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What are your feelings on the quality of the recent updates?

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I love them. New content and much needed changes!
42.1%16 votes
Ehhh, some parts I like, others I don't care about
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I hate it. Just a lot of rehashing, nothing new
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I haven't had a chance to try everything yet
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I had no idea there were changes! I must go!

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New Wings of the Goddess Quest to be Added

 Though the events of the Crystal War and the events of the Wings of the Goddess expansion have passed, their impact continues to be felt to Final Fantasy XI to this very day. In the upcoming October version update, a brand new quest, "A Forbidden Reunion", is to be implemented, bringing forth a brand new story combining the Wings of Goddess storyline with the immensely popular Trust Initiative system!

Excited for this new quest? Let us know on the ZAM forums!

Double Experience and Additional Seals Campaign

 Prepare to double your fun and have drops raining on you, for October 2nd is slated to bring two new campaigns to Final Fantasy XI! Needing to work on leveling a few jobs? From the 2nd through the 6th, the Double Experience Points Campaign will let you and your adventuring fellow level up quickly in battle, and through to the 16th, several Kindred and High Kindred Crest battlefields will yield additional items for those who have claimed victory against specific enemies within!

Excited for these campaigns? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

New High-Tier Battlefields

 The October version update of Final Fantasy XI is fast approaching, and today, Square Enix has unveiled the newest batch of high-tier battlefields to be added! In line with the other high-tier battlefields introduced in past updates, these will also be versions of older fights tailored towards max level, well-geared adventurers. This time around, players will be doing battle in the elemental Cloisters, facing off against more powerful versions of Ifrit, Ramuh, Garuda, Shiva, Titan, and Leviathan Primes!

Excited for these new battles? Let is know over on the ZAM forums!

The October Version Update is Coming Soon!

 Square Enix has announced that the next major version update for Final Fantasy XI is slated for an early October release! While specifics are currently unknown, players can expect new high-tier Avatar battles, a new Wings of the Goddess quest, job adjustments, and more!

What are you hoping will show up in the upcoming version update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Doctor Shantotto's Modern Vana'diel Practicum!

 Feeling overwhelmed by some of the changes that have come to Final Fantasy XI? Needing a crash course on the modern Vana'diel? You're in luck, for that hot-tempered mistress of magic, Doctor Shantotto, has put together a lecture to teach just that! From Save Point teleporting to the Trust Initiative, a number of FFXI's modern conveniences are addressed, all with Shantotto's signature Flare...errr...flair!

To check out Shantotto's lecture, be sure to check below the break. Afterwards, let us know what you thought of her lessons over on the ZAM forums!

Announcing the Autumn Alter Ego Extravaganza

 The ever-popular Alter Ego Extravaganza will soon be returning to Final Fantasy XI, bolstering your repertoire of Trust Initiative allies to even higher levels! Sakura, Ovjang, and Mnejing, special Alter Egos that debuted during the spring edition of the Extravaganza will be making a return, accompanying the three brand-new Alter Egos making their grand entrance during this event. Familiar faces to those who have spent time in the starting cities, adventurers will be able to acquire San d'Oria's Rahal, Windurst's Koru-Moru, and Bastok's Cid to join them in battle! The Extravaganza begins September 30th and runs through to the end of October, so be sure to get your hands on them while you can!

Excited for the new Trust Initiative allies? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

 

Square Enix Unveils Shinra Cloud Gaming Service

Square Enix officially unveiled its new cloud gaming service company, Shinra Technologies, at Tokyo Game Show 2014. Beta for the service is expected to begin in the United States and Japan in early 2015, and will include several Square Enix titles such as Final Fantasy VII.

Harnessing the power of a supercomputer in the cloud, Shinra Technologies, Inc. enables groundbreaking experiences not possible with today’s current gaming technology.

The premise behind the company is to make "high-quality cloud games" available for streaming on any platform: