#101 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

I'd love to join the Giant Bomb company once phase 4 starts. I need a good group of people to play with to have any lasting enjoyment in an MMO.

My character name will be Kaegan Tarn and based on my experience in phase 3 I'm leaning heavily towards being a Pugilist. Although I want to live in Gridania so I'll probably be starting with one of their classes.

#102 Posted by M_Shini (551 posts) -

I'd love to join the Giant Bomb company once phase 4 starts. I need a good group of people to play with to have any lasting enjoyment in an MMO.

My character name will be Kaegan Tarn and based on my experience in phase 3 I'm leaning heavily towards being a Pugilist. Although I want to live in Gridania so I'll probably be starting with one of their classes.

You could just start as pugilist, where you start doesn't decide your allegiance towards a city state as you decide that later on in the story quests when you join the one of the 3 grand company. leaning towards ul'dah myself since i enjoy the layout and am more used to it myself and that was kind of the defualt gathering city back in 1.0 since we had to do all the content seeking for party's by using /shouts back then, ahh the good(bad) old days..

#103 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@m_shini: Yeah, but the early story quests are nation specific and they made me feel like I was a citizen of that particular nation after completing them. Gameplay wise I know there's no difference but it matters to me.

#104 Posted by MelficeVKM (160 posts) -

Would love to join this, never really played MMOs before but I had fun in phase 3 of the closed beta. Not too sure on my name / class yet as it'll be a new character, thanks

#105 Edited by Dourin (232 posts) -

Can't believe it's taken me this long to get around to this, but yeah, I totally plan on joining the Free Company. As of now, I plan to be a Lancer, named Tesyla Bordeaux. Man....phase 4 can't come soon enough.

#106 Posted by Scots3 (1 posts) -

Hello! New here but would love to join the Giant Bomb Company. Nothing concrete yet but after my beta experience I am thinking about rolling a arcanist/summoner character.

#107 Posted by Juno (47 posts) -

Hey folks, am looking to roll in during early start and would like to be in Free Company. Really enjoyed playing through Beta.

#108 Posted by Youbastrd (4 posts) -

Hi All,

I would like to join the company as well ... I will likely be playing an Archanist -> Summoner.

Cheers!

#109 Posted by Verendus (348 posts) -

Count me in on the company as well, I'll be playing as Lancer.

#110 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

As soon as i get home after work on Friday night im logging in and hopefully joining everyone to take over this game, still havent settled on a class but ill post up here with my name and starting city incase anyone needs a hand grinding the starter levels. Looking forward to getting back in with everyone, should be a great weekend! ^_^

#111 Posted by Chumley_Marchbanks (129 posts) -

So is the Giant Bomb company still going ahead on Ultros? I just want to double check before I make my character in the morning. :)

#112 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (277 posts) -

Everything is on track for tomorrow. I'm gonna try and power through to opening up the Company ASAP so I can start getting you guys in. I'll be updating the OP over the course of the weekend if weather permits (currently a hurricane near me, but that won't be on my doorstep until Saturday probably). Keep the messages coming and I'll keep adding them.

#113 Edited by Azraeill (37 posts) -

I got my Beta invite a few days ago, my name here should reflect my name in game as always.

#114 Posted by cbarnes86 (557 posts) -

Would love to be a part of this! Gonna be real hardcore into this game. What server will we be on and how do I sign up (in game and "reserve" a spot here)?

#115 Posted by mpgeist (612 posts) -

I plan on making a side character on Ultros to play with you guys. Going to mainly be on Behemoth with RL friends, but will play on this server too. Selina Geist will be character name.

#116 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

@snakelinksonic Good to hear (about the OP update, not the hurricane). There didn't seem to be a lot of updates to the thread, so I was afraid things had fallen apart before they ever began. Just curious, how many here are returning v1.0ers, compared to fresh fish faces?

#117 Edited by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@cbarnes86: Ultros server for new characters. There's a bunch of info in the first post.

#118 Edited by Dourin (232 posts) -

@snakelinksonic Good to hear (about the OP update, not the hurricane). There didn't seem to be a lot of updates to the thread, so I was afraid things had fallen apart before they ever began. Just curious, how many here are returning v1.0ers, compared to fresh fish faces?

#119 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@cbarnes86: Ultros server for new characters. There's a bunch of info in the first post about how to join and stuff.

#120 Posted by Vermisean (154 posts) -

I would love to join the guild as well! I won't be on til Saturday likely but Ill go on Ultros as well.

Likely be a thaumaturge or dragoon named Shinji Azuki. Will post if I change the name!

#121 Posted by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

The wait for Phase 4 is killing me :(

#122 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4525 posts) -

I don't know what class I wanna choose first. I think I'm just going to be a fisher and be the guild quartermaster...for fish.

#123 Edited by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@solh0und said:

The wait for Phase 4 is killing me :(

Me, too. The fact that something is screwed up for NA PS3 players, which is what I am, is making me very nervous. I sure hope they get their stuff worked out soon.

#124 Posted by Hector (3365 posts) -

Just starting playing on the Ultros server. I'm up in the air about getting this game. I really want to play it but I feel like it's going to have a hard time balancing free time between playing this game and other games. What to do!? What to do!? :/

#125 Posted by Snarkasaur (27 posts) -

Well I was hoping to be joining the company today, but my PS3 died last week and I'm waiting on the replacement. Hopefully I'll see all these giantbombers soon. :(

#126 Posted by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

@hector said:

Just starting playing on the Ultros server. I'm up in the air about getting this game. I really want to play it but I feel like it's going to have a hard time balancing free time between playing this game and other games. What to do!? What to do!? :/

Well you get 30 days free so use that to test the waters of your free time. I'll be personally balancing this,work,and my growing backlog.

#127 Posted by SnakeLinkSonic (277 posts) -

The level cap is 20 for open beta (I don't think they want to risk having a bug and wiping peoples characters, and nobody will mourn too hard over losing a level 20). This means I can't make the Company until Early Access begins (at the earliest). The linkshell is up and ready though, I'll begin inviting people as I add them in the game.

#128 Posted by Epidehl (300 posts) -

Jumped in on the Ultros server today, and so far having a blast. I'm on as Osmond Sano, Conjurer/White Mage.

So how do I go about actually joining the Free Company? Also, are things actually carrying over between this Beta (today -> Monday) and the release?

#129 Posted by kishinfoulux (2317 posts) -

Just joined Ultros. Was gonna do Gilgamesh like in Beta, but if fellow bombers are playing on Ultros then why not? Could you add me to the newbie list? Playing a Lancer: Raize Graymalkin.

So a Linkshell is basically a guild right?

#130 Posted by kishinfoulux (2317 posts) -

Just joined Ultros. Was gonna do Gilgamesh like in Beta, but if fellow bombers are playing on Ultros then why not? Could you add me to the newbie list? Playing a Lancer: Raize Graymalkin.

So a Linkshell is basically a guild right?

#131 Posted by SnakeLinkSonic (277 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: The Grand Company are ARR's version of guilds. The Linkshell is just a chat channel we can all speak to one another on.

#132 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@epidehl: Unless there's some sort of catastrophic bug then these characters will carry over into early access and release.

#133 Edited by kishinfoulux (2317 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: The Grand Company are ARR's version of guilds. The Linkshell is just a chat channel we can all speak to one another on.

Ah gotcha. Thanks.

#134 Posted by Hector (3365 posts) -

Is the PS3 disc required to play the game aside from installation?

#135 Edited by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

For PS3 players: L1 + Start is for taking screenshots.

Now I just need to find a way to share them.

#136 Posted by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

For PS3 Players: L1 + start is for taking screenshots.

@hector said:

Is the PS3 disc required to play the game aside from installation?

That's a good question. I would like to know that myself.

#137 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (277 posts) -

Taking a break for a bit. I'll probably be logging back on after today's Unprofessional Friday ends. If you still would like a linkshell invite, try to send me a /tell then.

#138 Posted by nadesico33 (37 posts) -

Okay, I can't come up with a new male character name I like, so I'm falling back on one of my stock female characters and names. So its currently Blackbird Shepard

#139 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

damn...Ive been sitting for the last 30 mins refreshing the server, dosent look like im getting onto Ultros...i waited too long lol

#140 Posted by Juno (47 posts) -

Was able to get a character setup on Ultros this morning. Brayde Tahal, Thaumaturge.

#141 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

Shit...knew I should've just made my character this morning before work....

May want to put something in the OP about the server problem. No idea what to do now.....

#142 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4525 posts) -

Well this is fucking awesome. I couldn't progress in the story due a bug so I said screw it, decided to delete my character, and just reroll in another starting zone, and what do ya know? Server is full and not accepting any more new characters.

Fuck me.

#143 Edited by SnakeLinkSonic (277 posts) -

@dourin: Yeah, I came to add it now. Dunno if they'll reinstate it or not, they did it for the other worlds it happened with: http://forum.square-enix.com/ARR-Test/threads/100415-The-beta-test-server-status-for-Aug.-16?p=1239603#post1239603

Character creation on the Moogle, Odin, and Ragnarok Worlds have been reinstated.

In addtion, we have stopped allowing the creation of new characters in the following worlds:

Coeurl

Malboro

Cactuar

Ultros

Sargatanas

Diabolos

Gilgamesh

Leviathan

Balmung

Hyperion

Behemoth

Excalibur

When creating a new character, please select a World other than the ones listed above. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

#144 Posted by Petiew (1349 posts) -

I managed to get in not long after the servers opened. Character name is Gumu Banks, playing Gladiator. I really like the idea of a Lalafell tank.

#145 Edited by Kteven (53 posts) -

I have been playing for most of the day (early beta shit yo), and I'm loving it. I know I shouldn't like being a level 7 fisherman but I do. I find it super weird though that I am on Ultros (NA) and have no lag. Being in England I expected shit to be lagged to fucked, but it works! Best day off in a while.

#146 Posted by m1k3 (1330 posts) -

Still cant make a character on Ultros. ill try again later tonight.

#147 Edited by Turkalurch (198 posts) -

Hey guys, I've been playing on the server today and got to my guildleves so i though I should probably join the linkshell/company to contribute. My character name is Farem Rin. Who should I contact ingame?

#148 Posted by GalacticPunt (1057 posts) -

@snakelinksonic: Thanks for keeping this so organized during all the server overflow drama. I made my character in the middle of the night, and have been playing like a fiend. "Loudsong T'leo" is my archer/bard, just about level 13 now. Trying to be lore-appropriate with that apostrophe for the... uh, cat people.

#149 Edited by m1k3 (1330 posts) -

Was able to make a character on Ultros. Playing as Maou Sena.

#150 Posted by newhaap (421 posts) -