A Beast for the Feast Contest!

 Have you ever seen a monster in Final Fantasy XI that just makes you hungry? One that you can imagine piping hot on top of a platter at your next meal? Now is your chance to weave an elaborate tale of the epic hunt to take down a ferocious beast to bring to the dinner table. From November 21st through November 30th, players will be able to submit up to five screenshots as well as a short narrative of your adventure. The Athena Orb, used to unlock access to the Heroines' Holdfast battle event, will be awarded to all who enter, and the special "Rolanberry Delightaru" in-game furnishing will be given to the three Grand Prize winners!

Do you have your own culinary masterpiece in the works but can't decide what monster to use? Maybe you just want to comment on the ideas of others? Be sure to hop over to the ZAM forums to get your fill!

From the official Final Fantasy XI forums:

A Beast for the Feast

The air is getting colder and the leaves have changed colors. This can only mean that Thanksgiving is here! Of course, what would Thanksgiving be without a feast? The Community Team is doing their best to coordinate with the culinary guild to create the tastiest foods Vana’diel has to offer. However, their hands are tied because they’re busy with the preparations and have yet to secure the main meat dish! Adventurers from all over Vana’diel must slay the tastiest beast and bring it to the feast!

The sky is the limit here, so bring in any kind of monster! (We want to try them all!) Provide up to 5 screenshots to show off how your hunt was executed as well as a short commentary as to why you chose your beast for the feast and what adventurers can expect taste-wise.

Three lucky winners will receive a contest-exclusive rare dish of Rolanberry Delightaru to decorate their Mog Houses with. Also, all participants will receive an Athena Orb!

So put on your Hunter's Beret and bring home the Behemoth!

Contest Entry Period
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012 6:00pm PST

How to Enter
Hunt down a FINAL FANTASY XI monster for this year's Thanksgiving main course and show us how you caught it! Any monster is fine!

Post the following with your entry:

  1. Screenshots of the hunt (up to 5 images)
  2. In 500 words or less, comment on the below:
  3. What were the keys to getting this marvelous monster for the feast?
  4. Why do you think this monster is the best choice for the feast?
  5. What can adventurers expect taste-wise?

*When posting your screenshot images, please utilize image hosting sites such as Flickr, Imgur, Yfrog, etc. as attachments will not be enabled.

Please Note

  • One entry per person. If multiple entries are posted, only the first one submitted will be accepted.
  • Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter.
  • Normal forum rules apply to all posts within the contest thread.
  • Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.

Inappropriate submissions will be moderated. If entries fall under any of the below categories, it will result in a disqualification and the post will be deleted by a moderator:

  • Any posts containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
  • Infringements upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, etc.
  • Counter to public order and/or morals
  • Submissions with content judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme
  • Images that have been heavily modified by photo editing software

Three Grand Prize Winners

  • A "Rolanberry Delightaru" in-game furnishing


  • An Athena Orb - This orb grants entry into the Heroines' Holdfast battlefield.

All Participants Receive

  • An Athena Orb - This orb grants entry into the Heroines' Holdfast battlefield.

*Prizes are all in-game items and do not have any monetary value.
*All prizes will be distributed to the character associated with the forum account that submits the entry.

The Community Team will select winners based on screen shot quality and overall creativity of the entry.

Winners will be announced on or around December 4, 2012.

All entries and other materials (the "Entry Materials") (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any contestant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix's ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.


You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) other than the fact that all intellectual property embodied in and related to the FFXI game, including all copyrighted works and trademarks and derivative works thereof, are the exclusive property of Square Enix, all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.


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