Q: How do I join?
A: Check out our How to Join wiki page for a full guide on everything you need to know!
Q: I play on retail FFXI. Will playing on Fenix affect my retail game/account?
A: Nope. Your retail (or other private server) account will be unaffected. The only time it may make a difference is when retail updates FFXI. There will be a period in between that update and Fenix's update, so some things on Fenix may not work correctly until we update, but it's usually not too bad.
Q: Does Fenix have home point teleports? What is end game like? Will I be able to camp Leaping Lizzy, or kill Fafnir? Is the level cap 75 or 99?
A: The game exists on Fenix like it did in 2008, for the most part, with some exceptions. We do have home point teleports, even though they came out in 2012. Our Server Information page can answer basically any question about playing on Fenix and what it's like. If that's not enough though, we're on Discord too! Come chat with us. Microphone not required.
Q: What expansions are available on Fenix?
A: Rise of the Zilart and Chains of Promathia are available in full. Treasures of Aht Urhgan functions up to mission 2 (all areas and NMs/HNMs are functional), and Wings of the Goddess is partially coded. Dancer and Scholar can be unlocked, some missions can be done, the (S) zones can be accessed, but there are NMs who are uncoded, and other things that don't function. The advancement of content for these expansions depend on the coding abilities of private server staff/members like ourselves, or members of DSP.
Q: What is DSP?
A: DSP stands for DarkStar Project. They supply the foundation of code needed to start a private FFXI server. It is a huge group of people, constantly working and striving to fix things for FFXI, and improve the FFXI private server experience.
Q: When did the Fenix server go live?
A: We went live in September 2015. In April 2016 we split from the Exodus server and became Fenix.
Q: Do I need a really good computer to play FFXI?
A: FFXI officially came out in 2002, so it is not extremely graphics intensive, though with recent improvements to Windower and some cool add-ons, it can look very nice. But no worries, if your computer isn't that great, you'll probably be fine.
Q: I'm having trouble installing/setting up/logging into the game. Where can I find help?
Q: Can I switch nations on Fenix (San d'Oria, Bastok, Windurst)?
A: Do not switch nations. It will erase your character's progress on all missions for every expansion. This is a known DSP issue.
Q: I'm trying to do something, using FFXIclopedia as a guide, and it's wrong! (JST midnight waits, incorrect mob locations, etc.)
A: Since our server is based around 2008, sometimes the 2008 version of FFXIclopedia is more accurate. Before reporting an issue, try using this method to view the older person of the wiki page.
Q: Why can't I transfer my complete character and all of my items?
A: There are a few reasons for our limits. Our current method of importing player data into the database is time consuming. Second, the server staff must validate each item you want to transfer, which takes additional time. Finally, while we are happy to provide a means for players not looking to start over from scratch, it is important that players joining Fenix have something to do and accomplish once they join. If we transferred complete (or near complete) accounts there wouldn't be much to accomplish on Fenix.
Q: Can I transfer my mission ranks?
A: Currently, we cannot transfer mission ranks such as Zilart and Chains of Promathia. Doing so could cause unexpected errors in your character's data.
Q: Will my completed quests transfer to Fenix?
A: No. We do not plan to transfer any fame or quest progress.
Q: Will my advanced job levels be transferred?
A: Yes, so long as you detail those jobs and their respective levels in your application. Unlocking them again is no longer necessary.
Q: Is there any cost for this service?
A: No, Fenix and server transfers are free to all users. If you are interested in donating, see our Donations page.
Q: Will I be able to transfer my merit points?
A: No. Merit points and merited skills and abilities are not transferable. Traditional merit point camps (Greater Colibri and Ebony Puddings) are loaded with soul plates to provide incentive for players who may need to re-merit some of their jobs.
Q: Can I transfer my mule/alt account?
A: We kindly request that you level your second/mule account on Fenix. Having a healthy population of people actively leveling is important to the server. We appreciate your understanding.
Q: How long will it take to transfer my levels and items?
A: Depending on request volume and staff availability, the Rebirth service may take 1-3 days from the time your application is approved. We thank you for your patience!
Fenix Dynamis FAQ
Q: How do I get access to Dynamis?
A: You must be rank 6 or higher in your nation, be level 65 or over, and have Rise of the Zilart installed. After meeting those requirements, you must zone into Xarcabard to receive a cutscene. You may then enter the city Dynamis zones: San d'Oria, Bastok, Windurst, and Jeuno. Clearing (beating the mega boss) these will get you access to additional zones.
Q: What are the benefits of Dynamis?
A: Monsters in Dynamis drop Relic Armor (AF2) and Ancient Currency, using for building Relic Weapons, which can be the strongest weapons in the game.
Q: How does Fenix Dynamis compare to current retail Dynamis, or old school Dynamis?
A: It's kind of a hybrid of both. The cooldown time for entering is 21 hours. You don't need a large party to farm Dynamis, although it helps to have one for clearing a zone. Certain jobs can even solo/duo.
Q: I'm starting my relic and Switchstix isn't asking me for the proper items, and there's a system message that comes up when I talk to him with a long number in it. What do I do?
A: DO NOT TRADE HIM THE 10,000 PIECE! EVER! As for other stages though, trade him the items anyway. His dialogue doesn't function correctly every time, but the trades work fine. Also, ignore any crazy system messages he might give you. Again, DO NOT TRADE HIM THE 10,000 PIECE! He will steal it and never give it back!