Announcing the XI Years of FINAL FANTASY XI Event

 The celebrations for Final Fantasy XI's eleventh year anniversary are continuing in epic fashion! Starting on May 27th, the Community Team will be doing their part too, with the "XI Years of Final Fantasy XI" contest! For eleven days, the Community Team will be creating threads on FFXI's official forums with certain tasks for players to perform and take a screenshot of them performing. Of course, prizes are definitely in store, such as the special Yovra Replica and several other in-game furniture pieces! So ready yourself for travel and adventure, for May 27th through June 6th will surely take you across all of Vana'diel!

Let us know what you think of this new contest over on the ZAM forums!

From the official Final Fantasy XI forums:


Celebrating 11 years of FINAL FANTASY XI means that we have an immense history filled with both players' individual memories as well as thousands of tales to tell about the various stories, elements, and other events that were implemented into the game over the years.

With that said, the Community Team is proud to introduce an event where players are encouraged to re-visit historic moments and relive those memories all over again. We've come up with 11 different objectives that will be posted on the forum over an 11 day time span, each one corresponding to a year in service. As an adventurer, it's your job to take a screenshot of your character fulfilling the objective and post it in the thread for the respective day. The first three adventurers to post a screenshot of a successfully completed objective each day will be awarded a prize.

Walk the path of a momentous eleven years of Vana'diel history with the Community Team as we remember the past and look forward to the future!

Event Period

Monday, May 27, 2013 to Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:59 am (PDT)

How to Participate

Over the course of 11 days, the Community Team will create 11 threads (1 per day) with 11 different objectives.

  1. Check the objective that is posted on the forum each day following the schedule listed below.
  2. After confirming the daily objective, go in-game and take a screenshot of your character completing the objective while having /names on and wearing any of the below anniversary items:
    1. Moogle Guard
    2. Chocobo Shield
    3. Decennial equipment
    4. Novennial equipment
    5. Dinner equipment
    *The +1 version of the above equipment is also acceptable.

    *Example: If the objective is "Take a picture with Shantotto." you would go in-game and take a screenshot of your character next to Shantotto.
  3. Take your screenshot and post it as a reply to the appropriate objective thread.

    Required information in your entry post:

    -Character name
    -World name
    -Prize choice (see below Prize section)

*Please note that some image hosting websites such as Flickr will delete images when an account is inactive for a certain amount of time, so make sure to verify this when choosing a site to host your entry image.

The first three players to post a completed objective screenshot will be awarded with a prize.

A bonus prize will also be awarded to the best screenshot from each objective, so pay attention to the aesthetics as style counts!

*Limited to one entry per person per objective. In the event that multiple entries are posted, only the first one will be accepted.

*Screenshots taken without wearing the above required equipment and posts that lack the above required information will be disqualified.

Event schedule

The event will be held over the course of 11 days from May 27, 2013 (Monday) to June 6, 2013 (Thursday).

The time in which objective threads are created on the forum will be staggered each day, to ensure everyone from various time zones has a chance to participate. The below is the schedule of when threads will be posted:

(Times are listed in PDT)

Objective # Date Day Time
1 May 27, 2013 Monday 11:00 am
2 May 28, 2013 Tuesday 3:00 pm
3 May 29, 2013 Wednesday 7:00 pm
4 May 30, 2013 Thursday 11:00 am
5 May 31, 2013 Friday 7:00 pm
6 June 1, 2013 Saturday 11:00 am
7 June 2, 2013 Sunday 3:00 pm
8 June 3, 2013 Monday 7:00 pm
9 June 4, 2013 Tuesday 11:00 am
10 June 5, 2013 Wednesday 7:00 pm
11 June 6, 2013 Thursday 11:00 am

*Threads will be closed 24 hours after they are opened.

Grand Prize

The first three players to post a screenshot of the completed objective in the appropriate objective thread will have a choice of one of the below statues:

  • Shadow Lord Statue / Behemoth Statue / Adamantoise Statue / Fafnir Statue / A.Angel EV Statue / A.Angel HM Statue / A.Angel GK Statue / A.Angel MR Statue / A.Angel TT Statue

Bonus Prize

The best screenshot from each objective will be chosen by the Community Team and those players will be awarded with the below (11 total prizes):

  • Yovra Replica

*Tarutaru not included.

Participation prize

All entrants will be given a Copse Candy as a participation prize.

*All prizes are in-game items and have no real world monetary value.

*All winners will be announced on or about June 7th, 2013.
*All prizes will be delivered after the event is completed.


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