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Site Updates - July 28, 2006
Posted by: Cuer - Fri Jul 28th, 2006 01:10 am EDT
This update contains all the new items from the July 26 patch, along with new recipes and other additions. Full details about these can be found in the July 2006 FFXI Patch Compilation of Info.

Items Added: Chocobo Egg (Somewhat), Chocobo Egg (Little), Chocobo Egg (Bit), Chocobo Egg (Slightly), Wheel Lock Trigger, Life Float, Leleroon's Letter (Red), Leleroon's Letter (Blue), Leleroon's Letter (Green), Toggle Switch, Valkeng's Memory Chip, Story of a Happy Chocobo, Story of a Youthful Chocobo, Story of a Worrysome Chocobo, Story of a Curious Chocobo, Story of an Impatient Chocobo, Sealed Immortal Envelope, Magus Order Slip, Brand of the Stoneserpent, Brand of the Skyserpent, Brand of the Flameserpent, Brand of the Galeserpent, Brand of the Springserpent, Quartz Transmitter, Test Tube #5, Test Tube #4, Test Tube #3, Test Tube #2, Test Tube #1, Empty Test Tube #5, Empty Test Tube #4, Empty Test Tube #3, Empty Test Tube #2, Empty Test Tube #1, Vial of Spectral Scent, Astral Compass, Dirty Handkerchief, Handkerchief, White Handkerchief, Secret Imperial Order, Confidential Imperial Order, Ephramadian Gold Coin, Merchant's Package, C Wildcat Badge, LC Wildcat Badge, Zegham Carrot, Vomp Carrot, Azouph Greens, Sharug Greens, Training Grounds Key, Bullet Pouch, Rainbow Powder, Datechochin, Muteppo, Bronze Bullet Pouch, Corsair Bullet Pouch, Scroll of Raptor Mazurka, Scroll of Absorb-TP, Tornado Salad, Hi-Chocolixir, VCS Honeymoon Ticket, La Theine Millet, Hydrogauge, Imperial Silk Cloth, Chococard (F), Chococard (M), Wamoura Scale, Wamoura Hair, Soulflayer Staff, Soulflayer Tentacle, Puppetmaster's Testimony, Corsair's Testimony, Blue Mage's Testimony, Smoke Screen, Eraser, Mana Channeler, Target Marker, Equalizer, Drum Magazine, Tactical Processor, Attuner, Ryacoco Doll, Myucoco Doll, VCS Registration Card, Chocobo Egg (Faintly), Jody's Acid, Martial Ball Invite, Mana Tank II, Auto-Repair Kit II, Mana Jammer II, Stabilizer II, Armor Plate II, Accelerator II, Loudspeaker II, Tension Spring II, Wildgrass Seeds, Carrot Paste, Vegetable Paste, Worm Paste, Herb Paste, Celerity Salad, Chocolixir, Gregarious Worm, Parasite Worm, Cupid Worm, Garidav Wildgrass, Tokopekko Wildgrass, Hydra Scale, Hydra Fang, Soulflayer Robe, Blue VCS Plaque, Black VCS Plaque, Yellow VCS Plaque, Reef Aquarium, Bay Aquarium, River Aquarium, Fighting Fish Tank, Imperial Tapestry, Walahra Burner, Busker's Cape, Pirate's Cape, Immortal's Cape, Sentinel Shield, Hydra Mask +1, Hydra Mask, Brigand's Mask, Kawahori Kabuto, Glory Crown, Fowling Earring, Rapture Earring, Busker's Earring, Pirate's Earring, Immortal's Earring, Immortal's Sash, Trance Belt, Bitter Corset, Gobniu's Ring, Dominion Ring, Hydra Greaves +1, Hydra Greaves, Spagyric Nails, Arborist Nails, Skanda Boots, Templar Sabatons, Sneaking Boots, Puppetry Babouches, Corsair's Bottes, Magus Charuqs, Hydra Cuisses +1, Hydra Cuisses, Exorcist Hose, Jet Seraweels, Strike Subligar, Puppetry Churidars, Corsair's Culotte, Magus Shalwar, Imperial Ring, Chocobo Whistle, Shark Necklace, Qiqirn Collar, Berserker's Torque, Ace's Locket, Sacrifice Torque, Birdman Cape, Puppetry Taj, Corsair's Tricorne, Magus Keffiyeh, Hydra Finger Gauntlets +1, Hydra Finger Gauntlets, Genie Gages, Hanzo Tekko, Nightmare Gloves, Fencing Bracers, Deadeye Gloves, Puppetry Dastanas, Corsair's Gants, Magus Bazubands, Hydra Mail +1, Hydra Mail, Arakan Samue, Onnagimi Yukata, Otokogimi Yukata, Onago Yukata, Otoko Yukata, Puppetry Tobe, Corsair's Frac, Magus Jubbah, Nomad Moogle Rod, Templar Mace, Darksteel Sainti +1, Darksteel Sainti, Puppet Claws, Scogan's Knuckles, Seadog Gun +1, Seadog Gun, Snakeeye +1, Snakeeye, Fire Bomblet, Peacemaker, Darksteel Hexagun +1, Darksteel Hexagun, Shark Gun, Trump Gun, Astral Staff, Wardancer, Namikirimaru, Kugui, Otori, Templar Hammer, Crude Sword, Gloom Claymore, Angon, Throwing Tomahawk, Corsair Bullet, Death Chakram, Tournament Lance, Blackjack, Palladium Dagger, Magnet Knife, Assassin's Jambiya, Zoraal Ja's Axe, Sirius Axe, Turbo Animator, Requiem Flute, Darksteel Kilij +1, Darksteel Kilij, Singh Kilij, Phantom Fleuret, Sanguine Sword, Company Fleuret, Mensur Epee, Leech Scimitar, Immortal's Scimitar, Horrent Mace

Items Updated: Mandau, Batardeau, Rogetsurin, Platoon Disc, Junior Musketeer's Chakram +2, Junior Musketeer's Chakram +1, Khanjar, Jambiya +1, Jambiya, Titan's Baselarde, X's Knife, Sirocco Kukri, Blau Dolch, Martial Knife, Hoplites Harpe, Heart Snatcher, Perseus's Harpe, Harpe, Mighty Knife, Taillefer's Dagger, Thanatos Baselard, Stylet, Valiant Knife, Kard, Behemoth Knife +1, Behemoth Knife, Ponderous Gully, Bartholomew's Knife, Buccaneer's Knife, Gully +1, Misericorde +1, Daylight Dagger, Master Caster's Knife, Dagger of Trials, Stun Kukri +1, Venom Kukri +1, Rising Sun +1, Chakram +1, Rising Sun, Moonring Blade, Chakram, Junior Musketeer's Chakram, Moonring Blade +1, Stun Kukri, Venom Kukri, Thief's Knife, Gully, Misericorde

NPCs Added: Pursuivant, Jarafah, Dhima Polevhia, Chocobo, Dnegan

NPCs Updated: Dahaaba, Wata Khamazom, Mazween, Hagakoff, Khaf Jhifanm

Zones Updated: Bhaflau Thickets, Wajaom Woodlands

Spells Added: Raptor Mazurka, Absorb-TP

Recipes Added: Hydra Greaves, Hydra Finger Gauntlets, Hydra Cuisses, Celerity Salad, Carrot Paste, Vegetable Paste, Herb Paste, Worm Paste, Seadog Gun, Snakeeye, Imperial Tapestry, Reef Aquarium, Bay Aquarium, Throwing Tomahawk, Darksteel Hexagun, Darksteel Kilij, Darksteel Sainti, Walahra Burner, Angon, Fighting Fish Tank, River Aquarium, Chocolixir, Rainbow Powder

Desynthesis Recipes Added: Soulflayer Robe

Items Drops/Obtained Added: Petrified Log, Blue Rock, Lesser Chigoe, Dried Marjoram, Colibri Feather, Ebony Log, Spider Web, Black Chocobo Feather, Pephredo Hive Chip, Pine Nuts, Moko Grass, Pebble

FINAL FANTASY XI Update (July 26 & July 27)
Posted by: Cuer - Wed Jul 26th, 2006 01:22 pm EDT
Jul. 27, 2006 02:50 [PDT]

FINAL FANTASY XI Update (Jul. 27)

At the following time, we have performed FINAL FANTASY XI partial area maintenance on all Worlds.

[Affected Period]
Jul. 27, 2006 2:50 (PDT)

[Affected Services]

[Maintenance Details]
- Fixed a Corsair Artifact quest related issue.

- An issue with the "Escort Professor Clavauert" assault where the spawn location of ancient lockbox within the area was incorrect. This has been addressed.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

Jul. 26, 2006 04:00 [PDT]

FINAL FANTASY XI Update (Jul. 26)

At the following time, we have performed FINAL FANTASY XI maintenance on all Worlds.

[Affected Period]
Jul. 26, 2006 4:00 (PDT)

[Affected Services]

[Maintenance Details]
- Fixed an issue wherein the Troll Mercenaries would sometimes start marching towards Al Zahbi again upon retreating.
- Issue fixed where singing Raptor Mazurka or Chocobo Mazurka with Harlequin's Horn, Gjallarhorn or Millennium Horn equipped would result in an improper effect.
- An issue with the ability "Tomahawk" and "Angon" where the miss effect would not display properly has been addressed.
- An issue with the monster "Zoraal Ja's Pkuucha" which could not be damaged under certain circumstances has been fixed.

[Current Known Issue]
- An incorrect help text for the job ability "Troubadour" which described that the ability will "doubles the effect." The correct description should be "doubles the effect duration" instead.
* This will be addressed on Aug. 1, 2006.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

July-August 2006 FFXI Patch Compilation of Info
Posted by: Cuer - Mon Jul 24th, 2006 08:05 pm EDT
The July 24, 2006 Final Fantasy XI patch brought a slew of additions to the game. Apart from a new magical resistance for NMs, a large number of merit point additions were added, and the three new jobs introduced with the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion were fleshed out further. This compilation of info will eventually contain details on the various changes from the July 24 patch, the July 26 further update, the August 1 addition, and the August 21 patch that added Chocobo Raising. Bookmark this link to have a direct link back to this compilation of info.

Original Post: Monday, July 24, 2006 at 8:05PM EDT
Last Updated: Monday, August 21, 2006 at 5:55PM EDT

Latest Update:
  • The handful of minor changes added with the August 21 Patch Changes are now listed.
  • Recipes and item drops have been added and updated.
  • Further updates will be made to this Compilation of Info as more data is compiled.

Compilation of Info Index Related Links

Forum Patch Discussions
Please post in the appropriate posts below, with any new information from the patch.

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Site Updates (Pre-patch) - July 24, 2006
Posted by: Cuer - Mon Jul 24th, 2006 02:21 pm EDT
A massive update here, with many changes recently done on the site. As always, we will be compiling information on today's patch; expect the first list of information up later this evening, Eastern Time.

  • All the links in the old news items have been updated, to reflect the update on the official FFXI site. If any bad links are still there, please leave feedback to let us know, so we can correct them.
  • A brand new Fishing Guide was added! This was written by a very skilled fisherman, and has information about all aspects of the fishing mini-game.
  • The Chocobo Digging Guide was expanded dramatically, with a lot of new info on the more esoteric areas of chocobo digging. This will be updated further as more information is available, from the changes to chocobo digging in today's patch.
  • Completing an earlier project, all recipes have been updated completely. This includes Guild Point data for every recipe known to provide Guild Points, along with many fixes to recipe skill caps. See the related forum post for details about the Guild Point data that is still needed; help us keep that as accurate as possible!
  • The first slew of information on all the Lumoria (Sea) NMs is finally in. Some of the NMs have full data; the rest will be updated next week with complete strategies for them, given the known information.
Items Added: White Card, Black Card

Items Updated: Survival Belt, High-Quality Aern Organ, Lancewood Log, Infinity Core, Sixth Virtue, Fifth Virtue, Fourth Virtue, High-Quality Hpemde Organ, Deed of Sensibility, Third Virtue, High-Quality Xzomit Organ, Deed of Moderation, Second Virtue, High-Quality Phuabo Organ, Deed of Placidity, First Virtue, Storm Shield, Tariqah -1, Tariqah +1, Tariqah, Januwiyah -1, Januwiyah +1, Januwiyah, Panacea, Remedy Ointment, Karni Yarik, Karni Yarik +1, Sutlac +1, Irmik Helvasi +1, Irmik Helvasi, Ic Pilav +1, Ic Pilav, Sis Kebabi +1, Sis Kebabi, Chai +1, Ox Tongue, Royal Bookshelf, Cythara Anglica +1, Cythara Anglica, Star Globe, Shigeto Bow, Bookshelf, Eight-Sided Pole +1, Eight-Sided Pole, Gendawa, Mythic Pole +1, Mythic Pole, Repeating Crossbow, Eremite's Wand, Cermet Lance +1, Cermet Lance, Obelisk Lance +1, Obelisk Lance, Nymph Shield, Leo Crossbow +1, Leo Crossbow, Cabinet, Ebony Pole +1, Ebony Pole, Commode, Bureau, Round Shield +1, Round Shield, Couse, Chiffonier, Tarutaru Folding Screen, Water Barrel, Rapid Bow +1, Rapid Bow, Revenging Staff, Ebony Wand +1, Ebony Wand, Lightning Bow +1, Lightning Bow, Coffer, Angel's Flute +1, Angel's Flute, Mahogany Staff, Chest, Mythril Lance +1, Mythril Lance, Arbalest +1, Arbalest, War Bow +1, War Bow, Oak Pole +1, Oak Pole, Great Club +1, Great Club, Rose Harp +1, Rose Harp, Desk, Oak Shield +1, Oak Shield, Rose Wand +1, Rose Wand, Oak Staff +1, Oak Staff, Zamburak +1, Zamburak, Ebony Sabots +1, Ebony Sabots, Halberd +1, Halberd, Lance +1, Lance, Oak Cudgel +1, Oak Cudgel, Composite Bow +1, Composite Bow, Great Bow +1, Great Bow, Strong Shield, Mahogany Shield, Spiked Club +1, Spiked Club, Crossbow +1, Crossbow, Solid Wand, Chestnut Wand, Chestnut Sabots +1, Chestnut Sabots, Spear +1, Spear, Elm Staff +1, Elm Staff, Harp +1, Harp, Elm Shield +1, Elm Shield, Tarutaru Stool, Yew Wand +1, Yew Wand, Maple Harp +1, Maple Harp, Brass Spear +1, Brass Spear, Solid Club, Chestnut Club, Holly Clogs +1, Holly Clogs, Self Bow +1, Self Bow, Maple Table, Willow Wand +1, Willow Wand, Holly Pole +1, Holly Pole, Light Crossbow +1, Light Crossbow, Ash Clogs +1, Ash Clogs, Maple Shield +1, Maple Shield, Harpoon +1, Harpoon, Goldfish Bowl, Ash Staff +1, Ash Staff, Ash Club +1, Ash Club, Ash Pole +1, Ash Pole, Lauan Shield +1, Lauan Shield, Workbench, Maple Wand +1, Maple Wand, Culverin, Tabarzin, Imperial Wootz Ingot, Buzdygan, Ritter Shield, Anelace, Nadziak, Misericorde, Gully, Kunwu Iron Ingot, Flamberge, Darksteel Cuirass, Dark Adaman, Thick Mufflers, Darksteel Sabatons, Mythril Heart, Darksteel Tabar, Darksteel Maul, Darksteel Cuisses, Divine Breastplate, Holy Breastplate, Darksteel Scythe, Bastard Sword +1, Bastard Sword, Mikazuki, Darksteel Subligar, Darksteel Kris, Darksteel Cap, Schwert, Hien +1, Hien, Zunari Kabuto, Kote +1, Kote, Nodowa +1, Nodowa, Darksteel Kukri, Darksteel Mufflers +1, Darksteel Mufflers, Sakurafubuki +1, Sakurafubuki, Mythril Zaghnal +1, Mythril Zaghnal, Schlaeger, Breastplate +1, Breastplate, Darksteel Claws +1, Darksteel Claws, Sallet +1, Sallet, Tanegashima +1, Tanegashima, Uchigatana, Greatsword +1, Greatsword, Broadsword +1, Broadsword, Knight's Sword, Mythril Scythe +1, Mythril Scythe, Juji Shuriken, Shinobi-gatana, Mythril Kukri +1, Mythril Kukri, Mythril Axe +1, Mythril Axe, Tulwar +1, Tulwar, Fine Claymore, Mythril Claymore, Heavy Axe +1, Heavy Axe, Mythril Mace +1, Mythril Mace, Fleuret +1, Fleuret, Iron Scale Mail +1, Iron Scale Mail, Wakizashi, Targe +1, Targe, Greataxe, Tuck +1, Tuck, Rod +1, Rod, Iron Visor +1, Iron Visor, Longsword +1, Longsword, Scimitar +1, Scimitar, Mace +1, Mace, Butterfly Axe +1, Butterfly Axe, Baghnakhs +1, Baghnakhs, Metal Knuckles +1, Metal Knuckles, Knife +1, Knife, Aspis +1, Aspis, Solid Mail, Scale Mail, Solid Cuisses, Scale Cuisses, Bronze Hammer, Solid Greaves, Scale Greaves, Bronze Rod +1, Bronze Rod, Relic Iron, Merman's Cap, Lanolin Cube, Miniature Airship, Bullet, Nashmau Stew, Cerberus Mantle +1, Behemoth Horn, Behemoth Hide, Hi-Ether +3, Divine Log, Bat Wing, Phoenix Feather, La Theine Cabbage, Fire Crystal, Reraise Gorget, Insect Wing, Walahra Water, Cursed Cuisses, White Sand, Scroll of Goddess's Hymnus, Scroll of Fire III, Gold Leaf, Light Ore, Reishi Mushroom, Persikos, Chimera Blood, Mythril Leaf, Rock Salt

NPCs Updated: Jirokichi, Alivatand, Tsutsuroon, Gathweeda, Wahraga

Mobs Added: Aw'euvhi, Absolute Virtue, Qn'hpemde, Ru'phuabo, Jailer of Love, Jailer of Prudence, Jailer of Justice, Qn'xzomit, Jailer of Hope, Jailer of Faith, Kf'ghrah, Jailer of Fortitude, Ix'aern (DRG), Qn'aern, Ix'aern (DRK), Qn'zdei, Aw'zdei, Aern's Elemental, Aern's Xzomit, Aern's Wynav, Aw'aern, Aw'ghrah, Aw'euvhi, Jailer of Temperance, Qn'aern, Ix'aern (MNK), Ix'ghrah, Eo'ghrah, Eo'zdei, Eo'euvhi, Aern's Elemental, Aern's Xzomit, Aern's Wynav, Brei

Mobs Updated: Ullikummi, Mother Globe, Sturm, Ul'yovra, Om'yovra, Om'aern, Aern's Wynav, Aern's Xzomit, Aern's Elemental, Ul'aern, Om'phuabo, Om'xzomit, Om'hpemde, Ul'phuabo, Ul'xzomit, Ul'hpemde, Amikiri, Noble Mold, Colibri, Kirata, Charybdis, Kreutzet, Wild Karakul, Lumber Jack, Mamool Ja Lurker, Wespe, Blob, Orctrap, Ocean Kraken, Nihniknoovi, King Vinegarroon, Nussknacker, Diamond Daig, Guard Bhoot, Lamia Necromancer, Jnun, Orderly Imp, Marsh Murre, Elder Treant, Shen, Magmatic Eruca, Unstable Cluster, Black Coney, White Coney, King Arthro, De'Vyu Headhunter, Water Leaper, Sand Tarantula, Spelunking Sabotender, Mamool Ja Infiltrator, Mamool Ja Philosopher, Sea Puk, Biast, Gration

Quests Updated: Prelude of Black and White, Bombs Away!, An Empty Vessel

Zones Updated: Al'Taieu, The Garden of Ru'Hmet, Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi, Qufim Island

Recipes Added: Armor Plate

Desynthesis Recipes Added: Silver Mittens, Falcastra, Errant Houppelande, Carapace Harness, Carapace Leggings, War Beret, Koenig Shield, Holly Clogs, Faerie Piccolo, Lamia Harp, Onion Staff, Speed Bow, Verdun, Mythril Pick, Cuir Highboots, Holy Sword, Moth Axe

Recipes Updated: Goblin Coif, Scorpion Leggings, Barone Gambieras, Errant Houppelande, Errant Hat, Koenig Shield, Crow Jupon, Crow Hose, Wamoura Cloth, Wailing Shell, Cerberus Leather, Marid Leather, Karakul Leather, Mana Converter, Stabilizer, Chimera Blood, Water Tank, Irmik Helvasi, Balik Sandvici, Dried Date, Kinkobo, Steel-splitter, Cursed Togi, Royal Bookshelf, Star Globe, The Big One, Wyvern Spear, Armoire, Saltwater Aquarium, Royal Bed, Dominus Shield, Dresser, Mithran Fishing Rod, Elshimo Palm, Cabinet, Tower Shield, Lu Shang's Fishing Rod, Freshwater Aquarium, Noble's Bed, Scimitar Cactus, Dispel Couse, Commode, Darksteel Lance, Bureau, Bastokan Staff, Clothespole, Chiffonier, Tarutaru Folding Screen, Hume Fishing Rod, Ebony Harp, Water Barrel, Heavy Crossbow, Beverage Barrel, Secretaire, Tarutaru Fishing Rod, Coffer, Angel's Flute, Mahogany Staff, Mahogany Bed, Arbalest, Kamayari, Desk, Fastwater Fishing Rod, Coated Shield, Oak Bed, Oak Shield, Battle Bow, Karakul Wool, Gold Nugget, Dragon Mail +1, Corsair's Gun, Royal Knight Army Lance +1, Bast Parchment, Warp Cudgel, Flower Stand, Zamburak, Halberd, Lance, Oak Table, Great Bow, Traversiere, Tarutaru Desk, Wicker Box, Exorcismal Oak Lumber, Ethereal Oak Lumber, Spear, Book Holder, Power Bow, Elm Shield, Tarutaru Stool, Bolt Belt, Wrapped Bow, San d'Orian Spear, Yew Fishing Rod, Simple Bed, Maple Table, Tree Sap, Bamboo Fishing Rod, Goldfish Bowl, Willow Fishing Rod, Bewitched Ash Lumber, Workbench, Stone Arrow, Flute, Verdun, Kagiroi, Pealing Nagan, Culverin, Adaman Sabatons, Wootz Ingot, Tabarzin, Blizzard Toporok, Buzdygan, Relic Steel, Ponderous Manoples, Pealing Buzdygan, Pealing Anelace, Nagan, Furnace Tabarzin, Adaman Cuisses, Scepter, Hachiman Domaru, Cursed Hauberk, Ritter Shield, Hachiman Sune-Ate, Cursed Celata, Bhuj, Cursed Mufflers, Yasha Jinpachi, Nadziak, Hachiman Kote, Death Scythe, Cursed Sollerets, Ponderous Gully, Hachiman Jinpachi, Cursed Breeches, Adaman Scales, Molybdenum Ingot, Koenigs Knuckles, Kunwu Sheet, Kunwu Iron Ingot, General's Shield, Frigid Core, Spirit Core, Luminous Core, Inferno Core, Flamberge, Adaman Ingot, Zanbato, Hellfire, Hauberk, Rising Sun, Dark Adaman, Darksteel Tabar, Troll Bronze Sheet, Zweihander, Holy Breastplate, Matchlock Gun, Darksteel Scythe, Darksteel Harness, Mikazuki, Darksteel Leggings, Kabutowari, Dark Bronze Ingot, Kheten, Darksteel Pick, Kilij, Darksteel Kris, Schwert, Ram-Dao, Kote, Sune-Ate, Sakurafubuki, Haidate, Darksteel Axe, Sai, Iyo Scale, Darksteel Claymore, Dark Scales, Jindachi, Alumine Moufles, Tanegashima, Uchigatana, Kodachi, Greatsword, Darksteel Ingot, Tabar, Arquebus, Nodachi, Mythril Scythe, Padded Armor, San d'Orian Mace, Shinobi-gatana, Leggings, Eisenbrust, Mythril Axe, Eisenhentzes, Combat Caster's Dagger +1, Tulwar, Mythril Claymore, Heavy Axe, Eisenschuhs, Steel Scales, Twicer, Falx, Eisenschaller, Kris, Eisendiechlings, Chainmail, Wakizashi, Voulge, Lightweight Steel Sheet, Tachi, Claymore, Scythe, Tomahawk, Temple Knight Army Sword +1, Two-Handed Sword, Tathlum, Gladius, Zaghnal, Battleaxe, Iron Scales, Butterfly Axe, Pellet Belt, Paktong Ingot, Light Steel Ingot, Bronze Bed, Tin Ingot, Polyflan, Scorpion Harness, Laminated Ram Leather, Chest, Mercury, Arrabbiato, Bloodwood Lumber, Shining Ring, Apkallu Fletchings, Imperial Coffee, Bataquiche

Desynthesis Recipes Updated: Cotton Hachimaki, Cursed Cuisses, Genbu's Kabuto, Brass Harness, Barone Cosciales, Bilbo, Thick Mufflers, Lamian Armlet, Troll Pauldron, Lamia Harp, Faerie Piccolo, Frost Shield, Trident, Hypno Staff, Long Boomerang, Dolphin Staff, Earth Wand, Misery Staff, Kinkobo, Steel-splitter, Iron-Splitter, Primate Staff, Cythara Anglica, Eight-Sided Pole, Gendawa, Mythic Pole, Repeating Crossbow, Battle Staff, Mythic Wand, Ebony Pole, Clothespole, Hume Fishing Rod, Hickory Shield, Mahogany Pole, Partisan, Tarutaru Fishing Rod, Arbalest, War Bow, Fastwater Fishing Rod, Quarterstaff, Coated Shield, Rose Wand, Elm Pole, Zamburak, Oak Cudgel, Mahogany Shield, Chestnut Wand, Elm Staff, Yew Wand, Maple Harp, Yew Fishing Rod, Longbow, Self Bow, Willow Wand, Holly Staff, Ash Staff, Ash Club, Ash Pole, Lauan Shield, Maple Wand, Troll Vambrace, Warhammer, Mythril Dagger, Iron Visor, Adaman Gauntlets, Bhuj, Death Scythe, Misericorde, Kanesada +1, Darksteel Nodowa, Darksteel Scythe, Nodowa, Gully, Claymore, Alumine Haubert, Darksteel Baselard, Mythril Zaghnal, Alumine Moufles, Broadsword, Arquebus, Gust Claymore, Mythril Claws, Hibari, Iron Subligar, Mythril Knuckles, Shinobi-gatana, Two-Handed Sword, Iron Mittens, Heavy Axe, Targe, Padded Cap, War Pick, Kunai, Longsword, Baghnakhs, Metal Knuckles, Knife, Warp Cudgel, Cursed Finger Gauntlets, Velvet Hat

BCNMs Updated: Early Bird Catches the Wyrm, Horns of War, The Hills Are Alive, Ouryu Cometh

Items Drops/Obtained Added: Third Virtue, Faith Torque, Faith Baghnakhs, Second Virtue, Fortitude Torque, Fortitude Axe, Vice of Aspersion, Deed of Sensibility, Vice of Avarice, Deed of Moderation, Water Cluster, Ice Cluster, Euvhi Organ, Vice of Antipathy, Deed of Placidity, First Virtue, Temperance Torque, Temperance Axe, Ghrah M Chip, Luminion Chip, High-Quality Euvhi Organ, High-Quality Aern Organ, White Card, Red Card, Black Card, Sin of Intemperance, Sin of Invidiousness, Sin of Indolence, Sin of Infatuation, Sin of Indulgence, Sin of Insolence, Sin of Indignation, Aura of Voracity, Aura of Adulation, Love Torque, Love Halberd, Sixth Virtue, Prudence Torque, Prudence Rod, Fourth Virtue, Justice Torque, Justice Sword, Fifth Virtue, Hope Torque, Hope Staff, Luminian Tissue, Aern Organ, High-Quality Phuabo Organ, High-Quality Xzomit Organ, High-Quality Hpemde Organ, Light Cluster, Lightning Cluster, Fire Cluster, Earth Cluster, Lizard Egg, Raptor Trousers, Zvahl Chest Key, Yagudo Holy Water, Sheep Leather, Bomb Ash, Lamian Fang Key, Venomous Claw, Moblin Mail, Moblin Mask, Moblin Helm, Grain Seeds, Loam, Troll Pauldron, Emerald, Gold Ore, Ebony Log, Ram Horn, Diamond, Mythril Ore, Reraiser, Icarus Wing, Wyvern Scales, Spinel, Ruby, Vile Elixir, Mind Potion, Strength Potion, Charisma Potion, Demon Horn, Platinum Ore, Philosopher's Stone, Phoenix Feather, Mahogany Log, Darksteel Ore, Coral Fragment, Hi-Potion +3, Angel Skin, Libation Abjuration, Lacquer Tree Log, Vile Elixir +1, Vitality Potion, Adaman Chain, Gold Thread, Intelligence Potion, Hi-Reraiser, Qutrub Gorget, Kejusu Satin, Scroll of Blizzard IV, Mamook Blackscale Key, Tariqah -1, Dragon Heart

ENMs Updated: Bugard in the Clouds, Automaton Assault

Mini-Quests Updated: Special Event - 2006-02 - Valentione's Day

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FFXI Patch Notes (July 24, 2006)
Posted by: Cuer - Mon Jul 24th, 2006 01:25 pm EDT
FFXI Patch Note Details

«July 24, 2006 (JST) Update Details»
*Japan Standard Time


The new “Ruins of Alzadaal” region has been added.

The following adjustments have been made to Besieged:

Changes to Besieged as a whole:
-After a beastman army retreats, the enemy forces in that army’s stronghold will immediately begin to increase. The enemy forces will increase very slowly at first, but will gradually increase at a faster rate.
-If the enemy forces are reduced to a certain point, the rate at which they increase will accelerate.
-The enemy forces will increase if a player is KO’d in a beastman stronghold.

Changes to the beastman strongholds:
-New sections have been added to the beastman strongholds.
-Notorious monsters have been added that will periodically increase the enemy forces in the beastman strongholds.
-Archaic mirrors will now be surrounded by defending beastmen.
-Archaic mirrors now appear more frequently and have much higher endurance. In accordance with this change, players will receive more Imperial Standing credits when trading an archaic mirror to an Imperial guard.

Changes to Besieged battles:
-If certain notorious monsters in the beastman strongholds have not been defeated, units will be added to the armies advancing on Al Zahbi that have special characteristics, such as units that perform particular actions or can only be defeated under certain conditions.
-New notorious monsters have been added to the armies advancing on Al Zahbi.
-The monsters of each army are now able to use new special abilities.
-The rate of Imperial defense reduction after Besieged battles has been adjusted.
-When an army retreats while advancing towards Al Zahbi, it will now be counted the same as a successful Besieged battle in Al Zahbi.
-A status icon will appear when you are participating in a Besieged battle.

The new mercenary ranks “Lance Corporal” and “Corporal” have been added. In accordance, a number of new items have been added to the list of goods that can be earned with Imperial Standing credits.

The following changes have been made to Assault:

Five new missions are available at the rank of Lance Corporal, and another five missions at the rank of Corporal.
When participating in an Assault mission with more than the minimum number of people, the penalty on the number of Assault Points earned per person has been decreased.
The number of Assault Points earned for each Assault mission has been adjusted to better reflect the level of difficulty.

The following features have been added to the Mog Locker:

Players can now expand their Mog Lockers to hold a maximum of 60 items.
By speaking to the Aht Urhgan NPC Fubruhn and completing the necessary procedures, players can use their Mog Lockers in all Mog houses and rent-a-rooms in Vana’diel.
*However, these procedures will shorten the length of a Mog Locker lease from 7 to 5 Earth days. A Mog Locker lease costs one Imperial bronze piece to renew. In addition, the remaining time on the current lease will be proportionately reduced.
*At any time, you can switch between being able to use the Mog Locker in only Al Zahbi and being able to use it in other areas. If you choose to limit your Mog Locker use to Al Zahbi, the restrictions imposed on the Mog Locker lease will no longer be in effect.

The following changes have been made to Al Zahbi and Aht Urhgan Whitegate:

-The chocobo stables in Al Zahbi have opened.
*However, the NPCs at the chocobo stables may be captured during Besieged, disabling chocobo use until their rescue.

-The following NPCs have been added to Aht Urhgan Whitegate:
An equipment storage NPC
A special event item storage NPC
A Pursuivant NPC to transport players to Brenner and Ballista matches
A weather forecast NPC

-The Aht Urhgan Whitegate NPC “Kaduru-Haidaru” has started a new service for regular patrons.

-When the Astral Candescence is taken by the beastmen, players will only be able to use the NPC Shihu-Danhu for transport to the areas around Jeuno once per Vana’diel day.

-The services of guild shops and other NPCs affiliated with certain captured NPCs will now be unavailable as long as the affiliated NPC is captured.

-The time it takes for a prisoner to return to Al Zahbi after being freed has been adjusted.

The following changes have been made to the Kokba Hostel:
-Interior decorations have been added to the hostel.
-A bard is now available to change the BGM inside the hostel.
*The BGM will change only for the player who selected the song from the bard.
-Players outside the Kokba Hostel will no longer be able to hear conversations using /say or emotes from inside the hostel.
*However, /shout will still be heard by players both inside and outside the hostel.
-The linkshell settings option has been removed from the entry options list.

The following new quests have been added for the blue mage, corsair, and puppetmaster jobs:

-Artifact quests -- Players will receive equipment specific to their jobs (artifact armor) by completing these quests.
-Limit break quests -- Players can raise their maximum level to 75 by completing the limit break quest for their job.
*The new limit break quests will only be made available after the player has completed all artifact quests for that job.

A number of new quests have been added to the Treasures of Aht Urhgan areas.

The quest “Totoroon’s Treasure Hunt” will now cover several more items and areas.

The “Sanction” status icon has been altered.

Players can now receive a new Lamian fang key by checking a “???” point in Caedarva Mire after each Conquest results tally.

The following changes have been made to Conflict (Ballista and Brenner):

Changes to both Ballista and Brenner:
-Players hit repeatedly with Stun will gradually develop a resistance to the ability. This resistance will decrease with time.
-The following changes have been made to the blue magic spell “Self-Destruct”:
The damage will be split among the number of players in the caster’s area of effect.
The caster will now retain a slightly greater amount of HP after casting Self-Destruct.

Changes to Brenner only:
The graphical effect that appears when a Flammen-Brenner consumes a Petra and recovers from damage has been altered.

An issue in which the “Warhorse Hoofprint” was not appearing for long periods of time has been fixed.


New notorious monster battlefields have been added to the Treasures of Aht Urhgan areas.

In order to enter these new battlefields, it is necessary to speak to the NPC Shajaf in Aht Urhgan Whitegate after becoming a mercenary, and obtain a special key item in exchange for Imperial Standing credits.
Note that it is not possible to carry more than one of these key items at a time, or receive more than one in a 24-hour period (Earth time)

Key Items
Each battlefield requires a specific key item that one member of the party must be carrying. This key item will be lost upon entering the battlefield.

The battlefields, battle names, and restrictions are as follows:

Key Item Required
Battlefield Battle Name Restrictions
Imperial order
2000 Talacca Cove Call to Arms Lv.60
30 minutes
6 members
Navukgo Execution Chamber Tough Nut to Crack
Jade Sepulcher Making a Mockery
Imperial order
3000 Talacca Cove Compliments to the Chef Lv.75
30 minutes
6 members
Navukgo Execution Chamber Happy Caster
Jade Sepulcher Shadows of the Mind

The ENM quest "Pulling the Strings" will now be available for blue mages, corsairs, and puppetmasters.

The following new monsters have been added to the Treasures of Aht Urhgan areas:

Several new notorious monsters have been added to the Treasures of Aht Urhgan areas.

The location of monsters has been adjusted in the following areas:
Arrapago Reef
Mount Zhayolm

The following monster names have changed
Bhaflau Thickets: Jurik --> Skoffin
Arrapago Reef: Lamia No.19 --> Lamia No.18

The monster Ullikummi found in the Shrine of Ru'Avitau will now have different conditions for appearing.

An accumulative magic resistance effect has been implemented for monsters that /check as "impossible to gauge."

Affected Magic Types
The following magic types will trigger the accumulative magic resistance effect when used repeatedly on monsters whose strength is "impossible to gauge":
Black magic (elemental)
White magic (divine)
Magical Blood Pact abilities
Magical blue magic
Magical weapon skills (Spirits Within, Red Lotus, etc.)
Certain job abilities (Chi Blast, Mijin Gakure, etc.)

Resistance Fluctuation
When a monster with accumulative magic resistance is hit by a magic attack, the amount of damage it receives will decrease in accordance with that monster's resistance. At the same time, its resistance will increase.

The monster's resistance will increase in accordance with the amount of damage incurred, but each monster has a maximum resistance level.

Merit point job categories have become available for blue mages, corsairs, and puppetmasters.
In order to take advantage of merit points spent in these areas, a character must have the corresponding job set as the main job, and be level 75.

Blue Mage Corsair
Chain Affinity Recast Phantom Roll Recast
Burst Affinity Recast Quick Draw Recast
Monster Correlation Quick Draw Accuracy
Physical Potency Random Deal Recast
Magical Accuracy Bust Duration
Automaton Melee Skill
Automaton Ranged Skill
Automaton Magic Skill
Activate Recast
Repair Recast

The 15 existing job categories have been divided into subcategories. Group 1 includes conventional abilities, while Group 2 includes the new job abilities, job traits, and spells.

The Group 1 and Group 2 subcategories have separate totals for the maximum number of possible ability increases.
You can access Group 2 abilities by spending 1 point on the ability you wish to learn. Additional points spent on the same ability will shorten the recast time or enhance the effect (refer to the help text for each ability to learn the specific bonus).
Lowering the number of merit points in an ability to zero will cause it to disappear from your ability list.
After obtaining the dragoon job trait "Empathy," you will be able to use the job ability "Spirit Link" even when your wyvern is at maximum HP.

Warrior Monk
Ability Warrior's Charge Ability Mantra
Ability Tomahawk Ability Formless Strikes
Job Trait Savagery Job Trait Invigorate
Job Trait Aggressive Aim Job Trait Penance
White Mage Black Mage
Ability Martyr Magic Flare II
Ability Devotion Magic Freeze II
Magic Protectra V Magic Tornado II
Magic Shellra V Magic Quake II
Magic Burst II
Magic Flood II
Red Mage Thief
Magic Dia III Ability Assassin's Charge
Magic Slow II Ability Feint
Magic Paralyze II Job Trait Aura Steal
Magic Phalanx II Job Trait Ambush
Magic Bio III
Magic Blind II
Paladin Dark Knight
Ability Fealty Ability Dark Seal
Ability Chivalry Ability Diabolic Eye
Job Trait Iron Will Job Trait Muted Soul
Job Trait Guardian Job Trait Desperate Blows
Beastmaster Bard
Ability Feral Howl Ability Nightingale
Ability Killer Instinct Ability Troubadour
Job Trait Beast Affinity Song Foe Sirvente
Job Trait Beast Healer Song Adventurer's Dirge
Ranger Samurai
Ability Stealth Shot Ability Shikikoyo
Ability Flashy Shot Ability Blade Bash
Job Trait Snapshot Job Trait Ikishoten
Job Trait Recycle Job Trait Overwhelm
Ninja Dragoon
Ninjutsu Katon: San Ability Deep Breathing
Ninjutsu Hyoton: San Ability Angon
Ninjutsu Huton: San Job Trait Empathy
Ninjutsu Doton: San Job Trait Strafe
Ninjutsu Raiton: San
Ninjutsu Suiton: San
Ability Sange
Job Trait Ninja Tool Expertise
Blood Pact Meteor Strike
Blood Pact Heavenly Strike
Blood Pact Wind Blade
Blood Pact Geocrush
Blood Pact Thunderstorm
Blood Pact Grand Fall

The following new spells have been added:
(The effects of Raptor Mazurka and Chocobo Mazurka are not cumulative.)

Dark Magic
Absorb-TP Lv.45
Steals an enemy's TP.
Raptor Mazurka Lv.37
Increases movement speed for
party members within area of effect.

The amount of experience points recovered by using the white magic spells "Raise" and "Reraise" has been increased from 25% to 50%.
"Raise II," "Raise III," "Reraise II," and "Reraise III" will remain unchanged.

The status icons for the ninjutsu "Utusemi: Ichi" and "Utsusemi: Ni" have been changed.

The following changes have been made to blue magic:

An issue concerning the job trait associated with "Dimensional Death" not functioning correctly has been addressed.

An issue concerning the effect of TP on "Grand Slam" has been addressed.

he help for the following blue magic spells has been corrected: Amplification, Cannon Ball, Disseverment, Stinking Gas, Awful Eye

The following magical blue magic spells have had their accuracy adjusted: Venom Shell, Maelstrom, Ice Break, Blitzstrahl, Mysterious Light, Cold Wave, Poison Breath, Stinking Gas, Filamented Hold, Magnetite Cloud, Eyes On Me, Hecatomb Wave, Radiant Breath, Sound Blast, Feather Tickle, Yawn, Voracious Trunk, Lowing, Heat Breath, Soporific, Geist Wall, Awful Eye, Frost Breath, Infrasonics, Flying Hip Press, Firespit

The duration of "Awful Eye" has been adjusted.

Blue mages are now capable of equipping chakram-type throwing weapons.

Puppetmasters are now capable of using the weapon skills "Howling Fist" and "Dragon Kick."

The TP bonus for the weapon skill "Evisceration" has been changed to "Chance of critical hit varies with TP."

An issue concerning the TP bonus not functioning correctly when using the following weapon skills has been addressed:
Dulling Arrow
Arching Arrow
Sniper Shot
Heavy Shot

An issue concerning the ability to use 2 Phantom Rolls under certain circumstances when a character's job was set to main bard, support corsair has been addressed.

Players reserving an area of Dynamis but failing to enter after trading a timeless hourglass to "Trail Markings" or "Hieroglyphics" will now incur the three-day (Earth time) entry restriction penalty.

It will once again be possible to receive experience for defeating monsters from the "Chigoe" family.


The following items have been added to the list of equipment sets that certain NPCs can change into a key item for easy storage:
Blue mage artifact armor/corsair artifact armor/puppetmaster artifact armor

The following items have been added to the list of goods that certain NPCs can store:
Lotus Katana/Moogle Rod/Miniature Airship

There are new items available in several shops:

Several new automaton attachments have been added.

The following items have been added to the list of ammunition that can be bundled as a quiver or pouch:
Bullet/Bronze Bullet

New synthesis recipes have been added.

The damage and delay for the following level 68+ daggers have been changed:
Kard/Venom Kukri/Venom Kukri +1/Hoplites Harpe/Harpe/Valiant Knife/Stun Kukri/Stun Kukri +1/Sirocco Kukri/Daylight Dagger/Taillefer's Dagger/Behemoth Knife/Behemoth Knife +1/Thief's Knife/Khanjar/Misericorde/Misericorde +1/Dagger of Trials/Master Caster's Knife/Buccaneer's Knife/Bartholomew's Knife/Stylet/Titan's Baselard/Blau Dolch/Martial Knife/Gully/Gully +1/Ponderous Gully/X's Knife/Mighty Knife/Heart Snatcher/Perseus's Harpe/Jambiya/Jambiya +1/Thanatos Baselard/Batardeau/Mandau

The following changes have been made to gardening:
-New seeds have been added.
-The harvesting yield for certain produce has changed.

The following changes have been made to the auction house:
-The “Automaton” category has been added. All automaton parts have been moved into this new category.
-The following items have been moved into the “Pet Items” category:
Gausebit wildgrass/Gysahl greens

The graphical effect that appears when using dice to learn Phantom Roll abilities has been altered.

The item name “Bard Cannions” has been changed to “Bard’s Cannions.”


The following scenes have been added to the title screen:

North Gustaberg/Jugner Forest
Rise of the Zilart
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah/Yuhtunga Jungle
Chains of Promathia
Carpenters' Landing/Bibiki Bay
Treasures of Aht Urhgan
Aht Urhgan Whitegate/Wajaom Woodlands

The added areas will not be displayed if the corresponding software or expansion disc contents have not been registered.

The following changes have been made to chocobo digging:

The general number of buried items available within each area has been increased.
The number of items that can be dug up by each individual player over a certain period of time will be restricted.
Several new buried items are now available (digging up these new items will require a chocobo that has acquired a special ability through chocobo raising).

The position of "West Aht Urhgan" within the area search menu has been changed.

Many new terms have been added to the auto-translate function.

Category Term
Game Terms Automaton
Game Terms Chocobo stables
Game Terms Chocobo raising
Game Terms Care schedule
Game Terms Plan length
Game Terms Matchmaking
Game Terms Care
Game Terms Feed
Game Terms Burrow
Game Terms Bore
Game Terms Mental
Game Terms Physical
Game Terms Outing
Game Terms Owner
Game Terms Race
Game Terms Strength
Game Terms Endurance
Game Terms Discernment
Game Terms Receptivity
Game Terms Affection
Game Terms Energy
Game Terms Stamina
Game Terms Retirement
Game Terms Destrier
Game Terms Courser
Game Terms Palfrey
Game Terms Jennet
Game Terms Rounsey
Spells Absorb-TP
Songs Sirvente
Songs Dirge
Job Abilities Warrior's Charge
Job Abilities Tomahawk
Job Abilities Mantra
Job Abilities Formless Strikes
Job Abilities Martyr
Job Abilities Devotion
Job Abilities Assassin's Charge
Job Abilities Feint
Job Abilities Fealty
Job Abilities Chivalry
Job Abilities Dark Seal
Job Abilities Diabolic Eye
Job Abilities Feral Howl
Job Abilities Killer Instinct
Job Abilities Nightingale
Job Abilities Troubadour
Job Abilities Stealth Shot
Job Abilities Flashy Shot
Job Abilities Shikikoyo
Job Abilities Blade Bash
Job Abilities Deep Breathing
Job Abilities Angon
Job Abilities Sange
Job Trait Savagery
Job Trait Aggressive Aim
Job Trait Invigorate
Job Trait Penance
Job Trait Aura Steal
Job Trait Ambush
Job Trait Iron Will
Job Trait Guardian
Job Trait Muted Soul
Job Trait Desperate Blows
Job Trait Beast Affinity
Job Trait Beast Healer
Job Trait Snapshot
Job Trait Recycle
Job Trait Ikishoten
Job Trait Overwhelm
Job Trait Ninja Tool Expertise
Job Trait Empathy
Job Trait Strafe
Job Abilities Meteor Strike
Job Abilities Geocrush
Job Abilities Grand Fall
Job Abilities Wind Blade
Job Abilities Heavenly Strike
Job Abilities Thunderstorm

[For Xbox 360 version players:]

After fulfilling certain requirements, players will be able to speak with title-changing NPCs to unlock Xbox 360 “achievements.”
In the case where players have no titles available to change, they will be unable to unlock any achievements.

The screen displayed when viewing the map now has a black border, and map coordinates have become easier to read.

Now compatible to the 1024x768 screen resolution.

[Known Issues]

We are currently aware of the following issues in this version update. These issues are scheduled to be resolved in the version update on August 2nd, 2006.

- If the player changes their Mog Locker accessibility to Al Zahbi only after their contract has expired, a message will display saying, “The availability of your Mog Locker has been increased, however your lease has already expired.” However, the availability has in fact been limited to only Al Zahbi.

- The samurai merit point ability “Overwhelm” is not functioning correctly.

The continuing Aht Urhgan missions and chocobo raising mentioned in Topics will be implemented at a slightly later date due to extended testing requirements.
Aht Urhgan Missions: August 2
Chocobo Raising: August 22

Official PlayOnline Announcement

PlayOnline: About Action Taken Against Third-Party Tool Users
Posted by: Cuer - Fri Jul 21st, 2006 01:50 pm EDT
Jul. 21, 2006 06:00 [PDT]

About Action Taken Against Third-Party Tool Users

Today, a number of accounts which were confirmed to have violated the user agreement by using unauthorized third-party software tools within FINAL FANTASY XI to enable abnormal in-game movement were discovered and have been permanently suspended.

Based on the results of an investigation, over 2,000 PlayOnline accounts have been either suspended or terminated on Jul. 21, 2006 for the malicious and intentional use of these third-party tools.

We would like to take this time to remind our players that the use of any third-party tools will not only destroy the in-game balance, but will also encourage RMT (Real Money Trade) activities. We will continue to take strict actions against those individuals that we have confirmed to have used such tools.

Please note that some of these third-party tools may cause character information to be altered, erased, or personal information to be leaked to unwanted third parties. If you come across a third-party tool over the Internet, we ask that you please refrain from the download of such a tool, no matter how minor it may appear to be.

To ensure our customers could enjoy their games safely, we will continue to apply measurements to combat these third-party tools and violations.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

PlayOnline: All Worlds Maintenance (Jul 24)
Posted by: Cuer - Fri Jul 14th, 2006 05:49 am EDT
[Last updated July 24, with maintenance extension.]

Jul. 24, 2006 12:45 [PDT]

All Worlds Maintenance Extension (Jul. 24)

The FINAL FANTASY XI server maintenance that is currently being conducted on all Worlds will be extended until Jul. 24, 2006 17:00 (PDT).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

[Date & Time]
Jul. 24, 2006 from 10:00 to 17:00 (PDT)
*Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

Issues on the server settings.

[Affected Services]

Official PlayOnline Announcement

Jul. 24, 2006 00:00 [PDT]

Future Version Update Scheduling

Chocobo raising and the continuation of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan storyline have been excluded from the July 24, 2006 version update. These features will become available according to the schedule below:

Continuation of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan storyline: Aug. 2, 2006
Chocobo Raising: Aug. 22, 2006

More details will be announced when they become available.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

Jul. 22, 2006 02:00 [PDT]

File Size for Jul. 24 Update

An update for FINAL FANTASY XI is currently scheduled for Jul. 24, 2006 at 14:00(PDT). Approximate file sizes and installation times for this update are shown below.

[File size for clients with "Chains of Promathia" and "Treasures of Aht Urhgan" installed.]

"PlayStation 2" Version
Downloadable file size: 28MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 10 minutes, 30 seconds
Download / Unzip: 2 hour, 28 minutes
Installation: 5 minutes, 30 seconds
Total: About 2 hour, 44 minutes

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 6 minutes, 40 seconds
Download / Unzip: 23 minutes
Installation: 5 minutes, 30 seconds
Total: About 35 minutes, 10 seconds

Windows Version
Downloadable file size: 46MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 10 minutes, 20 seconds
Download / Unzip: 3 hours, 24 minutes
Installation: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Total: About 3 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 8 minutes, 10 seconds
Download / Unzip: 14 minutes
Installation: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Total: About 24 minutes, 40 seconds

Xbox 360 Version
Downloadable file size: 65MB
>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 6 minutes
Download / Unzip: 25 minutes
Installation: 3 minutes, 40 seconds
Total: About 34 minutes, 40 seconds

[File size for clients without "Chains of Promathia" and "Treasures of Aht Urhgan" installed.]

"PlayStation 2" Version
Downloadable file size: 17MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 8 minutes
Download / Unzip: 1 hour, 26 minutes
Installation: 3 minutes
Total: About 1 hour, 37 minutes

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 5 minute, 20 seconds
Download / Unzip: 15 minutes, 20 seconds
Installation: 3 minutes
Total: About 23 minutes, 40 seconds

Windows Version
Downloadable file size: 27MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 9 minutes
Download / Unzip: 2 hour, 11 minutes
Installation: 2 minute
Total: About 2 hour, 22 minutes

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 6 minutes, 50 seconds
Download / Unzip: 10 minutes
Installation: 2 minute
Total: About 18 minutes, 50 seconds

*Please note that the above times are for reference only. Download times depend on individual users' network environment and may vary from those shown above. Also, this update will require more time if previous version updates were not completed.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

Jul. 14, 2006 22:30 [PDT]
From: PlayOnline

Chocobo Raising and Storyline Release Clarification

There has been some confusion regarding the release of Chocobo raising and the continuation of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan storyline.

Chocobo raising and the continuation of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan storyline have been delayed slightly, and are scheduled to be implemented shortly after the July 24 version update.

More details will be announced when they become available. We apologize for any confusion.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

Jul. 14, 2006 02:00 [PDT]

All Worlds Maintenance (Jul. 24)

At the following time, we will be performing FINAL FANTASY XI maintenance on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable.

Thank you for your patience.

* The client software will also be updated at this time. Once this maintenance is completed, the client update will start automatically after logging back into FINAL FANTASY XI. Please follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

* You may receive errors such as POL-1160 or POL-0010 during the download process due to heavy server traffic. If you are unable to access the update, we ask that you please wait a while and then try again.

* For the update details, please refer to "Topics" on the official PlayOnline.com web site or PlayOnline Viewer which will be available on Jul. 24, 2006.

* Also, the continuation of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan storyline and Chocobo raising have been excluded from this version update for further testing, and are scheduled to be implemented in the next version update. More details will be announced when they become available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

[Affected Period]
Jul. 24, 2006 10:00 to 14:00 (PDT)
*Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

[Affected Services]

Official PlayOnline Announcement

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The Sunbreeze Festival
Posted by: Cuer - Wed Jul 12th, 2006 05:07 am EDT
From the Official FFXI Site (July 18):

Sunbreeze Festival

The Sunbreeze Festival

The Sunbreeze Festival will be coming to Vana'diel on July 25th! The main event, Azimuth Circle, will begin on August 1st.

The days just keep getting hotter and hotter! But according to our sources in the Mog House Management Union (M.H.M.U.), the officials from each nation have decided to hold another festival to beat the heat! Yes, the Sunbreeze Festival is back with its upbeat music and dancing to bring cool breezes down from the heavens to Vana'diel.

The rumor is out, and the nations are getting into the festive mood. Volunteers from various shops and guilds have gathered to create town decorations and fireworks for the festival, and the moogles are out searching the nations of Vana'diel for Rakapopo Dancers. The goldfish scooping merchants are also hard at work mass-producing super scoops that break under the weight of particularly jumpy fish.

And of course, the master alchemist Azima is hard at work on-you guessed it-Azimuth Circle II! Once again, adventurers will need to team up and maintain close communication in order to find a specific target. It should be easy with good teamwork, but this time the event will be held outside of town, so you will have to keep a lookout for monsters as well!

Azima claims that she decided to hold the event outdoors this year to add an extra dimension of excitement. So with your heart racing at the end of the day, you can don a yukata together and have an even greater appreciation for the beautiful sight of fireworks.

Nights filled with music, dancing, fireworks, and games... Be sure not to miss this year's Sunbreeze Festival!

[Event Details]
This event is scheduled to commence on July 25, 2006 and will last until August 21, 2006 0:00 (PDT). The Azimuth Circle II event is scheduled to commence on July 31, 2006 at 17:00 and will last until August 21, 2006 0:00 (PDT).

[Event Locations]
The following areas will feature fireworks and festival music from 19:00-6:00 (Vana'diel time):

West Ronfaure/East Ronfaure
Southern San d'Oria/Northern San d'Oria/Port San d'Oria
North Gustaberg/South Gustaberg
Bastok Mines/Bastok Markets/Port Bastok
East Sarutabaruta/West Sarutabaruta
Windurst Waters/Windurst Walls/Port Windurst/Windurst Woods
Eastern Altepa Desert/Western Altepa Desert

[Goldfish Scoop Vendor Locations]
West Ronfaure (G-10)
South Gustaberg (E-8)
East Sarutabaruta (H-8)
Rabao (F-7)

[Azimuth Circle Moogle Locations]
Southern San d'Oria (K-9)
Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok Mines (I-9)
Bastok Markets (G-9)
Windurst Waters (F-5)
Windurst Woods (K-10)

*The information posted for [Firework Vendor Locations] was incorrect.

The correct locations are as follows:

[Firework Vendor Locations]
Port San d'Oria (D-8)
Port Bastok (L-8)
Windurst Waters (G-10)

This information was updated on Jul. 24, 2006 17:45 PDT.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

From the Official FFXI Site (July 12):

Sunbreeze Festival

The Sunbreeze Festival is Coming!

The moogles are in the process of planning another fun-filled Sunbreeze Festival! This year's event will take place starting on July 25th, so grab some sunscreen and head to Vana'diel!

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Posted by: Cuer - Fri Jul 07th, 2006 01:46 pm EDT
Jul. 7, 2006 06:45 [PDT]

FINAL FANTASY XI Update (Jul. 7)

At the following time we have performed a version update of FINAL FANTASY XI.

[Affected Period]
Jul 7, 2006 6:30 (PDT)

[Affected Services]

[Important Update Details]
- Fixed an issue wherein "Chigoe" type monsters would reward more experience points than usual. As a temporary modification, these monsters no longer give any experience points.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

The 6th Vana'diel Census
Posted by: Cuer - Fri Jun 23rd, 2006 01:04 pm EDT
From the Official FFXI Site (June 23):

6th Vana'diel Census

The 6th Vana'diel Census

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Vana'diel Census.

Once again, the FINAL FANTASY XI development team and community relations team have compiled an array of fascinating data for you to enjoy. See what effect the new Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion disc has had on the world of Vana'diel as we continue into our 5th year of service.

Find the 6th Vana'diel Census here.

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