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#1 Sep 02 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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been trying to get open bata key for 2 hrs now, how long dose this take. should i come back in a few hrs or just keep trying? i know its a open bata but this is a lil long for the servers to be messed up for registering.
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#2 Sep 02 2010 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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been trying on and off since last night when it opened...appears they have stopped accepting people for the time being.
#3 Sep 02 2010 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding the congestion of the Square Enix Account Management System.

Currently the Square Enix Account Management System congestion is ongoing and we apologise for the inconvenience. If you receive an error please wait a while and try again as our technical staff are doing their best to solve the problem.

In light of this we have decided to temporarily restrict the number of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test registrations codes being given out. If you are unable to receive a registration code please wait a while and try again later.

Once again we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


Just saw that on the Beta Tester Site.
Seems there won't be anymore beta key until the congestion is resolved.
#4 Sep 02 2010 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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How do you get to the website you saw that on if you dont mind?
#5 Sep 02 2010 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I got a key last night...I know this is very bad, I have no idea why SE would tell the people that's already in the beta that they're going to stop giving out keys until later...this information should be announced to the people who are not in the beta.
#6 Sep 02 2010 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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i realy wana try this so i know weather or not im acualy guna buy it, know ahead of time so i dont spend $225 and find out it sucks (3 preimium copys, one for self, one for friend and 1 for brother in law) cause if thats case ill deal with wow till something diferent comes out.
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#7 Sep 02 2010 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
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If WoW is an option for u then dont even buy FFXIV. WoW is disgusting
#8 Sep 02 2010 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I totally understand.

I believe there will be more keys coming out for the next couple of days. (or as soon as they fix those "serious issues", I'll keep you updated when I see any update on the Beta Tester site.
#9 Sep 02 2010 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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Imaboomer wrote:
If WoW is an option for u then dont even buy FFXIV. WoW is disgusting


It's not THAT bad.

But yes, XIV is definitely try before you buy... it's totally different to XI, battle wise.
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#10 Sep 02 2010 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Imaboomer wrote:
If WoW is an option for u then dont even buy FFXIV. WoW is disgusting


People are already frustrating about this whole open beta thing, so would you please stop trolling to make people even more frustrated?
#11 Sep 02 2010 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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If WoW is an option for u then dont even buy FFXIV. WoW is disgusting


i only played wow cause there was nothing left in xi for me.
loved xi but this new battel system is what worrys me.
wow was borring but for controles wasent too bad.
XI only thing that was bad was lack of contant at time. (right after wings came out and they werent adding much)

edit: if they atleast gave a eta on when it would be up i wouldent mind or a link to download the client whill you wait.
what i dont like is being left in the dark with a genral massage of "itll be up as soon as posible"

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 5:23pm by valeforheya1984
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#12 Sep 02 2010 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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valeforheya1984 wrote:


i only played wow cause there was nothing left in xi for me.
loved xi but this new battel system is what worrys me.
wow was borring but for controles wasent too bad.
XI only thing that was bad was lack of contant at time. (right after wings came out and they werent adding much)


Personally, I like WoW's battle system more than FFXI because it's much faster. Although many people are saying WoW's battle system is just key spamming, however, I don't think that's the case. To be a good damage dealer, timing is the key, spamming keys may still be able to kill, but that's not the right way to do it. Just like back in the days when I played FFXI, everyone can spam their WS when it's available and still able to kill the mob, but a good exp party would do skill chain to make the process better.

In FFXIV, I only played Pug and Lancer for a while, it's true that you can spam Heavy Strike until you have enough TP then Concussive Blow until the mob is dead. But if you want to kill something a little higher level than yourself, you need to watch your stamina gauage, skills cool down time and when to "dodge" the mob's special attack.
#13 Sep 02 2010 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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except there's no diff between any lvl 80s of the same class but their gear (which is basically handed out to them for grinding) Lets just pray that there will be differences in FF14
#14 Sep 02 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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outside of pvp wow IS key spamming, even on my enh shaman with a crazy rotation after a couple runs I figured out the timing of the entire rotation it was simply hitting the same preset key combination ad infinitum. With that said, I do like WoW's fast combat sometimes and its nice to see most of the new abilities in cata are utility spells with interesting uses, but I get really sick of its pve combat (coupled with mods to let you know down to the millisecond of what every move the boss will make is, there is no need for thought, if hes gonna fear you already have your finger on an anti fear button before he even does it).

XI's system may have been slow with a lot of waiting, but I actually enjoyed it more because...skill chains. I actually communicated and worked together with my parties in order to use skills at the precisely correct time to maximize damage. That cooperation for me is worth far more.

XIV's system I like the start of even more, its more involving giving you more to do but reason to hold back as well and make a decision (as long as your not sitting on full sta, your not losing anything by waiting). I hope battle regiment gets ironed out so its used more, I havent had a chance to party yet but I hear its a bit clunky right now
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#15 Sep 02 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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dreamgreed wrote:
except there's no diff between any lvl 80s of the same class but their gear (which is basically handed out to them for grinding) Lets just pray that there will be differences in FF14


True, I left WoW at level 70, where I found the game became too much gear dependent. I liked it before when skill > gears...
#16 Sep 02 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default
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valeforheya1984 wrote:
i I realy really wana want to try this so i I know weather whether or not im I'm acualy actually guna going to buy it, know ahead of time so i I dont don't spend $225 and find out it sucks. 3 preimium Premium copys copies, one for self myself, one for a friend and 1 one for my brother-in-law), cause because if thats that's the case ill I'll deal with wow WoW till until something diferent different comes out.


There I fixed that for you.

Please, deal with wow until something different comes out. You clearly belong there.
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#17 Sep 02 2010 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Silverwyrm wrote:
outside of pvp wow IS key spamming, even on my enh shaman with a crazy rotation after a couple runs I figured out the timing of the entire rotation it was simply hitting the same preset key combination ad infinitum. With that said, I do like WoW's fast combat sometimes and its nice to see most of the new abilities in cata are utility spells with interesting uses, but I get really sick of its pve combat (coupled with mods to let you know down to the millisecond of what every move the boss will make is, there is no need for thought, if hes gonna fear you already have your finger on an anti fear button before he even does it).


Actually, I like to play small 5-man instances more than raid instances. In a small instance, there're more group vs group fighting. When I was on my warlock, I often had to crowd control two mobs (seduce and fear) while dps on another mob. I wouldn't call it key spamming because I never know when the seduce or fear would break, and I had to look at the mob's health to determine which DOT I'll put on it and which curse I would use. Not to mention I had to keep an eye on the feared mob to make sure it wouldn't run outside of the "safe area".
#18 Sep 02 2010 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe I don't read too much. This is kind of way off, but what's the difference between apologise and apologize? I just noticed the word apologise quoted from SE earlier in this thread.
#19 Sep 02 2010 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Slapaho wrote:
Maybe I don't read too much. This is kind of way off, but what's the difference between apologise and apologize? I just noticed the word apologise quoted from SE earlier in this thread.


Apologise is British spelling of apologize. They both have the same meaning.
#20 Sep 02 2010 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
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Slapaho wrote:
Maybe I don't read too much. This is kind of way off, but what's the difference between apologise and apologize? I just noticed the word apologise quoted from SE earlier in this thread.


Apologise is just the English spelling, Apologize is how Americans spell it.
#21 Sep 02 2010 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
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I had a beta key for Beta 3.

It no longer works and I have not been sent another one. My excitement at winning a key in the ZAm competition was pretty short-lived given that it gave me a total of 4 days access.

/em is very disappointed!
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#22 Sep 02 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Gotcha. Thanks Scotchio
#23 Sep 02 2010 at 4:59 PM Rating: Default
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Got my beta key instsantly when I signed up for the beta about 11am BST.
#24 Sep 02 2010 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
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@papanurf picking on spelling just shows you have nothing better to do then put ppl down, i know my spelling sucks. and guss what. dont care either. am bored out of my mind atm or i would not even reply to that.


on topic, im figureing about midnight est the registration servers will be back up since it seems there running on minnimal staff atm till the game gos full launch. dont quote me on this though, just my best guess since SE isint geting money from us atm for this game.
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#25 Sep 02 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, I like to play small 5-man instances more than raid instances. In a small instance, there're more group vs group fighting. When I was on my warlock, I often had to crowd control two mobs (seduce and fear) while dps on another mob. I wouldn't call it key spamming because I never know when the seduce or fear would break, and I had to look at the mob's health to determine which DOT I'll put on it and which curse I would use. Not to mention I had to keep an eye on the feared mob to make sure it wouldn't run outside of the "safe area".


1) have you not played in a long time? CC is entirely dead and useless in 5mans, though supposedly it is returning in cata. I remember double trapping and wingclip kiting for cc on my hunter too, but its entirely useless skill now outside of some weird solo situations. I also remember importance in things like tranq shot and banish, but god forbid a certain class is needed.

2) I agree some 5 mans were funner than raids by a long shot, namely BC heroics, but nowadays a 5man consist of slamming your face on your aoe button until you don't hear enemies anymore, I even ran groups that went with 5 dps no real heals or aggro because its simply that easy in WotLK. The ICC 5mans were fun for awhile but are overgeared now too.

TLDR: WotLK ruined it.

Even if cata supposedly is gonna fix some of these, I'll be XIV and not even thinking about. Only reason I ended up playing WoW over XI after the first expansion was the time required for XI.


ON TOPIC (crazy I know)

Now that were moving into Japan's work hours, I really hope to see some improvements soon, or maybe a little info on whats going on...LOL sorry that last one was wishful thinking. :)

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 7:54pm by Silverwyrm

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 7:56pm by Silverwyrm
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Now that were moving into Japan's work hours, I really hope to see some improvements soon, or maybe a little info on whats going on...LOL sorry that last one was wishful thinking. :)



You weren't the only one thinking that! Smiley: lol
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#27 Sep 02 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Now that were moving into Japan's work hours, I really hope to see some improvements soon, or maybe a little info on whats going on...LOL sorry that last one was wishful thinking.
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You weren't the only one thinking that!


beat me to that lol. im figureing they probly start up working about 8 am jst. then figureing about 4-6 hrs to fix it. so around midnight est i think itll be fixed or at least well have more info on whats going on with the server.

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 8:01pm by valeforheya1984
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#28 Sep 02 2010 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Silverwyrm wrote:

1) have you not played in a long time? CC is entirely dead and useless in 5mans, though supposedly it is returning in cata. I remember double trapping and wingclip kiting for cc on my hunter too, but its entirely useless skill now outside of some weird solo situations. I also remember importance in things like tranq shot and banish, but god forbid a certain class is needed.

2) I agree some 5 mans were funner than raids by a long shot, namely BC heroics, but nowadays a 5man consist of slamming your face on your aoe button until you don't hear enemies anymore, I even ran groups that went with 5 dps no real heals or aggro because its simply that easy in WotLK. The ICC 5mans were fun for awhile but are overgeared now too.

TLDR: WotLK ruined it.

Even if cata supposedly is gonna fix some of these, I'll be XIV and not even thinking about. Only reason I ended up playing WoW over XI after the first expansion was the time required for XI.


ON TOPIC (crazy I know)

Now that were moving into Japan's work hours, I really hope to see some improvements soon, or maybe a little info on whats going on...LOL sorry that last one was wishful thinking. :)

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 7:54pm by Silverwyrm

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 7:56pm by Silverwyrm


1. Yes, I left WoW in BC, so I was only quoting from my memory.

2. That really sucks...and feel sorry to hear that. Honestly, I started not to like WoW as much ever since they brought pally to horde and shaman to ally.

Back to topic: yes, I'm crossing my fingers to hope that more beta key will be released, I'm trying to get one for my friend...
#29 Sep 02 2010 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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This whole congestion issue is stupid. The reason there is congestion is because they aren't releasing enough keys. The congestion is causing server issues, so they've decided to stop releasing keys until they fix the server issue. Once the server issue is fixed, they're immediately going to release more keys.

Can anyone else see where this is going?

The **** congestion can be fixed if you just gave out more keys! Until the issue is fixed, thousands and thousands of people (who are now off of work in north america) are going to be spamming the server hoping to get keys before they stop them again! And you know what that causes?? CONGESTION!

Arghh!

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#30 Sep 02 2010 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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If they sent us CB people are keys like the originally said, that would have helped a bit too

conversely they also could have simply let everyone apply to OB before-hand, then steadily invited everyone over 2 days or something.
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They did send CB people their keys. They just did it in an insanely idiotic way.

2 days before the OB started, every CB person got an email that said go to this website (entry.ffxiv.com) and request your key. Except that there was no way to request a key. The only option on that site was "apply for the open beta". Well, if you clicked that, you could get your key after jumping through a few hoops.

At this point, this same button is used by non-CB people click to get their OB key. The problem is, I doubt many CB people did this since they were expecting a key to arrive in the mail, which never came. If you were in CB and didn't get your key, you're now screwed, and must wait to get your key like everyone else: by spamming the crap out of the site and hope you get one when they release more.

I'm beginning to wonder if they have any idea what they're doing at this point.


Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 7:27pm by Maarg
#32 Sep 02 2010 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I was under the impression that there are huge waiting lines for the actual game servers? If those people even can't get in then how would giving more people a key fix that problem?
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#33 Sep 02 2010 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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The problem is that until they fix their server congestion, they're shutting down all servers. They need to release more keys to fix the congestion problem then possibly fix any problems caused by people actually trying to get into the game. However, once they fix the registration servers, they will still have the problem of the login servers, which they will also have to find a way to fix.
#34 Sep 02 2010 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
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well look at it this way, would you rather this now or latter when the game acualy launchs and you are paying for it? its still bata so id rather them fix the server issue now then latter. though i have the next 4 days off so i would realy like to get to try this now as apposed to a week from now when i only have 2 days off.
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#35 Sep 02 2010 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Maarg wrote:
They did send CB people their keys. They just did it in an insanely idiotic way.

2 days before the OB started, every CB person got an email that said go to this website (entry.ffxiv.com) and request your key. Except that there was no way to request a key. The only option on that site was "apply for the open beta". Well, if you clicked that, you could get your key after jumping through a few hoops.

At this point, this same button is used by non-CB people click to get their OB key. The problem is, I doubt many CB people did this since they were expecting a key to arrive in the mail, which never came. If you were in CB and didn't get your key, you're now screwed, and must wait to get your key like everyone else: by spamming the crap out of the site and hope you get one when they release more.

I'm beginning to wonder if they have any idea what they're doing at this point.


Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 7:27pm by Maarg


After following their instructions and entering all my info it took me to the beta app page, but there was no "button" at the bottom.
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#36 Sep 03 2010 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
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as of 811 est i have my bata key. now to figure out how to configure the controler and adjust the screen
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