May 13th Version Update Details

Following adjustments / additions are planned to be made during the additional version update that is scheduled to take place on May 13, 2011.

With updates that have already been announced, however require a client update or more time on development/testing will be implemented on the additional version update that is scheduled to be performed next week.

Battle-related

  • How certain monsters in the following areas will detect a player character will be changed.
    Ranguemont Pass / Bostaunieux Oubliette / Toraimarai Canal / Zeruhn Mines / King Ranperre’s Tomb / Dangruf Wadi / Inner Horutoto Ruins / Ordelle’s Caves / Outer Horutoto Ruins / Eldieme Necropolis / Gusgen Mines / Crawlers’ Nest / Maze of Shakhrami / Garlaige Citadel / Fei’Yin
  • The following adjustment will be made to Grounds of Valor.
    • Distribution of target monsters in certain regimes that take place in The Eldieme Necropolis.
  • The following adjustments will be made to the puppetmaster job.
    • Automaton attachments will be adjusted as follows:
    • Power Cooler
      It will reduce the MP cost even if there are no Ice Maneuvers in effect.
    • Galvanizer
      It will increase the chance of countering even if there are no Thunder Maneuvers in effect.
  • The following adjustments will be made to the new weapon skills that were added. In addition, we will address an issue wherein weapon skill damage was not calculated properly.
    • String Shredder
      Damage will be increased and status bonuses added.
    • Armor Shatterer
      Damage will be increased and status bonuses added.
      Skillchain element will be changed from Fragmentation / Scission to Fusion / Impaction.
  • The following adjustment will be made to Abyssea.
    • Empyrean upgrade items can now be obtained from certain notorious monsters.
  • Item-related

    • The number of new linkshells sold will be increased.

    Miscellaneous

    • An issue wherein the skillchain effect of Inhibitor will not apply on the weapon skills String Shredder and Armor Shatterer, where automaton will continue to stand by.
    • An issue wherein the damage of the blood pacts Crescent Fang, Mountain Buster, and Tail Whip was higher than intended.
    • An issue wherein both Aptant and Pigment can be used for synergy and a previously etched aperture will be removed from an item.

    *Adjustment on Heat Capacitor where it will no longer erase all Fire Maneuver effects will be made in the future update.
    * Aromor Shatterer will also increase the accuracy along with the increase of damanger and the addition of status bonuses.