Are you a starting player having a hard time trying to find a linkshell for new players? Do you wish you could get other people into your brand new linkshell specifically suited for Hard Mode fights? You're in luck, for a brand new Linkshell Concierge system is slated to be added in the upcoming November update. This system, with various NPCs across Vana'diel catering to specific event types, will allow players to find and match up linkshells looking for members with players needing linkshells!
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From the official Final Fantasy XI forums:
[dev1240] Linkshell Concierges
- New NPCs known as Linkshell Concierges will be added.
- Linkshell Concierges
Linkshell concierges are NPCs that match linkshells looking for players with players looking for linkshells. Any player with a linkshell or pearlsack may give linkpearls to the concierge to hand out. Players looking for a linkshell may then elect to receive one such linkpearl of their choosing.
- Linkshell Concierge Locations and Functions
Linkshell concierge locations and the style of linkshell they are in charge of are as follows.
Location Style Western Adoulin (H-12) Casual battle content Western Adoulin (H-12) Assisting each other Eastern Adoulin (G-10) Hard-core battle content Eastern Adoulin (G-10) Everything Ru’Lude Gardens (G-9) Hard-core battle content Ru’Lude Gardens (G-9) Assisting each other Ru’Lude Gardens (G-9) Synthesis and trading Aht Urhgan Whitegate (H-9) Vanquishing HNMs Southern San d’Oria (G-10) Everything Southern San d’Oria (G-10) Meet new players Bastok Markets (F-9) Everything Bastok Markets (F-9) Meet new players Windurst Woods (H-10) Everything Windurst Woods (H-10) Meet new players
- Distributing Linkpearls
Speak to a linkshell concierge while equipped with a linkpearl or pearlsack and select “I’d like to handout linkpearls.” Answer a brief questionnaire with the following information and pay a 500 gil fee to have the concierge distribute linkpearls for you.
- Language (JP, EN, other)
- Number of applicants desired (1-10)
- Main days of activity (Weekdays, weekends, specific days, every day)
- Time zone (JST, PST/PDT, GMT, no setting)
- Main time of activity (morning, afternoon, evening, night, wee hours of the morning)
Additionally, equipping a linkpearl and pearl sack, selecting “show me recruiting linkshells,” and picking the corresponding linkshell from the list will cancel that particular registration.
* A linkshell may only be registered once per concierge.
* A particular concierge can only register up to sixteen linkshells at a time. New registrations will push existing ones off the list in order of oldest to newest.
* Maintenance and area restarts will delete all registrations from the corresponding concierges.
- Receiving a Linkpearl
Speak to a linkshell concierge and select “Show me recruiting linkshells” to display a list available linkshells. Check the list of parameters the registrant has set and choose your desired linkshell.
* Players may only receive one linkpearl per Vana’diel day.
- Linkshell Concierges