As previously announced at VanaFest 2010, the
impending version update will usher in the first stage of the
long-awaited level cap increase! What factors led to this monumental
decision? What implications will it have for adventurers? Today, we
would like to take the opportunity to address pressing questions and
concerns about the latest major evolution to hit Vana'diel.
What inspired the decision to increase the level cap?
A: With the cap
set at level 75 for quite some time now, a wide variety of monsters,
equipment, and game content has been introduced over the years for
players who had reached this limit. With such content having been
fleshed out to the development team's satisfaction, it was deemed that
the time was right to usher in the sort of new challenges that could
only come with the ability to achieve higher levels.
changes can we expect to see after the cap is lifted?
with the upcoming version update, the level cap will be gradually
increased to an eventual maximum of 99, with new job abilities, magic
spells, weapon skills, and equipment to be made available at these
higher levels. These additions, as well as refinements to existing
abilities and spells, will focus on preserving and strengthening the
unique roles that each main job serves, while increasing the tactical
options available to each support job. Needless to say, new game content
will also be introduced that will demand every onz of adventurers'
Are you one of the many adventurers longing to further
augment your equipment with marvelous moogle magic via Trial of the
Magians? Then you'll be heartened to know that additions and refinements
to the system are on the way!
New Weapon Trials
The impending version update will usher in new trials
allowing adventurers to take weapons already augmented via prior Magian
accomplishments and enhance them further. Needless to say, new trial
sequences for relic and mythic weapons will be included among these.
Adventurers will also find new trial varieties
available, such as those affording the opportunity to power up one's
These additions are only the tip of the iceberg,
however, as future updates promise to unveil the most challenging and
rewarding trials yet. It will take every onz of courage and persistence
at your disposal to upgrade your weapon to the limit of its
capabilities, but rest assured that the prize that awaits you will be
worth every step of the journey.
The Miraculous Magian Spectacles
Another addition will be a new item, the "magian
spectacles," which may be purchased from the Magian Moogle for a nominal
fee. This handy tool will aid in your trials by summoning a Magian
trial log to your side, allowing you to review your progress from
dungeons or afield.
Trial Objectives Revisited
The next version update will usher in a change of
Twilight God proportions with the lifting of level restrictions in
Chains of Promathia areas. Tweaks bound to further enhance your
adventuring experience in these areas are also in the works.
The upcoming version update will see the lifting of
level restrictions in Chains of Promathia areas. In light of the planned
level cap increase, the level and distribution of enemies in certain
Promathia areas will also be adjusted to pose a worthy challenge to
players level 75 and beyond. A journey of rediscovery to your favorite
areas of old awaits!
Level restrictions will be lifted in the areas below:
/ Promyvion - Holla / Promyvion - Dem / Promyvion - Mea / Promyvion -
Vahzl / Phomiuna Aqueducts / Sacrarium / Riverne - Site #B01 / Riverne -
Level restrictions imposed upon mission battlefields
will also be lifted, making the Chains of Promathia missions more
accessible than ever before. Adventurers who have yet to delve into the
dark secrets of the Twilight God may now proceed with easier hearts!
*No changes are being planned for the storyline or mission
progression. Level restrictions will remain in effect for ENM quests.
The upcoming version update will see the highly
acclaimed Wings of the Goddess nation quests reach their climactic
conclusions. What does fate have in store for the heroes and heroines of
the three nations as they continue their struggle in the Crystal War?
Your presence may well prove to be the weight that tips the scales in
favor of the children of Altana!
San d'Oria: A Snowswept Reunion
Against insurmountable odds, Excenmille and the
Knights of the Cardinal Stag have prevailed in their bloody clash with
Doggvdegg and his notorious Bloodwing Horde. But in the wake of this
momentous victory comes disturbing tidings: the fallen Count Aurchiat
has returned from the grave! To uncover the truth behind this unsettling
rumor, you must venture back into the heart of enemy territory. The
plucky Young Griffons will be relying on your watchful eye and
dependable sword arm more than ever before as they continue their
peril-fraught journey on the road to adulthood...
Bastok: The Enemy Within
Republican hero-turned-traitor Klara Bester is on the
lam after her latest vicious attempt on the life of the president,
leading Volker and the Mythril Musketeers to the heart of the enemy
stronghold in pursuit. After arriving at Castle Zvahl, events take yet
another ominous turn when an encounter with a demon hints at still
darker secrets in Zeid's past. Can the former Darksteel Hurricane redeem
himself for his bloody deeds, and reclaim his friend and captain from
the clutches of evil in the process? The brave Bastokers are counting on
you as they come face-to-face with the deepest shadow...
Windurst: At Journey's End
Having successfully averted its fate of destruction
through the sacrifice of two great sorcerers, the Federation of Windurst
stands on the verge of victory over its bitter foe, the Yagudo. Lehko
Habhoka and the Mithran Mercenaries strike out on a final offensive
against Castle Oztroja, only to be shaken to the core by the horrific
scene that greets their arrival. The Great War has left deep wounds, but
its heroes press on undeterred. What is the vision of the future for
which they fight? Remain true to your friends until the last, and as
night gives way to dawn, all will be revealed...
New Version Update Announcement! (05/14/2010)