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≪Nov. 10, 2009 (JST) Update Details≫
*Japan Standard Time

VersionUpdateBullet This version update contains the game data for the add-on scenario "A Shantotto Ascension—The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born." After downloading the update and purchasing a registration code, the scenario will become playable.
* Players must be level 10 or above to participate in the add-on scenario missions.
* After purchasing a registration code, a period of time may be required before the in-game content becomes accessible.
* If the "A Shantotto Ascension" logo remains faded even after purchase, please wait a few minutes and exit to the PlayOnline FINAL FANTASY XI main page. After this, return to the game title screen and examine the logo again.


VersionUpdateBullet New quests, based primarily in areas introduced since the Wings of the Goddess expansion, have been added.

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VersionUpdateBullet The following changes have been made to Moblin Maze Mongers:

Bullet A new Maze Voucher has been added. Maze Voucher 8: Overcome your opponent in a test of angling prowess.

Bullet Several new Maze Runes have been added.

Bullet New rewards have been added.

Bullet The variety of monsters appearing in the Sanitization Team objective has been increased.

Bullet You can now exchange unused Maze Runes for Moblin Marbles by talking to the Lower Jeuno NPC "Chatnachoq."

VersionUpdateBullet The following changes have been made to the Chocobo Circuit:

Bullet The amount of chocobucks awarded to first, second, and third place winners in chocobo racing has been increased.

Bullet New rewards have been added.

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Bullet The race schedule has been adjusted.

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VersionUpdateBullet NPCs issuing wedding certificates to characters who fulfill certain conditions have been added to the following areas:
Chateau d'Oraguille / Metalworks / Heavens Tower
Furthermore, treasure caskets vending wedding-related goods have been made available adjacent to the abovementioned NPCs.
* These changes will come into effect when the new Wedding Support service is officially launched on November 18.

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VersionUpdateBullet In the quest "Inside the Belly," more varieties of fish can now be turned in to the quest-starter NPC.

VersionUpdateBullet Certain gates located in the following area have been adjusted to remain open at all times:
- The Eldieme Necropolis (S)

VersionUpdateBullet The following changes have been made to fellows:

Bullet Adventuring fellows can now be fitted with a wider range of attire when called by a character equipped with certain items.

VersionUpdateBullet The new craft skill "synergy" has been added.

Bullet This skill will be displayed in the craft skills window under status in the main menu, but will not be effective until following the version update scheduled to take place as early as late November.

VersionUpdateBullet The following changes have been made to Campaign:

Bullet NPCs distributing temporary items will no longer appear in beastman strongholds during Campaign Battles.

Bullet Campaign Arbiters, however, will distribute temporary items as before.

Bullet New treasures have been added to those obtainable when participating in a union in the Beaucedine Glacier (S) and Xarcabard (S).


VersionUpdateBullet Several new Notorious Monsters have been added to the following areas:
Carpenters' Landing / Bibiki Bay / Uleguerand Range / Attohwa Chasm / Oldton Movalpolos / Newton Movalpolos / Lufaise Meadows / Misareaux Coast / Wajaom Woodlands / Arrapago Reefs / Mount Zhayolm / Halvung / Mamook / Aydeewa Subterrane / Alzadaal Undersea Ruins / Bhaflau Thickets / Caedarva Mire / East Ronfaure (S) / Jugner Forest (S) / Vunkerl Inlet (S) / Batallia Downs (S) / North Gustaberg (S) / Grauberg (S) / Pashhow Marshlands (S) / Rolanberry Fields (S) / / Fort Karugo-Narugo (S) / Meriphataud Mountains (S) / Sauromugue Champaign (S) / West Ronfaure / East Ronfaure / La Theine Plateau / Valkurm Dunes / Jugner Forest / Batallia Downs / North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg / Konschtat Highlands / Pashhow Marshlands / Rolanberry Fields / Beaucedine Glacier / Xarcabard / Cape Teriggan / Eastern Altepa Desert / West Sarutabaruta / East Sarutabaruta / Tahrongi Canyon / Buburimu Peninsula / Meriphataud Mountains / Sauromugue Champaign / The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah / Ro'Maeve / Yuhtunga Jungle / Yhoator Jungle / Western Altepa Desert / Qufim Island / Beaucedine Glacier (S) / Xarcabard (S) / Fort Ghelsba / Palborough Mines / Giddeus / Castle Oztroja / Upper Delkfutt's Tower / Castle Zvahl Baileys / Garlaige Citadel / Ranguemont Pass / Toraimarai Canal / Crawlers' Nest (S) / Korroloka Tunnel / Eldieme Necropolis (S) / Lower Delkfutt's Tower / King Ranperre's Tomb / Dangruf Wadi / Inner Horutoto Ruins / Ordelle's Caves / Outer Horutoto Ruins / Crawlers' Nest / Maze of Shakhrami / Garlaige Citadel / Fei'Yin

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VersionUpdateBullet The distribution of certain monsters has been adjusted in the following area:
- Xarcabard (S)

VersionUpdateBullet The follow adjustments have been made to ranged attacks:

Bullet Detailed damage messages for ranged attacks have been added.

Bullet New damage messages displayed after a successful ranged attack will indicate the effectiveness of the attack in three levels. Critical hit and missed attack messages will remain unchanged.

VersionUpdateBullet Adjustments have been made to the following ranger job abilities:

Bullet Velocity Shot

      The duration of this ability has been increased from five minutes to two hours.

Bullet Unlimited Shot

      Once activated, this ability will remain in effect until you successfully hit your mark.

Bullet Camouflage

      Rangers with this ability in effect will incur less enmity for ranged attacks. Furthermore, there will be a chance that the ability remains in effect even after a ranged attack.

VersionUpdateBullet A new ability has been added to the summoner job class.

Bullet Avatar's Favor (Lv.55 Recast Time: 5 minutes Duration: 2 hours)

      Channels the avatar's power towards a beneficial status effect for party members within range. Reduces perpetuation cost while active.

VersionUpdateBullet Beneficial effects granted by each avatar:

Carbuncle's Favor
Ifrit's Favor
Improved "Double Attack" rate
Shiva's Favor
Enhanced magic attack
Garuda's Favor
Enhanced evasion
Titan's Favor
Enhanced defense
Ramuh's Favor
Improved critical hit rate
Leviathan's Favor
Enhanced magic accuracy
Fenrir's Favor
Enhanced magic evasion
Diabolos's Favor

VersionUpdateBullet The new pet command "Ready" has been added to the beastmaster job class.

Bullet When in control of a pet called forth via the "Call Beast" ability, the pet command "Sic" will be replaced with "Ready." By fulfilling the following conditions, "Ready" will allow you to select a specific ability for the pet to use from its arsenal.

      - The pet's TP is at 100% or more.
      - Sufficient charges have accumulated for the ability you wish to use.

Bullet Regarding charges

      Regardless of the beastmaster's level, called pets will spawn with a full three charges available. Upon using this initial allocation of charges, one charge will accumulate for each minute the pet is present.

VersionUpdateBullet Adjustments have been made to the following scholar job ability:

Bullet Modus Veritas

      After a helix spell is cast on a target, a predetermined period of time must elapse before Modus Veritas can be used effectively. Furthermore, certain Notorious Monsters will now demonstrate resistance to the effects of Modus Veritas.


VersionUpdateBullet Several new pieces of equipment have been added.

VersionUpdateBullet Several new synthesis recipes have been added.

VersionUpdateBullet Several new furnishings have been added.

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VersionUpdateBullet The add-on trilogy bonus gift item can now be obtained via the treasure coffer located within the Tenshodo Headquarters in Lower Jeuno.

All characters under a single player account registered for all three add-ons will be eligible for this gift.

  • Should the item be discarded, players may have a replacement reissued by examining the same treasure coffer. However, doing so will cause the enchantment's recast counter to be reset to the highest value.

VersionUpdateBullet Detailed information regarding this item is available here.

VersionUpdateBullet The following items may now be handled by special event storage NPCs:
Pepo Lantern / Cushaw Lantern / Calabazilla Lantern / Otokogusa Yukata / Onnagusa Yukata / Otokoeshi Yukata / Ominaeshi Yukata


VersionUpdateBullet New terms have been added to the auto-translate dictionary.
Category Term
Greetings Good luck!
Pet Commands Avatar's Favor
Pet Commands Ready (BST)
Game Terms 2 Carbuncle's Favor
Game Terms 2 Ifrit's Favor
Game Terms 2 Shiva's Favor
Game Terms 2 Garuda's Favor
Game Terms 2 Titan's Favor
Game Terms 2 Ramuh's Favor
Game Terms 2 Leviathan's Favor
Game Terms 2 Fenrir's Favor
Game Terms 2 Diabolos's Favor
Expansions A Shantotto Ascension

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VersionUpdateBullet A new chat filter has been added that blocks tell/shout messages containing words which are deemed to be offensive or inappropriate.

Bullet The default setting for this chat filter is OFF.

Bullet The list of words deemed inappropriate will be expanded as required.

VersionUpdateBullet After placing a GM call via the Help Desk button in the main menu, the subsequent system message will no longer indicate your current place in the queue.

English Version Only

VersionUpdateBullet The name of the following equipment item has been adjusted for consistency:
Dobson Bandanna => Dobson Bandana

VersionUpdateBullet The name of the following unusable item has been adjusted to alleviate confusion:
Orc Helm => Orc Helmet

VersionUpdateBullet The Evolith and Synergy systems are scheduled to be introduced in a version update after mid-November.

VersionUpdateBullet The following job-related adjustment previously announced via Topics has been canceled:

Bullet Reduction in enmity generation for ranged attacks.

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