Patch 1.17 Outline (04/12/2011)

As promised in the seventh Letter from the Producer, we are happy to announce that patch 1.17 is on schedule for release in a matter of days.

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◆ Patch 1.17 Release Date Thursday, April 14, 2011 (following server maintenance)

◆ Patch 1.17 Maintenance Time 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

The following is a brief outline of the planned changes:

◆ Patch Outline

 

  • [dev1002] [dev1003] The implementation of new sidequests 
  • [dev1011] The balancing of guildleve rewards 
  • [dev1020] Adjustments and additions to the party system Maximum party size has been reduced to 8 members. Parties with 4 to 7 members are now called "light parties." Parties with 8 members are called "full parties." Special status enhancements will be granted to light and full parties. (Changes to party member display UI still under consideration.) 
  • [dev1021] Adjustments to battle content in conjunction with the new party system Adjustments to behest difficulty and bonuses to accommodate new full party size of 8 members. Adjustments to the behest schedule. 
  • [dev1029] Adjustments to environment collision detection 
  • [dev1030] Adjustments to enemy distribution 
  • [dev1031] The addition of new notorious monsters 
  • [dev1038] The implementation of new equipment and items 
  • [dev1039] The reduction of randomness affecting the approach phase in gathering 
  • [dev1040] Adjustments and additions to active icons 

A more detailed report can be found in the 1.17 patch notes, scheduled for release on April 14.

 

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Behest
# Apr 13 2011 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
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So 8 people max behest or are two parties going to be yelling at each other because they didnt attack the red mob?
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Finally!
# Apr 12 2011 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been eagerly awaiting side quests. I hate only logging in for a little while and doing as many guildleves and etc. as possible before logging out again. Yay for side quests!
reducing party max to 8, grrreat....
# Apr 12 2011 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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So with the party max being reduced to 8 this undoubtedly means there's going to be 2-3 times as many parties fighting over the same NMs. Any news on these savage beasts appearing more often or maybe having more than one pop at a time?
reducing party max to 8, grrreat....
# Apr 12 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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scorleone wrote:
So with the party max being reduced to 8 this undoubtedly means there's going to be 2-3 times as many parties fighting over the same NMs. Any news on these savage beasts appearing more often or maybe having more than one pop at a time?


If you ever camped for NMs in FFXI, then you'll probably know the answer to that one.
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