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#1 Sep 29 2010 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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it seems theres no news on the event yet..Does anyone know the right time for the official launch of FFXIV today? or maybe tomorrow?
#2 Sep 29 2010 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
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The servers are already on line. When you install the game and download the update, you can play right away.

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#3 Sep 29 2010 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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so there will be no news on the official site?
#4 Sep 29 2010 at 9:41 PM Rating: Good
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If you can get the game, you can play it i'd imagine. It's 19 minutes until the 30th here, so i'd imagine that japan and Europe are already patching/playing.
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#5 Sep 29 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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aessinavi wrote:
so there will be no news on the official site?
Probably not, because it already launched on the 21st. Whenever you got the standard edition installed and updated is when you can log in.
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#6 Sep 29 2010 at 9:45 PM Rating: Good
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aessinavi wrote:
so there will be no news on the official site?


I imagine sometime tomorrow there will be some hoopla on The Lodestone, which you should bookmark if you intend on sticking around. But the servers went up a week ago, so I doubt there will be much else.

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#7 Sep 29 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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I thought they said the special editions had an access code you needed to log on before "release" date.
#8 Sep 29 2010 at 9:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Westyle wrote:
I thought they said the special editions had an access code you needed to log on before "release" date.


SE = Standard Edition.
CE = Collector's Edition.

CE was able to log on last week as "early access." The release of SE is considered the full release of the game.
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Westyle wrote:
I thought they said the special editions had an access code you needed to log on before "release" date.


There was no special code needed. Collector's Edition just went on sale 8 days before the Standard Edition was released so if you bought the CE you got to play "early".
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#10 Sep 29 2010 at 10:45 PM Rating: Default
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It's completely ridiculous and *** backward. Gamestop won't sell me the game until tomorrow even though that is the server opens up. So I can't have the game installed and ready when the server goes up? Nice... And now I hear that they are up if I could get my hands in the game?

They obviously thought through this one. And if you can't even figure out the logistics of your own launch how can I trust you to know his to properly deal with much more complicated issues of gamepkay, design, balancing, horrid ui, non optimized client, broken economy, I could really go on and on.

It's funny, I actually had faith that they would deal with all that but the ridiculous manner in which they have conducted the launch makes me really, really wonder. Ice played about 90% of MMO's out there and have yet to see one where you couldn't be ready to log on and play when the servers opened up.

Way to go SE...
#11 Sep 29 2010 at 10:47 PM Rating: Default
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Btw sorry about all the horrible spelling mistakes. Posting on my iPhone it's not optimal.
#12 Sep 29 2010 at 10:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Astarias wrote:
It's completely ridiculous and *** backward. Gamestop won't sell me the game until tomorrow even though that is the server opens up. So I can't have the game installed and ready when the server goes up? Nice... And now I hear that they are up if I could get my hands in the game?

They obviously thought through this one. And if you can't even figure out the logistics of your own launch how can I trust you to know his to properly deal with much more complicated issues of gamepkay, design, balancing, horrid ui, non optimized client, broken economy, I could really go on and on.

It's funny, I actually had faith that they would deal with all that but the ridiculous manner in which they have conducted the launch makes me really, really wonder. Ice played about 90% of MMO's out there and have yet to see one where you couldn't be ready to log on and play when the servers opened up.

Way to go SE...


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#13 Sep 29 2010 at 10:55 PM Rating: Good
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Astarias wrote:
It's completely ridiculous and *** backward. Gamestop won't sell me the game until tomorrow even though that is the server opens up. So I can't have the game installed and ready when the server goes up? Nice... And now I hear that they are up if I could get my hands in the game?

They obviously thought through this one. And if you can't even figure out the logistics of your own launch how can I trust you to know his to properly deal with much more complicated issues of gamepkay, design, balancing, horrid ui, non optimized client, broken economy, I could really go on and on.

It's funny, I actually had faith that they would deal with all that but the ridiculous manner in which they have conducted the launch makes me really, really wonder. Ice played about 90% of MMO's out there and have yet to see one where you couldn't be ready to log on and play when the servers opened up.

Way to go SE...
If you wanted to be playing now you could've bought the collector's edition. You didn't. Deal with it.
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#14 Sep 29 2010 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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When this Pay for Beta finally ends it will be official
#15 Sep 29 2010 at 11:02 PM Rating: Good
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redpoop wrote:
When this Pay for Beta finally ends it will be official
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implying the game will fix basic issues tomorrow
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#16 Sep 29 2010 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
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nope just before the trial 30day period ends and have to start paying for "Official pay for Beta" lol
#17 Sep 29 2010 at 11:26 PM Rating: Default
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implying the game will fix basic issues tomorrow

where did i state that in my post?
#18 Sep 29 2010 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
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Oh the haters/trolls are in prime form tonight.
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#19 Sep 30 2010 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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The game was released on 22. So if you would be able to get a normal Copy of the game for example on the 24. you could play also the game. It's just that the collectors edition was released 8 Days before the normal edition
#20 Sep 30 2010 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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mmolma wrote:
The game was released on 22. So if you would be able to get a normal Copy of the game for example on the 24. you could play also the game. It's just that the collectors edition was released 8 Days before the normal edition


I'm sorry, what? Where were you when I was sat at my pc playing 'Crush the castle 2' since tuesday waiting for standard release?

Blargh.
#21 Sep 30 2010 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
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Probably playing FFXIV :-)
#22 Sep 30 2010 at 12:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Why does the same question need to be answered multiple times? lol. The servers went up on the 21st (22nd for Japan). So people who bought the Collector's Edition could play which was also released on the 22nd. HOWEVER if you were to somehow get a copy of the Standard Edition before the 30th like a few people who got their CEs early you will be able to play. Complaining that you aren't getting the game now even though the servers are up is just pointless and stupid cause there are already many people playing and have already made a lot of progress. The standard edition is released on the 30th so just be patient and wait no one is gonna sell it to you early unless maybe they are your friend or they just don't care which is good for you if you end up in that situation.

Yes I am sure there will be some announcement on the Lodestone but that will probably be it. I also predict at least an emergency maintenance and the addition of a few more servers since some of them are already filled up so just be glad if you even get to smoothly play the game at first.
#23Astarias, Posted: Sep 30 2010 at 5:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Um... Oh excuse me. You're right. How dare I expect a game company to treat their standard customers EXACTLY THE SAME as every other MMO in history. You're right I should have paid the company an extra 25 dollars so I could play the game right away on the day it's "officially" released. Wow, I'm such a tool...
#24 Sep 30 2010 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Last night was the first time I seen the SE glasses on someone. The was enough for me to say their herrreeerrrrrrrr!
#25 Sep 30 2010 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
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redpoop wrote:
implying the game will fix basic issues tomorrow

where did i state that in my post?
redpoop wrote:
nope just before the trial 30day period ends and have to start paying for "Official pay for Beta" lol
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implying the game will fix basic issues by the end of the trial period
See what I did there?
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#26 Sep 30 2010 at 7:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Um... Oh excuse me. You're right. How dare I expect a game company to treat their standard customers EXACTLY THE SAME as every other MMO in history. You're right I should have paid the company an extra 25 dollars so I could play the game right away on the day it's "officially" released. Wow, I'm such a tool...


When you complain that a retailer won't sell you a game before its official release date then yes it does make you a tool. The only reason the servers are up before the game itself is released is because part of the bonus for buying the CE is getting to play 8 days early, this isn't the first MMO to do this and is in no way "unfair" to those who have to wait until the official release date of the SE to buy the game.
#27 Sep 30 2010 at 7:40 AM Rating: Default
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Ok, since you obviously have a hard time with the whole reading comprehension thing I'll use bullet points...

1.) not mad at a store for not selling me a game before it's release date.
2.) mad at SE for setting the release date to coincide with "launch day"
3.) every other MMO out there let you purchase the game a day or two early so you could install and patch before release day.
4.) today is in fact the "release" of the game. Getting in earlier was a perk fir spending extra money on the CE
5.) People already have been running the SE on servers? WTF. How did they get it?
6.) that seems incredibly fair, let some people who somehow got SE copies in early while making others wait until release date to buy the game and then make them wait to install and patch it
7.) There us a reason other titles have not done this. People have jobs and a life. For example I will have to wait until I get off of work tonight to buy the game (it's really for my son btw), he will then install it, patch it and then it will be time to go to sleep. They nay as well have released the game tomorrow for people who have actual jobs.
8.) if you live in your mom's basement and play video games all if your waking hours then this, obviously, doesn't affect you.
9.) it's not even the end of the world really but if SE hasn't even thought through the rather simple, yet vitally important, logistics of how to actually launch the game then it gives me little hope for the games ultimate survival
#28 Sep 30 2010 at 7:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, since you obviously have a hard time with the whole reading comprehension thing I'll use bullet points...

1.) not mad at a store for not selling me a game before it's release date.
2.) mad at SE for setting the release date to coincide with "launch day"
3.) every other MMO out there let you purchase the game a day or two early so you could install and patch before release day.
4.) today is in fact the "release" of the game. Getting in earlier was a perk fir spending extra money on the CE
5.) People already have been running the SE on servers? WTF. How did they get it?
6.) that seems incredibly fair, let some people who somehow got SE copies in early while making others wait until release date to buy the game and then make them wait to install and patch it
7.) There us a reason other titles have not done this. People have jobs and a life. For example I will have to wait until I get off of work tonight to buy the game (it's really for my son btw), he will then install it, patch it and then it will be time to go to sleep. They nay as well have released the game tomorrow for people who have actual jobs.
8.) if you live in your mom's basement and play video games all if your waking hours then this, obviously, doesn't affect you.
9.) it's not even the end of the world really but if SE hasn't even thought through the rather simple, yet vitally important, logistics of how to actually launch the game then it gives me little hope for the games ultimate survival


Um.

2.) It is correct.
3.) I've never been allowed to buy an MMO early - ever. At all. In history. That's why major titles get Midnight Release parties.
5.) Online companies/stores sending crap early, I'm sure. Some people even got their CE editions a little early as well when ordering online - although I had to wait until the 22nd to pick up my CE from Gamestop - some people in America were playing on the 21st (22nd in Japan) because they recieved it earlier.
6.) How is it unfair? Why does it even matter? I didn't picket Gamestop because people in Japan were playing on the 21st and I had to wait a day. It's not SE's fault companies sent stuff early or the game was given out early - the SE/CE were launched by SE on schedule and anyone with their copies can play because the launch date in Japan has already occured. And "make you wait" to install and patch it? Are you serious? Of course you have to ******* install and patch the game - do you want SE to do some Hogwart's **** to magic it onto your PC for you?
7.) The majority of people I know who play FFXIV all have jobs, stuff to do, kids, etc. We don't use this as an excuse to whine about something - you shouldn't either.

And finally,

9.) I have enjoyed myself an INCREDIBLY amount since the CE launch. It went off INCREDIBLY WELL considering how much crap everyone was talking about how horrible it would be - or pointless it would be to get the CE to play early. There were very few periods of downtime - and they were infrequent. There was a lot of lag - but nothing compared to some releases I've participated in with servers crashing every 10 minutes for several days. Not everyone had a great experience - but regardless - it was a widely succesful launch a lot of people (myself included) enjoyed.

Enjoy.
#29 Sep 30 2010 at 8:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, since you obviously have a hard time with the whole reading comprehension thing I'll use bullet points...


I can read just fine you just have trouble understanding.

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1.) not mad at a store for not selling me a game before it's release date.


Its what your first post implied.

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2.) mad at SE for setting the release date to coincide with "launch day"


Why? The game has already been released this should not matter in the slightest anyway.

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3.) every other MMO out there let you purchase the game a day or two early so you could install and patch before release day.


I have never heard of such MMO.

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4.) today is in fact the "release" of the game. Getting in earlier was a perk fir spending extra money on the CE


Today is the release date of the Standard Edition not the game as a whole. The release of the game would have been the moment the servers went live.

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5.) People already have been running the SE on servers? WTF. How did they get it?


Do you not understand the concept of the time difference? Of course it will have already been the 30th in some parts of the world while still being the 29th in others. This is exactly what happens with all media.

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6.) that seems incredibly fair, let some people who somehow got SE copies in early while making others wait until release date to buy the game and then make them wait to install and patch it


Don't worry I am sure the game will be there when you are done there is no need to race into the game. BTW those people who got it "early" still had to patch the game and wait for installs too.

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7.) There us a reason other titles have not done this. People have jobs and a life. For example I will have to wait until I get off of work tonight to buy the game (it's really for my son btw), he will then install it, patch it and then it will be time to go to sleep. They nay as well have released the game tomorrow for people who have actual jobs.


I'm sorry SE didn't check with your personal schedule before releasing their game.

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8.) if you live in your mom's basement and play video games all if your waking hours then this, obviously, doesn't affect you.


Because those people don't have to wait for the game to install?

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9.) it's not even the end of the world really but if SE hasn't even thought through the rather simple, yet vitally important, logistics of how to actually launch the game then it gives me little hope for the games ultimate survival


You are making it out to be the end of the world. SE released the game exactly when they said they would. They shipped the game on time and retailers got it on time. SE did everything they were supposed to do and again it is not their fault you don't have your copy yet just get over it and wait you are not the only one who has to wait and are not the only one who has a job and has to wait until after work. I promise the game will still be there when you finally get it patched.
#30 Sep 30 2010 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
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OK fine... I give up. I will officially state here that SE can do no wrong. They are completely and totally without fault in any circumstance that may ever arise. This is due to the fact that the Pope recently granted them the gift of infallibility.

I will henceforth begin to worship this company. I will make annual pilgrimages to Japan so that I can worship at their shrine. I will never again have the gall to dare and suggest that they may have done something that is not completely whole, true, beautiful and right lest they and their followers smite me with a wet noodle.

I stand corrected...
#31 Sep 30 2010 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
Astarias wrote:
It's completely ridiculous and *** backward. Gamestop won't sell me the game until tomorrow even though that is the server opens up. So I can't have the game installed and ready when the server goes up? Nice... And now I hear that they are up if I could get my hands in the game?

They obviously thought through this one. And if you can't even figure out the logistics of your own launch how can I trust you to know his to properly deal with much more complicated issues of gamepkay, design, balancing, horrid ui, non optimized client, broken economy, I could really go on and on.

It's funny, I actually had faith that they would deal with all that but the ridiculous manner in which they have conducted the launch makes me really, really wonder. Ice played about 90% of MMO's out there and have yet to see one where you couldn't be ready to log on and play when the servers opened up.

Way to go SE...


It's a little late considering everyone worldwide should be able to pick up their standard edition boxes today, but I just wanted to post this anyways...

Hey sport!! I paid an extra $25 for the chance to start a little early compared to the rest of the world and just because the servers are already up doesn't entitle you to encroach on MY bonus time in the game. Wait yer **** turn.

That's better.
#32 Sep 30 2010 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Astarias wrote:
It's completely ridiculous and *** backward. Gamestop won't sell me the game until tomorrow even though that is the server opens up. So I can't have the game installed and ready when the server goes up? Nice... And now I hear that they are up if I could get my hands in the game?

They obviously thought through this one. And if you can't even figure out the logistics of your own launch how can I trust you to know his to properly deal with much more complicated issues of gamepkay, design, balancing, horrid ui, non optimized client, broken economy, I could really go on and on.

It's funny, I actually had faith that they would deal with all that but the ridiculous manner in which they have conducted the launch makes me really, really wonder. Ice played about 90% of MMO's out there and have yet to see one where you couldn't be ready to log on and play when the servers opened up.

Way to go SE...


It's a little late considering everyone worldwide should be able to pick up their standard edition boxes today, but I just wanted to post this anyways...

Hey sport!! I paid an extra $25 for the chance to start a little early compared to the rest of the world and just because the servers are already up doesn't entitle you to encroach on MY bonus time in the game. Wait yer **** turn.

That's better.



You sir, are completely correct. I am truly shamed and sorry for believing that the game launching to all customers meant that bonus time was over. I also clearly stated in all of my previous posts that I was angry that the company would not allow me to play before the actual release date. If you look at the posts I am sure that you will find that statement in there... That is clearly foolish and I repent of my ill advised thinking. Please, could you ever find it in your heart to forgive me?


Edited, Sep 30th 2010 1:02pm by Astarias
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