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From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Announcing the September version update! (22/08/2014)

The next version update will come romping into Vana'diel in early September.

Join the stampede with Incursion, new battle content pitting the fittest adventurers against hordes of Velkk, and Walk of Echoes content for high item level characters.

Also trampling the competition are a multitude of job adjustments, a fresh revamp of the Gobbie Mystery Box, the addition of a new monster family to Monster Rearing, and much, much more!

* Some previously announced features, including a Wings of the Goddess-related story; secondary linkshell features; and expansion of equipment sets have been postponed pending further adjustments.

The Double Capacity Point Campaign Makes a Triumphant Return! (21/08/2014)

The Double Capacity Point Campaign is back by popular demand! Grab those job points during the following times:

Friday, 29 August 2014 at 6:00 a.m. (GMT) to Saturday, 6 September at the same hour.

The August version update brought along with it a bevy of new job point categories, so what better opportunity to strengthen your character could there possibly be?

Read up on the new job point categories!

Simultaneous Campaigns Grace Mog Gardens and Skirmishes! (18/08/2014)

Both the number of times a day you may collect items from your Mog Garden monster and the number of shining stars you receive for entering will double starting Friday, 22 August. Moreover, drop rates for skirmish simulacra segments will also increase twofold beginning the same day.

Read on for the details.

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Vana'diel Doused with August Version Update! (12/08/2014)

Beat the heat by diving headfirst into the sea of additional Seekers of Adoulin missions implemented with this update! However, if that alone doesn't quench your thirst for adventure, try getting wet and wild in the new alluvion skirmishes!

The equipment set-switching feature should help you keep your cool in the field, whereas new slick and sleek weapons may just compel you to ice some enemies. Furthermore, you'll be able to sink deeper into the abyss of Ra'Kaznar with the unveiling of its Inner Court, or-if you prefer to stay afloat-splash around with Shadowreign alter egos. Let's not lose the various job adjustments and job point additions amidst this perfect storm of an update, either. There's something for every swashbuckler in this installment!

Slip and slide into all the refreshing details.

Announcing the Results of the May Version Update Survey (11/08/2014)

Thank you to everyone who participated in the May Version Update Survey! We've organized all of the data and we're pleased to share the results along with comments from Producer Akihiko Matsui.

Pore over the survey results.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

New Seekers of Adoulin Missions Flooding in Soon! (08/08/2014)

Exciting new missions will come crashing into the archipelago with the version update laying anchor on Tuesday, August 12th!

The land is thrown into turmoil following Melvien's death. A new threat emerges while the rift between the sacred city's twelve orders deepens further and tensions between those in favor of colonization and those vehemently against it reach the boiling point.

What destiny lies in store for those caught up in these eddies of misfortune?
And what is the ultimate endgame of this new threat facing the land...?

With the final chapter rapidly approaching, the raging seas of the fourth installment in Arciela's saga continue to churn.

The August 2014 Login Campain Descends Upon Us Soon! (08/08/2014)

The August 2014 login campaign will be held during the following period.

Sunday, 10 August 2014 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT) to Tuesday, 2 September at 2:00 p.m.

Receive login points each day just for saying hello to the citizens of Vana'diel, and exchange them for various in-game rewards!

If you are logged in when the campaign begins, you must either relog or change areas in order to receive your points.

Read on for information on how to participate and for a list of items available in the August 2014 Login Campaign.

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Quality of Life Adjustments (07/08/2014)

A new thread has been created in the Updates section of the official forums:

[dev1228] Quality of Life Adjustments

The Adoulin Examiner―Prepped and Ready for Action! (06/08/2014)

The air in the mansion was heavy with silence. I could not recall another time when the mansion had been so quiet during my two generations of service to the Order of Woltaris.

The ring of the bell sent reverberations throughout the house. As I reached the entrance, I was greeted by the familiar Galkan face of Skeptical Owl – or rather, Zegard – of the Inventors' Coalition.

I admit to being slightly puzzled that he was not with his constant partner, Famlienne. The Galka must have divined my thoughts from my expression, for his face remained stoic as he quickly averted his gaze. Something had happened, to be sure, but it was not my place to pry into such matters. My duty was to assist Zegard in his journalistic investigations by answering his questions to the utmost of my ability.

Read on to find out what befell Zegard.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Promotional Video for the August Version Update! (05/08/2014)

The next version update is scheduled for a Tuesday, August 12th (JST) release.

Head to the forums to read up on all the content that will be added!

Take a look at the promotional video for the August version update!