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Old 3rd September 2010, 11:26 PM   #136
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I got my key but the beta site keeps timing out. Probably being hammered pretty hard.
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Old 3rd September 2010, 11:36 PM   #137
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Yeah, me too. I just get sent back to the Beta Test login screen.
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Old 3rd September 2010, 11:51 PM   #138
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dont fret guys. played it for around an hour and theres nothing new or impressive really. graphics are pretty nice i guess but that doesnt make a game.
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Old 4th September 2010, 12:00 AM   #139
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Yeah, for some reason I don't think it's worth all the refreshing. Will check it out later.
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Old 4th September 2010, 12:26 AM   #140
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I've got the client downloading. Don't really trust third party downloads so I'll just leave it overnight to burn some offpeak.

I have no particular expectations, but the game does look pretty. Given XI's countless faults, though, this will need a mountain of improvements if it's to win my favour.
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Old 4th September 2010, 12:26 AM   #141
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The game is in serious need of some sort of tutorial or instructions. I dont know how the battle system works, and i dont know how to find quests. Im hoping i dont have to go and talk to every single npc to find them. Because thats what it seems like so far. The map is awful. Only early impressions and im tired/slightly intoxicated. A good play tomorrow morning should set me straght i think. At the moment im getting a bit of an Aion feel. which is a very very bad thing.
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Old 4th September 2010, 1:51 AM   #142
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So far I've felt it has been a complete waste of my time and 4.8gb of early month bandwidth.
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Old 4th September 2010, 2:05 AM   #143
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So far I've felt it has been a complete waste of my time and 4.8gb of early month bandwidth.
Hopefully its not that fail for me. Currently getting the 4gb file via BT. Still haven't slapped down a pre-order not sure I should now. Maybe get the PS3 version next year when its all working/updated more or something.

20% done. Come on, I am watching it like a hawk but gonna take a few hours still . Want to play it before I go out in the morning. Speed changes a lot from 200-400kb. I wish they just host a .exe/iso on somewhere like Internode already.
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Old 4th September 2010, 5:27 AM   #144
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just logged in

made charater
(takes like 15 minutes btw)

got dumped in city with NO INSTRUCTIONS

GREAT GAME

ED: ok yeah i'm totally stuck now

got told to go 'somewhere' with no instruction where exactly but a random marking on a useless map

and can visit random places and NPC

so far, terrible terrible game purely for the fact that it is unplayable.

ED: just spent 20 mins reading one of the FF forums on this

still no help

i have no idea where to go or what to do for the FIRST DAMN QUEST IN THE GAME

wooooooooooow!

ED: i found some other people with the same problem as me

they pretty much get told to STFU and go back to WoW

amazing, best community of any game ever!

ED: wtf

ok

um. i found a 'beta starting guide'

it says you start off on a boat, and gives detailed instructions from there....

I STARTED OFF IN A CITY

ragghhhh
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Old 4th September 2010, 5:56 AM   #145
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Yeah, me too. I just get sent back to the Beta Test login screen.
I was having this problem too and for me it was sort of a simple fix. I had registered as oceania which comes under eu, of the 3 regions, but the link they sent me was pointing to dev-na which kept booting me back to the login screen saying its for beta testers only.. oO; but I have my key... soo

i changed it to dev-eu, maybe out of frustration or some wierd 5am lack of sleep type delusion.. but that worked instantly =P

downloading client now, for those that have played ffxi, the quest system is the same as the old hardcore mmo, they don't really lead you by the hand the way modern mmo's do, you have to explore on your own.
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Well was watching a movie, my download has completed, just patched folder now. Will see how I go.

EDIT: Getting some checking version error!

EDIT 2: Did the other 2 5mb or so files in the other patch folder, its now updating.
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Old 4th September 2010, 6:14 AM   #147
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amazing, best community of any game ever!
I don't think you can judge a community of a game in the beta stages there really isnt one..

While there are some decent beta testers, there are also a lot of ppl just looking for a freebie game, been the same in every beta test i've been in
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I don't think you can judge a community of a game in the beta stages there really isnt one..

While there are some decent beta testers, there are also a lot of ppl just looking for a freebie game, been the same in every beta test i've been in
just reading a few of the bigger forums

every single person that asked about the same problem i am having (ie, NFI WHAT TO DO)

got told to STFU, work it out yourself, or go back to WoW

ED: and that's a literal quote, not exaggerating at all.

and that was coming mainly from ex FFXI players, so they ARE the old community.
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Old 4th September 2010, 6:20 AM   #149
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just reading a few of the bigger forums

every single person that asked about the same problem i am having (ie, NFI WHAT TO DO)

got told to STFU, work it out yourself, or go back to WoW

ED: and that's a literal quote, not exaggerating at all.

and that was coming mainly from ex FFXI players, so they ARE the old community.
Whats the name of the quest/leve you are having problem with?
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Whats the name of the quest/leve you are having problem with?
the very very first thing

i killed the giant monster that escapes the carnival float

then got ported to the adventurers guild place

then they told me to go to some camp.
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