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#1 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Ok the FFXIV Patch is now up. First you have to register and than you can download the game.

Note: Open Beta begins on 17th but if you were on previous betas or got a beta code you can play already tomorrow.

#2 Posted by Zirilius (649 posts) -

Damn must have went up in the time it took me to get to work. Thanks for the heads up.

#3 Edited by Hector (3364 posts) -

Just a reminder the open beta will last from Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2 a.m. (PDT) to Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2 a.m. (PDT)."

#4 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4499 posts) -

I'm so freakin happy they've been on the ball with these updates and allowing you to download them before the servers go live so the servers don't melt at the last minute

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#5 Edited by Zirilius (649 posts) -

I'm so freakin happy they've been on the ball with these updates and allowing you to download them before the servers go live so the servers don't melt at the last minute

I've been really happy with them overall with the stability and quality of all Phases that I've been able to play.

#6 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@hector: 16th only if you already have a code. If not the open Beta starts on the 17th.

#7 Posted by Vermisean (154 posts) -

I've also been super impressed with the way they are handling this - I can't wait for tomorrowwwwww

#8 Posted by GideonAmos (199 posts) -

So on what server are you bombers going to play?

#9 Posted by Zeik (2426 posts) -

PC only? I get "unable to complete version check" when I try to access the PS3 version.

#10 Edited by Verendus (348 posts) -

Mind telling me, how?

Old beta client gives "Unable to complete version check" and then "Press PS button to exit game" and didn't get code for new client. :(

#11 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@verendus said:

Mind telling me, how?

Old beta client gives "Unable to complete version check" and then "Press PS button to exit game" and didn't get code for new client. :(

Its on the beta forums^^

This should work

FFXIV Beta

Also make sure to uninstall the old one first.

#12 Posted by kishinfoulux (2303 posts) -

So on what server are you bombers going to play?

Gilgamesh seems to be the popular choice, at least it was in Phase 3.

Super excited for Friday and then early access.

#13 Posted by Zeik (2426 posts) -

@darji: I don't think that's going to do much for the PS3 version.

#14 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@zeik said:

PC only? I get "unable to complete version check" when I try to access the PS3 version.

Looks like they have some problems with the PS3 version

[NA PS3 Version] Version Update Issue (Aug. 15)

Right now we are experiencing technical difficulties on North American PlayStation®3 version where an error message saying "No valid service account is available to play FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn." when players press the login button on the launcher and they are unable to complete the version update.

We are currently addressing this issue with a cooperation of Sony Computer Entertainment and new updates will follow as additional information becomes available.

Please note that this issue is only occuring on the North American PlayStation®3 version. The Windows version, and Japanese/European PlayStation®3 version, are unaffected.

We deeply apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

#15 Edited by Turkalurch (198 posts) -

@darji said:

@verendus said:

Mind telling me, how?

Old beta client gives "Unable to complete version check" and then "Press PS button to exit game" and didn't get code for new client. :(

Its on the beta forums^^

This should work

FFXIV Beta

Yea, SE said the old clients aren't compatible with the new version. Gonna have to uninstall all the old stuff and install the new stuff. Atleast we wont have to do it ever again though. Unless they reboot it again lol.

#16 Edited by Verendus (348 posts) -
@darji said:
@verendus said:

Mind telling me, how?

Old beta client gives "Unable to complete version check" and then "Press PS button to exit game" and didn't get code for new client. :(

Its on the beta forums^^

This should work

FFXIV Beta

Also make sure to uninstall the old one first.

That'd be great, if I wouldn't play on PS3. :/

@zeik said:

PC only? I get "unable to complete version check" when I try to access the PS3 version.

Looks like they have some problems with the PS3 version

Please note that this issue is only occuring on the North American PlayStation®3 version. The Windows version, and Japanese/European PlayStation®3 version, are unaffected.

That's odd. I'm from Europe and still can't get on PS3. I haven't got a code of any sort though.

#17 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@verendus: If you are living in the US there are some problems and they are trying to fix it. Europe and Japan should work though. And you dont need a new code as far as I know^^

#18 Edited by Zeik (2426 posts) -

Well hopefully they'll solve the issue today. It would really suck if I couldn't play tomorrow.

#19 Edited by Verendus (348 posts) -

@darji: See my edit. I live in Europe, Finland to be exact. Damn SquareEnix >_>

#20 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@verendus said:

@darji: See my edit. I live in Europe, Finland to be exact. Damn SquareEnix >_>

don't you have a normal account? You don't need a new code normally. If you were in previous betas. Maybe ask the in beta forums? Sorry that I can not help much since I am playing on PC.

#21 Edited by Verendus (348 posts) -

@darji said:

@verendus said:

@darji: See my edit. I live in Europe, Finland to be exact. Damn SquareEnix >_>

don't you have a normal account? You don't need a new code normally. If you were in previous betas. Maybe ask the in beta forums? Sorry that I can not help much since I am playing on PC.

Guess I should try my luck there. Thanks for the help anyways.

Edit: Logged in to forums and got this

Since the valid character data is not present on your Square Enix Account, you are not allowed to log in to the forums.

Even if the monthly fee is paid and a valid content ID is available, a valid character data needs to be present.

Once the character is created, you will be eligible to log in to the forums. However, it may take some time until the character data is reflected to the system.

How can I have a character if they were wiped after Phase 3 ended..?

Seriously, I'm not even sure if the game is worth all this crap anymore lol. I've been refreshing my e-mail and seeing if the old client works all day because I'm so excited about the game, but all this crap is seriously starting to piss me off.

#22 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@verendus said:

@darji said:

@verendus said:

@darji: See my edit. I live in Europe, Finland to be exact. Damn SquareEnix >_>

don't you have a normal account? You don't need a new code normally. If you were in previous betas. Maybe ask the in beta forums? Sorry that I can not help much since I am playing on PC.

Guess I should try my luck there. Thanks for the help anyways.

Edit: Logged in to forums and got this

Since the valid character data is not present on your Square Enix Account, you are not allowed to log in to the forums.

Even if the monthly fee is paid and a valid content ID is available, a valid character data needs to be present.

Once the character is created, you will be eligible to log in to the forums. However, it may take some time until the character data is reflected to the system.

How can I have a character if they were wiped after Phase 3 ended..?

Seriously, I'm not even sure if the game is worth all this crap anymore lol. I've been refreshing my e-mail and seeing if the old client works all day because I'm so excited about the game, but all this crap is seriously starting to piss me off.

That is really strange... Maybe just wait till tomorrow. Where did you get the clinet? from the PSN store? Maybe re downloading it? Also I have my character from Version 1.0 so it is possible to have character data^^ But I do not know how its handled with PS3 users....

#23 Posted by Verendus (348 posts) -

@darji: Guess I have no choice but to wait. I'm busy with work this weekend, so I could've saved at least bit time updating the client in advance but guess it won't work as I planned.

I got the client from PSN store, I got a beta code for Phase 3 and used it on PSN. I don't think it matters but I switched PS3 so I had to redownload the client after Phase 3 had already ended. I hope this isn't causing it.

#24 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@verendus said:

@darji: Guess I have no choice but to wait. I'm busy with work this weekend, so I could've saved at least bit time updating the client in advance but guess it won't work as I planned.

I got the client from PSN store, I got a beta code for Phase 3 and used it on PSN. I don't think it matters but I switched PS3 so I had to redownload the client after Phase 3 had already ended. I hope this isn't causing it.

Maybe that could cause it yeah. Guess you have to wait then for the 17th and the open beta... But I would try it again tomorrow or redownload the client tomorrow first if possible.

#25 Edited by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

So on what server are you bombers going to play?

The Giant Bomb free company is going to be playing on Ultros for new characters.

#26 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

@verendus said:

@darji: Guess I have no choice but to wait. I'm busy with work this weekend, so I could've saved at least bit time updating the client in advance but guess it won't work as I planned.

I got the client from PSN store, I got a beta code for Phase 3 and used it on PSN. I don't think it matters but I switched PS3 so I had to redownload the client after Phase 3 had already ended. I hope this isn't causing it.

Im purely spitballing here but all of the phase 3 clients for PC where out of date and needed to be redownloaded, its possible you also need to do this on PS3 but no idea if thats accurate.

#27 Posted by MightyDuck (1522 posts) -

I still need to clear up some space on the hard drive to download the beta.

#28 Edited by Zirilius (649 posts) -

@kagato said:

@verendus said:

@darji: Guess I have no choice but to wait. I'm busy with work this weekend, so I could've saved at least bit time updating the client in advance but guess it won't work as I planned.

I got the client from PSN store, I got a beta code for Phase 3 and used it on PSN. I don't think it matters but I switched PS3 so I had to redownload the client after Phase 3 had already ended. I hope this isn't causing it.

Im purely spitballing here but all of the phase 3 clients for PC where out of date and needed to be redownloaded, its possible you also need to do this on PS3 but no idea if thats accurate.

Yep you need to download a new client for the PS3

#29 Posted by Verendus (348 posts) -

So ok, this is what happened. I got a code US code from fellow GiantBomb member, as I assumed it didn't work on EU account so I made US PSN account and downloaded the game.

Launched with my "main" account and everything went fine until it asked for the same promo code I used to download the game, then it said the code had already been used or wasn't correct.

I give up at this point. Thank you everyone in this thread for help and big thank you to @living4theday258 for the code, shame that it went to waste. If this major fuck up never wouldn't have happened, we'd be both playing the beta right now. :/

#30 Posted by Zirilius (649 posts) -

@verendus: That sucks man! It's a huge cluster fuck right now in the starting zones since everyone, their mom, their dogs, and their dogs mom are doing story quests. Fortunately respawn rates are set pretty high so you aren't fighting over to many mobs.

#31 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

Got my Arcanist to level 19 man this game is sooo good. Can see myself playing this a lot^^

But damn the tank carbuncle is op^^

#32 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

I spent way too much time on this game over the weekend when i finally got on, had around 4 hours sleep on Sat and the same again on Sun, got main job (Thaumaturge) to lvl 18 and my sub job (Conjurer) to lvl 9 so before i logged off last night i was able to cast heal as a black mage and destruction magic as a white. Cannot wait to get back in there, has anyone been sent a url to redeem their early access codes yet? Im still waiting...

#33 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@kagato said:

I spent way too much time on this game over the weekend when i finally got on, had around 4 hours sleep on Sat and the same again on Sun, got main job (Thaumaturge) to lvl 18 and my sub job (Conjurer) to lvl 9 so before i logged off last night i was able to cast heal as a black mage and destruction magic as a white. Cannot wait to get back in there, has anyone been sent a url to redeem their early access codes yet? Im still waiting...

I think the early access codes are supposed to go out on the 20th.

#34 Posted by Zeik (2426 posts) -

@warlordpayne: What do you mean? I already have my code, I'm just waiting for them to let me redeem it.

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#36 Posted by ajamafalous (11993 posts) -

Anybody want to try to sell me on FF14 as someone who enjoys traditional MMOs but knows nothing about this game?

#37 Posted by Zeik (2426 posts) -

Anybody want to try to sell me on FF14 as someone who enjoys traditional MMOs but knows nothing about this game?

Honestly, I think it's hard game to sell without actually playing it. I had no interest in it until I actually started playing it, and it's hard to describe why I enjoy it on paper, since it doesn't do much different than most MMOs. Mainly it just takes a lot of good ideas from other MMOs and implements them in a pretty cohesive way.

I do think the crafting system is pretty cool though, and a lot more engaging than what most MMOs do.

#38 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4499 posts) -

@zeik said:

@ajamafalous said:

Anybody want to try to sell me on FF14 as someone who enjoys traditional MMOs but knows nothing about this game?

Honestly, I think it's hard game to sell without actually playing it. I had no interest in it until I actually started playing it, and it's hard to describe why I enjoy it on paper, since it doesn't do much different than most MMOs. Mainly it just takes a lot of good ideas from other MMOs and implements them in a pretty cohesive way.

I do think the crafting system is pretty cool though, and a lot more engaging than what most MMOs do.

This pretty much. Let me just say though, I honestly think I've played 99% of noteworthy MMOs out there and this is, in my opinion, the best "traditional" MMO by a mile. It takes all the best parts of other MMOs, but backs them with Square Enix style and production values which are second to none.

And all though it is very "traditional," it still manages to feel somewhat different. It doesn't feel like a Western WoW clone and it certainly doesn't feel like a Korean grindfest. It feels very different in a lot of places and those places are the places that matter. Remember during E3 when Patrick and Jeff said FF15 looks like a Japanese Uncharted? Well, then this feels like a Japanese Everquest (I know I said it wasn't a WoW-clone but listen lol). Their influences are as obviously as daylight, but they don't just copy & paste them and call it a day. Where other MMOs seem like they use their influences as a framework or a guidebook, FFXIV seems to use them as...well...influences. Like, "oh, that's a good idea, but we're going to do it our way."

I'm trying not to oversell this game too much lol, but just trust me when I say to write it off as another traditional MMO wouldn't be wrong by any means. I feel it'd just be doing this game a disservice.

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#39 Posted by ajamafalous (11993 posts) -

@babychoochoo said:

@zeik said:

@ajamafalous said:

Anybody want to try to sell me on FF14 as someone who enjoys traditional MMOs but knows nothing about this game?

Honestly, I think it's hard game to sell without actually playing it. I had no interest in it until I actually started playing it, and it's hard to describe why I enjoy it on paper, since it doesn't do much different than most MMOs. Mainly it just takes a lot of good ideas from other MMOs and implements them in a pretty cohesive way.

I do think the crafting system is pretty cool though, and a lot more engaging than what most MMOs do.

This pretty much. Let me just say though, I honestly think I've played 99% of MMOs out there and this is, in my opinion, the best "traditional" MMO by a mile. It takes all the best parts of other MMOs, but backs them with Square Enix style and production values which are second to none.

Honestly, I'm not looking for anything revolutionary, just a good, traditional MMO experience.

#40 Posted by newhaap (421 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Oh you'll definitely get that. I have found it very hard to get into MMOs specifically because of how they're structured (start at an area, go here kill X rats, move on to a new area, go here kill X wolves, etc).

FFXIV is a really good version of that with gorgeous FF aesthetics/atmosphere, with the addition of some pretty neat stuff I don't think is in any other MMO (you can pursue any class, you can multiclass into an advanced "job", and I agree with @zeik that the separate crafting & gathering classes with their own separate set of skills is pretty cool, a lot better than just watching a bar fill up).

#41 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4499 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Well, GMG has it available for preorder with a 20% code and it does come with 30 days free. Personally, and I'm obviously biased here lol, I say just bite the bullet and give it a shot.

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#42 Posted by Hector (3364 posts) -

I was going to get it, but there are just too many games coming out soon. I won't have enough time to play FFXIV and those games as well. I could but I'm sure I won't enjoy as each title as much.

#43 Edited by Zirilius (649 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Oh you'll definitely get that. I have found it very hard to get into MMOs specifically because of how they're structured (start at an area, go here kill X rats, move on to a new area, go here kill X wolves, etc).

There is a lot of that but each class has a separate story line, along with a main story narrative that. I'm not going to say it's the greatest story every told but it does make the main questing feel more like Star Wars Old Republic or Panderia WoW than go what you described. Not to mention cutscenes and a gorgeous world to get lost in. Worth the 30 dollars of admission if you ask me. But then again I'm a 1.0 player who's been vested in the game since 2010.

#44 Edited by newhaap (421 posts) -

@zirilius said:

@ajamafalous: Oh you'll definitely get that. I have found it very hard to get into MMOs specifically because of how they're structured (start at an area, go here kill X rats, move on to a new area, go here kill X wolves, etc).

There is a lot of that but each class has a separate story line, along with a main story narrative that. I'm not going to say it's the greatest story every told but it does make the main questing feel more like Star Wars Old Republic or Panderia WoW than go what you described. Not to mention cutscenes and a gorgeous world to get lost in. Worth the 30 dollars of admission if you ask me. But then again I'm a 1.0 player who's been vested in the game since 2010.

So am I :) Been waiting a long time for this game to be good.

Yeah I'm not saying I dislike the game because of those tropes (which I think is what people mean when they mention traditional MMORPGs, but I might be mistaken since I never really get into them), I'm saying that you'll find them in FFXIV with the addition of other good stuff.

#45 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

@kagato said:

I spent way too much time on this game over the weekend when i finally got on, had around 4 hours sleep on Sat and the same again on Sun, got main job (Thaumaturge) to lvl 18 and my sub job (Conjurer) to lvl 9 so before i logged off last night i was able to cast heal as a black mage and destruction magic as a white. Cannot wait to get back in there, has anyone been sent a url to redeem their early access codes yet? Im still waiting...

I think the early access codes are supposed to go out on the 20th.

Awesome, ill keep an eye on my mailbox then, thanks ^_^

#46 Posted by BretF (25 posts) -

@kagato: I just got my early access email, though I am getting errors on the redeeming website. Will check back after work today to see if the code will go through otherwise I will contact SE support.

#47 Edited by Hector (3364 posts) -

@bretf said:

@kagato: I just got my early access email, though I am getting errors on the redeeming website. Will check back after work today to see if the code will go through otherwise I will contact SE support.

I'm getting an error too. You're not alone.

'Error 3: There was a problem. Please try again later'

#48 Edited by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

Has anyone that has ordered through Amazon gotten their early access code yet?

#49 Edited by nadesico33 (37 posts) -

I got mine as soon as the preorder processed. Then, they wouldn't let me cancel it when I realized I should've gotten the PS3 version... >.>

#50 Posted by Petiew (1348 posts) -

Has anyone that has ordered through Amazon gotten their early access code yet?

Got it as soon as I ordered back in July.

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