Square Enix sells a wide selection of character goods and jewelry. Sitting alone, the Tidal Talisman looks like a bland synthetic leather necklace with a silver plated Leviathan charm. However, the $42.99 (real life money) item also comes with a code to give players a Tidal Talisman in the game. The virtual item allows players to teleport between towns regardless of job and level. White Mages are usually the class that helps transport a group to Jeuno, Kazham, and other locations that are a pain to walk to. Considering the usefulness of the skill, it appears Square Enix is really selling the teleportation ability and not the necklace.
The Tidal Talisman is the first item in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XI Player’s Collection, a set of real life accessories linked to the Final Fantasy XI world. While it’s interesting to see Square Enix pair in game abilities with physical items I can’t imagine core Final Fantasy XI fans being happy with the idea of buying skills for their character.
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