The latest version update for Final Fantasy XI has arrived and it’s quite significant in comparison to the last few that have dropped.
The update adds a new area to Odyssey called Sheol: Gaol. We’ve known content to Odyssey was on the way, but with the patch notes now revealed and the update out in the wild we have a better idea of what the event will look like.
First, you’ll have to have completed the Records of Eminience objectives for the other three Odyssey areas added thus far: Sheol A, B, and C before you can even enter.
Then, you’ll want to group up with a party of up to six people max, none of which can be on duplicate jobs, which is an interesting requirement. You’ll be fighting a boss NM when entering Sheol: Gaol, and defeating it will unlock the ability to purchase equipment from the ??? Moogle in Rabao using in-event currency. The difficulty can be raised to presumably increase the rewards.
These items can augmented and as you defeat more NMs, you’ll unlock more items to purchase. What’s interesting is that depending on how popular the item is on your server, the price will change. Presumably it will go up if it’s popular and possibly down if it’s not as popular.
That’s the general idea, but feel free to give the January 2021 Final Fantasy XI version update’s patch notes a read if you’re interested in learning more.
Also as usual, the January 2021 Final Fantasy XI version update adds changes to the monthly Ambuscade and other small changes and bug fixes.
If you’re eager to start scoping out the new equipment and planning what to go for, the FFXI Reddit has a few helpful links to a few discussions going on the FFXIAH forums going on right now.