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-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
MarchEscutcheons・Add text
・Add event
Content and System-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
MarchOmen・Increase the limit of maximum number of participants
・Increase the stackable amount for key items
MarchRecord of Eminence・Add category
・Move some of the category
MarchMog Garden・Increase the maximum limit in which gil can be stored inside a gil repository-
MarchPorter Moogle・Add item help display feature-
MarchTitles・Add new title-
MarchEscutcheons・Increase amount of items which can be delivered at once
・Display when the craftmanship's bonus requirement has changed in the logs
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
MarchOmen・Add new notorious monsters-
MarchAmbuscade・Add new notorious monsters-
MarchRecord of Eminence・Add new objectives-
MarchGeas Fete・Adjust some enemies-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
MarchOmen・Add new recipes-
MarchAmbuscade・Add new recipes-
MarchEscutcheons・Add new recipes-
MarchSynthesis・Add new recipes
・Add new items