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Final Fantasy XI

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square-Enix
Developer: Square-Enix
Release Date: April 18, 2006 (US), April 21, 2006 (EU)

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Square Enix Bans 11,500 'Final Fantasy XI' (PS2/X360/PC) Accounts

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2006 @ 1:54 p.m. PST

In Final Fantasy XI, players undertake multiple adventures through Vana'diel, a complex gaming world with more than 100 areas to explore. The gaming universe contains the award-winning visual content, innovative gameplay and deep storyline that the Final Fantasy series is famous for. The Rise of the Zilart expansion pack expands the storyline and opens up a variety of higher-level skills and abilities.

Details of the violations are as follows:

  • Usage of tools that allow enhanced character movement. Approx. 1,100 cases
  • Usage of tools that circumvent game mechanics with respect to the timing of ability use, etc. in certain areas or at points where Notorious Monsters appear. Approx. 6,400 cases
  • RMT-related activity Approx. 4,000 cases

The termination of these accounts has led to the removal of approximately 45 billion gil from circulation.

Square Enix wants to remind players that the use of third party programs adversely affect game balance. Along with affecting game balance, other risks can arise from use of third party programs that are not immediately obvious such as possibly introducing damaging viruses and compromising the security of private account details. Usage of third-party tools will not be tolerated within Final Fantasy XI and Square Enix will continue to severely penalize any players found to be in violation of the PlayOnline Member Agreement.

During this round of account terminations, the main focus was on RMT operations active within Japan. However, continued investigations encompass all regions where RMT activity is occurring.


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