Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, adventurers! I would like to offer you my best wishes as we start the new year.

This is my first New Year's as producer for FFXI, and I feel a slight sense of relief now that it’s behind me and that everything went smoothly.

In May 2023, we finished up The Voracious Resurgence, which was a large part of our product roadmap and the last major update for the game. Even after The Voracious Resurgence ended, we have followed up with various initiatives designed to let players continue enjoying FFXI, which are based on the concepts of "stability" and the creation of an "archive" as their focus.

In order to ensure this sense of "stability," we have been upgrading the development team's equipment and other resources in order to update their work environment. Furthermore, we are making steady progress with replacing the FFXI servers and also ensuring that everything runs smoothly on Windows 11 as well. In terms of the game itself, we have introduced updates designed to improve the game's usability, such as the ability to configure your PadConfig settings without having to shut down the game client first...

Read on for this year's New Year information and full New Year's greeting.

New Year’s Boon and Bounty Campaign

The following campaigns will commence on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. (PST)

Additionally, a new campaign will be added and the campaign period for the monthly campaigns will be extended due to everyone achieving 125% of Vana'Bout's target goal!

Campaign Period: Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Saturday, February 3, at 6:59 a.m.

Newly Added: Ambuscade Point Bonus Campaign
Chain Experience Bonus Campaign
Chain Capacity Point Bonus Campaign
Chain Monstrosity Bonus Campaign
Increased Seal and Crest Drop Rate Campaign
Additional Seal Battlefield Spoils Campaign
Wildskeeper Reive Campaign
Alter Ego Expo Campaign HQ
Incursion Campaign
Voidwatch Campaign
Geas Fete Campaign – PLUS!
High-Tier Mission Battlefield Campaign
Dark Matter Arcane Glyptics Campaign
Hyper Chocobo Digging Campaign
Combat and Magic Skill Increase Campaign
Dynamis - Divergence Statue Crusher Campaign – PLUS!

Read on for details.

Vana’Bout – Round 1 is now underway!

Vana'Bout, a new event that lets you work together with players from all of the world servers toward a common goal, is currently underway!

Complete the special Records of Eminence objective during the challenge period to earn plaudits for your efforts. You can select the objective from "Special Events" in the Records of Eminence objectives list.

Event Period
Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Monday, December 25, at 11:59 p.m.

The total number of plaudits earned by adventurers around the world will be tabulated and if it exceeds the target amount, the challenge shall be considered a success and a special reward campaign will be added to the usual monthly campaigns as part of the event.

In addition, personal rewards will be given to those adventurers who really make an effort during the event! The more plaudits you accumulate during the challenge period, the more rewards you can choose from.

See here for more on the overall plaudits earned, the available rewards, and other details regarding the event.

Announcing the Nomad Mog Bonanza 2024!

As a show of thanks for your dedication to the world of Vana'diel, we're pleased to announce the Nomad Mog Bonanza 2024. Make all your dreams come true!

Once again, players are able to purchase up to two pearls!

Rank 1 prizes are awarded if you correctly guess the three-digit number and include all weapons previously available. Stylish new equipment sets have been added to the rank 3 prize lineup, and some prizes have also been adjusted from previous installments.

Don't miss this opportunity!

Read on for details.

* Bonanza pearls will be on sale from Friday, December 15, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Monday, January 15, at 6:59 a.m.
* Only characters for whom 32 days or more have passed since character creation are eligible to purchase bonanza pearls.
* Prizes available in the Nomad Mog Bonanza are in-game items and gil with no monetary value outside of the game.

Primed for Adventure – The December Episode: Now Available in the Archive!

The latest episode of the North American Community team's Primed for Adventure live stream series has been archived and is ready for your viewing pleasure! If you were unable to join the team during the live broadcast, feel free to check out the official FINAL FANTASY XI Twitch channel's archives at your leisure.

In this episode, the Community team held their final episode of the year, spreading Starlight cheer early alongside fellow adventurers!

View the archived video on the official Twitch channel.