Final Fantasy XI may be nearing maintenance mode after a long and illustrious career, but Square released details of a new explorable area for its 13-year-old MMORPG yesterday. It’s called Escha-Zi’Tah, and it’s accessible after progressing through the Rhapsodies of Vana’diel scenario.
Killing mobs in the zone will reward players with unique regional currencies (escha silt and escha beads) which can be used to purchase NPC items, travel through portals, engrave equipment, and more.
“Extraordinary notorious monsters” can also be summoned in the new zone. Defeating them with reward players with “precious spoils” and more of the silt and beads, according to a Square forum post.[Source: Forum post]