Final Fantasy XI Online Introduces New Story Series

Final Fantasy XI Online

Game company Square Enix recently announced that a new story series together with the new August version update will be coming to the long-running MMORPG Final Fantasy XI Online.

The new story line is called The Voracious Resurgence, which focuses more on the mysteries of Vana’diel’s past that has been hidden. Now it has been uncovered due to the series of small incidents currently occurring throughout the land.

The Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign begins tomorrow, Aug. 7. This will allow any player who has subscribed to PlayOnline/Final Fantasy XI to enjoy the August update free of charge through Aug. 17.

Check out the new contents coming to this upcoming update:

  • New Story Event BeginsThe Voracious Resurgence marks a new chapter in the FINAL FANTASY XI storyline, beginning with Part 1 in the August version update. Subsequent chapters of this series will be made available in future version updates.
     
  • Ambuscade Battle Updates – Players can now fight against Mamool Ja and Rafflesia in Ambuscade battles to obtain hallmarks and badges of gallantry and exchange them for special rewards.
  • New Limited-Time Events – Players can enjoy two limited-time seasonal events throughout the month of August.
    • The Green Festival (August 7th – August 18th) brings an open-air café to Lower Jeuno along with the chance to obtain the new morbol subligar.
    • The Sunbreeze Festival (August 14th – August 31st) brings summer festivities to Vana’diel, where adventurers can view a spectacle of brilliant fireworks and much more.
       
  • Job Adjustments to Beastmaster – The beastmaster job receives new job traits, new summoned pets for the “Call Beast” ability, and new special abilities for some pets.
  • Midsummer’s Night Bounty CampaignBeginning tomorrow through August 31 players can earn double to triple the normal amount of experience and capacity points from battling enemies.
     
  • August Login Campaign – Players who log in throughout the month of August can add previous login campaign alter ego ciphers to their roster, and also obtain other rewards including the Poroggo Fleece, Moogle Bed, and Adoulin Tomato indoor furnishing.
     
  • Shield Design Contest – The popular Shield Design Contest returns again, allowing current players to submit their very own shield design, with the winning entry being implemented into the game. Submissions will be accepted through August 18th at 7:59 a.m. (PDT). 
  • Discount Campaign – Beginning August 7th, the digital version of The Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition is available at a discounted price on the SQUARE ENIX store and Steam® through August 31.

About the game:

FINAL FANTASY XI is an online multiplayer RPG that challenges players to journey through the world of Vana’diel® — a world of fantasy, adventure, and exploration. Heed the call and join players from around the world to become the hero that Vana’diel needs. Discover new creatures, pioneer wild lands, and conquer quests on your daring journey.

Source: Press Release