Whitney's FFXI blog

Final Fantaxy XI and other MMORPGS

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New computer for FFXI

I bought a new computer to play FFXI because the old one is so slow. I bought a Pentium Core 2 Duo based computer from iBuyPower with 2 Gigs of RAM and an ATI x1600 XT video card.

Why that video card? Because I heard that FFXI has some problems with newer nVidia cards, and I didn't think it wise to invest in ATI's top of the line model because it's gong to be obsolete once DirectX 10 comes out with Windows Vista. So ATI's mid-priced card seemed like the good choice, and it's probably like eight times faster than what's in my old computer now.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Is FFXI losing market share?

I was in CompUSA and about half of the premium priced games in the PC software section were MMORPGs but there was not a box of FFXI to be found. World of Warcraft was of course there, but there was even more shelf space devoted to Everquest II, and I saw Dungeons and Dragons Online and Guild Wars (not a real MMORPG).

I guess there won't be many new players for FFXI if it's not sold in stores anymore.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Back to Vana'diel

I haven't played this game in a long time, but I decided to try it again, because I missed the lovely world of Vana'diel with its cute Tarutaru and beautiful scenery. I even liked the music!

So the question is, what job do I want to do? I'm thinking that Red Mage is cool.