Final Fantasy XIV Final Beta Phase Starting Soon; Apply While You Can

By Ishaan . July 21, 2013 . 12:30pm

Interested in joining Phase 4 (the final phase) of the Final Fantasy XIV beta? You’d apply by July 22nd, or you won’t have a shot at getting in.

 

Square Enix have updated the game’s Lodestone website with the following info:

 

Application Period:

Until Monday, July 22, 2013 (PDT)

* On the above date and time, the Beta Tester Application Site will be temporarily closed and will reopen when Beta Test phase 4(final Beta Test) begins.

 

Registration Period:

Until Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:59 p.m. (PDT)

* If your beta code has not been registered by the above date and time, you will need to resubmit your application at the Beta Tester Application Site once Beta Test phase 4 begins.

 

Head over to the Lodestone link above to find where you can sign up. Final Fantasy XIV is slated for release in August.

 


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  • Setsu Oh

    there is a code i was supposed to receive, never did. there re just too many hoop to jump through. donot care anymore.

    • Alestaos

      Did you bother to contact support or even post on the forums beta or not. Alot of PS3 users had this issue and square gave them all new codes with there apologizes. It happened with a friend of mine and the only hoop he had to jump through was bothering to explain the situation which it seems alot of people lack the incentitve to do.

      • Guest

        every time I tried to sign up I couldn’t even post on the forum

        • Alestaos

          To post on beta forums you need to be accepted into the beta. For the original forums you need to of owned an active FFXIV 1.x Acc. If you were accepted and had this issue still support would help (done via acc. Management)

      • Setsu Oh

        thx i ll try that.

        hoops
        0.get video on psn(didnt succeed in getting a code)

        1.get key
        2.reg on square’s site(automatic for ea games) had to go back on the net check the pass & sheat i never use anyway(not since learning that ff14 will be a rich, snob fest as u have to rent it the same price of old outdated mmorpgs. for the sequel of one the worst ‘grindrpg’ that puts even korean ones to shame, that is big no-no)

        3.get a new never heard of before surprise code that never gotten to hit my mailbox3.5 too long process for reg.

  • Nickie
  • Go2hell66

    well most of us are automatically in already so….

  • Bludragon

    ok so how do i get in?

  • Meme-chan

    The beta was horrible , many people signing in to try the game lately , many of them thought that the game will become free to play and some of them are still waiting for the game to justify their loyalty and btw .. this schreentshot has nothing to do with the in-game footage , just sayin’ .

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    Is being a beta tester like getting the game for free?

    • Whoomp

      Until it’s released yes. Then you have to buy it and pay a monthly fee.

      • LightGenx

        First month is free.

    • Nightmesh

      Yes but from what I’ve heard you wont get to experience everything until the full release.

  • LightGenx

    I really can’t wait to jump back into this.

  • SageShinigami

    Hm. Do I have to sign up for this again if I was already apart of Phase 3?

    • dzeidzei

      You’re fine if you played in phase 3!

  • Nightmesh

    Eh, if they didn’t add any new classes to the game like summoner for this beta then I’m just gonna pass on it all together. I like getting a taste of something before putting money into it.

    • riceisnice

      Rumor says that they’re adding Arcanists in the 4th beta.

      • Nightmesh

        Ah that’s news to me. I ask people in the last beta and then check the beta testing plans on squares website and it wasn’t part of them.

        • riceisnice

          I believe it came from an interview on the Japanese Forums with Yoshida. Take it with a grain of salt.

    • Zeik56

      Arcanist will be in, and so will jobs. (So summoner as well, if you get that far.) Even the voice acting will be in. I believe it’s mostly the late game content that will be restricted.

      • Nightmesh

        Ah that’s news to me. I ask people in the last beta and then check the
        beta testing plans on squares website and those weren’t part of them.

  • Meme-chan

    damn , i never knew that even the moderators in this site works for Square-Enix !

  • Christopher Nunes

    I’m not a Beta tester but I did apply it a while back… do I have to re-apply to make sure I get in for Phase 4 Beta?

    I thought it was going to be Open Beta.

    • Syn

      No you dont,all old applicants should get an activation code

      • Christopher Nunes

        So I just have to wait then? I hope I get it soon.

    • saxophone15

      I’m curious about the open beta part. I know the road-map previously released said phase 4 would be open beta.

  • Brian Woods

    I applied for the PS3 beta during the E3 promotion and got my invite a few days later…to the EU beta. I contacted them about it. They estimated a couple of days to respond, but it’s been over a month now. I cancelled my preorder because I don’t want to be on the business end of customer service that shoddy.

    • Syn

      Sucks to be you bro, I got mine 2 weeks in and as for the support, those issues were discussed on the forums as this is not a released product yet.

      • Brian Woods

        Unfortunately you can’t read the forums until you have a valid beta code for your region, so any helpful information there is locked away behind a protective and impenetrable shield.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Still waiting for when I can activate my early access code ~.~

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      That won’t be until after Phase 4 lol

    • Zeik56

      Early access is early access. Most likely the week before launch.

  • Freud_Hater

    I’ll pass. Having to pay a fee each month seems very money-hungry where other, just as good RPGs like Guild Wars 2 that only make you pay once :/

    • LightGenx

      I never understood the F2P mentality when it comes to MMOs.

      • Neophoton

        I feel the same about P2P, but then I’m under the mindset that if I’m paying for something, I’m wasting it by not playing and I dislike spending too much time on MMOs.

        Buuuut then I don’t really play MMOs anymore for that reason. I can see faults both ways.

        • Yuta Takemoto

          Think of it this way, in terms of subscriptions to MMO’s.

          You pay for a gym membership, and you don’t spend every waking free moment there. You’re not wasting it by not devoting every free second to it. Don’t think that way about an MMO.

    • Zeik56

      I used to feel the same way, but I gave up on GW2 after a few weeks and playing the FFXIV beta is making me seriously consider playing it, even with the fee, so it really comes down to whether they can make it worth it.

    • Ferrick

      GW2…. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA

      • Freud_Hater

        Granted, it’s not a perfect game, but neither is FF XIV, obviously, and at least GW2 doesn’t constantly leech money :/

        • Ferrick

          lets do a reality check here;
          -GW2 having a cash shop: checked
          -GW2 having RNG boxes containing in-game items: checked
          -GW2 having a cash to in game money converter: checked
          -GW2 economy being overly high: Checked

          nope, not leeching money at all

          • Freud_Hater

            Most of those are optional as opposed to ‘absolutely’ necessary to even play the game, that’s the important part. As for the economy part… I wouldn’t know, maybe you’re right on that one.

            Look, it’s fine if you enjoy a Realm Reborn… I just respectfully disagree and don’t understand how you do it :/

          • Ferrick

            The problem with the optionals for f2p games, is that its either pay up or suffer your way through, and yes, the economy is that bad, because people buy gold (legitimately and illegitimately) and jack up the prices

            how i do what ?

          • Freud_Hater

            Fair enough, I guess, and to be honest, that IS an aspect I don’t like about GW2 but at least it’s still optional. Besides, I wouldn’t even be surprised if the same phenomenon happened in FF XIV, it’s a constant threat that can ‘infect’ for lack of a better word most MMO, but… yeah, you’re still right on that one XD

            I meant that I didn’t understand how you can enjoy an MMO you have to pay for every month. I’m pretty cheap in nature, but I’ve always felt games should be bought ‘once’ and all the rest (DLC ‘n such) should be optional. Yeah, you might be having a great time with FF XIV, but I’d constantly be cringing over te fact that, next month, I have to pay another 10 bucks to keep playing. And after that? Another 10 bucks and so on. Although I guess there are some interesting prices on their website, so… I dunno XD

          • Ferrick

            its just that F2P games cost me more than P2p Games, considering that its either pay or fall behind, and their prices are rarely cheap, so i took the p2p route because its relatively cheaper over f2p

          • Rad Phil

            Ferrick, I’ve played the game up to 5 lvl 80s and haven’t touched a SINGLE thing in the cash shop, nor had issues crafting a Legendary. So they aren’t really leeching money if the stuff is optional.

            Plus there was no suffering while doing all that. Granted the economy in the game spikes up and down, that’s because of the playerbase. You should have seen FF11′s cause of that. It was horrid to get gear around after lvl 30s from the AH. Especially gear from rare mobs.

          • Ferrick

            I have played the game up to 1 level 80 with several legendary equips on him and i didn’t use much of the cash shop either (other than buying the deluxe edition) and i watched as the prices constantly go up as people buy gold from gems and gold sellers, so its either follow suite or keep grinding over and over again to get enough money to get it or actually grind it to get it

            and i played FFXI since 2003, and getting lvl 30+ gears from AH wasn’t expensive… until abyssea that is, and at this point people over 30+ mostly used their AFs or Relics or skirmish or crafting set because of those tomes

  • Kevin Chang

    wait i thought phase 4 was open beta

    • Zeik56

      It is. What it sounds like is that if you don’t sign up now you won’t be able to sign up until phase 4 officially starts, which means you won’t be able to actually play right away, since you’ll have to wait longer to receive an access code.

  • James Enk

    i would love to play this game but unfortunetly i just can’t pay a fee every month

  • mojack411

    Cool, I’ll try a different character this time. As adorable as the female Miq’ote’s are, there are just too damn many of them!

    • revenent hell

      Haha. Cute to men and woman will make the world over run with kitty people! Are they still female only? I think male Miqote’s would be like ubber awesome~

      • Zeik56

        There are male Miqo’te now, although they have a weird hunched stance that kind of bothers me.

        • revenent hell

          :( Hunched…….. Not cool.

          I kind of imagined they would look super sexy but I looked up some pics of them and I gotta say im a little disappointed with the overall looks… The girls are way cute even average looking ones but the guys are just……meh. Either that or I have like way more imagination than the male Miqote editor allows haha

          • Zeik56

            Honestly I think most of the male character options they’ve made available in the beta so far are kind of…meh. For all the races. Phase 4 is supposed to unlock the rest of the creation options, so hopefully there are some better ones available for Miqo’tes and the like.

          • mojack411

            Yes, we shall see. I’m thinking of just doing a simple human male. There features seemed decent from what I saw during phase 3. At the same time this will be my actual character so it has to be something good… I might just revert back to female Miqo’te in the end…

          • Firekitty

            Yeah…I understand wanting to limit things so there’s less loading and strain on the servers durring testing, but they’d better seriously expand things for the full game.

            In particular, I want more hairs for the Miqo’te…I guess maybe they’re a little tougher to render because of the ears, but it just seemed like the options for both genders, but males in particular, were *really* limited compared to other races. And there wasn’t even a single longish option for guys!

          • Firekitty

            I was able to make a fairly cute male Miqo’te with the limited options given? But a lot of the others I saw were kinda blah looking; I think a lot of people tried to go too manly with a race that really lends itself more to a boyish or somewhat bishonen look.

      • sakusakusakura_nyo

        Cat people are cool!

    • Nephroxous

      Just remember that barring any game-breaking glitch, your character will now carry over to release.

  • revenent hell

    Id kind of like to do this but the last time I tried beta testing a game it kept crashing and constantly killed my sound and such…. so annoying……
    Even though this PC was specifically built for gaming I really don’t want to go threw that irk again.

    • Nekomataya

      I don’t think you need to worry about that. So far, while playing the Beta since Phase 1, I haven’t run into any severe bugs. The game crashed a few times in Phase 1, but that seems to have been fixed.

  • The Watcher

    Thought phase 4 was public

    • Zeik56

      It’s open to everyone, you just have to sign up first, and if you don’t sign up now you won’t be able to sign up again until phase 4 actually starts. But I assume anyone who does sign up is guaranteed to get in.

    • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

      I think it more they don’t want to open the flood gates and have a slew of people rush in causing server overload.

  • Draparde

    Since phase 4 content carries over into release, this is the phase i’ll be playing the most X_x

    • LightGenx

      That is if they don’t find a major bug which would require them to wipe everything again.

      • Draparde

        Naturally. I’m not going to assume that will happen 100% though, otherwise i’d pass on this phase XD.

        ( i’d be fine with playing again even if it did happen personally).

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Trying to figure out if I need to register again if I was in phase 3

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      You don’t need to =)

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

        Lol thanks, that Lodestone post had me worried ^ ^

        • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

          You’re welcome ^_^

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

            So is the NDA on videos still active?

          • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

            I believe so for now. Probably won’t be lifted until launch.

  • Randy Marsh

    Looks like I’m going to have a lot more fun with this game.

  • JMaster3000

    I had a chance to be in phase 1 and 2 but i was too lazy to download it cause i had some problems at phase 1(download stopped in the middle of night *sigh*)
    Now i would like to try it again but the site says that the email is already used.
    Now am i automatically in phase 4 or do i need to use another email to make a new acc?
    P.S i didn’t get a phase 3 invitation.

    EDIT:Actually i needed to register for phase 2 with the link that i got in a email but didn’t, still i was registered for phase 1.

    • Ferrick

      if you were invited to phase 1 and you activated the code, then yes, you’re in phase 4

      • JMaster3000

        Great :D
        Is it possible to download the client now?

        • Alestaos

          Not the new one not that i know off.

      • JMaster3000

        Dammit! The reset password site says that there’s no SE Account registered with my email…
        Well no FF XIV for me then.

        EDIT:Whao…. needed to type my email with caps….

      • Guest

        what if they sent a confirmation mail but didn’t give a code?

        • Ferrick

          that would be weird

    • Alestaos

      If you were able to download the client/patches then it would seem to me you are registered for phase 4. When phase 2 happened alot of duplicated mails were sent out with keys that were not needed to register. I think your fine especially since you could dl the patches and that required the client to check the account id against the list of beta testers to give u access to it.

  • DemonicX

    A while back I somehow accidentally deleted the email that they had sent me with the code for Phase 3. Is there a way to get that code back or do I have to register all over?

    • Zeik56

      Besides checking your trash folder?

      I’d just resubmit. It only takes a couple minutes.

      • DemonicX

        I’ll try it again. Thanks!

    • Alestaos

      Are you registered already or need to registee the code? If you have played your fine. If you have not you will need to re-register to the best of my knowledge.

      • DemonicX

        Nah, I hadn’t played yet. I’ll just register again then. Thanks!

  • Guest

    … so I have to re-submit again? XD

    • Zeik56

      Only if you never submitted in the first place.

    • Alestaos

      If you have played in previous betas no

  • Alestaos

    The post is confusing but if you have been playing since Phase 1/2/3 then you dont need to resubmit for Phase 4. Once you were accepted for 1 of the phases you have access to them all :)

  • Vash bane

    um question about this I had to re-sign up is their a way tp make acc permanent?

    or am I doing this wrong?

  • KuroNathan

    I’ve been passed over every beta so far -_-

    • Vash bane

      this one too?

      • KuroNathan

        yup, no email.

  • Sardorim

    It’s like they want me to be a Dragoon….

  • http://crazeegamer-gamingmatters.blogspot.com/ Crazeegamer

    I’ll be on Balmung server.. time to get my character going for when I get the game later in September

  • CirnoLakes

    Tell me it isn’t closed yet. I need to apply right now if so.

  • CirnoLakes

    Noooooooooo.

    It’s closed. I missed it again.

    • Vash bane

      they say its suppose to re-open for phase 4 so wait maybe?

  • DeathSinner

    so when does phase 4 actually start?

  • kingyoko111

    I’m No longer a beta tester, I am a Beater

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