Quadruple Campaign Extravaganza! (03/06/2015)

We will be kicking off four campaigns simultaneously starting Friday, March 6 at 12:00 a.m. (PST): the Double Experience and Capacity Point Campaign, Bonus Bayld Campaign, Alter Ego Expo, and Surge Walk Campaign!

Grab job points and gifts from the February update and bayld required for engraving arcane glyptics on your favorite job-specific capes!

Read on for details on these campaigns.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Vagary: All-new Battle Content (03/05/2015)

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

[dev1259] Vagary: All-new Battle Content

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Job Adjustments (03/04/2015)

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

[dev1258] Job Adjustments

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Empyrean Armor Reforging (03/03/2015)

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

[dev1257] Empyrean Armor Reforging

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Announcing the Next Version Update! (02/27/2015)

Fresh from the winter thaw flow the pristine waters of the next version update!

The March patch will see the addition of Vagary, all-new battle content that pits Vana'diel's heroes against the Xol Triumvirate. Also found amongst the uncovered treasures are reforged empyrean armor and the long anticipated final implementation of the /lockstyle command.

Also coming down the slopes are additional Unity Wanted battles, new spells and other job adjustments, adjustments to existing spells, and bucket loads of other additions and adjustments.

Where Light & Darkness Collide (02/26/2015)

Oh, what should I do? This isn't good! Not good at all! What ever will we do!?

Hm? I need to calm down, you say? Yes, I suppose you're quite right. I should calm down and tell you my story. It is rather fortunate that we came across each other like this. Please, help me, brave adventurer. You're my only hope.

Perhaps you have heard of a certain newspaper, one that serves to keep the people of Adoulin abreast of the latest developments regarding colonization?

So you do know it? Yes, I am referring to the recently suspended Adoulin Examiner.

You see, it was the young lady of our estate that wrote the articles for that newspaper! Quite impressive, if I do say so myself! Despite being a highborn lady, she always prefers to do things for herself. Very independent and spirited, she is... I guess she's what you'd call a modern woman! Indeed, a role model for generations to come! The very pride and joy of our estate!

Oh, please forgive my momentary flight of fancy. Now, in regards to our lady... She set out for the Ulbuka Forest early this morning, saying she had possibly found the cause behind this mysterious sleeping sickness that is plaguing the city.

I thought it was strange, but that Galkan fellow never showed up to meet her like he always does. He showed up somewhat late at the manse, asking where she was. I felt rather taken aback by his nonchalant nature and seeming indifference as to our lady's whereabouts.

Yes, it was quite disturbing indeed. At any rate, she had already run off into the forest by herself!

My lord was rather flummoxed when he heard the news and immediately set out for the Pioneers' Coalition. Please, brave adventurer... If you happen to see our lady in the forest, please tell her to return here by way of transportation charm as soon as possible.

Read on to learn about the whereabouts of the knight who was determined to solve the riddle of the sleeping sickness plaguing the city of Adoulin.

Winning I Dream of Mog Bonanza 2015 Numbers Announced! (02/19/2015)

After a scrupulously supervised session of successfully selecting submissions, we're pleased as punch to present the list of lucky los-er, winning numbers for the delectably delightful I Dream of Mog Bonanza 2015, kupo!

They'll be enumerated in their entirety after entering FINAL FANTASY XI (styled as a superlative system message) or by chatting the chops off a charitable Bonanza Moogle in Port San d'Oria (I-9), Port Bastok (L-8), or Chocobo Circuit (H-8).

Perhaps the pinnacle of primacy, prizes may be procured from these furry friends from Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the same hour.

And, as always, don't let the specifics of this superb sweepstakes slip from memory; read on if you require a refresher, kupo!

* Please remember that all prizes won in the Mog Bonanza are valueless virtual items for use in the game FINAL FANTASY XI only.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Get Ready to Protect the Borderland, for the February Version Update Has Arrived! (02/18/2015)

Keep Balamor's forces at bay in new alluvion skirmishes and enjoy hot off the presses gifts!

Those spending copious amounts of time in the Mog Gardens will want to be on the lookout for new creatures for monster rearing, a new rank of the same, and the introduction of a special rearing grounds!

Other fresh content includes a new Seekers of Adoulin quest; more notorious monsters to challenge in Wanted battles; additional job point categoires; beastmaster, blue mage, and puppetmaster job adjustments; the ability to tile log windows horizontally; and a whole suite of other additions and adjustments.

Catch up on the details!

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Announcing the February Version Update (02/16/2015)

The next version update is scheduled for Thursday, February 19.

Catch a preview of what's in store.

Take a look at the February 2015 promotional video.

The Doll Festival – Sweets Before Flowers (02/12/2015)

The Doll Festival... The annual celebration where people pray for the health and general well-being of the young girls of Vana'diel is once again upon us.

This tradition from the Far East has captivated the hearts of all who appreciate the finer beauties in life.

Indeed, during this time of year, even the most seasoned female adventurers find themselves as giddy as they were in their youth.

The festival is marked by pink cherry blossoms gently wafting in the cool breeze, by the sweet aroma of its triple layered cakes...

Of course, no matter the time or the place, there are always those misguided individuals who never seem to understand the true workings of the fairer sex.

Read the story of how a young Tarutaru lad got himself caught up in this festival celebrating girls.