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#1 Jul 16 2010 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Is it possible to download the FFXIV client somewhere so i will be ready for the launch on the 22nd? i just want it so i have less updates come launch day. If i can get it...where do i get it? thanks!

Edited, Jul 16th 2010 12:18pm by Kratore
#2 Jul 16 2010 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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#3 Jul 16 2010 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
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you serious?


haha **** son did i laugh.
#4 Jul 16 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Rate up Akers xD
#5 Jul 16 2010 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Games do this all the time, but I could never envision Square doing this.
#6 Jul 16 2010 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
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i was just wondering cause i have done this with a couple other games and just didnt know if you could do it with FFXIV or not yet is all. Thanks for the feedback...i guess lol
#7 Jul 16 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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i was just wondering cause i have done this with a couple other games and just didnt know if you could do it with FFXIV or not yet is all. Thanks for the feedback...i guess lol


Well how do you pre-pack a final product when you don't even have the product made?

They are still in beta and constantly applying updates. The final product is probably completely different then the beta just like the alpha was completely different from the beta.

I've yet to see this done with any mainstream game yet.

What were the "games" you saw it done with by chance, i'm curious what fail company had their product done during beta testing lol.
#8 Jul 16 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
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i was just wondering cause i have done this with a couple other games and just didnt know if you could do it with FFXIV or not yet is all. Thanks for the feedback...i guess lol


Don't feel bad lol

Squeenix are famously protective of their work. There's no way they will allow a version of the game out into the nets for DL.
#9 Jul 16 2010 at 10:34 AM Rating: Good
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@Ackers: <3 haha!


@OP: The download client is currently only for beta testing. There is nothing you can download now that will save you from the megadownload/update-fest that will likely happen on the 22nd. Sorry :/ In fact, I'm expecting a few weeks of patches and downloading updates after the release. **** happens.
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What were the "games" you saw it done with by chance, i'm curious what fail company had their product done during beta testing lol.


LOTRO if I remember correctly. I'm sure there was another, maybe Aion...to long ago, can't say for sure anymore.
#11 Jul 16 2010 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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LOTRO if I remember correctly. I'm sure there was another, maybe Aion...to long ago, can't say for sure anymore.


for serious? how could they possibly have a final product during the first few weeks of closed beta. I am sure thats why they are both so confident and both games are doing so well. :S lol
#12 Jul 16 2010 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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just recently did it with all points bulletin and did it with aion ( which doesnt say much because aion was a fail anyways :P)
#13 Jul 16 2010 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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LOTRO if I remember correctly. I'm sure there was another, maybe Aion...to long ago, can't say for sure anymore.


for serious? how could they possibly have a final product during the first few weeks of closed beta. I am sure thats why they are both so confident and both games are doing so well. :S lol


Obviously they wouldn't put it up during the beta...
#14 Jul 16 2010 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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Well Aion had been out two years before it was finally released to the western audience. and LOTRO is going FTP in a few months, but it's still a pretty good game. Turbine are trying to do another Dungeons and Dragons online I think, where-by they make the game free, but incorporate a cash-shop. Adding that feature actually saved D&DO.
#15 Jul 16 2010 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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just recently did it with all points bulletin and did it with aion ( which doesnt say much because aion was a fail anyways :P)


I didn't mind Aion so much, except that once you hit 25+ you could be ganked by anyone at any level at anytime on any server... totally spoiled it for me.
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i was just wondering cause i have done this with a couple other games and just didnt know if you could do it with FFXIV or not yet is all. Thanks for the feedback...i guess lol


Well how do you pre-pack a final product when you don't even have the product made?

They are still in beta and constantly applying updates. The final product is probably completely different then the beta just like the alpha was completely different from the beta.

I've yet to see this done with any mainstream game yet.

What were the "games" you saw it done with by chance, i'm curious what fail company had their product done during beta testing lol.


Honestly, this happens all the time. A good deal of MMOs will let you download the client even if you aren't in beta. I don't know why you would think it's not possible or not mainstream...it has nothing to do with having a finished product. Really, I don't think you know what you're talking about.
#17 Jul 16 2010 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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yea i agree with you 100% akelah, in fact i quit the game at about lvl 28 or so because the abyss failed so hard i wasnt even funny, plus flight timers was the worst idea i have ever heard of "Yeah! im flying! oh **** my time is up and theres nothing to stop me from falling..."
#18 Jul 16 2010 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
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A good deal of MMOs will let you download the client even if you aren't in beta.


the finished client? Do you know what you are talking about?

I never said anything about people downloading the beta, i could care less who does or does not have it.

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Well Aion had been out two years before it was finally released to the western audience.


that makes a lot of sense then. If you already have a complete game i guess you could offer that service to ease bandwidth during release.

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#19 Jul 16 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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the finished client? Do you know what you are talking about?


Yes the fnished client. And yeah, he's right. WAR done it too. I remember because my CE came three days prior to the servers going up and I was able to instal and DL any updates ready to take part in final Beta stage, which carried over into the head-start. It was a real bonus.

I think its a growing trend and has a lot of benefits for the customer since they can sit back and watch the game update accordingly before play time begins. I can't see SE doing this however...
#20 Jul 16 2010 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Wouldn't surprise me if we don't get much playtime right after the launch anyway due constant updates and bug fixes that slipped through the beta stage.
(Hope SE will do a better job then FunCom did with AoC tho)
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#21 Jul 16 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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boriss wrote:
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LOTRO if I remember correctly. I'm sure there was another, maybe Aion...to long ago, can't say for sure anymore.


for serious? how could they possibly have a final product during the first few weeks of closed beta. I am sure thats why they are both so confident and both games are doing so well. :S lol


LOTRO distributed the client for download only a few days before the retail release, not two months before. You only need a day for installation/updating anyhow. Remember, it takes a lot longer to print, package, and distribute DVDs than it does to host an online downloadable client. If anything, the online client is more up to date than the box version.

I actually wouldn't be surprised if SqEnix puts up a retail client on Sept. 19-21. It's for their benefit as there would be a much smaller server traffic jam on the 22nd.
#22 Jul 16 2010 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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So are you guys thinking it will be released a bit early for the sake of the customers? I know with my experience of gaining access to updates and whatnot early it has been quite convenient. I for sure would like to see SE do this and im sure many others would too!
#23 Jul 17 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Its not impossible for people with the beta client to have enough of the game pre-launch to only need updates to get the final thing. And it's becoming more and more main stream for MMOs to offer a digital delivery of their client so they get their monies immediately through the online store. Right now only the Beta client is "out" and it is of course limited to beta players. Who knows if SE would/can let beta players carry over with just a CD key and a download? it depends how "complete" this beta client is. Are they just balancing numbers and stress testing? or are they still finishing maps? How soon to launch does a game disk have to go gold?
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As I understand it from guys in the industry I have talked to gold is usually about a month from launch, lets say Aug 30th for argument's sake.

In the last 3-4 betas I have taken part in and gone on to buy I have not had to insert a game disk AT ALL. Mostly some kind of in-game patcher does the work of keeping the files and version numbers correct. I heard that in FFXIV they will not be using POL to take care of the patching etc. So I assume a client "launcher" which checks for version number and files present then if all is correct starts the game up.

If you have this launcher and some way to log in then you could theoretically be patched and ready to go at the stroke of midnight on launch day. Assuming you have a retail key to put in.

It would make a lot of sense for SE to distribute the early starters (CE) with a preorder key via secure site or email so they can get the registration and patching part tested and out of the way before launch. Once the game is released the installer will certainly be available through some kind of source, be it legitimate or not. So SE buyers will be ready to go as soon as they get their game key.
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#25 Jul 18 2010 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Well id imagine that they will have an open beta closer to launch and then through that people can be updated and ready to go if they have the key ready.
#26 Jul 18 2010 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm still hoping that the downloading/massive patching and stress testing needs will lead to a short one or two week open beta a month or so before it comes out. Then I'll be ready to go at midnight with my key ^_^
#27 Jul 18 2010 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not familiar with SE specifically, but I do hear that they do things differently. I wouldn't bet on any kind of open beta. I hope I am wrong though.
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