1. No, you don't. You can borrow a PS3 copy, or buy a used one for a couple bucks off ebay or craigslist. SE won't see any of that money. All you need a PS3 disc for is to install the client, someone with a PC account already won't need the PS3 key since they already have an account.
2. You keep believing that. Try not to be too upset when you see how wrong you are.
Edited, Nov 9th 2010 10:08pm by Zorvan
Perhaps you should read your FFXIV instruction manual, you'd find proof there. Pg. 21 (North American Manual - Collector's Edition.) it reads:
HOW DO I PLAY THE GAME ON A DIFFERENT PLATFORM?
If you would like to play FINAL FANTASY XIV on different
platforms using the same account, you will need to add a
registration code for the platform on which you would like to
play the game.
Select Add a service account from the service account top page,
enter your registration code, and then select the service account to
which you would like to add the platform.
And for the "pics or didn't happen" crowd:
Here's some simpler instructions:
1.) Open mouth.
2.) Insert foot.
And in case you still don't get what that means, here's the simpler translation - In order to play on PC, PS3, 360, Wii, or whatever console they decide to release FFXIV on, you will need a separate Registration Code for each platform
and must tie that key to each service account you own
. So in order to play on PS3, you will have to buy the PS3 version of FFXIV
. Unlike FFXI, you can't buy it second-hand, torrent it, or borrow a friend's copy for installation. Now, unless SE changes these rules, expect this to be what's gonna happen.
By the way, sorry for the quality of the photo, my phone doesn't have the greatest of cameras. But if you're still adamant about accepting this (I tried darkening the photo to make it show up better.) I'll go borrow my roomie's camera and take another photo. Either way it should be clear enough to make out what it reads.
EDIT: Fixed a typo there. I said to play on PC you'd have to buy the PS3 ver when I meant to play on PS3 you'd have to... well, you get it. Edited, Nov 9th 2010 9:24pm by SamusKnight