Well, as luck would have it, I got into FFXIV beta. There are some restrictions on posting images/videos of the game so I may not be able to post much but I'll try.
My Story - Sunday, August 15, 2010:
I must have subscribed to at least 4 different sites just to get the key. Finally on fileplanet.com, I got it by waiting several hours for them to giveaway the key. It was quite painful listening to all the trolls saying they got it when it wasn't released yet. Once they were released, they didn't last more than a minute on the site.
So I had homework to do and I figured I'd upload the software in the background to save some time. No chance! I tried everything, including installing the Catalyst Control Center, and I still failed to get the beta launcher to run. Once it was 1am, I decided to quit since I had to go to work in the morning.
Monday, August 16, 2010:
Noon: Well, I didn't go to work cause I woke up a bit sick. So I figured I'd relax and try not to stress about it and just take my time looking for a solution.
3:45PM: I am currently downloading the game from the launcher program now. It was such a huge pain trying to figure out why it wasn't launching, but I figured it out. All I did was update to the latest driver. While running an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, I couldn't just upload the normal Catalyst Controller Center... nooooo.... I had to install the full Catalyst Software Suite. I also found out I didn't need to install my previous drivers.