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Letter from the Producer, XI (6/14/2011)

Here is a sample video of auto-attack to be implemented in Patch 1.18.

The original post from the Lodestone can be found at: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/13462

Looks like they’re burning the midnight oil over there!

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.

◆ 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.

[dev1037] Enhancement of Battle Effects (from the Lodestone)

•The size of battle effects for actions and magic will be enhanced by 1.5 to 2 times the current.

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