Final Fantasy XI’s October update improves gear purchasing and skillchains
You would think that if you’ve been playing Final Fantasy XI long enough to care about skillchains, you would probably have memorized the various ways that weaponskills interact by now. But if for whatever reason you just have a hard time recalling which weaponskill has which element, the latest patch adds that directly into the help text for skills. This may seem like a little change, but for a game that had traditionally been about as transparent as obsidian with its mechanics, it’s a welcome change.
The patch also decreases the bayld prices for gear from the Peacekeepers’ Coalition while increasing the item level for that same gear. Plus there are the usual changes to Ambuscade, a new Ark Angel alter ego to complete the set, adjustments to quality of life, and so forth. So jump on in and get to work now that you can actually remember how to chain Guillotine with other weapon skills.