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#1 Dec 02 2012 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Active account like a pay2pay account ?
#2 Dec 02 2012 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
I'm still slightly unsure of how this is going to go down. Obviously, there will be a new application for the PS3 beta, but I'm not sure how the PC beta will work, since the alpha application was also a beta application.
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#3 Dec 02 2012 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Here it comes?


From all the consensus if you've registered for prior alpha/beta then you're eligible. If you're unsure try registering again. If you haven't played as of yet then you need to wait, similar to ps3 until invite is released.
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#4 Dec 02 2012 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
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I didnt apply to the first beta ok guess i have to wait then was going for the pc verison.
#5 Dec 02 2012 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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ShindaUsagi wrote:
Here it comes?


From all the consensus if you've registered for prior alpha/beta then you're eligible. If you're unsure try registering again. If you haven't played as of yet then you need to wait, similar to ps3 until invite is released.


@#%^ the consensus. If you want to hear it from the horsebird's mouth, ask the horsebird...

FFXIV Alpha Registration Website wrote:
Application requirements: - Must currently have an active FINAL FANTASY XIV account

- Details for the Beta Test will be announced at a later date.
- The PlayStation 3 Beta Test will start in conjunction with the PC Beta Test.
- Testers that participated in the Alpha Test do not need to resubmit an application during beta tester recruitment.
* A new round of tester selection will be held for the Beta Test. Participation in the Alpha Test does not guarantee selection for the Beta Test.
* New applications are required for alpha testers who wish to take part in the PlayStation 3 Beta Test.


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#6 Dec 02 2012 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm pretty sure an "Active Account" means that you are registered in the SE system, you are registered in FFXIV, and you had an active account prior to October 30(?) which means you were paying or would have paid for another month, at some point, if the severs were not going down. Hence logging into you SE account to register. :p

Its a treat for those that were sticking around for SE, not for people who just want to play an Alpha or Beta. Sorry if you are the latter.
#7 Dec 02 2012 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Why only for active user kinda of unfair for those who did not get to play first beta.
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#8 Dec 03 2012 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
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WFOAssassin wrote:
I'm pretty sure an "Active Account" means that you are registered in the SE system, you are registered in FFXIV, and you had an active account prior to October 30(?) which means you were paying or would have paid for another month, at some point, if the severs were not going down. Hence logging into you SE account to register.

You don't have to have paid at any point during XIV service to have an active account. Anyone who purchased the game and registered it to a Square Enix ID is eligible for alpha/beta tests. You can freely activate and deactivate accounts still.

Having paid to play a crappy game doesn't make you special; at least... not in the way you think Smiley: glare
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#9 Dec 03 2012 at 2:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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guess i should buy the game then to apply im an old final fantasy 11 player wanted to try it since the first beta came out.
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Account registration is currently closed, I believe.

Come back to XI. It's cheap, it's fun, it's casual friendly, and the level cap is 99.
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#11 Dec 03 2012 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
WFOAssassin wrote:
I'm pretty sure an "Active Account" means that you are registered in the SE system, you are registered in FFXIV, and you had an active account prior to October 30(?) which means you were paying or would have paid for another month, at some point, if the severs were not going down. Hence logging into you SE account to register.


You don't have to have paid at any point during XIV service to have an active account. Anyone who purchased the game and registered it to a Square Enix ID is eligible for alpha/beta tests. You can freely activate and deactivate accounts still.

Having paid to play a crappy game doesn't make you special; at least... not in the way you think Smiley: glare



I don't see it anywhere that says what you need. I know that to participate in the "Final Hour" you needed to have had an "Active" subscription which meant that you needed to have been paying up until the final save. If your sub expired and was not renewed on that day or prior to that day then you were not allowed to log into that final event. Right?

I was taking that information and applying it to the Alpha, Beta, might be the same, but I guess you want as many new people to play as possible too. I do agree that you have to have an SE account with FFXIV linked to it at a minimum.

As for my "special" status for playing a broken game. They gave us Legacy for doing it, why not access to Alpha/Beta testing because of the same reason they gave us Legacy?

And no that does NOT mean I am a short bus rider because I was playing a broken game. I actually liked the game, sure there was some stuff that needed fixing but overall, since I joined in April 2012, I was happy to play the game I was playing. Thanks.
#12 Dec 03 2012 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
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I heard that lot of people from final fantasy 11 quit and move on to different game or FF14 not sure if the community is large as back then 2004-2006

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darkherox99 wrote:
I heard that lot of people from final fantasy 11 quit and move on to different game or FF14 not sure if the community is large as back then 2004-2006.



Yeah, but SE consolidated the servers to help make up for that. (Trust me, with how crowded endgame is, 2,000 people on a single server at primetime is more than enough.) They also adjusted nearly every aspect of gameplay from level 1 on up. Exp? Can be done solo til 20, at which point you exp in an alliance til 99. That means no fighting over exp camps, no prima donna jobs, and far less gear elitists since exp is fast and easy. Expansion missions? Many can be solo'd by most jobs at level 99. World class weapons? Can be done by you on your own time - you can even more or less solo a relic weapon in Dynamis in a few months if you work at it for a few hours every day now.

I've played XI full time since 2005, and while dunes may be empty, that doesn't mean that Port Jeuno isn't a busy and hopping place.
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#14 Dec 04 2012 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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Okay might check out final fantasy 11 agian.
#15 Dec 04 2012 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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WFOAssassin wrote:
I don't see it anywhere that says what you need. I know that to participate in the "Final Hour" you needed to have had an "Active" subscription which meant that you needed to have been paying up until the final save. If your sub expired and was not renewed on that day or prior to that day then you were not allowed to log into that final event. Right?


All the info you need is on the alpha registration page. I actually quoted it in the post above the one of mine you quoted. I didn't participate in the 'Final Hour' event so I can't really speak on that. I would just point out that there is a difference between having an active account and an account with active options.

I had an account that I played on before XIV went to subscriptions. I deactivated the account(completely) to avoid being charged at the beginning of the year and I didn't reactivate it(without any active options) until just recently to apply for the alpha. I didn't pay for a day of service and had no trouble registering for the alpha test.


I wasn't suggesting that you're short bus material. There are many things I also enjoy, but many of those are things that I probably don't enjoy enough to pay for.
I don't really agree with giving preference to paying players as these are players who are likely to have the same perspective about the game. Fresh players often bring fresh perspective so it would probably be best to have a nice mix of the two. Ultimately it's their decision, but a paid entry for alpha/beta testing gives the impression of cash grab which may upset people. XIV doesn't need any more bad press.
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
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