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    Nov 19th pre-WotG patch2, (one more to go)

    Patch notes for November WotG update.

    ≪Nov. 20, 2007 (JST) Update Details≫
    *Japan Standard Time
    The content (including the new jobs and areas) in the Wings of the Goddess expansion disc will not be available for play until November 22, even in the case where the required software has been installed and expansion contents registered.



    [Event-Related]
    New menu headings have been added in conjunction with the Wings of the Goddess expansion contents.


    ○Missions
    - Wings of the Goddess
    - Campaign
    ○Quests
    - Crystal War
    ○Region Info
    - Campaign


    Many new quests are available in the areas added with the Wings of the Goddess.


    The following new regions have been added.
    The Ronfaure Front
    The Norvallen Front
    The Gustaberg Front
    The Derfland Front
    The Sarutabaruta Front
    The Aragoneu Front
    *Maps for areas that exist in present Vana?diel will be usable in the same area in the past.
    **Past Vana?diel time will not be displayed when selecting ?Current Time? from the main menu.


    A new, large-scale battle system known as ?Campaign? has been introduced.
    Related Information>>


    The icon that represents beastman-controlled regions on the Conquest map has been changed.


    It is no longer necessary to speak with an NPC to move to a Rent-a-Room.
    The ?Residence? heading on the Profile window has been deleted.


    Party members can now be invited into your Mog House.
    You can open your Mog House to all party and alliance members by selecting the new ?Open Mog? option added to the Mog House menu.
    Visit a party member?s open Mog House by speaking to the NPC located near the Residential Area entrance and selecting that character?s name from the list displayed. You will be led to your friend?s Mog House automatically.
    *Disbanding or leaving a party will not expel party members that are already in your Mog House. Selecting ?Close Mog? from the Mog House menu will, however, expel all characters besides the owner.


    The following changes have taken place in the quests ?An Understanding Overlord??, ?An Affable Adamantking??, ?A Moral Manifest??, and ?A Generous General??:


    ○It is now possible to begin the remaining three quests even after completing one of the quests mentioned above and receiving the reward. However, the quests will not become available to characters that have the previous quest reward currently equipped.
    ○It is now possible to voluntarily abandon an accepted quest by speaking with the respective guildmaster.


    The following changes have been made to the Chocobo Circuit:
    ○By speaking with an NPC in the Chocobet Center or the grandstand, it is now possible to see a list detailing the information of chocobos that will appear in the race overseen by that NPC.
    ○You can now see the results of previous races at the General Information Center.
    ○You can now choose whether or not to return a chocobet ticket to a Chocobet Center NPC after a race.
    ○The length of time a chocobo will be required to wait between entering races has been reduced from one week to one day (Earth time).
    ○The following changes have been made to C3 Chocobo Races:
    Signup fee reduced from 5,000 gil to 1,000 gil
    Signup fee reduced from 30 chocobucks to 20 chocobucks
    Winnings reduced from 50,000 gil to 10,000 gil
    ○The following changes have been made to C4 Chocobo Races:<
    Signup fee reduced from 2,000 gil to 500 gil
    Winnings reduced from 10,000 gil to 5,000gil
    ○C1 and C2 Chocobo Races have been introduced.
    ○Certain NPC dialogs can now be canceled partway through.


    Gobbiebag quests Part VII and Part VIII have been added.
    These quests will become available after fulfilling certain conditions, and allow players to carry even more items in their all-new gobbiebags!
    Players must complete all previous gobbiebag quests before the new gobbiebag quests will become available.


    Toraimaral Canal Gate → Gingerberry Grove
    - The label ?Toraimarai Canal Gate? on the Windurst Waters map has been changed to ?Gingerberry Grove?.


    The following labels have been added to the Davoi map:
    Bellenorque Abbey
    Maison de Beaulaurand
    Devil's Finger
    The Pechune
    The Rofeule


    [Battle-Related]
    Two new jobs, dancer and scholar, are now available.
    Specific quests must be completed in order to obtain each job.
    *The limit break quest ?Shattering Stars? will be implemented for dancer and scholar in the next version update.
    In order to raise the dancer or scholar job above level 71 before the next version update, it will be necessary to first complete ?Shattering Stars? with a different job.
    Related Information>>


    Many new monsters have been introduced along with the Wings of the Goddess areas.
    Some of these creatures will react aggressively to the use of job abilities and weapon skills.


    The following changes have been made to two-handed weapons:<
    ○Bonuses from attributes have been reduced.
    ○The method for calculating damage has been readjusted.


    The effects of the following weapon skills have been adjusted:
    Tachi: Yukikaze
    Tachi: Gekko
    Tachi: Kasha


    A new white magic spell ?Repose? has been added.
    ○Repose (Level 48)
    Puts an enemy to sleep.


    A new thief job ability ?Accomplice? has been added.
    ○Accomplice (Level 65)
    Steals half of the target party member's enmity and redirects it to the thief.


    The following changes have been made to beastmaster pet commands:
    ○?Heel,? ?Stay,? and ?Leave? now share the same recast time.
    ○The recast time for ?Heel,? ?Stay,? and ?Leave? has been reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds.
    ○The amount of health recovered when a beastmaster uses the ?Stay? command on a pet out of combat has been greatly increased.


    A new beastmaster pet command ?Snarl? has been added.
    ○Snarl (Level 45)
    Transfer enmity to a pet invoked with the "Call Beast" ability.


    A new ranger job ability ?Velocity Shot? has been added.
    ○Velocity Shot (Level 45)
    Increases attack power and speed of ranged attacks, while reducing attack power and speed of melee attacks.


    Several issues concerning the Gigas race have been addressed. This has resulted in a change of graphics and jobs for a section of the Gigas population.


    The strength of the Fomor notorious monster ?Lobias? who inhabits the Sacrarium area of the Tavnazian Archipelago has been adjusted.


    A character?s 2-hour ability will now wear off when changing areas.


    The following changes have been made to Pankration:
    ○New feral skills have been added.
    STR +50/DEX +50/VIT +50/AGI +50/INT +50/MND +50/CHR +50/Max HP +30%/Max MP +30%/Attack +30%/Defense +30%/Magic Attack +30%/Magic Defense +30%/Accuracy +30%/Magic Accuracy +30%/Evasion +30%/ Interruption Rate -50%
    ○It is now possible to capture elementals on soul plates for use in creating a soul reflector.
    ○It is now possible to confirm your match time by speaking with the NPC after making a match application.
    ○Investigating the fence surrounding the battle cages will now allow you to choose among several camera angles from which to observe the current match.


    [Item-Related]
    New items purchasable with guild points have been added to the trading contract quests.


    New ?food? category items have been added.


    Many new types of equipment have been added.


    The following items have been added to the equipment/furniture accepted by the storage NPC:
    Moogle Cap
    Nomad Cap
    Redeyes


    The icon graphics for the following items have been changed:
    Thief's Tools/Bast Parchment/Insect Fletchings/Southern Pearl/Eastern Paper/Unicorn Horn/Ultima's Cerebrum/Ultima's Heart/Ultima's Claw/Ultima's Leg/Ultima's Tail/Omega's Eye/Omega's Heart/Omega's Foreleg/Omega's Hind Leg/Omega's Tail/Plaited Cord/Vanilla/Marid Hide/Marid Leather/Orobon Lure/Cerberus Hide/Cerberus Leather/Puk Fletching/Plasma Oil/Soulflayer Tentacle/Khimaira Horn/Khimaira Tail/Giant Donko/Hermes Quencher/Scapegoat/Apkallu Egg/Lufaise Fly/Bronze Bullet/Morion Tathlum/Phantom Tathlum/Arctic Wind/East Wind/Zephyr/Antarctic Wind/Nazar Bonjuk


    The attributes for the ?ebisu fishing rod? have been adjusted.


    The names of the following items have been changed:

    Neutralizing Plt. -> Neutralizing Slv.
    Rogue's Plt. -> Rogue's Silver


    [System-Related]
    The ?Macros? option in the main menu has been expanded to contain 20 macro ?books.?
    It is possible to register up to ten ?sets? of macros within each book. Each macro book can be labeled with any name the player chooses.


    New text commands have been added:
    /macro
    /campaignmap
    /cmap

    ○/macro
    Individual macro books or sets can be selected by combining the ?/macro? command with the ?book? and ?set? subcommands.<>

    Example:
    To select Book 15
    /macro book 15

    To select Set 3
    /macro set 3

    ○/campaignmap, /cmap
    This command opens the ?Campaign? map under ?Region Info? in the main menu.


    An issue with the arrival and departure animations of the airships and ferries has been addressed.


    An issue wherein the travel time for the following ferry routes was shorter than intended has been addressed:
    Open sea route to Mhaura<
    Silver Sea route to Nashmau


    Many new terms have been added to the auto-translate dictionary.


    Category Term
    Game Terms Campaign
    Game Terms Allied Notes
    Game Terms Morale
    Game Terms Prosperity
    Game Terms Reconnaissance
    Game Terms Fortifications
    Game Terms Resources
    Game Terms Influence
    Game Terms Controlled Areas
    Game Terms Heroism Gauge
    Game Terms In Conflict
    Game Terms Confederate Icon
    Game Terms Layer Area
    Game Terms Campaign Evaluation
    Game Terms Allied Tags
    Game Terms Sigil
    Game Terms Temporary Item
    Game Terms Campaign Ops
    Game Terms campaign battle
    Game Terms checkpoint garrison
    Game Terms medal
    Game Terms opinion poll
    Game Terms audience
    Game Terms war climate details
    Game Terms battle strategies
    Game Terms internal policy
    Game Terms skill
    Game Terms production
    Game Terms Op Credits
    Text Commands /macro
    Text Commands /campaignmap
    Groups Allied Forces of Altana
    Groups Royal Army of San d'Oria
    Groups Republican Army of Bastok
    Groups Federal Forces of Windurst
    Groups Orcish Hosts
    Groups Quadav Shieldwarriors
    Groups Yagudo Theomilitary
    Groups Dark Kindred
    Jobs Dancer
    Jobs Scholar
    Spells Repose
    Spells Pyrohelix
    Spells Hydrohelix
    Spells Ionohelix
    Spells Cryohelix
    Spells Geohelix
    Spells Anemohelix
    Spells Luminohelix
    Spells Noctohelix
    Spells Firestorm
    Spells Rainstorm
    Spells Thunderstorm
    Spells Hailstorm
    Spells Sandstorm
    Spells Windstorm
    Spells Aurorastorm
    Spells Voidstorm
    Job Abilities Trance
    Job Abilities Sambas
    Job Abilities Drain Samba
    Job Abilities Aspir Samba
    Job Abilities Haste Samba
    Job Abilities Waltzes
    Job Abilities Curing Waltz
    Job Abilities Healing Waltz
    Job Abilities Divine Waltz
    Job Abilities Jigs
    Job Abilities Spectral Jig
    Job Abilities Chocobo Jig
    Job Abilities Steps
    Job Abilities Quickstep
    Job Abilities Box Step
    Job Abilities Stutter Step
    Job Abilities Flourishes
    Job Abilities Wild Flourish
    Job Abilities Desperate Flourish
    Job Abilities Animated Flourish
    Job Abilities Violent Flourish
    Job Abilities Reverse Flourish
    Job Abilities Building Flourish
    Job Abilities Tabula Rasa
    Job Abilities Light Arts
    Job Abilities Dark Arts
    Job Abilities Modus Veritas
    Job Abilities Strategems
    Job Abilities Penury
    Job Abilities Celerity
    Job Abilities Rapture
    Job Abilities Accession
    Job Abilities Parsimony
    Job Abilities Alacrity
    Job Abilities Ebullience
    Job Abilities Manifestation
    Job Abilities Accomplice
    Job Abilities Velocity Shot
    Pet Commands Snarl
    Place Names 2 Southern San d'Oria [S]
    Place Names 2 East Ronfaure [S]
    Place Names 2 Jugner Forest [S]
    Place Names 2 Batallia Downs [S]
    Place Names 2 Everbloom Hollow
    Place Names 2 The Eldieme Necropolis [S]
    Place Names 2 Bastok Markets [S]
    Place Names 2 North Gustaberg [S]
    Place Names 2 Grauberg [S]
    Place Names 2 Ruhotz Silvermines
    Place Names 2 Vunkerl Inlet [S]
    Place Names 2 Pashhow Marshlands [S]
    Place Names 2 Rolanberry Fields [S]
    Place Names 2 Crawlers' Nest [S]
    Place Names 2 Windurst Waters [S]
    Place Names 2 West Sarutabaruta [S]
    Place Names 2 Fort Karugo-Narugo [S]
    Place Names 2 Ghoyu's Reverie
    Place Names 2 Meriphataud Mountains [S]
    Place Names 2 Sauromugue Champaign [S]
    Place Names 2 Garlaige Citadel [S]
    Place Names 2 The Ronfaure Front
    Place Names 2 The Norvallen Front
    Place Names 2 The Gustaberg Front
    Place Names 2 The Derfland Front
    Place Names 2 The Sarutabaruta Front
    Place Names 2 The Aragoneu Front
    Game Terms 2 Smokescreen
    Game Terms 2 Pit Spider
    Game Terms 2 Aegis Scream
    Game Terms 2 Granite Rose
    Game Terms 2 Hawk Eye
    Game Terms 2 Slaughterhouse
    Game Terms 2 Brave Dawn
    Game Terms 2 Stock and Awe
    Game Terms 2 Materiel Storm
    Game Terms 2 Vanguard-X
    Game Terms 2 Crimson Domino
    Game Terms 2 Crystal Fist
    Game Terms 2 Iron Anvil
    Game Terms 2 Streetsweeper
    Game Terms 2 Delta Strike

    [Windows Only]
    The option ?Run in Windowed Mode? has been added to the ?General? tab of the FINAL FANTASY XI Config Tool. Checking this box and saving the new settings will run the game in windowed mode the next time you start FINAL FANTASY XI.





    *When checking this box, the message ?You may experience lower frame rates or other problems depending on your computer's specifications. Uncheck the box and use full screen mode to improve performance.? will be displayed. To switch to windowed mode, you will be required to select ?Yes? from the subsequent options provided.
    **Using the default settings while in windowed mode may cause problems with the game screen.
    The following settings are suggested if any problems are encountered in windowed mode.
    These settings are a general example, and the optimal values may differ depending on the graphic card, etc. being employed.





    Warnings for Windowed Mode

    After changing the settings, the size of the window will be displayed under ?Overlay Graphics Resolution? on the ?Screen Size? tab. While in windowed mode, it is possible to alter the window size by clicking and dragging on the edge of the window with the mouse. Press and hold the Shift key to maintain the same vertical and horizontal proportions. Right-click on the title bar and select ?Default Size? to return the window to the default window size setting.

    Even in the case where the maximum value for the ?Overlay Graphics Resolution? is set to the same value as the full screen display, the window will be slightly smaller than the full screen.

    It is not possible to take screenshots in windowed mode by pressing the Alt key and the Print Screen key.

    The brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc. of windowed mode will differ slightly from full screen mode.

    You may lose your connection and be returned to PlayOnline when performing the following actions while FINAL FANTASY XI is running:
    Activating certain screen savers
    Starting other applications


    [Known Issues]
    The terms ?Burrow? and ?Bore? are reversed in the display shown by the Chocobet NPCs when asked for race chocobo information.


    Xbox 360 Only

    After installing the expansion disc Wings of the Goddess, or the Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection, and attempting to download the version update, the error code "POL-12313" will be displayed. Retrying the download will allow the version update to proceed normally
    I really hope they've not messed up Sam to much, they already nerfed(and rightly so) Y/G/K once after the 2hander patch and now we get a full ws nerf along with the a general 2 hander nerf... ****ing gay. The 2nd hander STR/DEX needed to stay, it made alot of ****ing **** equipment SE put out useful, so **** all meriting DD'ing ninja, axe using war's, and moaning thf's and monks cos endgame just got ****ter without the 2hander buff for small Ls's.

    Plus if the skillchain buffs don't come inthe next batch of notes for the patch onthe 22nd SE can GTFO.

  2. #2
    SAMs should not able able to solo VT mobs tho tobal, or did SE already address that?

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    they stopped that with the Y/G/K patch 2 weeks after the 2hander patch, bringing Y/G/K damage down to 900-1.2k normal with freak/double att making it them 1.1-1.5k, but these depend on external factors like sneak attack, str/att base and overwhelm

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    Seems SE have broke FFxi, most mob A.I. seems totally messed up(spamming nothing but tp moves) at the moe and all 2hander damager on HNM's = oh dear.

    RNG new JA has broke the game again, can you say 600 crit's, 3000 barrages.... do SE ever ****ing test anything

    All the new equipment is crap with sam and nin getting nothing again.
    Last edited by Tobal; 20-11-2007 at 08:27 AM.

  5. #5
    I broke and just placed WotG order. Like the sound of the new RNG JA and tempted to try out Scholar.

    Where you seeing the equipment lists Tobal? (no new NIN gear surprises me very little tho )

  6. #6
    I'm hoping VG+ ship my PS2 & PC copies of this today. I'd have them for Friday if they ship them today.

  7. #7
    The new RNG ability doesn't seem all that powerful to me, but if people are noticing a difference it's only to put right an il-deserved nerf. I was hitting TW skeleton mobs in Xarcard last night with it active for just over 100 damage, sounds low but it all depends on the mob - Helped out Yen with the Snoll Tzar and noticed that each arrow was doing 321 damage per shot, only 200 less than EES lol.

    Edit: I do like how the duration of the ability lasts exactly as long as the reuse timer tho, unless of course you zone, die or cancel it manually.
    Last edited by Daragon; 20-11-2007 at 04:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobal View Post
    Seems SE have broke FFxi, most mob A.I. seems totally messed up(spamming nothing but tp moves) at the moe and all 2hander damager on HNM's = oh dear.

    RNG new JA has broke the game again, can you say 600 crit's, 3000 barrages.... do SE ever ****ing test anything

    All the new equipment is crap with sam and nin getting nothing again.
    That's against HNMLS mobs right? Because it sounds close to what RNGs used to have against standard mobs.

  9. #9
    VT/It birds, so it does have an advantage but 600 on crit, 300-400 normal shots = sick. Rng's use to hit for 200'ish pre nerf.

    New items list from patch, http://ffxi.compels.us/

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