Personally i do not have a credit card as i see them as a way of stealing your money. So when the box said FREE 30 DAY TRAIL i thought cool i wont need a credit card.
Then when i go to play i find out that i have to register some bull sh*t with a credit card. Yet no where on the box dose it say i will need one.
I am writing an official complaint asking for a refund because of this BULLsh*t false advertising.
Umm, okay, yea... So... stupid question here, just hear me out okay? If you bought this game for the 30 day trial... What were you going to do after...? Did you think they'd just let you keep playing or did you just intend on taking the game back?
But on the off-chance this isn't just a random trolling thread, SE didn't lie really and there was no false advertising. If you'd take the time to set everything up you would see there's a different paying option called Crysta. By using a third-party called UltimatePay, or at least I think that was the name, you can bypass any needs of a credit card. Just go to a bank, sign up for a bank account (Checking) and register yourself a Paypal account. Proceed to link that to your UltimatePay account and buy yourself some Crysta. Now use that to pay for FFXIV. You have to jump thru a few extra hoops but if you're really that adamant about using the evil evil plastic then this is the only option available.
Like it or not, all MMOs these days that aren't F2P are gonna require a card of some sort. Eventually you may even see game cards (Doesn't UltimatePay have these available for sale somewhere already?) specifically meant for Crysta you can use instead of credit/debit cards.
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