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    XI Years of FINAL FANTASY XI (NA)

    Celebrating 11 years of FINAL FANTASY XI means that we have an immense history filled with both players' individual memories as well as thousands of tales to tell about the various stories, elements, and other events that were implemented into the game over the years.

    With that said, the Community Team is proud to introduce an event where players are encouraged to re-visit historic moments and relive those memories all over again. We've come up with 11 different objectives that will be posted on the forum over an 11 day time span, each one corresponding to a year in service. As an adventurer, it's your job to take a screenshot of your character fulfilling the objective and post it in the thread for the respective day. The first three adventurers to post a screenshot of a successfully completed objective each day will be awarded a prize.

    Walk the path of a momentous eleven years of Vana'diel history with the Community Team as we remember the past and look forward to the future!


    Event Period

    Monday, May 27, 2013 to Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:59 am (PDT)


    How to Participate

    Over the course of 11 days, the Community Team will create 11 threads (1 per day) with 11 different objectives.
    1. Check the objective that is posted on the forum each day following the schedule listed below.

    2. After confirming the daily objective, go in-game and take a screenshot of your character completing the objective while having /names on and wearing any of the below anniversary items:
      1. Moogle Guard
      2. Chocobo Shield
      3. Decennial equipment
      4. Novennial equipment
      5. Dinner equipment
      *The +1 version of the above equipment is also acceptable.

      *Example: If the objective is "Take a picture with Shantotto," you would go in-game and take a screenshot of your character next to Shantotto.

    3. Take your screenshot and post it as a reply to the appropriate objective thread.

      Required information in your entry post:

      -Character name
      -World name
      -Prize choice (see below Prize section)

    *Please note that some image hosting websites such as Flickr will delete images when an account is inactive for a certain amount of time, so make sure to verify this when choosing a site to host your entry image.

    The first three players to post a completed objective screenshot will be awarded with a prize.

    A bonus prize will also be awarded to the best screenshot from each objective, so pay attention to the aesthetics as style counts!


    *Limited to one entry per person per objective. In the event that multiple entries are posted, only the first one will be accepted.
    *This event is open to North America Square Enix account holders only. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


    *Screenshots taken without wearing the above required equipment and posts that lack the above required information will be disqualified.

    Event schedule

    The event will be held over the course of 11 days from May 27, 2013 (Monday) to June 6, 2013 (Thursday).

    The time in which objective threads are created on the forum will be staggered each day, to ensure everyone from various time zones has a chance to participate. The below is the schedule of when threads will be posted:

    (Times are listed in PDT)
    Objective #DateDayTime
    1May 27, 2013Monday11:00 am
    2May 28, 2013Tuesday3:00 pm
    3May 29, 2013Wednesday7:00 pm
    4May 30, 2013Thursday11:00 am
    5May 31, 2013Friday7:00 pm
    6June 1, 2013Saturday11:00 am
    7June 2, 2013Sunday3:00 pm
    8June 3, 2013Monday7:00 pm
    9June 4, 2013Tuesday11:00 am
    10June 5, 2013Wednesday7:00 pm
    11June 6, 2013Thursday11:00 am
    *Threads will be closed 24 hours after they are opened.

    Prizes
    Grand Prize

    The first three players to post a screenshot of the completed objective in the appropriate objective thread will have a choice of one of the below statues:
    • Shadow Lord Statue / Behemoth Statue / Adamantoise Statue / Fafnir Statue / A.Angel EV Statue / A.Angel HM Statue / A.Angel GK Statue / A.Angel MR Statue / A.Angel TT Statue









    Bonus Prize

    The best screenshot from each objective will be chosen by the Community Team and those players will be awarded with the below (11 total prizes):
    • Yovra Replica

    *Tarutaru not included.


    Participation prize

    All entrants will be given a piece of Copse Candy as a participation prize.




    *All prizes are in-game items and have no real world monetary value.


    *All winners will be announced on or about June 7th, 2013.
    *All prizes will be delivered after the event is completed.
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    Final Fantasy® XI
    Eleven Years of Final Fantasy XI Official Contest Rules

    IMPORTANT! Please read these rules before entering the Eleven Years of Final Fantasy XI Official Contest Rules (the “Contest”). By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.



    Official Contest Rules

    1. ELIGIBILITY

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ALL ENTRANTS MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND HAVE A VALID SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS ACCOUNT. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO MEMBERS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. AND CANADA OVER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF THESE AREAS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND SQUARE ENIX RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO CONTESTANTS WHO RESIDE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. If you are under the legal age of majority in your state of residence (a "Minor"), your parents or legal guardians must read, understand, and agree to these Contest rules. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Square Enix in the format designated below. Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Offer void where prohibited.

    2. CONTEST PERIOD

    The Contest period is from May 27, 2013 to June 7, 2013 10:59 am (Pacific Time). There will be 1 thread with a specific objective posted per day, in accordance to the schedule below, where entries for such specific objective must be posted within 24 hours in order to be valid.

    May 27, 2013 (Monday): 11:00 am*
    May 28, 2013 (Tuesday): 3:00 pm
    May 29, 2013 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm
    May 30, 2013 (Thursday): 11:00 am
    May 31, 2013 (Friday): 7:00 pm
    June 1, 2013 (Saturday): 11:00 am
    June 2, 2013 (Sunday): 3:00 pm
    June 3, 2013 (Monday): 7:00 pm
    June 4, 2013 (Tuesday): 11:00 am
    June 5, 2013 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm
    June 6, 2013 (Thursday): 11:00 am

    *Times are listed in PDT.

    Threads will be closed 24 hours after they are opened.

    Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the valid and official entry time, should any discrepancies of time occur.

    3. PRIZES

    Grand Prize
    The first three (3) players to fulfill the objective of the thread for each day shall win one (1) of the following prizes:
    • Shadow Lord Statue
    • Adamantoise Statue
    • Behemoth Statue
    • Fafnir Statue
    • A.Angel HM Statue
    • A.Angel EV Statue
    • A.Angel TT Statue
    • A.Angel MR Statue
    • A.Angel GK Statue
    Bonus Prize
    Eleven (11) total screenshots, one from each objective, will be selected by the Community Team for a bonus prize. Winners of the bonus prize will each receive the following virtual item.
    • Yovra Replica


    Participation Prize
    All entrants will win a Copse Candy as a participation prize.

    *All prizes are in-game virtual items and do not have any monetary value.
    Eligible contestants will be eligible to win the prizes described in the summary above.

    ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Winners will be announced on or about June 7, 2013. Prizes will be awarded within two weeks after winners are announced. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Square Enix reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize listed in the table above. Prizes won by a Minor (as determined by the laws of the contestant's state of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor's behalf. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST WINNERS BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, EACH CONTESTANT (AND, IF A MINOR, HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR SQUARE ENIX'S USE OF SUCH CONTESTANT'S ENTRY MATERIALS (AS DEFINED BELOW) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.

    4. SQUARE ENIX OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES

    All entries and other materials (the "Entry Materials") (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any contestant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix's ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.

    5. ORIGINAL WORK OF AUTHORSHIP

    You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) other than the fact that all intellectual property embodied in and related to the FFXI game, including all copyrighted works and trademarks and derivative works thereof, are the exclusive property of Square Enix, all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

    6. GENERAL RELEASE

    By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a Minor, your parents or legal guardians) release Square Enix, other participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory. IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH THAT MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU.

    7. SELECTION OF PRIZE

    Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the in-game items awarded as prizes shall be selected by Square Enix in its sole discretion and may vary from photos or images shown in the Contest materials and advertising including the Square Enix web site.

    8. USE OF WINNER'S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.

    Except where prohibited by law, entry into the contest constitutes permission to use the winners' voice, names, addresses, likenesses, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winners may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, address, likeness, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.

    9. AFFIDAVIT & RELEASE

    As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners (and if winner is a Minor, winner's parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and deliver to Square Enix a signed Affidavit of Eligibility and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and release of liability.

    10. WINNER'S LIST; RULES REQUEST

    For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self addressed, business size envelope after June 7, 2013 and before September 7, 2013 to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: Eleven Years of Final Fantasy XI Contest Winners List). To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self addressed business size envelope to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: Eleven Years of Final Fantasy XI Contest Rules Request).

    11. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    The Contest and all accompanying Contest materials are Copyright © 2013 by Square Enix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    12. MISCELLANEOUS

    The Contest and these Official Contest Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and by the decisions of Square Enix, which are final and binding in all respects. Square Enix reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any contestant's participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Square Enix's control affect the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest or Square Enix otherwise becomes, as determined in its sole discretion, incapable of running the Contest as planned. Contestants who violate these Official Contest Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Square Enix, the Contest, or any other contestant, in each case as determined in Square Enix's sole discretion, are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Contest Rules or the Contest, please send written questions to Square Enix at the address set forth below.

    13. FORCE MAJEURE


    Square Enix reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the contest if, in Square Enix's sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension, or cancellation. Intervening circumstances include, but are not limited to, strikes, labor disputes, war, insurrections, revolutions, terrorism, riots or other civil disturbances, earthquakes, fires, floods, or other natural disasters, governmental restrictions, embargoes or other exercises of governmental authority, unavailability of supplies, components, or material, or any other cause beyond Square Enix's control.

    14. DISCLAIMER


    Square Enix, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Square Enix or other participating sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

    15. CONTEST SPONSOR

    The sponsor of the Contest is Square Enix, Inc. Square Enix is a leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment content. Correspondence regarding the Contest or these Official Contest Rules may be directed to the following address:

    Square Enix, Inc.
    Attention: Eleven Years of Final Fantasy XI Contest
    999 North Sepulveda Blvd., Third Floor
    El Segundo, California 90245

    After you have read over and agreed to all of the above rules and regulations, please submit your entries to the appropriate thread listed above.
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