Originally Posted by Bluesteel
Is this an Instance world or a seamless open world like WOW?
more like large instanced zones
, where it is more open-world within. much more like WoW than, for example Neverwinter. it is not a single-shard technology at work...there are many different physical servers to choose from, so i'm not sure the zones are even "instanced" in the same way we've begun to think of them. but it is not seamless in the purest sense either. you will find the same blue-dotted boundaries as you would find in many FF games. some of these zones are quite large. however, there are some individual instanced boss/story battles as well.
no reason not to have a look if you've been invited, and phase 4 (next month, i believe) will be an open-beta regardless.
here is the schedule for the weekend...48 hours only.
June 21, 2013 (Friday), 2:00 a.m. to June 23, 2013 (Sunday), 2:00 a.m. (PDT)
June 21, 2013 (Friday), 9:00 a.m. to June 23, 2013 (Sunday), 9:00 a.m. (GMT)
June 21, 2013 (Friday), 7:00 p.m. to June 23, 2013 (Sunday), 7:00 p.m. (AEST)