Alter Ego Expo Redux! (09/16/2014)

Ever tried to tackle a fearsome NM solo and just barely not get over that hump? Then great ready for a glorious victory, as the Alter Ego Expo is making a comeback starting Wednesday, September 24!

Expo Period:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. (PDT) to Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 a.m.

Alter egos will receive the following improvements for the duration of the event.
- Maximum HP and MP will be increased by a factor of 1.5.
- A strong resistance to status ailments will be granted.

Let your closest NPC friends come to the rescue and support all your adventuring activities, whether busting heads in Sarutabaruta or pressing forward with the latest Seekers of Adoulin missions!

June and July Version Update Survey (09/12/2014)

The June and July Version Update Survey is live starting today!

We'd like to hear your thoughts on the variety of content added in these two releases, including the Shadow Lord and Shikaree high-tier mission battlefields; monster rearing; the ability to use alter egos in parties; job adjustments, including the addition of new spells; large adjustments to weapon skills; and more.

Survey Period: Friday, September 12, 2014 to Friday, September 19 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)

Take the survey.

* A SQUARE ENIX account is required to participate. Visit the account migration page or read on for details on migrating your account.
* This survey may only be taken once per SQUARE ENIX account.
* Players currently enjoying the free trial period are ineligible.

Two major campaigns coming your way in appreciation of twelve years of service to Vana'diel! (09/10/2014)

In commemoration of twelve years of FINAL FANTASY XI and with appreciation for all those who have adventured throughout Vana'diel, we are pleased to announce two major campaigns starting today.

Read on for details on the Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign.

Read on for details on the Discount Campaign.

The Adventuring Primer Has Been Updated! (09/10/2014)

The Adventuring Primer, your one-stop shop for catching up on the latest Vana'diel has to offer, now display its content at a glance so you can quickly find the topics that interest you!
Those returning to Vana'diel after a period of activity can surely pick up a thing or two from this all-encompassing guide!

Read the primer for yourself!

Announcing the Idyllic Vana'diel Initiative! (09/10/2014)

Not content with the Return Home to Vana'diel and Adventurer Appreciation Campaigns, we are pleased to announce the hosting of myriad smaller in-game events, collectively titled the Idyllic Vana'diel Initiative, all starting Wednesday, September 10! Take this opportunity to experience all Vana'diel has to offer with none of the fuss!

Read on for details.

Adventurer Appreciation Campaign (09/10/2014)

In thanks for your dedicated service to the world of Vana'diel, we will be giving special in-game gifts to those with an active PlayOnline/FINAL FANTASY XI subscription via a SQUARE ENIX account during the period of Tuesday, July 1, 2014, to Sunday, August 31.

Read on for details.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

The September Version Update has Descended! (09/09/2014)

The battle-ready will want to take a look at high-tier Walk of Echoes and the brand new Incursion, while everyone can enjoy other changes and additions such as the revamp to the Goblin Mystery Box, job adjustments, new icons on the map, the ability to adjust party member order, and more!

Read on for details.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

A New Quest Takes the Stage! (09/08/2014)

The September version update will bring along with it the continuation of one of Seekers of Adoulin's mini-sagas!

Roskin, the bumbling Yocile-oggler from the Thirst for the Ages" and "Thirst for the Eons," never content to be a mere witness to history, sends the player off to learn about events surrounding King August's many forays into the jungles. Explore a different angle on the sacred city's past with the third installment in this gripping side story!

* In order to receive this quest, players must have completed the previous two chapters in the installment as well as chapter four of the Seekers of Adoulin mission up to and including "Balamor, the Deathborne Xol."

The September 2014 Login Campain Descends Upon Us Soon! (09/08/2014)

The July September login campaign will be held during the following period.

Campaign Period: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) to Thursday, October 2 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 information on how to participate and for a list of items available in the September 2014 Login Campaign.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Quality of Life Improvements (09/05/2014)

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

[dev1233] Quality of Life Improvements