I got my shoes, I got my hat, and I got a free month. I cancelled and that's that. There is nothing more you will get but a lesson learned to never jump on a pre-sale or game before the reviews are in.
They requested that the game not be reviewed until a month after release... Edited, Nov 9th 2010 4:19pm by Seventhblood
And that should have said tons about the game to the mass but yet we still bought in.
Whats more amazing is people need a review site to tell them whats good and whats not because they cant form their own opinions on games
The funny thing is most of the time the review is spot on.. as in the case with FFXIV ... So far everything that IGN gave a 6.9 and above.. is very playable... and mildly enjoyable.. Here's my situation..
So I started to play FFXIV during the final beta phase.. while skeptical I couldn't really care that much about my initial feelings as the beta was free.. logged in found everything to be fine as it is.. I accept all the stupid bugs and DC that slaps me in the face.. I fully understand it was beta.. one thing I find that was quite shocking was that the UI was in such bad condition.. and controls were not even remotely comfortable..
Regardless I know beta's were not demo's and I have seen cases were final releases were 99x better than beta if beta existed.. So I bought 2 collectors edition.. one as a commodity so I can sell in the future for some profit.. and one I would play on.. a month in and the game feels like the total piece of crap that it was in beta.... PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE NEXT FEW DIALOGUES
Stupid Dumb Fan boys: blah blah but nick MMO's get better with time.. Remember it took FFXI so freakin long to get good..
Nick (me): I'm sorry I didn't realize we were living in 2003..
Stupid Dumb Fan boys: ***** you, you troll... this game has potential to be amazing... all you trolls will come crawling back when it gets better
Nick (me): Doubt it.
So my original opinion is this game sucks nuts.. I read other reviews as well as official reviews.. and guess what the game still suck nuts... (Granted I read a handful of mildly positive review)
Needless to say I returned the fresh CE to best buy.. and sold my played CE to a member at sythe for about half price.. (I couldn't sell it for higher apparently and that was a month ago) Now that is real depreciation.. you little kiddy 15% off means absolutely jack to my selling of a CE edition for half off..
I OP recommend you to try and go sell your FFXIV copy on ebay.. or third party websites.. hint hint sythe ... Any kind of selling to third party is very risky business and should be take with extreme caution... if you really don't care for money just go sell it to game spot and get some credits... assuming they even take used pc games :| ...
WoW: we want to give players a more fun time with less grinding and generic quests
GW2: we want the player to feel like they are leveling while doing something fun
Final Fantasy XIV: we want less fun and more grinding