In its first-ever journey to the world of Vana'diel, Record Keeper introduces players to the five women shaping the world's events.
This event also introduces players to two new game mechanics that increase potential damage per second (DPS), rather than the previous focus on raw damage output:
- Chain Soul Breaks: Chain Soul Breaks grant the party a damage buff to a particular type of elemental damage, with the multiplier increasing every time a corresponding elemental attack is used. The effect only lasts as long as the Chain does, represented by a depleting gauge at the top of the screen.
- Witch abilities: A new ability school, specializing in elemental magics that have lower power than Black Magic, but deal multiple strikes. Intended to synergize with the new Chain Soul Breaks by allowing a way to quickly raise the chain count.
Due to server difficulties during the original run of the event, Women of the World was revived as part of a massive compensation package. All of a player's progress during the original run was retained.