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#1 May 18 2011 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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in ffxi; when i last played it anyway, you could only go 3 months without using your account before it was frozen or deleted or whatever. that was years ago.

what i want to know is does the same apply for ffxiv? i'm set to be deploying to afghanistan. and want to know if my character will still be here when i get back. i have no problem continuing to pay for it to keep it there, just want to know how they handle unused accounts.
#2 May 18 2011 at 12:04 PM Rating: Good
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Just 3 months? That's crazy. I know people who have gone years not playing WoW and resubscribed to find their characters right where they left them. I myself occasionally play Aion when they have free weekends (to get people with lapsed accounts to check out the new changes), and all of my characters are still there.
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#3 May 18 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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In FFXI, My content ID was still available for my character 3 years after I stopped playing.

Highly doubt FFXIV will be deleting anything...they cannot afford to upset anyone at this point.
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#4 May 18 2011 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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iamicc wrote:
in ffxi; when i last played it anyway, you could only go 3 months without using your account before it was frozen or deleted or whatever. that was years ago.

what i want to know is does the same apply for ffxiv? i'm set to be deploying to afghanistan. and want to know if my character will still be here when i get back. i have no problem continuing to pay for it to keep it there, just want to know how they handle unused accounts.


I remember this, but I believe what they ended up doing is saving character profiles to the PlayOnline IDs and you just needed your proper info/CD Key to recover your character. I don't think it would really serve them any purpose to delete characters due to inactivity, since you'd just **** off an already angry playerbase, not to mention complaints surrounding the fact that you played the game and put the time in, if they delete your character they're effectively stealing your money. So no, probably not. I imagine they may inactivate things but probably would require nothing more than CC info + CD Key on account.
#5 May 18 2011 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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They got rid of the 3 month limit ages ago, I doubt they would have reintroduced it into FFXIV.
Either way, they never permanantly deleted your character, because they held their annual return home to Vana'diel event (which was then made a permanent feature). If you have any problems just phone customer services and they can probably reactivate it for you.
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#6 May 18 2011 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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iamicc wrote:
in ffxi; when i last played it anyway, you could only go 3 months without using your account before it was frozen or deleted or whatever. that was years ago.

what i want to know is does the same apply for ffxiv? i'm set to be deploying to afghanistan. and want to know if my character will still be here when i get back. i have no problem continuing to pay for it to keep it there, just want to know how they handle unused accounts.


also good luck out there and stay safe. Thank you for your service.
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#7 May 18 2011 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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did not know they got rid of the 3 months thing/ liek i said. stopped playing years ago (goin on 4) thanls for the answers. guess i'll just have to wait and see and hope.
#8 May 18 2011 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I deleted all my FFXI characters and cancelled all my content IDs and was able to restore everything very easily after 7 months.

SE will do almost anything they can to let you keep playing their game.
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#9 May 19 2011 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I took a 2 year break in XI and returned with no issues. The 3 month thing is just as far back as their logs go, should your account end up compromised while you are away.
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