MMORPG.com FFXI Correspondent Tristain Belisle writes this overview of what's new to the game this month in Square Enix's Fainal Fantasy XI.
September’s update is here! As many know the talk of Vana’diel is the new “Level Sync” system featured in our update. Aside from the obvious of being able to gain experience points via parties much easier at various different levels should you level down for one, I’ve seen a possible great use of the level sync in one particular instance besides not being utterly irritated when trying to find capped level gear such as when you are going to an area like the Promyvion areas, Burning Circle Notorious Monsters, Kindred Seal Notorious Monsters, Empty Notorious Monsters, Garrisons, Assaults, and several other things. As many end-game FFXI players ‘zerg’ (a really powerful all-out attacking using majority of attack enhancing job abilities and involved buffing ie: Minuets, Marches, and Rolls), it is useful especially for Dark Knights to have Kraken Club which costs 15M+ on nearly all servers. Well… thanks to level sync your octave clubs are actually useful for once, provided you would have a linkshell member or friend keep a level 72 job. Nevertheless, thinking about a Dark Knight dual wielding clubs just about takes the cake of anything possible! Aside from dual wielding clubs, you can also gain the benefits of lesser known items such as: Divisor ring should you level sync down to a level which is a multiple of 5, Multiple ring if your level is a multiple of 10, and Coven Hat for odds and evens respectively, though it may not be as frequent or exciting as using an octave club that never hit as many times as we all would have liked. Just something to keep in mind should you have any of these items or are newly taking interest in them.
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