Playing massive multi-player online games (mmpog) is very popular these days. While there are a lot of these games you can choose from only a few stand out in the online world. For every genre of game there is an online equivalent. One of those games that really stand out is Final Fantasy XI. There are a couple of games that have that special thing that makes them very popular. Normally it's because these games hit the market at the right time but also because they know what is popular with the youth of today. Final Fantasy XI is a game that has all these factors.
Let me show you some of these factors.
The storyline of the world
The world of Final Fantasy XI is so unique that it makes it quite sufficient to participate in the game. The fact that it exists in a compelling environment is a popular aspect of the game. A lot of people are attracted to the world of this story so they can escape from the day to day existence of their normal life.
Develop your own characters.
Another aspect that appeals to many game players is the fact that Final Fantasy XI allows you to develop your own unique characters. You can mold the look of the character to your own liking, this way creating your own alter ego for game play. For many people this is a way to get away from regular life and create a character in the game that resembles them but with features they would never have in the "normal" world. That is what makes Final Fantasy XI a game where people can dream away without hurting someones feeling.
Gaining of Rank
While going through a series of missions the player advances in rank, this is one of the other popular aspects of Final Fantasy XI. Now you may think, why would this be important, but for a lot of online game players it is. It shows to other players of the game what they have achieved in the game and for them it is potentially a way to earn respect. Maybe respect they do not get in the real world. And if gaining in rank is a goal they have set for themselves then it is a goal well worth pursuing.
The above are just a few of the factors that make Final Fantasy XI one of the most popular online games at the moment. There are many more factors and the best way to find out is to start playing the game yourself.
Just do not forget that there is a real world out there you have to participate in to be able to pay for the time you spend online.