Regarding the Standard Edition pre-orders and the Garlond Goggles in Canada:
Alright, theres no info about this anywhere
, so for all those confused listen carefully.
Each pre-order comes with a sticker on the outside sayings its a pre-order. If your copy does not have this sticker then you are most likely having some issues figuring out how to get your Garlond Goggles. You are also most likely Canadian.
On the inside there will be:
- The book (or books English/French if you live in Canada).
- One black and red slip with a "Serial Code" for registering the game with your square enix members account (THIS CODE DOES NOT RELATE TO THE GAME OR GOGGLES IN ANY WAY
) (This code just gives you 50 member points and shows that you have purchased this game in your member account).
-One Yellow, Black and White slip containing a picture of the Garlond Goggles and a promo registration code.
So to recap, you should have:
- One 20 digit Registration Key (back of manual)
- One 16 digit "Serial Code"
- One 20 digit Promo Code (Garlond Goggles Slip)
Now to answer the big question: "Why do I only have two codes and where are my Garlond Goggles!?"
They F*cked up. I dont believe they are intentionally ******** Canadian customers.
I have spoken with EB games (which is gamestop in Canada) and they are still waiting to hear back from SE. As it stands it seems all copies they received do not include the pre-order bonus. Yes, thats right, if you are canadian, you did NOT recieve the Promo item.
But do not despair.
As SE advertised here: http://na.square-enix.com/newsletter/ff14_100706/
They offered pre-orders with the special in-game items at "participating retailers" in canada, which are Best Buy, Amazon and EB Games (Gamestop).
When you click the "Preorder now" button it takes you to http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/order/
As you can see, they display American and Canadian flags, which are links to the canadian and american versions of the stores mentioned earlier.
As the saying goes "You get what you pay for" and i dont believe SE would risk false-advertising claims. EB is still waiting to hear back from SE so you will want to check back in with your retailer until they find out how to remedy the situation. Unfortunately you will be unable to actually play the game as if you create a character before you register the promo code you will not be able to receive the item.
Unless of course, SE decides to somehow retroactively supply Garlond Goggles to players... which is unlikely.
My suggestion to all Canadian players who pre-ordered; Decide if you really want the goggles that badly, if so, As painful as it may be, dont play the game until SE supplies your retailer with promo codes for its customers.