Updates! Site Achievements! More guides! also – unfortunate 6h “downtime”

We have some big plans in the next coming weeks. Here’s what we’ve been cooking up! Also, explanation for the rather long downtime on June 26.

We apologize for the site “downtime” that made our site appear in text format for the past 6 hours today (June 26 5-11pm EST). Thankfully it was addressed!

The strange downtime happened when we were trying to run site speed optimization scripts, and implementing Site Achievements! Let’s take a bit of time to talk about that.

Site Achievements

Our site achievement “Beta” proved to be successful (after some trial and error). If you level up in game – it only makes sense to level up here too! We will be revealing how to get some of the site achievements, but here’s the good part:

Methods on how to get some of them will be secret! Let us know what you think, or ideas for achievements in the comments!

While you can always see a list of unlocked, locked and in-progress achievements, we plan to have some that are hidden. Our “World Firsts” will also be recorded in our “Hall of Fame”. Hah!

Updates for this week!

  •  All class traits and actions will be uploaded this week, yay!
  • Forums are currently being fixed up! We want to make sure it performs fast and won’t have any problems in the future – it’s worth the wait!
  • We’re currently planning our information gathering for the upcoming beta. More stuff to take pictures of, and more numbers to crunch!
  • We’re working on our marketing plan to increase our community. Nobody wants to play alone!
  • Modernize images and formatting, more back-end fixes.

We’re planning to get all this “basic info” stuff down, so we can start doing more “in-depth” content. While our content will be towards the more competitive minded players, we don’t like the idea that newer players have nothing to gain by being here either. We want to make sure FFXIVGUILD is in top shape by launch!

So that’s it I guess. Subscribe to us so you wont miss anything. Facebook or Twitter, either is fine!

Pre-order FFXIV A Realm Reborn

PreOrder

FFXIV A Realm Reborn will be out in the market on August 27, 2013!

Pre-ordering gives you a few bonus items and benefits. Note that these items may change or vary depending on availability from Square

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Helm of Light
The design of this headgear is based on the helmet worn by the Warrior of Light from FINAL FANTASY I and can be equipped by all classes at level one.

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Coeurl Mount

Adventurers will be able to ride a variety of mounts for transportation in A Realm Reborn – including chocobos, Magitek armor and more! With this bonus, you’ll be able to hop aboard a coeurl and chase down your foes!
* Players will be able to ride mounts once they have reached level 20 and have obtained a chocobo.

 

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Behemoth Barding
In A Realm Reborn, adventurers will be able to do battle against the ferocious enemies of Eorzea alongside their personal chocobo, as well as equip their trusted companions with unique armor! The Collector’s Edition includes special Behemoth-themed armor that you can outfit your chocobo with!
* Players must first reach level 20 to obtain a chocobo before they can outfit it with barding.

 

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Baby Behemoth Minion
Adventurers can often be found with their own personal minion by their side as they tame the wilds of Eorzea. The Collector’s Edition comes with a baby behemoth minion.
* Minions are vanity pets that do not have any affect on a player’s stats.

 

Redeeming your Collector’s Edition Items
For PC: Items can be redeemed by entering the registration code that comes with the PC game purchase on the Square Enix account management site.
For PS3: Items can be redeemed by entering the promotional code that comes with the PS3 game purchase on the Sony Entertainment Network account.

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Early Access to FFXIV: A Realm Reborn
If you pre-order FFXIV: A Realm Reborn from a participating retailer and register the pre-order code within the specificied time period, you will be granted access to play FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn prior to the official launch!
*Details will be announced at a later date with early access commencing prior to launch.
*An internet connection is required for early access.

 

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Pre-Order Bonus In-Game Items
The bonus in-game items (a “Cait Sith Doll Minion” and “Mog Cap”) will be delivered to the account that the pre-order bonus code has been registered to.
* The pre-order bonus code will be valid until December 31, 2013.
* Further details will be announced at a later date.

 

Please note that the pre-order bonus codes are different for the Playstation 3 and Windows versions. Also, please be aware that the number of early access codes will be limited and distribution will cease when the limit has been reached.

* The pre-order bonus code distribution timing and method may vary depending on the retailer.

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Huge website update during this beta weekend!

Check out what we have in store for this beta weekend! FFXIVGuild has much to do!

Hey guys! Beta weekend is coming upon us in a few hours and we have some major information gathering ahead of us!

WISH THE FFXIV GUILD TEAM LUCK!

What we plan to do:

Game info:

  • Traits database for each class.
  • Actions database for each class.
  • Take screenshots for future use.
  • Gathering primer.
  • Crafting primer.
  • Materia primer.
  • General knowledge.

Community

Site info:

Better layout / information for

  • About
  • Contact
  • Subscribe

Aesthetics/Architecture:

  • General improvements
  • Data structure

Remember WE ARE STILL UNDER EFFECT OF THE NON DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT. So we will not post stuff we aren’t allowed to!

Exciting! Make sure you subscribe to us, so you wont miss out on any of this. We update both on Facebook and Twitter! If you wanna contribute, or feel like we missed something – go right ahead and contact us!

Square Enix Releases Free Mobile Wallpapers!

Today Square Enix put up a number of free to download wallpapers for your smartphones, as well as cool new Twitter icons. Check it out!

Today, Square Enix gave out a bunch of free FFXIV A Realm Reborn mobile wallpapers. Here are some samples!

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They also gave out some pretty cool Twitter icons!

FFXIV a realm reborn twitter icons

Make sure to check them out here.

Take a piece of Eorzea wherever you go! They also announced that they will be adding more and more wallpapers, icons, and whatever digital media for all of us to use. Make sure so Subscribe to us, and be the first to know!