Major FFXIV update released

A major title update for MMO title Final Fantasy XIV has been released that Square Enix hopes will address some of the major criticisms that have been levelled at its titles in its opening weeks.

The game has already twice had its free trial period extended as Square Enix tries to keep players onside as it works toward addressing the criticism that has been levelled at the game.

Earlier this month Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada stated: We’re quickly working on reforms. We’d like to put our full power into regaining trust. If we satisfy our users, they will return. On the other hand, once the users say, ‘forget this,’ there’s no turning back. We can only recover our trust so far.”

Amongst the many tweaks included in the latest update are:

* The amount of skill points required to attain ranks 11 through 31 has been reduced.

* Physical and magic accuracy calculations have been adjusted. Attacks are now easier to land and more difficult to resist.

* Facing a target to attack is now automated when an action is selected.

* When engaging multiple enemies, a player now automatically targets the next enemy when one has been defeated.

* New enemy types have been added.

* Enemy populations in all areas have been increased and reorganized.

* Player inventory capacity has been increased from 80 to 100 slots.

* Smallclothes no longer suffer wear, and therefore no longer require repairs.

* Response time of the user interface (UI) has been improved.

* Prices will now be displayed next to individual items in retainer and player bazaars.

For a full list of the changes, check out the official site.

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