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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Forum » General Discussion » Alpha Inivtes December 14th & 17th (Final)

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  Sovrath

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12/05/12 12:04:46 PM#21
Ok, got mine today.
  zevni78

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Posts: 1121

12/05/12 12:28:35 PM#22
Originally posted by Sovrath
Ok, got mine today.

You shouldnt really say, but it's interesting that they are still going out, Grad will be packed today.

  Siveria

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12/05/12 12:33:20 PM#23
For ff14 I hope the gameplay itself got a major overhaul, because a slightly better UI and slightly better graphics will not cut it when the gameplay itself had massive issues. I played it for a few months a bit before it was taken down. Got whm to the lv cap full AF, then quit pretty much. Mostly due to the gameplay being mindnumbingly boring after getting 1 job to cap. Personally I don't think the graphics needed to be improved the game already took a fairly beast of a rig to run at a decent framerate, making it look better is just going to close the game off to more people with lower end pc's.

Being a pessimist is a win-win pattern of thinking. If you're a pessimist (I'll admit that I am!) you're either:

A. Proven right (if something bad happens)

or

B. Pleasantly surprised (if something good happens)

Either way, you can't lose! Try it out sometime!

  Snowdon_Cloudripper

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I was a 5 star elite member but my awesomeness was showing and the Mods cant have that

12/05/12 1:35:29 PM#24
not to mention a post below that I said I know how to Alpha , I've alpha tested games like M.A.G , Ghost Reacon advanced war fighter , Socom 3 , and combined assault . Battlefield 3 , Tara , and a few others. My point is IF IF I like the game I get a little upset that everything gets wiped out again IF I like it. I already know I will LOVE not like but LOVE FFXIV ARR so I'd rather beta . The people who abuse the alpha ate the ones who post there game play on YouTube or stream the alpha build live. Or the ones who make posts about how this is like WoW /sadface because there not testing like they should be. Then they comment on things in a alpha with less then 5% of the total game content, and bare minimal controls. Alpha is just to function with the bare minimals to stress test .

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  zevni78

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12/05/12 1:42:49 PM#25
Originally posted by Siveria
For ff14 I hope the gameplay itself got a major overhaul, because a slightly better UI and slightly better graphics will not cut it when the gameplay itself had massive issues. I played it for a few months a bit before it was taken down. Got whm to the lv cap full AF, then quit pretty much. Mostly due to the gameplay being mindnumbingly boring after getting 1 job to cap. Personally I don't think the graphics needed to be improved the game already took a fairly beast of a rig to run at a decent framerate, making it look better is just going to close the game off to more people with lower end pc's.

The focus of the changes is to gameplay, servers and engine optimisation, which does mean the graphics have changed, but not to make them look better, (though shadow effects are great now) but to run on more machines. It may still end up being boring for certain players, but they have made an effort to alter combat, endgame, and add other features such as housing, new kinds of pve and pvp.

  zevni78

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12/05/12 1:49:09 PM#26
Originally posted by DarknessReign
not to mention a post below that I said I know how to Alpha , I've alpha tested games like M.A.G , Ghost Reacon advanced war fighter , Socom 3 , and combined assault . Battlefield 3 , Tara , and a few others. My point is IF IF I like the game I get a little upset that everything gets wiped out again IF I like it. I already know I will LOVE not like but LOVE FFXIV ARR so I'd rather beta . 

I hate wiping too, it can make you feel burned out having to redo a lot of the early stuff so soon after when it launches. However won't you have a character from 1.0? You should be more attached to that one. Besides sometimes you learn lessons on what to avoid, for eg. due to quests being non-repeatable meaning later classes you lvl up need to rely more on leaves and grinding, I won't be doing classes I enjoy combat with at first when I still have more quest reward exp to lvl them up. So conj first, and archer later for eg.

  Snowdon_Cloudripper

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12/05/12 5:37:25 PM#27
No i wont have a Chr from 1.0 . I Quit July 2011 just after Patch 1.20b or something like that it was when they added auto attack and gimped Lancer . I will be starting fresh and clean on a noob server . Reasons why i like to get a crafting skill maxed out along with a DD or Mage ( hate tanking not really ) And the new servers will set up players who have played , new players , or new players an start with vets . I do this because the market will not be flooded with level 50 crafters so making gil will be better in the long run. I wish i could get my Dusk Elf back but i deleted him . Had a Hume on Kashuan Server but left him at lvl 20. And me and the wife are going to come back as Methra err Ma'Quota .... the cat people lol

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  SuperXero89

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12/05/12 9:41:22 PM#28
Originally posted by TangentPoint
Originally posted by DarknessReign
i would like to Alpha this but i think i would rather Beta test. Beta you have about 70% of the content in the build. And SE might let you keep your progress . Where Alpha is wipe repeat wipe repeat

If you're not willing to participate in an Alpha for those reasons, then you are not going in with the right understanding of why you're there. The focus of an Alpha is testing, not playing. It's not about "experiencing more of the content and getting to keep your progress".

The purpose of alpha testing is to help them test the hardware, the software and such to make sure it can hold up under load, things don't break, servers don't crash, etc.

The same, really, is true of Beta. "Alpha Testing" and "Beta Testing" aren't some snazzy-sounding buzzwords dreamt up in some Marketing Dept. brainstorming session. They're not euphemisms for "free trial!". They're long-standing terms that are a very well defined, and very important part of any software development cycle.

Many people don't realize that, go in with ignorantly unrealistic expectations, and then complain about it being an "unfinished" game, or a "subpar experience". It's usually the same people who seem to think agreeing to an NDA and not leaking info is "just a suggestion" or an informal request to be freely ignored. That is until they're banned for it and then cry "travesty!" at being "treated so unfairly".

It's a problem that plagues MMORPGs. People treating Alphas/Betas as "free previews/trials" instead of what they're supposed to be. An awful lot of people issued invites for Alphas - and Betas for that matter - have no business anywhere near one.

the butthurt is strong in this one

  VanadromArda

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OP  12/07/12 11:04:00 AM#29
Updated. Each time they send these out I just lose more hope. ^^
  zevni78

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12/07/12 11:55:58 AM#30
Originally posted by TemperHoof
Updated. Each time they send these out I just lose more hope. ^^

The amount of things they are changing and adding in beta keeps growing, as we've seen from NDA breaking posters here the alpha doesnt always give the best impression  (as its not the full game), you may enjoy ARR more from beta onwards.

  birdycephon

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12/07/12 10:02:34 PM#31

Does this look legit to you?

 

This e-mail has been sent to the registered e-mail address of a Square Enix account holder who has applied to become an alpha tester for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Please delete this e-mail if you do not recall submitting an application.
==========
Thank you for your application and your interest in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been selected for the role of Alpha Tester. We look forward to your assistance during the testing process. Please note that a separate selection process will be conducted to recruit beta testers.

==========

- To alpha testers
Thank you for applying to participate in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test.

The operation of an MMORPG requires various kinds of servers, such as the game server, chat server, and login server. The objective of this alpha test is to simulate the same levels of stress that our servers must bear once official service commences. Needless to say, the development team alone cannot conduct tests of such magnitude. That is why we must turn to you, our players, to help us ensure the game's stability upon release.
Compared to the forthcoming beta, there is relatively little content to enjoy in the alpha. Nevertheless, it is a very important first step in preparation for the release of A Realm Reborn. I hope that you all enjoy yourselves, and with your feedback we will continue in our endeavor to provide an online experience worthy of bearing the title FINAL FANTASY.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Producer and Director
Naoki Yoshida

- Alpha Test Participation
All the information required to participate in the testing process, including the alpha test schedule, latest update details, known issues, and bug report methods, can be found on the Alpha Tester Forums.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Tester Forums
http://sqex.to/mdt

Welcome to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Tester Forum!
http://sqex.to/Li3

Alpha Test: Steps to Begin Testing
http://sqex.to/BgC

1. Log in to the Alpha Tester Forums
* Log in using your Square Enix ID and password.
* Please read and agree to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement, as well as the Alpha Tester Forum Guidelines before making use of the forums.

2. Create a forum user name
* You must create a user name the first time you log in.
* Once created, user names cannot be changed.

- Confidentiality Obligations
As stated in the “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement,” testers are prohibited from disclosing any proprietary information related to the Alpha Test. Alpha Testers shall not disclose, publish, distribute, transmit, post, or otherwise make available, directly or indirectly, any Confidential Information regarding specifications of the Alpha version, technology, bugs and information available on the Alpha Tester forums (including the opinions of yourself and others) to any other person or external sites (including blogs and social media sites).

In the event that we confirm that infringement has occurred, your rights to be a tester will be revoked and your FINAL FANTASY XIV account will be suspended.

Thank you for your help in making FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn the best game it can be.

==========
If you have any questions regarding this e-mail or any other aspect of the alpha test, please visit the Square Enix Support Center.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Square Enix Support Center
http://sqex.to/WXr

???????????????????????????????????
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test Operations Department
???????????????????????????????????
* This mail address is for sending purposes only. Please do not reply to this e-mail.

 

  VanadromArda

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OP  12/08/12 12:56:20 AM#32
Totally legit, just rub it in more? :)
  birdycephon

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12/08/12 10:19:27 AM#33
Just trying to be cautious, cuz I've never heared of http://squex.to/ and whois isn't comming up with anything.
  zevni78

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Posts: 1121

12/08/12 10:22:10 AM#34
Originally posted by birdycephon
Just trying to be cautious, cuz I've never heared of http://squex.to/ and whois isn't comming up with anything.

It's legit, thats just the url they use right now.

  VanadromArda

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OP  12/10/12 11:55:05 PM#35
Updated thread with acceptance requirements.
  VanadromArda

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OP  12/12/12 9:12:00 AM#36
They accouned the last Alpha Invite dates, sign ups close in a few hours.
  zanfire

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Joined: 11/19/06
Posts: 781

12/12/12 9:16:32 PM#37
Originally posted by TemperHoof
Updated thread with acceptance requirements.

sadly those dont apply, people even on the offical forums are reporting folks with in-active IDs still getting into beta. A person like me who even has legacy status still hasnt gotten in, so i get why people are upset (personally i dont mind waiting til beta, ive seen my share of what alpha has to offer)

  VanadromArda

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OP  12/12/12 9:33:18 PM#38
Originally posted by zanfire
Originally posted by TemperHoof
Updated thread with acceptance requirements.

sadly those dont apply, people even on the offical forums are reporting folks with in-active IDs still getting into beta. A person like me who even has legacy status still hasnt gotten in, so i get why people are upset (personally i dont mind waiting til beta, ive seen my share of what alpha has to offer)

 

An Inactive ID is still a character made before September 30th. Having the ID on the account is what is required, not having it active or Legacy. Just the Content ID.

  Silok

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Posts: 744

12/14/12 1:11:12 PM#39
Originally posted by birdycephon

Does this look legit to you?

 

This e-mail has been sent to the registered e-mail address of a Square Enix account holder who has applied to become an alpha tester for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Please delete this e-mail if you do not recall submitting an application.
==========
Thank you for your application and your interest in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been selected for the role of Alpha Tester. We look forward to your assistance during the testing process. Please note that a separate selection process will be conducted to recruit beta testers.

==========

- To alpha testers
Thank you for applying to participate in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test.

The operation of an MMORPG requires various kinds of servers, such as the game server, chat server, and login server. The objective of this alpha test is to simulate the same levels of stress that our servers must bear once official service commences. Needless to say, the development team alone cannot conduct tests of such magnitude. That is why we must turn to you, our players, to help us ensure the game's stability upon release.
Compared to the forthcoming beta, there is relatively little content to enjoy in the alpha. Nevertheless, it is a very important first step in preparation for the release of A Realm Reborn. I hope that you all enjoy yourselves, and with your feedback we will continue in our endeavor to provide an online experience worthy of bearing the title FINAL FANTASY.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Producer and Director
Naoki Yoshida

- Alpha Test Participation
All the information required to participate in the testing process, including the alpha test schedule, latest update details, known issues, and bug report methods, can be found on the Alpha Tester Forums.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Tester Forums
http://sqex.to/mdt

Welcome to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Tester Forum!
http://sqex.to/Li3

Alpha Test: Steps to Begin Testing
http://sqex.to/BgC

1. Log in to the Alpha Tester Forums
* Log in using your Square Enix ID and password.
* Please read and agree to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement, as well as the Alpha Tester Forum Guidelines before making use of the forums.

2. Create a forum user name
* You must create a user name the first time you log in.
* Once created, user names cannot be changed.

- Confidentiality Obligations
As stated in the “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement,” testers are prohibited from disclosing any proprietary information related to the Alpha Test. Alpha Testers shall not disclose, publish, distribute, transmit, post, or otherwise make available, directly or indirectly, any Confidential Information regarding specifications of the Alpha version, technology, bugs and information available on the Alpha Tester forums (including the opinions of yourself and others) to any other person or external sites (including blogs and social media sites).

In the event that we confirm that infringement has occurred, your rights to be a tester will be revoked and your FINAL FANTASY XIV account will be suspended.

Thank you for your help in making FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn the best game it can be.

==========
If you have any questions regarding this e-mail or any other aspect of the alpha test, please visit the Square Enix Support Center.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Square Enix Support Center
http://sqex.to/WXr

???????????????????????????????????
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test Operations Department
???????????????????????????????????
* This mail address is for sending purposes only. Please do not reply to this e-mail.

 

Yeah i receive the same and im not sure about these link. can you confirm if its legit?

  zevni78

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Joined: 12/02/10
Posts: 1121

12/14/12 1:16:56 PM#40
Originally posted by Silok
te details, known issues, and bug report methods, can be found on the Alpha Tester Forums.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Tester Forums
http://sqex.to/mdt

Welcome to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Tester Forum!
http://sqex.to/Li3

Alpha Test: Steps to Begin Testing
http://sqex.to/BgC

e Enix Support Center.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Square Enix Support Center
http://sqex.to/WXr

???????????????????????????????????
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test Operations Department
???????????????????????????????????
* This mail address is for sending purposes only. Please do not reply to this e-mail.

 

Yeah i receive the same and im not sure about these link. can you confirm if its legit?

Yes. Got the same links and have been in alpha for 2 weeks.

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