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Square Enix is getting ready to unveil the fifth expansion for Final Fantasy XI. Called "Seekers of Adoulin", the new expansion will focus on exploration, cultivation, and pioneering and will give players the opportunity to create outposts that can have an impact on the world around them.
Seekers also introduces a new continent to the West, and the city of Adoulin, as well as the new class Geomancer an AoE buffer/debuffer. Another class will also be announced later today.
The new content has a Mediterranean-style influence, and has an emphasis on attracting players that may have lapsed subscriptions, as well as giving new angles on the games plot. SoA is mainly catering to high-end content.
Thanks to Adam Tingle for his research!
Find out more about the expansion on the Final Fantasy XI site.
Fans of Final Fantasy XI will want to check out the new Ultimate Collection: Abyssea Edition. The new collection features all expansions, add-ons and scenarios released to date. Also included with the purchase is an in-game beret. The Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection: Abyssea Edition is $19.99 on Steam.
- Includes the original, award winning online role-playing game that brought the FINAL FANTASY series online!
- Free 30 day subscription to play FINAL FANTASY XI
- Includes 4 expansion packs: Rise of the Zilart®, Chains of Promathia®, Treasures of Aht Urhgan®, and Wings of the Goddess®
- Includes 3 add-on scenarios: A Crystalline Prophecy®, A Moogle Kupo d’Etat®, and A Shantotto Ascension®
- Includes 3 battle add-ons: Vision of Abyssea®, Scars of Abyssea®, and Heroes of Abyssea®
- Includes the in-game item, Destrier Beret, to help you start out your journey!
Read more about the Ultimate Collection on the Final Fantasy XI Steam page.
The Final Fantasy XI team has posted a very short Q&A with regard to the December version update. The team answers questions about content adjustments, recipes, increased enemy damage, and PS2 issues.
Q: After the recent maintenance, the cost of augmented items increased from 1,000 Dominion notes to 2,500. I understand the need to control gil flow, but was it not possible to just lower resale prices instead?
A: Lowering the resale price of these items was an option we considered as well. As the items in question are augmented versions of equipment obtainable via Synergy, however, we came to the conclusion that such a measure would have undesirable effects on crafters. Raising the cost in Dominion notes was deemed to be the fairest solution.
Read more here.
The Final Fantasy XI team is revealing tons of information about changes coming in the next major update. In addition to big changes to spells and abilities, the team has announced a host of updates and upgrades to Final Fantasy XI jobs. They've provided a long list and several helpful charts to guide fans along.
The following adjustments will be made to job abilities:
- The effectiveness of the THF job trait "Treasure Hunter" will occasionally increase with each melee attack landed. Further, damage dealt with either the "Sneak Attack" or "Trick Attack" ability will have a greater likelihood of enhancing this trait.
*Effect active only when main job is set to THF.
Read more here.
Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy XI level cap will be rising with the next game update. The maximum character level will increase from 85 to 90. Players will also have new abilities, traits, and spells to play with once the update goes live. Devs have posted a laundry list of changes on the Play Online site so be sure to swing by for a look.
The following new job abilities will be added:
- Blood Rage (WAR Lv.87 Ability Delay: 5 min. Effect Duration: 30 sec.) Enhances critical hit rate and critical hit damage for party members within area of effect.
- Impetus (MNK Lv.88 Ability Delay: 5 min. Effect Duration: 3 min.) Enhances attack and critical hit rate with each successive melee attack you land.
Read more here.
This brand new trailer was released on August 27, 2010, for Final Fantasy XIV in the wake of success at Gamescon 2010. It also features award winning singer, Susan Calloway performing the game’s official theme song — ’Answers’.
“Combine the edginess of Pink with the socially conscious lyrics of U2, wrap that in a voice that gracefully explodes like Sarah McLaughlin, yet soothes the soul like Sarah Barailles, and that would be the START of describing Susan Calloway…”
Be sure to join the discussion on our brand new FFXIV VN Board!
Final Fantasy XI is one of the most enduring MMOs currently on the market. Developer Square Enix has not failed to deliver regular content and updates. Recently, MMORPG.com reporter Carolyn Koh had the opportunity to take a media tour of the latest area to be added: Abyssea, a new level 75+ zone with new armor, spells, skills, job adjustments and new areas to explore.
Square Enix has always conducted really excellent media tours and often the ensure personal attention with only one or two media attendees, and this tour was no different. Smooth transitions, no accidental training of zones when you pass through, waiting around while someone figures something out that they want to show you, etc. etc. It’s always a very smooth affair, exciting when you enter battles and raid zones, a critter or two snapping at your heels to show you the zone dangers, but no real dangers as you are conducted through.
Read the Vision of Abyssea zone preview.
Play Online has announced the winners of the 8th Anniversary Fan Art Contest and two of them are totally edible! One is a lunch box and the other is a three-tiered cake decorated with characters from the game.
“With countless masterpieces submitted, our judges from among the development and operations teams were faced with quite a daunting task in selecting winners. All the winning entries were deemed to be masterful portrayals of the 8th Anniversary theme, captivating the judges with their originality and charm. A much-deserved congratulations to all the winners!”
You can view the winning entries at the Playonline website here.
Ah, summer in Vana’diel!
A season for sweltering days, starry nights, and the annual moogle-staged production of a timeless tale of star-crossed lovers that without the assistance of altruistic adventurers like you is doomed to end in disaster and disarray.
Read on to see how you can play your part in the festivities!
*Celestial Nights will twinkle into view at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, June 29 and fade with dawn’s light on Tuesday, July 13 at the same hour.
With the much-awaited level cap increase rapidly approaching, the development team is putting the finishing touches on a new set of weapon skills that promise to be formidable additions to players’ arsenals of abilities.
Today, we’re pleased to be able to offer a video sneak preview of the fourteen visually striking new skills that will be joining the fray with the upcoming version update.
Feast your eyes on the wonders that await! (*The release version of the weapon skills may differ slightly from the development content portrayed in the video.)