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2007
    Mar.
  • March 8, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Assault Mission - Nyzul Isle Investigation

    March 8, 2007 - Nyzul Isle Investigation is added to Assault Missions. The Assault involves completing mission objectives in each block of a procedurally generated dungeon. Vigil weapons, Askar gear, Denali gear, and Goliard gear can be obtained.

  • March 8, 2007

    Behind-the-scenes Commentary
    Concept Behind Nyzul Isle Investigation

    Nyzul Isle Investigation was designed as a sort of “mystery dungeon” where the interior is randomly arranged each time you enter. Battle rewards from there are quite unique in that they're a mystery until you appraise them. Since Rhapsodies of Vana’diel, even after solo participation has been made possible with the eased entry requirements for Assault and introduction of item level equipment, Nyzul Isle Investigation has grown into content that is still frequented by adventurers seeking powerful rewards. (Yoji Fujito, Director)

    May
  • May 12 and 13 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    5th Anniversary Event

    May 12 and 13, 2007 - FINAL FANTASY XI 5th Anniversary Event is held as part of the SQUARE ENIX Party 2007 event at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The event features a Random Deal-themed game where attendees can spend treasure tokens for a chance to win pins and in-game items.

    Jun.
  • June 6, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Einherjar

    June 6, 2007 - Einherjar is added. Up to 36 players may join in this battle content featuring the Hazhalm Testing Grounds, which separates into three wings. Adventurers who overcome all three wings are granted entrance into Valgrind to challenge the mighty Odin.

  • June 21, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    World Transfer Service

    June 21, 2007 - The World Transfer Service launches as a paid service. Before its implementation, players could only transfer characters between certain Worlds depending on availability. With this addition to the Square Enix Account Management System, players could now register to transfer their character to their preferred World as long as they met certain requirements.

    Aug.
  • August 28, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Chocobo Circuit

    August 28, 2007 - The Chocobo Circuit opens, allowing adventurers to race their chocobos in an exclusive venue accessible from any nation.

    Sep.
  • September 11, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Pankration

    September 11, 2007 - In the ancient sport of Pankration, monsters are captured using a Soultrapper and soul plates, which can then battle against others' monsters in a winner-takes-all melee. These competitive matches are held in the Pit located in Whitegate and registrations were limited based on time.

    Nov.
  • November 3, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Altana Festival in Osaka

    November 3, 2007 - The Altana Festival is held at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka, Japan. This was Square Enix's first stand-alone FINAL FANTASY XI event in Japan, which consisted of special talk sessions and a live concert by THE STAR ONIONS.

  • November 22, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Wings of the Goddess Expansion

    November 22, 2007 - The fourth expansion, Wings of the Goddess, is released. Dancer and scholar are added as new Extra Jobs. The story takes place 20 years prior to the present day, when the Crystal War is being fought across Vana'diel. Areas visited during this time period, known as the Shadowreign era, are indicated by [S] (such as Southern San d'Oria [S]).

  • November 22, 2007

    Behind-the-scenes Commentary
    Learning About the Past By Reliving It Yourself

    After Treasures of Aht Urhgan took us to a remote and foreign land, I started thinking about the next expansion and was drawn to the Crystal War, which even players with minimal interest in the story had probably heard about.

    It was only described through bits and pieces of the story, so wouldn’t it be great to find out what actually took place? And what better way than to experience them in person? I remember playing around with these ideas and having a lot of fun coming up with how adventurers would go back in time. (Koichi Ogawa, Director)

  • November 22, 2007

    Events in Vana'diel
    Campaign Battles

    The drawn-out struggle between Allied Forces of Altana and Beastman Confederate, referred to as Campaign, is fought in various parts of past Vana'diel. After all relevant areas have fallen to the beastmen, Campaign battles overtake the past versions of the three nations as well.

  • From November 22 2007

    Adventurers' History
    Traveling to the Past

    November 22, 2007 - During the events of Wings of the Goddess, adventurers travel between the past and present via Cavernous Maws that suddenly appeared throughout Vana'diel. A notable feature of the storyline is meeting the younger versions of certain NPCs, 20 years before the present day. Though the story unfolds in the past, Aht Urhgan Whitegate remains the central hub for adventurers forming parties or participating in Besieged.

  • From November 22 2007

    Adventurers' History
    Fortification Campaign

    November 22, 2007 - Following the addition of Campaign, adventurers discover that by attacking the Fortification in Campaign battles where beastmen are in control, they can earn experience points and Allied Notes without actually having to fight enemies. This is later adjusted to its present version, where performance is assessed more strictly.

Onward to 2008