Linkshells are a vital element of play in FINAL FANTASY XI. It is possible to be a member of more than one linkshell so that players do not need to be dependent on any one group. Many adventurers carry multiple linkshells and switch freely between them depending on their adventuring goals. We compiled statistics on the number of active linkshells on every server during a 24-hour period and examined the results.

During those 24 hours, there were 49,731 active linkshells, for an average of 1,604 per world. Compared to last year's results, the number of active linkshells per world has increased by an average of 117. This increase can be attributed to the influx of new players on the Xbox 360, and the rising popularity of linkshells used for specific purposes, such as Dynamis and Limbus runs or notorious monster hunts.

Similar to the previous census, during a 24-hour period, 71% of linkshells were populated by up to 10 members, while over 88% of linkshells were populated by up to 20 members.

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We will soon be commencing service of the FINAL FANTASY XI Linkshell Community Beta Version, a tool that can be used to better facilitate communication between players.
With this new service, even players who do not often meet due to different login times or do not often have the chance to adventure together will be able to meet and communicate. Players can use the new Linkshell Community in a wide variety of ways, and the service has the potential to greatly expand players' networks.
The development team will be working on new features while the Beta Version is in service. Discussions regarding the new features will be held on the Premier sites for all regions, and opinions or requests can be submitted from the "Support" menu on the FINAL FANTASY XI Linkshell Community top page.