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FFXIV: A Realm Reborn - $39.99 (PS3) [Amazon Pre-Order]


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#31 Brother Daz

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

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#32 djricekcn

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:10 AM

It doesn't matter if it's F2P or Monthly...they both end uip using money...in most cases, F2P = I hate because people who pay have advantages. I rather have people have advantage by playing the game, not paying for the item.

it's just more fun for me that way.

#33 WRXKayaker

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

$40 and then $15 per month on top of that? No thanks.

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#34 silver001

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

DQX is pay to play and that's doing just fine.


DQ series is extremely popular in Japan and the keyword is Japan. Just to add, how do YOU know it's fine? Do you have some insider info or you just pulling it from your ass?

finally, Japan=/=west.

#35 Odinsfury

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

Charging a monthly fee at this point is bullshit, especially when the game was so goddamn broken that they had to completely scrap it and start over again. My wife and her family have played FFXI since launch but she recently decided to give up the monthly fee...POOF goes her character despite almost a decade of monthly payments. Fuck that, and Fuck this game if they keep it up. You're playing Squeenix a monthly fee to play with their action figures.


This x100. 15 dollars a month is nothing, but the fact is that you can pay 1800 dollars by subscribing for 10 years and pour your virtual blood, sweat and tears into the game and nothing of the game is yours.

#36 IronChariot

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

I think it's fair to charge a monthly fee for an MMO, but $15 is too high. They could easily lower it by half and still have a significant profit.

#37 MrBonk

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

XIV was broken at launch. Lot of it was fixed about just a year and a half ago.

ARR is taking that to the extreme and is most likely going to be an even better game.

/Still have my FFXIV installation on my PC so I can carry over my character into the new benchmarks/character creator :3

As far as sub fees, if you were a veteran by a certain point you get ARR sub fee's cut by 33% and you only have to pay 9.99$.

FFXI still requires subs and is doing fine. ARR will too probably. I'd rather pay 15$ a month for a game that is well maintained than one that isn't. FFXIV while it was FTP has a LOT of updates

#38 Deader2818

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

I played XI since launch and the game really died out a year ago when I quit. There wasn't many people on and a lot of people werent really willing to do anything.

I know its getting an expansion but it seems to be creating very little buzz. Im not really sure how much longer that game can keep going.

If XIV actually does very well, they will likely pull the plug on XI soon and offer something to them those players to move over to XIV

#39 Zaku77

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:59 AM

I love how people that are ignorant of MMOs are going "Pay to play!? Woooooaaoaoaoaoaoaah! Teh Call of dutyz is free!!!111".

Seriously, though, a lot of MMOs are pay to play, and a hell of a lot more of them started that way. If they can keep their subscriber numbers up by putting out good content and keeping this thing running smoothly, then it's going to do just fine as a P2P. If not, then it will make the transition to F2P like many other MMOs do; it's just how these things work. They should be starting a game like this as P2P. It would be foolish of them not to. Also, the no fee for plus members idea is hilarious. Why would Square Enix waive the fee because people pay Sony for a glorified rental service? lol

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#40 Kitoro

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

$29.99 (PC) and $39.99 (PS3) are MSRP for this game. I've had this pre-ordered since it was XIV on PS3 with the $10 credit, so I'm getting a pretty good deal for the PS3 version, should I decide to get it (I play on PC).

#41 JetTone

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

If XIV actually does very well, they will likely pull the plug on XI soon and offer something to them those players to move over to XIV


They'll never pull the plug on FFXI as long as it makes money. I just quit FFXI again this past month and it's as healthy as it will be. Yes the population is declining but people come and go and the diehards will always stay there continuing to do VW and Legion. Hell I was one of those naysayers who thought the game was dying when I quit back in 06/07 and thought it would've been dead by now. The game will always be dying but there will always be people who will play it just like the EQ diehards that are still keeping that game going. And with FFXI and the expansion coming out they'll be going back to camping 24 hr and 1 week pop HNMs and probably a new super weapon for each job which will takes years to make again.

I do hope FFXIV is better and has a sustained population since when I played mid last year it was a dead game with nobody around and nobody talking. I know a bunch of my old FFXI friends were looking forward to FFXIV only to be disappointed and now we're all hopeful this will be better but have our doubts.

#42 Diad

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

+1 for the shocking lack of "shout" chat in general for FFXIV ver. 1... whatever it was last year.

<- Legacy member btw. Was a bit of a shock to go from FFXI to FFIV. Almost non of the experiance translated over. Really hoping FFXIV 2.0 can pull it off. In terms of paying for subs, if it has the same "magic" that FFXI has/had, i for one would have no problem signing (back) up.

FFXI did so many things right, it's a shame to see what happened to its "successor". FF was not for everyone. The community that loved it is filled with a lot of die-hards and that speaks volumes for the game. People want FFXIV to succeed so much that it has been given more leeway than most products can afford. So please continue to show your support for FFXIV and encourage the dev team to polish ^^

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#43 keine

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

yeah, i locked in this price on AMZN months ago. Spiffy deal.
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#44 MetalSlugger

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

You do realize you don't lose your character if you stop paying your sub right? People go back to ffxi after years of not playing and the characters are still there. It's the same with WoW too.


According to PlayOnline your account vanishes after a few months of nonactivity.

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#45 flamerhino

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

According to PlayOnline your account vanishes after a few months of nonactivity.



While that is what they said on the website, my friends and I were all able to get our character back after more than 1 yr of inactivity. We did have to call them to "revive" our characters tho.

#46 Kazaganthi

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:05 AM

According to PlayOnline your account vanishes after a few months of nonactivity.

While that is what they said on the website, my friends and I were all able to get our character back after more than 1 yr of inactivity. We did have to call them to "revive" our characters tho.


To shed a little bit more light, though I'm still probably uninformed. But Square-Enix basically scrapped PlayOnline since it failed, and they made everyone transfer their accounts over to Square-Enix members website, which handles both MMOs and some other stuff? Didn't do the transfer? Lost it all probably.

So I'm guessing the people that lost tried to come back after PlayOnline was done with, and people that kept came back while PlayOnline was still going.

As for FF14 coming to PS3, I'm still in shock at how FF14 was dealt with. SE won't let anything FF die for honor reasons. They are sinking even more millions into a relaunch of a product that lost them millions and millions. And, imo, will fail due to word of mouth of it's predecessor. Has any MMO ever relaunched as type 2.0 with such drastic changes?