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Patch 1.17 Notes


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Posted on the front page of the Lodestone. Full patch notes can be found here: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/7032-patch1.17-Patch-1.17-Notes



As promised in the seventh Letter from the Producer, we are happy to announce that patch 1.17 is on schedule for release in a matter of days.

â Patch 1.17 Release Date

Thursday, April 14, 2011 (following server maintenance)


â Patch 1.17 Maintenance Time

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PDT)


The following is a brief outline of the planned changes:


â Patch Outline

[dev1002] [dev1003] The implementation of new sidequests

[dev1011] The balancing of guildleve rewards

[dev1020] Adjustments and additions to the party system

Maximum party size has been reduced to 8 members.

Parties with 4 to 7 members are now called "light parties."

Parties with 8 members are called "full parties."

Special status enhancements will be granted to light and full parties. (Changes to party member display UI still under consideration.)

[dev1021] Adjustments to battle content in conjunction with the new party system

Adjustments to behest difficulty and bonuses to accommodate new full party size of 8 members.

Adjustments to the behest schedule.

[dev1029] Adjustments to environment collision detection

[dev1030] Adjustments to enemy distribution

[dev1031] The addition of new notorious monsters

[dev1038] The implementation of new equipment and items

[dev1039] The reduction of randomness affecting the approach phase in gathering

[dev1040] Adjustments and additions to active icons


A more detailed report can be found in the 1.17 patch notes, scheduled for release on April 14.

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