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#1 Feb 08 2011 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
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It had been hovering around $30 for a while, but it's been back up to $40 for at least a week.

And 4 left in stock?

So what do you think is going on? Is it in demand, is SE not shipping any more units, are retailers not buying any more units?

I've been waiting for it to hit $25 to buy (on principle - it's a half-completed game, I'll pay half its MSRP), but it looks like that's not in the cards this year. Anyone seen it cheaper elsewhere?
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#2 Feb 08 2011 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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yfaithfully wrote:

So what do you think is going on? Is it in demand, is SE not shipping any more units, are retailers not buying any more units?



I think trying to figure out the economic status of a game based off the stock of one retailer is like trying to out how I got high from someone's Zanax they flushed down the toilet and eventually ended up in my drinking water.
#3 Feb 08 2011 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I bought it for $50 and am enjoying it. I wouldn't be surprised if retailers aren't requesting more units right now, but I think the game is very enjoyable in the early goings. I understand that there's not much to do as the levels go up and all and that for long time players, seeing the minor things that need adjusting go unaddressed can be frustrating, but right now I am feeling the exact sense of enjoyment and excitement I felt in 2003 when I was a level 10 in Konstacht Highlands and making a walk from Bastok to San d'Oria for the first time. I'm following a little storyline, leveling steadily, working on a craft as well now and finding the game very enjoyable. The only thing I'm missing right now is I'd really like auto-attack for my main attack, and sometimes I experience d/c problems, but the 80% of the time I don't have d/c problems, the early levels of the game, for me, are plenty enjoyable. If they add content soon, I won't even know that it had been lacking in content earlier, because for me there's still stuff to do as a noob.

I wish the game hadn't debuted to such terrible press because I think that's the biggest impediment to it's survival right now, IMO. If people who gave up were playing now, or starting now, and new customers were starting now, I think they'd feel a lot like I do and be pretty happy with the early aspects of the game. I'm sure as I level up, IF there isn't content added, than I will become disenchanted like many are, but if they're adding it in upcoming patches, I think things will be looking very good. I'm not saying this game is a terrific MMO; it certainly needs work, but I think outside of some technical tweaks to many aspects, and the obvious glaring need for more content, it delivers on the basics that I was hoping for very well. If they can continue to make slow and steady improvement to those technical aspects while implementing content, I will be on for the long haul. If certain aspects aren't improved upon after a couple months of me playing, I can see myself becoming very frustrated and if as I level up there is not new content implemented and I find myself in a world with nothing to do, I will obviously be disappointed. For now though, as a lowbie, I'm feeling much the same experience I felt when I was one week into playing FFXI, and to me, that's exciting as I haven't felt that way with a game since I was... one week into plaing FFXI.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:49pm by MCraine
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#5 Feb 08 2011 at 1:45 PM Rating: Default
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Kierk wrote:
yfaithfully wrote:

So what do you think is going on? Is it in demand, is SE not shipping any more units, are retailers not buying any more units?



I think trying to figure out the economic status of a game based off the stock of one retailer is like trying to out how I got high from someone's Zanax they flushed down the toilet and eventually ended up in my drinking water.
I'm not sure if I'm following the analogy, but I should have noted that shopping.google.com doesn't have it below $40 USD anywhere, either. That wasn't the case a month or two ago.

It appears either the supply is drying or the game is actually in demand. Maybe word is getting out that there's still no subscription in sight?


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#6 Feb 08 2011 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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EB games it is still 29.99 USD but then again it was 19.99 USD a month ago.
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#7 Feb 08 2011 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
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elevencharle wrote:
EB games it is still 29.99 USD but then again it was 19.99 USD a month ago.

Thanks for the find! I should order now before they go up.

edit: Grr, not online. But it appears to be in stock at EBs near me. Maybe I'll grab a copy tonight ...

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:55pm by yfaithfully
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#8 Feb 08 2011 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
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There are websites that claim to sell the registration code alone for $35, but I'd be very suspicious of their legitimacy. You'd still have to torrent the actual install (which I've done twice now, it's very simple).
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#9 Feb 08 2011 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Two things about that site:

1.) "This item is often bought with Hama Tripod Digital Photo Kit"

2.) "The end result is a more accessible and varied experience than any other online game"

Good price, though. XD
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I got mine for 29.99 @ gamestop a couple months ago. It's now selling for 49.99.
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#11 Feb 08 2011 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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KaneKitty wrote:

Two things about that site:

1.) "This item is often bought with Hama Tripod Digital Photo Kit"

2.) "The end result is a more accessible and varied experience than any other online game"

Good price, though. XD

lying is proven to be a good sales tactic XD
#12Seikninkuru, Posted: Feb 08 2011 at 7:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Learn to google, jesus christ.
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Learn to google, jesus christ.


Learn to speak when spoken to, Peasant.

See I can be mean too.
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#14 Feb 08 2011 at 8:43 PM Rating: Default
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Transmigration wrote:
Seikninkuru wrote:
Learn to google, jesus christ.
Learn to speak when spoken to, Peasant.
He's got a point, even if it's not a tactful one.
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#15 Feb 08 2011 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
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I bought 4 for 11€ each, they are now out of stock though
#16Seikninkuru, Posted: Feb 08 2011 at 10:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ah I see, I'm a peasant because of my post count not because a simple google search wouldn't return multiple hits on less than $30 dollar purchases of FFXIV. I'm so uncultured.
#17 Feb 08 2011 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Seikninkuru wrote:
Ah I see, I'm a peasant because of my post count not because a simple google search wouldn't return multiple hits on less than $30 dollar purchases of FFXIV. I'm so uncultured.
No, you're a peasant because you posted a crass, albeit factual, statement which warranted a similarly toned retort.



Edited, Feb 8th 2011 11:39pm by bsphil
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#18 Feb 09 2011 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
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yfaithfully wrote:
It had been hovering around $30 for a while, but it's been back up to $40 for at least a week.

And 4 left in stock?

So what do you think is going on? Is it in demand, is SE not shipping any more units, are retailers not buying any more units?

I've been waiting for it to hit $25 to buy (on principle - it's a half-completed game, I'll pay half its MSRP), but it looks like that's not in the cards this year. Anyone seen it cheaper elsewhere?



i got my key off ebay for about $15 US.. not bad at all if i do say so myself..but getting the client...wwweeellll...that was a tad bit harder... seems SE delivers C&D's to anyone who hosts it.. but I dare not mention any place on here Smiley: lol


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Ah I see, I'm a peasant because of my post count not because a simple google search wouldn't return multiple hits on less than $30 dollar purchases of FFXIV. I'm so uncultured.


Know your place :P

Edited, Feb 9th 2011 2:08am by Razzamatazz
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#19 Feb 09 2011 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
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bsphil wrote:
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Ah I see, I'm a peasant because of my post count not because a simple google search wouldn't return multiple hits on less than $30 dollar purchases of FFXIV. I'm so uncultured.
No, you're a peasant because you posted a crass, albeit factual, statement which warranted a similarly toned retort.



Edited, Feb 8th 2011 11:39pm by bsphil

I'm confused as to why it was factual. I posted a link to a shopping.google.com search that yields no FFXIV games for less than $30 (with the exception of an unknown retailer with an image of the PS3 mock-up box and what they are calling a Region 2 PC-DVD).

That search did not lead me to ebgames.com, which apparently sells it pretty cheap in stores where it's available. I learned this from another helpful poster, as I did the tips about buying a license code (or not) on eBay. I see no reason to suspect the original intent of the thread is made irrelevant by a "simple Google search."
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#20 Feb 09 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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no where in portugal i had find cheaper than 50 euros
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Personally, I would look for someone (an XI friend or a real life friend, or something) with a buddy pass laying around, and then finding a client to install.
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#22 Feb 09 2011 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
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I see no reason to suspect the original intent of the thread is made irrelevant by a "simple Google search."

Because a simple Google search would have both undercut your analysis about the game's pricing, and shown you the cheaper offers that you instead had to ask about.

He was a peasant because he was pointlessly rude, not because he was wrong.
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I see no reason to suspect the original intent of the thread is made irrelevant by a "simple Google search."

Because a simple Google search would have both undercut your analysis about the game's pricing, and shown you the cheaper offers that you instead had to ask about.

He was a peasant because he was pointlessly rude, not because he was wrong.

No, he's not a peasant, because that's a classist, obnoxious, inaccurate term, but both of you are rude and wrong.

A "simple Google search" gives me several vendors with FFXIV games for sale for $40. I asked if it could be found for cheaper. A "simple Google search" doesn't yield any cheaper options; hence, you're completely wrong that it does.

Instead, someone linked to a site where I can go buy it in person for $30. That was helpful. That site didn't come up in a Google shopping search - probably because it's not available on-line. That was a worthwhile response.

Others suggested buying the game key (which is not buying the game, per se) from eBay; others suggested not doing this. I think that's a worthwhile discussion for anyone interested in the game. However, checking eBay I didn't find any good deals on game keys ATM, so perhaps the point is moot.
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I'd never buy a CD key from anyone other than the maker of the game I am buying said key for. Chances are, it was stolen from the box or attained using keygen software, both of which means the key could be revoked at any time by the game's maker.

Edited, Feb 9th 2011 8:45pm by Uryuu
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no where in portugal i had find cheaper than 50 euros


I cannot find it anywhere here where i live (México), so i´m SOL for the moment... i want to play :(
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#26 Feb 10 2011 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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MCraine wrote:
but right now I am feeling the exact sense of enjoyment and excitement I felt in 2003 when I was a level 10 in Konstacht Highlands and making a walk from Bastok to San d'Oria for the first time.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:49pm by MCraine



wow your stoned then
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#27 Feb 10 2011 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I feel like a sucker having paid $75 for the collector's edition...on the heels of actually paying for ffxiii. Fool me once, shame on you SE...fool me twice.../cry.
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