Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FFXIV Open Beta Closed For The Day

Since we're less then a month away from the game's release and the closed beta is now, well closed, I can say that yes, I was in the closed FFXIV beta. And it was fun while it lasted.

Last night, the open beta was set to go live. And after a giant ass 1 gig patch from the closed beta, users are running into a fun message on the website:

FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test Postponed

FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be released at a later date.

Along with the postponement of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software's installer, it will be suspended at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


But I saw this coming from a mile away.

For all of those people wondering why, here's what's up. The evening that the open beta was suppose to go live, SquareEnix was doing maintenance on both FFXI and their Account Management system. It was a lot of maintenance in a very short amount of time. Needless to say, things were going to end up breaking. So we can sit here and argue about how SE is going downhill with the open beta, but really, we should be grateful they even considered an open beta. AND that they're providing discounts for both 11 and 14 players, AND name transfers from 11, AND keeping your name in the open beta to the final release, AND loads of bonus goodies for pre-orders and 11 customers. It was just too much maintenance at one time. Things will be back to normal in a few days.


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