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#1 Mar 01 2010 at 7:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you were accepted, congratulations!
I can understand being very excited about the news, but it would be best to not disclose any information about it, including whether you were accepted, at the risk of breaking the NDA.
So again, congratulations, but keep it to yourself for now. Smiley: smile
#2 Mar 01 2010 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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If you're accepted, you are agreeing to abide by the NDA, and part of that is agreeing not to say you were accepted.

But, is it breaking the NDA to say you weren't accepted yet, since you aren't under the NDA yet? >.>

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#3 Mar 01 2010 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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People saying that they got into the beta with emails posted is all over the internet now. Here's the Beta Test Website: https://dev-na.ffxiv.com/soon/index.html
#4 Mar 01 2010 at 8:32 AM Rating: Excellent
Then they're doing so at their own risk. Our policy regarding games that we cover that have an NDA in place for their beta tests, is to enforce that NDA. If people choose to post and say that they got in on other sites, that's their choice (and the sites' respective policies on such things), but we won't allow anything that to be posted that violates the NDA.
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#5 Mar 01 2010 at 8:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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I would laugh so hard if someone broke the NDA and got booted from the Alpha/Beta before it even went live, and then came and complained about it.

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#6 Mar 01 2010 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Wait is it REALLY breaking NDA to mention you got into it? I didn't read the NDA to thoroughly I guess.

That makes me sad. I just wanna know if other people got emails so I can just know they went out and I didn't get in. ;;

I guess I'll know if March 11th comes and I still don't have one.
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Technically, everyone who signed up for beta is bound by the NDA already, regardless of whether you've received an invite. It was part of the terms we had to agree to in order to submit our applications. I'm sure for those who've been invited, that they will get a reminder of that. Soooo, yeah. Can't say you've been invited, can't say anything about it at all. That doesn't mean that people will abide by it, as is already evidenced on other sites, but they take their risks in doing so.
#8 Mar 01 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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Louiscool wrote:
Wait is it REALLY breaking NDA to mention you got into it? I didn't read the NDA to thoroughly I guess.

That makes me sad. I just wanna know if other people got emails so I can just know they went out and I didn't get in. ;;

I guess I'll know if March 11th comes and I still don't have one.


SE stated they would be sending out e-mails "beginning on March 1st", which would imply "Anytime between March 1st and when the Beta is over, several months from now"

And one poster did post a copy of the email he got, saying he was accepted on here; he deleted the post, followed by a thread lock and nuke though. Allegedly others have posted on other sites or told friends they got in, but I haven't seen anything along those lines.

Admins here are taking a firm stance that simply saying that you got in is not permitted, and subsequent threads are likely to be locked and unrated like the first one was.

So grats if you got in, which you can't talk about. :)
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#9 Mar 01 2010 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Apparently it is for this game. It's the first beta I've heard that has that included in the NDA.
#10 Mar 01 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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Haha. I didn't get an email from SE about this so I guess I shot myself in the foot saying I submitted my app in that thread forever ago. Blah....
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#11 Mar 01 2010 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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So emails have been sent out? I need to know if I should cry myself to sleep tonight or not...
#12 Mar 01 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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I have a friend that got the invite, but nothing on this end yet. As much as I want an early preview of XIV, I don't know what I want to be in an Alpha test. Still a buggy preview is better than nothing I suppose.

Congrats to all that get to test, there will definitely be some jealousy from over here lol.
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#13 Mar 01 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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If you got in, you will already have received an email.
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#14 Mar 01 2010 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
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So I will be crying myself to sleep tonight T_T
#15 Mar 01 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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#16 Mar 01 2010 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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Yay!
Hey now, you're not allowed to disclose excitement at the news of beta testing emails going out.

Now if this is just generalized emotion at the prospect of FFXIV finally making a closed public release, hence being one giant step closer to release, then I join you in your laud of excitement.
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#17 Mar 01 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Alpha testing, not beta testing. Beta testing hasn't officially been announced yet, only that it starts after the alpha test, which will continue for an unknown amount of time.

:3

btw, that aircraft pic was hullarious.
#18 Mar 01 2010 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
If you got in, you will already have received an email.
So I take it that means the emails are done being sent for the time being?
#19 Mar 01 2010 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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MetalSmith wrote:
Alpha testing, not beta testing. Beta testing hasn't officially been announced yet, only that it starts after the alpha test, which will continue for an unknown amount of time.

:3

btw, that aircraft pic was hullarious.


Still, The email is for the Beta test not alpha test.
#20 Mar 01 2010 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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HentaiNinja wrote:
MetalSmith wrote:
Alpha testing, not beta testing. Beta testing hasn't officially been announced yet, only that it starts after the alpha test, which will continue for an unknown amount of time.

:3

btw, that aircraft pic was hullarious.


Still, The email is for the Beta test not alpha test.
No, it's for the alpha test.
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#21 Mar 01 2010 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
HentaiNinja wrote:
MetalSmith wrote:
Alpha testing, not beta testing. Beta testing hasn't officially been announced yet, only that it starts after the alpha test, which will continue for an unknown amount of time.

:3

btw, that aircraft pic was hullarious.


Still, The email is for the Beta test not alpha test.
No, it's for the alpha test.


"Those who have been selected as beta testers can expect to receive further information starting from Monday, March 1."
#22 Mar 01 2010 at 11:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can say if you weren't selected, nothing wrong with that.

That being said, I suspect only VanaFest attendees got their invites yesterday, but I'm not sure.
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That being said, I suspect only VanaFest attendees got their invites yesterday, but I'm not sure.


I can say with absolutely certainty that isn't the case :)
#24 Mar 01 2010 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
I'm Alpha testing diddly-****.
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#25EndlessJourney, Posted: Mar 01 2010 at 11:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3
#26 Mar 01 2010 at 11:30 AM Rating: Good
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I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3

I really do wonder what their criteria was... This was very important to me, and I'm extremely let down and disappointed. My will to play FFXIV at all has dropped dramatically. I know people shouldn't feel like this but, when people who have deactivated accounts who didn't even care much for the Beta are getting in over some of us well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous but mostly it just feels like for some reason you weren't good enough for Square Enix.
If I had to guess, a dartboard.

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bsphil wrote:
HentaiNinja wrote:
MetalSmith wrote:
Alpha testing, not beta testing. Beta testing hasn't officially been announced yet, only that it starts after the alpha test, which will continue for an unknown amount of time.

:3

btw, that aircraft pic was hullarious.
Still, The email is for the Beta test not alpha test.
No, it's for the alpha test.
"Those who have been selected as beta testers can expect to receive further information starting from Monday, March 1."
Trust me, this is the alpha test.



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#28 Mar 01 2010 at 11:35 AM Rating: Default
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so, we'll be able to log in starting march 11 ?
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#29EndlessJourney, Posted: Mar 01 2010 at 11:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I hope one of those darts misses the board and magically lodges itself in Square Enix's extremely small target of a reproductive organ.
#30 Mar 01 2010 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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EndlessJourney wrote:
bsphil wrote:
EndlessJourney wrote:
I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3

I really do wonder what their criteria was... This was very important to me, and I'm extremely let down and disappointed. My will to play FFXIV at all has dropped dramatically. I know people shouldn't feel like this but, when people who have deactivated accounts who didn't even care much for the Beta are getting in over some of us well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous but mostly it just feels like for some reason you weren't good enough for Square Enix.
If I had to guess, a dartboard.


I hope one of those darts misses the board and magically lodges itself in Square Enix's extremely small target of a reproductive organ.

They honestly should have given out invites to people based on the order they signed up, or some kind of criteria where the most hardcore people into this got the first dibs. I'm talking to friends who just "signed up for the **** of it" and got in, with applications that were not even that great.


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I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3

I really do wonder what their criteria was... This was very important to me, and I'm extremely let down and disappointed. My will to play FFXIV at all has dropped dramatically. I know people shouldn't feel like this but, when people who have deactivated accounts who didn't even care much for the Beta are getting in over some of us well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous but mostly it just feels like for some reason you weren't good enough for Square Enix.


Just the other day someone posted on the square enix forums that the beta testers supposedly got all their invites 2 weeks ago.

There are a couple of reasons for them to release an alpha test at this stage.

First, they need to test the initial load that a server can handle I expect.

Second, they need to check as many hardware configurations as possible. I also expect that people who build their own machines were more likely than someone who buys a dell. Why? People that build their own machines have a much higher variety of hardware for their machines.

Last, they will probably be checking to see how people use the current systems and then adjust it.

also forgot, they are probably adjusting some localizations that are in place.

So the criteria probably went something like this:

Of the current FFXI subscribers, they took as many varied hardware configurations as possible. iirc, the beta app only asked for GPU and CPU, so that's probably whats going to be tested.

Also, if you divide the US into regions, they will probably have groups from East coast, Chicago / midwest, Central texas, and Pacific areas. I think those are the major net blocks for the US, at least, that's where servers are generally hosted for online games I play. in the end, I would gander that a smaller percentage of people near california were selected as opposed to somewhere like the midwest.

I think that the selection would have been based upon having x amount from each region. That would make japan probably have the lowest percentage of eligible players selected, followed by Cali area, then East coast. I would imagine that the largest percentage of Eligible players to selected players is going to be in the midwest and central regions.

Also, going from this, People from the different euro netblocks probably had a very high rate of acceptance for the overall european population of ffxi players.

From this line of thinking, I'm sort of glad that it happened this way, as it shows a great amount of interest in making this a world wide MMO, not just an mmo that started in japan and spread out.

At any rate, don't be disappointed if you weren't chosen. This version is probably not going to be stable. Though releasing a few sound tracks may help sooth those sour toes.

Also, there will probably be another mass invite sent out by april.

i'm going to guess that the alpha is going to last maybe a little more than 3 weeks. Long enough to double check that skills and animations and everything are correct, that there are no holes in the maps. also that synth recipes are working correctly and skilling up properly, and that the ah works.

Things that they aren't going to check yet will be if skills can be abused or not, I think stuff like that will be saved for the actual beta testing. I don't imagine it will be very fun to play the alpha from a gaming standpoint. But from a game mod fan and amateur mapper for mods, I think it would be very interesting to take part in.
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We also had to give our pc-specs, I can imagine that to be an important factor in selecting alpha/beta testers. They want to test the game on as many different systems as possible.

The mails that have been sent today also went exclusively to the vanafest participants and currently active ffxi players, thus making sure (most) are experienced players.

edit: metal was quicker :p

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I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3

I really do wonder what their criteria was... This was very important to me, and I'm extremely let down and disappointed. My will to play FFXIV at all has dropped dramatically. I know people shouldn't feel like this but, when people who have deactivated accounts who didn't even care much for the Beta are getting in over some of us well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous but mostly it just feels like for some reason you weren't good enough for Square Enix.


Just the other day someone posted on the square enix forums that the beta testers supposedly got all their invites 2 weeks ago.

There are a couple of reasons for them to release an alpha test at this stage.

First, they need to test the initial load that a server can handle I expect.

Second, they need to check as many hardware configurations as possible. I also expect that people who build their own machines were more likely than someone who buys a dell. Why? People that build their own machines have a much higher variety of hardware for their machines.

Last, they will probably be checking to see how people use the current systems and then adjust it.

also forgot, they are probably adjusting some localizations that are in place.

So the criteria probably went something like this:

Of the current FFXI subscribers, they took as many varied hardware configurations as possible. iirc, the beta app only asked for GPU and CPU, so that's probably whats going to be tested.

Also, if you divide the US into regions, they will probably have groups from East coast, Chicago / midwest, Central texas, and Pacific areas. I think those are the major net blocks for the US, at least, that's where servers are generally hosted for online games I play. in the end, I would gander that a smaller percentage of people near california were selected as opposed to somewhere like the midwest.

I think that the selection would have been based upon having x amount from each region. That would make japan probably have the lowest percentage of eligible players selected, followed by Cali area, then East coast. I would imagine that the largest percentage of Eligible players to selected players is going to be in the midwest and central regions.

Also, going from this, People from the different euro netblocks probably had a very high rate of acceptance for the overall european population of ffxi players.

From this line of thinking, I'm sort of glad that it happened this way, as it shows a great amount of interest in making this a world wide MMO, not just an mmo that started in japan and spread out.

At any rate, don't be disappointed if you weren't chosen. This version is probably not going to be stable. Though releasing a few sound tracks may help sooth those sour toes.

Also, there will probably be another mass invite sent out by april.

i'm going to guess that the alpha is going to last maybe a little more than 3 weeks. Long enough to double check that skills and animations and everything are correct, that there are no holes in the maps. also that synth recipes are working correctly and skilling up properly, and that the ah works.

Things that they aren't going to check yet will be if skills can be abused or not, I think stuff like that will be saved for the actual beta testing. I don't imagine it will be very fun to play the alpha from a gaming standpoint. But from a game mod fan and amateur mapper for mods, I think it would be very interesting to take part in.


Thank you for this informative post.

I don't know when the next round of testers will begin, or if I would even be selected then. I just wanted to make sure that my application was spot on to be one of the first testers, yet it seems I wasn't chosen. One of the most fun things I've had with FFXIV is being at the latest source of information on it, it's just what I enjoy, so this kind of discourages me a lot, even though it shouldn't.
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There's no reason to get butthurt or get your knickers in a twist if you haven't been selected. The beta is rumored to run for 6+ months, and they will be gradually adding people as the testing continues. Just because you haven't been chosen for this round does not mean that you're automatically excluded from the rest of the beta. Be patient, keep checking your email, and eventually, you'll receive an invite.

How do I know that? I know because the devs have stated multiple times that they want everyone who has applied to take part in the beta.

Again, be patient, keep checking the email. It'll come sooner or later. There's no point wondering what Squenix's criteria are, there's no point wondering if your computer is up to spec. Noone is entitled to an invite more than anyone else, especially because of your playtime or experience in the game. Squenix will choose who they choose and all we can do is wait or participate depending on our circumstances.

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EndlessJourney wrote:
I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3

I really do wonder what their criteria was... This was very important to me, and I'm extremely let down and disappointed. My will to play FFXIV at all has dropped dramatically. I know people shouldn't feel like this but, when people who have deactivated accounts who didn't even care much for the Beta are getting in over some of us well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous but mostly it just feels like for some reason you weren't good enough for Square Enix.
If I had to guess, a dartboard.


I hope one of those darts misses the board and magically lodges itself in Square Enix's extremely small target of a reproductive organ.

They honestly should have given out invites to people based on the order they signed up, or some kind of criteria where the most hardcore people into this got the first dibs. I'm talking to friends who just "signed up for the **** of it" and got in, with applications that were not even that great.
Someone from Cerberus who has been banned multiple times got in to the FFXIV alpha test.
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I love how even though some of us are as hardcore, dedicated, and longstanding as they come, with many years of end game experience and having done everything there is to do in FFXI, even though we have the perfect PC's, maximum playtime, and registered with the beta site within hours of it's release, even though we should be absolutely perfect for Alpha, it seems Square Enix just doesn't love some of us </3

I really do wonder what their criteria was... This was very important to me, and I'm extremely let down and disappointed. My will to play FFXIV at all has dropped dramatically. I know people shouldn't feel like this but, when people who have deactivated accounts who didn't even care much for the Beta are getting in over some of us well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous but mostly it just feels like for some reason you weren't good enough for Square Enix.


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yeah, sorry for the essay.

I'm very interested in game development, and from that sense being a part of a beta is of extreme interest to me.

One of the other things that might have set people apart was the section asking you to choose the top 3 things you would look for while beta testing.

On mine, I selected music, story, and the one about atmosphere (my focus in studying game development is actually level design).

That may also have set people apart, I imagine that most people who just signed up for whatever were doing it for graphics, gameplay, or something like that.

Another thing that might set me apart is my quad core. Not many people go with quad cores as they most games don't actually support multi core threading or whatever it's called. You can get a faster duo core for the same price.

anyhow, just try and remember that the list of people wasn't hand picked. it was generated out of a database. Each different choice was probably given a number of people it needed, and then the choices were whittled down from there.

For example, of all the people with Phenom Duo Cores on an AM2 socket with 4850's, (lets say there were 10,000 applicants) They wanted 50 that were interested in each category, and then from the list of people with that hardware interested in those aspects of the game, the first 50 were chosen.

Just try and relax and remember it was done with logic, and although there may be tens of thousands of people who applied in the past month, If you signed up for it on the 23rd of december, you will probably be guaranteed a spot during the beta test.
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Someone from Cerberus who has been banned multiple times got in to the FFXIV alpha test.


I was just contacted by a friend of mine, who has yet to get a level 75 job in FFXI, they just got the Alpha invite and they said they don't even know if they'll have time for it.

Please just kill me now.
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I don't know when the next round of testers will begin, or if I would even be selected then. I just wanted to make sure that my application was spot on to be one of the first testers, yet it seems I wasn't chosen. One of the most fun things I've had with FFXIV is being at the latest source of information on it, it's just what I enjoy, so this kind of discourages me a lot, even though it shouldn't.

You must have known it was ridiculously unlikely you'd be chosen in the first round. Or if you didn't, I'm telling you now. They indicated a while ago that the initial beta would use 10,000 testers. Available spots might be even less since a couple thousand of them are being taken by the Vanafest attendees, and the alpha could be smaller than the beta. Meanwhile, there were probably at least one million applications. Your chances were optimistically 100 to one.

And just to warn you, the second and third rounds won't be any better. It sounded like they'll only be adding 10,000 people at a time for a while.
#41 Mar 01 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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by summer they should be stress testing things, at which point they say they will be needing 500k+ iirc.

I think at that point they will send invites to everyone that applied.
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I suppose I will continue testing FFXI.
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BTW, The NDA specifically mentions:
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(b) the existence and the terms of this Agreement,

as something that is confidential.

YOU ALL JUST BROKE NDA!
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#44 Mar 01 2010 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
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BTW, The NDA specifically mentions:
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(b) the existence and the terms of this Agreement,

as something that is confidential.

YOU ALL JUST BROKE NDA!

So did you just now :p
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lol I love technicalities.

In the event that Square enix is, in fact, holding a beta test to which an NDA applies, you may not break said hypothetical NDA, nor mention it's existance, if in fact it even exists. That being said, if such an NDA exists, you most certainly did violate said hypothetical NDA by revealing the uncomfirmed contents that lie therein...
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lol I love technicalities.

In the event that Square enix is, in fact, holding a beta test to which an NDA applies, you may not break said hypothetical NDA, nor mention it's existance, if in fact it even exists. That being said, if such an NDA exists, you most certainly did violate said hypothetical NDA by revealing the uncomfirmed contents that lie therein...


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I was just contacted by a friend of mine, who has yet to get a level 75 job in FFXI, they just got the Alpha invite and they said they don't even know if they'll have time for it.

Please just kill me now.


That's when you take their information and Alpha invite into your own hands?

Anyway, I'm more interested in the business about "There are no plans as of right now to transfer your character over once the beta test has ended." If they seriously allow people to keep their characters once the actual game starts, I think that is unfair to the people who were invited later or not at all when it comes to the beta test. I honestly don't mind not being chosen if everyone starts out at an even level when the game is finally released, but if people are getting a leg-up just because they happened to fit the cookie-cutter completely understandable testing specs SE wanted, I will be VERY angry. :)

Excuse me if this post is ignorant, I just happened to see that one tid-bit and I'm not sure if SE already addressed this idea in a previous interview.
#48 Mar 01 2010 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
Someone from Cerberus who has been banned multiple times got in to the FFXIV alpha test.


I was just contacted by a friend of mine, who has yet to get a level 75 job in FFXI, they just got the Alpha invite and they said they don't even know if they'll have time for it.

Please just kill me now.


I don't blame you for being disappointed, but you were more than a little silly to read a beta application that said people would be chosen at random and think there was anything you could do to earn yourself priority treatment. What does your FFXI endgame experience have to do with an entirely different game? You set yourself up for this. Random is random and it doesn't matter what SE may or may not have said at VanaFest (I'm still waiting for a linked transcript of where they said FFXI players get priority for the beta...not the alpha...the beta). The beta sign up said random selection. That's all you needed to know.

People are excited. They're all hopped up on goofballs. They've apparently lost the ability to distinguish between closed alpha vs. closed beta, NDA vs. running their mouths, and all kinds of not altogether unanticipated shenanigans but geez dude...get yourself together.
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Let's say hypotehically I was in the Beta...

Can I not log into the beta site until the 11th then? Or am I missing something here

Edit: Sorry for clarity, maybe a certain email said that you should log in...if it did does that mean the certain email just forget to say wait until the 11th?

Edited, Mar 1st 2010 2:10pm by ditx
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EndlessJourney, it is not the end of the world. There will be more chances to get in other than the March 1st mailing.
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ditx wrote:
Let's say hypotehically I was in the Beta...

Can I not log into the beta site until the 11th then? Or am I missing something here

Edit: Sorry for clarity, maybe a certain email said that you should log in...if it did does that mean the certain email just forget to say wait until the 11th?


There is no beta site content until the 11th. I'm assuming they'll put up a login box then and give download access for the clients/manuals/etc as well as access to the SE FFXIV beta forums for those who were selected to have access.



Edited, Mar 1st 2010 1:17pm by bsphil
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