Hail, adventurers!
Matsui here with the inside scoop on the December version update.

December is the time not only for the last version update of 2017, but also for reflecting on our work in the past year. We implemented new battle content in the form of Dynamis-Divergence, expanded Omen, and introduced the Escutcheon questline, providing a wide variety of content for all manner of players.

We also worked hard to engage with the community and hold a diverse array of campaigns. Further additions include an alter ego of Cornelia in response to player feedback, 15th Vana’versary Records of Eminence objectives to celebrate the history of FINAL FANTASY XI, and one-day-only content in the form of “Let’s Go! Vana’diel Day!” But the 15th Vana’versary Celebration is far from over, and we’ve got even more in store for you!

I could gush on about our future plans, but let’s shift our focus back to December.

First up is Dynamis-Divergence. We’re adding a new area, as those of you who followed Freshly-Picked Vana’diel 36 are already aware of. Hold onto your hats, because we’ll be heading to...Bastok! But don’t worry, we’ve chased out all the scorpions and hecteyes that may have given you trouble in the past.

Of course, what would a new Dynamis area be without additional relic reforging? You’ve tiptoed your way into San d’Oria, and now it’s time to put your hands together for Bastok! That’s right, relic gloves are the name of the game in December, and you’ll be able to reforge them to +2 and +3 versions.

Also on the plate is the monthly update to Ambuscade. As this is the last month of the Year of the Rooster, we’ve prepared a battle with some fowl fiends—the harpeia! It’s the last chance to enjoy Ambuscade in 2017 before we become “hounded” by 2018.

Below is the usual table of updates scheduled to hit the servers in December. As always, last-minute issues may arise that prevent us from implementing everything, but we’re working our utmost to bring all of these to you this month!

Content and System-related
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
DecemberDynamis-Divergence・Create new maps
・Create new monsters
・Create new reward items
DecemberAmbuscade・Add new notorious monsters
・Replace reward items
DecemberPorter Moogle・Add to the list of supported items-
DecemberTitle・Add new titles-
Implementation TimingUpdate Task and OverviewIn-progress TaskNotes
DecemberNexus Cape・Expand the available teleport areas-
DecemberRelic Equipment・Add another part which may be further reforged-
DecemberItem・Add new items-