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#1 Sep 04 2010 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I've read that S-E was to wipe characters after every beta phase, but I remember them letting 360 FFXI Beta players to keep their characters, even after saying they were to be wiped.

I just want to try and get an idea of how much time to spend on my character over the next few weeks, as I don't want retail to feel like too much of a de-ja-vu if these do get wiped. :P

Thanks!
#2 Sep 04 2010 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd rather them be wiped so I can go through it again alot smoother without errors.
#3 Sep 04 2010 at 12:08 AM Rating: Good
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With the 360, were the characters already created in a real time game world? If so, I can see why they wouldn't wipe.

Usually when a game developing company recognizes the beta community as the sole players, you will see them do things like give in game presents and beta recognition on release. SE hasn't given the indications that I recognize that would make me assume as much.
#4 Sep 04 2010 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
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You can carry your name to release, that is all.
#5 Sep 04 2010 at 12:49 AM Rating: Good
chars will be wiped. I've already seen my char wiped from the earlier beta.
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#6 Sep 04 2010 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Ya, they will be wiped. The only reason the 360 beta characters weren't wiped is because the game was currently already released for other systems. They weren't testing game mechanics, they were just testing the stability of the 360 version. Therefore, it wasn't like you were getting a head start on the rest of the world and adjustments weren't being made that greatly effect game play.
#7 Sep 04 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Good points all around. I know the 360 FFXI Beta was a different situation, but S-E did say they were definitely to be wiped, and pulled a 180 last minute to let them stay, though, as stated, it was under different situations.

Still, letting people on the fence keep the progress they've made would definitely help to make them want to buy in day one. I'll just take the approach that this beta is just a test run for me, and I won't get serious with the game until the 22nd. :P

Thanks for the input, everyone!
#8 Sep 04 2010 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Thought so, at least i keep my name, but time i guess to look copy my char in the selection screen and back track on what variations i used, i've grown quite accustomed to him
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#9 Sep 04 2010 at 11:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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RyderDecree wrote:
Thought so, at least i keep my name, but time i guess to look copy my char in the selection screen and back track on what variations i used, i've grown quite accustomed to him


Well when you create a characcter you have the option to save the template and use it again in a new character. Perhaps SE will make a way of carrying over the Beta templates into the official edition? If not you might be able to find the file that saves the data and copy it over
#10 Sep 05 2010 at 12:03 AM Rating: Default
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Thought that open beta characters get to keep their characteristics right? Just not levels :X
#11 Sep 05 2010 at 12:07 AM Rating: Good
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Well when you create a characcter you have the option to save the template and use it again in a new character. Perhaps SE will make a way of carrying over the Beta templates into the official edition? If not you might be able to find the file that saves the data and copy it over


Templates do get carried over if you have them saved. So you can keep their name AND their looks if you choose to. The official post actually said the "names" (and templates) of characters existing on the beta account can be transferred to the official release, which may actually mean that you can transfer up to three names (since there are three character slots in beta) and multiple templates, unless that was just poor grammar on SE's part.
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You can keep your name and looks but not your levels/xp/ranks/skills/etc.
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