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#1 Aug 19 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Good
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So... with all the hype. Are any of you putting in for vacation time for the release date? I know I am. I am crossing my fingers that those days don't end up me watching an updater screen fill up. But I am still planning on my week long coma in front of my computer.
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#2 Aug 19 2010 at 7:05 PM Rating: Excellent
Me too, but I have about a week of vacation I had to use or lose so works out.
#3 Aug 19 2010 at 7:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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I will be taking a few days the week after off. I'm anticipating launch issues and so don't want to waste my vacation staring at a download screen all day.
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#4 Aug 19 2010 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
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the weekend after the 22cnd will be my playtime :) 22cnd im still goign to wurk, then the instalation then the updates :P... yeah not that day

*edit*spelling sucks (left wurk like that on puropse)

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#5 Aug 19 2010 at 7:12 PM Rating: Good
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I already quit my job!

No for real, my last day of work is Aug 27th.

I didn't quit for FFXIV tho... I am not that kinda of player... I am taking a month traveling taking just about every states police test on the east coast. I need a career job now that I am done with school.
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#6 Aug 19 2010 at 7:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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I didn't quit for FFXIV tho... I am not that kinda of player... I am taking a month traveling taking just about every states police test on the east coast. I need a career job now that I am done with school.


If you feel like coming out west the president just signed a bill that will increase the number of Border Patrol agents by 1000, just throwin that out there :)

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I will be taking a few days the week after off. I'm anticipating launch issues and so don't want to waste my vacation staring at a download screen all day.


Funny you say that because I was running a stress test the other day and instead of watching my temps I found myself watching the FFXIV clock gadget you made so I'm pretty sure I could handle some download screens.

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#7 Aug 19 2010 at 7:23 PM Rating: Good
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Doubtful it will be worth it. Servers are going to be slammed, updates will take forever, etc. There WILL be issues. I'd wait a month before taking an FFXIV holiday, personally.
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If you feel like coming out west the president just signed a bill that will increase the number of Border Patrol agents by 1000, just throwin that out there :)



Yeah I saw that, another one was apparently signed for police. I was told I have a position in NYPD in 6 months, but its just a "favor" type deal and I am not going to depend on it so I will continue to look.
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Funny you say that because I was running a stress test the other day and instead of watching my temps I found myself watching the FFXIV clock gadget you made so I'm pretty sure I could handle some download screens.

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#10 Aug 19 2010 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm taking a week off, but I told my boss that I will be in if there are any game delays lol. she wants to do some kind of MMO intervention
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I'm taking a week off, but I told my boss that I will be in if there are any game delays lol. she wants to do some kind of MMO intervention


lol my boss took 3 day off when the new Starcraft came out so when he asked what I was doing on my vacation and I said FFXIV he just nodded.
#12 Aug 19 2010 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm taking the week after release off work. So from like Sept 27th till Oct 6th.
Just in case there are emergency server problems n stuff.

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#13 Aug 19 2010 at 7:41 PM Rating: Good
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I admit I have already requested and approved vacation time for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. I get weekends off assuming I don't get called in on double time. (assuming I answer my work cell phone.) I work hard all year and I rarely take vacation time so I think it's ok, and if not, **** it. I'll enjoy it either way.
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I'll be taking half a week to a week off. Normally I don't do this, but I actually NEED a vacation from work, and I can't take time off any time soon cause my workload is through the roof. The 23rd of Septemember is actually about when my to do list at work thins out.
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I have requested that time off - tbh I wanted to book the vacation later but the choice was end of September or in December... so I chose September
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I'll be taking the 18th through the 26th as paid time off. Not specifically because of FFXIV, though it is a bonus. I capped out my vacation hours at the office and I need to use some so I can keep accruing more. Also, I start the fall term on the 27th, so I'll be fresh faced for class. ^^
#17 Aug 19 2010 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Sadly, college wont allow vacations. Though luckily i have a full credit, 4 hour a week, half semester course ending October 1st so that's definitely a bonus.
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#18 Aug 19 2010 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Perhaps I'll take the first or second day off to download the game and get my character name, appearance, info, etc. all sorted out, but after that it's back to work. The first couple weeks of release are just painful. There's no point in taking vacation days to slog through that mess just for the sake of "early advancement."
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#19 Aug 19 2010 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm actually taking the week before release off. Probably a good thing. Fill my vitamin D reserves in preparation!

I do have another ten or so days to kill before the end of the year, tho.... I'm thinking a few long weekends and perhaps a week in November. No doubt, these will be spent relaxing at home with my keyboard on my lap. =)
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I'm going to use a couple of furlough days, does that count? No pay, but WTH, huh?

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#21 Aug 19 2010 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll be getting at midnight release, but I'm wary of taking any days off at the moment. I fear for server maintenance and emergency updates that take a day to download.

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#22 Aug 19 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Im getting my copy via UPS release day which usually shows up around 4-5pm. After the install and updates it will be about time for me to go to work, so pretty much no play for me release day. However im going to sleep the min i get home from work, waking up around 11 or noon, then playing 12 hours straight until i go back to work(server stability allowing)

Then i have the entire next week off, just have to worry about class :P
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#23 Aug 19 2010 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
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HaHa, im only taking the 22nd itself off.... i already had 23-27th off :) ..... im sure now my game will some how be lost/destroyed/stolen, or possibly banned bt SE w/out ever being activated
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I will not be taking the day off so I am sure I will be reading about all the problems on here that day. As long as I have my making of DVD and other goodies, I will be fine.
#25 Aug 19 2010 at 9:51 PM Rating: Good
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I'm trying to take the whole week off starting Tuesday because my temporary job ends the week after and I need to use or lose the time off I will have earned.
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#26 Aug 19 2010 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm using my precious military vacation days to take off from the 28th to the 4th of Oct. Going to take 2-4 days for me to even recieve the copies, payed 210$ for 2 copies of collector and shipping to get it to Japan :-D
#27 Aug 19 2010 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm taking the 23rd and 24th off. I figure the 22nd is going to have a lot of problems so I don't want to be angry when I can't play. I would take a week off, but I would rather spend my week vacation on the tropical island of Aruba :)
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#28 Aug 19 2010 at 11:02 PM Rating: Good
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Im off the 20-25th just worked out that way so its all good.
#29 Aug 20 2010 at 6:54 AM Rating: Good
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I heard a story on how Starcraft 2 effected South Korea. Apparently they had a holiday for the games release? I also read a story that a IT company had more than half of their employees call out sick when WoW's Burning Crusade expansion hit the market. After reading all of your posts I believe the 22nd may be a slow IT day. lol

I guess this vacation will be filled with many bottles of 5 hour energy and cups of coffee.
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#30 Aug 20 2010 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm already on daddy leave half the weeks so ;)
#31 Aug 20 2010 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately I already used up 2 weeks vacation at the beginning of summer. I may take off Friday the 24th just to get a long weekend, but I'll probably end up waiting a few weeks until I figure some things out and have an idea of how I want to progress before I take time off. I figure this way when I take a day off I'll actually be able to get some real progress in rather than just messing around learning stuff.
#32 Aug 20 2010 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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My birthday is on the 20th, believe it or not i'm actually going into work on my birthday so I can guilt them into giving me weds and thurs off for FFXIV :]
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My birthday is on the 20th, believe it or not i'm actually going into work on my birthday so I can guilt them into giving me weds and thurs off for FFXIV :]


My birthday is on the 18th but I'm using it as an excuse to overhaul my gaming rig :D, that and selling an old guitar amp I no longer use. Upgrading to i7 930 6gb ram, and either a second 5770 for Crossfire or upgrading to a 5870.
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Go for the 5870 :-D, I loved my first one so much I decided to get two :)
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Going to the lawyer firm on the 19th sep to sign the divorce papers with my wife.
Going to send my two kids to my parents on the 20th sep.
Going to the grocery to buy lots of can food and drink for 2 years supply. on the 21 sep.
Ready to rock on the 22nd.
#36 Aug 20 2010 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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My work week is Sunday-Wednesday (I work ten-hour shifts), so I plan on taking Wednesday off and being off work the first four days of service.
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My Vacation Goes From Wednesday To Wednesday The Next Week. And I *May* Just Happen To Get Sick Thursday & Friday lol
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#38 Aug 20 2010 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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unfortunately I am eating up all my sick leave this week from some nasty summer cold/flu. otherwise I would most likely exhaust the time after the vacations over. *cough the flu is back cough*
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#39 Aug 20 2010 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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well i just had a schedule change... and i get wednesday/thursday/friday off.. I dont feel the need to go any longer than that :) So no wasted vacation time nor hoping to be allowed the time off :D
#40 Aug 20 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
Taking off the 23rd and 24th. Can't take any time off the week of the 27th and I'm out of town on the week of the 4th so that's all I can do for time off around launch.
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#41 Aug 20 2010 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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Taking the 22nd off to take delivery of the damm thing. To install it and then only the following Monday to have a 3 day weekend to play.
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#42 Aug 20 2010 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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I'm taking a week off, but I told my boss that I will be in if there are any game delays lol. she wants to do some kind of MMO intervention


lol my boss took 3 day off when the new Starcraft came out so when he asked what I was doing on my vacation and I said FFXIV he just nodded.


I started a new job in May, but I've got a few personal days racked up so far, will take Sept 23-24th off.

As far as the MMO intervention thing goes... Years ago my brother cut a cartoon out of Mad magazine & taped it to my desk, right over my monitor where it still hangs.

Guy is sitting in a chair, unshaven with hair sticking out at wild angles, a controller clenched in his fists. There's debris surrounding him, empty cans, dirty dishes, crumpled bags of chips. Behind him, 8 people are standing in a doorway. Guy with a clipboard says, "Have you ever been the subject of a Final Fantasy intervention?"

LOL, he actually thought it would have an impact.
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#43 Aug 20 2010 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
My wife is taking off visiting friends for a couple of day. I may just have to drug my 2 year old so I can play as much as possible before she comes home and lays down the hammer! lol (jk about the druging thing...maybe)
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#44 Aug 20 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I ended my vaca on the 30th, don't wanna be around when all the non-preorders start blazin in. THAT is when I think the true lag/issues will start ;P
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Luckily I don't need to take time off :D but.. for some reason something ALWAYS comes up @ game releases it has happened with every release I've been excited for in the past two years, MMO wise that is. I wish my friends woulda bought the CE so I guess I'll be a tad lonley for the first week :(
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One day off? Nope.







I'll be taking 2 WEEKS off.
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I'm taking the 22nd off to pick up my pre-order. I'll be happy if I get to just install,update and make my character that day.Anyone have any idea how many CE copies are being released? I'm gonna be ****** if theres log in queue's the fist week.
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So... with all the hype. Are any of you putting in for vacation time for the release date? I know I am. I am crossing my fingers that those days don't end up me watching an updater screen fill up. But I am still planning on my week long coma in front of my computer.


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