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#1 Jan 07 2010 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
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....SE has said that they will have 5k enter per few days, close servers, do a maintenance/patch work, have another 5k enter the next time and so on and so on, then allow 10k to play per week or something along the lines of that, can't remember were I read the interview. But I'll find it if I have too. I think people are respecting the NDA and just not risking their account from being locked. But that is just me. I'm just thinking 1-2 weeks ago SE gave invites to the 1st wave of 5k, and let say for example, I wouldn't see mine till another 2 weeks, as they want to load the servers at a steady pace. Its just been too quite for me. I thinks its already started.


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#2 Jan 07 2010 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
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The first round of beta testing will be done with a relatively small group and be conducted worldwide. It won’t be a continuously running beta test but broken down into small 3 or 4 hour tests held at different times. They plan on doing very detailed testing on FFXIV so users will see how the game develops over time. At the beginning, tests will only be conducted with the Windows version. From the initial 3 or 4 hour tests they will expand to daily or weekly beta tests that run for 24 hours a day. After that comes stress tests which will require a lot of people. Tanaka says it could start with 10 thousand people and go up from there to 20, 40, and 80 thousand people. Finally, there will be a free open beta.


Do we know how many testers for each phase of the test?


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#3 Jan 07 2010 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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yeh that is the quote
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#4 Jan 07 2010 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think they have been released yet , I remember people posting comments , pics and even trying to sale their beta invite on Ebay..I could be wrong but I would bet one or two would be bragging about being selected even after the NDA.
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#6 Jan 07 2010 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I dont think its started yet. Usually the beta invites start going out about a month or so after the beta registration starts. At least for the games I beta tested.
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#7 Jan 07 2010 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I would hope they would send out a general news letter saying that it has begun.

If not, someone would somehow find a way to tip people off and it would be known anyways.

I would imagine that the first test is going to just be to make sure that there are no major crashes on different hardware configurations. So, sign in, make a character, run around, initiate combat, use a couple spells. I doubt they really want a ton of feedback until either the mass beta or the open beta.
#8 Jan 08 2010 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Ruam wrote:
I don't think they have been released yet , I remember people posting comments , pics and even trying to sale their beta invite on Ebay..I could be wrong but I would bet one or two would be bragging about being selected even after the NDA.


Yeah, that's why I think the beta hasn't started yet... not enough leaks or people smugly proclaiming that they're in and you're not :P
#9 Jan 08 2010 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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Rustyshield wrote:
Has close beta started for some already?

Thoughts.


I ain't telling you, you must be a SE undercover, trying to tempt us into breaking the NDA!
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#10 Jan 08 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Closed beta has probably already started, but the phase where the community is initiated has not been started.
#11 Jan 08 2010 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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I'd imagine the closed beta would be primarily (if not entirely) JP.

The open beta would be worldwide, because hopefully the closed beta would pick up most of the serious bugs.

With the open beta, they can test regional issues, spelling/grammar, etc etc.

That's how I'd do it, anyway.
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#12 Jan 08 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
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I've had job applications take 3-4 months to get answers. I wouldn't be surprised if SE took that long to set up some testing as well.
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I've had job applications take 3-4 months to get answers. I wouldn't be surprised if SE took that long to set up some testing as well.


Tell me about it.... I had the "OK you are in" at May and I actually started working last week...
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#14 Jan 08 2010 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I've had job applications take 3-4 months to get answers. I wouldn't be surprised if SE took that long to set up some testing as well.


Tell me about it.... I had the "OK you are in" at May and I actually started working last week...


In May??? that's like over 6months of waiting.. sounds more like they hired somebody else and they dont like that person or that person quit, and decide to hire you.


my current company has been looking for an Account Receivable, they interviewed at least 6 candidates during the beginning of December.
the boss was going to hire one of the ladies but decided to wait till now to send the Job Offer to her, because then the company can save a month of salary, since it was Xmas and New Year, there wont be much to do.
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#15 Jan 08 2010 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Was thinking earlier today, Pikko said she had to be in the beta, right?

So... Where's Pikko? Haven't seen her posting here lately, although she may have been on other threads I haven't read. O.o
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#16 Jan 08 2010 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
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Was thinking earlier today, Pikko said she had to be in the beta, right?

So... Where's Pikko? Haven't seen her posting here lately, although she may have been on other threads I haven't read. O.o


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#17 Jan 08 2010 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
Open Beta is coming .....
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I wish they would at least give an official announcement stating the invites have been sent, the Beta is underway and the beta application process is over. I check my email daily it would be nice to know if/when they will be sent lol
#19 Jan 08 2010 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Beta registration dont end until the game launches. They will take apps up to open beta then they will take open beta apps till launch.
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#20 Jan 09 2010 at 11:38 PM Rating: Default
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It would be nice if SE gave us some info on the game and beta. It feels like
it has been awhille since anything new has been released . I'm going crazy over here waiting....checking the websites only to comeback with nothing...it is
time for some info SE!
#21 Jan 10 2010 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
I've signed up for XIV Beta (of course!) but also the Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta. In the TOR EULA, they state that you are allowed to tell people that you're IN the beta, just not anything ABOUT it.

Is this the route SE is going with the XIV beta?

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Bah, it looks like they're not....

2.6 Beta Tester's Confidentiality Obligations
other stuff not related to this thread;
(d) THE IDENTITY OF BETA TESTER AND THE FACT THAT BETA TESTER IS PARTICIPATING IN THE BETA TEST. Lame. :(

So I guess "I got in!" Threads will be breaking the NDA.

Edited, Jan 9th 2010 11:51pm by Osarion
#22 Jan 10 2010 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I've signed up for XIV Beta (of course!) but also the Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta. In the TOR EULA, they state that you are allowed to tell people that you're IN the beta, just not anything ABOUT it.

Is this the route SE is going with the XIV beta?

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Bah, it looks like they're not....

2.6 Beta Tester's Confidentiality Obligations
other stuff not related to this thread;
(d) THE IDENTITY OF BETA TESTER AND THE FACT THAT BETA TESTER IS PARTICIPATING IN THE BETA TEST. Lame. :(

So I guess "I got in!" Threads will be breaking the NDA.

Edited, Jan 9th 2010 11:51pm by Osarion


What if I just posted "Woot!!!"???
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That's a great plan I'll do the same...so if there are any 'Woot' threads, then we know what the dealio is.

Yes, I just said dealio...

Edited, Jan 10th 2010 9:02pm by SpikeoElward
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#24 Jan 11 2010 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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They usually give out info mid month. So I am guessing we will here something this week or next week.
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#25 Jan 11 2010 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
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What if we just post something like:

Just to let everyone know I didn't got into the beta yesterday!
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#26 Jan 11 2010 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
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Ya I'm thinking we should see something soon . I'm going to say the 15th ...hopefully it's
more in depth this time.
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We should see something Thursday Jan 14th.
possibly Discpline of Magic and Land.
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#28 Jan 11 2010 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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Rather than say that you got in the beta we'll just have everyone post who is NOT in beta and then just use the process of elimination.
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Rather than say that you got in the beta we'll just have everyone post who is NOT in beta and then just use the process of elimination.


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#30 Jan 11 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Default
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NAH
do something easier
like open a thread and say "IN or OUT?"
abd do not say anything else other than those 2 words in any replies, that should do it.
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#31 Jan 11 2010 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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NAH
do something easier
like open a thread and say "IN or OUT?"
abd do not say anything else other than those 2 words in any replies, that should do it.

Or you could just have no linking factor between your Zam account and the E-Mail and Squeenix account you used to get into the beta and not have to beat around the bush. Or alternatively just follow the NDA but lots of people will likely not do so.
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#32 Jan 11 2010 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Or they'll treat the NDA like they did XI's unofficial Windower and not do anything about it.
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Or they'll treat the NDA like they did XI's unofficial Windower and not do anything about it.


Probably that.

I already called Monday Jan 18th btw...
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I call 1-15-2010 thats when they will announce Beta, or sometime after.... Go GO SE!!!!!!!!!

EDIT: because it is FFXIV i call it will be announced on Jan XIV 2010... Ya i'm smart.....

Edited, Jan 11th 2010 10:22pm by Frebaut
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#35 Jan 11 2010 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
This whole NDA thing reminds me of that skit from Whitest Kids U'Know for some reason.

"It's extremely illegal to say I want to kill the President of the United States of America.."
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#36 Jan 11 2010 at 10:15 PM Rating: Default
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tried to make a poll for "Top 10 most anticipated upcoming MMOs of 2010 I've played!" Poll but haven't quite figured how polls works yet,

that would post anonymously and give a tally of people who made it in without having sqeenix removing ppl for breaking NDA right?

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haven't quite figured how polls works yet

hence the Default score

added poll including links, If someone W/ premium access would like to copy pasta

Top 10 most anticipated/upcoming MMOs of 2010 I've played!
[choice]Final Fantasy XIV [/choice
Star Wars: The Old Republic :0 (0.0%)
Aion: The Tower of Eternity :1 (4.2%)
Champions Online :0 (0.0%)
Star Trek Online :2 (8.3%)
Stargate Worlds :0 (0.0%)
The Chronicles of Spellborn :0 (0.0%)
DC Online :0 (0.0%)
Fallen Earth :0 (0.0%)
Mortal Online :0 (0.0%)
Jumpgate Evolution :0 (0.0%)
Total:24


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wilteddeath the Pest

Done

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thanks wilteddeath the Pest!


Edited, Jan 15th 2010 1:38pm by Darkpsychosis
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#37Lovestospoon, Posted: Jan 11 2010 at 10:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol at guy who said 1-15-2010, its ff 14 not 15
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Frebaut wrote:
I call 1-15-2010 thats when they will announce Beta, or sometime after.... Go GO SE!!!!!!!!!

EDIT: because it is FFXIV i call it will be announced on Jan XIV 2010... Ya i'm smart.....

Edited, Jan 11th 2010 10:22pm by Frebaut


hmm... you are really quite smart....
but do some proofreading :)

i lol'ed just like lovetospoon did
and btw, i called Jan 14th first!! if you think beta's gonna releaed on Jan 14th, they might release on Jan 14th JP TIME! (Jan 13rd our time)



RE: Darkpsychosis
I believe you need to own a premium Zam account to do the poll, or have someone who has one to do it for u

Edited, Jan 11th 2010 11:56pm by Mostaru
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filthy elvish lies!
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#40 Jan 11 2010 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
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I hope your right most.. I'm tired of waiting.
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We will all know about the closed beta starting when information starts leaking onto the Internet. No matter how hard SE tries, the very first day that the beta becomes open to any significant amount of the public, someone will spill the beans (smart 'sinister' people will do it anonymously, stupid people will violate the NDA loudly and with pride). I have never heard of any kind of beta being released for a game where nobody violates the NDA within minutes let alone days.
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I re added poll if someone W/ premium would like to post it,



note: poll says top 10 but there are 11 games listed.





Edited, Jan 12th 2010 12:39pm by Darkpsychosis

Edited, Jan 12th 2010 2:00pm by Darkpsychosis
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#43 Jan 12 2010 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
Darkpsychosis wrote:
tried to make a poll for "Top 10 most anticipated upcoming MMOs of 2010 I've played!" Poll but haven't quite figured how polls works yet,

that would post anonymously and give a tally of people who made it in without having sqeenix removing ppl for breaking NDA right?

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haven't quite figured how polls works yet

hence the Default score

added poll including links, If someone W/ premium access would like to copy pasta

Poll Removed: No more than one per thread, please!

Edited, Jan 12th 2010 12:19pm by Darkpsychosis


Done

Edited, Jan 12th 2010 2:30pm by wilteddeath
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#44 Jan 15 2010 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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hmmm... interesting.
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#45 Jan 15 2010 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
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thanks wilteddeath the Pest!
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Referring to the poll, i was so disappointed with Aion. It was literally exactly what I expected and hoped it wouldn't be (grindy).
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#47 Jan 15 2010 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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So 83 percent of all people in this thread are actually in the FF14 beta already?!
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#48 Jan 15 2010 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
I'm amazed Pikko hasn't come along yet and banned everyone in this thread for even thinking about breaking the NDA let alone those posting their workarounds.
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So 83 percent of all people in this thread are actually in the FF14 beta already?!


I doubt they were being truthful.
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#50 Jan 15 2010 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Or they'll treat the NDA like they did XI's unofficial Windower and not do anything about it.


NDAs and ToS are very different things.
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#51 Jan 15 2010 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm really starting to think the small waves of beta invites have gone out already. Forums are too quite, and not just here.
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