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March? 2022

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Is your inventory irritating you? Is your wallet hurting even more thanks to the Dev's decision in further charging to soothe your sore stockpiles? Well, perhaps managing your inventory more meticulously is the solution. Um-- kupo.

For in the wake of such sore sentiment over sure developer disappointment. A new guide has bust onto the scene to save your bags from bursting worse than your blown colon after a trip to Arbys.

Introducing, the Inventory 201 guide.

October? 2021

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That there is a new subreddit for Final Fantasy XI?

Spawned fresh from the Bowels of Agony, a new team has formed to steward community discussion on r/FinalFantasy11.
The subreddit seeks to be a productive and creative place with elevated standards to set it apart from the average theme of sh!tposts, karma farming, and careless reposts. Their Damning Edicts shall cast a Swath of Silence upon such blight.
Then again, simply having an active and attentive moderation staff who don't respond with vengeful reports to Reddit is a start!
For no attempt to Kick Back can stop this new Giga Slash of a movement.

August 2021 #2

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The free play campaign has come to a close, but the Discount Campaign is still going on until the end of August!
This campaign discounts the entire game heavily to $10. This package includes the entire Final Fantasy XI storyline, and it comes with codes for the Destrier Beret and Chocobo Shirt. If you purchase the game now, your 30 free days of play does not start until you redeem the code. This way you can start with the 14 day free trial, and then extend that another 30 days when you register the game code onto your account. This gives you 44 free days to play before subscribing!

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Did you want to try out Final Fantasy XI, but didn't want to have to pay for it first? Did you play before and want to see how the game is today? There is a 14-day free trial available! Click here to learn more and install today!
If you need assistance in setting up the game, be sure to check out the Install Guide.

August 2021 #1

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The Return to Vana'diel Free Login Period returns this month.
If you have an inactive account, be sure to plan some time between August 13th thru the 23rd if you wish to login to the game and take advantage of some free play time. It would be a perfect opportunity for returnees to catch up on the new The Voracious Resurgence storyline!

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Did you want to try out Final Fantasy XI, but didn't want to have to pay for it first? Did you play before and want to see how the game is today? There is a 14-day free trial available! Click here to learn more and install today!

July 2021

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The History of Final Fantasy XI, year 2012 which covers the Level 99 era is now live!

Local Galka Talekeeper, Funkworkz now has the reputation of only releasing updates once per year. This may improve, but it is still better than George RR Martin!

A note from the creator: 2012 focused on players at Level 99 before Item Level was introduced. It included the last major Final Fantasy XI Fanfest that we have seen (and may ever see again) and Seekers of Adoulin was announced there. Nyzul Isle Uncharted and Legion were released this year, which both proved incredibly difficult at first implementation. Voidwatch saw its conclusion with the addition of Provenance. Afterglow Ultimate Weapons were first introduced.

The work is still in progress, but it is one which is certainly the most continual and concisely comprehensive collection of Final Fantasy XI's history. Even with Square-Enix's quasi history released on the We Are Vana'diel website, I will continue my own project. They are only scratching the surface of FFXI's history. I believe we need to dive all the way in to see the whole picture.

March 2021

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New Feature: Is your bookmark bar filling up with wiki pages? Do you have 10 wiki windows open at any given time? Registered and logged in users are now able to create their own, customized navigation bar section. You can place wiki links and even external links in your customized bar. If you are interested, visit the BG Wiki thread on FFXIAH to see details and examples on how to get started!

Feature Reminder: We have up to date armor and weapon lists on the wiki. Armor has separate pages for each slot, so they can be compared. Weapons have different pages for skill as well. All armor and weapons can be sorted by many different ways such as Damage, Delay, and more. The top Armor page is located here, and the top Weapon page is here. Ctrl + F is a good way to look for stats. The only drawback is potential Augments are not listed.

January 2021

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As you have probably noticed by now, we have updated BGWiki's "Mediawiki" software to the latest version. With this update came major changes to the skin as well as the back end of the website. We had a few hiccups, but the major issues have been taken care of. We still have a few things to fix though, so please be patient with us. After we are back up to 100%, we are confident this update will allow you to have a much better overall experience with the wiki.

We still have to fix the navigation on the left, collapsible tables, the "image popup" feature on pages such as the HTMB page, and mobile skin adaptation. If you run into any major issues please report them to us on the Feedback page or on our Discord!

Remember: If you register an account, you are required to wait around two hours before you are able to login. We have this restriction in place to combat spam bots. As Square-Enix would say, "We apologize for the inconvenience". The wait is certainly worth it, especially if you want to take advantage of a checklist or two!

November 2020

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BGWiki was featured on Episode 4 of the new Final Fantasy XI Podcast "WTF In Vana'diel"!

Staff members Funkworkz and Spicyryan discussed their origins on how they both joined BGWiki's crew back in the early 2010s, the beginnings of BG Wiki itself, as well as what lead us to the point we are today. If any new editors are interested in joining the crew, discussed were also tips and tricks on how to get started. For those who do not want to edit, Thefoxdanger gave his input on using our wiki as an end user.

By joining this community podcast and discussing BGWiki, we are hoping that we will help new aspiring editors to sign up and make our wiki even better. Be sure to tune in here if you would like to listen to Episode 4!

July 2020

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The History of Final Fantasy XI, year 2011 focusing on The Beginning of Post-Abyssea, has been released!

Local Galka Talekeeper, Funkworkz has been making more progress in quarantine than George RR Martin has in the past three years.

A note from the creator: If you have not yet heard of this project, there are two major purposes I set forth to accomplish when creating it. The first is to detail the development history Final Fantasy XI in order to show game evolved over the course of its lifetime. Many of these types of details were forgotten to time and now brought up occasionally these days on message boards. Details on how the game evolved should be restored and preserved all to see. The second goal set forth is to remind old players of things that happened in the days of yesteryear, and to inform new players who did not have the chance to experience the earlier years of the game what exactly players went through getting to where we are today.

The work is still in progress, but it is one which is certainly the most continual and concisely comprehensive collection of Final Fantasy XI's history.

March 2020

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Remember that we have a cool Template:User Page. This fancy thing-a-ma-bob allows you to design your own semi-flexible user page!
While it may seem daunting, all it really takes is typing something in or copy pasting one of the existing (and expanding) User Page Templates into a |field= entry.

While this may not be for everyone and some may merely wish to use or create a Checklist or two, it allows BG users to build their own profiles. Simply copy, paste, and go. It may not be the most perfect thing, but damn it Jim, this is a wiki, not some freewheeling website!

If you lack an account to BG, simply Register, wait a couple hours for the anti-spam/anti-bot cooldown to pass, log in, click your name in the top right, and copy paste/edit away.

February 2020

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As the community may be aware, COVID-19 (also known as "novel coronavirus") is spreading within the East Asia region. Taking into consideration the current situation within the region, sadly SQUARE ENIX has decided to cancel the PAX East attendance of staff who would be travelling from the Japan offices. This difficult decision was based on our desire to prevent any potential spread of the virus and to prioritize the health and safety of PAX attendees and our fellow exhibitors.

As an extra precaution regarding the safety of our guests, we are planning to scale down on our planned activities outside of the show floor. As such, we regret to inform you that we will be canceling the Fan Gathering 2020 at PAX East.

We had originally planned to have Producer Akihiko Matsui and Director Yoji Fujito host a presentation at the event. However, we will be adjusting our plan to deliver this information in a different form. We will follow up with more details in the future.

December 2019

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Square Enix is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Fan Gathering in Boston during PAX East! This is your chance to meet and talk all things FFXI with like-minded adventurers and old friends in historical Boston. Guests can enjoy drinks, snacks, and fun trivia with amazing prizes!

To make the event extra special, two distinguished guests will be present from the FFXI development team, Director Yoji Fujito and Producer Akihiko Matsui. The duo will be on hand to host a Q&A session and special presentation. You won't want to miss out!

Further details for this event will be announced at a later date, so please look forward to it!



August 2019

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The History of Final Fantasy XI, year 2010 has been released!

Local galka guru, and man who "rather have a bratwurst" than go on Bard to Divergence, Funkworkz. Has been scouring over stone tablets, combing card catalogs, picking through Polaroids, and pouring over payphone records.
In order to bring the world a work in progress. One which is certainly the most continual and concisely comprehensive collection of yesteryear. Enjoy!



March 2019

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We are proud to announce that we have a cool new Template:User Page. This fancy thing-a-ma-bob allows you to design your own semi-flexible user page!
While it may seem daunting, all it really takes is typing something in or copy pasting one of the existing (and expanding) User Page Templates into a |field= entry.

While this may not be for everyone and some may merely wish to use or create a Checklist or two, it allows BG users to build their own profiles. Simply copy, paste, and go. It may not be the most perfect thing, but damn it Jim, this is a wiki, not some freewheeling website!

If you lack an account to BG, simply Register, wait a couple hours for the anti-spam/anti-bot cooldown to pass, log in, click your name in the top right, and copy paste/edit away.

January 2019

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Oho! Editing BG Wiki may be done with ease, but writing the "Did you know!?" is less of a breeze. Either way if I may say, just join and log in if you would please. With minor edits to pages much could be done, and the results would simply stun. For all the tasks big or small, just need your helping hand is all. But, if you do protest of ignorance, simply give the Getting Started page a glance! O~hohoho!



December 2018

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Oho! Editing BG Wiki is a breeze, just join and log in if you would please. With minor edits to pages much could be done, and the results would simply stun. For all the tasks big or small, just need your helping hand is all. But, if you do protest of ignorance, simply give the Getting Started page a glance! O~hohoho!

Years of end and Holidays are upon us again. We here at BG wish your holidays to be full of glee. May your celebrations be of perfection as you enjoy excessive confections. O~hohoho!





September 2018

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We have a Feedback page for the wiki. Please leave any suggestions or requests you may have there so they can be archived for attention!

The BG Wiki Projects page has also been improved and is available to all to use or leave feedback on.

Finally, we are always looking to welcome new editors to the team. Feel free to join the BG Discord if you wish to contribute!

  • If you have any issues with information on the wiki please let us know so we may discuss and handle them.
We value our accuracy, and don't want players finding inaccurate information. Opinion pieces however, are tagged, disclaimed, and excluded.

August 2018

We have a new main page!

The old one was really horrible, and this really isn't.

July 2018

  • We have been making a great effort to update older content!

If you have checked an item page in the past to see it blank, we encourage you to try again! Many old pages have been updated in the last few months.


As a reminder, if you come across a incomplete page, you can click the "BG reference2.png" icon to see what other pages link to that item or key item you are viewing. We also have the FFXIAH Icon v3.png FFXIAH and FFXIDB Icon v3.png FFXIDB links. The FFXIDB link is particularly useful for seeing where an item drops and which monster drops it. With these resources, you can still gather information about an item while the page may be incomplete.


These buttons are not intended as a permanent fix, but they help fill the gaps, as our priority is always focused on covering new version updates.

April 2018

BG is a great source for all your guide needs. Just check out the Job Guides page for a list of all the good guides, both internal and externally located.

Anyone wishing to help contribute information may jump right into the developing community collaborative guides for jobs like RUN, SAM, THF, etc. Finally, anyone wishing to create any sort of guide at all is welcome to. If anyone questions are had or assistance needed, then feel free to ask in BG Wiki Discord!

February 2018

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    We have a new Feedback page for the wiki. Please leave any suggestions or requests you may have there so they can be archived for attention!

The BG Wiki Projects page has also been improved and is available to all to use or leave feedback on.

Finally, we are always looking to welcome new editors to the team. Feel free to join the BG Discord if you wish to contribute!

  • If you have any issues with information on the wiki please let us know so we may discuss and handle any issues.
We value our accuracy, and don't want players finding inaccurate information. Opinion pieces however, are tagged, disclaimed, and excluded.

November 2017

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    If you are new to the game and need some guidance to make the most of your time, the Quickstart 1-119 Guide is for you. Be sure to check it out to see how you can make the most out of the game with progression on your journey to Item Level 119.

Craving some nostalgia? Be sure to visit The History of Final Fantasy XI. This page outlines the full documentation regarding development, release, and evolution of Final Fantasy XI to what it is today.

We are always looking to welcome new editors to the team. Feel free to join the BG Discord if you wish to contribute!



October 2017

  • If you are new to the game and need some guidance to make the most of your time, the Quickstart 1-119 Guide is for you. Be sure to check it out to see how you can make the most out of the game with progression on your journey to Item Level 119.

Craving some nostalgia? Be sure to visit The History of Final Fantasy XI. This page outlines the full documentation regarding development, release, and evolution of Final Fantasy XI to what it is today.

We are always looking to welcome new editors to the team. Feel free to join the BG Discord if you wish to contribute!

September 2017

  • See the Guides page for our growing collection.

We are always looking to welcome new editors and guide creators to the team. Feel free to join the BG Discord or post in our thread on FFXIAH.com, on Reddit, our own BG Forums, or simply add to the existing community collaborative Job Guides.





July 2017

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    BGWiki's Trust page has had a major overhaul and redesign! It is now easier to browse through and edit all trust information. Best of all, this information also appears on all Cipher pages, and when one edit is made it saves everywhere.

Note: Due to our cache, edits to trusts are not immediately displayed. Rest assured your information is saved and will automagically update shortly after an edit.



May 2017

  • Our search function has been improved! No longer is it case sensitive when searching for two or more words. As an example, search terms like "ambuscade rewards" will correctly bring up our "Ambuscade Rewards" page! Please report any oddities involving searching to us on Discord. Everyone is welcome to join us in Discord and discuss anything with us regarding BG Wiki. We are always open to all comments and concerns.

March 2017

  • We now have Auction House categories on every item that can be sold on the Auction House! Look for this symbol to easily figure out the category for those hard to find items: Auction House 16.png

Ever wonder where that one guy is getting that constant supply of those expensive scrolls? Nearly every NPC-sold item now have vendor information on their pages. This is not limited to items purchased with Gil either. Sparks, Imperial Standing, Bayld, and more have had their item pages updated. As an example, check out Distilled Water, Lightning Threnody (Scroll) and Baraero (Scroll).

February 2017

  • We have full lists of armor and weapons on the wiki, which are divided by slot and type. These lists are also sortable by defense, item level, damage, delay, etc. This is a very valuable resource to use when you are searching for specific stats on a piece of gear. Remember, Control+F is your friend if you are searching for something!

Use the links in the navigation to the left under Items to check it out, or click here: Armor / Weapons

October 2016

For example check out our new Puppetmaster guide.

September 2016

  • We really love jugs here at BG Wiki. So we have a new Jug Pet page!

See all the latest and greatest on your favorite companions. What happens on those cold nights in Reisenjima stays in Reisenjima.

July 2016

  • That we have a new Automaton page?!
    All aspects of automatons, their weaponskills, attachments, and so on have been updated with the latest information. Check out the latest on your wobbly friends.

June 2016

  • By clicking on the " BG reference.png " image on any page that it appears, you can see every other place where that item is referenced or linked from on BG Wiki.

This is a good way to see further information about an item if its page has not yet been fully updated!

March 2016

Take a look at our ever growing collection of information as we are sure there are new flavors for your life!

February 2016

  • The Mythical Weapons in Final Fantasy XI all have unique back stories to them. When standing in town, why not refresh your memory by reading up? All weapons and their stories can be found by visiting The Myriad Arms of Balrahn. If Mythical weapons are not your thing, you can also view our new Ultimate Weapons page to refresh your memory on Relics Empyreans and Ergon weapons.
  • Playstation 2 and Xbox 360 support will end sometime in March 2016 or April 2016. If you are still playing Final Fantasy XI on either of those consoles, you can switch to the PC Version for free as long as you have a PC that can run the game! SE is providing the client free of charge. Simply visit this page for a link and instructions to download and install. Do not wait until the last minute to switch! You should familiarize yourself with the PC version beforehand and save/import your macros before it is too late!

January 2016

December 2015

October 2015

  • We have recently recolored our item pages for a crisp, new look! Along with this change we added the following icon: BG reference2.png to the top right of all item pages. This now functions identically as the old text link "Pages that reference this item". Simply click that icon on any page to see other places where that item is linked to on the wiki. This is a good way to see further information on an item if its page has not yet been fully updated.

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  • You are able to see the latest edits to the wiki as soon as they are saved! This is not only a great way to see which pages are being worked on in order to contribute, but also to see the latest drop information on that shiny new item you have your eyes on. Simply view the Recent Changes page to see the latest updates that have been added to the wiki!

September 2015

  • Wonder why that certain item is all of a sudden skyrocketing in price on the Auction House? All recipes are on our wiki, so you can easily see what those weird items such as Wyvern Scales are linked from! This usually means it is an ingredient in that recipe. Simply click on the "Pages that reference this item" link on any item page and see what that pesky item is used for!

June 2015

  • Sabishii of Odin has written a very extensive Blue Magic Guide on our wiki. It goes in depth on every aspect and mechanic of Blue Magic. The guide covers where to obtain spells all the way to new Blue Mage Gifts. If you are an aspiring Blue Mage, or even a veteran, you will want to check it out here.

April 2015

February 2015

  • BGWiki now has an Alluvion Skirmish Armor page to help everyone out with process of augmenting their new armor!
    Since new categories as well as an increase in augment maximum values was also added to the existing Alluvion Skirmish Weapons in the February update please don't forget to post your new findings :D

November 2014

  • Unity is a new battle system released in the recent November 10th update. Please visit the growing and developing Unity page for information on this new system. Don't be afraid to contribute! :D

October 2014

  • Did you know we have recently revamped Gobbie Mystery Box and Trust pages? See the growing list of what may happen when you take a spin of the dial and learn something new about one of your adventuring fellows.

August 2014

July 2014

  • Our wiki uses a cache system, and guests who are not logged in see older versions of content. If you are logged into an account, you will be able to see the most up-to-date version of every page. We suggest that frequent users create an account and log in. This will allow you to see the newest versions of every page and easily contribute to our community!

June 2014

  • Special ingredients were introduced in the June Version Update to allow players to easily level up their crafting skills to level 50. All you need is the item sold by the respective guild merchant and the appropriate crystal. High-quality items are not able to be synthesized, and if you fail the synth all items are lost. Now is the best time to level your sub crafts!

May 2014

March 2014

  • Even though the Delve Fractures are inaccessible, you can still fight the first five Notorious Monsters from all three zones individually in the field! Head on over to the Delve page for all of the information we have gathered, and feel free to contribute any knowledge you may have!
  • Having trouble figuring out a recipe that a certain item is used in? Now that all recipes have been added to our wiki, try using the "What links here" feature. This can be found in the left navigation under toolbox. Use it while viewing any page to see what you find!

February 2014

  • Ever had the desire to sort specific types of weapons or pieces of armor by Item Level? Now you can on BG Wiki! We have begun the process of adding Item Levels to Weapons and Armor. Head on over to the Weapons Category or Armor Category to look at all current Item Levels! As always, these pages will be updated after every Version Update.

January 2014

  • The ability to teleport between Home Points became available in December's Version Update. On top of that, new and strategically placed home points were added to the game. Only catch is you must examine a Home Point once after the update took place in order to unlock that location. Having trouble finding all of them? Check out our comprehensive list over on the Home Point page!

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

  • Having trouble figuring out a recipe that a certain item is used in? Now that all recipes have been added to our wiki, try using the "What links here" feature. This can be found in the left navigation under toolbox. Use it while viewing any page to see what you find!

August 2013

  • In the August 2013 update, nearly all pieces of equipment with an Item Level have had their stats significantly upgraded to continue player progression. Click here to see all of the upgraded (and new) equipment.

July 2013

  • With the July 2013 update, players possessing the "Climbing" key item may now use "Scalable Areas" to descend or ascend upon new terrain. See the quest Hide and Go Peak to learn how to acquire this key item.

March 2013

  • March 3, 2013: In recent discussions on the FFXI official forum, the development team shed some light on the inner workings of the Enmity system. See Enmity for the new (and newly confirmed) details, and stay tuned for upcoming changes to the system.

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

  • November 26, 2012: Hungry? While in general, of the five races, only Galka can eat raw meat and only Mithra can eat raw fish, equipping the Matron's Knife will allow any player of any race to consume either of them.
  • November 16, 2012: In some regions of Vana'diel, weather is strongly seasonal, tied to the Vana'diel calendar. For example, the Li'Telor region has almost daily thunderstorms in the summer, but only a few during the winter months.
  • November 13, 2012: After completing the series of quests from Cid's assistant Raibaht (Teak Me to the Stars, Hyper Active, and The Naming Game), you can name the airship that appears in the Chains of Promathia storyline (and receive a hyper ultra cool title!).
  • November 9, 2012: The elemental damage boosting effects of Cumulative Magic and augmented Quick Draw (with Navarch's Bottes +1 or +2) can be combined to significantly increase the damage dealt of the same element.
  • November 7, 2012: Areuhat, whose story is chronicled in the Near Eastern classic Wyrmseeker Areuhat, has an insatiable appetite for certain... oddities. Try the quest Beast from the East to learn more about this legendary swordswoman!