From my understanding: Those who are selected to be in the Beta will get a notification email on March 1st. Vana'fest attendees and some random players from Final Fantasy XI are going to be doing an Alpha test starting March 1st. **Please correct me if i'm wrong.**
There was no explicit mention of random FFXI players. The only explicit mention was that the attendees of VanaFest would be given access to a brief closed alpha.
I take it that this means the Beta tester website and not the Alpha tester website.
How are people going to get the Alpha downloaded if there's not a tester website for it? I'm just a little confused here is all.
Fake E-mail from SE for example purposes wrote:
Thank you for attending VanaFest 2010! We hope you enjoyed your time with us!
Now, please join us in the FFXIV closed alpha test as we prepare for the closed beta! Here's how to take part in the Final Fantasy XIV (R) alpha test!
Your Final Fantasy XIV Alpha key is: INSER-TRAND-OMKEY-LIKET-HING
Step 1: Sign in to your Square Enix Account at <SE account management URL>.
Step 2: Under "Square Enix Account Notifications", click "Final Fantasy XIV Alpha Invitation".
Step 3: Enter your alpha key.
Step 4: Follow the links to download the client.
That's it! Hope to see you in the alpha soon!
Herouchi "Disco" Tanaka and the rest of the FFXIV team!
No special site required. Edited, Feb 28th 2010 9:17pm by AureliusSir