FFXIV Revised Open Beta Testing Dates!

After a brief delay in the launch to address critical bug issues, Square Enix has announced, via their official Final Fantasy XIV Twitter page, the new starting dates for Open Beta Testing. Servers will be running 24 hours a day to allow for round the clock testing by individuals.

The times for the start of each region are as follows:

19:00 (PDT) Wednesday, September 1st
2:00 (GMT) Thursday, September 2nd
11:00 (JST) Thursday, September 2nd

For more information, check out the official Twitter page and the Beta Application Page!

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\(^-^)/ FFXIV is up? meow POW POW!!!
# Sep 03 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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(\__/)
\(=^.^= )/
(")____)(") meow POW POW!!!

Is anyone getting stuck with the sept. 3rd update at 94.6% with only 2 local connections available? Hasn't moved for a while now.


q(^-^)p " I Love Liver, I love Chicken, meow mix meow mix plz deliver meow POW POW Chicken!!!
\(^-^)/ FFXIV is up? meow POW POW!!!
# Sep 04 2010 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah dude mine keeps freezing up or stopping at 99.9% wtf is wrong with it? is it down or something???
(p^-^)P meow POW POW Pew Pew
# Sep 03 2010 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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(\__/)
\(=^.^= )/ "meow POW POW" will always be with you!
(")____)(")

While we wait for SE FFXIV beta to come up once again, why not listen to my story to keep our sanity going =D

There once was a tarutaru who had a mommy mithra that always said to seduce it with a meow, and then pappy galka who insisted to greet it with a mighty POW POW...Along came cabbit "meow POW POW!!!"


(((((/^3^)/ can't catch the cabbit meow POW POW!!!
woooot
# Sep 03 2010 at 7:28 AM Rating: Default
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New worlds are now available in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test.

Im playing!!!! hurry up and get your beta keys
do they
# Sep 02 2010 at 10:41 PM Rating: Default
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Someting crossed my mind, what if SE just decided they had enough peeps for its open beta test, what if they decided they wont make any more open beta key anymore untill release and just dont tell us,

what if they just let the rest of us go on their website trying foolishly to get a beta key, day after day until release. They could totally do that! argh, crushing my hopes every day a little bit more, until only despair and frustration remains. SE is so evil
q(=^-^)p meow POW POW
# Sep 02 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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(\__/)
\(='.'=)/ Meow POW POW Mithra Power Rangers HOOOO!!!
(")___)(")


Anyone know if registration is going to be back up tonight?
(p'-')P meow POW POW
# Sep 02 2010 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Smoochie Meowie Powie Woot Woot \(^3^)/

Can anyone list the names of servers available on this open beta?
full servers
# Sep 02 2010 at 7:34 PM Rating: Default
As of right now, at least 1 of the servers at capacity. This is comming from someone who is actually playing, tried to get on the server Lindblum is full, and the server Firago is pretty **** close... don't be surprised if you don't play till release...
SE Support Center, message
# Sep 02 2010 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
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I tought i might post that since Square Enix Support Center always freeze up

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties where users may not be able to log into the game once the number of connections reaches to a certain number below the intented login limit. The issue is currently being addressed, and new updates will follow as additional information becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

[Date & Time]
From Sep. 2, 2010 3:00 (PDT)

[Details]
- Unable to log in in case the number of connections reaches to a certain number below the intented login

[Affected Service]
- FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Test
Hmm
# Sep 02 2010 at 1:15 AM Rating: Good
You would think the way this is all going that Sqeenix has never released an MMORPG before.... there making some pretty stupid mistakes... already...
lol, stop trying for now.
# Sep 02 2010 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Applications for the FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test have been temporarily suspended. Please wait until we are ready to accept new applications and then try again.


Yep. It'll be a few days.
All the whining...
# Sep 02 2010 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Everyone complaining about the server being too busy...what else can you expect? There's just too many ppl trying to get a beta key right now. It's the same with patches. and it's not limited to SE. Even Blizzard (WoW) has similar congestion on patch days, and server **** ups. **** happens, deal with it. In this case it's kinda like a DDOS attack, by accident.

I'll be up all night patiently trying to get in.
FAIL
# Sep 01 2010 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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"SERVER ERROR: Due to server congestion, the requested page could not be displayed. Please try again later."

Surprised? NOPE!

FAIL FAIL FAIL
FAIL
# Sep 02 2010 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't even log into my Square Enix account now: "Service Unavailable (Busy)"
no meow POW POW playing tonight (T_T)
# Sep 01 2010 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Is anyone getting registrations key? Can anyone post the servers available for the open beta? Just want to get a clue on where to meet up with friends... m(_ _)m meow POW POW
code
# Sep 01 2010 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I received the key by email after the accepting rules.

but I can't go on to register the code because the site is hardly accessible.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 11:00pm by cckwokchun
code
# Sep 01 2010 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I registered......now trying to log in to the game
code
# Sep 01 2010 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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after I log in, click on the "PLAY" button, all I get is just this message
"Service Unavailable (Busy)"
code
# Sep 01 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
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I am playing now. wow
code
# Sep 01 2010 at 10:08 PM Rating: Default
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I hate you
(p'-')P meow POW POW
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
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\(^-^)/ BOOM chicka meow POW POW WOot woOT!

Does anyone know if there is a list for the name of servers that are going up tonight?
(p'-')P meow POW POW
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:58 PM Rating: Default
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so far i believe none, and oh yeah, if you DO get into one tonignt and i dont, I wish you an agonising and sensless death :D
eh
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
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They never told us where to get the code anyway... oh yeah and btw, to everyone who have a code, can go in open beta, well i hope you die in a very painfull way
eh
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
You goto the beta application site, and reg. if your not, then at the bottom of the page, there is an apply now button, assuming you actually get through, they then send you the code via email.
eh
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
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yeah i just found that out, was going to make a post on it... it just say server congested for now anyway thx a lot

direct link : http://entry.ffxiv.com/na/index.html

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 10:42pm by WhiteRain
Yeah, don't try right now!!
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
The site will probably crash soon, it's been impossible to get in there for the last 15 minutes. I'm not holding my breath on getting the code today, or even tomorrow, to all those who got it, I hate you ( awesome for you tho !!)
lol
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:11 PM Rating: Default
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As expected, got no code, every ffxiv site freezing up, its total faillure XD ahhhh hope it dosent do that sept 22
10 min
# Sep 01 2010 at 7:53 PM Rating: Default
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Its 10 min until the official open beta !!!!

yet im mentaly prepared for total faillure, i just cant put in my mind that i will play in 10 min, thats just like believing in santa clauss. I build my hope so i can play some time this week so i dont ge so disapointed
Huzzah!
# Sep 01 2010 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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This is good news. I will attempt to try getting a code after 7:00 (once I can get my game to update).
faster downloads should be a no brainer
# Sep 01 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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laughs would be nice if i can actually freaking update......still have the SAME problems as in closed beta. updater often disconnects, or does not download anything. im behind a firewall and i cant change the ports.. ive never had a more frustrating download/update process for a MMO beta or otherwise however....i will NOT be getting this game at launch or anytime soon unless they change this. They should NOT rely on p2p downloads as that can cause problems for some firewalls they should spend the money on dedicated file servers OR at least upload the dang client to sites like filefront or even fileplanet! whats the point of a beta if half of the people cant play it?

i'd imagine a lot of people are going to be so frustrated they are going to just give up and not even try it...leaving others who could have gotten keys left out!

terrible. at least i got to see the closed beta.. lets just hope i can see the open beta! :-p
faster downloads should be a no brainer
# Sep 01 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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If you have comcast there's a good chance they are firewalling your P2P downloads. Most new clients encrypt P2P to make it a non-issue, but FFXIV downloader might now, causing comcast to block it.

(Had the same issue but roomate solved it by doing his magic internet stuff)
update
# Sep 01 2010 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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How long is it taking everyone to update the game? it's sure taking me at least 26 hours or something cause of terrible Seeds ):
Key
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
I got the e-mail saying to go to the site, download and install the software, and then to go to the website and click the "request your one time beta key" or whatever it said. Now I never found that button yesterday, would it be safe to assume that was because the beta got delayed and that today at 7pm PST/4EST I should be able to find that button/link somewhere?
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# Sep 01 2010 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Hope you don't get your hopes up for 4 Eastern. 7 Pacific is 10 Eastern.
Key
# Sep 01 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
wow, I must have forgot my thinking cap today, either that or I am just Drain Bead today haha. But ya, any ideas on my original post?
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# Sep 01 2010 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I keep having to remind myself of that. >_<
Win!
# Sep 01 2010 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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The critical bug falls to the ground. The critical bug drops an open beta test!
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