Yesterday marked Final Fantasy XI’s twelfth year of service. To celebrate, the annual adventurer appreciation event includes a completely new component (along with the usual moogle statistics and xp ring): A Grand Mooblin Battle! Adventurers can team up with either goblins or moogles and aid them as they compete to become the mascot for the Jeuno Institute of Magical Studies in the final round. For those keeping score, the moogles and goblins have already beat the mandragoras, qiqirns, leafkins, and crabaubles!
Read on for all of the details about the event here.
Regarding the twelfth anniversary, the following was published on the official playonline.com website, by Final Fantasy XI producer, Akihiko Matsui:
We are able to celebrate this day thanks to all the adventurers who keep Vana’diel close to their hearts. Thank you for your steadfast support.
Last year, we held a number of campaigns to commemorate XI’s eleventh anniversary, and this year we would like to keep the most popular of those events and further improve upon them.
We will continue to provide monthly version updates centered on adjustments to make the game easy to enjoy for solo players who are unable to play for long sessions, and will also provide party-oriented content and difficult battles for those who wish to adventure with their friends. We also hope you enjoy the continuation of the Seekers of Adoulin mission as it prepares to reach its thrilling climax.
The development and operations teams are working tirelessly to provide you with the most engrossing Vana’diel experience to date, and we look forward to continuing our journeys with you in this, our twelfth year of service.