FINAL FANTASY XI Update (Apr. 20)

[Event-Related] -The following two areas are now open for exploration: The Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi The Garden of Ru'Hmet -Several new Chains of Promathia area quests have been added. -A special new Ballista area has been added. -New sets of low-level equipment have been added to the list of armor that can be stored by certain NPCs located around Vana'diel. After trading a full set (4-5 pieces) of armor, a player will receive a "claim slip." This claim slip and a small fee are required when having a set of armor returned. Please note: 1. Signatures on checked armor will be lost. 2. High-quality and refurbished armor cannot be stored. -The clamming mini-game on Purgonorgo Isle has been expanded. The new features include: 1. A larger bucket offered to those who can fill the original bucket to the brim without going over its weight limit. 2. A larger variety of items that can be dug from the sand. 3. Less waiting time required to re-clam the same points. -New items are available for harvesting/mining in the following areas: 1. West Sarutabaruta 2. Newton Movalpolos 3. Giddeus -A new key item that will automatically inform players whether they have access to the Marble Bridge Tavern is now available (a message will appear upon entry into Upper Jeuno). -A new key item that will automatically inform players if a volunteer is needed for the "Community Service" quest is now available. -Under certain conditions, Tarnotik (located in Oldton Movalpolos) will now accept snow lilies as payment for teleportation to Mine Shaft #2716. -The number of items accepted by Yurim in the Tavnazian quest "In the Name of Science," as well as the types of rewards granted in exchange, have been increased. -Several new varieties of fish are now being accepted by Zaldon in the "Inside the Belly" quest. [Battle-Related] -The amount of EXP required for leveling up after lv.51, and the amount of EXP lost when KO'd after level 25, has been greatly reduced. Please note that at the time of the version update, if your character has more EXP than the new amount required, your EXP total will be adjusted to 1 point less than the amount needed for level up. Example: Player status before the version update -> Level=51 EXP=8100 Amount needed for level up (before update) = 10000 Amount needed for level up (after adjustment) = 8000 Player status after the version update -> Level=51 EXP=7999 Please visit http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/index.shtml for further details on changes to the EXP system. -Several new types of ENM quests have been added. In addition, many of the existing quests have also been adjusted. Some of these adjustments include allowing larger parties and/or alliances to enter the battlefields (however, depending on the size of the parties, there may be a cut in the amount of EXP received when completing the quest). Area Battle Name Restrictions Boneyard Gully Like the Wind 15 minutes/Lv.75/3 members recommended Shell We Dance? 30 minutes/Lv.75/12 members recommended Totentanz 30 minutes/Lv.75/18 members recommended Mine Shaft #2716 Pulling the Strings 15 minutes/Lv.60/Solo battle Automaton Assault 15 minutes/Lv.60/3 members recommended /All members must be of same race Monarch Linn Fire in the Sky 15 minutes/Lv.40/3 members recommended Bugard in the Clouds 15 minutes/Lv.50/3 members recommended Beloved of the Atlantes 30 minutes/Lv.50/6 members recommended The recommended number of party members for all existing ENM battles has been set at 6, with the maximum alliance size being 18. -New notorious monsters have been added to the Chains of Promathia areas. -The bard song Army's Paeon V (Lv. 65) has been added. [Item-Related] -New mannequin poses have been introduced. After obtaining a mannequin and a certain key item, Mhauran goldsmith Fyi Chalmwoh will change the pose of your simulacrum upon request. Available poses are as follows: 1. /sit 2. /salute (Windurst/San d'Oria/Bastok) 3. /hurray 4. Special race-specific poses -Select guilds are now offering new key items available for purchase with guild points. -Adjustments and additions have been made to the types of items requested in exchange for guild points. -The Alchemists' Guild will now accept poison baghnakhs +1 in exchange for guild points. -Several new fishing rods have been introduced. -New relic-type equipment has been added. -Numerous other types of items are also now available. -New synthesis and desynthesis recipes have been added. -The graphics displayed when a Galka equips the following shields have been changed: Marine Shield Shell Shield Turtle Shield Turtle Shield +1 Genbu's Shield -A new synthesis recipe for black ink has been introduced. In conjunction with this addition, the item's buying price has also been adjusted. -The following item names have been changed: Ashigaru Gorget -> Agile Gorget Mana Ring -> Mystical Ring Mana Ring +1 -> Mystical Ring +1 [System-Related] -The Handle Name screen that would appear during login has been removed. In its place, a simple confirmation message has been introduced. -Group Messages can now be viewed while logged in to FINAL FANTASY XI. However, players must return to PlayOnline to respond to them. -Several unused buttons within the Friend List menu, as well as the "Busy" and "Away Mess." options under Online Status, have been removed. -In conjunction with the removal of the corresponding button, a player's "Privacy Level" will now automatically be set to level 2 (all players on your Friend List). -The "Accept" button originally used during Friend List registration has been removed. The current options are "Accept & Add" and "Decline." -Also, when "Accept & Add" is selected by the invitee, both players will be automatically registered on each other's Friend List. -"/busy" has been removed from the Auto-Translate feature. -A confirmation message will now appear when purchasing goods from another player's bazaar. Example: Purchase 3 sleepshrooms for 570 gil? [The following adjustments have been made to the fishing system:] -Fishing locations in the following areas have been adjusted: 1. Beaucedine Glacier 2. Sauromugue Champaign 3. Ferries between Mhaura and Selbina -The more "tired" a player becomes after repeated fishing, the longer it will now take to recast his or her line. -Players will be "tired" for a short period of time after being raised. -New BGM is now played when battling it out with a bite. -New types of salt and freshwater fish, as well as rare "legendary" fish, have been added. -When a monster is caught, only the player who reeled it in (and his/her party or alliance) will be able to attack it (the monster's name will be displayed in red/purple).

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Mannequin Pose
# May 01 2005 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know about this "key item" you need to change the pose for your mannequin?
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Trading Armor?
# Apr 23 2005 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Alright, I heard of these new low lvl armor sets that can be traded to certain NPCs for a claim slip, but does anyone know who they are, where they are, or what armor sets you can trade them? I've heard of the Artifact Armor NPC trader guys, but do they now accept low lvl armor also? Sorry, just curious.
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RE: Trading Armor?
# Apr 23 2005 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes if anyone knows where this NPC is, please leave message. I would realy like to know!
RE: Trading Armor?
# Apr 24 2005 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Saw one in pash marshes so if u go there one is in the middle towards outpost!!!
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Harvesting
# Apr 22 2005 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
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Has anyone come across the new harvesting items? I tried last night but everyone and their cousin Goober was competiting for spots... I miss the 'good ole days' when I was the only one harvesting in Giddeus for hours. ;)
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lol
# Apr 21 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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IM DONE WITH MY DOWNLOAD I AM GOING LOG ON I BYE ALL
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whooo
# Apr 21 2005 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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still im going up in percentage lol im at 45% now with 3 hours and 40 mins left lol my time wont go down!


ps. i wanna see what they did to the mithra! someone said something in a previous post lol i wanna see!!!! =^.^=

Edited, Thu Apr 21 20:05:05 2005
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Yay
# Apr 21 2005 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Hurray for smooth exp curve!
To the whiners: Shhhhhhh, you will like it too when you lvl another job.
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yeah
# Apr 21 2005 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I was actually playing, when suddenly all searches and auction house went crashing to the ground. Got booted and error: Could not connect to lobby server. Nice fix and update SE! One more day like this and I'd rather go back to something like Diablo2 or some other old one than deal with this crap..
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RE: yeah
# Apr 21 2005 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't blame SE for that one, blame the 12 years old kids that are downloading DDoS programs cause they are mad at FFXI cause they probably got caugh using bots and such and now they are trying to "get back to SE" making search options lag (or just plain fail) and sometimes, on very rare occasion (like the time you got a lot of 999), it makes the server crash.

Cant wait until they pinpoint those little jerks and put the police and FBI on them. Inspector every week checking on your computer sux a lot =p
RE: yeah
# Apr 26 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Except-- they do nothing about botters either. It's all a big conspiracy. And once again, nearly a week after the update, and I think exactly a week since the emergency "fix," more DDoS problems.

My friend plays many mmorpg's and has never had a problem with WoW. It's a decent game IMO too. When they do have a problem there's never an error to make you think your connection is screwed. They admit their mistakes and correct them immediately.

After working on four characters for longer than I can remember, it's sad to say that if this problem isn't fixed within the next month, I'll be quitting FFXI.
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RE: yeah
# Apr 23 2005 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Hacking a corporate server and all that is a Federal offense, correct?

Ha. Those kids are gonna fry.
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bored
# Apr 21 2005 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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i think i will be done by 5-5:30pm pst.it only took me like 40 min for 50% im at 56% now
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sleep sleep
# Apr 21 2005 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
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im at 54% and i downloading elfen lied movie
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bah
# Apr 21 2005 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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its not that i had to re install ff11 besides im on ps2 and i got road runner (yes i feel special) just a problem with the download before. lots of people have had to do the same thing as me.
and im at 40% now i hope i get done before 11 pm est...

Edited, Thu Apr 21 19:36:21 2005
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P.S.
# Apr 21 2005 at 6:17 PM Rating: Default
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its not the download its your guys **** computer i been downloading it for 46 min now and 45% done.If you wanna ***** get your old computer upgraded.
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# Apr 21 2005 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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this is bull i just got to 32% lol and my time just went up to 3 hr and 40 mins will it ever go down!?!
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Gilgamesh
# Apr 21 2005 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
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i just got to 42% i still got like 01:06:53 now to go this better be worth the wait in line.
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gah
# Apr 21 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah i got the instalation complete i guess there was an error so i had to reinstall final fantasy completly, 3.5 hours until maybe i can play again... SE is a *****..
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Changes in females
# Apr 21 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it just me, or did my mithra rdm gain a bust size? My armor usually doesnt poke out that much.
And she already had a well-rounded personality ^_^

I wonder if SE changed the appearance of female characters.
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I'm Done
# Apr 21 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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The Hard Drive froze causing me to have to reinstall FFXI. Thie is rediculous. Word of advice. If your on PS2 don't bother with the update until like 3 days from now. My Download completed, but the installation DID NOT. If if boots you off, or freezes during this time, your screwed. Somebody mentioned a CD distribution Idea for updates. It's the least they could do i say.

Edited, Thu Apr 21 18:27:26 2005
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3rd time
# Apr 21 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm on the ps2 version, and this is the 3rd time i had to restart the download cause it froze on me. Anybody else having this problem?
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# Apr 21 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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does anyone know when this "congestion" is gonna end?
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# Apr 21 2005 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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lol i still am reinstallling ff11 its not fair i tell u the time is still on unknown and i got 5% done in 3 hours this is boooty i wanted to try out everything...

Anyone still having problems?

Edited, Thu Apr 21 16:14:29 2005
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# Apr 21 2005 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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That's the first time i see a 26mb update take 3 hours. They should put a web file out (which you need to scan with play online) so that it spreads out faster and downloads faster too.

Torrents come in mind to so that a 26mb update (no expansion) don't take 3 hours to download (aka as fast as a 56k).

Other than the high time download, this release is really nice. I'm not high lvl again so im not complaining/having fun yet =o

I have a question tho, did anyone get "tired" while fishing? I was fishing for 1-2h straight and didn'T notice anything. Just want to know when it comes in and what it does.

Edited, Thu Apr 21 15:14:01 2005
bah
# Apr 21 2005 at 1:18 PM Rating: Default
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reinstalling final fantasy is a real pain.. its going so slow and if i get an error on 7000 files im gonna slap SE lol its so slow....
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Wow...
# Apr 21 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Its amazing how when the system goes down, all of you start to ***** and complain like a 2yr old. This game is like friggin heroin to you guys, get over it and find something else to do while the system is down. "We have to kill the babysitter!" - The Cable Guy.

And stop complaining about SE messing up. Nobody is perfect. I write software for a living, and by no means is it always a fool proof guarantee that your program will always work right off the bat. It takes lots of work and updates, its called human error. Sheeesh...
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RE: Wow...
# Apr 21 2005 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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GD Human error
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Wow...
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Edited, Thu Apr 21 14:14:49 2005
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finally!
# Apr 21 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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heh, i tried for lik 4 hours last night b4 i finally sed ***** it and went to bed, got up this morning and go the update on the first try :)

oh yah, and on the comments about the update ******** up right in the middle, even though it errors out, you still retain the files that you have already downloaded. so next time u connect to finish the update, you dont have to download ALL the files again :) just thought that i'd point that out.
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ummm
# Apr 21 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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hmmmm nvm

Edited, Thu Apr 21 13:22:14 2005
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