The latest Producer's Letter for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been published. The letter reveals the fact that 100,000 players are taking part in the closed beta thus far and have been providing feedback to the team. Most notably, game pad support will be dropping into the second beta slated to kick off in early April.
Keep in mind that testing the gamepad is the focus of the second phase, so the available content will be mostly the same. In my last letter I briefly mentioned guildhests, which are based on behests from Version 1.0. After reading your feedback, we decided to adjust this system so that you can attempt them at a lower level. Guildhests are scheduled for phase 3, and I hope you'll be ready when they're finished!
Read the full letter on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn site.