Greetings, adventurers! Matsui here, bringing you the latest in FFXI news amidst the hustle and bustle of the end of the Japanese fiscal year.
The main update in March is the addition of a new boss to Omen in the same vein as Fu, Kyou, Kei, Gin, and Kin. Those familiar with Japanese chess might be able to guess who the next in the series is.
Omen will also be made available to alliances—not because the new boss can only be tackled with a full entourage of adventurers, but because we want players who might be struggling to be able to tackle the content as well. Players may now also hold two of the requisite key items for entering Omen, so if you want to go twice in a row—or save up some for later—you’ll be able to do just that. In order to avoid congestion, we’ll keep the amount of time that must pass between receive the key item at once per twenty hours for the time being.
Those of you who have enjoyed escutcheons will be happy to learn that we’re adding the second batch of quests and will also be allowing multiple sets to be turned in at once. No more rampant clicking required!
The standard Ambuscade changes will also be going forward, the gil repository will now be able to hold more gil, and there are some adjustments coming to notorious monsters appearing in Geas Fete.
Below is a comprehensive list of what we’re eyeing to put in March’s version update. As always, certain items may not make the final cut if last-minute issues rear their ugly heads.
Mission and Quest-relatedContent and System-related
Implementation Timing Update Task and Overview In-progress Task Notes March Escutcheons ・Add text
Implementation Timing Update Task and Overview In-progress Task Notes March Omen ・Increase the limit of maximum number of participants
・Increase the stackable amount for key items
- March Record of Eminence ・Add category
・Move some of the category
- March Mog Garden ・Increase the maximum limit in which gil can be stored inside a gil repository - March Porter Moogle ・Add item help display feature - March Titles ・Add new title - March Escutcheons ・Increase amount of items which can be delivered at once
・Display when the craftmanship's bonus requirement has changed in the logs
Implementation Timing Update Task and Overview In-progress Task Notes March Omen ・Add new notorious monsters - March Ambuscade ・Add new notorious monsters - March Record of Eminence ・Add new objectives - March Geas Fete ・Adjust some enemies -
Implementation Timing Update Task and Overview In-progress Task Notes March Omen ・Add new recipes - March Ambuscade ・Add new recipes - March Escutcheons ・Add new recipes - March Synthesis ・Add new recipes
・Add new items