- Final Fantasy VII Excavation - was the very first group created
on Square Enix Members North America, on March 17, 2009.


~ Announcements ~


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- Coming Soon -
FINAL FANTASY VII INTERNATIONAL for PC is released for download in Japan
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- June 21, 2013 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 10 is released in Japan
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- March 9, 2013 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 9 is released in Japan
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- January 17, 2013 -
FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST is released
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- January 10, 2013 -
SEM JP - Site renewal. All the old groups are now nothing but a memory.
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- December 14, 2012 -
FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE is released in North America
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 8 is released in Japan
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- September 28, 2012 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 7 is released in Japan
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- August 14, 2012 -
FINAL FANTASY VII for PC is released for download in North America and Europe
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- July 6, 2012 -
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is released in Europe
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- July 3, 2012 -
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is released in North America
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- June 22, 2012 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 6 is released in Japan
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- June 5, 2012 -
And, on the seventh day...
The Group is reborn (SEM JP)
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- May 30, 2012 -
The Group is no more (SEM NA).
After 1170 days and 1902 members,
the website received a new look at the groups were gone.
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- April 1, 2012 -
-The Young Bubby's Group- celebrates its 1111st day.
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- March 30, 2012 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 5 is released in Japan
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- March 24, 2012 -
The fourth anniversary of SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS North America
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- March 17, 2012 -
The third anniversary of the new
SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS North America and - FINAL FANTASY VII EXCAVATION -
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- February 16, 2012 -
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is released in Japan
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- January 6, 2012 -
FINAL FANTASY BRIGADE is released in Japan
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- December 22, 2011 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 4 is released in Japan
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- December 15, 2011 -
- FINAL FANTASY VII Lateral Biography TURKS -The Kids Are Alright-
is released in Japan
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- September 2, 2011 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 3 is released in Japan
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- July 19, 2011 -
Der Blick nach vorn is released in Germany
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- July 13, 2011 -
FINAL FANTASY VII invades LittleBigPlanet
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- May 27, 2011 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Chapter 2 is released in Japan
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- March 25, 2011 -
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY is released in Europe
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- March 24, 2011 -
The third anniversary of SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS North America
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- March 23, 2011 -
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY PROLOGUS is released on the European PSN
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- March 22, 2011 -
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY is released in North America
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- March 17, 2011 -
The second anniversary of the new
SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS North America and - FINAL FANTASY VII EXCAVATION -
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- March 15, 2011 -
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY PROLOGUS is released on the North American PSN
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- March 3, 2011 -
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY is released in Japan
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- February 25, 2011 -
FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game is released in Japan
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- February 3 , 2011 -
Itadaki Street Mobile is released in Japan
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- January 11 , 2011 -
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded is released in North America
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- September 7, 2010 -
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is released in North America
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- March 24, 2010 -
The second anniversary of SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS North America
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- March 17, 2010 -
The first anniversary of the new
SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS North America and - FINAL FANTASY VII EXCAVATION -
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- January 9, 2010 -
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is released in Japan
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- November 1, 2009 -
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY UNIVERSAL TUNING is released in Japan
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- September 4, 2009 -
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY is released in Europe
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- August 25, 2009 -
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY is released in North America
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- June 4, 2009 -
FINAL FANTASY VII is released on the PSN in Europe
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- June 2, 2009 -
FINAL FANTASY VII is released on the PSN in North America
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- June 2, 2009 -
ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE and Episode: Denzel is released in English
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- April 16, 2009 -
ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE and the animated version of
EPISODE: DENZEL is released in Japan
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- April 9, 2009 -
FINAL FANTASY VII is released on the PSN in Japan
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- March 17, 2009 -
The Dawn of a New Era:
"- FINAL FANTASY VII EXCAVATION -" founded!
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~ Statistics ~



- - Final Fantasy VII Excavation - received 66 member requests during the first day,
  and before its second day had passed it had more than 100 members.

- After 77 days it had 440 members and 45 threads, among them the longest one on
  the entire NA SEM (the quiz thread with over 300 posts).

- It was the second group to reach 500 members and did so after 92 days.

- When 177 days had passed the group had 700 members.

- It was the fourth group to reach 777 members (which it did after 208 days).

- The quiz thread was the first thread to reach 1000 posts (which happened after 322 days).
  The entry was about Johnny...

- After 335 days - FFVII E - was the fourth group to reach 1000 members.
  This occured on Valentine's Day.

- And exactly 7 days before the group celebrated its first anniversary it reached 1111/7777
  members.

- All in all, this group had 1207 members during its first year.

- Just before Square Enix's financial year was over, on March 30, 2010, the group had
  reached 1300 members.

- The day the NA SEM celebrated its 444th day (3/6/10), Excavation had 1444 members.

- The group got its 1500th member on 8/9/10.

- On September 29, 2010, JoHoNNY'S HEAVEN was the very first thread to have more than
  9999 views.

- On January 11, 2011, Excavation turned 666 days old; with exactly 1666 members at
  the time.

- On Valentine's Day 2011, Excavation turned 700 days old, JoHoNNY'S HEAVEN had gotten
  100 pages, and my JP Avatar was at Level 77.
  Also, ~ Chaotic Valentine ~ turned 666 days old.

- On February 25, when the FF TCG was released, Excavation had reached 1700 members.

- Excavation had 1710 members on its second anniversary.

- On Tifa's birthday, May 3, 2011, - Final Fantasy VII Excavation - celebrated its 777th day.
  Lucky VII!
  (On a side note, - FFVII Excavation -'s YouTube account had received 4777 views.)

- On May 7, 2011, the group had 1777/7777 members.

- August 21, 2011: The group had been around for 888 days and had 1818 members.

- September 2, 2011: Excavation turned 900 days old and had 1825 members.

- December 11, 2011: Excavation turned 1000 days old and had 1869 members.

- April 1, 2012: Excavation turned 1111 days old and had 1886 members.

- May 30, 2012: After 1170 days and 1902 members, Excavation is no more.

- Seven days later, on June 5, 2012, Excavation is resurrected on SEM JP.

- January 10, 2013: SEM JP - Site renewal. All the old groups are now nothing but a memory.


~ Trivia ~



The database Group ID for - Final Fantasy VII Excavation - is 4, even if it was the first
group started on the North American Square Enix Members website. This is because the
Square Enix Members staff created three test groups before the group system was
made public. One of these can be seen in the blog tutorial post about the new SEM
features and was called "Infocenter 1".

In Japan, the number 4 is considered an unlucky number since it is pronounced the
same way as the Japanese word for death. Because of this, many buildings and product
lines leave out this number (for an instance, hospitals in Japan usually don't have
a room number 4).

Yet Square Enix (as the name implies) may still be fond of this particular number.
After all, they are a bunch of (tasteless) tetrahedrons. ^_-