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Many Errors were Found in FFXIV ARR after I Tested its Beta Opening

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta has opened. You can choose to preorder from its official site and get the early access. Just after that, FFXIV Power leveling has become very popular.

I got the early access to the beta, and I played for a while, and there were many errors coming out during the playing. I have no way of knowing how accurate that number is, and none of us does; someone estimated 20,000 people, which I suspect to be far fewer than 10% of the players, but the fact is that we don't know. Exact numbers aren't important; what does matter is that this was a pretty big problem for an event that for all intents and purposes was not a beta.

I'm willing to argue back and forth over whether or not a game deserves the "beta" tag, and in fact I have had to do that behind the scenes ever since I took over Betawatch. But I don't have to argue definitions on this one; Naoki Yoshida himself said that this was not a beta but a free trial. When the man in charge says that it's barely a beta, it's not really a beta any longer.

Players suffering from the errors were asked to submit bug reports on the forums and then received absolutely no further communication regarding the issue. Servers were closed to new characters and new servers were opened, but nothing was said about players trying to play characters that were already there. The beta test was extended slightly at a time when most of the people who would have liked to play were at work.

I hope the developer of FFXIV would fix those errors as soon as they can so that all the players can enjoy the game without any errors. At the same time, I hope the FFXIV Gil seller can supply gil earlier because there is no stock in the market now.