group news - final fantasy xi
That's right, it's been 14 years since we last marauded our way through the world of FFXI, but with the game's 20th anniversary being celebrated this year a couple of us have found ourselves dipping back into Vana'diel.
An awful lot has changed since we've been away, but we're slowly finding our feet and having fun doing it.
Fancy dusting off your old account, or even making a new one and jumping in to give the game a go? Let us know on Discord and one of us can help you get setup (there's a few hoops to jump through if you're a returning player), point you in the direction of the starter information you need, and meet you ingame!
FFXI? I know, it's been a while - 10 years to be exact since our group was active! But whilst doing a bit of server cleanup recently we've stumbled on some old group videos that we made back in 2006, and we've even put them live on our new Final Fantasy XI Group Videos Page! That's right, actual video content - we must be getting more modern or something...
Our thanks to BlackDove for filming all of these at the time, and they're a very cool look back into our groups of old. Feel free to take a look and enjoy!
Back from the realms of inactivity, a few of us have decided to dust off our copies of Final Fantasy XI again and reactivate the linkshell.
You'll find us running around Asura re-acquainting ourselves with the game and dipping into the new Wings of the Goddess expansion pack which makes the game much more casual friendly and provides the opportunity to avoid those ever frustrating Group Waiting times for the higher levels.
If you want to come back to the game, or even start it fresh, you're welcome to join us. Drop by the Group Forum and let us know and we will sort you out with a World Pass and a linkpearl.
During a long period of maintainance today the July version update for Final Fantasy XI finally arrived.
The update adds a new region, new Notorious Monster Battlefields, new Job Traits and Abilities, and more, along with many tweaks and improvements. It can be downloaded now through the PlayOnline Viewer.
It should be noted that the update did not contain the popular Chocobo Raising ability nor the new Aht Urghan missions promised due to extended testing requirements, these will follow seperately in several weeks. Specific dates can be found in the patch notes linked below.
Full patch notes for the update can be found here.