Though many an "old school" Final Fantasy
player may have been dismayed at Square Enix's decision to move the game into an MMO environment with Final Fantasy XI
, no one can deny that the publisher has remained steadfastly behind the product. The last major update to the game was released in December
. Evidently they've been busily working on more tweaks and additions for the title, and have released a video and information for the upcoming February Update.
A detailed list of changes found in the update were detailed on the game's official forums
by Akihiko Matsui:
In this version update, we will be adding new skirmishes that will be comparatively easy for six players to enjoy. Additionally, we’ll also be making adjustments to the existing Delve content so that it can be undertaken by smaller parties, thus making the content more accessible.
Also, we will be introducing more alter egos to the Trust initiative in an effort to continue making the game easier to play solo and less time-consuming. This time around we will be adding Prishe and Ulmia from Chains of Promathia along with a platoon of other alter egos, so stay tuned for more information.
We’ll also be implementing the ability to reforge relic equipment.
We hope you accept the challenge of both enhancing your relic equipment and of reforging artifact equipment that was added last year, if you haven’t already. Geomancers and rune fencers who currently do not have relic equipment need not fear, as we will also be adding relic-equivalent equipment for these jobs as well.
In addition to this, we will also be adding text commands to check stats that previously could not be checked in-game, easing the difficulty of existing missions, adding new monster families to Monstrosity, and much more.
The update will go live on February 18th.