The newest patch to Final Fantasy XI is a big deal. No, not just because there’s a new installment of the Voracious Resurgence, although that is in and of itself a big deal, being more story content in a game that we were long ago told would get no more new story content. What makes it a big deal is the addition of the new Master Level system, which kind of alters the entire dynamic of how the game works by offering up a new style of leveling for players who have mastered a job. Oh, and it also allows you to increase the level of your subjob, too.
Yes, you read that correctly; every five Master Levels increases the level cap of your subjob by one, which is a pretty big deal when subjobs had been limited to level 49 for ages. All the more reason to get out there and grind for experience, then. Check out the full set of patch notes on the official site, or if you prefer, catch the rundown in video format just below.