by selling Final Fantasy XI Gil. Eldorado.gg is an online website that does only trading actions between players which share the same passion. You can buy or sell FFXI Gil currency or items using this platform.
5.) The Corsair
There is a certain character that is loved by a lot of the players, because of his special attitude, let’s say. If you think that Final Fantasy is just an MMO, you`re very wrong. Final Fantasy XI is a game where anything is possible. Corsair is a class which bases its abilities on cards and dice. All you have to do is roll the dice. Each die represents a different buff: speed, double attack or increased experience.
6.) Never Get Bored
An important fact is that you cannot get bored while playing this game. You can even ask NPC`s to join you in your battle. This is how you can complete the game by yourself and without the need of any player parties.
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