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With the numerous threads from chatholic school girls to failed miserably, numerous threads in between. I ask the question can one actually download the game from square enix and play it or not?

They said all would be well after the maintenace and once done it would start allowing digital downloads and more people on to the servers.

Has that actually happened?

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  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    Digital sales are still closed, so the only way to get a copy is to find a store that still has a boxed copy in stock. Good luck.

    That said, the fact that the sales are still closed should answer your question.

    I'd give it a couple of weeks or maybe past the first "free" month, which should kill most of the queues.

     

  • alakramalakram malagaPosts: 2,223Member Uncommon
    I have the game bought from version 1.0 but Im waiting for all to settle down until I open a sub and try the game again.

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  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 774Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by jonas555
    With the numerous threads from chatholic school girls to failed miserably, numerous threads in between. I ask the question can one actually download the game from square enix and play it or not?They said all would be well after the maintenace and once done it would start allowing digital downloads and more people on to the servers.Has that actually happened?

    If your local store does not have a boxed copy (most under-bought in anticipations of them not selling) you can buy the boxed from Square Enix, you can find them on amazon and of course if you are really desperate and have a lot of spare cash to throw around, you can buy a copy off e-bay, but they are going for scalper prices there.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • Electro057Electro057 Guelph, ONPosts: 658Member
    Or....just wait? It's not that hard, for most normal people that is :V This is of course in regards to going to extreme lengths to get a copy.

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  • jonas555jonas555 RobertsforsPosts: 19Member

    thank you for the replies. Im not desperate to travel 45 kilometers to nearest city to buy a hard copy, so i will wait a bit to see if the digital download comes back up.

     

    However i do think something might be horribly wrong if the company 10 days after lanch has,nt the confidence to provide the game or access to it for all who want to play it.

     

    i hope all who actually got into the game finally are having fun after the maintanance.

  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Jacksonville, FLPosts: 985Member Uncommon
    I've heard more and better things about stability and the ability to get into servers/create characters from some friends, so while I'm out getting some stuff for the wife and kid tonight, I might have to take a special trip past Best Buy and see if they have a little gamey game in there...
  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    Most online retailers are listing that they expect to get more digital copies next week, so not a long wait it seems.

    And as I said, the population will inevitably dip a lot after the first month, because that's how subscription MMOs roll.

     

  • Electro057Electro057 Guelph, ONPosts: 658Member
    Originally posted by tom_gore

    Most online retailers are listing that they expect to get more digital copies next week, so not a long wait it seems.

    And as I said, the population will inevitably dip a lot after the first month, because that's how subscription MMOs roll.

     

    Exactly! A bunch of people will steam roll it down in a few weeks/days. Whine about lack of content, start comparing it to WoW's abundant content....And suddenly all vanish and leave a bunch of ghost servers. Don't worry, you'll get in when they leave! And if you display patience, we already know we want you more! This applies to any MMO community really.

    The first wave are just content locusts.

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  • charlizdcharlizd sydneyPosts: 922Member
    i have been playing for about a week now and have only been in a que no longer than 5 mins twice, but i guess my time zone helps :) but yeah if you want to enjoy the game without interruption i would give it a lil more time depending on where your based of course.

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  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member
    The game has been patched  and  fixed. It is now stable.
  • darthadendarthaden lakestevens, WAPosts: 47Member
    Yeah so far so good for me since the patch. I logged on twice yesterday, once at 3:50 and once at 6:45 west coast time so pretty much peak traffic hours. My first log in I got strait in and the second I got in with a 6 person queue and had no issues while in game. There were quite a few that had issues right after the patch but it sounds like they fixed those pretty quick
  • hyaruhyaru oldenzaalPosts: 131Member
    Originally posted by alakram
    I have the game bought from version 1.0 but Im waiting for all to settle down until I open a sub and try the game again.

    Not gonna try the free welcome back period?

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  • krekenkreken Brooklyn, NYPosts: 139Member
    I was able to login and play last night for the first time since I bought the game on Saturday.
  • vidiotkingvidiotking madison, WIPosts: 587Member

    I woke up early this morning to play before work. I was able to log in no problems.. After I finished what I wanted to accomplish, I logged out just to see.

    I was able to log right back in. So then I logged out again, just for sh*ts and giggles... it worked a few times in a row.

    GL to the rest of you.

  • KebeckKebeck Rouyn-Noranda, QCPosts: 323Member

    The problem I see here, is there's too many interresting stuff coming out in the next couple of weeks.. GTA 5, AC 4 and all the launching lineup coming with the new consoles. I've got a feeling that, if SE doesn't fix this real fast, they're in trouble... People will leave and find their entertainment elsewhere...

    Myself was hoping to grab the game while waiting for GTA 5.. Decided to wait past the first week to avoid the commotion every (successful) games have during first week, but no.. Guess SE doesn't want my money after all.

    Wishing all the best to SE, the genre needs more games like FFXIV, imo.. But they need to fix those servers issues fast.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon

    It is still difficult to create a character on some servers.  For instance, I tried creating a character at 8am this morning on Behometh and the world is locked for new character creation.  I have been trying for the last two hours but it remains locked.  There is no queue or anything to allow you to wait for that creation; the only option is to refresh worlds every three minutes.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    If your local store does not have a boxed copy (most under-bought in anticipations of them not selling) you can buy the boxed from Square Enix, you can find them on amazon and of course if you are really desperate and have a lot of spare cash to throw around, you can buy a copy off e-bay, but they are going for scalper prices there.

    You can buy the collector's edition straight from Amazon for $50 and regular box editions from third party resellers starting at $42 plus shipping.

  • KebeckKebeck Rouyn-Noranda, QCPosts: 323Member

    You can head to their website to see the list of the current servers locked for character creation.... It's a pretty long list btw..

    Pretty sure they want all the new players to head to their new servers.

  • vidiotkingvidiotking madison, WIPosts: 587Member
    Originally posted by grimal

    It is still difficult to create a character on some servers.  For instance, I tried creating a character at 8am this morning on Behometh and the world is locked for new character creation.  I have been trying for the last two hours but it remains locked.  There is no queue or anything to allow you to wait for that creation; the only option is to refresh worlds every three minutes.

    My friends and I are all on Behemoth. Some of us hit refresh every 3 minutes for 30 minutes, but we eventually got in. 

    As we all know, its one of the top 5 populated servers... 

    So.... Keep up the clicking and see you in game!

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kebeck

    You can head to their website to see the list of the current servers locked for character creation.... It's a pretty long list btw..

    Pretty sure they want all the new players to head to their new servers.

    Do you have the URL for that specific site?

  • KebeckKebeck Rouyn-Noranda, QCPosts: 323Member
    Originally posted by grimal
    Originally posted by Kebeck

    You can head to their website to see the list of the current servers locked for character creation.... It's a pretty long list btw..

    Pretty sure they want all the new players to head to their new servers.

    Do you have the URL for that specific site?

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  • LacedOpiumLacedOpium Posts: 1,010Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by grimal

    It is still difficult to create a character on some servers.  For instance, I tried creating a character at 8am this morning on Behometh and the world is locked for new character creation.  I have been trying for the last two hours but it remains locked.  There is no queue or anything to allow you to wait for that creation; the only option is to refresh worlds every three minutes.

     

    If you are really anxious to get started, an option for you would be to create your character now and begin doing the basics, and then eventually request a transfer when they begin offering that service.  It may be a week or more before anyone is able to create new characters in some of these worlds.  I can only assume that Behemoth is one of them.

  • KebeckKebeck Rouyn-Noranda, QCPosts: 323Member
    Originally posted by vidiotking
    Originally posted by grimal

    It is still difficult to create a character on some servers.  For instance, I tried creating a character at 8am this morning on Behometh and the world is locked for new character creation.  I have been trying for the last two hours but it remains locked.  There is no queue or anything to allow you to wait for that creation; the only option is to refresh worlds every three minutes.

    My friends and I are all on Behemoth. Some of us hit refresh every 3 minutes for 30 minutes, but we eventually got in. 

    As we all know, its one of the top 5 populated servers... 

    So.... Keep up the clicking and see you in game!

    I think you guys just try to log in.. in this case Grimal is trying to create a character on Behemot..

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon

    List is long indeed.  Posted yesterday:

     

     

    09/04/2013 2:27 PM
    Regarding Character Creation Restrictions (Sep. 4): Follow-up
    <hr pb15"=""> Currently, we have stopped allowing the creation of new characters in the following worlds:

    Adamantoise
    Balmung
    Behemoth
    Cactuar
    Carbuncle
    Cerberus
    Diabolos
    Excalibur
    Fenrir
    Garuda
    Gilgamesh
    Hyperion
    Ifrit
    Leviathan
    Midgardsormr
    Moogle
    Odin
    Phoenix
    Ragnarok
    Ramuh
    Sargatanas
    Shiva
    Ultros

    In the event of any changes in the situation, follow-up news posts will be posted here as well.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
  • LacedOpiumLacedOpium Posts: 1,010Member Uncommon

     

    As a matter of fact, there is a real possibility, provided the game continues to sell at a rapid pace, that they will open new servers and wait until those fill up before allowing new character creation in existing heavily burdened worlds.  Just something to take into consideration.

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