Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
From what I understand, Beta is probably going to go very close to release day/week. Open beta at least... if there will be one... will be a few days before 9-22.
Really? I would've thought it would take them quite while to print out and box up all the copies of the game... I dunno how many they're gonna make for the initial release, but it's gotta be a lot.
Just remember how long this game has been in development, Five years. I'm pretty sure SE has done so much in house Alpha before anyone even knew the game existed. They had a completly different fighting style for the Alpha version then they do for Beta. They allready knew they were going to use the Beta fighting style. They said that when the Alpha began.
Really, five years? :O I guess they'd be horribly incompetent if they didn't have it almost done after that long... And whatever SE is, they're not incompetent.
What's impressive, to me, is that they started on it 5 years ago, and it's 10x more beautiful graphically than any other MMO out there. It's more beautiful than future MMOs! It's going to blow ToR out of the water, and that's not coming out for another year! Though a pack of drunken teenagers could beat WoW graphically, with its life-size cartoons for characters.
Will the game have some problems at start, Yes. What MMO doesn't. Thousands of people in one area, I bet their will be Server maintinance a couple hours after FFXIV goes live on the 22nd and the 30th.
Well, now I feel like a sucker for preordering the limited edition. I get 8 days early access, but I have to weather the initial launch's server instability ;_; But I refuse to wait, I don't wanna! >.< Though having a tiered open like this is smart, first they let a limited number of people on, and charge them for the privilege. And then they open the floodgates a week later after they've got the initial stability issues taken care of.