Campaigns Grace Mog Gardens and Skirmishes!

 Get ready for more Mog Garden and Skirmish fun, for two new campaigns revolving around these events will be hitting Final Fantasy XI on August 21st! Running through to the end of the month, the name of these campaigns is double! For the Mog Gardens, the number of shining stars and number of items you can receive from the monster you're rearing will double!

 For Skirmishes, the number of simulacra segments that can be obtained from colonization and lair reives will also double, allowing adventurers to take part in Skirmish twice as often!

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

Vana'diel Doused with August Version Update!

 The August version update of Final Fantasy XI has arrived, and the new content is bursting from the seams! The next major installment of the Seekers of Adoulin storyline has been added, and a brand new area, the Ra'Kaznar Inner Court, can now be explored! New job adjustments, new job point categories for all jobs, brand new Trust alter egos, and the new Alluvion Skirmishes are among the new battle-related content added as well.

 A number of new additions have also been made for the sake of quality of life, including new armor macro systems to allow you to change all gear with a single command, displays for pet TP, and much more!

What excites you the most about the August update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Results of May Version Update Survey!

 Following the release of the May version update of Final Fantasy XI, Square Enix released a survey for players to give their inputs on the various content added and adjusted. Today, FFXI's producer, Akihiko Matsui, released the results of the update survey, including his own take on the results of each and what Square Enix plans to do in the future regarding that content.

Were the overall results similar to how you voted? Did your opinion differ greatly from how others did? Let us know about it over on the ZAM forums!

New Seekers of Adoulin Missions Flooding in Soon!

 The next chapter of the Seekers of Adoulin storyline is slated to arrive in the upcoming August version update! With the death of Melvien de Malecroix, a huge division between the twelve orders of Adoulin has emerged, and amidst this conflict a new threat appears! How will these events change the course of Adoulin, and what does this spell for Arciela and those involved?

Are you excited for this next installment of missions? Let us know about it over on the ZAM forums!

August 2014 Login Campaign Descends!

 Final Fantasy XI's ever popular Login Campaign is set to start again, old favorites as well as new prizes to the list of possible rewards! For those that are fans of the Trust Initiative system, the brand new Cipher: Uka, will be available, allowing you to summon this Sunbreeze staple to fight by your side! Another brand new prize is the Morbol Shield, which can be combined with a second through synergy to create the unique and rare Cassie Shield, complete with its own unique enchantment!

What prizes are you planning on obtaining? We'd love to hear about it over on the ZAM forums!

Quality of Life Adjustments

 A new bounty of quality of life adjustments for Final Fantasy XI are set to arrive in the August version update, making the playing experience that much more convenient and enjoyable for adventurers! Among the planned additions include NPCs that offer information on quests and tutorial NPCs, TP displays for pets in the HUD, an adjustment to the Warp Cudgel item as well as a new Warp Ring item, and a new option to choose the music that plays at the Title Screen from a list of available tracks.

Which of these changes appeals to you most? Let us know about it over on the ZAM forums!

The Adoulin Examiner—Prepped and Ready for Action!

 The death of Minister Melvien de Malecroix, head of the Order of Woltaris, has deeply saddened Famlienne. With her close ties to the Order, her sadness has led her to seek seclusion, both from her work as a reporter for the Adoulin Examiner, and from her friend, Skeptical Owl. Will the gift of a buckler from Owl manage to break her from her sorrow and embrace her work again? Will Malecroix's death continue to loom over both Famlienne and Adoulin, threatening to end any plans of pioneering expansion?

For the full story, be sure to check below the break! Then, let us know what you thought over on the ZAM forums!

Promo Video and Details on August Update!

 The August version update of Final Fantasy XI is only a week away, and to get everyone in the spirit, Square Enix has released full details on all the upcoming changes planned! From the introduction of the Ra'Kaznar Inner Court to several job adjustments, and a little bit of everything in between, there's something to excite just about anyone!

 To complement these details, a new promotional video showing off the update has also been released! So prepare yourself, for August 12th is when it arrives!

 For a look at the video as well as the list of details, check below the break. What excites you the most for the update? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Additional Job Point Categories

 Wanting to power up your favorite job even more? Sitting on a ton of job points that you're needing to spend? You're in luck, for the August version update of Final Fantasy XI will be introducing new Job Point categories! Each job will be seeing two new categories being added to their list of upgrade parameters, ranging from augments to job abilities to overall improvements in a particular stat.

For a complete list of the planned additions, check below the break! What job point category are you excited for most? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

12th Vana'diel Consensus Unveiled!

 This year marked the 12th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI in Japan and, to help celebrate, Square Enix unveiled a brand new census covering information on various different aspects of the game. Have you ever wondered exactly how many monsters existed in Vana'diel? Have you ever been curious as to which jobs were the most heavily played? These are just a taste of some of the fields covered in this 12th Vana'diel Census!

What bit of information surprised you the most? Let us know all about it overo n the ZAM forums!