Final Fantasy XIV open beta postponed due to 'critical bugs'

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  1. Terminator02
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    No arrow, blade or strongest Firaga seems to be capable of ridding the online world of Final Fantasy XIV from its most daunting foes -- the dreaded "critical bugs." Square Enix announced earlier today that the game's open beta testing, which was scheduled to start later today, will be postponed in all regions due to the discovery of these vexing critters.

    No new timetable was placed on the open beta testing -- we suppose that depends on how long it takes Square to vanquish the errors that are apparently plaguing the client.[/p]
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    I honestly didn't even know it was supposed to open up today, I do hope that the critical bugs aren't too bad though

    UPDATE:
    We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which was announced to be postponed on Aug. 31, 2010.

    Along with the completion on investigation and correction of the critical issue, we have decided to begin FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test on Sep. 2, 2010 at 02:00 (GMT).

    Starting on Sep. 2, 2010 at 02:00 (GMT), acquisition of registration code required for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will become available.

    We are looking forward to your participation in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test![/p]
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    UPDATE #2: coming today in NA
    Along with the completion on investigation and correction of the critical issue, we have decided to begin FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT).

    Starting on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT), acquisition of registration code required for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be available.

    We are looking forward to your participation in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test![/p]
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  2. raulpica

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    It's been quite some time since I've played it, but the bugs were certainly a lot.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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    at least their trying to fix them [​IMG]
     
  4. Scott-105

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    I'd like to try this. I didn't even know a beta was coming out though [​IMG]
     
  5. DarkWay

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    Same here I will be getting that beta as soon as I can.
     
  6. Scott-105

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    Ha ha, same. It will make my decision on whether or not to buy the game.
     
  7. DarkWay

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    The client installer is available now but will become unavailable at 19:00 (7pm) that's GMT time. The installer is 118MB I hope it self updates that way I won' have to redownload it when they fix these critical bugs XD
     
  8. Slyakin

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    Oh well, this just shows how terrible the game will really be.

    JK, but I think another online Final Fantasy is just stupid. For the PS3, maybe it will be a little better (as in, free wireless.)
     
  9. Jamstruth

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    FF:Online games should not be part of the sequential numbering. Its really quite irritating since its more of a spin off than part of the series.
     
  10. DarkWay

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    Story wise the online games are a hell of alot better than the rest there's a heck of alot of lore and things to get you right into the game and not just meet these people go save the world, oh your a clone such a shame or oh your over 1000years old have a nice disappearance when you die again -_-
    The ONLY offline FF that I've seen as indepth in terms of lore is good old Final Fantasy Tactics which I recommend to anyone for a good classic RPG.
     
  11. heavyknight

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    FFT would also be good/useful as a base for a decent online FF. FFTA, FFTA2, FFXII, etc, you've got a bunch of races, a bunch of jobs, etc. The online games can be expanded, which make it hard to compare to the 'finished' offline counterparts.

    Ontopic - At least there's a nice effort to get rid of the bugs, unlike some games/companies....
    Though I wonder what the said critical bugs are.
     
  12. Aeladya

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    I really wanna play this game, but I don't have a computer that is capable of playing it...my laptop is about 2 years old running Windows 7, and my desktop is about 10 years old and on Windows XP...it's also slower than molasses. Ah well...
     
  13. Inunah

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    Me too... Sort of.

    Plus, if you have to pay then I'm out since I only have $20 total.

    *Sigh* I guess I'll go back to hoping for a good RPG with a real-time battle system, tons of character customization, in English, and an in-depth story. [​IMG] I don't count PS0 as that, btw, because PS0 has like.. What, 3 races? That's not enough for customization!
     
  14. DarkWay

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    Just a little update for you peeps.

    I've currently been updating the client since yesterday -_- it's going quite slowly and only 4 of the original 24 hours have gone from the estimated time XD and there's 2 updates >.>
     
  15. Terminator02
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    updated, beta coming september 2nd
    Edit: september 1st in NA
     
  16. Celice

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    My brother got in on this and was selected! How cool~

    But fuck if I'll pay to play it when it comes out [​IMG]
     
  17. Terminator02
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    this is an open beta, you can try it out