|In the first Online RPG for the FINAL FANTASY series, players from around the globe will unite and live in the world of "Vana'diel." Together with comrades online, you will create the history of "Vana'diel." Play at your own pace and style, as you form parties with other players online and defeat monsters, or at times choose to go on quests or missions as you embark on multiple adventures through vast environments.
The heroes in FINAL FANTASY XI are the player characters. Create your own personalized characters and choose the "Job Class" of your choice, as seen in past FINAL FANTASY games. Through the "Job System", characters will be able to acquire various "Job Abilities." "Job Abilities" and Classes can be mixed through "Sub-Jobs" to allow precise tailoring of your "Job Class." Millions of possible combinations for your character likeness and skills mean that no two characters will be exactly alike.
Communication is the key as you join the truly massive FINAL FANTASY online RPG. Various communication tools have been incorporated into FINAL FANTASY XI to assist the communication between players including an easy-to-learn Chat System and real-time messaging systems to communicate with friends, both in other areas of FINAL FANTASY XI or in other PlayOnline games.
FINAL FANTASY XI is not only about defeating monsters. Along with a progressive storyline, the players can go on missions or even build skills, such as alchemy, leatherworking, jewel crafting, fishing, and many more.
Since the introduction in 1987, the FINAL FANTASY series has been known for emotional and deep storylines and innovative gameplay, which has pushed the standards of gaming. Now, FINAL FANTASY XI expands this ideal into the online gaming arena. New and familiar features of the FINAL FANTASY series can be found in FINAL FANTASY XI, as it expands into a brand new online gaming experience.