March Topics, 2007

Presenting the New Player Guide! (03/30/2007)

For all of you who have just started your new lives in Vana'diel as adventurers, as well as for those of you who may be interested in learning about FINAL FANTASY XI, we present the New Player Guide, a collection of informative pages filled with fun movies and tips to aide in your adventurer's life.

In the first movies available on the site, you can learn about basics such as conversation, fighting, using your Mog House, and making money. We hope that the guide helps you to enjoy FINAL FANTASY XI to the fullest.

Click here for the New Player's Guide.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Chocobo Racing is HERE! (03/29/2007)

Grab your stirrups and break out the chocoboy hats, because the long-awaited chocobo racing feature has finally been released! Log in and mosey on down to your local CRA branch to sign up your very own chocobo today! What are you waiting for!?

For detailed information on chocobo racing, click here.
You can also click here to download exclusive footage of the races!

Join the Egg Hunt! (03/27/2007)

On April 2, the yearly Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza will commence!
During this event, adventurers collect special items known as "initial eggs" and try to form various combinations of letters to win egg-squisite prizes!

Detailed instructions on how to play the game will be available in Topics on the day of the event.

The results of the Fan Art Contest are in!  (03/23/2007)

The first-ever official fan art contest is over, and after sifting through over 500 outstanding entries from across the world, our panel of judges formed from members of the FINAL FANTASY XI development team, our international management teams, our localization teams, and more have selected a handful of entries that shone out from the rest.

Click [here] to view the masterpieces!

Accounts Banned (03/22/2007)

Over 7,900 accounts in violation of the FINAL FANTASY XI user agreement were suspended or banned today. These accounts belonged to users that engaged in RMT activities or made use of third-party tools or "cheats".

Click here for details.

Support for Microsoft® Windows Vista™ (03/22/2007)

We've posted important information regarding support for PlayOnline and FINAL FANTASY XI on Windows Vista™.

Click here for more details.

FFXIclopedia Becomes a Premier Site! (03/14/2007)

We are pleased to announce that FFXIclopedia has joined the list of
FINAL FANTASY XI Premier Sites. FFXIclopedia is an enormous resource of
information for all levels of players and continues to grow daily.
Players will benefit greatly from the comprehensive guides that are
being created on a regular basis, its bustling forum, and in-depth look
at all aspects of FINAL FANTASY XI.

Please join us in congratulating FFXIclopedia and check them out today!

Click here for FFXIclopedia.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

The March Version Update is Here! (03/08/2007)

The FINAL FANTASY XI development team has been hard at work brewing up a batch of new content that is sure to make your mouth water! From new Aht Urhgan missions and monsters, as well as Besieged and battle adjustments, to the unlocking of a brand new Nyzul Isle Assault area, this update has a little something for everyone!

Click here for the breathtaking details.

New Mercenary Ranks and Assault Missions (03/07/2007)

New Assault missions and a quest to open up a new mercenary rank will be added in the next version update!

Click here to find out more.

There is also a special briefing concerning the "Imperial Code" to prepare potential mission participants.

Click here to receive your mission briefing.

FINAL FANTASY XI Linkshell Community Beta Version Update Complete (03/07/2007)

Today, we performed an update on the FINAL FANTASY XI Linkshell Community Beta Version.
Additional settings, such as "Language," "Time Frame of Activity," and "Linkshell Recruitment Status" will be added.

Click here details.
Or here to join the FINAL FANTASY XI Linkshell Community.

Travialce's Report on the State of the Empire (03/06/2007)

After receiving word from Travialce, an agent currently engaged in a covert mission within the Empire of Aht Urhgan, Prince Trion has released a document to his most trusted adventurers.

For those who wish to recap the previous Aht Urhgan missions, click here.

*Other players may want to postpone reading this article until they have completed "Playing the Part" to avoid spoiling any surprises.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Battle System Adjustments (03/05/2007)

In the upcoming version update, we plan to introduce two new dark knight spells, as well as implement changes to Signet that will improve party play for smaller groups.

Click here for details.

World Selection Made Easier!  (03/02/2007)

Starting March 8, 2007, players will be able to create new characters on the World of their choice. Up until now, Worlds would be randomly assigned to characters upon their creation, while only players with World Passes could join their friends. However, with this new adjustment, all players, even ones without World Passes, will have the option to select their realm at the character selection screen.

For more breathtaking details on the miracle of World selection, click here.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

New Assault Area (03/01/2007)

In the upcoming version update, we will be introducing the Nyzul Isle Assault area.
The Nyzul Isle Assault area will challenge players with a dungeon that has a randomly generated layout--every floor will contain new opponents to battle, as well as new objectives to complete!

Click here for details.