I just wanted to send a message to those alpha/beta testers who read Zam a message that I feel speaks for most people who did not get into the alpha and/or will not get into the beta. I know most people will say this is unnecessary...but I would like to have this out there regardless.
Most people are playing the alpha and wishing to get into the beta in order to experience this new game first hand. To try out the various new system and (for some) to get a "heads up" in order to know the ropes before the game is released. Also, alot of people signed up for this chance to see the amazing world SE has designed. I just hope 1 thing is not lost on those testing right now and in the future. The reason for these tests.
I think I can speak from the community by saying "We are relying on all of you". This is a great oppertunity you all have been given to make FFXIV the best game out there for years to come. I hope anyone who is testing the game not only is having a great time, but also being very vocal on things they believe should be changed and reporting even the smallest bug that comes up.
In the past, everyone here on ZAM as well as everyone who has played FFXI has heard the phrase "We cannot make that change now" and "Thats not possible due to how the game was designed". This is YOUR oppertunity to ensure all of us FFXI, WOW, Aion, EQ, and all other MMO players have a voice. This is your oppertunity to make sure the game (at release) is the best product any MMO company can release to the general public. We all have faith in each and every one of you that allong with making new friends and experiencing the new world....you are also taking personal responsibility to do your best as a Alpha and future Beta Tester!
Again, some may say this post is not needed (or is intuitive). Regardless, I just wanted to have this "out there" for everyone to see that we thank everyone in Alpha (and in the future Beta) for the work they are doing for all of us and again to state "We are all counting on you".