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June Version Update Details!

From PlayOnline.com:



The June version update has arrived! With a plethora of changes and improvements across the board, there is bound to be something for everyone. Here's a quick recap of some of the items we've introduced thus far:
- New missions for the Wings of the Goddess storyline.
- New campaign elements such as additional medals and ranks.
- Battle-related adjustments to elements such as jobs and merit points.
- New content for fellows and chocobo raising.
And a whole lot more!

New missions have been added for the Wings of the Goddess expansion.

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Several new quests have been added.

Nomad moogles and delivery NPC services are now available in Selbina and Mhaura.

When changing citizenship from one nation to another, a player's completed supply run quest data is now saved in the same manner as mission rank and Conquest information.

Any of the three "Escort for Hire" quests may now be undertaken simultaneously with the quests "All by Myself" and "The Big One."

Certain job level requirements must now be fulfilled in order to receive offers for the following quests (the requirements vary from quest to quest):

Message on the Wind / The Lost Book / The Tigress Stirs / The Fumbling Friar / Evil at the Inlet / Requiem for the Departed

Characters under level 20 can no longer procure items from logging in the following areas:
Mamook / Caedarva Mire / Jugner Forest (S) / Fort Karugo-Narugo (S)

The following changes have been implemented to fellows:

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  • A new limit break quest has been added, making it possible to increase your adventuring fellow's level to 70.
  • In the quest "Unlisted Qualities," it is now possible to choose your own combination of face type, personality, and height for your fellow. Players who have obtained a signal pearl prior to this version update can access the above new content by returning their signal pearl to the relevant NPC and restarting the quest. Those who had already commenced one of the following quests need to complete all three in order to obtain and return their signal pearl:
    Unlisted Qualities / Girl in the Looking Glass / Mirror, Mirror
  • A new point system has been added to fellows. The more time you spend with your fellow, the more your "fellow points" will accumulate. These points can be exchanged for items for yourself and your fellow.
  • New fellow personalities have been added.
  • Fulfilling certain requirements will make it possible for you to summon your fellow to certain areas of past Vana'diel. Please note, though, that fellows cannot be summoned while a player is marked with an Allied Tag.
  • A new key item has been added for the fellows Emptiness quest. Possession of this item will determine your quest offer status.
The following changes have been made to Chocobo Racing:
  • A new storage NPC has been added who will combine your race trophies of a similar type into a single display.
  • Certain race items have had the potency of their effects increased and their durations shortened.
The following changes have been made to the chocobo rearing system:
  • The below price changes have been made to chocobo-related purchases:

Item Before After
Chococard Issuance 500 300
Registration to Call Chocobo 500 250
VCS Honeymoon Ticket 5000 3500
Chocobo Whistle 50000 20000
Chocobo Whistle 1-use Recharge 1000 400
  • A new type of chocobo fodder has been introduced which has the effect of causing chocobos still being reared to forget the abilities which they have learned. The ingredients required to craft this new item can either be purchased using chocobucks, or harvested directly from the wilds of Wajaom Woodlands and Bhaflau Thickets.
Battle-Related

Several new Notorious Monsters have been added to areas introduced in both the Treasures of Aht Urhgan and Wings of the Goddess expansions.

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Two new NPCs, "Sanraku" and "Ryo," have been added to the Aht Urhgan Whitegate area.
Carrying out their requests will earn players the chance to fight new Notorious Monsters.

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The resistance of the following Notorious Monsters to the black magic spells "Sleep," "Gravity," and "Bind" have been adjusted:
Behemoth / King Behemoth / Fafnir / Nidhogg / Capricious Cassie

Changes have been made to the appearance of Gigas inhabiting the following area:
Vunkerl Inlet (S)

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The following changes have been made to the Campaign system:

  • Physician NPCs have been introduced to Campaign battles as a way of bolstering the defensive end of combat. These NPCs will provide both healing and enhancement magic to any friendly troops in their vicinity.
  • New abilities have been given to each of the Allied Forces' generals.
  • The defense and durability of strongholds in Campaign battles has been adjusted.
  • The Beastman Confederate has been adjusted and will now carry out operations in a manner befitting the current tide of war, in the same manner as the Allied Forces.
  • Several new medals have been added. Accordingly, a number of new items purchasable with Allied Notes have been made available to players in possession of these medals.
  • Several new Campaign Ops have been added.
  • The conditions required for successful completion of a number of Campaign Ops have been simplified.
  • When speaking to any Campaign NPC to sign up for a mission, players may now check on the current state of the war and see which Campaign Ops are most urgently required by their nation. In addition, the Allied Notes and experience points awarded for these critical missions will be greater than for others.
  • The number of zones where the Campaign Op "Steel Resolve" can take place has been increased.
The following changes have been made to the Einherjar system:
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  • The entry requirements for Wings I, II, and III have been simplified.
    Except for the player placing the chamber reservation, all participating players will be able to enter any chamber in Wing I, II, or III simply by trading a "Glowing Lamp" to the entranceway.

  • The entry requirements for Valgrind (Odin's Chamber) have been simplified.
    Except for the player placing the chamber reservation, all participating players will be required to be in possession of a minimum of one valkyrie feather from each wing, for a total of at least three feathers.
    As before, entry into Valgrind will cause any and all related key items in all entering players' inventories to disappear.
    * The above two changes in no way effect the player placing the chamber reservation.
  • The conditions for obtaining "Ampoules of Therion Ichor," as well as the maximum number obtainable, have been changed.
    In contrast to the previous system of receiving a set number of ampoules upon successful completion of a chamber, players will now receive an amount relative to the number of enemies they have defeated, regardless of whether the chamber is completed or not.
    Defeating any of the "Guardians of Asgarth" will in no way increase the number of ampoules of therion ichor a player obtains.
  • The rewards furnished upon successful completion of chambers have been supplemented.
    The "Armoury Crates" which appear after defeating the Guardians of Asgarth can now contain a greater variety of items, a number of which were previously unavailable in Einherjar.
  • Monsters within Einherjar chambers will now link with one another in the same manner as enemies in other general areas.
The cap for all job-specific Group 2 merit point categories has been increased.

All Group 2 limits have been raised from the previous total of 6 points to 10 points, and the limits for individual spells and abilities within Group 2 from 3 points to 5 points.
* The damage boost values generated by the first three increases to the Samurai ability "Overwhelm" will be greater than those generated by the final two increases.

The monk job has been supplemented with the following new job ability:

  • Footwork
    Makes kicks your primary mode of attack.
The paladin job has been supplemented with the following new white magic spell:
  • Reprisal
    Increases chance of blocking with shield, and reflects portion of blocked damage back to attacker.
The bard job has been supplemented with the following new job ability:
  • Pianissimo
    Limits area of effect of next song to a single target.
Item-Related

Several new equipment items have been added.

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Several new furnishings have been added.

Several new synthesis recipes have been added.

The following armor sets, equipment, and furnishings are now storable by speaking to specific NPCs:
Armor sets: Pahluwan / Yigit / Amir
Equipment: Sol Cap / Lunar Cap / Ibushi Shinai / Ibushi Shinai +1
Furnishings: Melodious Egg / Clockwork Egg / Hatchling Egg

It is now possible to exchange Allied Notes for wares with nations other than player character's own. There will, however, be a slight markup in price in this case.

An item which allows for voluntary exit from the following areas in past Vana'diel has been added:
Everbloom Hollow / Ruhotz Silvermines / Ghoyu's Reverie
*This item is obtainable as a temporary item upon entering one of the abovementioned areas.

imageNew equipment items have been added as rewards for completing guild contract quests.
While using these items, you will not be able to create an HQ item, but you will receive an overall success rate bonus for synthesis.

The following cooking guild contract quest-assigned item has been changed.
Icecap Rolanberry -> Sis Kebabi / Sis Kebabi +1

The storage capacity for the following items has been adjusted:

Item Before After
Dresser 2 15
Wicker Box 2 4
Armor Box 3 5
Coffer 3 5
Chest 2 3
Cabinet 4 7
Commode 4 6
Cupboard 2 6
Chiffonier 3 6
Armoire 5 14
Royal Bookshelf 1 10
Bookshelf 4 20
Blue Pitcher 1 4
Water Barrel 2 6
Sky Pot 2 7
 
Item Before After
Red Jar 2 7
White Jar 2 6
Yellow Jar 1 4
Wardrobe 3 10
Reliquary 2 8
Falsiam Vase 2 6
Console 4 6
Caisson 3 5
Cartonnier 6 20
9-Drawer Almirah 7 16
6-Drawer Almirah 6 15
3-Drawer Almirah 5 14
Credenza 6 7
Gallipot 5 8
     

The elemental strength of the following furnishings has been adjusted:
Oak Table / Cabinet / Commode / Armoire / Rusty Bucket / Star Globe / Cartonnier / 9-Drawer Almirah / 6-Drawer Almirah / 3-Drawer Almirah / Crystal Rose / Shell Lamp / Bahut

The "Moghancement: Fishing" effect has been removed from the following items:
Armor Box / Coffer / Chest / Cabinet / Commode / Armoire / Reliquary / Cartonnier / Porc. Flowerpot / Brass Flowerpot / Earthen Flowerpot / Ceramic Flowerpot / Wooden Flowerpot / Arcane Flowerpot / 9-Drawer Almirah / 6-Drawer Almirah / 3-Drawer Almirah / Credenza / Bahut / Gallipot

The resale price for the following item has been changed:
Coffee Muffin

The desynthesis recipe for the follow item has been changed:
Angel's Flute

The icon graphics for the following items have been changed:
Pickaxe / Sickle / Hatchet / Mystic Fragment / Ornate Fragment / Holy Fragment / Intricate Fragment / Runaeic Fragment / Seraphic Fragment / Tenebrous Frag. / Stellar Fragment / Demoniac Frag. / Divine Fragment / Heavenly Frag. / Celestial Frag. / Snarled Fragment / Mysterial Frag. / Ethereal Fragment / Supernal Fragment / Flan Meat / Dragon Meat / Emperor Hairpin / Evasion Torque / Parrying Torque / Shield Torque / Guarding Torque / Divine Torque / Dark Torque / Enhancing Torque / Enfeebling Torque / Elemental Torque / Healing Torque / Smn. Torque / Ninjutsu Torque / String Torque / Wind Torque / Sniper's Ring / Sniper's Ring +1 / Archer's Ring / Crossbowman Ring / Knightly Mantle / Venerer Ring / Dcl.Grd. Ring / Bowyer Ring / Jaeger Ring / Toreador's Ring / Woodsman Ring / Melody Earring / Melody Earring +1 / Singing Earring / String Earring / Wind Earring / Empress Hairpin / Assassin's Cape / Miraculous Cape / Bullseye Cape / Intensifying Cape / Bushido Cape / Invigorating Cape / Justice Torque / Hope Torque / Prudence Torque / Fortitude Torque / Faith Torque / Temp. Torque / Love Torque / Storm Torque / Tempered Chain / Enlightened Chain / Chivalrous Chain / Fortified Chain / Grandiose Chain / Orochi Nodowa / Orochi Nodowa +1 / Shikaree / Imperial Ring / Marid Ring / Marid Ring +1 / Marid Belt / Al Zahbi Sash / Marid Mantle / Marid Mantle +1 / Beak Necklace / Beak Necklace +1 / Wivre Gorget / Wivre Gorget +1

System-Related

"Inventory Sort," a feature which allows for the automatic sorting of items as they enter your inventory, is now available. It can be activated by accessing "config" under the main menu, and then "gameplay."

A new text command "/battlebgm" has been added. Use this command to toggle the condition for battle music playback between: 1) when you yourself enter battle mode; and 2) whenever any party member enters battle mode.

The following new terms have been added to the auto-translate dictionary.

Category Term
Spells Reprisal
Job Abilities Footwork
Job Abilities Pianissimo
Game Terms 2 Splitting Heirs
Game Terms 2 Cracking Shells
Game Terms 2 Plucking Wings
Game Terms 2 By Light of Fire
Game Terms 2 Prying Eyes
Text Commands /battlebg

Xbox 360 Version

Players of the Xbox 360 version of FINAL FANTASY XI can now unlock achievements and increase their gamerscore.

Other Adjustments

An issue in Campaign Battles wherein player pets would be attacked by Beastman Confederate forces even in cases where no enmity had been generated has been addressed.
* This problem still persists for charmed pets and will be addressed shortly.

An issue wherein Beastman Confederate forces would not withdraw even after a Campaign Battle had ended has been addressed.

Known Issues

When talking to the new NPC Sanraku, the name of the new NM "Khromasoul Bhurborlor" is incorrectly displayed as "Anvilsoul Bhurborlor." **

When speaking to the newly added NPC Ajahkeem in Jeuno's Ru'Lude Gardens, the two items "Shinai" and "Ibushi Shinai" are in reverse order under the "Items for my fellow" category. At present, selecting the "Shinai" will cause the NPC to give the player an "Ibushi Shinai" and vice versa.

** English Version Only.

The new Chocobo Circuit content introduced in the official FINAL FANTASY XI home page's Topics post entitled "Exclusive Story: Swamp Stampede! (05/26/2008)" will be postponed to allow for further testing. Our development team is working hard to ensure the earliest possible release of this new content. Please stay tuned for further news regarding this issue.

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Cant play.
# Jun 12 2008 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
I have been trying to get on all day and it lets me sign into playonline but always gives me the error message saying that it is busy or the network settings need to be checked. There is nothing wrong with my computer or 360 but it keeps giving me that error. I have restarted my Modem and tried to sign on through both systems. I get nothing... Anyone have any suggestions?
Cant play.
# Jun 12 2008 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
never had that issue but like i said i would be in the middle of playing, or even starting a campaign battle then suddenly it grind to a halt and window would shut down.
woah
# Jun 12 2008 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
well i see there have been a few changes. I wish i could play on my PC but for whatever reason the game crashes out everytime. Ive updated All my drivers and what not and it still dies. now im back to console version but this time on the Xbox 360.


only thing else id like to have seen them do for Monk would be increase the Double Attack rate a bit more especially if you use Footwork now.
Vista Break?
# Jun 11 2008 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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My GF is rather upset right now, she had a few problems with the initial update, fixed it with some driver updates, then there was a second, 5-file update, and that broke FFXI on her brand new shiny Vista box. It's a nice gaming rig, I made sure of that, 8 gigs Ram, a 512 V-card, etc. so hardware is more than capable.

Any one else have similiar issues?
dowland trouble
# Jun 11 2008 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
I'm still having trouble downloading this onto my PS2.

During the preparing part of the download it will only check 80% of the files before stopping. No error messages, it just stops.

Has anyone else had this problem yet?
storage increase.
# Jun 10 2008 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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HOLY JEBUS on the storage increase.

also, autosort ftw.

Edited, Jun 11th 2008 12:31am by alphamone
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achievements
# Jun 10 2008 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
what are they and how to get them
new
# Jun 10 2008 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
no error on xbox360 but how to get the new things at
NPC
# Jun 10 2008 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
What are the requirements to call your NPC in the past?
dnc merits
# Jun 10 2008 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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guess we still have to wait for dnc and sch merits? sheesh. ive been sitting on 6 merits waiting for this update lol guess i'll throw them on drg o.o
How long did this take?
# Jun 10 2008 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
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THIS TOOK ME 3 HOURS TO UPDATE!!!
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Spiderpalm, level 32 Undead Warlock of the server Lightbringer.
How long did this take?
# Jun 11 2008 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Took me 5 hours to be able to START downloading. then another 2 before it finished and installed.

Consider yourself lucky.
eliminating HQs
# Jun 09 2008 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
Eliminating HQ is a godsend.
Do you have any idea the kind of loss a Goldsmith takes when she/he HQs a Orihalcum ring?

Goes the same for raw material synths as well, their hq do no provide any benefits, A HQ synth of zinc ore and 3 copper ore is still 1 brass ingot. same goes for all hide -> leather synths.
@ dang time
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
"The "Moghancement: Fishing" effect has been removed from the following items:
Armor Box / Coffer / Chest / Cabinet / Commode / Armoire / Reliquary / Cartonnier / Porc. Flowerpot / Brass Flowerpot / Earthen Flowerpot / Ceramic Flowerpot / Wooden Flowerpot / Arcane Flowerpot / 9-Drawer Almirah / 6-Drawer Almirah / 3-Drawer Almirah / Credenza / Bahut / Gallipot"

@ freaking time they took Moghancement fishing effect off these.. I was getting sick of getting items that had no real value(except maybe the rusty bucket, 51 gil woohoo! What kind of expensive spells can I buy for my whm using that).
Chocobo whistle cost
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
Item
Chocobo Whistle
Before
50000
After
20000


I'm glad the cost of this sucker went down. I need a new one after being a stupid
$%@# & throwing my other 1 out >.<

Also, glad the recharge fee went down too.

I wonder if SE is trying to make things lower at cost so RMTs will finally get the hint that they can't mess w/ us. Oh well, wishful thinking.

Edited, Jun 9th 2008 10:52pm by Esperanti

Edited, Jun 9th 2008 10:52pm by Esperanti
maddddddd
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:14 PM Rating: Default
O.O it moved back up again!!!! & still going!!!


ugh, I hate this w8 time thing going up & down & up & down & up & down ..*pukes* when will it end?!?!?

Edited, Jun 9th 2008 10:25pm by Esperanti
lxion
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
; ; ; ; lxion no going to be a new summon suxs >.<
lxion
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
I know ; ; That sucks! I like him as much as I do Shiva, Leviathan, & Fenrir.
maddddddd
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
well ive been getting POL error for 4 hrs then it downloaded for an hr got to 2% then 16DAT had error so i had to start over and it took an entire hour to get to 10%.....this is going to take 10 f-ing hours to download...... and iver already waited 5....im so mad.....
maddddddd
# Jun 09 2008 at 6:14 PM Rating: Default
I don't blame yeah there. I think I mentinoed it in my last post that I'm experiencing a simlar problem.
3rd dl, & at 8:35hr w8 period, 5% dl.......

wtf?!?! the w8 period is jumping up down! keeps going between 8:37hr-8:41hr....

oh noooow it decides to move down some... sheesh, this is going to take forever.
Dang it!
# Jun 09 2008 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
Wtfsh! I'm still getting that !@#*ing #!@ POL-1160 error $(#% !!!! THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT FAIR!!! I WANNA PLAY THE NEW UPDATE!
merits
# Jun 09 2008 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
nice update but.... ummm sch, dnc.... merits can i have it please.

/sigh
new security measure?
# Jun 09 2008 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
Did any1 else get this when they tried entering their 2nd password?

It said something like "Entering the password will help increase security".. It was something like that.

Now I'm w8ing for the freaking download thing, again! Thought it already finished that when it said "Version Update Finished". Tried going to game & got that stupid error busy crap. wtf?
new gear!!!
# Jun 09 2008 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
NEW GEAR!!!!!!!!

http://www.bluegartrls.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34640

OH HOLY ****!!!
computer
# Jun 09 2008 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, i'm on a pc and it's the same issue. but..

NO MORE POL ERROR! YOU CAN NOW DOWNLOAD THE NEW UPDATE! HAPPY DLING!
grrr
# Jun 09 2008 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I am glad someone else is getting this frickin POL-1160. I have a ps2..anyone else or is it a PC issue too?
grrr
# Jun 09 2008 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
i'm on a pc and i was getting it.

however, i'm no longer getting that POL error and now it's downloading... Hopefully it wont be dling for 5 hours tho...
Figures...
# Jun 09 2008 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
The update is finally here and i can't even start to dl it!

Just like everyone else i'm getting the POL error.

Anyway, i wanna know what the new gear is and how much its going to be and the stats!!

I also wanna know how we can obtain the cooking ring!

AND HOLY CRAP! the updates to all the mog house items! i'm going to have like 300 more storage spaces now! I wonder how much all the items will go up in price now that all that space is on it.
Figures...
# Jun 09 2008 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Space caps out at 80, even if you have more. I've tried.
Fing POL
# Jun 09 2008 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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221 posts
LS member did some DAT mining and there's a lot of sweet gear & items. Can't wait to actually see them though.
Unfortunately not able to download the new update.

Quote:
Error Code: POL-1160
Network is busy or there are connection problems. Please try again later or verify that cables, networking devices, and network settings are properly configured.

D:image/ffxi/ROM/206/58.DAT

Anyone else getting errors?
Fing POL
# Jun 09 2008 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah the one time i was lucky enough to start the download process I got that error. The rest of the times are just Busy Server messages.

... lame
Fing POL
# Jun 09 2008 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah. I'm getting the same thing. :(
We're supposed to wait if we get that or something..
But, I don't wanna wait! :P
Update
# Jun 09 2008 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good

This update looks pretty cool,

They need to add abilities to Drg Wyverns or atleast let us change pet colour to black like in dyna >.<
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