The March version update for FFXI is out now, and features new content as well as various gameplay changes. Notably, Square Enix decided to postpone the second part of the planned Voracious Resurgence Chapter 7. An interview with the game’s scenario writer, Masato Kato, will also appear on the WE ARE VANA’DIEL anniversary website in March.
One of the major changes coming with the March version update applies to the Treant Ambuscade battle. In addition to having lower health, the enemy’s Chelate ability will now apply to summoned alter egos as well. However, Producer Akihiko Matsui noted that the player must have a food buff for the ability to activate. Matsui recommends that players use lower-value food items such as cookies, rather than expensive high-end ones.
The second part of The Voracious Resurgence Chapter 7 will go live in April rather than March. Matsui stated that the main reason for the delay was unexpected bugs that popped up during testing.
Finally, an interview with game writer and scenario designer Masato Kato will appear on the WE ARE VANA’DIEL anniversary website later this month. Prior to his work during the early days of FFXI, Kato also worked on other popular Square Enix titles such as Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. As Matsui stated in his announcement post, Kato has done very few interviews about his work at Square Enix.
Last month, FFXI had a Hinamatsui Doll festival event. Before that, the February version update also came with an expanded Mog wardrobe. It also included an increased level cap from 20 to 30.
Final Fantasy XI is available on PC.