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Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Down, Account Management To Blame

Attention Final Fantasy XIV beta testers - I've just heard from our inside source that the Final Fantasy XIV open beta, scheduled to begin at 7pm PDT today, will be postponed until tomorrow. Moreover, previous beta testers will now need to acquire a new key for the open beta.

Square's official word on the situation:

Acquisition of Registration Code for the Open Beta Test

We have an important announcement to the testers who have participated in FINAL FANTASY XIV Closed Beta Test.

Between 19:00 and 19:50 (PDT) on Sep. 1, 2010, an incorrect notice saying "Participants of closed beta test do not need to obtain new registration code for the open beta test." was being made on FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test Application Site.

Participants of closed beta test also need to obtain and register dedicated registration code for the open beta test. Please follow the directions listed in the mail "Guide to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test," which was sent to the participants of closed beta test on Aug. 31, 2010, and obtain the registration code from FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test Application Site.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Though you won't hear this from Square, I hear that a snafu occurred while updating the back end of the Square Enix account management system that rendered every current or previous beta access key invalid and is preventing the issuing of new beta keys for the open beta, already delayed from its intended launch on September 1.

More publicly, eager beta testers overwhelmed the beta test site, rendering it inaccessible to most - Square has now temporarily stopped accepting beta applications. Our insider expects the process to resume more smoothly sometime tomorrow. Follow the Twitter feed for the North American beta test for word of a fix.

5 Comments

S K said:

I happened to be one of the lucky many, lol, to test this game.. its pretty.. that's about it.

JTSpender said:

I think there may be some miscommunication between you and your source since some of your info isn't quite right.

They were originally going to start handing out open beta keys on the 31st, but something went bad, so they rescheduled to the 1st.

They issued a bunch of beta keys on the 1st, though the site was totally swamped and it was mostly random luck that determined who got through and got a key. A bunch of people have successfully registered these keys and are on the servers which are up right now. But the site to get new keys has only been up intermittently since they started issuing keys yesterday.

duhgrassi said:

it didn't say anything about handing out keys - just that the open beta was scheduled to go live on september 1st, which it was. old beta testers weren't supposed to NEED new codes, whenever they were planning on handing them out beforehand.

It's great that 'a bunch of people' got in but everybody i know including new testers and ones who had older beta keys is unable to register - square put up a "temporarily disabled" sign, so maybe that bunch of people was just really lucky either way i'm glad to hear it'll work again soon for those of us who arnt magic lucky!

ISthislegit? said:

I've found a supposed website giving out open beta keys to FF XIV, anyone know if it's legit??

freebetakeys.com

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