The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
I've recently built a new computer so I've been upgrading a few beta applications with my new rig. I tried to find where to update the FFXIV beta application for a bit but couldn't find it. I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has already gone through my situation and found how to update the application or otherwise found you can't. So...anyone know?
You can't update it. As long as your old PC met the requirements to run FFXIV it shouldn't make a difference
. There's still some uncertainty as to whether or not filling out an entirely new application disqualifies you entirely or just nulls your first application.
That's not necessarily true, but yeah, in Square's case most likely is. It depends on when the developer wants to focus on legacy systems. In most cases I have found that Developer's prefer mid range systems for earlier testing phases. They then turn to the application database later on to fill in the blanks and fulfill testing on various legacy systems and hardware configurations.
I posted a very long winded rant a few months ago about how FFXIV's beta application ranks pretty low in terms of functionality. Most up and coming MMOs in testing do system scans. The great thing about system scans is that you are usually allowed to "Update" the scan at a later date (SWTOR comes to mind). Given that I upgraded my rig basically for FFXIV I was quite unhappy that they didnt do that.
The Scouts Honor checkbox method that Square chose this time around usually has people just checking the best components that people do not even have, so who knows perhaps it really doesn't matter. In the past before DirectX 10 I actually used to drop my system specs a notch on the applications knowing this and would get in early as I found that often developers start from the lowest supported DirectX and shader capability and work their way up in unison of the game's development. I have yet to participate in a Beta whose game promises DX10 that actually had it in the Beta until the very end. (Age of Conan Beta for example).
Lastly, what really bugs me is the whole POL ID aspect of it. If you have one POL ID that has been around since 2004 and were hoping that would help you, there is no chance to use that in another application if you upgraded your machine. Judging from some really obnoxious "I've never played FFXI but Im in the FFXIV Alpha test ask me a question!" posts I have seen on other forums, I wonder if that even made a difference at all.
Honestly, I would just make an new email account, sign up from a different IP and MAC address (You never know) and go for it.