Today marks the date that SE has allowed sanctioned media sources to publish information about the FFXIV: ARR Beta phase I & II experiences that those media source authors have experienced.
Please note: the NDA is still in full effect, it is only these specific media sources that have been granted actual permission that are able to share at this point in time. So don’t misunderstand and think that now is the time to unleash your personal impressions of A Realm Reborn. The NDA is still very much in place for EVERYONE else.. so don’t be posting those forbidden screenshots, uploading videos quietly taken, nor post that opinion article you’ve been itching to share. Its not that time.
On that subject, I’d like to take this opportunity to throw out there that if you read through your NDA, there is a section that tells you that even come Phase III when NDA is lifted, any content, screenshots or opinion pieces you created or obtained regarding Alpha and Beta Phase I & II, will still be considered covered under that NDA, and you will actually be in breach. Should you decide to post, you will quite possibly feel the full consequences of sharing that information, so be fair warned.. come phase III the NDA lift is NOT retroactive. NDA lift affects content related to Beta Phase III and so on, not what came before it.
While some may groan at this, it’s actually a smart move on SE’s part and I applaud it. All that information will be old anyway. If you want to make those kind of opinion pieces, feel free to do so about actual pertinent phase III information, not dated slated to be changed content. It makes sense to me knowing how people don’t always follow back up after reading a bad review to see if the author was under informed or biased. Even the Media sources that are allowed to post articles today, are not permitted to use their own screenshots.
Now that we have all the disclaimer information out of the way, here is a list of articles that have made their appearance…this article will be updated as more appear, so without further ado… enjoy!
- Dual Shockers – “Preview: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Early Beta – A Seedling of Rebirth”
- Gamerescape – “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Impressions” (NOTE: Gamerescape’s FusionX along with Doctor Mog will be hosting a Livestream tonight at 9pm Eastern giving the opportunity to ask beta related questions)
- ZAM – Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Beta Access
- GameBreaker TV – FFXIV Closed Beta Details REVEALED!
- PCGamesN – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn impressions: a stirring turn-around