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#1 Jun 09 2013 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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So, I have a hopefully simple set of questions.

I got the collectors edition for FFXIV when it came out 2 years ago, primarily because I really liked FFXI (played it for 6 years) and wanted something special for FFXIV. So, I installed the game, tried to play it for about a month, then gave up (I will let you guess the reasons). Now that FFXIV is restarting with a better design, I hope to get back into it and recapture some of the MMO fun I miss from FFXI.

That said, I believe that as a former player who owns the collector's edition, I can play in the phase 3 beta which is starting this Friday. So as such:
1. Is that the case, can I play in phase 3 beta?
2. How do I go about doing that? Do I have to download the game, and where do I do that? I already registered my game code with my account on the SE site, but that didn't seem to do much.
3. Is phase 3 this Friday? And if so, do you know what time it opens? I read on a forum post that it will be open on weekends only, but I don't know if that is Japanese time, or what.
#2 Jun 09 2013 at 6:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think you still need to register for the beta.

https://secure.square-enix.com/enqt/e/FF14RBETAENTRYN/html?

They'll cross check your Square Enix ID (that you used to play 1.0) and then they should send you further details in email if you qualify. That includes instructions on where to download the client and such.

Edited, Jun 9th 2013 8:42pm by Catwho
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#3 Jun 09 2013 at 6:49 PM Rating: Good
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No matter what you'll have to register for beta even though your selection is guaranteed
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#4 Jun 09 2013 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I did that 2 months ago for phase 2. Do I have to do it again?
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In that case, you should be good. I'd expect an email soon. Smiley: nod
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#6 Jun 09 2013 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Ahh, so they haven't sent out the phase 3 invites to people yet? I thought they would have done that by now seeing how there is only a week left.
#7 Jun 09 2013 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah they're gonna be cutting it close with all the client downloads and ps3 configs required.
Should be tuesday?
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#8 Jun 09 2013 at 8:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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benjjjamin wrote:
Yeah they're gonna be cutting it close with all the client downloads and ps3 configs required.
Should be tuesday?


Yeah someone else mentioned that all the previous alpha and beta invites went out the Tuesday before the beta started so hopefully that trend remains the same. If I don't get into the PS3 beta I'm going to just be inconsolable lol

Edited, Jun 9th 2013 7:24pm by LebargeX
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LebargeX wrote:
benjjjamin wrote:
Yeah they're gonna be cutting it close with all the client downloads and ps3 configs required.
Should be tuesday?


Yeah someone else mentioned that all the previous alpha and beta invites went out the Tuesday before the beta started so hopefully that trend remains the same. If I don't get into the PS3 beta I'm going to just be inconsolable lol

Edited, Jun 9th 2013 7:24pm by LebargeX


Aww cheer up bud ;) I bought the original game at release and the new CE and still haven't gotten an invite (for any alpha or beta). Best of luck to us on tuesday!
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Transmigration wrote:
LebargeX wrote:
benjjjamin wrote:
Yeah they're gonna be cutting it close with all the client downloads and ps3 configs required.
Should be tuesday?


Yeah someone else mentioned that all the previous alpha and beta invites went out the Tuesday before the beta started so hopefully that trend remains the same. If I don't get into the PS3 beta I'm going to just be inconsolable lol

Edited, Jun 9th 2013 7:24pm by LebargeX


Aww cheer up bud ;) I bought the original game at release and the new CE and still haven't gotten an invite (for any alpha or beta). Best of luck to us on tuesday!


Lol good luck to us indeed! :)
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#11 Jun 09 2013 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice to hear they dot I's and cross T's a few days before hand. If I started downloading the beta client on Friday, I might have it in time for retail release :)
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Nice to hear they dot I's and cross T's a few days before hand. If I started downloading the beta client on Friday, I might have it in time for retail release :)


"We wanted to stress test the client download servers"--Square's fallback resonse if they end up releasing them friday night.
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#13 Jun 10 2013 at 1:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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That could very likely be a cause. Stress test is a very good reason for that. Better have that stress test now than in release day...
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#14 Jun 10 2013 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
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I haven't had nearly as much trouble with the beta client updates as I did with FFXI or 1.0.

Hopefully that holds true.
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#15 Jun 10 2013 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
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Catwho wrote:
I haven't had nearly as much trouble with the beta client updates as I did with FFXI or 1.0.
Hopefully that holds true.


Didn't they move to a P2P system half way through 1.0? I remember the early client updates were a nightmare. I used to have to download them from a torrent, then copy them in directly.
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#16 Jun 10 2013 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I didn't read the entire thread, but ALL previous registered players get access to Phase 3.

If you registered your game on your SE account, you're in.
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Louiscool wrote:
I didn't read the entire thread, but ALL previous registered players get access to Phase 3.

If you registered your game on your SE account, you're in.


I played a for a few months after the release in 2010 so I'm guessing it was registered to the SE account we use, but when we log in now it doesn't show that anywhere (that I see)? Are we ok or do we need to do something? We did apply for the beta with the email we used for SE account as well.

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#18 Jun 10 2013 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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Louiscool wrote:
I didn't read the entire thread, but ALL previous registered players get access to Phase 3.

If you registered your game on your SE account, you're in.


Yeah, across the internet I'm seeing people saying that you still had to apply to beta test to get chosen for phase 3. It's not the case. That only applies to the PS3 beta, and only if you didn't apply back in 2010.

For anyone who purchased FFXIV 1.0, you don't have to do anything. You're in from here on out.
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