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#1 May 16 2017 at 5:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Matsui wrote:

Well met, adventurers!

Today we celebrate 15th years since FINAL FANTASY XI first opened its doors. When I think of what fifteen years mean, I picture watching your newborn child getting their learners' permit. Like all long paths, there have been a few bumps along the way, but we have been able to continue for the past decade and a half thanks to your steadfast support and dedicated. Words are not enough to express my gratitude.

Fifteen years.
I hope that the time you have spent in Vana'diel has been filled with wonderful experiences and memories. We're working harder than ever to continue to provide fresh experiences so that all adventurers will be able to enjoy even more exciting times into the future.

This post is accompanied by other announcements of various events and campaigns starting on Tuesday, May 16.

In the 15th Anniversary The One I Can Trust Campaign, we're trying our hands at something the likes of which you've never seen; as part of this event, we'll be asking you to decide upon a new alter ego that you'd like to bring with you on your adventures throughout Vana'diel. I've always been partial to Aphmau, so I plan on spending the year with her by my side.

The My Little Shadow Lord Campaign lets adventurers get their hands on a replica of the Shadow Lord to "watch over" their mog house?a perfect opportunity for the beastmen lovers among you!

We're also holding the Return Home to Vana'diel and Discount Campaigns this year. If any of your friends are curious as to what Vana'diel looks like in 2017, now's the perfect time to bring them back! Memories are all the sweeter when you have friends to share them with!

We've also got more stuff prepared, such as the stylish Onion Sword II for go-getters, available in the 15th Vana'versary Mog Bonanza, and the 15th Anniversary Quiz for the Ages special event.

But the events don't stop there. We're also preparing 15th anniversary Records of Eminence objectives and Vana'diel Day events, the details of which will be made available on the official forums in just a few short days. We're planning on going back to basics, and discussions in meetings about these events have often centered on nostalgia for the original release of FINAL FANTASY XI.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the FINAL FANTASY series. We can't let so momentous an occasion pass us by, so we've also prepared some equipment that fans of the series will surely recognize. There are a variety of ways of getting your hands on them, and we hope you find one that best suits your needs.

At risk of letting my message to you all get to long, let me finally express my satisfaction at the amount of content we've been able to bring you. The development team shrunk in the last year, and although we were aware that we wouldn't be able to make any major content additions, we were able to implement both Ambuscade and Omen, and, if I may be so bold, we are very proud of the work we have done. In this, the 15th year of FINAL FANTASY XI, we remain ever committed bringing you a variety of battle content and more within the coming twelve months.

The development and operations team will continue to work as hard as ever so that those new to Vana'diel can experience all that has to offer and that veterans will be able to enjoy each new day of adventures more than the last. Here's to fifteen years of Vana'diel, and to fifteen more!

Akihiko Matsui

#2 May 16 2017 at 5:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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PlayOnline wrote:

My Little Shadow Lord

Adorn your Mog House with Shadow Lord statues!

During the campaign period, players will have a chance to obtain three types of Shadow Lord statues when completing the Rank 5 mission. In addition, synergizing the three statues together will yield a Beastman Gonfalon. Now you can show your dark side by decorating your Mog House like it was controlled by the Shadow Lord and beastmen!

  • Campaign Period
From Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Friday, June 16 at 1:00 a.m.

  • Rewards
By completing the Rank 5 mission, players have a chance at obtaining one of the following items. Please note that the rate in which you can obtain these items will not differ depending on the level of difficulty.

- Shadow Lord Statue

- Shadow Lord Statue II

- Shadow Lord Statue III

Synergizing the above items together will yield a Beastman Gonfalon.

#3 May 16 2017 at 5:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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PlayOnline wrote:

Presenting "The One I Can Trust" Campaign

The Jeuno Institute of Magical Studies is conducting a survey amongst the adventuring community to find their next cipher target. Respond to their survey and perhaps the one you dream of adventuring alongside may become a reality!

However, the Institute notes that the alter ego will vanish once this special occasion ends. Try and make your wish come true while you can!

Please make sure you read and agree to the rules before submitting an entry.
By submitting an entry, you agree to the following terms.

Since there is no PII being collected through this survey we can remove this limitation.

--Entry Rules-------------------------

  • Entry Requirement

- You have a playable character in FINAL FANTASY XI.
- You agree to the entry rules below.

  • Entry Period
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. (PDT)

  • Alter Ego Selection
- Any FINAL FANTASY XI NPC that hasn't been made into an alter ego as of Tuesday, May 16, 2017 is eligible.
- The selected alter ego will be displayed as they appear in Vana'diel.
- You can also suggest two Sphere effects. The winning alter ego will not use auto attacks, magic, abilities, or weapon skills.
For example: The alter ego Sakura has a sphere effect that grants Regen and also increases physical combat skill up rate.
If a Sphere effect from an existing alter ego is assigned then the effect will not stack.
The development and operation teams will set the final Sphere effect values.

  • Selection
The FINAL FANTASY XI development and operation teams will select the winning alter ego and Sphere effects. The winning alter ego is scheduled to be implemented in the September version update.

  • Alter Ego Availability
From the September 2017 version update to the May 2018 version update.
* Alter ego availability period may be subject to change.

  • Prize
The winning NPC will be implemented into FINAL FANTASY XI as an alter ego.

  • How to Submit an Entry
Please fill out the entry form with the following required information.
- Character Name
- World Name
- NPC you would like to see as an alter ego
* When entering the NPC's name, please remove any special characters, hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes.
 Iron Eater: IronEater
 Yoran-Oran: YoranOran
- Two Sphere effect suggestions
* Please select from the attributes that are available as of May 16, 2017. Please use the exact official language used in the help text for the item, magic effect, or job traits. Also, please do not include any additional information such as effect values.
 "Treasure Hunter"+ will be accepted, but TH+ will not
 "Magic Damage" will be accepted, but "Damage increase for magic spells" will not
 "Magic Burst II damage +" will be accepted, but "Magic Burst II damage +4" will not
- One (1) entry per Square Enix account. If multiple entries are submitted, only the last entry submitted will be accepted.

--Submission Rules-------------------------

If an entry falls into any of the below categories, or otherwise violates these terms of Square Enix's other terms or policies, the entry will be disqualified.
- Entries containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
- Entries that infringe the intellectual property rights (including copyrights), privacy rights, or other rights of any third party
- Entries that are counter to public order and/or morals
- Submissions with content judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme
- Entries missing any of the required fields
- Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate

Content submitted with the survey will be treated as User-Generated Content in accordance with the Square Enix America Mobile and Online Terms of Service, Section 5(A), which can be found here (http://na.square-enix.com/termsofservice).

Entry Form
The entry form can be found here
EU: here

#4 May 16 2017 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
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So this quiz event... hmm....

I can't say as I've paid close attention to which Generic NPC #8349 sold Vollbow items in San d'Oria, or exactly what color a survival guide is versus a hunt registry.

svlyons wrote:
If random outcomes aren't acceptable to you, then don't play with random people.
#5 May 16 2017 at 4:56 PM Rating: Good
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Well, the Hunt Registry/Survival Guide is an easy one for me, because I keep targeting the wrong stinking book when I go to use them to go out of town... lol.

As for what NPC sells what, blah. Who even knows that anymore?
#6 May 18 2017 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Lyrailis wrote:
Well, the Hunt Registry/Survival Guide is an easy one for me, because I keep targeting the wrong stinking book when I go to use them to go out of town... lol.

As for what NPC sells what, blah. Who even knows that anymore?

When you've played as long as I have and had to deal with certain things (like people not KEEPING ******* REGIONS UNDER CONTROL DURING THE EARLY DAYS)..some things are just..either a form of "PTSD" or so ingrained into your memory the second it gets asked you're like...

Smiley: glare

#7 May 18 2017 at 7:14 PM Rating: Good
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Please, let them make a Bonarpant trust. Make this happen.

His sphere effect can be "Woodworking skill"+ or something.

Edited, May 18th 2017 9:15pm by Fynlar
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