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#1 Dec 26 2012 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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http://gdl.square-enix.com/ffxiv/download/en/FFXIV_2.0_BETA_Roadmap_EN.pdf

based on this the game will launch earliest mid april latest beginning of July (so Summer lol)

also according to bet detail ll the beta will be doing is "re balancing" stuff which means whatever no MAJOR changes in the beta (like graphical overhauls, content or lack thereof etc etc) all.. just stuff like exp to level, gathering crafting balance etc etc which means any HUGE problems that require mor ethan just "rebalancing" that exist in the beta will still exist at launch... since something like for example:


getting rid of monster recoil or changing a crappy battle system or bad animations.. is OUT of the realm of "re balancing" in my eyes so if those things arent fixed in the beta then they wont be fixed at all.


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- Stress testing will be conducted on the housing system.
- Testing will be conducted on the PvP Coliseum


Oh i didnt know pvp and housing would be available at lanuch.. i hope they have quests specifically for pvp too (like to get pvp gear etc etc so i can do thing related to (pvp even if it isnt specfiically fighting another player) outside of the colluseum.

After all most games with pvp have things that get you READY for pvp outside of the actual pvp itself

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#2 Dec 26 2012 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
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I remember every one of SE's defenders stating the rumored July release date is unrealistic and anyone who thought it could be true are spreading fear and uncertainty among people and trolling.

Also, SE stated monster reaction will be adjusted in beta, the horrible animations and over simplified battle system however..no, because they simplified it to cater to PvP lovers since the guy in charge loves PvP.
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I'm an "SE defender" and I called July. (I'm also an IT project management major so....)

The power points states clearly they're using feedback gathered from alpha testers to fix stuff in beta. If you were in alpha and complained about the aforementioned things, then great, SE will use that feedback to adjust. If you weren't in alpha, then I take all your opinions with a grain of salt because all you had to go on was a few YouTube videos.
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DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
also according to bet detail ll the beta will be doing is "re balancing" stuff which means whatever no MAJOR changes in the beta (like graphical overhauls, content or lack thereof etc etc) all.. just stuff like exp to level, gathering crafting balance etc etc which means any HUGE problems that require mor ethan just "rebalancing" that exist in the beta will still exist at launch... since something like for example:

getting rid of monster recoil or changing a crappy battle system or bad animations.. is OUT of the realm of "re balancing" in my eyes so if those things arent fixed in the beta then they wont be fixed at all.


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Theonehio wrote:
I remember every one of SE's defenders stating the rumored July release date is unrealistic and anyone who thought it could be true are spreading fear and uncertainty among people and trolling.

Also, SE stated monster reaction will be adjusted in beta, the horrible animations and over simplified battle system however..no, because they simplified it to cater to PvP lovers since the guy in charge loves PvP.



how does thinking the july date is true = spreading fear and uncertainty?


also simplifying combat for PVP? umm i hear WoWs pvp requires depth and strategy so it must not be all "simple" same for guild wars and one game i DID play that had pvp required plenty pf strategy (mainly because the Colosseum was set up in certain ways like some spots in the arena restricted magic so if you were fighting a mage youd try to lure then trap (so they cant run) them in such a room then kick their **** while theyre unable to use magic)

point being since when is simplified mandatory for pvp?
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I'm an "SE defender" and I called July. (I'm also an IT project management major so....)

The power points states clearly they're using feedback gathered from alpha testers to fix stuff in beta. If you were in alpha and complained about the aforementioned things, then great, SE will use that feedback to adjust. If you weren't in alpha, then I take all your opinions with a grain of salt because all you had to go on was a few YouTube videos.



yeah if you were an alpha tester and complained bout things they WILL be fixed in the beta.. however if youre in the beta and complain about things then they probably wont be fixed lol
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I'm excited for this:

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All Legacy status holders qualify as testers in phase 1.


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So does it break NDA to go ahead and say now I'm a Legacy account holder? Smiley: sly
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So does it break NDA to go ahead and say now I'm a Legacy account holder? Smiley: sly


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Me too then Smiley: tongue
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Popular opinion on the official forums are they are picking beta testers for phase 1 from the legacy pool and that it doesn't guarantee you a spot. I can't imagine there are a ton of legacy members though, so hopefully most get in. Good luck either way Smiley: smile
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Yeah, the power point says that all legacy account holders are "eligible" for Phase I.

I'm kind of sad they're going to nuke the characters between Phase I, II, and III though. I'd hate to get attached to a character and then have to say goodbye.
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Yeah, the power point says that all legacy account holders are "eligible" for Phase I.

I'm kind of sad they're going to nuke the characters between Phase I, II, and III though. I'd hate to get attached to a character and then have to say goodbye.



welcome to alpha/beta testing? >.>
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Something that I noticed is that they specifically mention Limsa Lominsa and Ul'dah leveling paths are to be implemented during Phase III. This makes me wonder if during the first two phases whether Gridania will still be the only region which access is granted to or not.

I seem to recall back during the 1.0 Beta that Limsa Lominsa was basically all there was to it right up to release, or maybe up until the final beta phase. Hrm.
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Wint wrote:
Popular opinion on the official forums are they are picking beta testers for phase 1 from the legacy pool and that it doesn't guarantee you a spot. I can't imagine there are a ton of legacy members though, so hopefully most get in. Good luck either way Smiley: smile


I can, I've seen plenty of people joining last minute to leech Legacy Benefits. Not as many as the 14-16k people based on Japanese search graphs but more than enough to make it a lotto considering the other eligibility listed lol.

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Something that I noticed is that they specifically mention Limsa Lominsa and Ul'dah leveling paths are to be implemented during Phase III. This makes me wonder if during the first two phases whether Gridania will still be the only region which access is granted to or not.

I seem to recall back during the 1.0 Beta that Limsa Lominsa was basically all there was to it right up to release, or maybe up until the final beta phase. Hrm.


It likely will only be Gridania. They will likely have a bit MORE of it than alpha or it simply means in beta Uldah and Limsa won't have content for leveling seeing as the game is going to be a quest/dungeon level grind.

Edited, Dec 26th 2012 8:05am by Theonehio
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Satisiun wrote:
Something that I noticed is that they specifically mention Limsa Lominsa and Ul'dah leveling paths are to be implemented during Phase III. This makes me wonder if during the first two phases whether Gridania will still be the only region which access is granted to or not.

I seem to recall back during the 1.0 Beta that Limsa Lominsa was basically all there was to it right up to release, or maybe up until the final beta phase. Hrm.


It likely will only be Gridania. They will likely have a bit MORE of it than alpha or it simply means in beta Uldah and Limsa won't have content for leveling seeing as the game is going to be a quest/dungeon level grind.

Edited, Dec 26th 2012 8:05am by Theonehio


From what I know about Alphas and Betas, and FFXIV in general. There are areas that are locked and blocked off, by a gate maybe..., that will be accessible in the Beta. As in FFXIV 1.0 some areas had high level monsters. This says that a player with a low level cap in the Alpha can't play in that area either. In Beta going to 35 and unlocking the areas from the Alpha, you have more room to play.

Add a few dungeons and caves or towers to explore and its a lot to to. One thing that amazed me in 1.0 was the size of some of the maps and all the nooks you could wonder into. Why would 2.0 be nay different. I think toward the end of the beta it will be boring but they are adding Free Company, LS, Houses, Chocobos, and PvP to manage that. Then there is the PS3 experience.

I'm looking forward to it.
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http://gdl.square-enix.com/ffxiv/download/en/FFXIV_2.0_BETA_Roadmap_EN.pdf

based on this the game will launch earliest mid april latest beginning of July (so Summer lol)

also according to bet detail ll the beta will be doing is "re balancing" stuff which means whatever no MAJOR changes in the beta (like graphical overhauls, content or lack thereof etc etc) all.. just stuff like exp to level, gathering crafting balance etc etc which means any HUGE problems that require mor ethan just "rebalancing" that exist in the beta will still exist at launch... since something like for example:


getting rid of monster recoil or changing a crappy battle system or bad animations.. is OUT of the realm of "re balancing" in my eyes so if those things arent fixed in the beta then they wont be fixed at all.


edit:


- Stress testing will be conducted on the housing system.
- Testing will be conducted on the PvP Coliseum


Oh i didnt know pvp and housing would be available at lanuch.. i hope they have quests specifically for pvp too (like to get pvp gear etc etc so i can do thing related to (pvp even if it isnt specfiically fighting another player) outside of the colluseum.

After all most games with pvp have things that get you READY for pvp outside of the actual pvp itself

Edited, Dec 26th 2012 9:28am by DuoMaxwellxx


Oh ye of little faith sir. They are going to re-balance aka not make it such an awkward thing to look at when it comes to mob recoil. Also, housing will definately be a part of the launch. It's something people have been wanting since day 1. The only part of housing that wont be available is the inclusion of the large size house for personal use. They will be there for free companies to use though. Somehow, I'm going to need a lot of time to save up some more gil to buy my own large size house after I help my LS mates purchase our free company headquarters. The cost is going to be "astranomical" as yoshi p has stated in the past. I'm supposed to "recoil" in fear once I see it. Hopefully, they've adjusted the recoil before then that way I don't hurt myself from fear...

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I remember every one of SE's defenders stating the rumored July release date is unrealistic and anyone who thought it could be true are spreading fear and uncertainty among people and trolling.

Also, SE stated monster reaction will be adjusted in beta, the horrible animations and over simplified battle system however..no, because they simplified it to cater to PvP lovers since the guy in charge loves PvP.


This doesn't surprise me at all that July could possibly be release date window. I'm not sure where you've been seeing this type of "SE defenders", but I've been expecting a June/July launch since they released the possible beta start time of late January/ early February. This sucks though, if it does happen in June. I work in a hospital and we move into the brand new one we've been building for 2 years June 1rst. I'm going to be working lots and lots of overtime during that time and wont have much time for stuff outside of work. :( I was hoping it would release earlier, but Julyish would be fine by me since things will have cooled off by then.

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So does it break NDA to go ahead and say now I'm a Legacy account holder? Smiley: sly


Smiley: laugh

Me too then Smiley: tongue


Me too! Any chance you'll make an official announcement when the NDA is lifted for those lucky few alpha people? I'm curious when the floodgates will open about opinions and such on the state alpha was in. How can you tell anyways?

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Wint wrote:
Popular opinion on the official forums are they are picking beta testers for phase 1 from the legacy pool and that it doesn't guarantee you a spot. I can't imagine there are a ton of legacy members though, so hopefully most get in. Good luck either way Smiley: smile


I can, I've seen plenty of people joining last minute to leech Legacy Benefits. Not as many as the 14-16k people based on Japanese search graphs but more than enough to make it a lotto considering the other eligibility listed lol.

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Something that I noticed is that they specifically mention Limsa Lominsa and Ul'dah leveling paths are to be implemented during Phase III. This makes me wonder if during the first two phases whether Gridania will still be the only region which access is granted to or not.

I seem to recall back during the 1.0 Beta that Limsa Lominsa was basically all there was to it right up to release, or maybe up until the final beta phase. Hrm.


It likely will only be Gridania. They will likely have a bit MORE of it than alpha or it simply means in beta Uldah and Limsa won't have content for leveling seeing as the game is going to be a quest/dungeon level grind.

Edited, Dec 26th 2012 8:05am by Theonehio


You're right. La Noscea was the only place available during all of beta testing for 1.0. I was under the impression we'd get to experience everything the game had to offer content wise during beta. I don't see why they wouldn't let use enter La Noscea or Thanalan in the beta if that was the case. I'm excited to see what/how much they've changed the world. Keep in mind that the level cap for characters will be level 35 and now 20 so if you made it into alpha, you'll be able to explore more areas easily due tothe higher level cap. Also, once characters from 1.0 are imported, their lvl cap will be 50 since it specifically mentions that the level cap for these characters will be that of 1.0. Woot! This is all sure to make my LS page blow up again with excitement!
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Wint wrote:
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So does it break NDA to go ahead and say now I'm a Legacy account holder? Smiley: sly


Smiley: laugh

Me too then Smiley: tongue


Me too! Any chance you'll make an official announcement when the NDA is lifted for those lucky few alpha people? I'm curious when the floodgates will open about opinions and such on the state alpha was in. How can you tell anyways?


When the alpha is over, the NDA doesn't exist anymore Smiley: smile

I will make a post when it is clearly OK to talk about Alpha stuff, but I'm sure it will be obvious to all when that is.
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Wint wrote:
swisa wrote:

Wint wrote:
catwho wrote:
So does it break NDA to go ahead and say now I'm a Legacy account holder? Smiley: sly


Smiley: laugh

Me too then Smiley: tongue


Me too! Any chance you'll make an official announcement when the NDA is lifted for those lucky few alpha people? I'm curious when the floodgates will open about opinions and such on the state alpha was in. How can you tell anyways?


When the alpha is over, the NDA doesn't exist anymore Smiley: smile

I will make a post when it is clearly OK to talk about Alpha stuff, but I'm sure it will be obvious to all when that is.


Is there a seperate NDA for Alpha and Beta? The roadmap said NDA is only lifted during Phase 4 of Beta.
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IKickYoDog wrote:
Wint wrote:
swisa wrote:

Wint wrote:
catwho wrote:
So does it break NDA to go ahead and say now I'm a Legacy account holder? Smiley: sly


Smiley: laugh

Me too then Smiley: tongue


Me too! Any chance you'll make an official announcement when the NDA is lifted for those lucky few alpha people? I'm curious when the floodgates will open about opinions and such on the state alpha was in. How can you tell anyways?


When the alpha is over, the NDA doesn't exist anymore Smiley: smile

I will make a post when it is clearly OK to talk about Alpha stuff, but I'm sure it will be obvious to all when that is.


Is there a seperate NDA for Alpha and Beta? The roadmap said NDA is only lifted during Phase 4 of Beta.


Yep!
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#20 Dec 26 2012 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
I am also confused by the requirement for Beta testing. My plan is to do the PS3 beta, since I wasn't able to complete my PC before the servers went down. However, it says that while an active SE account is required to participate in the beta, one is not required to apply for the beta. Does this mean that there would be some way for someone on a PC that never played any of 1.0 could still PC beta test, or is it just a "Go ahead and apply if you want too, but you're not gettin in."?
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I think it's that if you get accepted to the beta, you have to create a Square Enix account if you didn't have one before.

That's because the SE account is your login for FFXIV.
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I think it's that if you get accepted to the beta, you have to create a Square Enix account if you didn't have one before.

That's because the SE account is your login for FFXIV.


I mean I have an SE Account from when I played XI, but I don't have any info for XIV, and I don't have the client. How would that work?
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I think it's that if you get accepted to the beta, you have to create a Square Enix account if you didn't have one before.

That's because the SE account is your login for FFXIV.


I mean I have an SE Account from when I played XI, but I don't have any info for XIV, and I don't have the client. How would that work?


dont you need Legacy to play the Beta at all until phase 4 where it is open?
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No. Anyone can apply for closed beta and be accepted, depending on SE's selection criteria. If you're selected, SE gives you the ability to log in using your SE account.

Edit: You don't need the old XIV client. It's junk and can be deleted. Alpha testers had a client to download; I'm assuming beta testers will have a different client to download as well.

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The power points states clearly they're using feedback gathered from alpha testers to fix stuff in beta. If you were in alpha and complained about the aforementioned things, then great, SE will use that feedback to adjust. If you weren't in alpha, then I take all your opinions with a grain of salt because all you had to go on was a few YouTube videos.


basically this. they already said they'd be fixing the recoil animations at least.

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Basically, anybody can apply to the beta. The pc and ps3 betas are separate, so you'll need to apply separately. If you made it into pc alpha, you don't have to apply for pc beta. They should provide you with the beta client in the email they send to you when they send it letting you know you've been chosen. If at the time you don't have a SE account, they'll ask that you make one. You'll need that info to log into the beta servers.

Also, a note for Wint, I've read since my last question to you, that they would announce when/if it's ok to break the alpha NDA. Do they normally do this after the alpha is over for the alpha NDA to be finished? I'm not very knowledgeable about these types of things.
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Basically, anybody can apply to the beta. The pc and ps3 betas are separate, so you'll need to apply separately. If you made it into pc alpha, you don't have to apply for pc beta. They should provide you with the beta client in the email they send to you when they send it letting you know you've been chosen. If at the time you don't have a SE account, they'll ask that you make one. You'll need that info to log into the beta servers.

Also, a note for Wint, I've read since my last question to you, that they would announce when/if it's ok to break the alpha NDA. Do they normally do this after the alpha is over for the alpha NDA to be finished? I'm not very knowledgeable about these types of things.


Here's the latest on talking about stuff from Alpha under NDA.

I've conferred with my colleagues here on Zam, and we've decided that if they don't announce to the Alpha testers (via the official Alpha forums) that you can start talking about Alpha stuff, then we will honor that rule here even though the Alpha worlds and forums are closed. I'm going to have my boss ask their PR people if/when Alpha testers can talk about the alpha and as soon as I know, you all will know but for now operate like you can't say anything even after the Alpha is over. Once you see something official from me that will be your sign that it's OK to talk about it. Any questions shoot me a PM if you don't want to ask here.
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soo swisa theyll have free company houses.. which to me sound smore liek "guild halls" at launch but not personal houses?


btw they should add things to do in the house other than just to say "hey this is my house" lol you know give you a reason to hang out at home except you only going to your house to "logout" i mean if i have a roomate for example id wanna see them do things in the house aside from the 5 secs theyre in it after they log in and the 5 secs theyre in it before they logout
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Wint wrote:
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Basically, anybody can apply to the beta. The pc and ps3 betas are separate, so you'll need to apply separately. If you made it into pc alpha, you don't have to apply for pc beta. They should provide you with the beta client in the email they send to you when they send it letting you know you've been chosen. If at the time you don't have a SE account, they'll ask that you make one. You'll need that info to log into the beta servers.

Also, a note for Wint, I've read since my last question to you, that they would announce when/if it's ok to break the alpha NDA. Do they normally do this after the alpha is over for the alpha NDA to be finished? I'm not very knowledgeable about these types of things.


Here's the latest on talking about stuff from Alpha under NDA.

I've conferred with my colleagues here on Zam, and we've decided that if they don't announce to the Alpha testers (via the official Alpha forums) that you can start talking about Alpha stuff, then we will honor that rule here even though the Alpha worlds and forums are closed. I'm going to have my boss ask their PR people if/when Alpha testers can talk about the alpha and as soon as I know, you all will know but for now operate like you can't say anything even after the Alpha is over. Once you see something official from me that will be your sign that it's OK to talk about it. Any questions shoot me a PM if you don't want to ask here.


Thank you good sir for your clarification.
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soo swisa theyll have free company houses.. which to me sound smore liek "guild halls" at launch but not personal houses?


btw they should add things to do in the house other than just to say "hey this is my house" lol you know give you a reason to hang out at home except you only going to your house to "logout" i mean if i have a roomate for example id wanna see them do things in the house aside from the 5 secs theyre in it after they log in and the 5 secs theyre in it before they logout


As a personally residence, we'll be able to purchase the small and medium size houses right off the bat if we choose to. It's just the large houses that we'll have to wait on. As for the free companies, that's basically what they will serve as. There will be a group storage that everyone can put stuff into and then the free company leader will be able to set rules for who can take stuff out. If I remember right, in the 4th live letter, yoshi said something about wanting people to do more in their house like you mentioned. I think he said something about cooking in your kitchen, but I'm not 100% sure. I can get you a link to that 4th live letter if it's something you might be interested in watching. It's around 2 hours long with subtitles.
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I'd love to see crafting bonuses when crafting in your house, along with cooking and gardening. Maybe some sort of cool little bonus also if there are multiple people present in the house (though nothing significant, as crafting should be a primarily solo endeavor.)
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#32 Dec 26 2012 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
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No. Anyone can apply for closed beta and be accepted, depending on SE's selection criteria. If you're selected, SE gives you the ability to log in using your SE account.

Edit: You don't need the old XIV client. It's junk and can be deleted. Alpha testers had a client to download; I'm assuming beta testers will have a different client to download as well.

Edited, Dec 26th 2012 1:23pm by catwho


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Basically, anybody can apply to the beta. The pc and ps3 betas are separate, so you'll need to apply separately. If you made it into pc alpha, you don't have to apply for pc beta. They should provide you with the beta client in the email they send to you when they send it letting you know you've been chosen. If at the time you don't have a SE account, they'll ask that you make one. You'll need that info to log into the beta servers.

Also, a note for Wint, I've read since my last question to you, that they would announce when/if it's ok to break the alpha NDA. Do they normally do this after the alpha is over for the alpha NDA to be finished? I'm not very knowledgeable about these types of things.


Thanks guys. This is what I've been wondering about for the last couple of months.
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Sounds like it's pretty firm that all Legacy accounts get into phase 1 of the beta:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59278-BETA-TEST-ROADMAP-IS-UP%21?p=925507&viewfull=1#post925507

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EDIT: OK just watched the video to the part where YoshiP commented on Legacy members. It's confirmed. YoshiP said ALL LEGACY MEMBERS WILL GET TO START FROM PHASE 1, no registration, selection is needed.

01:49:00 into the vid for those that want to confirm.

Also for those that got selected from Alpha, they will try to get more priority to get in beta fast but may not be for all at phase 1.

For those with current version FFXIV account they will be able to play from phase 3, if they didn't get selected already for previous phases.
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Sounds like it's pretty firm that all Legacy accounts get into phase 1 of the beta:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59278-BETA-TEST-ROADMAP-IS-UP%21?p=925507&viewfull=1#post925507

Reinheart Subligar Obsessed wrote:
I'm one of those really picky with the game content/quality so you'll see me giving lots of feedback during beta... if my feedback leads to games delay, I apologize now LOL

EDIT: OK just watched the video to the part where YoshiP commented on Legacy members. It's confirmed. YoshiP said ALL LEGACY MEMBERS WILL GET TO START FROM PHASE 1, no registration, selection is needed.

01:49:00 into the vid for those that want to confirm.

Also for those that got selected from Alpha, they will try to get more priority to get in beta fast but may not be for all at phase 1.

For those with current version FFXIV account they will be able to play from phase 3, if they didn't get selected already for previous phases.


:) whoo hoo! This makes me happy!

EDIT: Where is this video he makes a mention of? I must peruse the official forums now.

Edited, Dec 26th 2012 3:15pm by swisa
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So now that I'm in the Beta.... Cause I'm Legacy, cough.. I want to know about this:

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Characters created during this phase will be carried over to the official release.
* Circumstance may necessitate the deletion of character data.


*Page 12 of the slide show*

What will carry over and how much? I ask the same question for 1.0 characters that are being used in the Beta. I can't figure out what would be "right" to keep. I mean, I would craft and gather my heart away if I could keep the stats but I don't see why I shouldn't be able to keep it but then why delete anything... and on that I also see its a Beta and should not carry over too... I don't know. Anyone have some good insight? I can say one thing though. If I can't carry stuff over to a good extent I wont play as much as if I could carry stuff over, like levels, map data, items, skills. I will still debug the game but at the final phases I would rather let my anticipation rebuild and not burn myself out. However I do plan on playing in the PS3 Bea if I can get it.

My mind is split in two. Thanks.
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I hadn't heard a confirmation of Level Sync prior to the update of this roadmap. It is really exciting to me.
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what is a legacy member?
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If you paid for XIV 1.0 for at least three months between March 2012 and the shutdown of the game in November, you acquired "legacy" status, which includes a reduced fee for 2.0, a special ingame item, and early access to the beta now, it seems.

SE really needed cash last year. This was put in place as a means of keeping subscribers and rewarding the people who stuck with 1.0 even after it stopped being free to play.
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what is a legacy member?


Dahling, if you haave to ask, you're not a member, you know ~


(Legacy members are people who had subscribed to the 1.0 version of the game for a number of months before it was taken offline.)
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Ostia wrote:
I am a legacy member <3 Wooo!


what is a legacy member?


Log in to your SE account. Click Select service on the left at the bottom, then pick Final Fantasy XIV. If you have this icon next to the buttons labeled Options List and Cancel Service, you're a legacy member:

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Re: the Q1 release:

I think there was sufficient indication of the fact that the game would be ready for Q1. Not only did the road map state it, but Yoshi kept telling us how well the alpha test was going... so I, for one, expected that phase to close/end a little sooner. So I really don't see the need for a "ha ha, I told you so" mentality with the summer release... it just mains we all have to wait longer, lol.

On a different note, I think they've reasonably split up the amount of content they want to test in each beta phase. It should help yield a better final product with more focused testing. In lots of other betas for MMOs that I've been a part of, even in closed stages, the amount of content/features was quite large, and not divided up so carefully.

Really excited to see how PVP is handled in ARR.

Oh, and am I the only one who's *not* happy to hear about falling damage? :/
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Wint, no i dont have it :(

btw, i think i remember you were a lalafel in game
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I have, and still predict a late summer release, like August/September. However, this isn't as a prediction of doom and gloom as others were trying to push their predictions on, but rather a feeling of what may happen due to Yoshi-p's feeling of perfectionism towards this game.

He'll want to apply as much of the feedback he gets (and agrees with) as feasibly possible, but there is likely going to be a volume of it he does not expect as some ideas will be met with resistance or outright refusal.

I feel as if the end product will benefit from the delays, however. The fact that he's already pushing back on the date is a departure from last Alpha, and a very good sign IMO.
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Game still needs work. It's a vast improvement over 1.0 but it needs work nonetheless. I appreciate Square's dedication.
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It's good to see the new roadmap.

I'm just going to QQ for 3 seconds about waiting longer for PS3 being added.

Other than that, looking good.
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Interesting tidbit:
"fall damage testing" on page 9.
Yay. Looks like we'll have a bit of platforming after all ^.^/
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"fall damage testing" on page 9.
Yay. Looks like we'll have a bit of platforming after all ^.^/


I saw that too ^^
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#49 Dec 27 2012 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
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Mostaru wrote:
Ostia wrote:
I am a legacy member <3 Wooo!


what is a legacy member?


Log in to your SE account. Click Select service on the left at the bottom, then pick Final Fantasy XIV. If you have this icon next to the buttons labeled Options List and Cancel Service, you're a legacy member:

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Ok, thanks for this Wint. I did exactly this but oddly I am not legacy. I wonder what the specific criteria is?

Also, it lists my server as Durandal, but I am certain I was on Rabanastre. Did they merge servers?

OR! Strangly, I had to reset my password through email, it is possible my account was stolen. Did they add an option for players to migrate servers?


Edited, Dec 27th 2012 4:26pm by SmashingtonWho
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There are some ledges that you can jump from... I would love fall damage but I would not love running from a mob, get hit as I jump and have that hit take away what would have been left from my jump. Talk about salt in the wounds.
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I am a legacy member <3 Wooo!


what is a legacy member?


Log in to your SE account. Click Select service on the left at the bottom, then pick Final Fantasy XIV. If you have this icon next to the buttons labeled Options List and Cancel Service, you're a legacy member:

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Ok, thanks for this Wint. I did exactly this but oddly I am not legacy. I wonder what the specific criteria is?

Also, it lists my server as Durandal, but I am certain I was on Rabanastre. Did they merge servers?

OR! Strangly, I had to reset my password through email, it is possible my account was stolen. Did they add an option for players to migrate servers?


Edited, Dec 27th 2012 4:26pm by SmashingtonWho


Yep Rab was merged into Durandal. Your account wasn't stolen. I am on that server as well Smiley: nod
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