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15 April 2013 - 10:52 AMHow would the system work if it was based on the duration in which one played vs paid?
Would you have prefer that SE counted the number of days or hours over the course of a set period of time to determine what would make up a special brand tag or system that covers the duration length of time played instead of how long a person paid up through? That might come off as harsh but I wasn't sure how to word it any differently, sorry. :)
It's a valid question but even if it was based on time played there would still be those out there who bought the game and for whatever reason didn't play or didn't manage to play enough to meet whatever criteria were in place to achieve said status. Not too mention the debacle the last week when servers were so slammed countless players couldn't even log in.
Coming up with a unified term that fits across the varying language barriers to define ones elevated game status has it's own issues but given the amount of advanced notice people had I don't see a reason they should have done things any different. After all just because someone was logged in a certain number of hours doesn't mean they achieved or contributed. RMT could just as easily classify as a VIP member based purely on being afk the whole time.
There's variables on both sides but I continue to take the stance that this was rolled out in as fair a way possible.
Sure I agree with you, it's hard to make it fair. If we check finacially it would have cost more if you bought the game when it was new, than it would be getting it 3 months Before the end and pay for 3 months, as they were more or less giveing them for free in all stores. As I said instead of Calling it legacy, which indicates that you have been there for a loooong time, but actually you might only been there 3 months. Even if you have only been AFK the whole time, in terms you have excisted and that means you are more of a legacy than someone that played one hour. It's all a matter of prospective. VIP is often something you can earn, but most often is bought. Support member is only bought. As I said in the later part, I object more to the name of the titel than the way of getting it, and the rewards.
In the end I don't care that much, I got annoyed on my self because I missed it with like 1 week and that got me worked up, because I was so disappointed on the game at that time so I didn't read the newsletter when they informed about legacy, hehe. All my own fault, so I played the last 3 month, but only paid for 2 as the last one was free again.
Oh well still look forward to 2.0, hope it's as great as I expect.
Edit: Anyway it doesn't matter what I think, it is what it is. I won't get it anyway and I'm glad for those who did.
14 April 2013 - 12:09 PMThat is a valid concern, but mostly for newcomers who're interested in the game.
That isn't to say you or me or anyone else that may have bought the CE day one doesn't apply to it, but we did have a chance regardless. I feel it will mostly affect people who had no honest prior knowledge, rather than people who did play the game on their own account and were at least given a chance. Plus, buying a Collector's Edition of anything shouldn't guarantee you things that weren't initially part of the package. You buy a Collector's Edition because you want to collect the goodies you paid for in that said package, like a collector.
One could say that due to there being limited copies of the CE, it's fair to say a person that has one is in fact some sort of veteran/supporter; this notion is false, as any game, with any edition, can be sold to other people at any given time. Mine is still wrapped and unopened. I could very easily sell it. But it sits as a reminder to how bad this game really was. This is driving away from my point, but it's to my understanding that the CE is part of the argument occasionally.
Point is, the money concern affects new players the most and the CE price/reasoning could be debated forever despite it having nothing to do with the topic as a whole.
I agree with you mostly, but on the other had there are ppl out there that bought CE from day one, then played the game for a year (regardless if it was free or not) then stoped playing and ended up non-legacy, because they didn't "PAY" the last Three months. To be come a legacy member you just had to PAY for 3 months in the end, it doesn't say you played the game at all. To be a legacy member should be game time rather than payments. It's rather a case of the name of the member type. I consider the ones that played during all free time more legacy than those who paid for the last Three months. If it was named something like VIP member or even better, support member (as it was all about Money and they gave financial support at the end of 1,0) then I wouldn't mind. I love the game, but everyone I knew quit and ppl weren't that friendly in-game as most gamers became bitter. So I don't mind the items, the discount of the sub, I would just want the titel, hehe.
I don't see it as a problem though as it will be all forgotten in a couple of months. I can understand CE owners consers too, as legacy members gets better in-game rewards than them. And to be frank, most CE buyers do it for the in-game items, not the stuff that comes with it. I'm not one of them though, I like the stuff inside.
25 September 2012 - 10:24 AMBrowse to the root folder of the game DVD, right click on the setup executable, go to properties, then
* Click the 'Compatibility' tab
* Untick "Run this program in compatbility mode"
* If it is greyed out and can't be unticked or is already unticked:
* Click the "Change settings for all users" button at the bottom of the window
* Untick "Run this program in compatibility mode"
This worked thanks for the help ;)
05 September 2012 - 05:41 AMLevel sync was a really good reason to get back into FFXI, so I think the case will be the same here, it will pull more ppl back into the game. I think it's really good and it will be fun to play with my friends no matter what lvl they are ;)
04 September 2012 - 09:17 AMIf you own a valid copy of FFXIV you'll be set for 2.0. We just aren't sure the setup they'll use to distribute 2.0. Most of us assume it will be a digital distro, but not sure if it will be through the SE page or just an open download.
Most liky it will be just as a big patch, but I guess only the future will tell :D