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#1 Nov 03 2011 at 10:38 PM Rating: Good
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Hello everyone,

About a year ago I participated in the FFXIV beta and was disappointed. Therefore I went back to FFXI. Now that SE has announced the changes they plan to make for FFXIV, I have decided that I would pick up FFXIV.

I went to multiple stores today and they said that they were not allowed to sell FFXIV because of some issues with the servers? I'm sorry if this has been posted already, I have tried searching and found nothing. Does anyone know if this is true? That the stores were told not to sell any more copies due to servers? Because I find it hard to believe that a little server downtime equates to pulling all the games off the shelf.

If it is true, does anyone have a general idea of when the stores will be able to sell the game again?

Thanks for any help,

Chris
#2 Nov 03 2011 at 10:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Buy it online.

It won't be on retail shelves again until the ver2.0 box hits shelves in over a year.
#3 Nov 03 2011 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the reply,

Guess I'll just buy it from Amazon.
#4 Nov 04 2011 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
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they took it off the shelves o.O lol
#5 Nov 04 2011 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
A quick search turned up in-stock boxed sets are three stores within 5 miles of me. Granted GameStop isn't carrying it, but Walmart has it on their shelf (visually confirmed last night) and the is an EBGames at the mall that has it in stock. If you want to save yourself shipping costs check out the "In Stock" search on GameStop's website to track down nearby copies - but I recommend calling ahead to confirm as it is not always 100% accurate.
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#6 Nov 04 2011 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
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and make sure its a new copy, I have seen them selling used copys of ffxi
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#7 Nov 04 2011 at 11:39 AM Rating: Excellent
Leane wrote:
and make sure its a new copy, I have seen them selling used copys of ffxi

O.o isn't that illegal?
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#8 Nov 04 2011 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
StateAlchemist of Amestris wrote:
Leane wrote:
and make sure its a new copy, I have seen them selling used copys of ffxi

O.o isn't that illegal?


Depends - reselling a license to use the software is illegal, but reselling the install media is not.
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#9 Nov 07 2011 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
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I saw a copy in Gamestop for $15 a few months back. After the 1.20 update I went back and it had a new sticker on it, $29.99. Bust buy seems to have raised the price on it too, was $29.99 now $39.99. Those are in-store prices, I dunno what the online prices look like.

On that note... when are we gonna see this game on Steam?

Edited, Nov 7th 2011 5:11pm by reptiletim
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#10 Nov 07 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Default
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RamseySylph wrote:
It won't be on retail shelves again until the ver2.0 box hits shelves in over a year.


2.0 won't be in a box, it's a downloaded patch.
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#11 Nov 07 2011 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
RamseySylph wrote:
It won't be on retail shelves again until the ver2.0 box hits shelves in over a year.


2.0 won't be in a box, it's a downloaded patch.



Wrong. It's going to be a downloaded patch for people who have bought it already, it will be in a box in early 2013 for PC and PS3.
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#12 Nov 07 2011 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
FilthMcNasty wrote:
RamseySylph wrote:
It won't be on retail shelves again until the ver2.0 box hits shelves in over a year.


2.0 won't be in a box, it's a downloaded patch.



Wrong. It's going to be a downloaded patch for people who have bought it already, it will be in a box in early 2013 for PC and PS3.


Ahh, ok. I hadn't checked the outline, just the roadmap but either way the OP is looking to get the game now so it wouldn't affect them anyway I guess.
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