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

23.1%6 votes
I love them. New content and much needed changes!
50.0%13 votes
Ehhh, some parts I like, others I don't care about
7.7%2 votes
I hate it. Just a lot of rehashing, nothing new
7.7%2 votes
I haven't had a chance to try everything yet
11.5%3 votes
I had no idea there were changes! I must go!

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Quality of Life Adjustments

 A new bounty of quality of life adjustments for Final Fantasy XI are set to arrive in the August version update, making the playing experience that much more convenient and enjoyable for adventurers! Among the planned additions include NPCs that offer information on quests and tutorial NPCs, TP displays for pets in the HUD, an adjustment to the Warp Cudgel item as well as a new Warp Ring item, and a new option to choose the music that plays at the Title Screen from a list of available tracks.

Which of these changes appeals to you most? Let us know about it over on the ZAM forums!

The Adoulin Examiner—Prepped and Ready for Action!

 The death of Minister Melvien de Malecroix, head of the Order of Woltaris, has deeply saddened Famlienne. With her close ties to the Order, her sadness has led her to seek seclusion, both from her work as a reporter for the Adoulin Examiner, and from her friend, Skeptical Owl. Will the gift of a buckler from Owl manage to break her from her sorrow and embrace her work again? Will Malecroix's death continue to loom over both Famlienne and Adoulin, threatening to end any plans of pioneering expansion?

For the full story, be sure to check below the break! Then, let us know what you thought over on the ZAM forums!

Nosgoth Free Open Beta Weekend

The Nosgoth open beta won't be coming until this winter, but Square Enix wants to give everyone a taste of the battle. Join in for a four day all-access Open Beta weekend from August 7-10 on Steam, and you can also be rewarded with double experience and an exclusive in-game badge!

Promo Video and Details on August Update!

 The August version update of Final Fantasy XI is only a week away, and to get everyone in the spirit, Square Enix has released full details on all the upcoming changes planned! From the introduction of the Ra'Kaznar Inner Court to several job adjustments, and a little bit of everything in between, there's something to excite just about anyone!

 To complement these details, a new promotional video showing off the update has also been released! So prepare yourself, for August 12th is when it arrives!

 For a look at the video as well as the list of details, check below the break. What excites you the most for the update? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Final Fantasy XIV Launches Free Trial

Interested in checking out Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PC? Jump into the 14-day free trial and experience content up through level 20! Already a current player and want to invite a friend? Square Enix has also launched the Recuit-a-Friend Campaign.

Additional Job Point Categories

 Wanting to power up your favorite job even more? Sitting on a ton of job points that you're needing to spend? You're in luck, for the August version update of Final Fantasy XI will be introducing new Job Point categories! Each job will be seeing two new categories being added to their list of upgrade parameters, ranging from augments to job abilities to overall improvements in a particular stat.

For a complete list of the planned additions, check below the break! What job point category are you excited for most? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

12th Vana'diel Consensus Unveiled!

 This year marked the 12th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI in Japan and, to help celebrate, Square Enix unveiled a brand new census covering information on various different aspects of the game. Have you ever wondered exactly how many monsters existed in Vana'diel? Have you ever been curious as to which jobs were the most heavily played? These are just a taste of some of the fields covered in this 12th Vana'diel Census!

What bit of information surprised you the most? Let us know all about it overo n the ZAM forums!