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Details for the Version Update

The highly anticipated version update for Treasures of Aht Urhgan is here at last! All of the exciting new content you've seen on the Play Online site, plus a host of other changes and additions can be viewed in detail here.

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360 problems
# Apr 19 2006 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
when i log on FFXI with my 360 i get an error saying "valid content id not found" anyone know what this means??
RE: 360 problems
# Apr 19 2006 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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i get the same problem >.< can't find any info online about this yet. it's really pissing me off that they convieniently wait till they close customer service to launch this XD

if i find a fix i'll let you know. I've checked my content IDs through the top-page and they are there and everything is registered. not sure what's going on ;_;
Warrior
# Apr 19 2006 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
Can anyone confirm WAR being able to throw axes as an ability since the update? Any info will be appreciated. Also if u have a link send it to: [email protected]

Edited, Wed Apr 19 17:08:52 2006
RE: Warrior
# Apr 19 2006 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone confirm WAR being able to throw axes as an ability since the update?


If you'd read the patch release notes, which are linked to in the article you've posted a reply to, you'd find that there was no mention of WARs gaining any 'Axe Throw' abilities. So, obviously, they haven't put it in. The FF Dev team only said they were "considering" it, not that it was a definate addition. They may add it in a future update, or they may end up canning the idea all-together.

Edited, Wed Apr 19 21:15:12 2006
direct3d
# Apr 19 2006 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, is anyone else having this problem, or know how to fix it?
Before the update, everything ran perfectly fine on my machine. Now, whenever I try to log into FFXI from POL, I get the error message "could not initialize Direct3D"
I looked at their lame Q&A section and tried all the solutions for this problem but to no avail.
I do NOT need a new graphics card. All my drivers and everything are up to date. Everything worked gorgeously until the update.
I emailed tech support but they are taking forever to get back to me.
Any ideas?
Thanks
RE: direct3d
# Apr 19 2006 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
wow my job lvls there are severely outdated lol.
RE: direct3d
# Apr 19 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
Have you updated Direct X? Just a though not good with computers.
RE: direct3d
# Apr 19 2006 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
yes i have, everything is updated as of yesterday and in working order.
RE: direct3d
# Apr 20 2006 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
Good Luck then.
THF Nerf
# Apr 19 2006 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Thief got nerfed BOOOO! The new TP changes give THF Slow +10% and Subtle Blow -4. Monk and Ninja were barely scratched, and Warrior gets a slight increase in TP gain. Way to balance the jobs SE.
new expansion
# Apr 19 2006 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
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I got getting mine @ EBgames store. Just 15mins away or so. I'm happy to see blue mage.
Nooooo!!!!
# Apr 19 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
Grr! None anywhere in my city yet. I can't get a copy until thursday or more likely friday. Even then it is only if i am lucky and move fast enough. If I don't it could be a weak before i get mine. /sigh... more waiting for this kitty....

Edited, Wed Apr 19 12:33:15 2006
RE: Nooooo!!!!
# Apr 20 2006 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
ya its not in mine either, it sucks
RE: Nooooo!!!!
# Apr 20 2006 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
I called the EB Games store about 4 days ago, but was too busy with work to go into the store to reserve a copy. Went to the store yesterday in hopes of getting a copy. I waited 3 hours just for them to tell me that there aren't enough copies. Can't really blame em. I had to go online and order one for overnight delivery. Should be here friday... I can't wait.
RE: Nooooo!!!!
# Apr 20 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!! My sister (a fellow gamer just not for FFXI) is going to the EBgames here in the city to get the last one copy at any EBgames in the city. Look out new jobs here I come.
!!!!!!
# Apr 19 2006 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
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EVERYONE! TYPE /bmap INGAME! :O
RE: !!!!!!
# Apr 19 2006 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
Yea, you can do the same thing if you check the conquest via menu, you'll get the choice between conquest or besieged.
NM claiming
# Apr 18 2006 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
anyone happen to notice the thing with NM? to me it looks like if you get hate from a monster you have not claimed, it turns to you and you end up claiming it. that doesnt sound right so if anyone could clear this up for me i'd appreciate it
RE: NM claiming
# Apr 18 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
No, what they're saying, is there have been cases where a monster was attacking a player. Then another player comes in and claims the monster (dia, provoke, steal, etc.) and this action doesn't generate enough hate to claim the monster.

Then the player being attacked cannot attack back and the player who did claim the monster has the option of leaving you like that. Therefore the player being attacked could never fight back against their assaultant.

That was the problem in the past version, which they now say is fixed.
RE: NM claiming
# Apr 18 2006 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Then another player comes in and claims the monster and this action doesn't generate enough hate to claim the monster.

To the point, though confusingly said. {/laugh}

- Person A is attacked by Mob.
- Person B uses Provoke on Mob.
- Person B does not generate enough hate for the Mob to start attacking him, so Mob is not claimed by person B. (Person A can still attack it and claim Mob.)

- Person B continues attacking Mob until it turns away from Person A and begins attacking Person B. At this point Mob is claimed by Person B and Person A cannot attack it.

It resolves the issue of a person being attacked by a claimed mob and left unable to fight back...




However, this prompts a question... does it claim on whoever has the most hate? Would a PLer suddenly get claim on a monster, or would a party be unable to HOLD a claim on it if the PLer had hate?
RE: NM claiming
# Apr 18 2006 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
as long as the Pler dont ingege the pt is kool lol
RE: NM claiming
# Apr 18 2006 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
I tested this. There was a suicider in the plains and I casted Cure III on him. The monster promptly began attacking me, but it stayed claimed by the suicider. So, no parties won't lose a claim to a PLer.
Job Updates
# Apr 18 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
I was under the impression that there would be more updates to jobs (rather than just PLD, RNG, and WHM). Are they waiting for a later date to update the others?
RE: Job Updates
# Apr 18 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Probably. Don't forget, they're adding in three new entire jobs with all sorts of new abilities, not to mention all the new enemies, quests, and items, all of which may need to be balanced and tweaked. I'd imagine that the last thing they want to do now is make major changes to just about every other job in the game *all at once,* right on top of all the new stuff.

So I'm guessing they'll probably add in the other job changes a few at a time in future updates, wait and see how things are working, then add in a few more for the next update and so on. Or maybe they'll surprise us and just add them all at once for the next update ^^; Either way, it's something to look forward to!

~Eiadh
Take Care
# Apr 18 2006 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Regarding windower specifically:
They may have broken version 3.21, but 3.2 works in the meantime. None of the specialized functions like TP work, but at least you can play in a window again, although it does cause some seriously lage for everything else running. Download it here
http://nullvector.com/files/windower-3.2.zip
while they work on an updated version.


Hmmm... Although he may be offering a working and older version of Windower, I wouldn't download it YET since it's not a direct link from Windower's main page. Cliff did mentioned to only download from its main page and not anywhere else to avoid spyware/trojans etc.

I wouldn't mind playin in full screen mode until I get the actually link from the main page. I wouldn't wan to risk having any "extra" stuff that comes along with the above version that may cost me my character... Just a harmless reminder though
RE: Take Care
# Apr 18 2006 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
Reports comming in from the archbell forums say the windowers downloaded from other sites instead of the main one have keyloggers added into them.

Whew....Sorry for the lack of puncuation marks. >.>;
its the 18th. where is toau?
# Apr 18 2006 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
Ok today is the 18th the most awaited day for therelease of toau. I work at EB games. We got both shipments in NO TOAU????? is this some sort of joke??
RE: its the 18th. where is toau?
# Apr 18 2006 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
hmm i don't know about you, but my district is same-daying FFXI for all systems, so it wont come through UPS, but brought straight to store by my DM. might wanna call your store manager or DM about it.
RE: its the 18th. where is toau?
# Apr 18 2006 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Ships the 18th. Received in stores the 19th. Yeah I went all over town for my lunchbreak and all the stores said this to me.

Some major confusion that should of been cleared up.
Re: Windower
# Apr 18 2006 at 7:03 AM Rating: Default
Regarding windower specifically:
They may have broken version 3.21, but 3.2 works in the meantime. None of the specialized functions like TP work, but at least you can play in a window again, although it does cause some seriously lage for everything else running. Download it here
http://nullvector.com/files/windower-3.2.zip
while they work on an updated version.
RE: Re: Windower
# Apr 18 2006 at 8:25 AM Rating: Default
windower is 3rd party software and should not be used.


but thanks for the info, so I can download a working version, lol (^_^)
A few quickly discovered bugs
# Apr 18 2006 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
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"i can imagine ten's of thousands of gamers like me all bundled up in my warm blanket cursing at the viewer".



Lol Anir<------Texas 95 degrees. No warm blanket for me. But needless to say, I couldn't wait to get back on as well /smile.



World Wide Implementation
# Apr 18 2006 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
7:00am EST
>.< been trying to update for an hour now. still busy server. its cool to have a simulataneous release for the game.. but it just makes my morning boring constantly trying to 'retry' after POL 1160... i can imagine ten's of thousands of gamers like me all bundled up in my warm blanket cursing at the viewer..
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updated -- 2hrs later..
started around 7:00am est for update and now its 9:40am.. still. POL-1160. anyone else having issues... or do i just have bad luck
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updated 10:00am
after seeing the POL chat help was out cuz i'm in EST not PST.. i went to UK web chat which was .. er.. not so very helpful... but at least i got to talk to someone.
You have been connected to SEL Agent Reinal
/wait 60 /wait 60 /wait 60
Cleare: hello?
Cleare: hello?
SEL Agent Reinaldo: sorry How can I help you
Cleare: i keep on getting POL-1160.. almost 3 hours now
SEL Agent Reinaldo: opk
Cleare: i was wondering if this is a common problem today.. maybe i have a software problem... /wait 60 /wait 60 /wait 60
Cleare: should i end session and wait again.. to see if i can find a more helpful person..?
SEL Agent Reinaldo: Nio that is probably related to today's update
Cleare: isn't there another update in 4 hours as well?
SEL Agent Reinaldo: I'm checking
SEL Agent Reinaldo: there is a emmergency maintenance running now which could cause problems;
SEL Agent Reinaldo: I'm checking on my database if I have more information, bear with me
SEL Agent Reinaldo: ok is that a new problem for you, I mean did it just started today ?
Cleare: thats ok i have work in two hours. i would just tell people there is emergency maintenance underway so problems are anticipated until further notice.


Edited, Tue Apr 18 09:06:19 2006
RE: World Wide Implementation
# Apr 18 2006 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
I did mine last night. I reserved my copy last week. The official site said the 18th, but the store said th 19th! Ack! ...then i remembered. Japan time verses Us time.
So much for a even chance. :P
RE: World Wide Implementation
# Apr 18 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a heads up that the TOAU content is not being Unlocked until Tomorrow Afternoon.

PoL source

Happy Hunting, I have a Feeling Alot of people will be 'Sick' Thursday :p
A few quickly-discovered bugs
# Apr 18 2006 at 4:13 AM Rating: Default
First one I noticed was that HP healing is not accumulative: I have healing HP+8 in my gear and I was healing 18hp every tick when I took my 72 Monk to skill Guarding in Crawler's Nest... 1700hp, ouch! Second (this one is laughable) was a fella shouting for help on how to call a GM because his Galka NPC turned into a Hume when it gained a level. I called out my Taru NPC who was set to level up soon and lo and behold, he became a Hume when he hit lv32. Third was an LS mate who said Stoneskin's durability had become incredibly weak, barely lasting through a too weak goblin when it should last through 3-4 of them. GM Chandrok informed me that these issues are known by now, so look for another maintenance period soon. Last is unfortunately not a bug that will be fixed. The first thing I did when I logged in was hit alt+tab to check out my browser and got kicked out for losing fullscreen for the first time in ages... they done broke the Windower with this update, /cry... Sure it will block the bad guys from botting, but they'll find a way around it. Windower will return again someday.... right?
RE: A few quickly-discovered bugs
# Apr 18 2006 at 4:17 AM Rating: Default
i sure hope they fix it soon.

(mind you i do play in a non full screen sized window so shouldnt, in theory, affect me too much..)
RE: A few quickly-discovered bugs
# Apr 18 2006 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
They are fixing the NPC and HP healing problem today.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/polnews/news7380.shtml
Tweaks
# Apr 18 2006 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Congratulations.

Paladins now have Auto-Refresh. I'll be willing to bet it's a level 50 ability.
RE: Tweaks
# Apr 18 2006 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Eagerly looking forward to this...
RE: Tweaks
# Apr 18 2006 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, it should resolve a lot of the issues about PLD having too little MP... especially the Galka ones. An LS of mine was going to start leveling PLD but his low MP pool turned him off to it. Maybe this will help convince him?

Aditionally, they increased the effectiveness of shields, as well as giving the PLD a TP-gain ability when a successful block is gotten. Combine this with a SAM sub, and you've got one mad hate-taking machine.
RE: Tweaks
# Apr 18 2006 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
If you go to the details the said PLD will be getting an Auto Refresh much like a SMN tho i believe it'll be much later level.
But we'll See
RE: Tweaks
# Apr 18 2006 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I would hope that it would be a progressive Refresh as the levels go up, but at lvl 67, I am happy to get whatever I can get.

This will allow me to get the full benifit of the melee songs a Bard uses in battle, instead of having to rely solely on the refresh ballads.

Then again, auto-refresh + Rdm refresh + Brd ballads = Mad MP Pool
RE: Tweaks
# Apr 19 2006 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
I know you get Auto-Refresh somewhere between 28 and 50
Because My Tarutaru is a 28 PLD without and my Girlfriends level 50 PLD has it.


EDIT: I read that it's actually aquired at 35

Edited, Wed Apr 19 17:02:10 2006
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