It appears that even the claims of Final Fantasy XI’s story being finished were greatly exaggerated. That’s not news, of course, but it is notable that the game’s August version update scheduled for August 6th includes the first part of a new storyline exploring what is said to be a corner of Vana’diel not previously explored. Players will need to have cleared Rhapsodies of Vana’diel to take part, but it’s still new content and new storytelling. That’s exciting enough.
The update will also bring improvements to Beastmasters and new Ambuscade content, as well, so players will definitely have things to do over the next month. If that weren’t enough, several bonus campaigns such as improved experience gains and Abyssea rewards will kick off on August 7th, so players will even have more reason to engage in some other activities. More stuff and more story! What else could you ask for?