[Final Fantasy XI] From the wise sages at SquareEnix:
The FINAL FANTASY XI development team is currently working on the next version update! Adventurers can expect additions to the Fellowship system, new areas, and several other changes. Details will be posted to the Topics section as soon as they are released, so keep checking back for more information! The version update will take place in early October.
More NPC quests, though not that appealing to me, seem to make the player base quite happy. The other changes so far seem to be only slight modifications. There is nothing that is standing out as any huge difference so far, but in the last patch they announced a radical changing of the ranger job just days before the update was released. So we shall see.