If anyone is curious how the game will work and play with a PS3 controller, check out this vid. It's all in JP dialogue but has ENG subs. Shows the control mechanics very well. ^_^
I am hoping that you can set macro's to switch D-pad to hot bar default while playing then switch to to movement buttons so you don't have to hold down R2 while casting or while in battle. If it's true button mapping then jersquall is a happy camper. PC has this is phase 2 beta and PS3 will see it in phase3 beta in June..
Wait wait wait! We actually get a beta for it?! We do?! O_O That means I don't have to wait til August to try it out!!! Happy happy HAPPY!
Phase 1 and 2 have been underway the past couple of months. If you would like to apply for the 3rd phase of the beta feel free.
I hear that a PS3 demo to try is in the works. My bet in July.
I got my application for the phase 3 beta in, last week. Crossing my fingers I get in before Aug. I played FFXI back in the day. I didnt get that deep into it due to financial reasons with the monthly sub. But Im ready and super hyped for FFXIV.
As far as a Home replacement...no. I've invested WAY too much money into Home over the last 4 years for all that. Plus, I got someone on Home that I could never leave. I'll just have to find a decent balance between the two.