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Rhapsodies of Vana'diel (04/23/2015)

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

[dev1263] Rhapsodies of Vana'diel

Announcing The Goddess's Gala! (04/22/2015)

In order to extend our appreciation to so many adventurers over the years, we hereby announce The Goddess's Gala, a celebration of thirteen years in Vana'diel!

To kick off this celebration, we will be holding the following campaigns:
- Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign
From Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PDT) to Monday, May 25 at the same hour.

- Discount Campaign
From Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PDT) to Monday, June 1 at the same hour.

A special page detailing these campaigns will open on May 1.

Announcing a Campaign Celebrating the First Chapter of Rhapsodies of Vana'diel! (04/20/2015)

Don't miss these exciting campaigns, running from April 27 to May 30!

The campaign will be divided into two halves, each featuring different campaigns.

First Half - From April 27 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to May 11 at the same hour
- Assault - Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey Mysterious Item Campaign
- Campaign Festa

Second Half - From May 11 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to May 30 at 7:59 a.m.
- Additional Seal Battlefield Spoils Campaign
- Double Unity Accolade Campaign

Both Halves (Continuous) - From April 27 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to May 30 at 7:59 a.m.
- Double Capacity & Experience Point Campaign
- Abyssea Campaign

Read on for more on these campaigns.

* An erroneous date was originally given for the Double Unity Accolade Campaign, and the page has now been updated with the correct information (April 21)

Feast of Swords: Never a Dull Moment (04/20/2015)

The smell of fresh leaves wafts across the breeze, heralding the coming of spring.

Once again, the Feast of Swords is here to help the healthy growth and development of the young men of Vana'diel, kupo!

Another year is upon us, and unfortunately, we need you to take up bamboo swords like the samurai of the East once more and set out after a group of pirates in order to recover those magical items known as the Genji Hakko. Indeed, they are tantalizing treasures that trumpet the very spirit of a warrior!

Yes, I already know what you're going to say. "How can the M.H.M.U. security simply allow these sacred treasures of the Far East to be stolen each and every year?"

Th-There's no need to worry, I assure you. This happens every year, so... Oops, forget I said anything, kupo.

Now that the pirates have escaped from their prison, please prevent this act of pernicious pilfering by tracking them down. However, do try to be gentle. We don't want to harm the precious armor that has been entrusted to our care...

We're counting on you, kupo!

Check here for details on the theft of the Genji Hakko.

The April Login Campaign Commences Today! (04/10/2015)

The April 2015 Login Campaign commences today! Each day (Earth time) that you log in to FINAL FANTASY XI during the campaign, we will reward you with special login points that may be traded in for specific in-game items!

Campaign Period: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) to Friday, May 1 at 7:00 a.m. (PDT)

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 a list of items available in the April 2015 Login Campaign.

Announcing the April Login Campaign! (04/08/2015)

The April 2015 Login Campaign will gallop into town during the times given below.

Campaign Period: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) to Friday, May 1 at 7:00 a.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 a list of items available in the April 2015 Login Campaign.

Freshly Picked Vana'diel 17 Digest Released! (04/03/2015)

We're pleased to present the full digest of the Q&A regarding "The Vana'diel Project" conducted during Freshly Picked Vana'diel 17. Producer Matsui thoroughly answers many of the questions posed on the official forums and offers more insight into the recent announcements.

Read the digest here.
* Please note that the portion of the stream regarding the March version update will be released at a later time.

Spring Alter Ego Extravaganza Is Here! (04/02/2015)

Starting today, Thursday April 2, don't miss this valuable Alter Ego Extravaganza Campaign!
We will be adding the following three, brand-new alter egos as part of this campaign.

- Qultada, captain of the Seagull Phratrie
- Adelheid Sturm, explosives expert
- Amchuchu, engineering genius of Adoulin

That's not all. Don't miss your chance to grab these returnees from last year's campaign!

- Vana'diel's most prestigious chocobo chick, Sakura!
- The Red Menace, Ovjang!
- The Reticent Protector, Mnejing!
- Rahal, Commander of the Royal Knights!
- Koru-Moru, the lovelorn professor!
- Cid, master of war machines!

Extravaganza Period: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Details on how to acquire these alter egos from the fall campaign will be made available on this page when the spring campaign goes live.

Triple Campaign Spring Frenzy! (04/02/2015)

Starting today, Thursday April 2, we will be kicking off these three, exciting campaigns!

- Double Capacity & Experience Point Campaign
- Abyssea Campaign
- Skirmish Frenzy Campaign

Read on for details!

The Bastok Eggsperiment (03/31/2015)

Greetings and serendipitous salutations, noble adventurers of Vana'diel.
As the cold of winter withers away, new life springs forth. Yes, noble adventurers of Vana'diel, that time has finally, fruitfully come upon us. It's The Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza, kupo!.

Once again, we moogles are cracking away at our desks, thinking up new rewards and keywords as we plan the and most anticipated, egg-straordinary, egg-related festival in all of Vana'diel.

Get ready as ovi-philes and normal people alike brace themselves for the dash to gather their initial eggs, kupo!

To shake things up this year we decided to scatter the combination hints throughout town, kupo.

We are all anticipating your most egg-cellent participation, kupo!

Read on to see how the festival preparations have left some moogles a bit over egg-cited...