If you've played any MMO then you know it takes forever to download. FFXIV is no exception.

FFXIV is so slow in fact it could literally take you days to download the Beta (as I've said in earlier posts).

This is a guide intending to show you a quick way around this process that does not infringe SE's user agreement.

But first off you need to register in order to being the process of downloading the Beta:

Open Beta Registration Instructions

"To participate in the open beta test, you will need to register a registration code. To do so, please follow the steps outlined below.

1. Access the following URL.
* The page will become accessible starting at 19:00 on Sept. 1, 2010 (PDT) [10 PM EST, 7PM PST].

2. Log in with your Square Enix account and have a registration code issued.
* Depending on the access status, we may temporarily suspend the issuance of registration code. If you cannot have registration code issued, we ask that you please wait a little while before trying again.

3. Register the registration code you received by e-mail on the Square Enix Account Management System.
Click "Select Service" from "Services and Options" on the left menu. Select "FINAL FANTASY XIV" from the services available and then "Add a service account." Enter the registration code you've been issued and proceed to the end of registration.

The Square Enix Account Management System: https://secure.square-enix.com/account/"


After this process is complete you'll be able to begin downloading the Open Beta client.

As soon as you begin, however, you'll notice how extremely slow the download is.

There's a simple solution to this, which I'll explain on the next page: