Mar. 24, 2006 05:00 [PST] From: FINAL FANTASY XI
Regarding Xbox 360 Beta

Currently there are thousands of players taking part in the Xbox 360 FINAL FANTASY XI Beta Test all over the world, and after careful consideration by the development team, it has been decided that character data (including character race, face type, job levels, skills, gil, items, friend list, etc.) created and used during the test will be readily available for transfer to an already existing World.

To transfer data (emigrate) to a new World, players must take the following steps listed below:

(1) Before the Beta Test concludes on Monday, April 3
*World Selection
5:00 March 24, 2006 (PST) - 1:00 April 3, 2006 (PDT)

During the time period listed above, players will be able to select a World of emigration. This selection may be altered at any time during the period. However, no changes for any reason will be accepted after the April 3rd deadline. In the event that a player does not select a World for her character(s), the data will be moved to a random World.

We have confirmed that the schedule listed prior contained a wrong information. The schedule has been changed to reflect the correct information. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

*Rules for Emigration

During the World Selection period, a "World Shifter" will appear in each of the four locations listed below. By speaking to this NPC, players will be able to carry out the procedures necessary for selecting a new World for their Beta Test characters, as well as check their current emigration status or cancel their requested destination. As long as it is made during the abovementioned period, players will be able to select another World after canceling an emigration request.

Ru'Lude Gardens (I-10)
Port San D'Oria (I-8)
Port Bastok (L-8)
Windurst Walls (G-6)

If an emigrating character's name is already being used in the World a player has selected, the player will be required to re-name the character.

The emigration procedure is carried out per individual character, not by PlayOnline account.

*Transferable Data

Please note that some things cannot be transferred during emigration. The following is a comprehensive list of transferable and non-transferable data:

- Transferable
Character Name (unless the name is already being used)
Character Status
Items (bag)
Items (Mog Safe)
Key Items

- Non-Transferable
Linkshells, Pearlsacks, Linkpearls (Linkshells will revert to unopened status)
Any markers recorded on maps

- Others
Items on auction
Items in delivery box

Remember to move these items to a bag or Mog Safe during the World Transfer period. Any that items that are not moved will be permanently lost.

(2) After the start of service on April 20, 2006

A: Players Who Acquired PlayOnline Accounts By Applying To The FINAL FANTASY XI Xbox360 Beta Test
1. Purchase and install FINAL FANTASY XI
2. After installation, select "Start PlayOnline Registration!" from the "Welcome to PlayOnline" page
3. From the "Start Registration" screen, select "Carry Over" and follow the onscreen instructions
4. To complete character registration, proceed to the PlayOnline main menu, select "Games" -> "FINAL FANTASY" -> "Content ID" -> "Data Transfer Purchase"

The first character on any account will require a monthly fee of $12.95 (payable the next month), with each additional character costing $1.00 (payable that month).

Players Who Participated In The Beta Test By Using A PlayOnline ID From The PS2/Windows Version
1. Using A PlayOnline ID From The PS2/Windows Version To Login
2. To complete data transfer, proceed to the PlayOnline main menu, select "Games" -> "FINAL FANTASY" -> "Content ID" -> "Data Transfer Purchase"

If the character transferred to an existing account that has no other characters registered, it will require a monthly fee (payable that month) of $12.95. If there are other characters registered, the transferred data will be regarded as an additional character and only require a monthly fee of $1.00 (payable that month).

Data transferred from the Xbox 360 Beta Test can also be played on PC or PlayStation 2. Select the system that best suits your gaming needs.

Remember, characters used in the Beta Test are scheduled to be available for use on Thursday, April 20, 2006. Be sure to periodically check this homepage for new information and updates regarding the Xbox 360 version of FINAL FANTASY XI.