First of all, I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Open Beta Test!
From the beginning of the Alpha Test to the end of the Open Beta, our team has worked tirelessly to implement tester feedback. We've spent every possible moment making adjustments and addressing issues to ensure an enjoyable playing experience. With our focus so heavily on this task, however, our responses and comments to our beta testers were too few and far between.
While that's something we need to work on, I always see a lot of staff members reading the Beta Test Site as I walk around the development area. Our team is eager to answer the wishes of our players, and we believe that concentrating on the official release of the game is the most important step in that direction.
Aside from comments from me as the director, we are currently discussing with the operations team the best ways to respond to your requests and concerns during official service.
From this point forward, we hope to communicate with you not as testers of the game, but as players.
We will also be paying close attention to comments from communities beyond the Beta Test Site, and responding with either a comment of our own or with actual changes in the game as the situation demands.
The official release of FINAL FANTASY XIV and the world of Eorzea await you.
I look forward to meeting you there as a fellow player!
FINAL FANTASY XIV Director