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#1 Jun 08 2009 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Alright this came up in a post from the Japanese Media coverage of E3 (talks with Tanaka and Kawamoto:
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Dengeki: Have you set a date for the beta test?
Tanaka: We’re still undecided, but expect an announcement soon!


Though announcing the beta soon does not necessarily entail the release of the beta very soon- this does raise my hopes for the beta to be released in September/October.
#2 Jun 08 2009 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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We'll find out @ TGS, I think they'll start it in January/February.
#3 Jun 08 2009 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I think open beta will start in Jan/Feb. Hopefully closed beta starts soon- I know I'm being optimistic but a closed beta this year is definitely a possibility.
Also, in case anyone was wondering where I found the the interview:
http://www.eorzeapedia.com/2009/06/07/dengeki-interview-e3-2009/
#4 Jun 08 2009 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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The beta will be considerably longer than FFXI's so we may see it sooner than we expect.
#5 Jun 08 2009 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't say considerably longer- the FF XI beta was 4-5 months long, so I'm thinking this beta will be 6 months (considering SE also stated they wanted the beta to be shorter than it was for WoW- 9 months).
Also, I'm surprised there isn't more interest in the fact that an SE official stated that the beta announcement will occur soon. Then again, either this was already known or the FF XIV fervor is wearing off.
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Elmer had mentioned to me that the "coming soon" part was a mistranslation, but I'll ask him to confirm.
#7 Jun 08 2009 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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but... was FFXI a closed beta? i mean, SE stated they are gonna do both closed and open
#8 Jun 08 2009 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, SE hasn't commented on whether they will do both closed and open beta, or just closed beta, or just open beta; though, I would bet on FF XIV having both closed and open beta. Also, Pikko the site I used stated that they were working with Elmer so I assumed that Elmer provided that translation?
#9 Jun 08 2009 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Right, if they worked with Elmer, and he mistranslated it... Lol.
#10 Jun 08 2009 at 7:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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I wouldn't say considerably longer- the FF XI beta was 4-5 months long, so I'm thinking this beta will be 6 months (considering SE also stated they wanted the beta to be shorter than it was for WoW- 9 months).


WoW isn't in beta anymore?


hurr hurr
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#11 Jun 08 2009 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
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"Soon" is a relative term. This could mean soon as in "Later Today", or soon like "In the next Year".

Still, I believe that it'll be TGS before any real info on the game itself or the beta is released. From what the devs have stated, they seem to have a 5-6 month beta in mind, most likely with 80% of it being closed. If they plan to release worldwide at around the same time they released XI in the states, this would mean giving some beta info out within the 1st couple months of the year(2010).

As far as the beta is concerned though, I doubt they will do the closed beta outside of Japan. Their customers and fan base there would be far more likely to give them detailed and regular feedback in beta than Americans in general. And before people start ranting on about how they would provide real feedback to the devs, keep this in mind. It WON'T be regular FFXI players who participate exclusively in the beta in the US. There will be WoW freaks, ppl who have never played MMOs, and who knows who else.

Don't expect to participate in the beta until the OPEN beta starts.
#12 Jun 08 2009 at 8:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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flyskyy wrote:
"Soon" is a relative term. This could mean soon as in "Later Today", or soon like "In the next Year".


Heck, in the gaming industry "soon" could mean never.
#13 Jun 08 2009 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
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guys can the "everyone that plays WoW is an idiot or a 10 year old" stop?
there is idiots playing every game, yes even ffxi and there is also mature ppl playing WoW too and please dont say "yes one on a milion" kind of things because it is not true at all
#14 Jun 08 2009 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Nerio wrote:

guys can the "everyone that plays WoW is an idiot or a 10 year old" stop?
there is idiots playing every game, yes even ffxi and there is also mature ppl playing WoW too and please dont say "yes one on a milion" kind of things because it is not true at all


*woooooosh*
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#15 Jun 08 2009 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Coming soon, as in, tomorrow, would be splendid.

Edited, Jun 8th 2009 11:53pm by Codyy
#16 Jun 08 2009 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
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so i play both WoW and FFXI does that make me an idiot?
#17 Jun 08 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Good
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Nerio wrote:

guys can the "everyone that plays WoW is an idiot or a 10 year old" stop?
there is idiots playing every game, yes even ffxi and there is also mature ppl playing WoW too and please dont say "yes one on a milion" kind of things because it is not true at all


What are you talking about? Did you post in the wrong thread or something?

Edited, Jun 8th 2009 9:59pm by Kirbster
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#18 Jun 08 2009 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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no just trying to answer to somebody mentioning that "WoW freaks" feedback would ruin the game

im sorry it is off topic ill cut it out
#19 Jun 08 2009 at 9:14 PM Rating: Default
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"can we stop ...blah blah .. Everyone that plays WoW is a 10 year old idiot"
"...there is idiots in every game"
"...there is mature people, too"

{auto translate function} {Can I have it?}
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#20 Jun 08 2009 at 9:43 PM Rating: Good
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well i am sorry if english is not my mother language -.-
#21 Jun 08 2009 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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no just trying to answer to somebody mentioning that "WoW freaks" feedback would ruin the game


I NEVER said all ppl who play WoW are stupid or will ruin FFXIV, I simply said that there will be "WoW Freaks" Meaning ppl who have only played WoW etc. I never once implied that WoW players will ruin the game.

You filled in those gaps YOURSELF.
#22 Jun 08 2009 at 11:39 PM Rating: Default
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Nerio wrote:
well i am sorry if english is not my mother language -.-


Attacking based on misunderstanding is often the downfall of society.

As it were though, the only guy who was 'attacking' WoW was doing it in a joking matter.
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#23 Jun 08 2009 at 11:39 PM Rating: Good
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Kirbster wrote:
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I wouldn't say considerably longer- the FF XI beta was 4-5 months long, so I'm thinking this beta will be 6 months (considering SE also stated they wanted the beta to be shorter than it was for WoW- 9 months).


WoW isn't in beta anymore?


hurr hurr


Look what you did to this thread! Shame on you!
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#24 Jun 08 2009 at 11:47 PM Rating: Good
I sure hope the WoW-bigotry comes to an end here soon. It's really going to put a crimp on the FFXIV community if we end up with the WoW (and everyone who doesn't play FFXI for one reason or another) crowd and the FFXI-zealots.

Actually.... it'll fracture the community and that isn't something anyone should be proud of. Can't we put aside our bigotry and begin to form a cohesive community based around our mutual interest in FFXIV rather than focusing on people's different gaming backgrounds?

Or am I dreaming of a Utopian community?
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#25 Jun 08 2009 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I sure hope the WoW-bigotry comes to an end here soon. It's really going to put a crimp on the FFXIV community if we end up with the WoW (and everyone who doesn't play FFXI for one reason or another) crowd and the FFXI-zealots.

Actually.... it'll fracture the community and that isn't something anyone should be proud of. Can't we put aside our bigotry and begin to form a cohesive community based around our mutual interest in FFXIV rather than focusing on people's different gaming backgrounds?

Or am I dreaming of a Utopian community?
Right I think thats Utopia. Your right tho it does need to stop.
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#26 Jun 09 2009 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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But a Fraction in the community will make great for PvP!

I will have the FFXIforever Linkshell, my cousin will have the NeverFFXI linkshell

and we can battle with some meaning!
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#27 Jun 09 2009 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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Nerio wrote:
guys can the "everyone that plays WoW is an idiot or a 10 year old" stop?
there is idiots playing every game, yes even ffxi and there is also mature ppl playing WoW too and please dont say "yes one on a milion" kind of things because it is not true at all

I get it! You are writing in satire!

Right?

...Right?

I pray to whatever god that exists... please... it's a joke right?

*crawls into a corner crying*
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#28 Jun 09 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm working on ZAM now, guys.. As evidenced by my orange name.

The Dengeki interview was taken from a blog, and I had nothing to do with its translation. Basically, all these Japanese media sites were given the same interview time, so all their sites had the same questions and answers, just worded differently.

Tanaka said that the beta schedule has yet to be set, and that we'll all have to be patient until they make an announcement sometime in the future. There was no indication of "coming soon!" and that was the mistranslated part.
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#29 Jun 09 2009 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
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neocronNV wrote:

I sure hope the WoW-bigotry comes to an end here soon. It's really going to put a crimp on the FFXIV community if we end up with the WoW (and everyone who doesn't play FFXI for one reason or another) crowd and the FFXI-zealots.

Actually.... it'll fracture the community and that isn't something anyone should be proud of. Can't we put aside our bigotry and begin to form a cohesive community based around our mutual interest in FFXIV rather than focusing on people's different gaming backgrounds?


It is kind of scary, isn't it? We are exhibiting behaviors that I honestly thought that the gaming community, especially the allegedly *more mature, not filled with children and idiots* FFXI one, was above.
#30 Jun 09 2009 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Tanaka said that the beta schedule has yet to be set, and that we'll all have to be patient until they make an announcement sometime in the future. There was no indication of "coming soon!" and that was the mistranslated part.


Well that... sucks.

Also seeing as the discussion has gone astray from the original topic- I guess I'll continue this and address the point of "WoW bigotry." Personally, I don't understand why both communities (FFXI and WoW) can't coexist; but, I do think that based on the type of game play choices WoW players will make will lead to a separation of sorts. Most WoW players will choose to solo-level if that is a viable option, whereas most FF XI players will choose to party-level. Obviously, more "mingling" will occur between WoW players with other WoW players (same for FF XI players). Personally, I think that the game should be heavily group oriented to ensure that both gaming societies are required to work together from the early levels on wards rather than simply end-game when the possibility of "split societies" would be more prevalent.
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Why does 1 sentence mentioning WoW's beta lasting 9 months lead to a thread with more posts about WoW bashing and comebacks than posts about the actual thread topic?

Just stop replying to the stuff...

Well crap, now I did it.

I think the Beta will come out sometime during the winter >_>;; (These.. saved it..)

Edited, Jun 9th 2009 2:44pm by KaneIsthara
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As much as I want the beta to be open and soon, or even just sent through the PoL Mail so you have FFXI people in a more closed beta, we know SE. They are NOT going to release 14 before 13, and 13 is also labelled to be "2010". My prediction, which again I hope is wrong, is that sometime in July of next year 13 will finally reach shelves, and about a month or so before that, so May/June we will hear about the 14 beta, with the game being released holiday season 2010, just in time for kids to aks their parents for hexacore parallel Pentium i7s for the processing power required to meet the basic requirements for the lowest setting on PC for Christmas! :D

EDIT: The GPU is PS3 is less powerful than those currently available, so I rephrased the last line.

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#33 Jun 09 2009 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Well that... sucks.

Also seeing as the discussion has gone astray from the original topic- I guess I'll continue this and address the point of "WoW bigotry." Personally, I don't understand why both communities (FFXI and WoW) can't coexist; but, I do think that based on the type of game play choices WoW players will make will lead to a separation of sorts. Most WoW players will choose to solo-level if that is a viable option, whereas most FF XI players will choose to party-level. Obviously, more "mingling" will occur between WoW players with other WoW players (same for FF XI players). Personally, I think that the game should be heavily group oriented to ensure that both gaming societies are required to work together from the early levels on wards rather than simply end-game when the possibility of "split societies" would be more prevalent.

While I get what your trying to say The choices "wow" players make wont divide us. Its this branding of people as some stereotyped "WoW"player.

I played wow and I prefered leveling in groups. As often as I could Id form a party and go running instances for xp and loot. If I couldn't find a party id solo, something I wish I could have done in ffxi. There is no stereotypical WoW playter. Theres Doctors, Lawyers, college students, highschool students, children, housewives, some who love to rp on pve severs some who want to gank noobs all day in pvp servers, others do the raid content as soon as it comes out raiding day and night, some only play on the weekends etc etc etc. Any whos actually ever played wow for some length of time knows this.

I dont even like wow but this crazy anti wow sentiment here has me defending it.
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