Have you long seen the backs of animals in Final Fantasy XI and thought to yourself, “I could totally be riding that instead of a bird?” The game’s next patch will give you that opportunity by adding the new transportation option of mounts. No word on what those mounts will be or where you can use them, though.
The next patch will also add a new type of combat known as Ambuscade, which… again, we don’t know anything about. But it will be added. So details may be a bit scant at the moment, but at least you can take heart in the knowledge that Final Fantasy XI‘s maintenance mode is more active than many games which are still active.