March Topics, 2009

The Battle for Egg Supremacy Has Begun! (03/30/2009)

The first round of voting in Allakhazam's Egg Fight contest has begun! Each of the entries have been separated into two categories—" Model" and "Traditional"—for users to vote on. The top eight entries from each category will then enter into one-on-one skirmishes, with the final winners from the two categories facing off egg to egg in the ultimate battle for egg supremacy! Allakhazam is also offering a prize for users who simply vote on their favorite eggs throughout the course of battle, so even if you didn't enter the contest you still have a chance to win something exciting!

Visit Allakhazam to join in on the eggciting voting!

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Job Adjustments and Additions Part II (03/30/2009)

In this second half of the announcement on job adjustments and additions planned for the April version update, we present to you a delectable array of changes that are bound to change the way you buff and summon!

Feast your eyes on the details here.

"A Crystalline Prophecy" Promotional Video Goes Live! (03/27/2009)

The official promotional video for "A Crystalline Prophecy – Ode of Life Bestowing", the new add-on scenario currently on track for a Wednesday, April 8th release, is now available for viewing on the official site!

Feast your eyes on the trailer here!

Mog Bonanza Returns! (03/27/2009)

This year marks the seventh anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and to celebrate this most joyous of occasions, we're proud to announce the return of the Mog Bonanza! What better way to show your adventuring spirit than by drowning yourself in a pool of gil while decked out in mega-rare gear that ordinary folk can only dream of? After all, only the Goddess knows what manner of good fortune this lucky-numbered anniversary will beckon to your Mog House!

Want to know all about the rules and prizes? Then simply read on!

*Please remember that all prizes won in the Mog Bonanza are virtual goods and cannot be redeemed for real-world money.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Job Adjustments and Additions Part I (03/26/2009)

The upcoming April version update will boast a wealth of adjustments and additions to a selection of jobs. Today, it is our pleasure to outline the benefits that this will bestow upon white mages—the altruists of Vana'diel.

Drool over the details here!

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

The Story Continues with All-new Nation Quests! (03/19/2009)

The trials and tragedies of each of the three nations are set to be further revealed in the fast-approaching April version update. With the dark shadow of the decisive battle between the warring factions looming ominously overhead, adventurers will delve deeper into the mysteries and intrigues of the Crystal War in the continuing episodes of nation quests in Wings of the Goddess!

Read the appetite-whetting previews here.

Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign Extended! (03/18/2009)

To celebrate the release of the new add-on scenario "A Crystalline Prophecy" in early April, it is our pleasure to announce that the Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign has been extended and will continue until Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 1:00 (PDT). The distribution period for the "Anniversary Ring" gift item available to eligible characters will also be extended to cater for this change.

FINAL FANTASY XI is set to undergo a plethora of exciting changes in the upcoming April version update. There has never been a better time to brush the cobwebs off your equipment and dive back into that magical world of mystery and adventure called Vana'diel!

Click here to apply for the Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign.
Details on the add-on scenario "A Crystalline Prophecy" are available here.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Get More Malmage from Your Equipment with Augmented Items! (03/17/2009)

The upcoming version update will usher in the "Augments" system, a new feature that will shatter your preconceptions about equipment and breathe new life into some of your most treasured pieces of armor.

Read on for the exciting details!

"A Crystalline Prophecy" Site Updated and Advance Order Date Announced! (03/16/2009)

The first installment of three new add-on scenarios, entitled "A Crystalline Prophecy – Ode of Life Bestowing" will be available for advance purchase through PlayOnline starting from March 23, 2009.
(*Players purchasing the scenario will receive access to the in-game content upon the release of the next FINAL FANTASY XI version update, scheduled for early April.)

In honor of this occasion, the official site for "A Crystalline Prophecy" has been updated with the latest news. Head on over to read all the exciting details!
You also won't want to miss the new promotional trailer, scheduled for release in the coming days, so keep watching this space!

Click here to access the official site.

Vana'diel Collection 2008 Now Only $14.99 at GameStop!
 (03/12/2009)

For a limited time only, GameStop has lowered the price of Vana'diel Collection 2008, for Xbox 360 and Windows, to the low, low price of $14.99! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this great deal and get your friends and family started off in the world of Vana'diel with all of the expansions in one easy-to-install package!

Visit GameStop to purchase Vana'diel Collection 2008!

Introducing the Square Enix Security Token (03/10/2009)

As a result of growing account security concerns within the online gaming community, Square Enix is proud to introduce the Square Enix Security Token. The token greatly increases the security of PlayOnline accounts by allowing users to log on by using a constantly changing one-time password that is displayed on the screen. The Square Enix Security Token will be available for purchase through the PlayOnline Viewer in the near future for those who wish to take advantage of the added security this optional service provides. As a special incentive, each Square Enix Security Token will come with an exciting in-game bonus which may just prove indispensible during your many adventures in Vana'diel!

Information on the Security Token's release date and price, as well as further details regarding the in-game bonus, will be announced at a later date.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

New Notorious Monsters to Take Campaign by Storm!
 (03/09/2009)

In the upcoming April version update, fearsome Notorious Monsters will take to the field in areas of past Vana'diel currently under the control of the Allied Forces.

Read on for the tantalizing details.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Let There Be More Fields of Valor and Treasure Caskets!
 (03/06/2009)

The April version update will see coverage of the Fields of Valor and Treasure Casket systems extended to include areas introduced in the Rise of the Zilart expansion. Fields of Valor, in particular, is set to undergo a major upgrade that will further enhance its appeal to a broad range of adventurer palates.

Gorge yourself on the details here.

Eggstend Your Creativity in Allakhazam's Egg Fight!
 (03/04/2009)

We're very eggcited to present this eggstraordinary eggsclusive contest by the fine folks at Allakhazam. Participants are able to take part in the festivities by decorating an egg in whatever fashion their imagination desires. Recreate your character in egg form, or bring to life a fierce opponent that you fondly remember defeating. The contest is open for everyone to enjoy, and even those not gifted in "eggification" may be able to win something memorable. Top prizes include a Shadow Lord sculpture, a signed Piano Collections CD, and other eggstravagant FINAL FANTASY XI goods. The Allakhazam Egg Fight is on now and will end on March 23, 2009, with voting beginning shortly thereafter, so get cracking on your masterpiece now!

Click here for more details.

From the FINAL FANTASY XI Development Team

Supersize Your Gobbiebag With All-New Quests! (03/02/2009)

What adventurer hasn't long wished for a roomier receptacle to store the scores of sublime spoils snagged in the course of their abounding adventures across Vana'diel? Take heart, you Greedaloxes—your wait is over! Don't think you'll be able to procure this prodigious pouch free of charge, though, as the Goblin Bluffnix has devised a devious new assignment to test your mettle. What does the tightfisted taskmaster want from you this time? You'll just have to see for yourself in the upcoming version update!