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#1 Mar 09 2011 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi I just had a few questions about FFXIV I wanted to clear up before I started playing. I had been reading up about the game, and aside from it's faults I want to give it a chance. There have been a few things that really worried me though.

I had read that they created a new payment system called "crysta". I had also read that this is basically a way for SE to start up an "item shop" or in other words paying real life currency for in game currency, or items. I just wanted to make sure this was not currently in the game, and if anyone knows if SE plans to start this?

#2 Mar 09 2011 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Its not in the game and I dont think it ever will be unless the game ends up in perma-f2p mode.
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#3 Mar 09 2011 at 3:43 AM Rating: Excellent
SE has been fairly adamant against RMT of this nature in XIV. Granted, that was Tanaka, but I kinda doubt Yoshida will go down that road.
#4 Mar 09 2011 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
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The crysta is more a method of putting money aside for ffxiv monthly fees, sorta.

Why they made it so complicated is beyond me though.
#5 Mar 10 2011 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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In order to pay the monthly fee, they made it so instead of paying with dollars, you have to pay with crysta points. So you could buy these crysta points with a credit card, or maybe also buy them at a store on a card. I don't think it wil be used for in game items. Currently the game costs 0 crysta per month.
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#6 Mar 10 2011 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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naytplack wrote:
The crysta is more a method of putting money aside for ffxiv monthly fees, sorta.

Why they made it so complicated is beyond me though.


Its simple, people are more willing to spend using fake currency hence why everyone does it like this. Crysta isn't built for FFXIV but most likely for a bunch of ideas they have planned for the future within the company, and most likely these ideas are in the world of micro transactions, they're just allowing you to use them for paying for FFXIV as well.
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#7 Mar 10 2011 at 2:42 PM Rating: Default
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the payment system is another fault of the game.
#8 Mar 10 2011 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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"Its simple, people are more willing to spend using fake currency hence why everyone does it like this. Crysta isn't built for FFXIV but most likely for a bunch of ideas they have planned for the future within the company, and most likely these ideas are in the world of micro transactions, they're just allowing you to use them for paying for FFXIV as well."

What do you mean by "micro transactions"? Sorry to sound like a moron :p
#9 Mar 10 2011 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Micro-transactions in MMO's mostly refer to buying equipment, items, the ability to play different races or classes, new dungeons and areas etc. with real money. This is mostly supported in MMOs with F2P (Free to Play) models, like LotRO or DDO.

Edit: Unless he meant like the last 6 "expansions" in FFXI, which are more like DLC (Paying $5 for a scenario, as opposed to a micro-transaction like $1 for however many health potions.)

Edited, Mar 10th 2011 2:33pm by superdupernuker
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#10 Mar 10 2011 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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ok so gennerally everyone is saying the same thing.

1. No you cannot buy item's / gil off SE at the moment.

2. Don't think its going to happen in the future.

#11 Mar 10 2011 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
millenniumed wrote:
ok so gennerally everyone is saying the same thing.

1. No you cannot buy item's / gil off SE at the moment.

2. Don't think its going to happen in the future.



Nobody knows for 100% certain, but it is a pretty safe bet.
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