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Submitted by Abriael 836d ago | news

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Open Beta Now Truly Open, Registration Site is Up for Everyone

Yesterday the open beta of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn started for those that tested the game during the closed beta or preordered. Today the beta has just become truly open, as everyone is now allowed to try the game out.

Here's how to register and download the beta. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3, PS4)

Lovable  +   836d ago
Been playing the game since I got home from work...It's soooo good..Playing as a pugilist right now and love doing some combos. Can't wait to unlock higher tier skills.
Abriael  +   836d ago
Haha pugilist at high level is insane. You'll love it. I still prefer my paladin though :D
Lovable  +   836d ago
Yah sucks though since I don't have any AOE until much later. Love the random Fate event. 25 or so players got obliterated by this huge frog boss friggin hilarious
Abriael  +   836d ago
@Lovable: wait til you see the higher level ones :D The one in high bridge is histerical.
NegativeCreepWA  +   835d ago
I can't wait to take on the Behemoth and Odin Fates!
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sobekflakmonkey  +   835d ago
In my personal opinion, this game really sucks :s there are way to many filler quests, they could remove 90% of the quests in this, and there would still be too many...the quests in this game need to be changed, its all quantity and no quality (when it comes to quests), I found myself extremely annoyed when playing this game as well, there's no voice acting, so that's bullshit, especially when there's a ridiculous amount of text you have to go through when talking to people, it's just crazy fuckn monotonous...I wouldn't say "buy it" or "subscribe to it" at all...if you can, play it, then decide...because it's pretty boring..
Skate-AK  +   835d ago
Awesome. Just signed up and got my code 30 seconds later.
maximus1985  +   835d ago
can anyone get a code? and for ps3?
Skate-AK  +   835d ago
If you are in North America or Europe. You can get one for either PS3 or PC.
maximus1985  +   835d ago
i got the code JUST NOW! yes! how long will the beta be open for?
Skate-AK  +   835d ago
KrisButtar  +   835d ago
I recently moved to an area that offers internet and this game is my 1st experience into the MMO world.

That being said I find this an awesome game so far and addicting and can't wait for the final release.
Abriael  +   835d ago
hehe welcome to the world of MMORPG, say goodbye to your life :D
KrisButtar  +   834d ago
Thanks and for my 1st online experiences its pretty good, people are friendly as I have tried a few other online multiplayer games now and the gamers are just douche bags and have really thrown me off on trying anymore. Maybe because its going to be subscription based it filters out the weeds.

You playing on PC or PS3?
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Magicite  +   835d ago
Its gona be awesome!
KrisButtar  +   834d ago
It is are you playing on PC or PS3
Magicite  +   834d ago
I am playing on PC and have already pre-ordered.
KittyEmperor  +   835d ago
I was having fun with the beta until it stopped letting me log on.
Mykky  +   835d ago
Had the same problem yesterday, luckily it started working 4 hours later.
KittyEmperor  +   835d ago
Yeah my problem started at around 7 last night.
ProjectSeoul  +   835d ago
What's the preferred system to play it on: Ps3 or PC, but I'm going to assume you guys say PC.
Mykky  +   835d ago
Yes PC. Though it is totally fine to play it on PS3 too!
PersonaCat  +   835d ago
I play on ps3 but plan to move to PS4 once it releases. The controls are a little strange at first, but once you get use to them the game is incredibly fun. You can't go wrong with either.

If you do plan on playing on PS3, make sure you have a keyboard. You pretty much cant communicate without it lol.
thejigisup  +   835d ago
Voice chat a no go is pretty lame this late in the ps3 life cycle
Biggest  +   835d ago
It's not the PS3's fault.
NegativeCreepWA  +   835d ago
I've played both, I would go with the PC version. While its possible to play with a controller, it's much easier with KB/M. Not to mention the PC version looks amazing!
fsfsxii  +   835d ago
Why is there 2 versions of FFXIV?? Vanilla XIV and Real Reborn.
CJ1234  +   834d ago
Unfortunately, this game is not ready for release. There are serious infrastructure issues that need to be addressed. The last 48 hours of the open beta have been a total train wreck. Many thousands of players unable to log on because of the '90000' and '3102' errors. The '3102' is especially bad, because once you get it, it prevents you from using ANY of the characters on that account. Including newly made ones. Additionally, the congestion is preventing those lucky enough to avoid those errors from logging on. I have a few friends who play, and they were all prevented from participating because of the '3102' error. I was the "lucky" one, because I didn't get the error, however I am not able to play because of the congestion.

These kinds of things are certainly to be expected in a beta, but not on this scale, and not for this long. Also, they knew well in advance the number of people enrolled in open beta, and had ample time to prepare for the server loads. The game now holds the record for concurrent users in an open beta, over 160,000. They knew that was going to happen also, yet did not take the steps necessary to handle that volume.

Don't get me wrong, I am a hardcore FF fan, and this will not deter me. I plan on playing this game for a long time. I also have full faith in Yoshida, he has done an incredible job bringing this game back from the brink. Unfortunately, my faith in SE is not nearly as high, and the lack of response to this mini-crisis from the SE support staff has only lowered that faith even more.

Last I checked, over 16,500 users reported experiencing the '3102' lockout bug on the beta forums. And I'm pretty sure that is only a fraction, since many players do not use the forums at all. All those player's characters are in a sort of limbo, remaining on the servers, but unable to be accessed. Which is keeping those who did not get the error from logging on.

All in all, a very bad situation. Early access is scheduled to start in 3 days, and the official launch is set 3 days after that. So, SE has less than one week to get this all sorted out for a successful launch. My hopes and prayers are with them.

UPDATE: Just checked the Support Forum again. Over 18000 players unable to play, and still rising fast.
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