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#1 Nov 05 2010 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I bought a couple months supply and I dont want it any more... What can I do?
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#2 Nov 05 2010 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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You're out of luck (and money).
#3 Nov 05 2010 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Get a Charge back on your CC?
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#4 Nov 05 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
Speaking quite frankly, this is probably exactly what SE had in mind when they developed the Crysta system. It's the same idea as putting money on a gift card; once it's on there, the company has earned their money whether you use it or not. That's why companies love doing that sort of thing. Unfortunately, you are probably out of luck. I hope you can get it worked out, but it would take some pretty impressive customer service on SE's part to allow that.
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#5 Nov 05 2010 at 2:15 PM Rating: Good
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
Speaking quite frankly, this is probably exactly what SE had in mind when they developed the Crysta system. It's the same idea as putting money on a gift card; once it's on there, the company has earned their money whether you use it or not. That's why companies love doing that sort of thing. Unfortunately, you are probably out of luck. I hope you can get it worked out, but it would take some pretty impressive customer service on SE's part to allow that.


Lol has that ever happened?
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#7 Nov 05 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
Speaking quite frankly, this is probably exactly what SE had in mind when they developed the Crysta system. It's the same idea as putting money on a gift card; once it's on there, the company has earned their money whether you use it or not. That's why companies love doing that sort of thing. Unfortunately, you are probably out of luck. I hope you can get it worked out, but it would take some pretty impressive customer service on SE's part to allow that.


It is called scrip and it an easy way for a company to avoid a lot of taxation and sale issues. Wii, Xbox point cards, or various other game cards are all scrip. Basically at time of purchase the sales tax and other legalities are done by the billing company for the region (or whoever sold the Ultimate Game Card etc). This lets provider (SE) use a single in company billing system across regions without having to mess with a lot of rather complicated issues such as VAT. Since taxes and sales laws can vary by county this saves a lot of money for the provider since they are not technically selling the scrip (even buying from SE is technically a spin off company of SE USA something). This also causes the hitch of once the scrip is redeemed it cannot be returned by SE as they did not sell the scrip only allowed the redemption.

In someways it makes it easier for the consumer, but in others it can bite you in the rump if you are unhappy with a service. Personally I prefer to buy scrip and not have my credit card directly associated with any online game, but I have been the victim of suspicious re-billing errors by some other MMO providers. Course the rub is that I bought a $20 game card to buy crysta and unless the November helps significantly I will not get the full value from that scrip purchase.

#8 Nov 05 2010 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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just be glad you didnt disregard all the beta testers like i did and buy the CE and put 50+ $$$ on day 1 of release like me and a few friends i know did...

2 of them stopped playing after a week or so and wonder if their is any way to give me their crysta as they have made up thier minds 100% on the game

and unlike ffxi i dont see any reason in having 2 accts aka a PL acct since it doesnt play like ffxi with camps ect it would make PLing myself alot more difficult them making a few macros to buff and cure and just pulling mobs to the PL

ALSO id have to lvl the PL first and that sounds so boring
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#9 Nov 05 2010 at 4:49 PM Rating: Good
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just be glad you didnt disregard all the beta testers like i did and buy the CE and put 50+ $$$ on day 1 of release like me and a few friends i know did...


Who says I didnt?
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#10 Nov 05 2010 at 5:38 PM Rating: Good
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Had you read the terms when signing up for crysta before accepting, you'd have noticed that they specifically mention that crysta is non-refundable.
Sorry.
I guess that's one extra person sticking around for atleast 1 month after free trials end.

The 30 day extension allowed them to pad their subscription numbers for an additional month and crysta buyers pad the numbers for AI actual paying month.
Pretty slick move by S/E there, but some dirty tactics if you ask me.
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#11 Nov 05 2010 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
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Faaeng wrote:
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Had you read the terms when signing up for crysta before accepting, you'd have noticed that they specifically mention that crysta is non-refundable.
Sorry.
I guess that's one extra person sticking around for atleast 1 month after free trials end.

The 30 day extension allowed them to pad their subscription numbers for an additional month and crysta buyers pad the numbers for AI actual paying month.
Pretty slick move by S/E there, but some dirty tactics if you ask me.


actually for me its however long $50 in crysta will last me.. 2 or 3 months im guessing.. also the security tokens from 2 friends 1 allready recieved 1 still being mailed who also put $50-60 in crysta

they went back to Aion and WoW.. that is 1 plays aion and other wow old linkshell members from ffxi who gave up xi NOT because of boredom but because they have jobs and families now and know they cant play xi for JUSt a hour or two but can with the other games they play

and both seem to hate xiv..


also we all knew crysta was non refundable we just had high hopes for ffxiv.. too high
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#12 Nov 05 2010 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Meh, dun feel bad G. I'm on your server and I'll sticking it out for a few months with ya and I didn't even buy crysta. ;-)

I also had such high hopes for XIV aswell and I still do. I cam afford a measly $13 a month for a few months supporting SE in hopes of making the game reach its potential and the game does have potential. So I lose out on like 2 drinks a month at the club. Boohoo lol

One of the biggest things in an mmo is the community. Without that its automatically a failure.
I say let those who want to leave leave and those who want to stay stay. Maybe then all the whining will stop and we can stay being an actual community.
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