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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:06AM Lockisezmode said

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And all the kings server were offline for maintenance.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 4:11PM Misterlee said

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I've been getting scam emails claiming to be for FF Beta already. It looks like a legit website address too, but it's not. Be super careful where you enter your log in/account details everyone!!
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:24PM Natsumi said

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That's because they are bursting at the S.E.A.M.S. XD
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:04AM (Unverified) said

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ROFL kick starts. More like had a dead battery and not even the mightiest of engines could jump start it.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:05AM Zalasta said

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So Eliot, which server will you be calling home?

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:17AM Eliot Lefebvre said

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Depends on how the vote on the RP server goes. That vote finishes up tonight.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:32AM Zalasta said

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A LS-mate claimed that Mysidia is the unofficial RP server.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:35AM Eliot Lefebvre said

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The RPC vote is still ongoing. Lindblum is currently leading the vote, with Besaid in second.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 12:25PM Zalasta said

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Lindblum is NeoGAF's server choice, good luck there if they make it RP as well =P
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:09AM (Unverified) said

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I have an Open Beta Key. I have been trying to download the client for days now and the max speed has been 10kbs down while amazingly my upload speed never drops below 50kbs....

I am registered and all that good stuff, but, I can not log into the testers page. It tells me my log in info is wrong.

It did accept my log in info once, but, said I was logged in under some random name and then another random name and now I can not log in again.....

Why does anything involving SE have to be so darn painful.....

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 2:14PM Ivasen said

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I never had an issue with any of it except the website congestion.

It took about an hour and a half for the full thing to download as I was getting 1.2mps on average. It did get a little wishy washy, sometimes going down to 750kbs and shooting back up to 1.3mps.

I did notice that if I wasn't highlighting the downloader application that it went smoother.

Maybe your ISP is throttling you because of how it downloads.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 6:20PM MewmewGrrl said

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If you search for where the game puts the torrents, you can download them in your own torrent client, and for whatever reason doing it that way gives you reasonable speeds rather than the pathetic whimper the official downloader gives you.

People have put up the files at mirrors too, such as MegaDownload, but if you want to download more than one file there every few hours you need a paid account (I actually did that, was only $10 for a month and I got to get the game at full download speed finally).

There's a post at Core telling ways to get the client faster, check it out (if it lets me post it here)

http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/12719-open-beta-megauploadutorrent-links-install-instructions/

If not, do a search for FFXIV megaupload torrent link install instructions.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:12AM kjhasdfjkhk said

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Hear that? That's the sound of a million pre-orders being cancelled.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 1:48PM dudemanjac said

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Again? What is your problem with the game?
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:12AM (Unverified) said

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I could not connect at all, and I was refreshing five to ten minutes before the application link appeared at the bottom of the page. All I ever got for the next five hours was the "server error" page, urgh... Must've opened that link three thousand times in that time, and no dice. So disappointing! I expected a cluster-you-know-what, but I had hoped I'd at least get through before they stopped accepting!


And even right now... still saying server error! D'oh!

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:16AM (Unverified) said

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For me it's not even just that (I've been in since the Alpha for christ's sake, though), it's that I was never even able to reach a page that informed we that my quest to access the denial page was futile-- let alone the acceptance page.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:17AM Syesta said

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They tell you to follow the instructions in the email they sent yesterday.
Step one: Use the regular Beta appliaction site, and get a key instantly.

C'mon man.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:20AM Enkiel said

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this morning at 6am EAST, the BETA signup worked perfectly. I even managed to play a little before heading to work.

If you can't get in, try during wee hours.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 11:21AM Pingles said

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Even if they (wisely) have seperate servers for info/login then once the login gets overloaded everyone (as described in comments above) starts spamming refresh on the info servers and they're toast.

Patience.

The price of Internet popularity.

Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 10:53AM (Unverified) said

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"You are not prepared!"

Sadly they are no where near ready for launch. And yet another company will learn the cruel fate that awaits any who dare launch before they are ready.

The whole pain of trying to get a key could have been avoided easily. Almost everyone who wanted a key had registered and got an email stating that open beta was starting. How hard would it have been to just include the open beta key in those emails? Then you would only have the hand full of new apllications to deal with. I fear most will be disappointed once they get a key and get the client, if they don't give up in rage first, but epic fail on SE's part to handle things like they did.

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