Announcing the December Version Update
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 Vanaâ€™versary Records of Eminence objectives to celebrate the history of FINAL FANTASY XI, and one-day-only content in the form of â€œLetâ€™s Go! Vanaâ€™diel Day!â€ But the 15th Vanaâ€™versary Celebration is far from over, and weâ€™ve got even more in store for you!
I could gush on about our future plans, but letâ€™s shift our focus back to December.
The next version update is scheduled for Monday, December 11.
First up is Dynamis-Divergence. Weâ€™re adding a new area, as those of you who followed Freshly-Picked Vanaâ€™diel 36 are already aware of. Hold onto your hats, because weâ€™ll be heading to...Bastok! But donâ€™t worry, weâ€™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? Youâ€™ve tiptoed your way into San dâ€™Oria, and now itâ€™s time to put your hands together for Bastok! Thatâ€™s right, relic gloves are the name of the game in December, and youâ€™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, weâ€™ve prepared a battle with some fowl fiendsâ€”the harpeia! Itâ€™s the last chance to enjoy Ambuscade in 2017 before we become â€œhoundedâ€ 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 weâ€™re working our utmost to bring all of these to you this month!
Content and System-related
ãƒ»Create new maps
ãƒ»Create new monsters
ãƒ»Create new reward items
ãƒ»Add new notorious monsters
ãƒ»Replace reward items
ãƒ»Add to the list of supported items
ãƒ»Add new titles
ãƒ»Expand the available teleport areas
ãƒ»Add another part which may be further reforged
ãƒ»Add new items