Square Enix isn't finished with Final Fantasy XI, at least according to the huge update just released. The patch includes tons of new content in the form of quests, missions, a completely new zone, recipes and much more. Some 'nuts and bolts' changes that are sure to please players are things such as the amount of lost XP for being knocked out has been reduled, taxes on bazaars have been abolished and listing fees for items on the Auction House have been lowered.
New quests have been introduced that allow adventurers to procure relic-equivalent equipment for geomancers and rune fencers.
- Undertaking the Quests: Geomancers or rune fencers may talk to Hestefa in the Celennia Memorial Library while wearing all five pieces of the appropriate artifact armor set to begin the quests.
Read the full notes (and there are a LOT of them!) on the Final Fantasy XI forum.