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#1 Sep 24 2012 at 10:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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- Meeble Borrows —all new dungeon content—has been added to the game.
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Meeble Burrows is all-new dungeon content in which intrepid players sneak into underground caves and participate in various research expeditions, delving ever farther until they best the dreadful beasts in the far recesses of the caverns.

* The Wings of the Goddess expansion is required to venture into Meeble Burrows.

Eligibility

- Parties must be comprised of between three and six players.
- There is no level restriction.
- There is a time limit of fifteen minutes.

Preparing for your trek

Speak to the Burrow Investigator located in Upper Jeuno (I-8) to receive a grimoire and head to Sauromugue Champaign (J-7), where the Burrow Researcher is waiting for you to trade your grimoire to him. In exchange, he will provide you with a Moblin pheromone sack key item.

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* The Burrow Investigator has been imbued with the power to send you directly to Sauromugue Champaign (J-7).


Grimoires

- A grimoire is needed to select a research expedition in Meeble Burrows.
- Your deeds of valor—as well as any special bonuses conferred upon you—will be inscribed on the grimoire’s dusty parchment.
- Your grimoire may be used multiple times, but when you embark upon courses to battle the most lurid of fiends, you will have to turn it in, rendering it unusable.
- Grimoires may be purchased from the Burrow Investigator or Burrow Researcher with either gil or research marks, a special type of currency acquired in Meeble Burrows.


Moblin pheromone sack

Preliminary research suggests that the Meebles have exceptionally poor vision, so all an explorer needs to do is fool their olfactory senses. This is where moblin pheromone sacks come in!

- Moblin pheromone sacks are lost when entering Meeble Burrows.
- Each party member must possess this item to enter.
- Players may only have one sack in their inventory, but the Burrow Investigator/Burrow Researcher will hold up to four for you, making for a total stock of five.
- One sack of Moblin pheromones will be added to your stock every twenty hours (Earth time).

Commencing a Research Expedition

1. Trade your grimoire to the Burrow Researcher NPC in Sauromugue Champaign (J-7) and have the party leader select the desired research expedition.
2. Speaking to Vrednev, a Meeble located outside the burrows, will commence the expedition and enable you to enter.

Achieving Goals

- Exploring Meeble Burrows is not about wiping out everything in sight. Instead, each expedition contains a series of three goals to achieve.
- Clearing an expedition involves achieving at least one of the pre-established goals.
- Of course, more goals completed means better rewards, so don’t slack off just because you’ve gone partway!

* Even if you have fulfilled the conditions for a particular goal, you will not be considered to have cleared it until you use the specially-provided escape item to leave the depths of the burrows.
* The Speleological Handbook located within the burrows provides spelunkers with a wealth of information, including the research tasks at hand and boons given by grimoires.

Completing an expedition

- After completing an expedition, players will receive a Terminus Whistle: a temporary item that teleports the party to the entrance.
- The dangers of the Meeble Burrows are many, so explorers setting foot inside will receive a Hiatus Whistle, a temporary item that whisks them to the entrance with one sharp call. Take heed, for this will end your current expedition!
-After escaping via the Terminus Whistle, talk to the Burrow Researcher once more. He will confirm that you have completed the assigned tasks, and record the details thereof.

The Burrow Researcher has multiple tasks to offer able adventurers, and completion of one may open up other, more taxing expeditions. In addition, successfully completing goals will add a variety of boons to the player’s grimoire.


Rewards

Inquests into the burrows allow for more than just insight into Meeble society, offering players the opportunity to accrue a special currency known as “research marks.” These research marks represent the goodwill one has earned with the Meeble Burrows Exploration Committee, and can be exchanged to purchase items or grimoires from the Burrow Investigator and Burrow Researcher.



- The following adjustment has been made to the Grounds of Valor:

- Objectives have been adjusted for the following individual training regime:
- Toraimorai Canal: Page 4

- [dev1136] Certain existing super kupowers will be replaced by new ones.

Thrifty Transit - Outpost teleport sites will operate free of charge!

Martial Master - As an added Signet effect, battle skills will increase more rapidly!

Blood of the Vampyr - The effect of Signet will be boosted with the abilities of Regeneration and Refresh!

Treasure Hound - Signet will grant you the Gilfinder and Treasure Hunter abilities!

Artisan's Advantage - The chances of losing ingredients due to failed synthesis will be significantly lowered!

Swift Shoes - Adventurers who are fully rested and healed will temporarily be able to run with great speed!

Ease of Exploration - A teleport service connecting the towns of Mhaura and Selbina to the three nations will appear!

Myriad Mystery Boxes - Treasure Caskets will appear more frequently around the three nations!

Dilatory Digestion - Food effects will last twice as long!

Boundary Buster - The amount of Conquest Points received from defeating enemies will be doubled!

Bountiful Bazaar - All regional merchants in each of the three nations will be open for business!

- The following change has been made to fellow bonds.

- Actions that strengthen the bonds between you and your fellow will now do so at an even greater rate.


Battle-related

- Recast times for summoning magic have been reduced to five seconds.

*Odin and Alexander will be unaffected by this change.

- Blood Pact: Ward abilities will no longer be interrupted if the monster you are targetting is defeated.

- Enfeebling magic resistance for the following monsters has been adjusted:

Nergal / Bata / Aeshma / Thalesek / Pyrrha / Arch-Omega / Arch-Ultema / Odin (Odin's Chamber II)



Item-related

- New items have been introduced.

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- New synthesis recipes have been added.

- Icons for the following items have been adjusted:

Lungo-Nango Jadeshell / Rimilala Stripeshell / Montiont Silverpiece / Ranperre Goldpiece / 100 Byne Bill / 10,000 Byne Bill

- [dev1123] The following items are now storable with the Moogle Porter service:

Moogle Storage Slip 11:

Marine Gilet / Marine Boxers / Marine Top / Marine Shorts / Woodsy Gilet / Woodsy Boxers / Woodsy Top / Woodsy Shorts / Creek Maillot / Creek Boxers / Creek Top / Creek Shorts / River Top / River Shorts / Dune Gilet / Dune Boxers / Marine Gilet +1 / Marine Boxers +1 / Marine Top +1 / Marine Shorts +1 / Woodsy Gilet +1 / Woodsy Boxers +1 / Woodsy Top +1 / Woodsy Shorts +1 / Creek Maillot +1 / Creek Boxers +1 / Creek Top +1 / Creek Shorts +1 / River Top +1 / River Shorts +1 / Dune Gilet +1 / Dune Boxers +1



System-related

- [dev1127] PC Collision Adjustments

- PCs who have not moved for thirty seconds or more are no longer subject to unit collision.
- PCs who have been healing or sitting for thirty seconds or more are no longer subject to unit collision.

- The Seekers of Adoulin expansion logo has been added to the start screen.
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Resolved Issues

- The following issues have been corrected:

- An issue with Trial of the Magians wherein skillchains performed with pets did not count towards trial objectives requiring one's pet to strike the final blow.

- An issue wherein the Paladin ability Fealty and the Blood Pact Perfect Defense would not block status ailments if the player's elemental resistance value dropped below zero.

- An issue wherein the Abyssea-Uleguerand monster Isgebind was completely resistant to paralysis effects.

- An issue in Promyvion wherein the items dropped by ice and water Empty-type monsters were reversed.

- An issue wherein player shadows would display improperly when using the Ark Scythe weapon's costume feature.

Known Issues

- [Xbox 360 only] Returning to the PlayOnline menu or shutting down will occasionally cause the game to freeze.

- The Elvaan female parry animation may not display properly.

- Immunobreak will have no effect on the Meeble Burrows monster Lacquered Mimic.


http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/27457-September-25-2012-%28JST%29-Version-Update


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- The Elvaan female parry animation may not display properly.


This is unacceptable! The perfection that is the Elvaan Female must never be sullied!

I'm curious what sort of things we'll be having to accomplish in Meeble Burrows and how the rewards will stack up with other events. It looks like the love child of Assault and Maze Mongers.
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I'm curious what sort of things we'll be having to accomplish in Meeble Burrows and how the rewards will stack up with other events. It looks like the love child of Assault and Maze Mongers.


It looks as though nearly everything has already been thoroughly figured out and posted on the Meeble Burrows BGwiki page.

The objectives seem to be pretty straightforward; not quite as varied as some Assault objectives, but eh.
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#4 Sep 24 2012 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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My update isn't even getting past 0%, yeesh.

Have to do it another day I guess...
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#5 Sep 24 2012 at 3:56 PM Rating: Good
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for those that can't get it:

Here's the patch

Use common sense on that, yadda yadda. He's pulling your leg about viruses but I'd virus scan something like that anyway b/c I don't know where it's been..
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The rewards only really come from the NM burrows. The point rewards are pretty much trash as are most of the NM drops. There are a handful of interesting items but otherwise there isn't much reason to do this event, especially as it forces you to play every day with a static to build sets for the NMs.
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I'm not sure about Meeble Burrows, I think this may fall flat straight out of the gate, but I also could be quite wrong. When you put something out like Abbyssea, with tons of rewards and enough time sinks to suck 90% of player time, following it up with niche events that have little to offer as rewards and are essentially reboots (of course there's variation) of old content, I dont think you really thought your clever plan through.

The moles are cute though!

When are we going to be able to play as monsters!?? I've often wanted to just dat swat all the race models with Beastmen equivalents, where is my deliverance??

Excuse my lack of searchiness, but we still have the Outlands-Treasure casket Kupo Power, right? In other threads they said it would still remain, but I don't see it listed...

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Treasure Caskets will appear more frequently around the three nations!


That is whole reason the word 'Outlands' made sense, they aren't 'near' the three nations. Can anyone clarify?
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also with the update; Someone tripped over the cable AGAIN..

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NOC_NA wrote:
Recovery from All Worlds Technical Difficulties (Sep. 24)

During the following time period, players may have experienced technical difficulties with FINAL FANTASY XI. We are pleased to announce that the issue has been addressed.

We began investigating the issue when it first occurred on September 24th, 2012 around 08:16 PDT and discovered a problem with the version updater. As a result players were unable to perform a version update or access the game between 08:50 and 09:30 PDT. The issue has been resolved through maintenance performed at 09:30 PDT.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

[Date & Time]
Sep. 24, 2012 from 08:16 to 12:00 (PDT)

[Details]
Players were unable to access FINAL FANTASY XI Players were unable to perform version update on FINAL FANTASY XI

[Cause]
Damage to network devices

[Affected Service]
- FINAL FANTASY XI


I'd say whoops but if you're still cussing, look into the unofficial patch. It might help. ^^


Edited, Sep 24th 2012 7:43pm by maryadavies
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scanned the whole thing for something cool: found the no collision thing.

meh, next update maybe.
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Still won't load past 0%.

Wow...
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Ninja Update to Neo Nyzule Isle. Lamp floors now appear to be randomized on the server. Good luck everyone.
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also with the update; Someone tripped over the cable AGAIN..


They did more than that...

http://www.ffxiah.com/forum/topic/33390/one-hundred-byne-bill-bug
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I'm so sad that I missed out on that bug, even if it was a totally harmless one.

Their ability to break the weirdest, randomest things with their updates never ceases to amaze.
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Their ability to break the weirdest, randomest things with their updates never ceases to amaze.


If no PUP Attachments or Automaton skills were broken, I think we can say whoever was responsible for coding that part of the update has been reassigned. If they were still on FFXI, I'd imagine that misplaced Female Elvaan Parry animation would be swapped in for one of the actions by one of the Automatons.
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Their ability to break the weirdest, randomest things with their updates never ceases to amaze.

That's what happens when you drop that stack of punch cards and can't get them back in the right order.
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I'm so sad that I missed out on that bug, even if it was a totally harmless one.

Their ability to break the weirdest, randomest things with their updates never ceases to amaze.



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I'm guessing no one does this Meeble Burrows event? I really haven't seen any shouts for it...
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Because it's still bugged and kicks you out at random causing you to lose all progress.
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I'm guessing no one does this Meeble Burrows event? I really haven't seen any shouts for it...


It's somewhat active on Lakshmi, at least as far as seeing people do shouts for it. I do it with a few others from my linkshell and it's pretty fun. But yeah, right now that glitch is keeping the participation down quite a bit, so those that are doing it are basically running the risk of getting nowhere for their trouble.

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I'm guessing no one does this Meeble Burrows event? I really haven't seen any shouts for it...


This. The format doesn't seem super shout friendly though.

I guess the error doesn't help either as people have noted.

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Oh didn't know it was broken haha. There was no moogle next to the NPC so I just figured the rewards weren't worth it. I've been on a small break =P
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There are some nice rewards, including a few worth pursuing that cost points only.

I'd ike the alcedo set to go with my mekira set, I think a TP set for PLD with full haste and a lot of bonuses to mdt/dt would be nice to have on hand.

And this is pretty hot.

I want this for my bst

Overall there isn't a lot of jaw dropping stuff that comes from this, but there are a few nice peices I'd totally like to have.
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Ctrl+F, 'Store TP'

wtf SE...
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Looked at that Meeble reward list and seems par for the course with an SE event. I'd say about 20% of the drops are good/useful/great, similar to the percentages from WoE, VW, Legion, etc. A few very nice pieces. Can't wait to try this event when the bugs are worked out!
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If they were to add anything to sweet the pot it better be Heavy Metal Plates. And Alexandrites.

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I see some of the gear as a casual alternative to grinding for relic +2 armor pieces. Bendis's Hairpin is an Emperor's Hairpin +1 +2. Some of them may be better than the relic +2 pieces for some jobs to TP in, the haste head pieces are incredible unless I'm missing something.

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If they were to add anything to sweet the pot it better be Heavy Metal Plates. And Alexandrites.



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I know it isn't the same since they aren't tradeable, but without an LS that's willing to farm for a person, they are fairly impossible because... well they suck and you know that full well.

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the haste head pieces are incredible unless I'm missing something.


Nemetoma cap is pretty hot, especially since it is a point item, so no praying for it to drop.

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They suck even if you have a LS willing to farm from them, from all the **** competition.

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