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#1 Sep 04 2012 at 8:35 PM Rating: Excellent
The Final Fantasy XI 10th Anniversary Concert in Berkeley, California is only a few weeks away, and ZAM is wanting to send one lucky individual and their guest to attend the event! The music from Final Fantasy has long been considered some of the best music in the gaming industry, and Final Fantasy XI's is no exception. How has the music from Final Fantasy XI impacted your life? Is there a single track that resounds strongly in your mind, or is the entire experience just something unforgettable?

In a brief paragraph, we'd like to hear your feelings on how the music from Final Fantasy XI has impacted your life. Before September 12th, those who have done so will be entered into a chance to win two tickets to the Final Fantasy XI 10th Anniversary Concert!

If you have any questions regarding the giveaway, feel free to contact me about it through PMs. I'd like to keep this topic more for the entries themselves. For those wondering, this giveaway is for tickets only. Whoever wins will need to make their own travel arrangements.

Edited, Sep 4th 2012 11:10pm by Vlorsutes
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#2 Sep 04 2012 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
I play FFXI for about 11 years and the music is just unforgettible and very memorible!, Most of all, all the music in XI run's threw my head. Like i can be on my way to work, lisenting to Sarutabaruta, because remind me when, i was on my way to farm behives at giddues and just being with friends after defeating fenrir prime as well. FFXI music has touch me and many ways, like when am lisenting to Ronfer and get memories of orcs arrgo me while exping then, have to stop and run away Hahaha,and FFXI music is always with me, even when i play FFXIV, be lisenting to gustaberg and batallia downs, that music it's just pure epicness and that beautiful forest music on the way to Ro'maeve oh yeah "The Sanctuary Of Zi'tah" just a beautifull piece.i do hope i can win those ticket's to relive the music in person and let all my FFXI memories come to life as lisent to beautiful pieces by Naoshi Mizuta and kumi tanioka. FFXI music unforgettible in my life. bring's me up when am feeling down and just make me fight real life problem's when thing's are not going well in my life. (Grand dutchy jeuno) - Vibes come to my head and put a smile on my face. i really amired FFXI music for healing my heart in everyway.I looking forward to the next expention pack and New music in the years to come.

much thank's to Naoshi Mizuta and kumi tanioka for such amazing fantasy music. hope someday to meet them in person.

happy 10th anniversary FFXI and FF 25th anniversary.
Yukagama

ps some of my FFXI music.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f104/gmoya/Picture023.jpg

Edited, Sep 8th 2012 2:22pm by yukagama

Edited, Sep 8th 2012 2:22pm by yukagama
#3 Sep 05 2012 at 3:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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My husband (then, he was my fiancee) and I had just moved into our first apartment when he started pestering me to pick up Final Fantasy XI. "Its Final Fantasy, how can it be bad?" he asked me. At the time we didn't have a lot of money to our name, so the introductory HDD and PS2 disc cost was a hard one for me to make peace with, not to mention the monthly fees. I folded, though, and we picked up our first copy in fall of 2004. That first frustrating night was spent trying to figure out why our PS2 wasn't connecting to POL, and once it did, why it was taking so long to update. We went out for ice cream at one point and left it running, expecting it to be done when we got back. It wasn't. Several (several) hours later, it finished, and my husband created his character, Faiz. Male, hume, Bastok. He spent the rest of that month learning the ropes and wandering around the Bastok area. I remember The Republic of Bastok very clearly, and to this day whenever I hear that track, I'm taken back to our first apartment with the cinderblock walls and our one ratty couch and TV. We shared an account back then, so I had to wait for him to log off before I could play. Eventually we inherited another TV and bought a second copy, so I could play with him. The morning of our wedding day, I was leveling in Valkurm Dunes. The music was always an integral part of the game for me, and though I play with the music off these days, I still have fond flashbacks and memories whenever I hear almost any of the tracks in the game of fun times with friends and playing with my husband.

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#4 Sep 05 2012 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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My fiancee and I started playing FFXI together last October. I never played any online games before then and quickly fell in love with it. I loved the music before I even played the game. I would get excited going to new towns and areas because I knew the songs already. When I got the chance to go to a concert and actually hear the music being played live, it was so incredible. I truly enjoy playing and listening to Final Fantasy. The entire FF experience has been unforgettable as I continue to play online :)
#5 Sep 05 2012 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
I've played FFXI since it came out in NA on the PS2 for a total of 8 years! FFXI is the only mmo I've played at length and the only mmo I've gone back to on more than one occasion. More of my gaming memories come from FFXI than any other game. Memories such as my 10 month stand at Khimaira before I was awarded with a long sought after sword that is now obsolete. The memories of countless friends and adversaries stretch my FFXI experience. The music is quite possibly the greatest soundtrack ever to grace a video game. One track that resonates with me is Ronfaure-S, every time I hear it I want to turn it up so I can fully enjoy it. But the whole soundtrack is just great, I've bought both of the star onion soundtracks and listen to them quite frequently. Regardless my life wouldn't be the same without FFXI.
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Not for entry consideration (I live too far away):

For me, the most important thing about the music is how well it reflects the location it's suited to. From the bustling energy of industrial Bastok, to the playful whimsy of Windurst, to the pride and tradition evident in every strain of the San d'Orian theme, each piece evokes a mood suitable to its zone. And I love how effectively music and sound effects are used in unusual situations - the first time we went for a Dynamis-Tavnazia clear and the Christmas music started, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. Although I play with the sound down out of consideration for my room mates and my husband, the music gets cranked up any time I'm about to enter a cutscene, a new area, or especially an awesome battlefield. Probably my favorite battle music is Odin's theme. My favorite zone ambient is Souther San d'Oria (S) - I find it so gentle and calming, yet foreboding at the same time, as if the entire city is holding its breath until the war is over.

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#7 Sep 06 2012 at 7:02 PM Rating: Good
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Not for entry (unless this is to also meet Mizuta-san, then I'm in!), since I already have tickets...

FFXI is the one game my wife insists that I leave ON when she's trying to sleep. She'll park her Taru in the Mog House, or Windurst city zones, or Jeuno (especially when the Christmas music is on) and enjoy the soothing sounds for hours. Strangely, she always wanted to turn the music down during BCNMs because it got her TOO amped up. Me, some of those songs even make me able to smell the zones - the damp cool woods in Zi'tah, the dusty grasslands in Sarutabaruta, the moldy smell I imagine in Movalpolis (and Bastok ;P). Game wouldn't be the same to me without the music. Oh, and Ragnarok. That's some epic boss fight music right there.
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#8 Sep 06 2012 at 11:10 PM Rating: Excellent
For those wondering, we're trying to secure these tickets as VIP tickets, but as of right now we've not been able to yet. If you're entering, at least for now assume that they're just normal tickets, and if any new information comes along in regards to that, I'll let you know asap.
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#9 Sep 07 2012 at 4:27 AM Rating: Good
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I played FFXI for about two months after the North American PC release with the sound on. I then changed over for the next seven years to my own music. Sure I love the soundtrack. Yes I can hear the basic battle tunes and Memoro de la Stono and instantly be transported back in time (yer GD right I made sure my sound was on when I beat CoP). The track that has stuck with me longest? You guessed it. This track has followed me around since I first created Paskil and spawned in Windurst. Throughout the years at the most random times, this song has popped into my head. I have hummed it while pooping, eating, showering, shaving, walking, working, and dreaming. I even slipped it into my bow chicka wow wow mix. That's right, I had intercourses with this track playing. It was indeed epic and I almost couldn't prevent myself from laughing. When I turn 80 and look back, this will be one of the things that gets me laughing (unless I get Alzheimer's). I am of the Nintendo generation. I got my first NES when I was four years old for Easter in 1986. I have played a countless number of video games. I have sampled dozens of MMO's. The game that has had one of the largest impacts upon my life? This one. The music will stay with me forever.

#10 Sep 10 2012 at 2:57 PM Rating: Excellent
Okay, I've received some news about the tickets. Unfortunately we weren't able to procure VIP tickets, so they're just the standard ones.
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#11 Sep 10 2012 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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Anza wrote:
Not for entry (unless this is to also meet Mizuta-san, then I'm in!), since I already have tickets...

FFXI is the one game my wife insists that I leave ON when she's trying to sleep. She'll park her Taru in the Mog House, or Windurst city zones, or Jeuno (especially when the Christmas music is on) and enjoy the soothing sounds for hours. Strangely, she always wanted to turn the music down during BCNMs because it got her TOO amped up. Me, some of those songs even make me able to smell the zones - the damp cool woods in Zi'tah, the dusty grasslands in Sarutabaruta, the moldy smell I imagine in Movalpolis (and Bastok ;P). Game wouldn't be the same to me without the music. Oh, and Ragnarok. That's some epic boss fight music right there.


I dont understand where people find wives like this.


The music in this game does more for immersion and adds more depth than any music in any other game ive played. With the exception of campaign battle music, which simulates the feeling of pounding ones head against a wall. It hasnt really impacted my life in any way aside from just being good music. Sarutabaruta theme makes me feel at home. Thats where i started almost ten years ago. Holiday fireworks do the same. Its all nostalgia for me.

One of my lsmates says he listensvto the battle medley while cleaning his house. Gonna have to try that.
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#12 Sep 11 2012 at 3:04 AM Rating: Good
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Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
Okay, I've received some news about the tickets. Unfortunately we weren't able to procure VIP tickets, so they're just the standard ones.

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#13 Sep 12 2012 at 7:48 PM Rating: Excellent
After running them through a random generator, Pentvonghelsburg is our winner. We'll be contacting you with information about the tickets very soon. If for some reason they're not able to take the tickets, we'll be choosing another individual.
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#14 Sep 12 2012 at 8:45 PM Rating: Good
AWESOME! I am so psyched. Thank you very much ZAM! I am totally looking forward to it and I totally didn't think I'd win when I entered this.
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#16 Sep 13 2012 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
Congratz to the winner.
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So did anyone here get a picture of that Charis set cosplayer at the concert? I wanted to take one but I didn't want to bother her and figured there would be something on an FFXI forum later, but I haven't seen any.

There were also a lot less cosplayers than I thought there would be. Only saw her, a mithra, someone in Estoquer's set, someone in Mavi set, and a group of 4 or 5 guys wearing nomad moogle hats.
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