Server Maintenance

Feb. 28, 2005 02:00 [PST]

PlayOnline Scheduled Maintenance (Mar. 2)

At the following time, we will be performing PlayOnline server maintenance. During this period, PlayOnline, Tetra Master and FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable.

*The client software will also be updated at this time. Once this maintenance is completed, the client update will start automatically after logging back into PlayOnline. Please follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Thank you for your patience.

[Affected Period]
Mar. 2, 2005 from 8:00 to 13:00 (PST)
*Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

[Affected Services]

[Important Update Details]
- The "Friend List" and several other features have been redesigned.
- The "Group Friend List" feature was added.
- The Friend registration process has been simplified.
- The "Comments" feature has been added to the Friend List.
- "Friends Only" has been added to Profile Privacy Settings.
- "Public Profile" and "Public Items" were removed from Profile Privacy Settings.
- "Away Message," "More Details," and "Privacy Level" settings were removed.
- The "Friend Search" and "Handle List" buttons have been moved to the Navigator sub-menu.
- The "Mail," "Chat," and "File Manager" buttons have been moved to the Navigator sub-menu.
- The icons on the Headline Bar at the top of the screen have been redesigned.
- The "Auto Gallery" feature has been added to the Options menu.
- The P2P connection test has been updated.
- Various other fixes and optimizations.

* Note that the PlayOnline Main Menu will visibly change with this version update.

* For more information regarding the changes to the Friend List and the Main Menu, please read the details at the following link.

[For users of the Windows Version]
The PlayOnline version update will modify the "pol.exe" file. Certain security/antivirus software may issue a warning, but this is a normal part of the version update process. (Windows version only.)