March 8, 2007 Update Notes (FFXI)  

  • New Aht Urhgan missions have been added.

The following changes have been made to Besieged:

  • Level 7 Besieged has now been released. Accordingly, the maximum value for enemy forces has increased to 170.

  • New Notorious Monsters and Level 7 units comprised of new creatures will now appear during Besieged.

  • The variety of temporary items distributed at the beginning of every Besieged has been expanded. The availability of these items will depend on which NPCs have been taken captive and the overall condition of the Imperial defense.

  • The Serpent Generals have each received unique new combat abilities to use during Besieged.

The following changes have been made to the Chocobo Hot and Cold Game:

  • There are now new chocograph areas available in which to play the Chocobo Hot and Cold Game.
  • To obtain the new chocographs, players must first succeed a number of times in discovering treasure in the existing areas.
  • Players will find the number of times they can dig in the new chocograph areas will be less than existing areas.
  • When digging with a tired chocobo in a location where treasure is buried, there is a chance that you will “hit the jackpot.” If this happens, it will be possible to discover the treasure chest in your next digging attempt.
  • After “hitting the jackpot,” the subsequent digging attempt does not count towards the maximum number allowed.
  • Items obtainable in the prairie chocograph and bush chocograph areas have been adjusted.
  • Your chocobo’s general digging ability will now be improved when successfully discovering treasure.
  • The amount the ability improves varies with the chocograph area.
  • The exact value of the ability increase will not be displayed.

  • The new mercenary rank “Chief Sergeant” is now attainable.
  • Players with the rank of Chief Sergeant will have access to new items in exchange for Imperial Standing credits.

The following changes have been made to Assault:

  • Five new Assault missions have been added for players with the rank of Chief Sergeant.
  • The new Assault area “Nyzul Isle” has been released.
  • A reception counter for Nyzul Isle Assault missions has been opened within the Commissions Agency in Aht Urhgan Whitegate.

Mission Flow

1. Sign up at the Commissions Agency as you would for a normal Assault mission, then enter the Assault area from the Nyzul Isle staging point.

  • Players cannot impose a level restriction on Nyzul Isle Assault missions.
  • Players do not earn Assault Points for missions completed within the Nyzul Isle Assault area

2. The Nyzul Isle Assault area will be randomly generated as a series of "floors" every time you begin a mission. After entering the area, you will be required to use the Rune of Transfer to select a floor.

3. After being transported to the destination floor, your mission objective will be relayed to you through the Rune of Transfer.

4. After completing the mission objective for a particular floor, the Rune of Transfer will be activated. You will then have the choice to proceed to the next floor, or end the mission and exit the Assault area.

  • Your mission will be considered a success when you exit the Assault area in this manner. At this point, you will be able to record the number of “tokens” (the equivalent of Assault Points for Nyzul Isle) you are entitled to, as well as the highest floor you have reached.
  • Only the person who operates the Rune of Transfer on the starting floor will receive the recorded floor data.
  • All participants will obtain tokens from a successful mission.

Recording Progress

  • When using the Rune of Transfer to exit the Nyzul Isle Assault area, it is possible to record the data of the highest floor you have reached (in blocks of 5 floors). Once this data has been recorded, you will be able to start again from this point.
  • The player with command of the mission must decide whether it is possible to record a new highest floor within the time remaining, or choose to exit the area and collect the spoils for a successful mission. Players that are forced to leave the Assault area due to an expired time limit, or leave the area using other transportation magic will not be eligible to record floor data or receive tokens.
  • Starting from a recorded floor will require the use of "tokens" obtained within the Nyzul Isle Assault area. The further you progress, the more tokens you will need to begin the next block of floors.

  • A new mini game called “Venture Roll” is now playable on “Game Tables” found in the areas listed below. Two to four people can play Venture Roll, with the winner walking away with the combined participation fee.

  • The participation fee varies from 300 gil to 10,000 gil, depending on the area.

  • The NPC that extends Mog Locker leases will now accept more than one Imperial bronze piece at a time.

  • New quests have been added to the Treasures of Aht Urhgan areas.

The following quest changes have been made:

  • A new level requirement has been added to the quest “An Explorer's Footsteps,” and the once-a-day offer restriction has been removed.

  • Supply quests can now be undertaken only once a day (Earth time).
  • Players must wait until 0:00 JST before attempting to retake the quest.

  • It is now possible to check which item was first traded to the NPC in the quest “In the Name of Science.”

  • A Chocobo Racing Association NPC has been placed in each of the three main nations.

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