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In retrospect, is the CE worth it?Follow

#1 Apr 07 2011 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
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The CE is $40 at GameStop--twice the price of the SE, but it does have two licenses. However, at release, the CE was not twice the price of the SE, so there was certainly a compelling case for buying it.

I'm tempted to buy the CE because, somewhere down the road if the game ever gets some major improvements, my wife may want to play, but I don't think that's very likely (she's not really a gamer anyway, and her WoW account has been unused for months). I know a lot of you bought the CE just for early access, and obviously that's off the table. Is there anything else in the CE that you can say, "Yeah, 6 months later and I still like this thing, I'd definitely get the CE?" Or is the CE literally filled with crap that makes you feel kinda bad for even owning?

I know I could always sell the second license, but I really don't like selling things on-line, and I don't know anyone in real life who plays on-line games, much less unpopular MMOs.
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#2 Apr 07 2011 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I got it for the Amano package and the little art included on that notebook, it also saved me the trouble of ordering a token...

Look for an unboxing video on youtube and decide.

yfaithfully wrote:
The CE is $40 at GameStop--twice the price of the SE, but it does have two licenses. However, at release, the CE was not twice the price of the SE, so there was certainly a compelling case for buying it.

I'm tempted to buy the CE because, somewhere down the road if the game ever gets some major improvements, my wife may want to play, but I don't think that's very likely (she's not really a gamer anyway, and her WoW account has been unused for months). I know a lot of you bought the CE just for early access, and obviously that's off the table. Is there anything else in the CE that you can say, "Yeah, 6 months later and I still like this thing, I'd definitely get the CE?" Or is the CE literally filled with crap that makes you feel kinda bad for even owning?

I know I could always sell the second license, but I really don't like selling things on-line, and I don't know anyone in real life who plays on-line games, much less unpopular MMOs.

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#3 Apr 07 2011 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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Heck yeah it's worth it!

Even if the game completely and utterly fails, having a Final Fantasy Fourteen collector's edition ten years from now will be like having one of the Zelda CD-i games today!

Best case scenario: you can be happy that you get to invite a friend. Worst case scenario: it can be a tombstone, an epitaph; the perfect final piece in a shelf fourteen items long.

Truly, it's win/win; I wouldn't pass it up for only $40 (that's less than many other standard-edition, new games, anyway)!

Edited, Apr 7th 2011 4:12pm by KaneKitty
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#4 Apr 07 2011 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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The token is probably the best reason now to get the CE - otherwise I would wait until the "second release" we al hope is coming when presumably they will repackage the CE and maybe give us cooler stuff in it.

I ended up using the token, but if you already have tokens from XI it probably isn't worth it for the CE.
#5 Apr 07 2011 at 2:15 PM Rating: Excellent
Whatever the price may be for the CE, consider that $10 of that is for the security token, which is a very wise investment. The rest you may not care about, but you do get a buddy pass and the onion helm, too.
#6 Apr 07 2011 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it the euro CE or US..?
I have the euro version.. I was quite satisfied with the artbook/agenda, the microfiber map and especially the security token.. a little less with the tumbler.. it's not moldy as some people claim to have received it.. but you can't really put anything in it beside freshwater lol..

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#7 Apr 07 2011 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
I have the US CE which I play, and the EU CE because I wanted some of the other stuff. I don't feel either purchase was a waste. Sure you can still find the odd CE box in some stores at a deflated price. But even if this game by some off chance fails, I think I've gotten my monies worth with the extended free service. Obviously I'd prefer the game to make a full and vibrant rebound, but either way I'm happy with my purchases.
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#8 Apr 07 2011 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes it is worth it, for the reasons stated above, just in case you weren't convinced enough. Like the admin said, consider 10$ of that the security token, which you will want to keep you account safe.
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#9 Apr 07 2011 at 7:10 PM Rating: Good
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LillithaFenimore wrote:
Yes it is worth it, for the reasons stated above, just in case you weren't convinced enough. Like the admin said, consider 10$ of that the security token, which you will want to keep you account safe.


The best way to protect an account from theft is to make it evident that it's an FFXIV account.

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#10 Apr 07 2011 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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KaneKitty wrote:
LillithaFenimore wrote:
Yes it is worth it, for the reasons stated above, just in case you weren't convinced enough. Like the admin said, consider 10$ of that the security token, which you will want to keep you account safe.


The best way to protect an account from theft is to make it evident that it's an FFXIV account.

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lol......

no CE was not worth it IMO, security token is nice but anyone who knows their way around a PC would not get their account compromised in the first place.
#11 Apr 07 2011 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
The rest you may not care about, but you do get a buddy pass and the onion helm, too.

Just make sure you register for your onion helm before you start the game. I didn't. I got all excited, logged on, started up my character, and then tried to register for the onion helm. Turns out you can't do that. If you start your character first, the onion helm never pops up in your inventory. So, despite buying the CE, no onion helm for me.

Also, the greatest benefit of an onion helm is that, when you die, it decreases the "rez sickness" time. However, I understand from reading other threads that the benefit scales down as you level up, and disappears entirely at level 10. With the current SP system, you're going to get to level 10 really quickly. I started a 2nd character just to see what it was like with the improved SP, and I got 5 levels from my first leve (I solo'ed it on 4 stars). You'll probably get your first job to level 10 within a day. Although you can still use the onion helm on other jobs until they get to level 10.

All in all, the onion helm is a really nice benefit, especially since new players are still figuring out the game and will die more frequently. But unlike the Hermes Boots -- which apparently still work at higher levels -- you probably won't be using the onion helm when you're at level 40, unless you really like the way it looks.

Good luck! And we're looking forward to (hopefully) having you in the game!
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You've said it yourself: It has two code for register = 2 normal box, but not twice the price. That IMO is the most valuable part. Price two for the price of er, one and a half?
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#13 Apr 07 2011 at 8:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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no CE was not worth it IMO, security token is nice but anyone who knows their way around a PC would not get their account compromised in the first place.


This is incredibly naive. Considering this is an online game, your computer is connected to the internet, and therefore able to become compromised. Hackers have infiltrated government computers and the biggest of banks with millions of dollars invested in their security, and you think you're immune? Wow.
#14 Apr 07 2011 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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no CE was not worth it IMO, security token is nice but anyone who knows their way around a PC would not get their account compromised in the first place.


This is incredibly naive. Considering this is an online game, your computer is connected to the internet, and therefore able to become compromised. Hackers have infiltrated government computers and the biggest of banks with millions of dollars invested in their security, and you think you're immune? Wow.


oh yeah but obviously my computer has top secret info, millions of social security numbers, millions of credit card numbers on it so i constantly have hackers from around the world trying to hack my computer like the pentagon and all major banks!!!!!

WOW!!!



#15 Apr 07 2011 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
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You don't think there's people out there constantly trying to steal your password? Or you won't ever accidently click a link or get infected? Ok, well good for you.

I know my way around a PC myself, have everything updated, use Firefox, don't go to suspicious sites, etc and I'm pretty careful. Just last week, I got an supposed email from my wife that linked to photos, but guess what? Her email was compromised at work and all her contacts got a nice surprise. I had to reformat the whole **** computer because of it. Don't think it can't happen.
#16 Apr 07 2011 at 11:08 PM Rating: Good
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I feel the CE was worth it (as for the game as a whole, that I regret). but the extra money for the helm (like said above, input code before you make your guy), the token, and an extra account should I ever feel like recommending the game to someone seems worth it if you're definitely interested in the game. The journal/certificates are insults though.
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#17 Apr 08 2011 at 7:28 AM Rating: Good
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KujaKoF wrote:
I feel the CE was worth it (as for the game as a whole, that I regret). but the extra money for the helm (like said above, input code before you make your guy), the token, and an extra account should I ever feel like recommending the game to someone seems worth it if you're definitely interested in the game. The journal/certificates are insults though.


How dare you sully the good name of my adventurer certificate! :P. The journal I think is pretty nifty, some good artwork in it. The biggest rewards CE gives are the onion helm (a way to prove "hey i've been here since before launch") the security token, and the 8 days head start over SE. The head start certainly wasn't the only reason I got it, but it was a plus in my book with everything else at the time. Really wish the US copy had that map though D:.

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#18 Apr 08 2011 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
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My son is still trying to sneak into my computer room to nab the CE journal. So I guess my son appreciates the CE. :D
#19 Apr 08 2011 at 9:53 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think it was. But then again, I regret spending any kind of money on this game.
#20 Apr 08 2011 at 11:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't think it was. But then again, I regret spending any kind of money on this game.


I'm telling you guys, it actually is a great collector's item, unlike most of the mass-produced editions of games that are just marketed as such. FFXIV could very well be the Final Fantasy that kills the legendary series - think of its price on eBay some twenty years in the future! - owning a piece of that right there is worth $40 (I really hope it doesn't come to that, though). But then, if they somehow do manage to fix the game, you've one of the cheapest collector's editions around!

I'm actually not being sarcastic; again, I point to the Zelda CD-i games (or Hotel Mario) in one of my earlier posts - these kind of black sheep games are the best CEs you can hope for.

Although I do hope that FFXIV doesn't end up looking as bad as Link did in retrospect.
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#21 Apr 09 2011 at 2:20 AM Rating: Default
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Not really, the only use i have of it, is when i'm getting burned out from WOW, i look at the box, and then i feel energized again <.<
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#22 Apr 09 2011 at 3:04 AM Rating: Good
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Loris wrote:

I know my way around a PC myself, have everything updated, use Firefox, don't go to suspicious sites, etc and I'm pretty careful. Just last week, I got an supposed email from my wife that linked to photos, but guess what? Her email was compromised at work and all her contacts got a nice surprise. I had to reformat the whole **** computer because of it. Don't think it can't happen.

Omg you clicked on one of those "hey look at my pics" or "I can't believe this is you!" links.. ><
Those are what I call social viruses because they infect your pc and then send the link to the virus to all your contacts through email, messenger and facebook.. unbeknownst to you..
They always smelled fishy to me, especially when my non-english speaking friends suddenly begin speaking english.. so I never ever clicked on them..

Since you use firefox, I suggest you to use the WOT (Web of Trust) add-on.. it can tell you if a link is good or bad before you open it..
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#23 Apr 09 2011 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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to be honest in my opinion unless you in love with amano's art like i am its really not worth it at all . the euro edition is better i think but not usable in usa i think. i htink se needs to take a lessonfrom nis america :p at least there jrpg's come with REAL art books and music cd's. but all in all the box art is the really good thing . :p
#24 Apr 11 2011 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the feedback everyone.

On a related note, it seems GameStop no longer has any SE or CE copies available online and they're selling both versions in stores for full-price. Ick.

Amazon and Wal*Mart both have the CE for ~ $55. Does anyone know if you order the SE or CE from Wal*Mart if they'll ship the exclusive map? I'd much rather order from Amazon, but if I could get that map for just a few bucks more (Wal*Mart charges tax) I'd take it.
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#25 Apr 11 2011 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
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FFXIV could very well be the Final Fantasy that kills the legendary series


Ha! Are you kidding? There are plenty of FF fans out there who will absolutely be buying FFXV on release day. Despite FFXIV, despite FFXIII, these fans are still looking for an RPG that includes Japanese art, story telling and original orchestrated music.

You have to know that FFXV is already underway.

http://www.connectedconsoles.com/blog-square-enix-have-ffxv-ideas-says-series-can-go-in-any-direction.cfm
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But the developing giant is already making plans for Final Fantasy XV (yes, 15!), as revealed by XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase.

When asked about the future of the series in the latest issue of Xbox World 360, Kitase admitted: “We’ve got a few ideas for Final Fantasy XV lined up, but there is no singular aim for where we want the series to go. Final Fantasy can go in all directions, each one is very different from the last. The one thing we set out to do is to make sure we tell a story that hasn’t been told before.”


I'll have to admit, "there is no singular aim for where we want the series to go" really sums it up.

I'm not going to pretend that I expect it to be awesome. But I'm sure it's coming, ready-or-not.




#26 Apr 11 2011 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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Torrence wrote:
The token is probably the best reason now to get the CE - otherwise I would wait until the "second release" we al hope is coming when presumably they will repackage the CE and maybe give us cooler stuff in it.

I ended up using the token, but if you already have tokens from XI it probably isn't worth it for the CE.


token is now being used... the only part of my CE I am currently using. Though I wish I had ordered the certificate so I could put it in my office and feel stupid whenever I look at it.
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#27 Apr 11 2011 at 8:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Kitase admitted: “We’ve got a few ideas for Final Fantasy XV lined up, but there is no singular aim for where we want the series to go. Final Fantasy can go in all directions


Oh **** it, that interview scares me. >_<;

"Final Fantasy can go in all directions" ...yes, we've clearly seen that it can plummet downwards against all preconceived odds. Do these guys even remember... ah, forget it. ~_~

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...That said, I'll be grabbing my copy of FFXV on day one (and hopefully not trying to pawn it off the following morning).
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#28 Apr 11 2011 at 8:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Olorinus the Vile wrote:
token is now being used... the only part of my CE I am currently using. Though I wish I had ordered the certificate so I could put it in my office and feel stupid whenever I look at it.


It'd be pretty great to frame and hang it ironically... "I'm an adventurer from Erozea; I just spend considerably more time away from it than you might expect..."
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