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#1 Aug 17 2011 at 3:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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First launched on March 8th, 2011, the official FINAL FANTASY XIV forums beta service has hosted a wide range of spirited discussions while serving as a point of contact between the community and the FINAL FANTASY XIV team. Today, we are pleased to announce that the forums have exited beta and gone into full service!

Proceed to the official FINAL FANTASY XIV forums.

Peruse the details of updated forum features.
#2 Aug 17 2011 at 3:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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...and ZAM actually managed to sneak in their item database. Impressive.

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And even more impressive as the ZAM database lists a lot of DoW weapons as favoring DoM... (examples: Iron Bhuj, Iron Falchion etc...). And Vulture Flys as armor. And still misses all the new rare/ex weapons and equipment.

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How did you manage to convince SE?!

Edited, Aug 17th 2011 5:29am by Rinsui
#3 Aug 17 2011 at 6:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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Rinsui wrote:
...and ZAM actually managed to sneak in their item database. Impressive.

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And even more impressive as the ZAM database lists a lot of DoW weapons as favoring DoM... (examples: Iron Bhuj, Iron Falchion etc...). And Vulture Flys as armor. And still misses all the new rare/ex weapons and equipment.

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How did you manage to convince SE?!

Edited, Aug 17th 2011 5:29am by Rinsui


Quality isn't necessarily a priority?

Still, official forums is a major step up from what we had before and exiting beta means they are here to stay. I half expected it to go away like the first time around all those years ago.
#4 Aug 17 2011 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
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Does the item tag usage mean ZAM will get item info direct from the source or will you have to continue to .dat mine?
#5 Aug 17 2011 at 8:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Quality isn't necessarily a priority?

You should go into PR management.
#6 Aug 17 2011 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
So SE will link to an item database that only a few people use as long as zam promotes SE's forums?!?
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#7 Aug 17 2011 at 8:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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The Item database is linked from the official SE forums cause.....

SE actually owns Zam!

(>.>)(<_<)
#8 Aug 17 2011 at 9:26 AM Rating: Excellent
They went live with a broken feature? Not surprising.

The Official Forum now redirects you to a page where you select your Main Character. But for some people, including myself, the stars will not highlight and the Main Character cannot be selected.

I have been locked out of the forums since they implemented this feature and I cannot even log-in to inform them. Of course I have customer service on speed dial nowadays but my patience for troubleshooting FFXIV's glitches is long been depleted.
#9 Aug 17 2011 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know exactly why they are only allowing people to login if they have actively played in the last 30 days?

What about returning players?
What about enquiries from interested new players?
What about players who have technical issues and can't login for some reason?
What about players who in the future need to stop playing for 30+ days?

Why do they want to exclude these people that may have a valid need to use the official forums?
The dumbest threads and comments often come from active players not just non-players, moderators will still have to moderate these fools so why can't they just moderate everyone else as well?

Don't SE want any feedback from people who may want to play FFXIV and find out what they would like to see in the game?
Just listening to the opinions of the current (tiny) playerbase seems very shortsighted indeed.


#10 Aug 17 2011 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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NumptyHunter wrote:
Does anyone know exactly why they are only allowing people to login if they have actively played in the last 30 days?

What about returning players?
What about enquiries from interested new players?
What about players who have technical issues and can't login for some reason?
What about players who in the future need to stop playing for 30+ days?

Why do they want to exclude these people that may have a valid need to use the official forums?
The dumbest threads and comments often come from active players not just non-players, moderators will still have to moderate these fools so why can't they just moderate everyone else as well?

Don't SE want any feedback from people who may want to play FFXIV and find out what they would like to see in the game?
Just listening to the opinions of the current (tiny) playerbase seems very shortsighted indeed.


That's terrible! So they're forcing us to pay just to log i- oh wait the game's still free and anybody who ever bought it could just log in if they wanted to. I guess it could be a problem months and months from now, assuming I wanted to troll the forums of a game that I quit playing...

Maybe there's no reason for SE to listen to non-players because their feedback won't be addressing current issues. The game is changing drastically all the time. When a player returns after a six month break, I usually hear either, "Wherez the Awkshion Hoouuuse!?" or, "Ah want Chawkaboez!" Which, while these desires do have some merit, they are suggestions that are by and large useless both to game discussion and SE, to whom such old points are dead horse pulp.
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#11 Aug 17 2011 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
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KaneKitty wrote:
NumptyHunter wrote:


That's terrible! So they're forcing us to pay just to log i- oh wait the game's still free and anybody who ever bought it could just log in if they wanted to. I guess it could be a problem months and months from now, assuming I wanted to troll the forums of a game that I quit playing...

Maybe there's no reason for SE to listen to non-players because their feedback won't be addressing current issues. The game is changing drastically all the time. When a player returns after a six month break, I usually hear either, "Wherez the Awkshion Hoouuuse!?" or, "Ah want Chawkaboez!" Which, while these desires do have some merit, they are suggestions that are by and large useless both to game discussion and SE, to whom such old points are dead horse pulp.


This and the fact that there are people that have been adamant that when its time to cough up the cash they will be going somewhere else. I understand what Numpty is saying, but I am more sure that it is for the benefit of the Forums that they would do this. Way too many people with multiple sock puppets trolling the place simply because its free; and while this won't solve the problem, it will change how people act when they have to pay to play and be an active member to contribute to the forums.

Im curious though, how will the rants change when people don't like things like "My little chocobo"? Will they?
#12 Aug 17 2011 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
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Funny, when I expressed concerns about people who don't play getting to decide the direction of the game through the player polls, people blasted me "because SE needs people who don't already like the game to play."

Now anyone who doesn't enjoy playing the game in its current state is automagically a "troll" who doesn't deserve an opinion...
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#13 Aug 17 2011 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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The reason for the 30-day rule is because people were begging for buddy passes then using them to access the forums and troll rather hard.
#14 Aug 17 2011 at 11:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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I haven't logged on in well over 30 days. This encourages me to log on, see the new changes.
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#15 Aug 17 2011 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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Now all the annoying players who talk about the game, months after having "quit" are sure to come here instead. Smiley: dubious
#16 Aug 18 2011 at 5:51 AM Rating: Good
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KaneKitty wrote:
NumptyHunter wrote:
Does anyone know exactly why they are only allowing people to login if they have actively played in the last 30 days?

What about returning players?
What about enquiries from interested new players?
What about players who have technical issues and can't login for some reason?
What about players who in the future need to stop playing for 30+ days?

Why do they want to exclude these people that may have a valid need to use the official forums?
The dumbest threads and comments often come from active players not just non-players, moderators will still have to moderate these fools so why can't they just moderate everyone else as well?

Don't SE want any feedback from people who may want to play FFXIV and find out what they would like to see in the game?
Just listening to the opinions of the current (tiny) playerbase seems very shortsighted indeed.


That's terrible! So they're forcing us to pay just to log i- oh wait the game's still free and anybody who ever bought it could just log in if they wanted to. I guess it could be a problem months and months from now, assuming I wanted to troll the forums of a game that I quit playing...

Maybe there's no reason for SE to listen to non-players because their feedback won't be addressing current issues. The game is changing drastically all the time. When a player returns after a six month break, I usually hear either, "Wherez the Awkshion Hoouuuse!?" or, "Ah want Chawkaboez!" Which, while these desires do have some merit, they are suggestions that are by and large useless both to game discussion and SE, to whom such old points are dead horse pulp.



Yes, but the fact is that anyone with a copy of the game can still login to ffxiv in order to meet the forum login requirements and then go about their trolling business, they don't have to play the game at all!
Also I would like to point out again that on the official forums the worst offenders when it comes to making inane posts and starting inflamatory threads are a handful of active players.

I am just trying to point out that these measures are not going to improve the quality of disscussion in those forums at all, because if people want to troll and flame they still can and it only takes one idiot to de-rail a thread or post an inflamatory thread.
The best way to control trolls and forum behaviour in general is not to completely prevent access to non-players but to implement a system of forum moderators that works (currently there seems to be almost none) and to disallow non-players from posting in specific feedback forums but not those appropriate for new player, returning players etc.

In short banning people who don't behave is a better solution for everyone.




#17 Aug 23 2011 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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They went live with a broken feature? Not surprising.

The Official Forum now redirects you to a page where you select your Main Character. But for some people, including myself, the stars will not highlight and the Main Character cannot be selected.

I have been locked out of the forums since they implemented this feature and I cannot even log-in to inform them. Of course I have customer service on speed dial nowadays but my patience for troubleshooting FFXIV's glitches is long been depleted.


I eventually called support and got to the bottom of this (took about an hour and two disconnect to get an actual person on the phone). The problem was a security setting of somekind on my browser(s). I used both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome at my house, and had no luck selecting a main character.

I logged in through Mozilla Firefox (at my work) and was able to select my main character at the forum login with no problems.

If you are having this problem, try another browser.


#18 Aug 23 2011 at 4:20 PM Rating: Good
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SmashingtonWho wrote:
SmashingtonWho wrote:
They went live with a broken feature? Not surprising.

The Official Forum now redirects you to a page where you select your Main Character. But for some people, including myself, the stars will not highlight and the Main Character cannot be selected.

I have been locked out of the forums since they implemented this feature and I cannot even log-in to inform them. Of course I have customer service on speed dial nowadays but my patience for troubleshooting FFXIV's glitches is long been depleted.


I eventually called support and got to the bottom of this (took about an hour and two disconnect to get an actual person on the phone). The problem was a security setting of somekind on my browser(s). I used both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome at my house, and had no luck selecting a main character.

I logged in through Mozilla Firefox (at my work) and was able to select my main character at the forum login with no problems.

If you are having this problem, try another browser.




I too had this problem but then realized that it was NoScript. Yeah, if you're using Firefox just make sure to allow Lodestone to load properly.
#19 Sep 27 2011 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Having an issue with the forums. I wanted to ask a question about FFXIV however said I didn't log in the past 30 days which is incorrect cause I was just logged in FFXIV for a couple hours playing it.

Anyone know how you fix this issue? Or am I just locked out of the official forums?

Edited, Sep 27th 2011 1:51pm by ZumiPhoenix
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#20 Sep 27 2011 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
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ZumiPhoenix wrote:
Having an issue with the forums. I wanted to ask a question about FFXIV however said I didn't log in the past 30 days which is incorrect cause I was just logged in FFXIV for a couple hours playing it.

Anyone know how you fix this issue? Or am I just locked out of the official forums?

Edited, Sep 27th 2011 1:51pm by ZumiPhoenix


Wowza bump.

Was this the first time you've logged in in 30 days? I don't know how up to the second that functionality of the forum is, I'd give it 24 hours, if still no dice contact customer support.
#21 Sep 27 2011 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I usually play it every time they come out with a new patch but I wanted to try out the grand company thing since they said you need that to get a chocobo in the next patch but there wasn't really info on how to start it or where to go and since I can't post in the forums to get help.

Edited, Sep 27th 2011 2:14pm by ZumiPhoenix
#22 Sep 27 2011 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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ZumiPhoenix wrote:
I usually play it every time they come out with a new patch but I wanted to try out the grand company thing since they said you need that to get a chocobo in the next patch but there wasn't really info on how to start it or where to go and since I can't post in the forums to get help.

Edited, Sep 27th 2011 2:14pm by ZumiPhoenix


The Grand Company headquarters can be entered via the same place you go to enter the market wards, chose Maelstrom Command, Adder's Nest, or Hall of Flames, depending on which city you're in.

You need to be R25 to start the lowest Grand Company quest, R45 is the last one. They mainly center around the two instances currently in the game, though you can complete some of the lead up quests at R25 without doing the instance.

It's currently not possible to join in earnest, any company, but if you're R25 and become a "provisional" member you'll get some seals, and an extra 1000 for the current event going on if you talk to the guy at the desk and choose "small talk."

You'll need 3000 seals once you join the company in earnest to receive a mount, you'll be able to join a Grand Company come patch 1.19 which should be October 4th.
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