Halloween Event – Sticks & Stones –

 It's that time of the year again, when the cities take on a dark, ominous feel and images of jack-o'lanterns, ghouls, and skeletons walk the streets. When even the most kind-hearted of souls will don a creepy costume to scare little children for the sake of a laugh. Yes, the seasonal Halloween event is returning to Final Fantasy XI, promising fights and frights like never before! In addition to the annual Wake of the Lilies and Moogle events, players can track down costumed NPCs for a chance at some brand-new Flan related surprises! So be prepared, for starting October 21st, one may never know what is lurking in the shadows of Vana'diel!

Excited for this new Halloween event? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Surge on Ahead with the Surge Walk Campaign!

 Do you hate the wait for your sought after Walk of Echoes chamber to enter surge mode? You're in luck, for Square Enix has announced a brand new campaign just for that, the Surge Walk Campaign! From October 16th through October 21st, all walks will be powered up to surge mode, letting you face off against the more powerful enemies within for a chance at their upgraded loot!

Excited for this newest campaign? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

October 2014 Login Campaign Descends!

 The ever popular Login Campaign for Final Fantasy XI is returning for an October outing! From Friday, October 10th through to Sunday, November 2nd, players will be able to accumulate points to exchange for prizes each day they log into the game! What are the prizes this month? In addition to old favorites, such as Honey Wine and Salvage upgrade items, this month will introduce the brand new Trust Initiative companion, Karaha-Baruha, as well as a unique shield, the Cait Sith Guard!

What do you think you'll use your points on? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

October Version Update Has Hit the Shores!

 The wait is finally over! The October version update of Final Fantasy XI has arrived, bringing a bounty of new and adjusted content to Vana'diel! For those combat-minded individuals, brand new high-level Avatar fights have been implemented, and various job adjustments have been introduced as well! New synthesis recipes, adjustment to item yield for certain existing recipes, the adding of more Home Points in various areas, and other improvements to player quality of life have also been added. Perhaps most notably, however, is the addition of a brand new quest tying into the Wings of the Goddess storyline!

Excited for these changes? Let us know which ones you were most excited for over on the ZAM forums!

Quality of Life Adjustments

 The upcoming October version update of Final Fantasy XI is rapidly approaching, and Square Enix has several changes in store to make quality of life for players all the better! A significant increase to equipment sets that can be registered, brand new map icons for specific locations, adjustments to interaction in Mog Gardens, arcane glyph removal of job specific capes, and the ability to store Skirmish-related augmenting stones are all planned!

Excited for these changes? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Job Adjustments

  Job adjustments are plentiful in the upcoming October version update of Final Fantasy XI. Several jobs will see their primary weapon skill ranks increased to A + levels, a number of revisions will be made to various job abilities and spells for jobs such as Warrior and Blue Mage, a brand new job trait to allow for Shuriken attacks during auto-attack for Ninja is to be implemented, new job abilities for Geomancer and Summoner are to be added, and long-awaited Atomos avatar will finally be made summonable!

For a full list of the upcoming job adjustments, be sure to check below the break. Excited for the upcoming job adjustments? Let us know what ones piqued your interest over on the ZAM forums!

New Wings of the Goddess Quest to be Added

 Though the events of the Crystal War and the events of the Wings of the Goddess expansion have passed, their impact continues to be felt to Final Fantasy XI to this very day. In the upcoming October version update, a brand new quest, "A Forbidden Reunion", is to be implemented, bringing forth a brand new story combining the Wings of Goddess storyline with the immensely popular Trust Initiative system!

Excited for this new quest? Let us know on the ZAM forums!

Double Experience and Additional Seals Campaign

 Prepare to double your fun and have drops raining on you, for October 2nd is slated to bring two new campaigns to Final Fantasy XI! Needing to work on leveling a few jobs? From the 2nd through the 6th, the Double Experience Points Campaign will let you and your adventuring fellow level up quickly in battle, and through to the 16th, several Kindred and High Kindred Crest battlefields will yield additional items for those who have claimed victory against specific enemies within!

Excited for these campaigns? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

New High-Tier Battlefields

 The October version update of Final Fantasy XI is fast approaching, and today, Square Enix has unveiled the newest batch of high-tier battlefields to be added! In line with the other high-tier battlefields introduced in past updates, these will also be versions of older fights tailored towards max level, well-geared adventurers. This time around, players will be doing battle in the elemental Cloisters, facing off against more powerful versions of Ifrit, Ramuh, Garuda, Shiva, Titan, and Leviathan Primes!

Excited for these new battles? Let is know over on the ZAM forums!

The October Version Update is Coming Soon!

 Square Enix has announced that the next major version update for Final Fantasy XI is slated for an early October release! While specifics are currently unknown, players can expect new high-tier Avatar battles, a new Wings of the Goddess quest, job adjustments, and more!

What are you hoping will show up in the upcoming version update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!