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#1 Sep 22 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
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Pre-orded the CE. Could not patch it with the original patcher, so I had to look around for torrents/alternative sources. Got multiple virus from trying 1 torrent. Started downloading the 400mb patch. Viruses restarted my system 5 times thus restarting my download. Finally got the patch downloaded 4 hours later. Setup my account, waste 45minutes trying to figure out how to start my subscription. Finally buy crysta and add some time, and now the game wont start.



EDIT!!! So I finally get in game and its in windowed mode. So I ask in general chat how to access video options (since there are none in the main menu) and I am told to go to start>SE>config. So I do, but it is all in asian characters........................

W.T.F

Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 12:21am by Ertide
#2 Sep 22 2010 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.
#3 Sep 22 2010 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't really know what to say for this post, but why didn't you just use the torrent INCLUDED with the FFXIV game?

If you go to my documents > my games > final fantasy XIV, patch, metainfo, and the torrent file is there..
#4 Sep 22 2010 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
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LioenHeart wrote:
Don't really know what to say for this post, but why didn't you just use the torrent INCLUDED with the FFXIV game?

If you go to my documents > my games > final fantasy XIV, patch, metainfo, and the torrent file is there..



Probably because I had no idea there was a torrent file INCLUDED in the game. Good thing they made it clear there was a torrent file buried in the folder somewhere.(sarcasm)
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I'll bump my post I made earlier it covers this kind of thing
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Probably because I had no idea there was a torrent file INCLUDED in the game. Good thing they made it clear there was a torrent file buried in the folder somewhere.(sarcasm)


Thats because the updater itself is a torrent program... they dont need to tell you. Its easy enough to direct download the patch from any of the threads with links posted here and with the instructions posted on this very forum of where to stick it... i understand your frustration... but.. there is plenty of help if you look...
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BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


Hrm...strange. I setup my account to automatically withdraw every month. There's every month, 3 months, and 6 months.
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BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


They do.
#9 Sep 22 2010 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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The whole install process, registration with credit card and patching process went very smooth for me. Only took me 45 minutes after install finished to get patched and in the game. I'm in Northeast US,so not sure if location has anything do with the issues people are encountering.
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KayannaBigGrr wrote:
BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


Hrm...strange. I setup my account to automatically withdraw every month. There's every month, 3 months, and 6 months.


ditto
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Probably because I had no idea there was a torrent file INCLUDED in the game. Good thing they made it clear there was a torrent file buried in the folder somewhere.(sarcasm)


Thats because the updater itself is a torrent program... they dont need to tell you. Its easy enough to direct download the patch from any of the threads with links posted here and with the instructions posted on this very forum of where to stick it... i understand your frustration... but.. there is plenty of help if you look...



After the patcher failed to work, i did try direct downloads from this site. 1 gave me a **** ton of viruses, which made the others restart mid-download, along with my computer.
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KayannaBigGrr wrote:
BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


Hrm...strange. I setup my account to automatically withdraw every month. There's every month, 3 months, and 6 months.


This.

Do you not have an actual bank card???
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FlixEffect wrote:
KayannaBigGrr wrote:
BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


Hrm...strange. I setup my account to automatically withdraw every month. There's every month, 3 months, and 6 months.


This.

Do you not have an actual bank card???



They probabyl meant more along the lines of not allowing us to set one up with SE directly, instead of having to go through another web site (Click And Buy), like how XI (POL), WoW, and other games allow you to use your card directly with the company.
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#14 Sep 22 2010 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Charlles wrote:
FlixEffect wrote:
KayannaBigGrr wrote:
BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


Hrm...strange. I setup my account to automatically withdraw every month. There's every month, 3 months, and 6 months.


This.

Do you not have an actual bank card???



They probabyl meant more along the lines of not allowing us to set one up with SE directly, instead of having to go through another web site (Click And Buy), like how XI (POL), WoW, and other games allow you to use your card directly with the company.


I saw the ClickAndBuy thing, but I don't get it. I just set everything up through that little thing on SE page. I guess it made me a C&B account? Didn't notice. >.>
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Charlles wrote:
FlixEffect wrote:
KayannaBigGrr wrote:
BRizzl3 wrote:
I think it is straight up retarded that they don't just allow you to do automatic CC withdrawals using a normal system like EVERY OTHER MMORPG. This is the one problem that really, really irritates me about SE.


Hrm...strange. I setup my account to automatically withdraw every month. There's every month, 3 months, and 6 months.


This.

Do you not have an actual bank card???



They probabyl meant more along the lines of not allowing us to set one up with SE directly, instead of having to go through another web site (Click And Buy), like how XI (POL), WoW, and other games allow you to use your card directly with the company.


Actually they all go through other companies, game companies typically wont deal with CC or money interactions directly (for MMOs anyway) and they'll go through a second entity first - its no different except for the fact that SE actually *told* us that we'll be doing it through Click&Buy...process is the same, we still signed up through SE management anyway.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 12:24am by SolidMack
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EDIT!!! So I finally get in game and its in windowed mode. So I ask in general chat how to access video options (since there are none in the main menu) and I am told to go to start>SE>config. So I do, but it is all in asian characters........................

W.T.F


All you have to do is select English from the list... >.>
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#17 Sep 22 2010 at 10:55 PM Rating: Default
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EDIT!!! So I finally get in game and its in windowed mode. So I ask in general chat how to access video options (since there are none in the main menu) and I am told to go to start>SE>config. So I do, but it is all in asian characters........................

W.T.F


All you have to do is select English from the list... >.>



yup, figured that out. but only works if the game is not running. If the game is running it just displays asian characters. Either way how is this even an option?

Being in game for about an hour now, and I have to say this is, by far, the worst user friendly game I have ever played. I started as a fisher, but am still stuck in the city becuase the map is unreadable due to the ridiculous font they have chosen to use, and the lack of direction.

And I though ffxi was bad at the beginning.
#18 Sep 22 2010 at 11:05 PM Rating: Good
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This game should come packaged with a baseball helmet and chewing gum just to keep the retards busy. Its not rocket science.
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That sir is the best post I've read all week.
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Posts like this are silly. yep it sucks not having things work 100% when u get them but all the things you listed are issues that have been talkaed about and had solutions for months, apart from the config one, thats a ****** test and it appears u failed.
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Being in game for about an hour now, and I have to say this is, by far, the worst user friendly game I have ever played. I started as a fisher, but am still stuck in the city becuase the map is unreadable due to the ridiculous font they have chosen to use, and the lack of direction.


The game is not particularly beginner-friendly. Or user-friendly. It takes some time to get use to the menus, controls and stuff. And always making sure to read stuff in the journal, not expect there to be some big arrow pointing where to go or a large arrow showing correct NPC to talk to.

I had the chance to play Open Beta and needed to check a lot on ZAM and other sites especially in the beginning to understand how everything works. And hook up a gamepad to the PC.

In time, when I understood how stuff worked, I started to really enjoy the game.
Now im really hooked, but for sure I can understand the feeling for those just arriving to the game.
#23 Sep 23 2010 at 2:21 AM Rating: Default
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Ok, so I downloaded the patch via torrents, but how do I apply the patch now?

I have tried opening the updater, and starting FFXIV, but it just picks up where I left off when I was downloading it via the patcher.

Any help is appreciated :)


Edit: Nevermind I figured it out. The torrent information was amazingly helpful, thanks so much :)

Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 4:27am by Condust
#24 Sep 23 2010 at 4:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Probably because I had no idea there was a torrent file INCLUDED in the game. Good thing they made it clear there was a torrent file buried in the folder somewhere.(sarcasm)


Thats because the updater itself is a torrent program... they dont need to tell you. Its easy enough to direct download the patch from any of the threads with links posted here and with the instructions posted on this very forum of where to stick it... i understand your frustration... but.. there is plenty of help if you look...


lol dont be silly, do you think ppl should need to visit various forums, to find help on how to patch the game? way to go.
stop thinking as if everyone should know what you know, if they dont know what you know they are retarded?
Not everyone is harcore, and know these things.
It's stupid of SE to make everything so complicated for no reason.
External config file to change settings, which force you to exit game alot of times to find good settings.
place torrent files/screenshots etc in some other folder, than the one you install game in.
not provide any info about these things.
Non-standard ways of doing things in general.
Then they say that XIV is a great MMO to start with, if you never played MMOs before.....no it's certainly not a starter MMO...
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EDIT!!! So I finally get in game and its in windowed mode. So I ask in general chat how to access video options (since there are none in the main menu) and I am told to go to start>SE>config. So I do, but it is all in asian characters........................

Ok your doing it right you just cant be playing h]the game when you try to config it. When your not playing you can change it to english. Then set it up how you like it.
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#26 Sep 23 2010 at 6:25 AM Rating: Good
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This game should come packaged with a baseball helmet and chewing gum just to keep the retards busy. Its not rocket science.


It did, but the NA Collector's Editions didn't have them.
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#27 Sep 23 2010 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
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So, all you have to do to get the downloads correctly is use the torrent file that SE provides when you use their patcher. Just close the patcher after you get the torrent file and use your own torrent program to download it. Then move the patch into the appropriate folder and you are done. It is really easy. I think I patched this game in about 5-10 minutes last night.
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RE: the map issue.

The map's font, while unreadable, is also unnecessary. Leave the map open for a few seconds, everything that is a point of interest will be displayed overlayed on the map, in plain English. I don't have a screenshot to show you but trust me, you don't need to decipher the background font of the map to see where to go.
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Say what you will, but the man can spell 'ridiculous' and if he's having trouble I don't like my chances once I get my discs.
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Ertide wrote:
LioenHeart wrote:
Don't really know what to say for this post, but why didn't you just use the torrent INCLUDED with the FFXIV game?

If you go to my documents > my games > final fantasy XIV, patch, metainfo, and the torrent file is there..



Probably because I had no idea there was a torrent file INCLUDED in the game. Good thing they made it clear there was a torrent file buried in the folder somewhere.(sarcasm)


All it takes is a small google search to find out where the torrent is the info has been posted probably hundreds of times on numerous websites throughout the alpha, closed beta, open beta and i have posted on here and ffxiah forums a few times.

Its not hard to find that there is a locally stored torrent.
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#31 Sep 23 2010 at 7:32 AM Rating: Default
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EDIT!!! So I finally get in game and its in windowed mode. So I ask in general chat how to access video options (since there are none in the main menu) and I am told to go to start>SE>config. So I do, but it is all in asian characters........................

Ok your doing it right you just cant be playing h]the game when you try to config it. When your not playing you can change it to english. Then set it up how you like it.


beleave it or not there is a big language dropdown bar when you open the config, drop it down and it does somthing amazing and acutally (hold your breath you might not beleave this) changes the language of the config.

Took me about 2 seconds to work it out.

logical thinking {where?}
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