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#1 Feb 14 2011 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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can anyone help me out, i lost everything i own in a house fire including the ffxiv cd. i just finally got a new computer and i cant find a download for the game anywhere. can anyone help me?
#2 Feb 14 2011 at 11:52 PM Rating: Good
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torrent it, http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6060827/Final_Fantasy_XIV_%2814%29_US_Version

i used that to DL the game, worked great, and finished in about an hour.
#3 Feb 15 2011 at 3:16 AM Rating: Default
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Personally, I would never suggest third party torrents. They are far too easily manipulated, especially considering the fact torrent software can be easily manipulated to perform DDoS attacks simply by adding in a false tracker directing your pc to connect to their target site...as well as other, more dangerous risks like hidden trojans and such.
#4 Feb 15 2011 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Really sorry to hear you had that happen to you. If you were insured then maybe the costs for everything you lost should be covered. Would be safer to go out and buy a new copy and then claim money back when the insurance company deems it ok to pay up.
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#5 Feb 16 2011 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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Uryuu wrote:
Personally, I would never suggest third party torrents. They are far too easily manipulated, especially considering the fact torrent software can be easily manipulated to perform DDoS attacks simply by adding in a false tracker directing your pc to connect to their target site...as well as other, more dangerous risks like hidden trojans and such.

Nonsense. There are always risks when dealing with the Internet but torrents are relatively safe and there is no reason to avoid them entirely.
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#6 Feb 16 2011 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Omena wrote:
Uryuu wrote:
Personally, I would never suggest third party torrents. They are far too easily manipulated, especially considering the fact torrent software can be easily manipulated to perform DDoS attacks simply by adding in a false tracker directing your pc to connect to their target site...as well as other, more dangerous risks like hidden trojans and such.

Nonsense. There are always risks when dealing with the Internet but torrents are relatively safe and there is no reason to avoid them entirely.


I have been using a torrented FFXIV ISO with no problems. Go for it.
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#7 Feb 16 2011 at 7:26 AM Rating: Good
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I said I wouldn't suggest it, not that it was guaranteed to be unsafe. There's many other ways one can manipulate a "safe" torrent into something malicious, though. For instance, they can use it to attempt to backdoor your router while the torrent file is active. If you ever see a single "this torrent is unsafe" thing, it means it is unsafe, regardless of how many people try to tell you differently.
#8 Feb 16 2011 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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Uryuu wrote:
I said I wouldn't suggest it, not that it was guaranteed to be unsafe. There's many other ways one can manipulate a "safe" torrent into something malicious, though. For instance, they can use it to attempt to backdoor your router while the torrent file is active. If you ever see a single "this torrent is unsafe" thing, it means it is unsafe, regardless of how many people try to tell you differently.


Just because it has a mark in "unsafe" does not make it unsafe. It just means someone labeled it "unsafe" which has as much creditability as someone marking it "safe".
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