Thank you for your participation in the beta test for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
The testing schedule is detailed below.
Dates and Times
June 28, 2013 (Friday), 2:00 a.m. to June 30 (Sunday), 2:00 a.m. (PDT)
June 28, 2013 (Friday), 9:00 a.m. to June 30 (Sunday), 9:00 a.m. (GMT)
Transferring character data from Version 1.0
* Please see below for further details.
Basic functions of the PlayStation 3 version
Check for server stress due to battle system revisions
Verify changes based on all feedback up to beta test phase 2
In the event that testers are asked to test additional content, separate notifications will be sent.
Issues causing the PlayStation 3 to crash as well as error 90000 have been made a top priority. As we continue to investigate the source of these issues, any bugs encountered during this weekend's testing will be addressed on an ongoing basis.
Although testing of the duty finder was scheduled for Test 3, final QA checks of the system are still in progress. Stress testing of the duty finder will be conducted during Test 4 at the earliest.
We deeply apologize for the delay of duty finder testing, and ask for your continued cooperation.
Scope on Beta test will be announced at a later date.
For phase 3, the following worlds will be made available.
Group JP (Japan Data Center)
Atomos / Bahamut / Chocobo / Mandragora / Tiamat / Tonberry / Garuda / Ifrit / Ramuh / Titan
Group NA/EU (North America/Europe Data Center)
Adamantoise / Behemoth / Cactuar / Cerberus(*) / Coeurl / Goblin / Malboro / Moogle(*)
Ultros / Diabolos / Gilgamesh / Leviathan / Midgardsormr / Odin(*) / Shiva(*)
When selecting a World after creating a character, clicking Group NA/EU at the top right of the screen will display a list of worlds available for the North America/Europe region.
* Cerberus/Moogle/Odin/Shiva are recommended for players in the European time zones. Please note this is a recommendation only; players from other regions are free to play on these servers.
* Game content is the same on every world.
Legacy Worlds - Group JP (Japan Data Center)
Ageis / Durandal / Gugnir / Masamune / Ridill
Legacy Worlds - Group NA/EU (North America/Europe Data Center)
Balmung / Excalibur / Hyperion / Sargatanas / Ragnarok
* In order to facilitate the testing of character transfers from Version 1.0, as well as server stability, new characters cannot be created on Legacy Worlds. After carefully monitoring server traffic and congestion, this restriction will be lifted when these Worlds are confirmed to be stable.
Transferring Character Data from Version 1.0
After logging in, clicking World Selection at the character selection screen will now display a list of Worlds including Legacy Worlds. Selecting a World with Version 1.0 character data will display any characters available on said World.
Please try selecting your 1.0 characters and confirm your character data has been transferred correctly.
Please note that due to a number of system changes, certain items can no longer be used or their attributes may have changed. Also, the methods for obtaining certain items and unlocking certain features may have also changed. Please review the following topics for more details on these changes:
Transferring Character Data to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Changes to Existing Items and the Monetary System in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Should you encounter an issue with character transfer, please send a report through the support center(NA/EU).
Customer support will be available as of phase 3. Although support will be available for game-related questions, GM support is not scheduled until phase 4.
Please review the details of customer support.
Tests of the new Lodestone will also be conducted during phase 3. We encourage you to try the new Lodestone and provide us with feedback.
* Proceed to the new Lodestone.
* Please review the details of the new Lodestone test.
When the login server is heavily congested, testers may receive the following error message when attempting to log in to a world:
"This World is currently full. Players in queue: XX"
This message will also indicate the number of players waiting to log in. In the event you receive this error message, please wait until you are automatically logged in to the world.
Also, depending on the circumstances, we may restrict the number of players allowed to log in to a world. In the event login restrictions are put in place, testers may receive the following error message:
"This World is currently full. Please wait until an opening is available and try again."
In the event you receive this error message, please try logging in at a later time.
Submitting Bug Reports
If you encounter any bugs, please post a detailed description in the Bug Reports sub-forum.
* Please be aware that bug reports can only be filed during the indicated testing periods. For more information, read how to file a bug report.
If you have any comments or suggestions that you would like to submit, please post them in one of the following threads in the Feedback sub-forum:
Active Help Windows
Instanced Quest Battles
Guildleves and Guildhests
Mounts and Companions
Items, Synthesis, and Gathering
Markets and Retainers
Other Game Systems
The Lodestone (Feedback will be accepted outside of scheduled testing periods.)
In the event that testers are asked to test specific content, a feedback thread dedicated to that test will be created.
Your feedback is important to us, and we look forward to your active participation in the beta test for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.