≪Sep. 9, 2008 (JST) Update Details≫
*Japan Standard Time

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Event Related

New quests have been added focusing on areas introduced in the Wings of the Goddess expansion pack.


An introductory tutorial NPC teaching players the fundamentals of game-play has been added to each of the three nations.
* The tutorial feature will only be available to characters created after the release of the September 2008 version update.

The artifact quests for the following jobs can now be undertaken multiple times. This allows players to reacquire pieces of artifact armor as they see fit:
Blue Mage / Corsair / Puppetmaster

New quests leading to the acquisition of new job-specific weapon skills have been added.
* Please note, however, that giving job-specific weapons to the care of storage NPC Ghanraam in Aht Urhgan Whitegate will cause all data associated with the quest to be reset.

Chocobos are now available for rental in the following areas of past Vana'diel:
South San d'Oria (S) / Bastok Markets (S) / Windurst Waters (S) / Jugner Forest (S) / Pashhow Marshlands (S) / Meriphataud Mountains (S)
* Players must be a minimum of level 20, in possession of a "Chocobo License" key item, and be affiliated with one of the armies of the three nations to be eligible to rent a chocobo. Rental fees will be charged in Allied Notes rather than gil.
* Neither chocobo whistles nor the chocobo digging feature can be used in past Vana'diel.

The following changes have been made to fellows:

The following additions and adjustments have been made to mythic weapons (Arms of Balrahn):

The locations of the following NPCs have been changed:
Port San d'Oria: Teilsa / Bastok Mines: Arva / Port Bastok: Dulsie / Windurst Waters: Jack of Hearts / Windurst Woods: Jack of Spades / Port Windurst: Jack of Clubs

Battle Related

imageThe new "Level Sync" system has been implemented.
Through this system, players are now able to receive equivalent experience points while in the same party regardless of any disparity in levels between them.

Click here for details.

Level restrictions no longer prevent players from equipping gear of a level beyond that restriction.

Click here for details.

Enemies which check as "easy prey" and "decent challenge" now yield more experience points when defeated.

The combat skill required to learn the first weapon skill for each weapon type has been lowered from 10 to 5.

The HP of the following monsters in areas introduced since the release of the Treasures of Aht Uhrgan expansion have been adjusted:
Mamool Ja's Lizard / Mamool Ja's Raptor / Fomor's Bats / Goblin's Bat / Goblin's Bee / Goblin's Beetle / Goblin's Crawler / Goblin's Rarab / Goblin's Dragonfly / Goblin's Ladybug / Gigas's Tiger

The levels of certain monsters in the following areas have been adjusted:
West Ronfaure / East Ronfaure / La Theine Plateau / Valkurm Dunes / Jugner Forest / Batallia Downs / North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg / Konschtat Highlands / Pashhow Marshlands / Rolanberry Fields / West Sarutabaruta / East Sarutabaruta / Tahrongi Canyon / Buburimu Peninsula / Meriphataud Mountains / Sauromugue Champaign / Qufim Island / Behemoth's Dominion

The potency and frequency of special attacks for certain monsters in the following families has been adjusted using a low-level standard. PCs at lower levels will now find these monsters easier to fight:
Mandragora / Funguars / Crawlers / Lizards

The following additions and adjustments have been made to Campaign:

The following adjustments have been made to the "Nyzul Isle Investigation" Assault:

The status effect icon associated with the Monk job ability "Footwork" has been changed.

The Scholar job ability "Modus Veritas" can no longer be used on monsters without a helix status in effect.

The dancer and scholar jobs have each received a new job-specific merit point category.

Dancer Scholar
Step Accuracy Grimoire Recast
Haste Samba Effect Modus Veritas Duration
Reverse Flourish Effect Helix Magic Acc./Atk.
Building Flourish Effect Max Sublimation

The following adjustments have been made to Dynamis and Limbus:

Adjustments have been made to Jailer of Love, Absolute Virtue (and pets), and Pandemonium Warden (and pets) in areas such as HP value and behavior.
Pandemonium Warden and Jailer of Love will now vanish two hours after appearing.
The spawn rate for Absolute Virtue has been increased to 100%. In addition, Absolute Virtue will now vanish two hours after the appearance of the preceding Jailer of Love.

The strength of Luaith, the NM appearing in the Tavnazian Archipelago's Sacrarium, has been adjusted.

The strength of Zeni NMs will now gradually be adjusted after a predetermined amount of time has elapsed following their being claimed.

Item Related

Players can now trade the NPC Shami any number of "Beastmen's Seals" or "Kindred's Seals" at any time.
Seals will be kept by Shami, and players may elect to exchange them for orbs once enough seals have been traded.

Several new pieces of equipment have been added.

Several new synthesis recipes have been added.

A payment of one Imperial bronze piece is now required to leave job-specific weapons in the care of the storage NPC Ghanraam in Aht Urhgan Whitegate.
* Please be reminded that doing so will cause all data associated with the new weaponskill quest to be reset.

Artifact and relic armor for the following jobs can now be enhanced through dealings with the Port Jeuno NPC, Sagheera:
Blue Mage / Corsair / Puppetmaster

The sale prices of the following items have been changed:
Remedy / Crab Sushi / Crab Sushi +1

The following item was relocated to the auction house category "Alchemy" under "Ingredients":

The effects of certain items used during chocobo races have been adjusted.

New items available via harvesting have been added.

The following 5-piece set items (4-piece where applicable) can now be traded to the item storage NPC in exchange for a key item voucher:
Mirage Jubbah / Commodore Frac / Pantin Tobe / Mirage Charuqs / Commodore Bottes / Pantin Babouches / Mirage Keffiyeh / Commodore Tricorne / Pantin Taj / Mirage Bazubands / Commodore Gants / Pantin Dastanas / Mirage Shalwar / Commodore Culottes / Pantin Churidars

The additional effects of relic and mythic weapons are now designated by a status effect icon.

Additional effects other than those affecting damage and attack speed ratings of relic and mythic weapons do not trigger when those weapons are equipped in the offhand slot.

The following special items and furniture can now be stored with the relevant NPC:
Harpsichord / Custom Gilet / Custom Top / Magna Gilet / Magna Top / Wonder Maillot / Wonder Top / Savage Top / Elder Gilet / Custom Gilet +1 / Custom Top +1 / Magna Gilet +1 / Magna Top +1 / Wonder Maillot +1 / Wonder Top +1 / Savage Top +1 / Elder Gilet +1 / Custom Trunks / Custom Shorts / Magna Trunks / Magna Shorts / Wonder Trunks / Wonder Shorts / Savage Shorts / Elder Trunks / Custom Trunks +1 / Custom Shorts +1 / Magna Trunks +1 / Magna Shorts +1 / Wonder Trunks +1 / Wonder Shorts +1 / Savage Shorts +1 / Elder Trunks +1

The icon graphic for the following items has been changed:
Cerberus Mantle / Cerberus Mantle +1

System Related

The following additions and adjustments have been made to the Adventurer Recruitment Program:

The following terms have been added to the auto-translate dictionary:

Category Term
Game Terms Level Sync
Game Terms Fellow
Game Terms 2 Cut and Cauterize

Other Adjustments

The help text for the following items has been adjusted to reflect their correct attributes:
Hakke Habaki / Junkenshi Habaki / Seikenshi Habaki / Junrenshi Habaki / Seirenshi Habaki / Junhanshi Habaki / Seihanshi Habaki

An unlisted statistic in the help text for the item "Marduk's Shalwar" has been added.

English Version Only

The help text for the following items has been changed to alleviate confusion:
Beast Jackcoat / Beast Jackcoat +1 / Valor Surcoat / Valor Surcoat +1 / Monster Jackcoat / Monster Jackcoat +1 / Monster Gloves / Monster Gloves +1 / Saotome Haidate / Saotome Haidate +1
* "Augment" refers to the addition of extra effects.

All instances of the word "Culotte" in item names have been changed to "Culottes."

Known Issues

The additional effect status icon does not properly display after executing the weapon skill "Geirskogul" while using the relic weapon "Gungnir."
*The additional effect still operates as intended.