Final Fantasy XI players can expect an exciting summer, as Square Enix has released details on the two major version updates scheduled for the months of July and August. Just about every aspect of Adoulin life will be adjusted or altered starting July 9th, including the implemention of new Wildskeeper Reives, limit break fights for Geomancer and Rune Fencer, new zones, elemental magic and job adjustments, and more.
August's update will round out the Geomancer and Rune Fencer jobs with new artifact armor, the implementation of new Skirmish areas, the addition of Monstrosity, and further adjustments to coalition and reives.
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This most sweltering of seasons is the time of wishing upon stars, listening to the crooning of songstresses supreme, and—this year—two version updates descending upon Vana'diel in close succession; one on July 9 and the other in early August.
The July version update with usher in another chapter in Seekers of Adoulin upon its light breezes, along with the Mog Garden system and access to the Celennia Memorial Library. Adventurers raring to mash their maces into fresh flesh and wave their wands at weighty foes can enjoy their encounters with two new Naakuals, and those who pine for frontiers of a more internal sort can undertake the geomancer and rune fencer limit break quests.
With the progress of the colonization movement, pioneers will also be able to venture further into the Ulbukan jungle than ever before and participate in new reives, which have undergone adjustments that support solo players and small parties. Elemental magic and job adjustments round out the major features of this update, but there's more as well!
The dog days of August should heat up even further with a continuation of the Seekers of Adoulin saga. Should your main weapon hand start to itch in excitement, sate its thirst for blood by crossing into new extra-dimensional skirmishes!
Geomancers and rune fencers will also get the opportunity to embark upon quests in search of artifact equipment. Let us not forget the addition of Monstrosity, which will provide for all your shapeshifting needs. As a last burst of air from the bellows, the coalitions will be dispensing new outfits to particularly devoted pioneers...for a bit of bayld.