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FFXI Patch Notes (February 20, 2006)
Posted by: Cuer - Mon Feb 20th, 2006 01:16 pm EST
The official patch notes are below; further details about the new restrictions on sending gil can be seen here.



«Feb. 21, 2006 (JST) Update Details»
*Japan Standard Time

[Event-related]

A new form of Conflict called "Brenner" is now available.
Related Information>>

- Some command messages have been changed due to the institution of Brenner. You may view command messages by typing /?.

Several new quests have been added, including a new battle against the avatars and an event unfolding over several Chains of Promathia areas.

Now when you talk to a guard about supply quests, the regions that you have already delivered supplies to will be marked with "(Done)." The quests are still repeatable if you have fulfilled the requirements for participation. However, changing your nationality will reset your progress record, and you will no longer be able to use regional teleportation. In order to utilize the teleportation service once again, you must receive and complete the supply quests from a guard in your new nation.

The chocobo fares in San d'Oria, Bastok, Windurst, Jeuno, and the crags of Holla, Dem, and Mea will drop more rapidly than before the version update.

An issue in which a Fellow NPC's TP would fall to 0 upon gaining a level has been corrected.

An issue in which a Fellow NPC would equip the same weapon after receiving a "Quarterstaff" or a "Holly Pole" has been corrected.

Certain Fellow NPC abilities have been strengthened.

The NPC Sagheera now has additional items available in exchange for ancient beastcoins.

[Battle-related]

The new area "Dynamis - Tavnazia" is now available for exploration. You may enter Dynamis - Tavnazia with up to 18 people, but only after completing the areas Dynamis – Valkurm, Dynamis – Buburimu, and Dynamis – Qufim. Players can remain in the area for 15 minutes and will be unable to access support job abilities. However, players can extend the time allowed in the area and regain support job abilities by fulfilling certain conditions.
Once you have entered Dynamis – Tavnazia, you will be unable to enter any area of Dynamis for a period of 3 days (Earth time).

*Players who have not installed the Rise of the Zilart or Chains of Promathia expansion discs, or who have not registered the expansion content, will be unable to enter Dynamis - Tavnazia.

New content added to Dynamis – Tavnazia:
-The storyline for Dynamis – Buburimu, Dynamis – Valkurm, and Dynamis – Qufim is now complete.
-Certain relics and damaged relic armor have been added that are only available in Dynamis – Tavnazia.

*Ancient currency that players could earn in previously released Dynamis areas will also be available in Dynamis - Tavnazia.
*Damaged relic armor can only be found in Dynamis – Valkurm, Dynamis – Buburimu, Dynamis – Qufim, and Dynamis - Tavnazia.
Related Information>>

New routes have been added to the two areas of Limbus - Temenos and Apollyon. Certain requirements must be fulfilled in order to enter Temenos and Apollyon.

Certain wyrms' resistance against sleep has been increased. However, wyrms that appear in missions and story events will be unaffected by this change.

[Item-related]

Depending on the number of charges remaining, the color of the charge display for enchanted and dispensing items will change in the following manner


Several new key items are available in exchange for guild points.

Woodworking
- Boltmaker
Smithing/Goldsmithing
- Chainwork
- Sheeting
Clothcraft
- Spinning
- Fletching
Leathercraft
- Tanning
Bonecraft
- Filing
Alchemy
- Trituration
- Concoction

The following synthesis recipes have been adjusted:

Clothcraft
- Yasha Sune-Ate
- Field Tunica
- Trader's Saio
Leathercraft
- Raptor Helm
- Wise Gloves
- Seer's Pumps
Cooking
- Dried Marjoram
- Dried Mugwort
- Carbonara
- Bataquiche
- Green Quiche
- Windurst Taco

New synthesis recipes have been added.

An issue where the “shinobi hakama” could not be desynthesized with the weaving skill has been corrected.

The stack number for the following items has been increased from 12 to 99.

bronze bolt heads/ mythril bolt heads/ darksteel bolt heads/ stone arrowheads/ bone arrowheads/ iron arrowheads/ silver arrowheads/ fire arrowheads/ ice arrowheads/ lightning arrowheads/ blind bolt heads/ acid bolt heads/ holy bolt heads/ venom bolt heads/ bloody bolt heads/ sleep bolt heads/ beetle arrowheads/ horn arrowheads/ scorpion arrowheads/ demon arrowheads/ poison arrowheads/ sleep arrowheads/ karimata arrowheads/ fang arrowheads/ armored arrowheads/ gold arrowheads/ platinum arrowheads / chocobo fletchings/ Yagudo fletchings/ bird fletchings/ insect fletchings/ black chocobo fletchings/ giant bird fletchings

The following items have been added to the rewards available through the Vana’diel Adventurer Recruitment Program:

40 days after invitation:
(Inviter)
Hume gilet/ Hume top/ Elvaan gilet/ Elvaan top/ Tarutaru maillot/ Mithra top/ Galka gilet/ Hume trunks/ Hume shorts/ Elvaan trunks/ Elvaan shorts/ Tarutaru trunks/ Mithra shorts/ Galka trunks/ Tarutaru top/ Tarutaru shorts/ dream robe/ wooden katana/ pitchfork

100 days after invitation:
(Inviter)
Hume gilet +1/ Hume top +1/ Elvaan gilet +1/ Elvaan top +1/ Tarutaru Maillot +1/ Mithra top +1/ Galka gilet +1/ Tarutaru top +1/ Hume trunks +1/ Hume shorts +1/ Elvaan trunks +1/ Elvaan shorts +1/ Tarutaru trunks +1/ Mithra shorts +1/ Galka trunks +1/ Tarutaru shorts +1/ dream robe +1/ hardwood katana/ pitchfork +1

(Invitee)
Hume gilet/ Hume top/ Elvaan gilet/ Elvaan top/ Tarutaru maillot/ Mithra top/ Galka gilet/ Hume trunks/ Hume shorts/ Elvaan trunks/ Elvaan dhorts/ Tarutaru trunks/ Mithra shorts/ Galka trunks/ Tarutaru top/ Tarutaru shorts/ dream robe/ wooden katana/ pitchfork

*The inviting party can also choose items from the 40-day list at the 100-day mark.
*Characters cannot obtain items that specify another race or gender.
For further details on the Vana’diel Adventurer Recruitment Program (V.A.R.P.), please refer to the sites below.
- The official FINAL FANTASY XI homepage
Click on the Vana’diel Adventurer Recruitment Program banner under the menu.
- PlayOnline
Main Menu->Game->FINAL FANTASY XI->Compendium->Adventurer Recruitment

The special event item storage NPC will now accept the following additional items: dream robe, dream robe +1, and charm wand +1.

*Please note that stored items will lose their signatures.

[System-related]

The following functions have been added to the Diorama Abdhaljs-Ghelsba reservation system:
- Any block of time up to 2 days after the reservation date can now be reserved.
- It is now possible to set participation requirements when making a reservation.
- By selecting the “Recruiting Members” option during the reservation process, prospective participants will now receive a page of the Ballista Redbook from Tillecoe.

In a previous update, damage taken during Conflict (PvP) by melee, ranged, and magic attacks was adjusted to an amount relatively lower than damage taken in regular battles with monsters. With this month’s version update, damage taken by techniques that hit multiple times has been adjusted in the same manner. This modification applies to job traits and weapon skills that allow the player to land consecutive hits (e.g., Double Attack, Triple Attack, Rampage).

The distance detection for auto-attack will now function correctly for PCs who have been the target of “Provoke” in a Conflict match.

Menu shading has been adjusted.

The terms "Dynamis - Tavnazia" and "Abdhaljs Isle-Purgonorgo" have been added to the auto-translate function.

The following restrictions have been placed on delivering gil:
The maximum amount of money that can be sent at one time has now been set to 1 million gil.
Gil can now only be placed in one of the 8 delivery slots.

*No restrictions apply to receiving gil.

A message describing the transaction will now be displayed when buying or selling items at a shop.

The message that is displayed when buying a stackable item in multiple amounts from a guild has been changed from “You buy (number) (item name) from the shop” to “You buy (number) (item name) from the guild.”

[Other Content]

Further adjustments were made to compensate for the inconsistency in fishing difficulty experienced by different clients.

In the case where a fish registered for Fish Ranking didn’t make the cutoff point, or was pushed out of the ranking by another registered fish, the NPC Chenon would respond to registration enquiries with “You currently have no entries registered for Fish Ranking.” This issue has now been corrected.

[Windows Version]

A “Pattern D” has been added to the FINAL FANTASY XI Gamepad Config program.

FINAL FANTASY XI is now compatible with Intel Viiv technology. When using the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system, it is possible to start FINAL FANTASY XI from the shortcut located in the “More Programs” menu.

*This does not guarantee that FINAL FANTASY XI will run on a Windows PC installed with Intel Viiv technology.

[Xbox 360 Beta]

The user interface has been increased in scale for HDTV displays.

It is now possible to enter numbers from the numeric keypad when using a USB keyboard.

The scheduled recipe change for “Tavnazian tacos” mentioned in the February 2nd, 2006 Topics (FINAL FANTASY XI official homepage) will now take place in a later version update.


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