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#1 Nov 11 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Didn't see a post about it with an answer, search didn't help me ^^;

So I had to ask 4 times, but I got a clear answer:

Answer from SE:
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Dear Customer,

Regarding your request for account support. Please find your answer below.


If you have the PC version of 14, and want to log onto the PS3, you would need to have the PS3 version on that account as well. If you add the PS3 registration code to the same Square Enix account as your PC version, you would be able to use either system. You and your wife can also log onto the same Square Enix account simultaneously if it has two services accounts on it, that way you both can play at the same time.

Thank you for contacting the SQUARE ENIX Support Center.
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For additional assistance with this issue, you can reply to this email directly. For assistance with a new issue, please visit the SQUARE ENIX Support Center at http://support.na.square-enix.com.


So the days of going over to your friends house and logging into his place are over, if it's a different platform. If however your family plays then you just add them all into the same SEID as another service. When you login (since they use the same SEID) you'll be prompted which account to play on.

Pain in the ****, but since it's just me and wife and we don't use other people's systems. It's ok in my eyes. What this will do is hurt the PS3 owners who want to use PC as well. Going from PC to PS3 as far as I know you still need to have a proper game disc in there anyhow.

:)

Edited, Nov 11th 2010 3:22pm by Elionara
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#2 Nov 11 2010 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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So, even if we do that, we won't be able to play characters from our PC account on a PS3?
#3 Nov 11 2010 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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If you bought both copies, then you can yes. You need a copy of each platform registered under the same SEID. Then it unlocks the entire account and ALL logins to be used on those platforms.
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Like Final Fantasy XI, the game specs will be extremely high for the time, but in about 5 years, an average machine can run it on max settings with little to no issues. Tanaka also expressed interest in making a benchmark program available.

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#4 Nov 11 2010 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
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...But I don't want to spend another $60...

Edit: Reread, I understand now (Get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep, kids! It's important for your health!) Statement above stands. My BF and I only have one really good PC, we both have accounts, but have been playing separately until PS3 release. Oy...

Edited, Nov 11th 2010 9:07pm by Kitprower
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#5 Nov 11 2010 at 9:53 PM Rating: Good
This is actually stated in the game manual as well, I posted a reply on this in a different topic somewhere but basically it goes to say that if you want to play on a different platform than what your account was signed up under you need a registration code for that platform. You have to add it as a service to an existing service account. After that, it will let you use that account on another platform (IE PC-originated account on a PS3.) other than what it was originally intended for. Now my understanding is you'll likely need to buy a copy for each FFXIV service account you have on your SEID. That means you can't just buy the PC version for yourself, and PS3 version for your spouse and alternate who plays on what platform. Rather, it means you can only play your account on the PC, and your spouse can only play their account on the PS3. This is regardless of if it's under the same Square Enix ID or completely separate ones.

SE's response there is only saying that if you want to use one Square Enix ID with two service accounts tied to it you can without kicking the other offline when you log in proving you use separate service accounts. This is good for those who perhaps purchased the CE version and use it with a sibling, both of you can use the same ID and same Security Token without having to make a brand new account and buy another token at the same time.

Edited, Nov 11th 2010 8:05pm by SamusKnight
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#6 Nov 11 2010 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Sir SamusKnight wrote:
This is actually stated in the game manual as well, I posted a reply on this in a different topic somewhere but basically it goes to say that if you want to play on a different platform than what your account was signed up under you need a registration code for that platform. You have to add it as a service to an existing service account. After that, it will let you use that account on another platform (IE PC-originated account on a PS3.) other than what it was originally intended for. Now my understanding is you'll likely need to buy a copy for each FFXIV service account you have on your SEID. That means you can't just buy the PC version for yourself, and PS3 version for your spouse and alternate who plays on what platform. Rather, it means you can only play your account on the PC, and your spouse can only play their account on the PS3. This is regardless of if it's under the same Square Enix ID or completely separate ones.

SE's response there is only saying that if you want to use one Square Enix ID with two service accounts tied to it you can without kicking the other offline when you log in proving you use separate service accounts. This is good for those who perhaps purchased the CE version and use it with a sibling, both of you can use the same ID and same Security Token without having to make a brand new account and buy another token at the same time.

Edited, Nov 11th 2010 8:05pm by SamusKnight


I guess we'll have to wait and see. ^^ I still believe based on the four emails I got back from them, that my wife and I could switch back and forth and it wouldn't matter; as long as they are under the same SEID :)
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