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#1 Jun 14 2013 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
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I set an alarm for 3:30am CST and am now getting into beta. Anyone out there? Let's start a discussion of early phase 3.

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#2 Jun 14 2013 at 3:04 AM Rating: Good
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I still have about an hour left of the download.. debating on what server to roll on.
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#3Killua125, Posted: Jun 14 2013 at 3:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Thoughts so far? Unskippable 5 min. intro movie.
#4 Jun 14 2013 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
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My "start" option is greyed and I am getting booted
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#5 Jun 14 2013 at 3:14 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah, I don't think anyone can play right now.
#6 Jun 14 2013 at 3:14 AM Rating: Good
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Finally in now. Screen tearing like crazy on this opening movie
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#7 Jun 14 2013 at 3:14 AM Rating: Good
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Probably because of everyone trying to log in... OH GOD NO IT'S ERROR 37 ALL OVER AGAIN!!! METALOCALYPSE!!!
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#8 Jun 14 2013 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
New character creator is nice. They've done a lot to optimize the engine from last phase 2- using a lot less processing power so far.
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What's the unofficial Zam server? anyone know?
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#10 Jun 14 2013 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Killua125 wrote:
Thoughts so far? Unskippable 5 min. intro movie.

This does not bode well.


The last phase you were able to skip after pressing escape a few times (I think?). The button didn't come up properly though.
#11 Jun 14 2013 at 3:18 AM Rating: Good
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i would fail to see the thread... derp
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#12 Jun 14 2013 at 3:21 AM Rating: Default
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What's the unofficial Zam server? anyone know?


Not 100% sure, but in another thread, it says Tiamat server for beta phase 3
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#13 Jun 14 2013 at 3:24 AM Rating: Default
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ultros for east coast non-legacy
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#14 Jun 14 2013 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
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Tiamat is a Jp server FYI
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#15 Jun 14 2013 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah let's change to Ultros.
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#16 Jun 14 2013 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
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on it. Anuk Tyrannis
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Opening movie was great during client start, watching ul'dah now
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#18 Jun 14 2013 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok ultros it is!
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anyone in Ul'dah?
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#20 Jun 14 2013 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Messing around with the character creator. The Miqote dudes look cooler than expected. I might just switch to one.
#21 Jun 14 2013 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I am in Uldah... chose pug... had a weird scene that felt extreamly out of place now i am in the start.
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Im in forums. Spamming F5. **** this maintenance window is so pretty. 5/5 game.
#23 Jun 14 2013 at 5:36 AM Rating: Good
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Where are you guys finding a server list? ?
#24 Jun 14 2013 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Right next to default jp servers
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#25 Jun 14 2013 at 5:38 AM Rating: Good
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When you start creating your character it gives you one, is under WORLD not server.
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#26 Jun 14 2013 at 5:47 AM Rating: Good
electromagnet83 wrote:
Finally in now. Screen tearing like crazy on this opening movie


Is this screen tearing in the PC or ps3 version? I remember when I was playing 1.0 at release I could never get rid of horizontal tearing on my PC no matter how many settings I tried to tweak. I tend to see a lot of tearing in console games in general these days though.
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#27 Jun 14 2013 at 5:54 AM Rating: Good
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Adzieboy wrote:
Killua125 wrote:
Thoughts so far? Unskippable 5 min. intro movie.

This does not bode well.


The last phase you were able to skip after pressing escape a few times (I think?). The button didn't come up properly though.


I thought Yoshi said that the first time you log in you are required to watch the movie after that it is optional.

Edited, Jun 14th 2013 7:55am by kainsilv
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kainsilv wrote:
Adzieboy wrote:
Killua125 wrote:
Thoughts so far? Unskippable 5 min. intro movie.

This does not bode well.


The last phase you were able to skip after pressing escape a few times (I think?). The button didn't come up properly though.


I thought Yoshi said that the first time you log in you are required to watch the movie after that it is optional.

Edited, Jun 14th 2013 7:55am by kainsilv


Oh that might be what I'm thinking of, I doubt I would have tried the first time and I made a few characters.
#29 Jun 14 2013 at 6:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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CON is bad *** now, you can que up spells faster and basically always be casting.

Aero is instacast which is freaking awesome.

Just did a FATE with a huge Ochu and DOT's stack now, multiple Aeros and Poison Arrows on it at the same time.

I don't like that you can't pick your starting city but that makes sense for the class quests. I hope Duty Finder can warp you to dungeons otherwise all the healers will be LFG at Grid's dungeons while the Tanks are at Uldahs Smiley: laugh

Oh and interrupts aren't nearly as often now, I think I've only been interrupted a handful of times.

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Wint wrote:
CON is bad *** now, you can que up spells faster and basically always be casting.

Aero is instacast which is freaking awesome.

Just did a FATE with a huge Ochu and DOT's stack now, multiple Aeros and Poison Arrows on it at the same time.

I don't like that you can't pick your starting city but that makes sense for the class quests. I hope Duty Finder can warp you to dungeons otherwise all the healers will be LFG at Grid's dungeons while the Tanks are at Uldahs Smiley: laugh

Oh and interrupts aren't nearly as often now, I think I've only been interrupted a handful of times.

Edited, Jun 14th 2013 7:18am by Wint

That paragraph is so full of SE win it's not even funny. I'm a happy panda.

I believe they said duty finder will warp you to dungeons, or give you the option to.
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#31 Jun 14 2013 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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electromagnet83 wrote:
Right next to default jp servers


I see the list, but I mean how are people discerning the time zone of the server? Or whether it's 'new' or legacy?

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Right next to default jp servers


I see the list, but I mean how are people discerning the time zone of the server? Or whether it's 'new' or legacy?



That was published earlier, I'll try to find it later.
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PLayed to level 10 THM before the servers were taken down for maintenance.

Good opening movie - didn't tear too much for me.

I had a lot of fun playing THM - last 4 hours have flown by questing, doing fates, learning how the astral fire/blizzard works. It adds a bit of thought process rather than just spamming fire all the time. Seems best to go into a fight with 2 or three Blizzards, hit the "swap astral" skill (Cant remember what it was called) then hit a couple of fires off to finish the fight.

Just got sleep as well but havent used it yet.

Having a great time - this is awesome.
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#34 Jun 14 2013 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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So far I'm loving this game. It is better than 1.0 in every way lol. Anyone logged into Ultros right now?
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#35 Jun 14 2013 at 7:07 AM Rating: Good
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Played the game for a few hours and was unable to progress in the main story since it was bugged at lvl 6 already XD something to do with an error during the event movement. Underneath the sultantree is the quest called :P but beta is beta XD
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I got in just fine at the start. Was only able to do character creation and intro for two characters and look at their abilitiy kits extensively.

Lancer has improved greately. We now have our flanking attack back (It's Heavy Thrust) which also gives us a damage buff as the bonus. Chaos Thrust is now a powerful DoT skill, which means you'll want to rotate it in and out of your skills (It's not the most powerful one shot skill, but it does the best damage over time when you use it every time the debuff runs out.)

Pugilist is intesting. It does not have the same breath of skills Lancer does, but you can potentially chain endlessly with them, and there are variants for each "Stance" you set up for.

Looking forward to see how they all play, but I'm stuck until six thirty EDT.
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Has beta started for pc users?
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Loved the opening cinematic. The Magitek mechs looked effing rad.

The beta is solid. Everything feels extremely smooth and polished and I'm having fun testing out the character creator and the classes, but I'm saving the bulk of it for Phase 4 where my progress will be saved. I just want to starting working on my character. He's been in hibernation for two years.
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Has beta started for pc users?


Yes, several hours ago. PS3 too I imagine if you could get registered.
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Yes, several hours ago. PS3 too I imagine if you could get registered.


Registration was an absolute breeze for me. From email in inbox to start of download was 5-8 minutes.
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Perhaps some folks aren't reading the directions then, I dunno.
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Perhaps some folks aren't reading the directions then, I dunno.


Maybe...you don't access the PS Store, it's done through "Account Management" on the dashboard, and you have to register through SE and set up your service account first.

Like you said in the other thread, could be a case of RTFM. lol
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THM is pretty awesome!!! I believe the battle system was polished a bit cause its a lot smoother than phase 2 and i agree with wint on the interrupt thing.

My THM hits hard and with style! Smiley: lol

At general though uldah was looking quite nice i liked Gridania better though but nevertheless the city is well designed.

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Wint wrote:
Perhaps some folks aren't reading the directions then, I dunno.


I would rather have it not be working then not getting a code at all, which is the situation I'm presently in. Smiley: frown

Man, hearing you guys talking about playing is making it way worse. ARGH! Smiley: tongue
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*laugh* It's good to see the excitement finally leaking in here. Though, the Beta forums are down due to so much traffic and strain. I'm sure it'll take them a while to get used to all the new people and returning people jumping in as soon as they can.

It's likely also delaying the new Lodestone from going up.
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I'm slightly disappointed with the character creation options due to the number of skin tone reductions to Keepers of the Moon. I can't be dark purple anymore and they did away with the little bandage across the nose. :(
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I'm slightly disappointed with the character creation options due to the number of skin tone reductions to Keepers of the Moon. I can't be dark purple anymore and they did away with the little bandage across the nose. :(


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I was hoping that this was the case. Now, if they could just make it so the lip colors would actually show up more than they do. The really light lip colors show up, but once you go to the darker colors, they all look almost the same.

Still, I do like that it seems that all the races can now have eyes that are different colors.
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I'm very happy they gave us Elezen other hair colors again, unlike phase 1 and 2 where you could only have white hair...

I played through to level 4 before servers dropped, and I did 1 FATE outside Limsa. Very happy with the entire design, and the intro movie is great. I hope the voice over is enough to quell everyone's bad acting fears.

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#51 Jun 14 2013 at 9:09 AM Rating: Excellent
I'm very amused by some of the angst I've seen on forums from people who woke up early/took time off from work to play beta. And not just beta, but DAY ONE of a beta phase, which is guaranteed to have issues... not to mention that no character data will be saved until Phase 4.

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