If you’re like me, you were eagerly awaiting your closed beta key for Final Fantasy XIV. Also, you’re probably still waiting for it. Well wait no further, starting tomorrow, August 31st, you can be like the rest of us sheep who will wait in queue to get their hands on this brand new Final Fantasy in an online space. To go along with this announcement, there’s even a new pre-release trailer. Check out the video and details after the jump.
From official forums:
Schedule:Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT)
*The Open Beta Test will be online continuously for 24 hours a day.*Maintenance and any other announcements will be posted accordingly.
*Information on testing dates and times will also be posted on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitter feed.
During the initial stages of the beta test, the number of players allowed to be logged in at any given time will be limited, with capacity to gradually increase as adjustments are performed on server load. Should the maximum capacity already be reached when you attempt to log in, a message will appear indicating that the world is currently congested, and you will be asked to try again in a short while. At this time you will be placed on a waiting list in the order of attempted log-in time. To maintain your position on the waiting list, you must initiate the log-in procedure again within ten minutes of your first attempt.
While playing, testers who have been asked to submit opinions on anything at all regarding topics such as game balance issues, settings that you may have found difficult to understand, and features that you felt were inconvenient, unintuitive, or required further explanation are asked to use the feedback hread, and for those testers who have been assigned the task of reporting bugs are asked to use the bug report form.