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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:32PM Coldbrand said

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Man, FFXI just got so much better, but this makes it tough to justify remaining subscribed.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:35PM whateveryousay said

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I am shocked that it's being released this year. Completely shocked.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 8:43PM (Unverified) said

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Me too, especially at the end of September. That's just a few months away, wow.
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:42PM Grodd said

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I like the monthly price!

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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Additional characters will cost $3.00 each, per month. And the PS3 version will not launch before March 2011. Two very bad decisions, IMO.

There's a great writeup with the details regarding the FFXIV launch here:
http://www.ffxivcore.com/


Posted: Jun 30th 2010 3:47PM Snow Leopard said

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That additional character price is what initially turned me off to FFXI and got me so enthralled with WoW. I realize FFXIV's system will work differently in that each character will be able to explore every class, but I still think it's crazy that they're charging their players to experiment with character races and appearances.
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 5:07PM Sunlover said

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Perhaps they'll introduce premium services similar to WoW's and Aion's, and we'll be able to pay a one time fee to convert our Galkas to Elvaans. Err, Roegadyns to Elezens I mean! =)

Seriously though, I'm almost sure they'll announce services like these either just before or soon after launch: Server Transfers, Race Change, Sex Change, Name Change, Pets, Mounts, Etc. There is no way Square-Enix is going to miss out on making some extra money on the side for offering these services to players, especially when every other major MMO is offering similar services. Heck, for an extra $25 at launch, you can already get, to quote Eliot, "an exclusive in-game item, a security token, a travel journal with concept art, and a special cover with art by Yoshitako Amano." Oh yeah, and a full week's early access too. It ain't a Sparkle Pony, but all that seems pretty shiny to me...
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 11:48PM Kyrra said

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Retainers are more than just extra storage. They will also act as your way of selling items in a bazaar type model. As the auction house / retainer system hasn't been seen in action yet, it is unclear on how you will search retainers. But retainers are a mix of storage and bazaar.

More details here:
http://www.ff14news.com/
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Posted: Jul 1st 2010 9:49AM (Unverified) said

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I have not played ff11, though the idea of economically encouraging players to stay on one character is... interesting, at least. Supposedly the class system in ff14 is flexible enough that continuously playing one character will be enough fun.
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:47PM relgoth said

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Urthaz according to the way square has done things in the past only 1 character is needed since they can be all classes. So yea you can enjoy it, the only thing you might be down is storage space and i dont think that will be much of an issue for quite some time.

Too bad about teh ps3 version but eh pretty much everyone has a pc now a days and they can enjoy it on there.


PS: WOOOOOT finally i can give wow a break im getting soooooo bored of playing that game

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:48PM Arkanaloth said

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FINALLY!!!! Two Collectors Editions, plskthxbye!

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 2:48PM Betel said

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You don't need alts in FFXIV. 3 dollars is a lot, but only die hard RP'ers want to have more than one character in the first place. Everything, and I mean everything, can be done with a single character.

I think that's the most important decision. Race/class limitations? Can't play more classes on single character? To hell with that BS.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 7:40PM (Unverified) said

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I can't wait for this game. I haven't played a MMO in months vowing that I wouldn't return to one unless this came out. I even shelled out $150 on a new graphics card just so i can enjoy this game at its fullest. :D

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 3:41PM (Unverified) said

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i just did the same thing, big monitor (28") abd a hd5770 that required me to also upgrade my power supply..... gawd i hope its worth it.
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 3:00PM thecoke said

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FFXIV Core is also reporting you get 8 playing chars and 1 retainer (mule) char on the account. More will cost extra per month.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 3:18PM thecoke said

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Oh never mind :P
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 3:14PM RogueJedi86 said

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What do you mean when you list the release date as being both Sept 22nd and Sept 30th? I'm confused. Which is the real release date?

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 3:21PM alzeer said

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Collector's Edition get 7 days head start
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 3:31PM (Unverified) said

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@thecoke:

Not to discredit you, but iirc correctly ffxi also had extra character slots. However, if you wanted to create another character, you got charged $1. So it could very well be that you have xtra slots, but to "activate" them, so to speak, will cost money. Still, like everyone is saying here, you can do everything with one toon in ff.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 4:24PM thecoke said

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Yeah I know, I played FFXI too. :)
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