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  1. #1
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    XIV Letter from the Producer VIII Transcript - BETA P4 Aug. 17-19/EA Aug. 24-26

    EDIT: Removed most of post as info was available in post in the Official News thread.

    So I don't look like a total ass though, here's the forum link for all 45 questions answered during the Live Letter:

    http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/t...II-Q-A-Updates

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    Posted in the live letter thread but here goes

    Spoiler: show
    Beta Phase 4 starts 17th/August and ends 19th/August.
    Beta phase 3 players can start one day early on the 16th/August
    Early access starts on the 24th/August, no down time between early access and launch.
    Level cap is 20 in phase 4.
    Arcanist available in phase 4
    Fishing profession available in phase 4
    Coliseum PVP will be in phase 4
    Scholar confirmed to be healer role
    Payment options Crysta, credit card, 30 day and 60 day game cards confirmed
    Fee based world transfer service confirmed (available 2-3 weeks from launch)
    Free of charge smartphone apps (named Libra Eorzea) confirmed. Shows character stats, all abilities, quests, crafting materials, and basically all information about the game. Available 1 week after launch for iOS and 3-4 weeks after launch for Android.
    No item transfer between same account and same server available.
    Barber shop not available at launch, In the barber shop you can change hairstyle, hair colour, face tattoo, face paint, face paint colour and beard.
    Seasonal events confirmed (Xmas & new years confirmed so far), with season-themed gear obtainable
    Snowman gear confirmed (lol)
    Fire resistant swimsuit gear confirmed
    New Eorzea 2013 Collection Video (Mob version)
    Phase 4 data will not be wiped unless a game breaking bug is discovered. Stop asking.
    Crystal Tower 24 man raid confirmed (not available at launch)
    Primals finishing moves confirmed to be changing
    No /tell allowed in raids.
    Duty finder to be expanded over time.
    Extreme difficulty setting confirmed for primals and dungeons
    Unicorn mount confirmed, for white mage
    Other unique mounts for different jobs available
    Character gender and race effects mount sitting pose
    Leviathan confirmed
    Free companies earn points when members complete quests
    EXP bonuses and other bonuses confirmed for free company members
    Mob themed furniture for player housing confirmed (craftable?)
    Marriage system confirmed
    Molbol battle confirmed
    Darklight armour for WHM confirmed
    Player housing not reliant on GC city, houses can be in any city
    Job quests can be completed solo
    After launch (patch 2.1) there will be better rewards for those who choose to join random dungeon in duty finder
    Re-roll status points confirmed
    Addon support coming 6 months after launch
    GC based PVP confirmed. 4v4, 8v8 confirmed
    The crater left by dalamud coming down is used as the coliseum
    FFXIV WELCOME BACK CAMPAIGN. 1.0 players can play for free until September 9th.
    VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM. Bonuses granted depending on how long you subscribe to A Realm Reborn for (not 1.0 subscriptions). Bonuses such as items, mounts and character remake ticket.
    VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 30 day reward is wind up cursor minion and phial of fantasia.
    VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 60 day reward is cascadier uniform and black chocobo minion.
    VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 90 day reward is beady (tiny) eye minion and Voidal Resinator (Ahriman) mount.
    VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 120, 180 day and more rewards confirmed.


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    I know most people are on a Yoshi-P love fest but him going back on his word of 7 days of early access is just like shit SE used to pull in FFXI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    I know most people are on a Yoshi-P love fest but him going back on his word of 7 days of early access is just like shit SE used to pull in FFXI.
    I know man what a fucking Liar, I mean I heard him say 7 days like at least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchDizzle View Post
    I know man what a fucking Liar, I mean I heard him say 7 days like at least...
    ...maybe one time at Nico?! What a liar. Beta schedules never change and they never gave us anything better than what was promised. Other than extended phase 3, no character wipes between phases 1 and 2, constant contact with the community... wait what was I saying again?

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    That Tonberry King looks slick.

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    The undead dragon comeback makes me :/

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    The undead dragon was in P3. Such an ugly thing.

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    I can only speak for myself, but I had a lady boner every time Yoshi-P said anything, so that's probably why I personally remembered the 7 days before launch...But, no matter...at least we got official confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    I know most people are on a Yoshi-P love fest but him going back on his word of 7 days of early access is just like shit SE used to pull in FFXI.
    Really? I flat out recall in more than one interview he said he personally wanted B4 and Headstart to be between 2-5 days. With 3-5 days between B4 and HS. Which is exactly what we got. I know that SE has subtly indicated that they HS would be a week, but they have never confirmed it. As a matter of fact, they backtracked it and did everything they could to say it was "premature" and "unofficial".

    Either way, I love the fact that we are getting 7 days total and with a level cap. My biggest worry was that with the sped up leveling curve there would be non legacy players with multiple 50 jobs before official launch. It could still happen (and probably will) but launch should see a much smoother curve into the end game dungeons and 8 man content this way.

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    Technically he's not a liar. If you get early access you are in the beta, right? 16-19 + 24-26 = 7 days of play before launch.

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    Early access is not beta, it's retail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider-Dan View Post
    Early access is not beta, it's retail.
    You're still getting 7 days of playtime pre-launch. But not really worth the major argument since it's a bit of a copout anyway.

    And I have to say all the veteran bonus' and shit makes me wish I had played that terrible 1.0 now, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanriel View Post
    You're still getting 7 days of playtime pre-launch. But not really worth the major argument since it's a bit of a copout anyway.

    And I have to say all the veteran bonus' and shit makes me wish I had played that terrible 1.0 now, lol.
    What mostly bug people ( and not rage like jinfire) is the fact that they have 4-5 days down between p4 and head start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    I know most people are on a Yoshi-P love fest but him going back on his word of 7 days of early access is just like shit SE used to pull in FFXI.
    Hardly. The fact you found out this information in a live letter should be enough of a clue to let you know you're just being a baby. Game is released in a few weeks anyway so there's no need to bitch just because you're impatient.

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    To think last time the vocal outcry was at Tanaka about releasing to quickly without having everything complete... Man how things have changed, now the same people want Yoshida's head on a stake for a few missed days of an Open Beta. When launch is only a week later.

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    1st World problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doombard View Post
    That Tonberry King looks slick.
    That's no king...
    http://wiki.bluegartr.com/bg/Tonberry_Kinq

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanriel View Post
    And I have to say all the veteran bonus' and shit makes me wish I had played that terrible 1.0 now, lol.
    Why? It has nothing to do with the 1.0 subs, it has to do with paying for ARR subs.