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.