December Topics, 2008

Special Task Force Report (12/24/2008)

Today's report will outline our actions over the past year in dealing with players violating the user agreement, as well as the Special Task Force's plans for the future.

Click here for a report on the Special Task Force's overall activities.

Accounts Banned (12/24/2008)

Around 13,290 accounts in violation of the FINAL FANTASY XI user agreement were suspended or banned today.

Click here for details.

The Shadow Lord Is Come...to "Sculpture Arts"! (12/19/2008)

Adventurers of Vana'diel, the moment that you've all been dreading is here! Cower now in fear, for today, the Shadow Lord has returned to wreak havoc on the land—in the form of a high-quality figurine available via the online store!

The details for this new product are available here.
Access the Square Enix Official Online Merchandise Store here.

The Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign Commences!
 (12/18/2008)

As previously reported in this space, the new and vastly improved Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign begins today!By taking advantage of this special offer, almost any of your beloved characters can be restored to their former glory, allowing you to resume your epic adventures in Vana'diel as if you had never left!

Improvements made to the campaign this time around will allow for nearly all previous characters—with only rare exceptions—to be available for restoration.

There's never been a better time to come back home, so why not dust off your armor, sharpen that sword, and see what new adventures await you in Vana'diel?

To apply or read further details, click here!

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Delve Deep with the Moblin Maze Mongers! (12/18/2008)

Adventurers throughout Vana'diel, this is the day you've been waiting for—the Moblin Maze Mongers are finally open for business! Be the first to design a custom dungeon to explore with your friends, and reap the many rewards that await you.

For all the exciting details, just read on!

Fan Festival 2008: Full Wrap-Up Report Posted!  (12/18/2008)

After many late nights, the Fan Festival 2008 wrap-up report is now available for everyone to read! We compiled all the latest information from the special presentation and popular development team panel, as well as behind the scenes photos! Information straight from the show floor, as well as reports on the exciting events that attendees took part in are all available for your perusal. We hope that just by reading it, you'll get the feeling of being right there along with everyone else.

Read all the juicy details in the Fan Festival wrap-up report!

New Wedding Formalwear for Male Characters! (12/16/2008)

Husbands and aspiring bridegrooms of Vana'diel, your long wait is now over! Commencing from today, men's wedding formalwear will be made available, in the form of a dashing tuxedo.

Proceed here to learn how to smarten up and sweep your bride off her feet!

The Voice of the Stars (12/12/2008)

Hello there, adventurer. Can I interest you in a prrretty little story? It'll only take a moment of your time. It's something about the Starlight Celebration I picked up during my rrrecent trip to Bastok—a story of this handbell, here...

Read on for aspiring journalist Payuh Milmorah's tale of the magical handbell of legend.

The Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign Makes a Triumphant Return! (12/10/2008)

Back by popular demand, we're proud to announce that the Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign is now better than ever before!
In this latest version of the campaign, the types of characters that can be restored have been vastly expanded! Also, these characters will be able to enjoy the benefits of the previous campaign by receiving the ever-popular Anniversary Ring.

There's never been a better time to dust off your armor, sharpen that sword, collect a free Anniversary Ring, and get back in the chocosaddle again! Don't miss out!

The Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign is scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 18th, 2008.

Click here for more details.

Fan Festival 2008: Thanks for the Memories! (12/09/2008)

Fan Festival 2008 came to a close Saturday night to the sound of roaring applause and the sight of bright, excited faces, eager to get their hands on the thrilling new content they had just witnessed. We thoroughly enjoyed this year's Fan Festival and hope all of our attendees had a great time as well. For those who were unable to go, we're preparing a full report on all the events and attractions this year, so stay tuned! In the meantime, we'd like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who attended, and thanks of course to all the players around the world who continue to enjoy FINAL FANTASY XI.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

The December Version Update Cometh! (12/09/2008)

The December version update, with more new content and adjustments than you can wave a stick at, is now ready for download! The following and much, much more awaits you!
- New missions for the Wings of the Goddess expansion.
- The new in-game system, "Fields of Valor."
-The addition of the Group 2 merit point category for dancers and scholars.
- More rewarding adventuring with Treasure Caskets.
- Additions and adjustments to Campaign.
- Further tweaks to the Level Sync system.

The juicy details are available for your perusal here.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

New Features for Dancers and Scholars! (12/08/2008)

The upcoming version update will have dancers and scholars across Vana'diel rejoicing in the streets, as it promises long-awaited features that will make these jobs more effective and rewarding to play than ever before!

Read on for the details!

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Troves of New Treasures Await You! (12/02/2008)

It's a feeling every adventurer knows and loves—the heart-racing excitement of discovering a chest stocked full of untold riches. With the forthcoming version update, players can look forward to experiencing this thrill anew with the introduction of the "Treasure Casket," a new type of treasure chest that will hold wonders for those fortunate enough to chance upon one!

Read on for the valuable details!