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#1 Jul 14 2013 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I recently read a post on these boards suggesting that there would be a new client for beta 4 and that the beta 4 client would then patch for launch. To confirm this as accurate I have scoured the official beta forums as well as interviews with Yoshi-P recently that have been translated from Japanese and I have have been unable to confirm with certainty this is the case.

Does anyone have a source for this information, or was it just speculation?

I am primarily interested in PC as I am a legacy player so just have the download the gametip play. II will probably buy launch disks for PS3 anyway at a later date.

Cheers,

Crafty

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#2 Jul 14 2013 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
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I don't believe there has been any confirmation on the Phase 4 client being useable at launch.
Removing Phase 3 client, and having a new client for Phase 4 is true however, you can find the answer in the beta forums, and its testing schedule thread.

Here is the link: http://forum.square-enix.com/ARR-Test/threads/77221-Beta-Test-Phase-3-Schedule-%2807-08-2013%29?p=934713#post934713
And below is the post in question Smiley: smile

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Beta test phase 3 will conclude on Monday, July 15th.

Character Data From Beta Test Phase 3

All character data will be deleted at the end of beta test phase 3. Although character data from Version 1.0 will also be deleted, data from the final save on October 31, 2012 will be transferred again at the beginning of beta test phase 4.


The Beta Test Phase 3 Client

Both the Windows and PS3 clients used for beta test phase 3 cannot be used for beta test phase 4 or official service. Please delete the client at the end of this beta test phase.


Character Appearance Data

Character appearance data saved during beta test phase 3 can be used when creating a character during beta test phase 4 and official service. Those who wish to use their appearance data should not delete the following folder:
Windows

My Documents -> My Games -> FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn (Beta Version)

PlayStation®3
(From "XMB") Game → Saved Data Utility (PS3™)

* Existing character save data cannot be used after phase 3, and can safely be deleted.
Those who do not intend to use character appearance data from beta test phase 3 may delete this folder. However, windows users should please note this folder also contains screenshots. Please move any screenshots you wish to save to a separate location before deleting this folder.


Linking Square Enix Accounts to Sony Entertainment Network Accounts

Square Enix accounts linked to Sony Entertainment Network accounts during beta test phase 3 will be unlinked at the end of testing.


Beta Test Phase 4

Details on the beta test phase 4 schedule, testing scope, and client will be announced at a later time.


Hope this helped.
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#3 Jul 14 2013 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Not quite sure how I missed it given that I read that post, clearly not paying attention.

Thanks for helping me with my reading :-) and I shall await confirmation re. Phase 4 and launch. For those of us living in third world countries (as far as internet connectivity is concerned), repeatedly downloading clients takes days and eats through my bandwidth allowance.
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