With only a little over a day remaining until the September version update arrives, Square Enix announces some additional details of changes we can expect to see. Moving about from Abyssea areas will now be easier than before and rewards found within will be more plentiful and easier to distribute. Walk of Echoes and Inside the Belly will also be receiving adjustments to make them more accomodating to players. Finally, searching for pesky Magian parties will be a thing of the past with a new search system aimed specifically for them.
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Besides the plethora of job-related adjustments and additions already announced, the upcoming version update will usher in a broad spectrum of other refinements. Players can look forward to improvements in areas such as search comments, Walk of Echoes, Abyssea, and the quest Inside the Belly.
Trial of the Magians will be added as a new search comment category, allowing Magian trial parties to be formed with greater ease.
Walk of Echoes
Considerable changes will be applied to the Walk of Echoes, making it more accessible and rewarding than before.
- The time limit for battlefields will be extended, and monster behavior adjusted.
- The method of performance evaluation will be revised.
- The conditions for receiving the right to cast lots on victory spoils will be alleviated.
Inside the Belly
The variety of fishes applicable to the Inside the Belly quest will be expanded, allowing for new items to be obtained.
Abyssean monsters will yield greater amounts of cruor, a phenomenon theorized by scientists as a potential side effect of the perpetually crimson sky. Adventurers will also be given the option to place items obtained from pyxides into the pool of lot spoils.
The new NPC "Horst" will be posted in Port Jeuno. Adventurers may request Horst to instantaneously teleport them to any Cavernous Maw leading to an Abyssea area they have previously visited.
*"Vision of Abyssea" and "Scars of Abyssea" require the "Rise of the Zilart" and "Wings of the Goddess" expansions to be installed and registered.
*The game data for "Scars of Abyssea" will be distributed via the FINAL FANTASY XI version update scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2010.
Besides the above, many more additions and refinements are in the works. All the juicy details can be perused upon the release of the September version update!