Another version update has arrived to Final Fantasy XI, and it brings with it a new chance to upgrade your weapons! Yes, you can make your arsenal even stronger and more capable of dealing death. The downside is that you can only make these further upgrades by taking on the new Odyssey bosses in Sheol: Gaol, with successful battles earning currency used to upgrade equipment and special records being earned when you defeat each boss for the first time.
Despite what the patch notes say, players posting in the official digest thread have noted that players can indeed summon Trust companions in the battlefields, meaning that this content can be done solo for rewards. (Unity Accord leaders do not seem to be present on the Trust list for some reason, however.) There are also new Ambuscade upgrades and new improvements to the novice network as well, but the centerpiece is the new bosses for players to engage and defeat.