Final Fantasy XI And Final Fantasy XIV Going Back Online

Due to the power concerns that arose after March 11's earthquake, the servers for Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI were taken offline. The servers for both games will be back online on March 25. To make up for the outage, FFXI players won't be charged for the April billing cycle. Final Fantasy XIV will continue… »3/23/11 2:20am3/23/11 2:20am

Power Concerns After Japan Quake Take Down Multiplayer Servers [Updated]

At 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST, servers for Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI will be taken offline for at least one week as Square-Enix cooperates with a Japanese power company's request to conserve power while it restores services severely damaged by Thursday's monster earthquake. [Update] Servers for Metal Gear… »3/13/11 12:00pm3/13/11 12:00pm

Translating Final Fantasy XI To Life (or “Why I don’t have a butterfly collection”)

The other day, I mentioned to my friend of 10 years that I was doing research on massively multiplayer online role-playing games ("MMORPGs") for one of my game design jobs. I said that it was especially difficult to understand what people were talking about on online forums, given that I'd never played an MMORPG for… »10/26/10 4:20pm10/26/10 4:20pm