Letter from producer Live VII

The letter from producer LIVE VII was this morning and offered up a surplus of information. If you wish to read all of the translated questions/answers then you can go here

Short Summary;
Though I do not speak Japanese I was able to find a live stream that did a decent enough job of giving a rough translation, below is some key notes of what I see as being important:

1) Scholar was confirmed to be the 8th JOB in the game (the starting class has not been announced however people believe it will be Arcanist {meaning that class could branch off into Summoner or Scholar}) – More on Scholar will be announced at E3, where Square is planning to have live streams.

2) Phase 3 beta is projected to start June 14th if all goes well, it was stated in the live letter that the start of the beta phase will be set to weekends like previous tests however they plan to make them run for longer later on in Phase 3

3) They showed off some footage of the “duty finder” aka dungeon finder, however most of this was difficult for the translator to translate. From what I got out of it you are able to select the role you wish to play and queue for an instance/quest/fate – you are also able to filter by language if you so choose to and when using the duty finder you will have a level sync to [I believe] the lowest member of the part.

4) Worlds from the 1.0 version will remain as “Legacy servers” where all the Legacy people can go to play, this will also be indicated by a tag next to the server name. It was stated that legacy members can not play on a new server for fear of ruining the economy. As for new servers, they stated to keep an eye out for more information in the developers blog.

5) Chocobo “buddies” will be available for Phase 3, it was noted that if you play as a summoner and have a summon like Carbuncle out then you will still be able to summon the chocobo. To summon the chocobo to fight you use the typical Gyashl Greens.

6) Musketeer is still getting the shaft, no new info on that class

7) For melding materia to your gear (gives bonus stats) the only class that can meld them are classes that can repair the gear type i.e weaver for your cloth gear ect.

At the end of the live letter they displayed the newly released skills video which can be found below: