Final Fantasy XI‘s Trust Initiative has been a revolutionary addition to the game. By allowing players to form small parties comprised of only themselves and a couple of NPCs, the leveling process has been eased in the wake of departing players.
Prishe and Ulmia – two NPCS from the game’s second expansion, 2004’s Chains of Promathia – will be added to the system next, nearly 10 years after their initial appearance. Square Enix has promised a full “platoon” of alter egos to follow.
The version update is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.