Server Info – Ultros

For those checking in, we will be playing on Ultros.  Send me a message with your gamer name and we will find you and invite to the linkshell.

FFXIV Tactics: Understanding the Fatigue System

From http://www.articlesnatch.com :

You get eight hours a week in which each class / profession, where you can leveling as usual, after those hours so it will go slower, and eventually, after a total of 15 hours so you will not receive EXP at all.


Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Test Will Start on Sep. 1!

From SE:

We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which was announced to be postponed on Aug. 31, 2010.

Along with the completion on investigation and correction of the critical issue, we have decided to begin FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT).

Starting on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT), acquisition of registration code required for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be available.

We are looking forward to your participation in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test!

Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Test Postponed

From SE:

FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be released at a later date.

Along with the postponement of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software’s installer, it will be suspended at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Test begins September 1st

Square Enix have confirmed that the Open Beta Test for Final Fantasy XIV will begin on September 1st.

They also released to game trailer.  Check it out here:


Buy your FFXIV Beta key here


Fileplanet is giving away a LIMITED number of beta keys for the FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta. They are releasing keys in daily batches starting August 12 – August 16.

To qualify you must be a FilePlanet or Founders’ Club subscriber residing in North America. I signed up for their basic plan for 1 month and got a key. Now I’m very slowly downloading the client. Thanks Pickle!!!

Alpha Blog

http://ffxivjourney.blogspot.com – A blog of the FFXIV Alpha experience. He’s posting some very good videos and images. His latest video shows a bunch of menus and the area map. Watch it in 720p and full screen.

If anyone finds any good links, post it on the forum or in the comments on the links page.

Life in Eorzea #1

Oh Chocobo!!!

Watch it in 720p and full screen if you can.

Special Final Fantasy XIV Beta Recruitment

Anyone get picked for the Beta? If not, Zam has a second chance program.

Vana’diel’s adventurers disappointed at the lack of a Final Fantasy XIV Beta invitation on March 1 will have another shot at getting into this first testing phase, as ZAM partners with Square Enix to host a special beta recruitment. Application criteria includes:

* Be an active FINAL FANTASY XI subscriber
* Have completed the FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Tester Application (Apply here.)

This finally sheds some light on the VanaFest official site’s cryptic text about further opportunities to get in on the testing action! To find out all the details on how you can enter, click here.

FFXI Beta Signup

In case you missed it. Signup for the FFXIV beta is now open.