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The History of Final Fantasy XI

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Welcome to BGWiki's comprehensive Final Fantasy XI History resource!

The purpose of this page is to have a full documentation regarding development, release, and evolution of Final Fantasy XI to what it is today.

If you have information or images that you believe would benefit this page, please create a topic on the Talk Page.

Due to the increasing size of this project, it had to be split into multiple pages.

Please click on a year below!


Pre-Release & Beta

2000 - 2001

Release & The First Year


The Rise of the Zilart Era


The Chains of Promathia Era


Conclusion of Chains of Promathia


The Treasures of Aht Urhgan Era


The Age of Mythical Weapons

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v.1.0.0: Original concept and basic information from 2000-2003 created by Elmer the Pointy on

v.2.0.0: 2000-2003 Additional information, images & topics researched compiled and re-released by Funkworkz in August & September of 2017

v.2.1.0: 2004 & 2005 by Funkworkz in September & October 2017

v.2.1.1: Entire project broken up into pages divided by year.

v.2.1.2: Touched up Version Update entries to all years by dividing Job Adjustments and New Features & Content into their own tables. This will make things easier to distinguish if visitors only want to read those parts of the updates sections.

v.2.1.5: Expanded and added many topics across all years. Includes the following topics: Castle Zvahl Charge, Load Fishing, Turtle Curse, Unsho & Unji, Garlic Farmer Conspiracy, The March Festival, 7/2 patch from hell, Vana'diel Clock, Movalpolos Water Festival, Bone-Bone Fantasy, Vrtra appearing at Spook on Lakshmi, and the Silver Hairpin Festival.

v.2.2.0: 2006 was released by Funkworkz in December 2017

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