While Lineage 1 and 2 both get a boost from their popularity in Korea Final Fantasy XI is helped by its large presence in Japan. Not only is the game popular but FFXI stands as one of the most solid MMORPGs in the genre alongside the likes of World of Warcraft and City of Heroes with a great story tight game play a huge game world stellar graphics and team oriented quests.
MMORPG Rank by GameOgre: #5
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Comment: My favorite MMORPG… period. One of the great things about this game is that you can make new friends easier than most online games. In order play the game to the fullest you have to work together in parties and quests. The world Vana’diel puts the massive in MMORPG. I have been playing for over a year now and I still haven’t seen all there is to see. Another great thing is the selection of jobs. When you start you get to choose from Warrior Monk Thief White mage Black mage or Red mage. When you reach level 30 you may do the advanced job quests. Advanced jobs include: Paladin Dark Knight Ranger Bard Summoner Beastmaster Dragoon Ninja and my personal favorite Samurai! Also you can have a sub job which is a job that you add to your main job and you get the stat bonuses and and abilities from that job! For Instance I am a Samurai/Warrior. With warrior as my sub job I get increased strength and HP and the useful abilities that only warriors get. I could go on all day about how good this game is but I think have said enough lol.
FFXI Insider Guides
Provides job-specific killer guides to reach the level cap in record time. Job guides range from Paladins and Dark Knights to Red Mages and Ninjas. Find out how to reach level 75 without having to group for a single time.
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Final Fantasy XI Expansions
1. Rise of the Zilart
- New jobs including Ninja Samurai and Dragoon.
- More than 40 new areas.
- Was already included with the American release but not the Japanese release.
- New beasts to summon.
- New quests.
- New NPCs.
2. Chains of Promathia
- Adds almost three times more content that than the original American version.
- New storyline.
- New armor including Sha’ir Manteel Bison Jacket Barone Corazza and Igqira Weskit.
- New areas including Attohwa Chasm Bibiki Bay and Pso’xja.
- New NPCs such as Tenzen and Prishe.
- Not much of an expansion of the gameplay.
- New monsters like the Bugbear and Weeper.