Campaign Period

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. to Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.
In celebration of the eleventh FINAL FANTASY's eleventh year of service, we're giving away all three Abyssea battle area expansions, along with a few key items to help with your adventures there.
For those who have yet to trek into the otherworldly and violet-hued wilderness to obtain Empyrean equipment, unfurl the story by undertaking missions, or gain massive amounts of experience from the perverse foes within, now is the time!
* Read on for the particulars on Abyssea.
* Read on for how to get started traversing Abyssea.

Redeeming Your Gifts

It's incredibly easy—just open the blue treasure chest that appears next to Horst in Port Jeuno (H-8) during the campaign period to receive gifts two through five!
Adventurers who have yet to take on Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, or Heroes of Abyssea can participate in the campaign by fulfilling the following conditions.
1.  Have one of the Abyssea battle add-on scenarios registered to their account.
2.  Undertake the mission "A Journey Begins."
3.  Talk to Joachim in Port Jeuno (H-8) after undertaking the mission.

More on the Abyssea and Atma Axtravaganza

[Gift 1] All Three Abyssea Battle Scenario Add-ons

Receive all three scenarios—Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea—during the campaign period, at no cost to you!
Follow the steps below to obtain the three Abyssea battle add-on scenarios.

How to obtain the three Abyssea battle area add-ons

1.  Visit the Square Enix Account Management System ( and log into the account you wish to add the three Abyssea battle area add-ons to.
In order to participate in the Abyssea campaign, you must first transfer your PlayOnline ID to a Square Enix Account if you have not done so. Please click here for details on transferring to a Square Enix Account.
If you have played FINAL FANTASY XI previously, but have since cancelled your subscription and wish to reactivate your character, please click here.
2.  Under the “Services and Options” menu on the left-hand side, please click on “Select Service” and select “PlayOnline / FINAL FANTASY XI.” Click on “Options List” shown under “Active Service Accounts.”
3.  Under “PlayOnline ID Options,” click the “Purchase” button next to “Registration Codes.”
4.  From the Registration Codes screen, check the boxes for the Abyssea titles and then click “Next”.
5.  Select “Crysta” from the “Payment Method” list and click “Next.” After clicking “Purchase” on the following screen, the Abyssea titles you selected will become playable.

Characters must be level 30 or above to access Abyssea content.
The Rise of the Zilart and Wings of the Goddess expansions must be installed and registered in order to play Abyssea content.

[Gift 2] Eleven Different Atma

What fun would it be to arrive in a new world only to be completely at the mercy of its elements? That's why we'll also be presenting participants with the most popular types of atma—crystalline agglomerations that drastically enhance your faculties within this other dimension.

Atma of the Stout Arm STR+: Major / Attack+: Superior / Ranged Attack+: Major
Atma of Allure MP+: Superior / MND+: Major / Enmity-: Major
Atma of the Voracious Violet STR+: Superior / "Double Attack"+: Major / "Regain": Major
Atma of the Stormbird Wind Accuracy+: Major / Lightning Accuracy+: Major / "Refresh": Minor
Atma of the Gnarled Horn AGI+: Superior / Critical Hit Rate: Minor / Counter+: Minor
Atma of the Razed Ruins DEX+: Superior / Critical Hit Rate: Major / Critical Hit Damage: Major
Atma of the Sanguine Scythe HP+: Major / Critical Hit Damage: Major / Enmity+: Minor
Atma of the Minikin Monstrosity INT+: Superior / "Refresh": Major / Enmity-: Minor
Atma of the Omnipotent DEX+: Superior / Haste+: Superior / Enmity+: Minor
Atma of the Stronghold Attack+: Major / Defense+: Major / "Regen": Major
Atma of the Merciless Matriarch Magic Accuracy+: Superior / "Fast Cast"+: Superior
(Same elemental magic as the weather) Enmity-: Superior
Just because you possess atma that can be dropped from a specific NM doesn't mean that Vana'diel's citizens will assume you have defeated it. Talk to Zuah Lepahnyu in Port Jeuno (J-8) to confirm what titles you possess, for those are the only form of proof that holds any water in the Middle Lands.

[Gift 3] 1 Lunar Abyssite

To use atma, you need lunar abyssite! It wouldn't do for us to give away atma and then not give a way to equip any, so we'll also present you with one lunar abyssite out of a possible three able to be carried.
In the event that a character already possesses the lunar abyssite obtainable from certain NPCs, he shall receive 100,000 cruor instead.

[Gift 4] 100,000 Cruor

Cruor is a red, naturally-occurring mineral found in Abyssea, as well as the standard currency of the realm. It can be exchanged for maps and other sundries, warp point activation, and special boons.
* Cruor is most often obtained by killing monsters and completing quests.

[Gift 5] A Colossal Increase to Initial Traverser Stone Stocks

Traverser stones are magically imbued stones that allow for travel to and existence in Abyssea. Each stone enables its bearer to stay within the world for thirty minutes apiece.
During the campaign period, new adventurers will be able to hold many more traverser stones than most who first set foot upon Abyssea's violet landscape.

[Gift 6] Vastly enhanced default powers inherent within trans-dimensional auras for those with visitant status.

Being a visitant means your existential phase is attuned and anchored to Abyssea. It allows you to slay the exotic beasts that stalk the planes within, unlock pyxides, and receive the benefits of visitant auras.
During the campaign, the default light values of "Pearlescent," "Azure," "Golden," and "Silver" auras will be drastically increased, so entrust yourself to the light and enjoy your journeys to the fullest!

Adventurers' sojourns in Abyssea are about to get even more pleasant!

Adventuring in Abyssea is even easier now that the August 6 version update has been implemented, thanks to the following adjustments.
These adjustments will remain in effect even after the campaign concludes.
The likelihood of receiving seals after completing quests has been increased!
Adventurers may now exchange three pieces of Empyrean footwear for one of their choice!
Adventurers only need to exchange 5,000 cruor for Empyrean equipment in Scars of Abyssea and Heroes of Abyssea areas instead of the previous 20,000 to 25,000!
Adventurers no longer need to expend as many resistance credits to obtain certain items!
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