I noticed recently that Square Enix has announced a new event in FFXI, namely Salvage. Apparently this looks like an Assault with other modifications (such as special conditions forced on the players) thrown in.
To me, this is a huge disappointment, as I expected more integration in the extremely fragmented ToAU landscape. Everything looks incomplete, and adding another incomplete part will not cut it. Not to mention that the only rewards are items… items that can only be used with the “regular” activities. Unlike the other expansions, everything seems loose and without a clear goal. I wish they’d stop adding half-baked features and focus on providing more for each update instead.
The fact that the update is just 27 Mb confirms this impression.
Luca Beltrame FINAL FANTASY XI