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#1 Sep 10 2011 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
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(FOR THOSE THAT DONT LIKE TO READ ENTIRE POSTS, ONLY THE LAST SENTENCE CONTAINS MY ACTUAL QUESTION)

Ok, I confess.. its probably only important to me, nevertheless....

I created my FFXIV account upon launch with an email account that no longer exists and a screen name I no longer use with a password that is no longer attached to anything.

time passes and I take a break from FFXIV. needless to say upon returning it was quite the headache even getting INTO the game, up to an including calling my ISP for them to actually restore an email address that didnt even exist anymore.

That said, my intentions are/question is along the lines of getting my information to line up with the rest of my accounts. So far I have managed to change the email so it now goes to the proper email address and I am able to re delete the one my ISP restored. I have even managed to change my password in order to match the password I use with the rest of my accounts. (some might think its unsafe but its rather elaborate and I have a bad memory. that + OCD = info MUST match or I go crazy). Anyhow what does this leave? The Login ID. Square Enix ID. Whatever you would like to call it.

Now the game is currently free, so at first glance I would think I could just delete the account and create a new one but then I got to thinking "hey" I would lose my toon who is pretty high considering I played since headstart far too hardcore and B) it probably wouldnt work anyhow due to the Square Enix login being tied to the Games seriel key or whatnot.

SO what im asking is where do I change or how can I change my square enix ID? What are my options? I have changed my email info and my password to match, I just need to change my login. Anyone?
#2 Sep 10 2011 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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As far as I am aware, you cannot change your Square Enix ID, sorry.
#3 Sep 10 2011 at 10:19 PM Rating: Default
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RamseySylph wrote:
As far as I am aware, you cannot change your Square Enix ID, sorry.


I tried contacting them via the form in account management so we shall see. What if I cancel my account and create a new one? It says if you cancel and you choose to use a square enix service again you cant use the same email address or square enix ID.

I wouldnt want the same Squeenix ID hence the reason I would be cancelling in the first place, and the email, I would just change to something else other than the one I wanna use prior to cancelling. The question then is A) would it take my toon with it B) if it would (which i may still be able to live with just as a show of just how important this is to me) will I still be able to use the same game, the CE I purchased way back when to make a new toon or would I need an entirely new game?

Sheesh I cant believe something as simple as changing your login ID is made this difficult. What a reason to lose a customer.
#4 Sep 10 2011 at 10:29 PM Rating: Good
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I personally @#%^ed up the name on my ID for a stupid reason as well, but ended up having to live with it.

The reality is, you'd have to buy another copy of the game and register the code. That'd set you back about 20$ these days. You'd lose your character.

If you do figure out a way I'm unaware of to change your ID I'd love to know.

A similar situation happened to me when I registered my 360 version of FFXI, due to a long story I got so fed up with it not being able to be linked to my gold account I Had to make a new silver one just to link to it. Now I can't get any FFXI achievements or be on my normal Live ID while playing. And there seems to be absolutely no way for SE or Microsoft to allow me to swap it over.

Edited, Sep 10th 2011 9:29pm by RamseySylph
#5 Sep 10 2011 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry to hear about your situation. I never personally ever ran into a situation where I used an ID or Username I didn't want. I am fairly adamant about rechecking info before submitting anything. The others are correct though, you will just have to buy another copy of the game and make a different account if you want to change your SE ID. SE isn't the best about going out of their way to make an individual customer happy.

(Off topic, why do you keep referring to your character as 'toon'? This isn't a game made for little kids. Don't take offense to it or anything, it's just a pet peeve of mine I guess. Sounds silly, makes me think your talking about a Disney game or something...Smiley: laugh)

Edited, Sep 11th 2011 1:28am by StateAlchemist
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#6 Sep 11 2011 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
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StateAlchemist the Eccentric wrote:
Sorry to hear about your situation. I never personally ever ran into a situation where I used an ID or Username I didn't want. I am fairly adamant about rechecking info before submitting anything. The others are correct though, you will just have to buy another copy of the game and make a different account if you want to change your SE ID. SE isn't the best about going out of their way to make an individual customer happy.

(Off topic, why do you keep referring to your character as 'toon'? This isn't a game made for little kids. Don't take offense to it or anything, it's just a pet peeve of mine I guess. Sounds silly, makes me think your talking about a Disney game or something...Smiley: laugh)

Edited, Sep 11th 2011 1:28am by StateAlchemist


avatar sound more beastly? its a word thats been used for a long time by people who have years of experience throughout many mmos. I certainly didnt create it, but picked it up in some game, somewhere along the line due to the abundance of use and found it was the more easily used of descriptors when talking about your in game creation. I felt the same way when I first heard it too ill admit. I guess I adopted the "cant beat em join em" stance. Ill place my hard earned dollar it was invented by a wow kid though=p
#7 Sep 11 2011 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
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and yea I'll let ya know what reply I get, its probably going to be "************* which if that is the case, thats what I'll do. The game is still free, so no love lost so to speak. Just was debating on checking back in and due to my OCD with uniformity among other things wouldnt mind having the same ID as the rest of em. sianara(sp) for now!
#8 Sep 11 2011 at 3:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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StateAlchemist the Eccentric wrote:
Off topic, why do you keep referring to your character as 'toon'? This isn't a game made for little kids.

Characters or avatars being referred to as a 'toon' is common everywhere else but XI/XIV. I think it's kinda silly that you'd say this isn't a game for little kids. No offense, but I am absolutely certain that if I showed my 11 year old niece and her 8 year old sister your avatar here on ZAM they'd want to try XIV >_>


Edited, Sep 11th 2011 5:11am by FilthMcNasty
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#9 Sep 11 2011 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
klepp6761 wrote:
avatar sound more beastly? its a word thats been used for a long time by people who have years of experience throughout many mmos. I certainly didnt create it, but picked it up in some game, somewhere along the line due to the abundance of use and found it was the more easily used of descriptors when talking about your in game creation. I felt the same way when I first heard it too ill admit. I guess I adopted the "cant beat em join em" stance. Ill place my hard earned dollar it was invented by a wow kid though=p


FilthMcNasty wrote:
Characters or avatars being referred to as a 'toon' is common everywhere else but XI/XIV. I think it's kinda silly that you'd say this isn't a game for little kids. No offense, but I am absolutely certain that if I showed my 11 year old niece and her 8 year old sister your avatar here on ZAM they'd want to try XIV >_>


Ah. Ok then. I guess I just never played a MMO a lot in which that was the case. Thanks for answering my question. (Why was my prior post defaulted?) Smiley: dubious

Edited, Sep 11th 2011 10:29am by StateAlchemist
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#10 Sep 11 2011 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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The term toon is unfortunately commonplace. I don't appreciate the term, nor do I use it. Character works fine for me, and it's not as if though people do not know of what I speak. Lead by example, unfortunately the trend is not likely to die anytime soon though.
#11 Sep 11 2011 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
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RamseySylph wrote:
Lead by example, unfortunately the trend is not likely to die anytime soon though.

When peoples characters and avatars look like cartoons, probably not.
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Rinsui wrote:
Only hips + boobs all day and hips + boobs all over my icecream

HaibaneRenmei wrote:
30 bucks is almost free

cocodojo wrote:
Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#12 Sep 11 2011 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
RamseySylph wrote:
Lead by example, unfortunately the trend is not likely to die anytime soon though.

When peoples characters and avatars look like cartoons, probably not.


To be honest, even when playing a game like Ragnarok Online, or World of Warcraft, (games where characters more closely resemble cartoon characters, if only for their proportions) it never once occurred to me to refer to my character(s) as a toon until I first encountered the term playing WoW.

Then again, that may be because low poly characters and 3 heads tall sprites do not conjure up images of Roger Rabbit, whereas the word toon does.
#13 Sep 11 2011 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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RamseySylph wrote:
To be honest, even when playing a game like Ragnarok Online, or World of Warcraft, (games where characters more closely resemble cartoon characters, if only for their proportions) it never once occurred to me to refer to my character(s) as a toon until I first encountered the term playing WoW.

Having a head as large as your body, ears that stick out nearly a foot, a tail, cat ears or green skin qualifies as cartoonish to me. It's animated, it isn't based in reality and it has obnoxiously adorable characters. What else would it be compared to?

I just tested my earlier theory in an above post. It will probably take some time for my niece to forgive me and I feel bad, but I had her and her mother thinking that there was a new Pixar film coming out that they hadn't heard of just by showing them screenshots of XIV. Case closed.


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Rinsui wrote:
Only hips + boobs all day and hips + boobs all over my icecream

HaibaneRenmei wrote:
30 bucks is almost free

cocodojo wrote:
Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#14 Sep 11 2011 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
RamseySylph wrote:
To be honest, even when playing a game like Ragnarok Online, or World of Warcraft, (games where characters more closely resemble cartoon characters, if only for their proportions) it never once occurred to me to refer to my character(s) as a toon until I first encountered the term playing WoW.

Having a head as large as your body, ears that stick out nearly a foot, a tail, cat ears or green skin qualifies as cartoonish to me. It's animated, it isn't based in reality and it has obnoxiously adorable characters. What else would it be compared to?

I just tested my earlier theory in an above post. It will probably take some time for my niece to forgive me and I feel bad, but I had her and her mother thinking that there was a new Pixar film coming out that they hadn't heard of just by showing them screenshots of XIV. Case closed.





Aesthetically nothing in Eorzea resembles what one traditionally thinks of as a cartoon.

Green skinned goblins, elves, short, large headed people, beast-person hybrids, etc. have long been a part of fantasy canon. In fact, thousands of years before the advent of the cartoon.

I wouldn't argue that to a layman, there is little distinction.

I was simply stating that, even when playing a game with significantly more cartoon-esque aesthetic qualities, it never occurred to me to refer to a character as a toon, as toon evokes the image of a classic piece of 2D animation at the best, and any of the various characters from Toonville in Who Framed Roger Rabbit at worst.

Edited, Sep 11th 2011 1:29pm by RamseySylph
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