It’s been announced via the official FFXIV twitter account that phase 2 of beta testing will begin at 19:00 (PDT) tonight! With this also comes the announcement that phase 2 will see the game’s servers running full time!
Also worth noting along with this news, several German websites have been holding contests to give away FFXIV beta access. This paired with the announcement of the servers being on 24/7 might give some hope to those who submitted beta applications and have not yet received their beta invites. Keep checking those in-boxes!