I have been a current subscriber to FFXI for 6 years, so I'm not worried about the boots, since I'll get them when I get them. But I can understand how people are scrambling to get a subscription going now, so they too can benefit from the bonus promotion. I'm not sure if any of us will get the boots on Day 1 anyway. Wasn't part of the promo was to have an active account in both FFXI and FFXIV? Technically, none of us will meet that requirement since the first month of play in FFXIV will be counted as free, right?
It's specifically stated the boots are added to inventory upon character creation, therefore they will be available from day 1 to those that have a long standing FFXI membership at FFXIV launch.
First of all I might be trying to con SE by getting the boots quicker but by no means is the boots for FFXI's loyal players. It is simply a marketing ploy to try and get people to play both games or keep XI players from leaving the game.
I don't need to say anything, you contradicted your own point. They absolutely are intended to lure FFXI players to FFXIV, not sell more FFXI copies. Otherwise there would be no minimum playtime to the offer.
/schooled Edited, Sep 13th 2010 4:50pm by RattyBatty