06-30-2007, 09:37 PM
i just got rid of aol so i am lookign at a mmo to egt in to i have loved finaly fantasy games all my life so thats why i am looking mroe at 11 but i have a few questions ...

i know its going to costclsoe to 13 dollers a month for me but i am useing my pc so here we go to start off with

graphic`s card : i am useing my built in one the oen that came with my sony vaio it is a rs100 series one so thats why i am a little worryed will this card handle it ?

cost : agian i know its going to be 13 dolelrs a month right fof the bat probly mroe becuase my bro will want his own charater and we liked the card game form 8 so we might even egt in to the card system on there so thats about 15 dollers but it is not on the ps2 and i am reading soemthing about Character name address witch cost 3 mroe dollrrs a month and Mail forwarding witch cost a nother doller a month so i am wondering when it comes to that dose this eman becuas ei am useing a pc do i have to pay that extra 4 dolelrs a month ?

Payment: i have a mastercard. debit card will that be able to do for the payment ? i dont ahve just a credit card buy its self

is a red mage good to start out with : i relay started with ff7 8 9 and so on and i like being able to sue a little bit of everything so i thought a redmage might be a good start with ?

thank you for looking this over and sorry about my spelling i have a lerning disbality i will psot that when i figure out how to set up a sig ....

oh i allsoforgot ... how well dose it work with window`s vista ? sadly thats what i have on my vaio now

07-01-2007, 03:59 AM
can some one eyt lsit help me figure out the full price per month sicne i have a pc is it going to be aroudnb 13 bucks or around 17 bucks ?

07-01-2007, 10:15 AM
As you know, the monthly fee for FFXI is $12.95 a month, which allows you to create one character. If you want to create more characters as well as your first one, then each additional character costs $1 each.

As well, if you want to play Tetra Master, the card game from FFIX that is included with PlayOnline Viewer and FFXI, that also costs $1 a month to play. So, after reading your post, for you the monthly fees would be like this:

Main FFXI fee and one character: $12.95 USD a month
Second FFXI character: $1 USD a month
Tetra Master (card game) membership: $1 USD a month
Total monthly fee: $14.95 USD a month

I'm not really sure about about additional premium services, like mail forwarding and character email addresses, but as you're aware they have their own fees. These services are entirelly optional, and are not necessary at all to play FFXI, so it's better to not bother with them (I don't use them myself).

Also, for all these fees, the first month is free (which is pretty standard for most MMO games), so you can play it free as a trial and decide whether you want to continue to play it or not.

Hopefully, this hasn't been too confusing for you. :)

07-01-2007, 10:53 PM
thanks now can i egt help on the graphic`s card thing do you think my standered vaio one will do ?

07-02-2007, 03:41 PM
Hmm, I presume that the video card that is built into your computer is an 'onboard' card. Unfortunately, most onboard video cards can't run FFXI, especially those in laptops, so you'll probably need to replace it with a more powerful video card like a Geeforce or a Radeon card.

However, a good way of knowing if your computer can run FFXI is to download, install and run the official FFXI Benchmark program, available free from here: http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/download/media/benchmark01.html?pageID=media

If after running the Benchmark you get a score mentioned as 'Easy Prey' or over, then your computer can run FFXI reasonably well.

07-03-2007, 10:52 PM
thanks for the help[ that program keeps saying error code 2000 probly ebcuas ei am useing windows vista it looks like i might be ona quest to find a ps2 hardrive and ff11 for it might be cheaper in the long run ... anyway plus io know the ps2 controlelr a lot better ^_^

what do you suggest for a starter ? i was thinking of a red mage sicne that is mroe like ff8 and ff7 charaters witch is what i am mroe sue to is charaters that can use all the spells instead of just white or black so what do you think ??

07-04-2007, 05:50 AM
I got the game when it came out and I played it off and on for a little over a year and after some heated debate and the eventual breakup of my Linkshell I stopped playing. I've often thought of picking it back up, but I haven't quite made a decision as of yet. It's a good game but it requires a LOT of patience and it's rather costly.

07-05-2007, 12:41 PM
The PS2 version of FFXI is no longer produced, and has been superseded by the X-box 360 version. It is also not compatiable with the 'slimline' PStwo - you can only run FFXI on the old model PS2, due to the PS2 hard disk drive that comes with FFXI doesn't work with the slimline model.

As far as I'm aware, the PS2 version FFXI is still available for sale in the US though, but if you have a X-box 360, then the 360 version is preferable to the PS2 version. The 360 version also comes with all three expansion packs included on the one disk, where as the PS2 version only includes the first expansion Rise of the Zilart - you have to purchase the later two expansions Chains of Promathia and Treasures of Aht Urhgan for the PS2 version seperately.

As far as choice of starting Job, you can switch to any Job you like at any time in your Mog House, so whatever Job you start with you are not restricted to playing for the entire game. You start out with a choice of six Standard Jobs: Warrior, Thief, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage and Red Mage; and can later unlock up to twelve additional Advanced Jobs later in the game (some of these require the expansion packs to be installed and registered first however).

However, RDM (Red Mage) is definetely a good choice of Job when first starting out - you can wear armour, wield a sword and ranged weapons, and cast both Black and White Magic without a sub job, which can definetely be helpful, especially at the start.

07-05-2007, 08:27 PM
Benchmark isn't working properly for me.

So here's my stats. Think I can swing it?

=============================== System =================================

CPU = Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor with MMX
CPU Speed = 2537 MHz
No. of CPUs = 1
OS = Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Ver 5.01.2600
Version of DirectX = DirectX9.0c
Main Memory = Capacity:247MB : Free Space:19MB
Drive [C:\] = Local Disk Free Space:5.16 GB(Capacity:33.18 GB)
Drive [D:\] = Local Disk Free Space:794.84 MB(Capacity:4.07 GB)
PlayOnline Viewer Install Path = Not installed
FINAL FANTASY XI Install Path = Not installed
TETRA MASTER Install Path = Not installed
Graphics Card =
Type of Chip = UnKnown Video Chip
Video Driver =
Version =
Updated =
VendorId = 0x0000
DeviceId = 0x0000
SubSysId = 0x0000
Revision = 0
AvailableVidMem = 0.0MB
AvailableTextureMem = 0.0MB
Sound Card = Realtek AC97 Audio
Sound Driver = ALCXWDM.SYS
Version =
Updated =
Network Card = Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Network Driver = R8139n51.SYS
Version =
Updated =
Motherboard = Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
Version = 030

I can easily free up disk space though no problem. So that's not even an issue.

07-05-2007, 11:45 PM
yea vista and msot games dont egt along but i was hopeing the only thing i can do with it is buy it and find out but i am worryed about my graficts card not workign thats it i ahve all the other standers for it though plus i ahve vista and i dont have the 100 bucks to get a nre xp pro ... i will downlaod the program againa nd see if i cant get it to work on vista so i know i have everythign to run it alla t the max settigns but the video card

ok thats odd i cant find the pc section oin there any mroe to see if i cant find the video card cheeply....

07-07-2007, 02:38 PM
yea still getting error code 2000 ... is ff11 just going to 360 only ?

07-12-2007, 04:48 AM
ok .... i can egt the playonline viewer to come but and go its going slow but i think thats do to a combo of vista and the fact its downlaoding the game slowly

07-13-2007, 07:03 AM
ok it looks like my graphic`s card cant handle it after all bummer maybe my dad has one that will work >.<

07-18-2007, 06:01 PM
ok after abotu 2 days of rebuilding a computer i got it to work as soona s i can get all the infow of my charater and were he is at i will be here to post it ^_^

btw did anyone else take the flyer quest becuas ei ahve no idea withc npc`s to hand them out to ( money is money and i see a sword i would like sicne the starting dagger is not cuttign it agesnt orcs and goblins )

07-18-2007, 07:00 PM
Holy fuck, boy, the edit button is there for a reason.

07-18-2007, 07:48 PM
Learn how to make a fucking post before actually making one.

07-19-2007, 12:16 AM
i know how to make post i think you gusy need to lern how to accept the fact i am not perfect in my spelling or in grammer

07-19-2007, 06:25 PM
This has nothing to do with your spelling or grammer, you have posted 5 times in a row.

07-20-2007, 12:43 AM
sorry sometimes my broser lieks to re set its self and do that kind of drama