The ongoing saga of the Final Fantasy XIV open beta continues with Square Enix revealing beta codes are being limited due to the servers not being able to handle the demand.
... and i hope that it struggles to get people. The fatigue system, the monthly fee then extra characters, the mule to sell, the story of this game is not even finished but they will release it as it is.
I still would wait till release to pass judgement on the fatigue system. They are definitely going for something different than other MMOs with this. I wish other MMO developers would try something new. If the story is as lacking as FFXI though, I won't be subscribing for long.
Guild Wars 2 .......they doing something new
FFXI's story lacking? You must have played it for 20 minutes than quit. FFXI has the best story in any Mmorpg to date.
I finally managed to get in, and goodness, what an improvement over closed beta. 40-60 frames per second ay 1080p (who was saying that you need a 3000 dollars PC for it? not even one third of that, silly kotaku...), no lag on the UI, much faster combat... And my god, the game looks so fantastic that it maes you cry. Only problem is a bit of screen tearing that can be annoying sometimes as you turn the camera around. In any case, despite the problems with access, SE is really on the right track with this game. And about the access problems, how many hotly anticipated AAA MMORPG did you see with a public open beta lately? It's funny that earlier people whined at the possibility of the open beta not being public, and now they whine at the consequences that it being public brought. When hundreds of thousands of people hammer your account/login servers at the same time, there's only so much you can do. And if you still whine at the fatigue system, you just didn't understand how it works. It's just a soft cap that it can easily be avoided. here how it works: http://thisismyjoystick.com... And what's the problem with monthly fees? That's how AAA MMORPGs roll. You can continue playing free to play if you like, but don't expect nearly the same quality or content. Edit: oh, and by the way, the soundtrack is the best I ever heard in a MMORPG.
I tried before I went to sleep last night. Got right in. I feel for all the closed beta testers that got screwed. I'll make sure and enjoy myself in ur place
Abriael: Thanks, you're the man when it comes to these FFXIV updates. Going to get this baby on PS3.
I've been trying all night...you would think a company as big as SE would be ready for something like this.... anyone have a code they dont want? ;)
Ugh, they had recently published that closed beta keys would be valid for the open beta, but that is not the case. Closed beta people have to go through the same application process as everyone else. I spent all night clicking refresh again, I am such a whore for betas.
hope they fix the server issues before the game comes out i have it pre ordered. this is going to be unlike any mmo i have played before i never played ff11. so im going into this blind
Hmm pretty sure there is an inaccuracy the article, says the game is due to be released on Sept. 22, but as I recall that is only for the collectors editions to get a head start and the official release date is the 30th for standard edition.
for the pc versions right?
Thats right, although it seems all they are testing right now is everyones patience. I don't get how companies don't plan better for these server load issues.
Sorry to burst your bubble, bu NO ONE buys permanent server capacity for a single day usage spike. Naturally all fans will try to login at once and if several hundred people press F5 ten times a second the result is like a DDOS. But as the day keeps going it will even out and the normal high demand will be handled easily by the back-end. On a side-note: i was very close to get my key exactly on 2 GMT, but as i was distracted for a moment i tried at 2:07 GMT and the hordes of eager fans F5'ed the server to oblivion. I still managed to get my key at 12:00 GMT while at work via my mobile phone browser. So YES people are able to get keys, and this day one spike was unavoidable in reasonable limits.
well this is a beta ,,hmm that's why their doing it almost a month b4 release untop of the previous beta phases ,,, ... everyone is acting like the game has released already
When some actually get too many servers , what happens then ? Once the initial rush drops , they are forced to close down servers with a population spread way too much , and faction imbalances if there is a RvR pvp . That way too much money lost over satisfying some kids over crying for beta issues .
that happened to WARHAMMER
Server capacity has nothing to do with bandwidth which is what is strained along with the resources of their systems.
"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." Thanks SE. So now I not only know FFXIV is a joke of an MMO from playing the closed beta and reading a bunch of info about how you're going to screw our playtime, but you cant even get your beta running correctly. I'm not sure how you're going to succeed with this product. Edit: You're right. Woe is me that the info I read from official interviews would be incorrect.
Yeah and most of the info you probably read was vastly misinformed.
mmo final fantasy done with me i not wasting my life on game like that anymore 17.95 for 9 years . way eccomeny is i not wasting anymore money.
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