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    Love is in the air again in Vana’diel. In celebration of the season, we are proud to announce the Final Fantasy XI Valentione’s Screenshot Contest for our European players*. We are on the lookout for the cutest in-game captures of your most cherished darlings embracing the season of love. All you need to do to enter is take a romantic screenshot and post it on the Contest Entries Thread. We will then choose 10 lucky winners to receive some very special virtual Love Chocolate!

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    We are looking forward to all of your lovely entries!
    *Please read and accept the rules below before entering.

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    Contest Summary:

      • You must be in possession of an official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum Account to enter (i.e. entrants are required to have both an active FINAL FANTASY XI account and Square Enix account)
      • Entry is limited to residents of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Entries received from residents of other countries may appear on the official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum thread for the contest but will NOT be eligible to win a prize.
      • You must agree to all the official rules and regulations.
      • Take an in-game screenshot related to Valentione’s Day and reply to the contest thread with the image attached.
      • How to attach your image:
        1. At the bottom of the page, using the “Quick Reply” feature, click on the “Go Advanced” button.
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        2. On the following screen, click on the paperclip icon (“Attachments”) which will take you to the “Manage Attachments” screen.
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        3. On the “Manage Attachments” screen, click on the “Add Files” button located in the top right of the window.
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        4. Clicking on the “Select Files” button will allow you to locate an image on your computer to upload.
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        5. Once you’ve selected the file you wish to upload from your computer, click on the “Upload Files” button.
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        6. Once the file upload is complete, you’ll be taken back to the “Manage Attachments” window.
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        7. At the bottom of the “Manage Attachments” window, with the uploaded screenshot selected, click the “Insert Inline (1)” button. This will automatically insert the selected screenshot’s BB code into your post.
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        8. Click the “Done” button to close the “Manage Attachments” window and return to your post.
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        9. Insert a comment related to your entry into the text box and press “Submit Reply” to post.
      * This is a region-specific contest and users are only allowed to submit their entry to the forum associated with their registered user name.

      *Limited to one (1) entry (image) per contestant.
      *Normal forum rules apply to all posts within the contest thread.
      * Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not materials submitted are appropriate for public display. Inappropriate submissions will be moderated without warning. Any entries that fall under one of the following categories will be automatically disqualified and the posts will be deleted by a moderator:

      -Any posts containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
      -Infringements upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, etc.
      -Anything which could be considered disruptive to public order and/or morals
      -Submissions with content judged to deviate excessively from the established theme
      • Thursday, February 9th 2012 10:00 GMT to Thursday, February 16th 2012 10:00 GMT
        *Once the entry period has closed, the thread will be locked to prevent any further posts from being entered.
      1. Winners will be selected by the Square Enix Community Team members based on humour and creativity and their decision shall be final.
      2. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 21st 2012 10:00 GMT on the official FFXI Forum page and on
      3. A total of ten (10) winners will be selected.
    • PRIZES

      Winners will receive one signed virtual in-game Love Chocolate (no monetary value).
      Prize will be sent directly to the delivery box of the main character linked to the forum account participant.
      You will receive a confirmation email from the Square Enix Support Centre once your prize has been delivered to you in-game.

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    Official Competition Rules


    COMPETITION IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UK, GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN AND ITALY OVER THE AGE OF 13. PROOF OF AGE AND/OR RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUIRED. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PROVIDE THE NAME AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. WE MAY SEND AN E-MAIL TO YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN REQUESTING CONFIRMATION THAT THEY CONSENT TO YOUR ENTRY. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE SUCH CONFIRMATION WE MAY CHOOSE NOT TO INCLUDE YOUR ENTRY IN THE COMPETITION. SQUARE ENIX WILL NOT AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE OF THE UK, GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN OR ITALY. You must possess an official FFXI Forum Account to submit an entry (this requires Entrants to have an active FFXI account and Square Enix account). Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising/promotional agencies and/or immediate family members of each are not eligible to enter. Offer void where prohibited.

    Maximum of 1 entry (image) per contestant. All Entrants must agree to these official rules in order to enter and receive any of the prizes.


    The competition period is from Thursday, February 9th 2012 10:00 GMT to Thursday, February 16th 2012 10:00 GMT. All entries must be received by the closing date to be eligible to win a prize.


    Eligible Entrants are eligible to win an in-game item of no monetary value (Love Chocolate).
    Winner(s) will be announced on the official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum on Tuesday, February 21st 2012. Prizes will be awarded after the winner(s) has been announced. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except when Square Enix reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the prizes listed. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or suitability for a particular purpose.
    As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winners may be required to provide written confirmation of their consent to the use of their name, location, likeness, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. The use of an entry, commentary regarding an entry, timing and location of any announcement regarding the Competition or any entry, and all other matters concerning the Competition will be decided upon by Square Enix in its sole discretion. Please refer to Square Enix’s Privacy Policy found at for more information.


    The Competition and all accompanying Competition materials are Copyright © 2012 by Square Enix Limited All Rights Reserved.
    All Entrants, including any entrant not eligible to be awarded a prize for any reason, must agree that their entry may be used by Square Enix in connection with the Competition and after the conclusion of the Competition at its sole discretion and without further obligation to give any credit or make any payments to the Entrants.


    The Competition and applicable Competition rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of England and Wales. Entrants agree to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of Square Enix, which are final and binding in all respects. Square Enix reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Competition or any entrant’s participation in the Competition should viruses, bugs, unauthorised human intervention or other causes beyond Square Enix’s control affect the administration, security or proper running of the Competition or Square Enix otherwise becomes, as determined at its sole discretion, incapable of running the Competition as intended. Entrants who violate the Competition rules, tamper with the running of the Competition or engage in any conduct that is detrimental to Square Enix, the Competition or any other entrant, in each case as determined at Square Enix’s sole discretion, are subject to disqualification from entering into the Competition.


    Square Enix reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the Competition if, in Square Enix’s sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension or cancellation. Intervening circumstances may include, but are not limited to strikes, labour 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.


    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, distorted or damaged transmissions of entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, internet or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any disruptions to the Competition 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 Competition.

    After you have read through and agreed to all of the above rules and regulations, please post your entries in this thread.