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#1 Jul 19 2013 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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For those who have registered a beta code by Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 9:59p.m. (PDT), you will automatically be accepted to participate in Beta Test phase 4 (final Beta Test). If you have not yet registered a beta code, please make sure to complete the registration process before the above date.

For those of you who have not yet applied for the Beta Test, please submit your application by Monday, July 22, 2013 (PDT).

Application Period:
Until Monday, July 22, 2013 (PDT)
* On the above date and time, the Beta Tester Application Site will be temporarily closed and will reopen when Beta Test phase 4(final Beta Test) begins.

Registration Period:
Until Wednesday, July 30, 2013, 9:59 p.m. (PDT)
* If your beta code has not been registered by the above date and time, you will need to resubmit your application at the Beta Tester Application Site once Beta Test phase 4 begins.

Those who have yet to apply, be sure to visit the Beta Tester Application Site.

To register your beta code, please click here.



Edited, Jul 19th 2013 9:15am by Szabo
#2 Jul 19 2013 at 7:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Seems like just yesterday I was bummed that I wouldn't be able to play in the beta until summer. This time flew by quickly.
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#3 Jul 19 2013 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Is this something extra I have to do, or is being in the last beta meaning I am in P4?
#4 Jul 19 2013 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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Is this something extra I have to do, or is being in the last beta meaning I am in P4?


you should be fine. It looks like they just need everyones emails on file so they can send a mass invite.
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silverhope wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
Is this something extra I have to do, or is being in the last beta meaning I am in P4?


you should be fine. It looks like they just need everyones emails on file so they can send a mass invite.


Good stuff, getting excited can't believe this game is almost out and Football is going to start again.
#6 Jul 19 2013 at 8:14 AM Rating: Default
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ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?
#7 Jul 19 2013 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Everyone gets in but you need a code to register your account.
#8 Jul 19 2013 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
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ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I don't remember a game where I didn't have to... It may be open beta but that doesn't mean they don't want your information which is what applying for it is for.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 10:39am by Mopdaddy
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Mopdaddy wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I don't remember a game where I didn't have to... It may be open beta but that doesn't mean they don't want your information which is what applying for it is for.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 10:39am by Mopdaddy



EVERY other open beta Ive played simply required:


1. GO to game website

2. click on download now

3. download and install game

4. Play

no applying or registering needed
#10 Jul 19 2013 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
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DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I am also confused. My cousin wants to try it and he hasn't submited any application so far. He wants to join for BETA phase 4. Does he has to send his application by monday?
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DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I don't remember a game where I didn't have to... It may be open beta but that doesn't mean they don't want your information which is what applying for it is for.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 10:39am by Mopdaddy



EVERY other open beta Ive played simply required:


1. GO to game website

2. click on download now

3. download and install game

4. Play

no applying or registering needed


Can you give me a list of those... Just FYI I have been in many betas and open betas so I know every one of them do it like FFXIV is. It is really the Email address that they want.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 10:53am by Mopdaddy
#12 Jul 19 2013 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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PavetlXIV wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I am also confused. My cousin wants to try it and he hasn't submited any application so far. He wants to join for BETA phase 4. Does he has to send his application by monday?

They will close it Monday, then they will open it up again when P4 starts. So he can either do it this weekend or wait till P4 starts. So easy to do though he should do it today.
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Thanks for posting this... it's good to know I'm all set for P4 since I was in P3.

I was kind of wondering how that would work.
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#14 Jul 19 2013 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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Mopdaddy wrote:
PavetlXIV wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I am also confused. My cousin wants to try it and he hasn't submited any application so far. He wants to join for BETA phase 4. Does he has to send his application by monday?

They will close it Monday, then they will open it up again when P4 starts. So he can either do it this weekend or wait till P4 starts. So easy to do though he should do it today.


Thank you for your reply!

On the other hand, I am planning to switch to PC. I started playing in PS3. Anyone know if I can play phase 4 in the PC using my previous registration for PS3? also, once the game is released, is it possible to switch between PC and PS3? I'll be traveling a lot and I would like to take my laptop to play FFXIV, so I would be switching constantly,

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PavetlXIV wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
PavetlXIV wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I am also confused. My cousin wants to try it and he hasn't submited any application so far. He wants to join for BETA phase 4. Does he has to send his application by monday?

They will close it Monday, then they will open it up again when P4 starts. So he can either do it this weekend or wait till P4 starts. So easy to do though he should do it today.


Thank you for your reply!

On the other hand, I am planning to switch to PC. I started playing in PS3. Anyone know if I can play phase 4 in the PC using my previous registration for PS3? also, once the game is released, is it possible to switch between PC and PS3? I'll be traveling a lot and I would like to take my laptop to play FFXIV, so I would be switching constantly,



Yes you can switch back and forth no problem.
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#16 Jul 19 2013 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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every open beta I have done (which is ALOT) you go tot he web site you SIGN up aka putting in email address than get your download link and such in that email. This is the same thing there just giving people a head start so they can get into game asap.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 11:12am by silverhope
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DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I don't remember a game where I didn't have to... It may be open beta but that doesn't mean they don't want your information which is what applying for it is for.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 10:39am by Mopdaddy



EVERY other open beta Ive played simply required:


1. GO to game website

2. click on download now

3. download and install game

4. Play

no applying or registering needed



If thats how it's always been, then you obviously haven't beta tested MMOs before.

Server side character data means you need to have an actual account, which in turn means at least registering.

Any MMO I've ever beta tested has required either an application or a pre order code of some sort even for open beta. What makes open beta "open" is that they are not selective in who they accept, but you still have to apply or jump through some sort of hoop.
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KarlHungis wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
ok im confused, since when does one have to APPLY for an OPEN beta?


I don't remember a game where I didn't have to... It may be open beta but that doesn't mean they don't want your information which is what applying for it is for.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 10:39am by Mopdaddy



If thats how it's always been, then you obviously haven't beta tested MMOs before.

Server side character data means you need to have an actual account, which in turn means at least registering.

Any MMO I've ever beta tested has required either an application or a pre order code of some sort even for open beta. What makes open beta "open" is that they are not selective in who they accept, but you still have to apply or jump through some sort of hoop.


(He/She)'s tested the fora. Someone has to ensure that it can handle a massive amount of troll posts.

Edited, Jul 19th 2013 8:35am by Elionara
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I'm from 1.0 and never even got my code. And i also applied for beta (several times( just for the heck of it incase i didnt get in automatically... I never got a code for being a legacy player or a beta tester, so whoever said they let everyone in is severely mistaken... It's almost like SE doesnt want you to play their games anymore...
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I'm from 1.0 and never even got my code. And i also applied for beta (several times( just for the heck of it incase i didnt get in automatically... I never got a code for being a legacy player or a beta tester, so whoever said they let everyone in is severely mistaken... It's almost like SE doesnt want you to play their games anymore...


You're supposed to get in touch with them if you didn't get your code by Phase 3. Some 1.0 people also had the code go to really old email addresses that they didn't check any more, I think.
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KojiroSoma wrote:
I'm from 1.0 and never even got my code. And i also applied for beta (several times( just for the heck of it incase i didnt get in automatically... I never got a code for being a legacy player or a beta tester, so whoever said they let everyone in is severely mistaken... It's almost like SE doesnt want you to play their games anymore...

with all the options they have given for getting codes, including third party options (contests and giveaways on other websites) I find it hard to believe that you haven't gotten a code if you really wanted one. I accidentally got 2, (one from SE, and one from a third party giveaway).
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I'm from 1.0 and never even got my code. And i also applied for beta (several times( just for the heck of it incase i didnt get in automatically... I never got a code for being a legacy player or a beta tester, so whoever said they let everyone in is severely mistaken... It's almost like SE doesnt want you to play their games anymore...

with all the options they have given for getting codes, including third party options (contests and giveaways on other websites) I find it hard to believe that you haven't gotten a code if you really wanted one. I accidentally got 2, (one from SE, and one from a third party giveaway).


To be fair, some of those giveaways ran out VERY quickly. I think the Zam one lasted...what, 1 hour maybe?
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Skaditoo wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
I'm from 1.0 and never even got my code. And i also applied for beta (several times( just for the heck of it incase i didnt get in automatically... I never got a code for being a legacy player or a beta tester, so whoever said they let everyone in is severely mistaken... It's almost like SE doesnt want you to play their games anymore...

with all the options they have given for getting codes, including third party options (contests and giveaways on other websites) I find it hard to believe that you haven't gotten a code if you really wanted one. I accidentally got 2, (one from SE, and one from a third party giveaway).


To be fair, some of those giveaways ran out VERY quickly. I think the Zam one lasted...what, 1 hour maybe?


Yeah we blew through 1000 codes in about 40 minutes.
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#24DuoMaxwellxx, Posted: Jul 19 2013 at 10:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I can name a few right now
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If the game has no registration/application process, it has no way for you to save any progress on your account because it has no way to attribute it to a unique person. But hey, let's humor your claims.

*Googles 9 Dragons*

Oh look, you need to register with this company called GamesCampus to even log in. They even show you an image of the login screen in one of their FAQ about having to reverify your account..

Which asks you for a User ID, forum nickname, password, and email.

*Googles Last Chaos*

*Clicks Download*

Oh look, you can either sign in with Facebook (which has its own email built in), put in your birthdate (!) and email address, or sign in with an "Aeria" account. And how do you get an Aeria account? By putting in your email and birthdate.

OK, I'm not even going to waste my time checking the others then.
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The fact is this game requires an SE account to play, which means registration.
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