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#1 Jul 08 2010 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I have pre-ordered the CE version of FFXIV on Amazon (Canada) and the site says the ship date is September the 27th. Seeing as how I've never jumped in on a MMO early like this how does the early access work? Am I getting screwed? Is there a downloadable client and access code?
#2 Jul 08 2010 at 8:58 PM Rating: Good
Basically the servers go live on the 22nd. I'm assuming you just jump right in, but there could be an early access code I suppose. I'm guessing Amazon is telling you the 27th due to where you live in Canada? Maybe you should contact them to find out exactly why its the 27th. Or maybe change shipping options to overnight/next day, if possible.
#3 Jul 08 2010 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I went to gamestop.ca and it says it is being delivered on the 22nd, maybe trying going with them instead of amazon.
#4 Jul 08 2010 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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I considered pre-ordering online, but after careful consideration I decided to drive 40 minutes to the nearest gamestop and order it from the store. This way I know if the store has the game on the 22nd, then I will have it on the 22nd. I have always heard that Amazon has a little bit slower delivery times than others. If you want to play this game as bad as I do, which I don't doubt in the least, you wont leave it to chance and will buy local, even if local is a 1 hour drive each way lol.
#5 Jul 08 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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jhariya wrote:
I considered pre-ordering online, but after careful consideration I decided to drive 40 minutes to the nearest gamestop and order it from the store. This way I know if the store has the game on the 22nd, then I will have it on the 22nd. I have always heard that Amazon has a little bit slower delivery times than others. If you want to play this game as bad as I do, which I don't doubt in the least, you wont leave it to chance and will buy local, even if local is a 1 hour drive each way lol.


So Gamestop will have the CE on the 22nd! I was not sure, I thought it was only for online and Ive had reservations because with my luck i would get the game after the 30th lol. This is good news indeed :)
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#6 Jul 09 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Are you positive you ordered the CE from Amazon? I checked my order from Amazon and it has the expected delivery date being the 22nd. They usually ship guarantee release day delivery items next day Fed-ex or 2 day Fed-ex. I have always gotten my items release day or the day before. Did you select something besides guarantee release day delivery? (I hope not since that is a free option.)

I did order from the American site so it may be a Canadian thing. Do you live outside of a normal Fed-Ex delivery area i.e. supplies are flown in on set days?
#7 Jul 09 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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nyopo wrote:
Are you positive you ordered the CE from Amazon? I checked my order from Amazon and it has the expected delivery date being the 22nd. They usually ship guarantee release day delivery items next day Fed-ex or 2 day Fed-ex. I have always gotten my items release day or the day before. Did you select something besides guarantee release day delivery? (I hope not since that is a free option.)

I did order from the American site so it may be a Canadian thing. Do you live outside of a normal Fed-Ex delivery area i.e. supplies are flown in on set days?


Do you have Amazon Prime? I just preordered the collector's edition today and Release Date Shipping cost me ~$5.
#8 Jul 09 2010 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I noticed this too with Amazon. I ended up cancelling and ordering it from Gamestop instead.

Plus Amazon charges more for shipping than Gamestop. I saved about $10 by ordering from them instead.

Edited, Jul 9th 2010 3:30pm by BJordan
#9 Jul 09 2010 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Redyoshi wrote:

Do you have Amazon Prime? I just preordered the collector's edition today and Release Date Shipping cost me ~$5.


Even without Amazon Prime, release date shipping was $5 for me. I wonder if Amazon doesn't offer that in Canada.

Edited, Jul 9th 2010 3:33pm by Pickins
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#10 Jul 09 2010 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm going to guess no. Shipping for me, in/to Canada, from Amazon was $22.
#11 Jul 09 2010 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea, I ordered the CE and thall shipping options resulted in a ship date after the 22nd so I just canceled and pre-ordered at GameStop /shudder. I hate supporting that company but I need my fix early.
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