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 Lakshmi.Buukki
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By Lakshmi.Buukki 2017-12-06 15:46:19
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Oh god, we're really getting granular here huh? Jeez...

To me, it's all subjective to the player. MMOs have goals that are different from linearly-progressed games. As long as you've completed your goals before the day when you finally say "I'm done for good", you've 'beaten the game'. If you end up leaving before you finish what you really would have liked to accomplish, you'll always feel like you left something on the table.

A casual player may be happy just getting some missions and NMs beaten/checked off their list. They may be happy just making 1 REMA, and by the time they move on, they've essentially 'beaten the game'. To a player with more lofty goals of character progression and in-depth completion, they won't fully feel accomplished until every single sliver of content, quest, mission, and item is checked off of their list before the curtain closes.

tldr - all relative to who you are and what your goals are. Player A can't tell Player B whether he's 'beaten the game' because each player is an individual and has their own MMO goals. Many players have beaten the game and moved on. Many are still reaching that point. And some will never reach it if they keep adding more goals for themselves.

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By Asura.Eiryl 2017-12-06 15:54:42
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I mean like you could go on and on and on into subcategories. It's really a semantics game, and you can never win that.

You can "finish" the game.
You can "beat" the game.
You can "complete" the game.

These all have different definitions.

Every category will have an asterisk. If they add something new after you say you're done, you became "not done".

Ex; I "beat" the game *when it mattered (before RoV) and then "finished" the game @ completion of RoV
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By Bismarck.Phaded 2017-12-06 20:59:27
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FFXI is like any other drug, and the first step to beating it is admitting you have an addiction.

(MMO's by nature aren't meant to be beaten; even after you've capped/killed everything/seen end credits you'll still log on just to help and socialize with others.)
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By Phoenix.Tiburon 2017-12-06 21:07:21
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Did you have a job to 75 before the first EXP cut???
Nothing in the game today is as much of a grind as 50-75 before the first cut.
(how many current players can even tell you what "moon" is?)

Did you experience Gobby Trains in Dunes?
Crawler Trains in CN?
or bat/beetle trains in grabmeshitifell?

Everyone has their own definition of completion for MMOs... but personally, if someone told me they beat the game and never experienced those things....i'd call them full of S#!t.
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By Antonaki 2017-12-06 21:37:22
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Bismarck.Phaded said: »
FFXI is like any other drug, and the first step to beating it is admitting you have an addiction.

(MMO's by nature aren't meant to be beaten; even after you've capped/killed everything/seen end credits you'll still log on just to Troll and Ridicule others.)

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By anik 2017-12-06 22:08:43
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You beat the game when you defeat Maat as a GALKA lvl 66 RDM. Good luck everyone.
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By Sweetwednesdays 2017-12-06 22:13:02
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I've beat FFXI over 9000 times.
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By Valefor.Endoq 2017-12-06 22:21:29
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I beat FFXI by being the last person on my server...
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By anik 2017-12-06 22:59:52
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As far as SE is concerned, they gave you the end of all endings EVER, but.... here is some extra ***you can do. It's like a burger, but each month it's from a different place. So, name 12 different fast food burger places. December seems like McDonald's, and Dynamis is the bacon. Wait.... does McDonald's put bacon on burgers? Anyway, I beat the game, and I only eat tacos now.
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By Valefor.Gorns 2017-12-07 04:07:26
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Valefor.Endoq said: »
I beat FFXI by being the last person on my server...

I lol'ed !
Valefor so silent...
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By Valefor.Endoq 2017-12-07 04:48:34
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Valefor.Gorns said: »
Valefor.Endoq said: »
I beat FFXI by being the last person on my server...

I lol'ed !
Valefor so silent...
lol remember doing level cap in that yagudo place? I used my 75 BST to escort you and your group back in like 2006 or something. Good times! Our server was packed back then wasn't it? Every time I escorted people through those dumb quest it felt like beating the game a little xD
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By Sylph.Tigerwoods 2017-12-07 07:55:33
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I considered FFXI completed when I beat RoV.

I covered all the major story content and a lot of side content; participated in endgame. Leveled jobs the traditional way (before ez mode).

I dabbled in ballista. I did skill up parties. I remember old school Ohat runs, etc.

I experienced as much as I wanted to out of this game before I finally set it down. Not sure if I can say I'd do it again, but I definitely wouldn't take the time back. Was worth every second.

I've been back to anime and conventional gaming. I don't think I could seriously play another MMO ever again.
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By fillerbunny9 2017-12-07 12:01:20
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some of these definitions of beating the game are pretty hilarious. analogous situations include:

you haven't beat FFXII until you've suffered the tedium of taking down Yiazmat, a fight SO tedious, that it makes XPing in the old days of FFXI seem like the most exciting thing ever.

no one has "beaten" Digital Devil Saga until they New Game + (clearing the game the first time doesn't count!) and beaten Demi-Fiend.

no one has "beaten" Final Fantasy 1 unless they have gone through with every single possible party combination!

most people consider "beating a game" to mean played from the start to clearing the final boss and seeing the end credits. most people seem to be describing a "100% completion" run, which is an entirely different beast. neither of these definitions truly fit FFXI because an MMORPG is ephemeral by design. the closest thing to a "final boss" would be the Cloud of Darkness from RoV since that pops the credits scroll. since there's usually something new, even if it's just an Ambuscade fight, most every month, 100% completion won't ever occur, let alone the earliest limited time holiday events that never repeated.

in the end, did you complete FFXI's primary story content (Missions/Expansions culminating in RoV)? it's probably safe to say that by normal, offline standards you've "beaten" FFXI. anything beyond that is moot and/or just e-peen waggling anyways.
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