open beta only has 1 area for each city open..
If you look on the Gridania city map, go all north and you'll see "Lily hills" but if you go there and try to go out of town to that area, you'll just be told you can proceed any further.. So the retail version of the game will have alot more areas you can go into from the towns. All left on the Gridania map you'll see "Lotus gardens", you cant go into that area either.
In Limsa Lominsa upper decks, all north is "Northern islands" cant go into it, all south, you will see "Southern islands" and guess what... you cant go into it. only in lower decks can you go out of town thru "Zephyr gate".. Now maybe northern islands and southern islands would put you into a different area of the area we can go into now but I'm kinda guessing it wont. I dont know tho.
In Ul'dah, just south of the aetheryte plaza on left side of map, you'll see "The Dunes".. havent checked that out but guessing you "cant proceed any further" there either.
Looks like alot of areas are closed off even tho it's "open beta".
Regardless if these exits from the towns lead to the same area we are roaming thru now or not is anyone's guess. I doubt they would name areas one thing and an exit from town a different name but yet leads to the same area. Dont see it.
We have access to 1 area from each town only and not all areas.
Edited, Sep 7th 2010 10:41pm by Pyrien
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