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#1 Jun 18 2011 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
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http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/news/detail?newsId=d9a2505bfc76dc3ae993524ea3d45b69f50ea559

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During the times listed below, ClickandBuy will be unavailable due to maintenance at the following time. During this period, users may be unable to perform the following:

- Purchase Square Enix Crysta using ClickandBuy
- Purchase Security Tokens using ClickandBuy
- Register ClickandBuy as their payment method
- Update their ClickandBuy account information

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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Jun. 20, 2011 from 20:30 to 21:30 (PDT)

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#2 Jun 18 2011 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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It's only 1 hour. They are most likely just doing maintenance. There is absolutely no way that 1.18 will have enough content to make the game worthy of being pay to play yet. I'm not saying the patch won't have a lot, because it probably will. But this game needs more than just 1 patch with "a lot" in it.
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#3 Jun 19 2011 at 2:12 AM Rating: Good
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Expect a date to start charging sometime around the same time as a PS3 release date announcement.

Edited, Jun 19th 2011 1:13am by UltKnightGrover
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#4 Jun 19 2011 at 3:43 AM Rating: Decent
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It's too early
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#5 Jun 19 2011 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
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If they start pay on 1.18 they'll lose at least 50% of current player base and the failure will be a fact.
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#6 Jun 19 2011 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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They would not spring such a thing on the players, I think - not unless they knew they had enough to make people stay/return. One patch, unfortunately, is not enough. Also, Yoshida mentioned somewhere that, while 1.18 will change a relative lot, many others things will remain ongoing.
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#7 Jun 19 2011 at 10:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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This is just a Click and Buy maintenance...god...

They just announced this on Lodestone so people playing FFXIV(and use it) know what's up. The game is free, but if you want to add a char slot or w/e to your account, you still need to verify it through C&B, so them having a maint is making that impossible. Stop seeing the devil in everything SE does...
#8 Jun 19 2011 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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So if we lost 25% of the player base from Feb to june(which at this point are the dedicated players) while its FREE why in the **** do you think they would start charging with this patch. I mean we are getting auto attack and 2 instanced dungeons. thats not gonna make it worth money yet : P

Edited, Jun 19th 2011 2:18pm by tpgsoldier
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#9 Jun 19 2011 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
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They will not start charging at 1.18 relax. Why is it every time SE say something it's automatically made a negative. As for P2P can't say i would loose sleep if it's started. BUT it's not, yet.
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#10 Jun 19 2011 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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TwiddleDee wrote:
They will not start charging at 1.18 relax. Why is it every time SE say something it's automatically made a negative.


To be fair, no one said it was a negative. In fact, the OP didn't even say it was going to happen, rather they just pointed us to the maintenance news and posed the question. I think it was a pretty silly question in all seriousness, as no company in their right mind would try charging for a game in this state.
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#11 Jun 19 2011 at 8:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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BartelX wrote:
I think it was a pretty silly question in all seriousness, as no company in their right mind would try charging for a game in this state.


By that logic... no company in their right mind would have released FFXIV in the state it was in at launch. SE has taken a lot of steps regarding XIV that were either backwards or in the wrong direction since testing started. I agree that the maintenance wasn't cause for alarm about subscription fees though. To be honest, I don't ever see this game going to a subscription model.
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