February 21, 2006 Update Notes (FFXI)  

  • A new form of Conflict called "Brenner" is now available.

  • Some command messages have been changed due to the institution of Brenner. You may view command messages by typing /?.

  • Several new quests have been added, including a new battle against the avatars and an event unfolding over several Chains of Promathia areas.

  • Now when you talk to a guard about supply quests, the regions that you have already delivered supplies to will be marked with "(Done)." The quests are still repeatable if you have fulfilled the requirements for participation. However, changing your nationality will reset your progress record, and you will no longer be able to use regional teleportation. In order to utilize the teleportation service once again, you must receive and complete the supply quests from a guard in your new nation.

  • The chocobo fares in San d'Oria, Bastok, Windurst, Jeuno, and the crags of Holla, Dem, and Mea will drop more rapidly than before the version update.

  • An issue in which a Fellow NPC's TP would fall to 0 upon gaining a level has been corrected.

  • An issue in which a Fellow NPC would equip the same weapon after receiving a "Quarterstaff" or a "Holly Pole" has been corrected.

  • Certain Fellow NPC abilities have been strengthened.

  • The NPC Sagheera now has additional items available in exchange for ancient beastcoins.

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  • The new area "Dynamis - Tavnazia" is now available for exploration. You may enter Dynamis - Tavnazia with up to 18 people, but only after completing the areas Dynamis – Valkurm, Dynamis – Buburimu, and Dynamis – Qufim. Players can remain in the area for 15 minutes and will be unable to access support job abilities. However, players can extend the time allowed in the area and regain support job abilities by fulfilling certain conditions.
Once you have entered Dynamis – Tavnazia, you will be unable to enter any area of Dynamis for a period of 3 days (Earth time).

  • Players who have not installed the Rise of the Zilart or Chains of Promathia expansion discs, or who have not registered the expansion content, will be unable to enter Dynamis - Tavnazia.

New content added to Dynamis – Tavnazia:

  • The storyline for Dynamis–Buburimu, Dynamis–Valkurm, and Dynamis–Qufim is now complete.
  • Certain relics and damaged relic armor have been added that are only available in Dynamis–Tavnazia.

  • Ancient currency that players could earn in previously released Dynamis areas will also be available in Dynamis-Tavnazia.
  • Damaged relic armor can only be found in Dynamis–Valkurm, Dynamis–Buburimu, Dynamis–Qufim, and Dynamis-Tavnazia.

  • New routes have been added to the two areas of Limbus-Temenos and Apollyon. Certain requirements must be fulfilled in order to enter Temenos and Apollyon.

  • Certain wyrms' resistance against sleep has been increased. However, wyrms that appear in missions and story events will be unaffected by this change.

  • Depending on the number of charges remaining, the color of the charge display for enchanted and dispensing items will change in the following manner

  • Several new key items are available in exchange for guild points.

  • Woodworking
    • Boltmaker
  • Smithing/Goldsmithing
    • Chainwork
    • Sheeting
  • Clothcraft
    • Spinning
    • Fletching
  • Leathercraft
    • Tanning
  • Bonecraft
    • Filing
  • Alchemy
    • Trituration
    • Concoction

The following synthesis recipes have been adjusted:

  • Clothcraft
    • Yasha Sune-Ate
    • Field Tunica
    • Trader's Saio
  • Leathercraft
    • Raptor Helm
    • Wise Gloves
    • Seer's Pumps
  • Cooking
    • Dried Marjoram
    • Dried Mugwort
    • Carbonara
    • Bataquiche
    • Green Quiche
    • Windurst Taco

  • New synthesis recipes have been added.

  • An issue where the "shinobi hakama" could not be desynthesized with the weaving skill has been corrected.

The stack number for the following items has been increased from 12 to 99.

  • bronze bolt heads/ mythril bolt heads/ darksteel bolt heads/ stone arrowheads/ bone arrowheads/ iron arrowheads/ silver arrowheads/ fire arrowheads/ ice arrowheads/ lightning arrowheads/ blind bolt heads/ acid bolt heads/ holy bolt heads/ venom bolt heads/ bloody bolt heads/ sleep bolt heads/ beetle arrowheads/ horn arrowheads/ scorpion arrowheads/ demon arrowheads/ poison arrowheads/ sleep arrowheads/ karimata arrowheads/ fang arrowheads/ armored arrowheads/ gold arrowheads/ platinum arrowheads / chocobo fletchings/ Yagudo fletchings/ bird fletchings/ insect fletchings/ black chocobo fletchings/ giant bird fletchings

The following items have been added to the rewards available through the Vana'diel Adventurer Recruitment Program:

40 days after invitation:

  • Inviter
  • Hume gilet/ Hume top/ Elvaan gilet/ Elvaan top/ Tarutaru maillot/ Mithra top/ Galka gilet/ Hume trunks/ Hume shorts/ Elvaan trunks/ Elvaan shorts/ Tarutaru trunks/ Mithra shorts/ Galka trunks/ Tarutaru top/ Tarutaru shorts/ dream robe/ wooden katana/ pitchfork

100 days after invitation:

  • Inviter
  • Hume gilet +1/ Hume top +1/ Elvaan gilet +1/ Elvaan top +1/ Tarutaru Maillot +1/ Mithra top +1/ Galka gilet +1/ Tarutaru top +1/ Hume trunks +1/ Hume shorts +1/ Elvaan trunks +1/ Elvaan shorts +1/ Tarutaru trunks +1/ Mithra shorts +1/ Galka trunks +1/ Tarutaru shorts +1/ dream robe +1/ hardwood katana/ pitchfork +1

  • Invitee
  • Hume gilet/ Hume top/ Elvaan gilet/ Elvaan top/ Tarutaru maillot/ Mithra top/ Galka gilet/ Hume trunks/ Hume shorts/ Elvaan trunks/ Elvaan dhorts/ Tarutaru trunks/ Mithra shorts/ Galka trunks/ Tarutaru top/ Tarutaru shorts/ dream robe/ wooden katana/ pitchfork

  • The inviting party can also choose items from the 40-day list at the 100-day mark.
  • Characters cannot obtain items that specify another race or gender.
For further details on the Vana'diel Adventurer Recruitment Program (V.A.R.P.), please refer to the sites below.
  • The official FINAL FANTASY XI homepage
Click on the Vana'diel Adventurer Recruitment Program banner under the menu.
  • PlayOnline
  • Main Menu>Game>FINAL FANTASY XI>Compendium>Adventurer Recruitment

  • The special event item storage NPC will now accept the following additional items: dream robe, dream robe +1, and charm wand +1.

  • Please note that stored items will lose their signatures.

System-related The following functions have been added to the Diorama Abdhaljs-Ghelsba reservation system:

  • Any block of time up to 2 days after the reservation date can now be reserved.
  • It is now possible to set participation requirements when making a reservation.
  • By selecting the "Recruiting Members" option during the reservation process, prospective participants will now receive a page of the Ballista Redbook from Tillecoe.

  • In a previous update, damage taken during Conflict (PvP) by melee, ranged, and magic attacks was adjusted to an amount relatively lower than damage taken in regular battles with monsters. With this month's version update, damage taken by techniques that hit multiple times has been adjusted in the same manner. This modification applies to job traits and weapon skills that allow the player to land consecutive hits (e.g., Double Attack, Triple Attack, Rampage).

  • The distance detection for auto-attack will now function correctly for PCs who have been the target of "Provoke" in a Conflict match.

  • Menu shading has been adjusted.

  • The terms "Dynamis-Tavnazia" and "Abdhaljs Isle-Purgonorgo" have been added to the auto-translate function.

The following restrictions have been placed on delivering gil:

  • The maximum amount of money that can be sent at one time has now been set to 1 million gil.
  • Gil can now only be placed in one of the 8 delivery slots.

  • No restrictions apply to receiving gil.

  • A message describing the transaction will now be displayed when buying or selling items at a shop.

  • The message that is displayed when buying a stackable item in multiple amounts from a guild has been changed from "You buy (number) (item name) from the shop" to "You buy (number) (item name) from the guild."

Other Content

  • Further adjustments were made to compensate for the inconsistency in fishing difficulty experienced by different clients.

  • In the case where a fish registered for Fish Ranking didn't make the cutoff point, or was pushed out of the ranking by another registered fish, the NPC Chenon would respond to registration enquiries with "You currently have no entries registered for Fish Ranking." This issue has now been corrected.

Windows Version

  • A "Pattern D" has been added to the FINAL FANTASY XI Gamepad Config program.

  • FINAL FANTASY XI is now compatible with Intel Viiv technology. When using the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system, it is possible to start FINAL FANTASY XI from the shortcut located in the "More Programs" menu.

  • This does not guarantee that FINAL FANTASY XI will run on a Windows PC installed with Intel Viiv technology.

Xbox 360 Beta

  • The user interface has been increased in scale for HDTV displays.

  • It is now possible to enter numbers from the numeric keypad when using a USB keyboard.

  • The scheduled recipe change for "Tavnazian tacos" mentioned in the February 2nd, 2006 Topics (FINAL FANTASY XI official homepage) will now take place in a later version update.

The following changes have been made to Brenner:

  • You can now speak to a Pursuivant in Bastok, San d'Oria, or Windurst to participate in an official match. However, you must have heard the Brenner explanation from the NPC Afdeen in Upper Jeuno at least once.

You can now earn points in the following ways:

  • Your team lights a Flammen-Brenner: 1 point
  • You seize a Flamme from the opposing team: 2 points
  • Your team successfully defends its Flamme for a set duration after achieving Complete status: 1 point

The Flammen-Brenner will now recover from damage under the following conditions:

  • The Flammen-Brenner will gradually recover after not receiving damage for a certain amount of time.
  • By activating the new option "Repair by Petra," any Flammen-Brenner near a Petra-holding player who is not on the opposing side will absorb that player's Petra and use it to recover damage. However, there is a limit to the number of times this ability can be used.

Posten behavior has been altered in the following ways:

  • Posten will no longer attack targets that are under the effect of “Sleep” or “Bind.”
  • Some of the spells used by Posten have been changed.
  • Now you can alter the KO penalty under "current settings." The penalty before this update was equivalent to what is now the "level 1" setting, although the conditions under which the penalty is incurred have been slightly altered.
  • The prerequisites for achieving Complete status in an official match can no longer be changed.
  • After altering certain rules in an official match, the changes will be announced to everyone in the area.
  • In the event of a called game 10 minutes or less into an official match, the losing team will now earn a reduced number of experience points.
  • Some of the temporary items earned by "quarry" have been changed.

Basic Rules

  • Brenner is a competition played by two teams of 1 to 72 players each. The goal of Brenner is to light all of your side's Flammen-Brenner (flame burners) and then protect the Flamme (flames) for a set amount of time.

  • At the start of a match, only half of each side's Flammen-Brenner will be lit. You must seize the Flamme from the opposing side to light all of your team's Flammen-Brenner. However, each Flammen-Brenner has an HP value, and will only expose its Flamme after taking a certain amount of damage. Your goal is to protect your side's Flammen-Brenner while attempting to seize your opponent's Flamme.

  • You can speak to the NPC "Afdeen" in Upper Jeuno for an explanation of Brenner at any time.

How to Participate

  • Brenner is played in the area "Abdhaljs Isle-Purgonorgo." You can apply for an official match, reserve the Isle, or travel to the Isle by speaking to the NPC "Afdeen" in Upper Jeuno. You can speak to a Herald at the Isle to manage entries or set match rules.
You do not need a license to participate in Brenner or to make a reservation, and there are no rank or nationality requirements.

  • Players who have not installed the Chains of Promathia expansion disc, or who have not registered the expansion content, will be unable to enter Abdhaljs Isle-Purgonorgo.

Types of Matches

  • There are two types of Brenner matches: official and private.
  • Official matches are held periodically according to schedule, while private matches are held by reservation. Private matches are further divided into regular matches and LS Liga (matches that pit linkshell groups against each other). Reservations for a private match can be made for any free time block up to two days (Earth time) before the match.

Official Matches

  • To participate in an official match, you must first speak to the NPC "Afdeen" in Upper Jeuno and travel to Abdhaljs Isle-Purgonorgo. No item or fee is required. However, you will not be allowed on the Isle if your job level does not meet the minimum requirement (level 75 in the case of "no restriction").

  • To enter, you must speak to a Herald after reaching the Isle and pay the participation fee. A participation fee will be collected for every match, so if you wish to participate in all three matches in an official session, you must pay a total of three fees.

Participation fee per match:

  • Level 30: 300 gil
  • Level 40: 400 gil
  • Level 50: 500 gil
  • Level 60: 600 gil
  • No restriction: 750 gil

  • The participation fee will be refunded if you cancel your entry before the match begins and speak to a Herald.

  • Official matches are held every week (Earth time) according to the following schedule. You can view a more detailed schedule by speaking to the NPC "Afdeen."

Official Match Schedule

  • All times are noted in PST. Please understand that these times will require adjustment during Daylight Saving Time.

  • Match Proceedings
    • (In this case, the time block is for 1:00-3:00.)

  • 1:00-1:09 Match 1 entry period
  • 1:09-1:10 Match 1 briefing (1 minute)
  • 1:10-1:30 Match 1 (about 20 minutes, depending on the number of matches in the session)

  • 1:35-1:39 Match 2 entry period
  • 1:39-1:40 Match 2 briefing (1 minute)
  • 1:40-2:10 Match 2 (about 30 minutes, depending on the number of matches in the session)

  • 2:15-2:19 Match 3 entry period
  • 2:19-2:20 Match 3 briefing (1 minute)
  • 2:20-2:50 Match 3 (about 30 minutes, depending on the number of matches in the session)

  • Players who have entered the match can change certain rules by speaking to a Herald. Rules can be changed only once per session for a fee of 300 gil.

  • After an official match is over, participants can receive experience points. However, if a player changes areas or contributes very little during the match, he or she may not receive any experience points.

Private Matches

  • Conventional Match Proceedings
    • Private match reservations can be made for any unreserved block up to two Earth days in advance. Same-day reservations can also be made, as long as the Isle is not occupied or reserved by another group.
  • All Brenner reservation procedures are managed by the NPC "Afdeen" in Upper Jeuno. If you make a reservation in advance, you will receive a "Brenner Bluebook." If you make a same-day reservation, you will receive a "Brenner Blackbook." The Brenner Bluebook and Brenner Blackbook cost 500 gil each.
  • Using the Brenner Bluebook or Brenner Blackbook as an item will allow you to obtain a "Bluebook page" or a "Blackbook page." In turn, using a page will create more pages. Trade the pages to prospective participants so that they can also travel to the Isle.
  • When the reservation comment is set to "Recruiting Members," prospective participants can receive a Bluebook page simply by speaking to Afdeen.
  • Private match participants can travel to the Isle by trading a Brenner Bluebook, Brenner Blackbook, Bluebook page, or Blackbook page to Afdeen.
  • A fee corresponding to the session's level restriction will be incurred at the time of transportation.

Transportation Fees (collected once per session):

  • Level 10: 100 gil
  • Level 20: 200 gil
  • Level 30: 300 gil
  • Level 40: 400 gil
  • Level 50: 500 gil
  • Level 60: 600 gil
  • No restriction: 750 gil

  • After reaching the Isle, players can enter the match by trading a rulebook or page to the Herald. A participation fee is not required when entering a private match. Also, the player who trades a Brenner Bluebook or Brenner Blackbook to the Herald will become the MC (Master of Ceremonies) and can change match rules.

LS Liga

  • LS Liga is a type of Brenner competition played among linkshell members. Players can apply for participation in an LS Liga match by speaking to the Marshal standing next to Afdeen in Upper Jeuno. A fee of 3,000 gil will be collected from each participating linkshell's leader upon application.

  • You can find more detailed information about LS Liga by speaking to the Marshal in Upper Jeuno.

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