Server Maintenance

May 14, 2004 04:00 [PDT]

FINAL FANTASY XI Update (5/17)

At the following time, we will be performing system update maintenance on FINAL FANTASY XI. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable. Thank you for your patience.

*There will also be a client update to follow. Please select the "Play" button after the maintenance and follow the instructions on your screen to begin the update process.

[Date & Time]
05/17/2004 from 10:00 to 13:00 (PDT)

*Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

[Affected Services]

[Important Update Details]

*The following changes and corrections have been made to Ballista:

-An issue concerning an incorrect level restriction announced by the Herald for matches that carry over from one month to another has been corrected.

-The restriction that prevented characters from participating in Ballista more than once per day (Earth time) has been removed.

-The maximum difference allowed in the number of people participating on each side has been altered from 6 to the following:

          Participants   Maximum Difference
          6-11               1
          12-17             2
          18-23             3
          24-29             4
          29+                5
*This restriction will now be based on the side with the least number of participants.

-The ??? mark that appears after defeating the bosses in each of the six areas of Dynamis is now easier to target. This mark has been given priority in the targeting order so it will be displayed even when standing in a large crowd of characters.

*The following item issues have been corrected:

Bard's Slippers
-> An issue concerning the "string instrument skill" bonus not functioning correctly has been addressed.

-> An issue concerning the "dual wield skill" bonus not functioning correctly has been addressed.

-An issue concerning the quest "Fit for a Prince" being re-offered after the quest has been completed will no longer occur.

-Various other issues will be corrected.