Latest Poll

Out of all the new hard mode fights to come, which has been your favorite?

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The avatars! To get to fight them again is great!
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I enjoyed seeing the Ark Angels again!
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Gessho...loved getting to pluck his feathers.
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Ouryu, obviously. Big stone dragon...thing.
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The Shadow Lord! It brings back so many memories.
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Tenzen for sure. Though his sword burned a bit.
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I didn't really care for them. Hard mode? Pssh
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I've never fought them yet. There's hard modes?

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Doctor Shantotto's Modern Vana'diel Practicum!

 Feeling overwhelmed by some of the changes that have come to Final Fantasy XI? Needing a crash course on the modern Vana'diel? You're in luck, for that hot-tempered mistress of magic, Doctor Shantotto, has put together a lecture to teach just that! From Save Point teleporting to the Trust Initiative, a number of FFXI's modern conveniences are addressed, all with Shantotto's signature Flare...errr...flair!

To check out Shantotto's lecture, be sure to check below the break. Afterwards, let us know what you thought of her lessons over on the ZAM forums!

Announcing the Autumn Alter Ego Extravaganza

 The ever-popular Alter Ego Extravaganza will soon be returning to Final Fantasy XI, bolstering your repertoire of Trust Initiative allies to even higher levels! Sakura, Ovjang, and Mnejing, special Alter Egos that debuted during the spring edition of the Extravaganza will be making a return, accompanying the three brand-new Alter Egos making their grand entrance during this event. Familiar faces to those who have spent time in the starting cities, adventurers will be able to acquire San d'Oria's Rahal, Windurst's Koru-Moru, and Bastok's Cid to join them in battle! The Extravaganza begins September 30th and runs through to the end of October, so be sure to get your hands on them while you can!

Excited for the new Trust Initiative allies? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!


Square Enix Unveils Shinra Cloud Gaming Service

Square Enix officially unveiled its new cloud gaming service company, Shinra Technologies, at Tokyo Game Show 2014. Beta for the service is expected to begin in the United States and Japan in early 2015, and will include several Square Enix titles such as Final Fantasy VII.

Harnessing the power of a supercomputer in the cloud, Shinra Technologies, Inc. enables groundbreaking experiences not possible with today’s current gaming technology.

The premise behind the company is to make "high-quality cloud games" available for streaming on any platform:

Alter Ego Expo Redux!

 The Alter Ego Expo for Final FAntasy XI has returned! Starting September 24th and running through to October 9th, players will find their favorite alter egos of the Trust Initiative more powerful than before, with maximum HP and MP increased by 50% and a strong resistance to status ailments implemented as well!


What challenges do you intend to face with your stronger NPC allies? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!



June and July Version Update Survey

Square Enix wants your voice to be heard! To gather information on the past two major version updates of Final Fantasy XI, a new update survey has been released. Did you enjoy the new high-tier mission battles added? Did you think that the various job adjustments could have been a bit better? Now's your chance to let Square Enix know what you think!

What are your opinions of the version update survey? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

The Adventuring Primer Has Been Updated!

 The Adventuring Primer, Square Enix's official resource for information on the world of Vana'diel, has received a new, streamlined look for easy access. Needing the latest info on the Trust Initiative or wanting to learn more about Delve? All the information you could ever want about Final Fantasy XI is right at your fingertips in this readily accessible, user-friendly format!

Do you like the new look of the Primer? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

The September Version Update Has Descended

 The wait is over! The September version update of Final Fantasy XI has arrived! A host of new and updated content has been added, including new job adjustments for Beastmaster, Dragoon, Blue Mage, Dancer, and Rune Fencer, a number of quality of life adjustments to make your playing experience more enjoyable, new Walk of Echoes challenges for higher-geared individuals, and the introduction of the brand new Incursion battle system!

What was your thought of the new version update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!