Final Fantasy XI players, who have suffered a series of setbacks with the console closure and the recent reassignment of the veteran game director, will be happy to hear that a significant update has been applied to the game that includes mounts, new battle content, items and furniture.
Mounts are a new type of transportation similar to chocobos in which players can ride upon the backs of specific creatures. Their movement speed is similar to that of a rented chocobo, and they can be called forth in the same manner as using a chocobo whistle.
Players will not be detected by monsters while riding.
Read more on the Final Fantasy XI forum.
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