Final Fantasy XI November Patch and Events

By Ellis Spice, 1 year ago
Although Final Fantasy XI is not long for this world, with the servers set to shut down in March 2016, the developers at Square Enix have continued to support it with new events and patches until the end. As promised back when the server closure was announced, the November update brings us the final chapter of the "Rhapsodies of Vana'diel" event, the grand finale to the 14-year old MMO. As the following trailer shows us, this event contains a new area, a new questline, job adjustments and more:



The first set of campaigns will start at 11PM PST on November 9th and will run until 6:59 AM PST on November 20th, with the following featured:

Chain Experience Bonus Campaign - PLUS!

Earn from double to three times the normal amount of experience from experience chains. Not only that, but the maximum benefit of Dedication from items will be doubled during the campaign!

Chain Capacity Point Bonus Campaign - PLUS!

Earn from double to three times the normal amount of capacity points from experience chains. Not only that, but the maximum benefit of Commitment from items will be doubled during the campaign!

Chain Monstrosity Bonus Campaign - PLUS!

Earn from double to three times the normal amount of experience from experience chains. Not only that, but the maximum benefit of Dedication will be doubled during the campaign!

Double Simulacra Segment Drop Rate Campaign

The rate at which Skirmish simulacra segments drop from colonization and lair reives will be doubled and their quality improved! Not only that, but whenever a visage is dropped in an area, it will correspond to the area in which it was obtained.

Abyssea Campaign

During the campaign, the default light values of pearlescent, azure," golden, and silver auras will be drastically increased.
In addition, a blue treasure chest has been placed near Horst in Port Jeuno (H-8). Opening the chest will enable you to claim one of the following prizes:
- Eleven varieties of Atma
- One Lunar Abyssite key item
- 100,000 cruor

Mog Garden Campaign

Mog Gardens will undergo the following adjustments.

- Double the normal amount of shining stars will be earned.
- Different flotsam will wash up upon the shores.
- Reared creatures will provide items twice daily.
- Moogles in the Mog Gardens will sell the following items.
Golden seed pouch / Chestnut tree sap / Monarch beetle saliva / Bronze Bed /
Mahogany Bed / Noble's Bed / Goblin Stew 880

Wildskeeper Reive Campaign

During this campaign, wildskeeper reives will undergo the following changes to make them more accessible.
- The required fame and bayld cost of the key item required to participate have been reduced.
- Enemies will drop two pinches of high-purity bayld.
- Enemies will drop Mog Kupons AW-WK
- The following notorious monsters will have their respawn times shortened to five minutes:
Colkhab / Tchakka / Achuka / Yumcax / Hurkan / Kumhau

Alter Ego Expo

Alter egos will undergo the following adjustments.
- Alter egos' maximum HP and MP will be increased by 50%.
- Alter egos will gain a high resistance to status ailments.

Skirmish Frenzy Campaign - PLUS!

Skirmishes will undergo the following changes during the campaign.
- Personal treasure coffer ranks will increase much faster.
- The spawn rate of yecuexes will be increased in Alluvion Skirmishes.
- The spawn rate of Balamor's Adumbration will be increased in Skirmish - Yorcia Weald (U).
- Vials of translurry will always be obtainable in Skirmish - Yorcia Weald (U).
- Vials of transmelange are more likely to be obtained in Skirmish – Outer Ra'Kaznar (U).
- The spawn rate of heartwings will be increased in Skirmishes in Yorcia Weald (U) and Outer Ra'Kaznar (U).

Geas Fete Campaign

Earn double the usual amount of escha silt from combat in Escha areas.
Once the above finishes, these campaigns will run until 6:59 AM PST on November 30th:

Double Synthesis Skill Gain Rate Campaign

Synthesis, synergy, and fishing skill gain rate will be doubled. Be the best crafter you can be!

Wildskeeper Reive Campaign - PLUS!

During this campaign, wildskeeper reives will undergo the following changes to make them more accessible.
- The required fame and bayld cost of the key item required to participate have been reduced.
- Enemies will drop four pinches of high-purity bayld.
- Enemies will drop Mog Kupon AW-WK.
- The respawn times for the following notorious monsters have been reduced.
Colkhab / Tchakka / Achuka / Yumcax / Hurkan / Kumhau

Alter Ego Expo

Alter egos will undergo the following adjustments.
- Alter egos' maximum HP and MP will be increased by 50%.
- Alter egos will gain a high resistance to status ailments.

Double Unity Accolade Campaign

Unity accolade gains from completing Records of Eminence objectives and vanquishing monsters will be doubled!

Adoulin Dial Campaign

A brand new dial will added to the Goblin Mystery Box!
The Adoulin dial is usable once per Earth day and provides a variety of rewards specific to Seekers of Adoulin content, such as Skirmish stones and airlixirs from Delve.

Further, the chance of receiving equipment from the SP dial will be increased.

* The Adoulin dial is completely free to use.
* At least forty-five days must have passed since character creation to be eligible to use the Goblin Mystery Box.

Voidwatch Campaign

All lights start at their maximum alignment values during the campaign.

Geas Fete Campaign - PLUS!

Receive double the usual amount of escha silt from defeating monsters in escha areas during the campaign. Additionally, personal rewards from Geas Fete are increased by two items, and players will receive either an eschalixir, eschalixir +1, or eschalixir +2.
* In Reisenjima, players will receive either pellucid stones, fern stones, or taupe stones.

Unity Wanted Campaign

During the campaign, completing Wanted I and Wanted II Records of Eminence objectives will yield 2 treasure chests of each type.

Domain Invasion Campaign

The respawn time of notorious monsters will be halved during the campaign.
With four months to go before the closure of Final Fantasy XI, how is the last chance grind going for those looking to grab the games achievements?
Ellis Spice
Written by Ellis Spice
Ellis is a newshound and former manager of the walkthrough team. When he's not busy writing the latest news, he'll likely be found battling through his backlog, playing indie games, buying yet another indie game bundle or making a game of his own.