A fair morning, afternoon, or evening to you, adventurers!
Matsui here with the usual version update rundown for February 10.

As you have likely guessed, February will bring with it the standard changes to Ambuscade. As you’ve probably guessed by one of the banners on the front page, one of the Ambuscades pits adventurers against fearsome adamantoises, while the other Ambuscade...well, why spoil the surprise?

We’ve also got some adjustments coming to omen. Players will be able to select which route they would like to take to the third area, including routes that do not have minibosses. This will allow players to more easily obtain job cards, and I hope you’ll pick a style that best suits your adventuring needs.

We’ve also got a couple more-than-minor-but-not-quite-major job adjustments in store. We took a look at balancing for enfeebling magic, songs, and geomancy colures and adjusted effect values where we deemed it appropriate. Coupled with adjustments to monster attributes, these changes should create a more strategic environment in which to use buffs and debuffs.

We’ve also got a special treat in store for the more synthesis-minded among you: synthesis guild-specific equipment known as “Escutcheons!” We’ve implemented the first step in the escutcheon questline, so give it a crack if you’re confident in your synthesizing prowess.

Finally, we’ve got another quest exploring another side of the Sacred City of Adoulin and a handful of alter ego adjustments.

Below is a table of all the goodies we’re planning on cramming into February. As always, some of these items are currently undergoing testing, and there may be some which might get pushed off to later version updates if any sudden issues rear their ugly heads.

Mission and Quest-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
FebruaryNew quest・Create text
・Create event
FebruaryExisting quests・Adjust quest difficulty-
Content and System-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
FebruaryTrust・Adjust existing alter ego-
FebruaryAuto-translate・Add new words-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
FebruaryAmbuscade・Add new nortorious monsters-
FebruaryRecords of Eminence・Add new objectives-
FebruaryOmen・Add new route
・Adjust to certain monsters
FebruaryMonsters・Adjust magic evasion
・Adjust overall battle, and magic skill
FebruaryRed Mage・Adjust duration of certain spell effects
・Adjust effects of certain spells
FebruaryBard・Adjust effects of certain songs
・Adjust effects of special stats gained from equipment
FebruaryGeomancer・Adjust effects of certain Geomancy spells-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
FebruaryCrafter specific equipment・Create new items-
FebruaryAmbuscade・Create new items-
FebruaryNew quest・Create new items-
FebruarySynthesis・Add new recipes
・Create new items
FebruaryExisting Items・Adjust prices of certain items when sold to an NPC-
FebruaryPorter Moogle・Add to the list of supported items-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
FebruaryAdd placeholder <recast>・Create new placeholder-