I preorderd the Collectors Edition and got to my door at like 11AM on the 22nd(about the only thing that went right). The patcher kept sh*tting the bed on me, so I ended up trying a few torrents. I tried ONE torrent, which didn't work, but somehow gave my computer a virus.
So I tried the direct downloads. They actually worked, but the virus kept shutting my **** computer down in mid download, making me start the download over. It took me 2 hours to remove the virus and fix the registry it decided to change. After fixing the registry I could finally change my desktop picture back to my 3 year old son, and remove the *** one it had put up. Literally ***, it was two 70+yr old guys performing ******** on each other.
Ok, FINALLY patched! Now all I have to do is setup an account and start playing. But their subscription system was so confusing it took me another hour to do that. I tried to buy crysta with Click and Buy, but after filling out all of my information it told me my debit card was invalid. Ok, so I setup a paypal account and finally buy some crysta so I can start my subscription. And I end up buying like 4 extra character slots on accident? Ya, I don't know.
I finally got to play for about an hour before I had to go to bed for work in the morning. But right when I walk out the door I get a phone call saying there is fraudulent activity on my ATM account. WTF. So I call my bank and it turns out my info I submitted to Click and Buy got jacked and they tried to drain my account into an account and Great Britain. So I cancel my debt card and I have to wait a week to be issued a new one.
ITS NOT OVER!!! I leave work early (an hour ago) and decide to grab some subway and head home and play some FFXIV. I order my sub and since my debit card has been can canceled I decided to pay by check. They don't accept checks. I check my wallet for cash...FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
Alright whatever I say, I'll buy a frozen pizza(which i just burnt because I was too into typing this story). Finally get home to play some ffxi and ITS OFFLINE.
Just to recap for all that didn't read
-Fraudulent Credit Card Charges from ClicktoBuy.com
Worst experience ever in any video game.
EDIT!!: I am not blaming the game or SE for any of this. I am just sharing my story of the launch day/day after.
Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 1:53pm by Ertide
Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 2:06pm by Ertide