Just a bit of news: FFXIV Open Beta Postponed due to Critical Bugs
From the EU FFXIV Registration Page:
FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 02:00 (GMT) on Sept. 1, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be releaseｄ at a later date.
Along with the postponement of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software’s installer, it will be suspended at 02:00 (GMT) on Sept. 1, 2010.
I imagine a ragestorm will happen, but well, beta is meant to quash bugs. Better they find it now than later during release, which would mean post-release downtime and a worse PR hit.