Because the event was about 2 hours long, I am still splitting and uploading all the parts of the video and will post when completed.
Update 07/15/2013: Videos are uploaded and ready for viewing! They are split into parts that made the most sense to me based on content type, so if you don’t want to watch the random chit chat, just skip the parts that you’d like!
In the mean time, some kind souls on the Beta forums provided the following summary of the Nico Nico event.
- Character Creator Benchmark release date: August 1st, 2013
- Character Creator will include all of parts and some of the level 20 equipment variations
- The character you make will replace the character in the benchmark so you can see how your character looks in game
- Next live letter: August 4th, 2013 August 8th.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Phase 4 Beta test date is set for some time after Live Letter
My spin on the above info (lots of assumings and roughlies XD):
- Game launches August 27th
- Assuming early start is 7 days, means it begins August 20th
- Assuming Phase 4 is the weekend after Live Letter on August 8th puts us at the usual 2am Friday start time for the beta, so August 9th start
- Assuming 1 week (based on this article) for Phase 4, ends August 16th at 2am Friday
- Roughly puts us at 4 weeks from today 07/14/2013 for Phase 4 start
- Roughly 3 days down time between Phase 4 and early access
/immediately goes into xiv withdrawal ; ;