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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 7,450 'Final Fantasy XI' (PS2/X360/PC) Accounts

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2006 @ 1:30 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.

The breakdown for the suspensions is as follows:

  • Accounts confirmed using third party tools to illegally move their characters: 400 cases
  • Accounts confirmed using third party tools to give an unfair advantage over other players in order to get claim on Notorious Monsters. 4400 cases
  • Accounts confirmed using illegal means to obtain items 100 cases
  • Accounts from people that were previously confirmed to have RMT connections, or that had violated the user agreements but re-subscribed to PlayOnline. 2800 cases

The results of our investigation resulted in the confiscation of over 6.2 Billion gil

We would like to take this time to remind our players that the use of any third-party tools will not only destroy the in-game balance, but will also encourage RMT (real money trading) activities. We will continue to take strict actions against those individuals that we have confirmed to have used such tools.

Please note that some of these third-party tools may cause character information to be altered, erased, or personal information to be leaked to unwanted third parties. If you come across a third-party tool over the Internet, we ask that you please refrain from the download of such a tool, no matter how minor it may appear to be.

While we did not include a RMT heading in this announcement, RMT related activities are being investigated by a separate group and we plan to act on the results of this investigation at a later date. With the newly revised policies in effect, our GM teams are not only pursuing the buy and sell of gil, but also the illegal actions by RMT affiliates who seek to control certain areas within FINAL FANTASY XI with the purpose of furthering RMT related activities.

As of Dec. 10, the development team implemented a fix to prevent items from being obtained in an illegal manner. Action has been taken against accounts that participated in these activities.


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