The next version update for Final Fantasy XI is right around the corner! On August 6th, 2013, the next version update will arrive, bringing about new missions, the Monstrosity battle system, stat adjustments to equipment possessing item levels, adjustments to reives, the addition of Artifact equipment for Geomancers and Rune Fencers, and much more!
Unfortunately, the planned implementation of new Skirmishs and changes to coalition assignment rewards based on distance has been delayed for a late August release.
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In the version update scheduled for August 6 2013, we will be adding new Seekers of Adoulin missions, introducing the brand-new Monstrosity system, and, at long last, rune fencers and geomancers will be able to obtain their artifact equipment. Additionally, we will be making various adjustments to stats for equipment with item levels, colonization and lair reives, and much more.
Previously, we announced that the August version update would include new skirmishes and that additional adjustments would be made to certain coalition assignments so that bonuses would be granted depending on the distance to the objective. However, these elements will be introduced in an additional version update once they have undergone further testing.
The additional version update will be implemented in late August.
An announcement will be made regarding the details for the additional version update at a later time. We apologize for the delay and will continue to work hard so this content meets its new release date.