Next Beta: 6/21 to 6/23, Lodestone 2.0 beta now live

#1 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (273 posts) -

Upcoming Beta Test Schedule:

- Jun. 21st 2:00 a.m. to Jun. 23rd 2:00 a.m. (PDT) /

- Jun. 21st 9:00 to Jun. 23rd 9:00 (GMT)

New Lodestone: http://na.beta.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/

There's also some Legacy servers going up for testing (but new players are unable to join them this weekend).

Game is also at Green Man Gaming on PC for $22.50 (using voucher) with the pre-order bonus items:

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/mmos/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-na/

Why this is showing up as a question...I have no idea. I didn't submit it as one.

Edit: I suppose I can go ahead ask one though, how many people would be willing to join a Giant Bomb Free Company/Linkshell (i.e. guild)?

#2 Posted by PontiusPyrite (32 posts) -

Sure I plan on having two or three characters after launch, and would like to stick one in a GB FC

#3 Edited by newhaap (421 posts) -

I'm in!

#4 Posted by M_Shini (551 posts) -

I d totally be in for a GB linkshell, i like most others don't have any contact with what the original linkshell used to be since the game went and split. which servers was everyone on in the first place if you already had existing characters?

I believe i was on Ragnarok from when they let us do a transfer to there although we can transfer our characters before the launch if we so wish.

#5 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (273 posts) -

@m_shini: @newhaap: @pontiuspyrite: What character names do you guys planning on using in Phase 4 > Launch? we're probably gonna have the Linkshell and Free Company on Excalibur, but right now we're messing around on the Ultros server until they start letting us all mingle.

Excalibur is a Legacy server though, so some might have a problem starting off on a non-fresh server, we're making the guild so people don't have to worry about finding help though so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

#6 Posted by Servbot91 (15 posts) -

I'd join but not sure on starting on a legacy server.

#7 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (273 posts) -

@servbot91: It will really depends on how many Legacy players we have. If everybody wants to go to a newborn server, I've no problems with that.

#8 Edited by nadesico33 (37 posts) -

I have no idea where my v1.0 ended up after the server merges, and he wasn't high enough level for it to really even matter. If he still exists, I might just delete him and start over to free up the name.

#9 Posted by m1k3 (1328 posts) -

Count me in

#10 Posted by Servbot91 (15 posts) -

I have two extra ps3 beta keys if anybody needs one.

#11 Edited by Istealdreams (153 posts) -

@servbot91 id take one of those if you still have it available >.>

#12 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (273 posts) -

I'll make a new thread if we get over ten (currently counting seven not including myself) and start adding you guys to a list in the OP.

#13 Posted by Epidehl (289 posts) -

I'd be down for a GB linkshell if/when I get this game. One question, I don't remember how it was in XI, but can PC/PS3 players play with each other? I'll likely be getting this on PS3 since I'm not sure how well my PC would be able to play it.

#14 Posted by mpgeist (606 posts) -

I would join a linkshell, I'm going to be playing on Behemoth...hopefully. I don't think that is a legacy server though.

#15 Posted by Servbot91 (15 posts) -
#16 Posted by Istealdreams (153 posts) -
#17 Edited by Servbot91 (15 posts) -
#18 Posted by newhaap (421 posts) -

@snakelinksonic: I have a legacy account, but I'm not sure what server my chars will end up on. My main legacy char name is Isaac Faeyur, if I get to rename him or create a new character I'll probably go with Isaac Faer to make it simpler :p

#19 Posted by cloudymusic (1109 posts) -

I'll definitely be playing this game, but I already have a number of friends in the game with whom I'll be playing so I won't be able to be in any GB linkshell/FC.

Still, hope everyone has fun!

#20 Edited by Blunderguts (6 posts) -

Hey there, party people! I'd be totally down for GB community linkshell. Hopefully, there is enough support for it around these parts.

#21 Edited by LiquidKrel (5 posts) -

I'm totally in. Was planning on playing on Excalibur (legacy server) to play with some people, though I don't have a legacy account.

I have two extra ps3 beta keys if anybody needs one.

I have a friend who wants to get into the beta, if you still have a key left

#22 Edited by Servbot91 (15 posts) -
#23 Edited by M_Shini (551 posts) -

@snakelinksonic: My character name is Maneki Kanji, or least that's what it is now and hopefully it doesn't need to change it i flip servers for this. I was playing since launch beforehand so i am a legacy player, ill have to see where i ed up and where other friends plan on going when its closer to the date but count me at least potentially in where ever it ends up being.

Wish i could of gotten in the ps3 beta to try it out but doubt i would end up playing on that since the pc version performs and looks so much better.

#24 Edited by Grixxel (766 posts) -

So I've not been following this a whole lot but curiosity has peaked. If I bought this on release, do I still have to get it again?

Edit: I meant original release.

#25 Posted by PontiusPyrite (32 posts) -

@snakelinksonic: i have no idea which character i'm gonna want to put where. For phase 3 though i'm using Frosted Wheat (its lore appropriate, too. Hellsguard are the best) on Ultros. I also have a legacy character on Excalibur, but I'm fine with starting a fresh character too.

#26 Edited by nadesico33 (37 posts) -

@grixxel: I don't know all the specifics regarding it, but they have said that v1.0 owners would be able to download the new client without having to rebuy, and that v1.0 owners who had applied but not gotten into closed beta would be invited to open.

#27 Posted by ProfessorK (824 posts) -

I'd be game to join a GB LS. I just don't like how hardcore people get though, kinda why I fell off with XI.

#28 Posted by Gravier251 (217 posts) -

I never played the original release of FF XIV, though I am curious to see how Realm Reborn is. I somewhat regret passing up the original in hindsight, if for no other reason than to know what it was like to contrast the changes to the game and world against. I've mostly been browsing around on wikis to try and see what I missed. I've had no luck with beta codes though thus far.

#29 Posted by SnakeLinkSonic (273 posts) -

@professork: I'm definitely against that, but that's also one of the benefits of a fresh server. There will be much less of that at least for the first half-year or so. You're more than welcome to tag along.

I'd be game to join a GB LS. I just don't like how hardcore people get though, kinda why I fell off with XI.

I'll keep a lookout for a spare beta code. Are you PC or PS3? Send me a message if you get in beforehand.

#30 Edited by ProfessorK (824 posts) -
#31 Posted by cloudymusic (1109 posts) -

@grixxel said:

So I've not been following this a whole lot but curiosity has peaked. If I bought this on release, do I still have to get it again?

Edit: I meant original release.

No, you won't need to rebuy the game. I don't believe you get another 30 days free, though.

I never played the original release of FF XIV, though I am curious to see how Realm Reborn is. I somewhat regret passing up the original in hindsight, if for no other reason than to know what it was like to contrast the changes to the game and world against. I've mostly been browsing around on wikis to try and see what I missed. I've had no luck with beta codes though thus far.

I played 1.0 on and off for most of its lifespan due to friends I had in the game. You didn't miss much of anything. The old world was completely unremarkable aside from one or two areas; it makes ARR all the more satisfying for me, but I'd still say you're probably in a better spot overall since you didn't waste any time on 1.0. :P

#32 Posted by nadesico33 (37 posts) -

Beta3 Session 3 times posted:

NA: Jun. 28, 2:00 a.m. to Jun. 30, 2:00 a.m. (PDT)

EU: Jun. 28, 9:00 to Jun. 30, 9:00 (GMT)

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