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Reborn: Final Fantasy 14 2.0 (Beta Phase 3, No NDA! Server:Gungnir for beta)

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12-11-2012, 09:27 AM
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No sweat. Even with the NDA that answered 90% of my curiosity (for now). Just as excited as ever and appreciate you taking the time to answer. Wish the PS3 alpha would start... yesterday.
Hopefully it starts soon! Influx of new players that have no clue what they are doing is always fun, especially when they are learning the ropes just like everyone else

I should probably put up some of the older 2.0 info in the first post in case people still want to read that stuff, because so far everything is coming to pass, so I shall do that a bit later!

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12-14-2012, 09:51 AM
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Alpha Tester Selection for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn!

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Alpha Tester Selection for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn!
Lucky lucky, think today was the last set to go out. I took two jobs to 15+, did a fair amount of crafting and gathering, a few dungeon runs, and have largely stopped playing outside of occasional exploring, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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12-14-2012, 10:55 AM
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So will Eric Lindros enjoy the new world??
Cause it sounds like fun.

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12-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Eric Lindros? I'm surprised you didn't refuse your alpha selection to instead wait for a better one.

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I love the alpha, too bad its ending eventually maybe soon!

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Eric Lindros? I'm surprised you didn't refuse your alpha selection to instead wait for a better one.
I noticed I could not be a pugilist.
So I made a conjurer named Sidney Crosby.

Someone in game told me to end the lockout, to which I responded "WHY? I love not getting a paycheque!"

The game is definitely fun though. Graphics are optimized much better, it runs so smoothly.

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I noticed I could not be a pugilist.
So I made a conjurer named Sidney Crosby.

Someone in game told me to end the lockout, to which I responded "WHY? I love not getting a paycheque!"

The game is definitely fun though. Graphics are optimized much better, it runs so smoothly.
Glad you are enjoying it Spread the word!

Need lots of people to give this game good word of mouth..because I really think it's the perfect game for someone that loves MMOs and the FF brand. Hell my friend doesn't even know what FF is and is having fun (played at the tail end of 1.0 too)

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Ya all my friends that bought it at launch, will definitely give it another shot.

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Good!

Hopefully you decide to join us, the more the merrier

Although I really hope Arcanist is in at launch because I already have every other magic/war class to level cap already..lol

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I got my alpha invite on Friday. Was stoked.

I anticipated XIV harrrd. I built a new PC for it. It was such a let down. I quit after a couple of months. Never even gave it a thought until I heard that they had one final big event in XIV 1.0, to set up 2.0....

So as I said I didn't play XIV towards the end of 1.0, so I don't know how it was. But I can tell you just from alpha that it's COMPLETELY different, in the best way possible. It's very WoW like. Not a bad thing.

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I got my alpha invite on Friday. Was stoked.

I anticipated XIV harrrd. I built a new PC for it. It was such a let down. I quit after a couple of months. Never even gave it a thought until I heard that they had one final big event in XIV 1.0, to set up 2.0....

So as I said I didn't play XIV towards the end of 1.0, so I don't know how it was. But I can tell you just from alpha that it's COMPLETELY different, in the best way possible. It's very WoW like. Not a bad thing.
Ending of 1.0 the game got much much much better and basically showed that 2.0 had promise. 2.0 is fantastic so far though, can't wait for beta when they add lots more stuff.

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12-20-2012, 12:28 PM
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New alpha video up: Leves and party combat


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Seen some level 45's roaming around nothing like those guys tho.

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Figured that since 1.0 servers are going down in a few days, 2.0 alpha is likely ending soon and 2.0 beta is likely starting soon, I thought I'd make a list of all the stuff coming in 2.0:

Brand New General Stuff
- Game is released on PS3
- New graphics engine
- New playable races: Midlander female, Mi'quote male and Rodegyan Female
- Completely new zones
- Added a quest system in addition to leves
- Raiseable rideable raceable chocobos that can be given armor to either cast spells or aid you in combat
- Free companies (guilds)
- Ability for free companies to claim sole rights to summon a Primal when they see fit (for instance, my guild kills Ifrit, becoming the only guild on the server with Ifrit. During a PVP fight with another guild, my guild summons Ifrit to annihilate the other players)

Classes/Jobs
- Whole new class: Arcanist; Utilizes Carbuncle to either tank, heal or do damage.
- Whole new job (Shortly after launch): Summoner; Utilizes spirits of Ifrit, Garuda, Titan and another summon to perform different roles in battle.
- Whole new class (Won't be at launch): Musketeer; Ranged damage dealer
- Every current class and job get new abilities and fundamental changes to how they work

Dungeons/Raids/Other Group Content:
- Cross server content finder for people who just want to log on and do a bit of content
- New Primal Battles: Leviathan, Ramuh, Titan
- Outdoor Primal Battle: Odin; gets stronger and drops better loot everytime he is killed
- 3+ new dungeons
- 2 large scale raid (FF3's Crystal Tower) and the Labyrinth of Bahamut

Crafting/Gathering:
- Crafting and Gathering books include everything you can craft, no more guessing/having to wiki information
- Crafting and Gathering now have their own form of MP used for crafting
- Gathering classes will be able to find treasure maps for exclusive loot
- Ability to sign your name on things you craft (similar to FFXI)

Player Housing
- Affordable personal housing of various sizes
- Ability to arrange and make your own furniture and trophies
- Free Company (guild) shared housing available too
- Ability to have neighbours or people come visit your house

Quality of Life Stuff:
- In game Mail, yay!
- Brand new retainer/market ward system; in all likelihood a real Auction House as well
- Ability to choose whether armor with visors and hoods are either up or down
- (Planned for shortly after launch) Ability to create and use addons
- Gear sets that allow you to quickly switch gear without taking up inventory space for each set

PVP
- A castle siege map, one side is laying siege to a castle and the other side is defending
- An arena type area floating in the ocean near Limsa Lominsa

There is a lot more to be added that has not been announced yet

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12-22-2012, 11:16 AM
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Ugh when is PS3 beta??? I want to play.

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Ugh when is PS3 beta??? I want to play.
Should be starting in january

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seems promising. I may take a look at it when its released

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Should be starting in january
PS+ member hopefully will get a good chance at this I wanna try it out.

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PS+ member hopefully will get a good chance at this I wanna try it out.
I doubt it'll have anything to do with PS+, but you never know. Would be nice.

Hope if anyone is mildly interested/is lurking this thread that they come join us on Gungnir when 2.0 finally launches (if our server is still called that)

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I'll definitely be playing once this is out on PS3. If I can get into the beta that's great, but I'm sure to check it out at release as I have high hopes and expectations for the second go around. When I do get to play Ill definitely want to join you guys on a server/company.

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BOOM!

Beta info is out!

Beta applications begin in early January. I will post the link here when it pops up.

How do I get into beta?

One of three ways:
- Legacy Account Status Holder (People who upgraded their accounts to legacy status)
- FFXIV Service Account Holders (People who bought and played FFXIV at some point)
- People selected from the Beta Tester Application Site (everyone else)

- Final Fantasy 13 came with a Square Enix Members code. This code will give you priority to get into the Playstation 3 beta for Final Fantasy 14.

Beta will have four phases, this may be complicated, but I highly suggest reading it to get an idea of what the time frame of things is: Especially read Phase 4!

Phase 1: Early February and lasting 2-4 weeks
- Closed PC Beta begins for Legacy Members
- There will be a NDA (Nondisclosure Agreement) in place.
- All races will be playable
- Level cap will be 35
- Day/Night cycle and weather will be implemented

All Phase 1 characters will be deleted for the start of phase 2!

Phase 2: Begins 1-2 weeks after phase 1 ends, lasts 1-3 weeks; estimated time: Early to mid-march
- Still PC only, still a closed beta
- NDA still in place
- Gamepad control will be implemented
- Level cap still 35

All Phase 2 characters will be deleted for the start of phase 3!

Phase 3: Begins 1-2 weeks after phase 2 ends, lasts 1-3 weeks; estimated time: Late March/Early April
- Playstation 3 beta begins! Still a closed beta, PC and Ps3 users play together
- NDA still in place!
- Level cap may be higher than 35
- Characters from 1.0 will be importable
- Everyone who has been a FFXIV account holder qualifies for this beta

Phase 3 characters will be deleted at the start of phase 4!

Phase 4: Begins 1-2 weeks after Phase 3 ends, Will last 1-2 weeks; estimated: Mid to Late April, June at the latest
- OPEN beta
- No NDA
- Playstation 3 version of the game will be available
- Characters made during Beta Phase 4 carry over to the main game!
- Version 1.0 characters will be playable
- Version 1.0 players will be able to download the new game client for free

Again, characters made in Phase 4 will carry over to the live servers in late June/early July!

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I think the fact that beta characters carry over is a terrible idea. Definitely one way to get people to continue playing after the beta ends though.

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I think the fact that beta characters carry over is a terrible idea. Definitely one way to get people to continue playing after the beta ends though.
Eh? There are plenty of people that are 50 already in every job so it's not like the beta characters carrying over means anything..lol.

There's a new class coming at 2.0's launch, Arcanist, so nearly everyone that is maxed out already will be leveling that and mingling with the new people. But server economies and such are already established pretty much.

Although with all that said, there will be servers opening up for sure with no maxed levels on it I'm sure, but I'd rather join a server with a booming economy with people who can help me get started; which is what I will be offering anyone from here that wishes to join us!

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Bah, reading about the Beta announcement got me so excited. I wish I hadn't sold the computer I built for FFXIV's original release. I'd be able to get into beta with my old FFXIV account. Now I have to wait and hope to get into the PS3 in a few months. Fiddlesticks.

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