Actually I was asking for a way to try the game before buying it.
Its exactly what I said and Its what Buddy Passes come in the boxes for.
Thank you anyway though for dedicating your time to being as helpful and hilarious as those "Let me Google that for you" people.
I doubt you'll have much luck with one of these since they came with the Collector's Edition. They're well over a year old now (almost a year and a half), so most won't have them laying around anymore. The game is 19.99$ on most online stores, and may be even cheaper in some local stores.
I'd honestly recommend to just stay away until 2.0 approaches, then picking up a discounted copy. The server populations have been dwindling down for awhile making the game painful for newer players. 2.0 would be the best time to check it out, or upon PS3 release (if it ever happens), since there should be an influx of new players.
I had no idea that only the collector's editions came with Buddy Passes. I had bought so many copies of FFXI and they all came with buddy passes so it didn't really cross my mind.
Its not that I mind spending the money its just that I just recently quit my last MMO and I would rather try games out before dishing out cash if I can. I'm sure thats understandable.
I don't think I can rule FFXIV out as a possible candidate for my possible next MMO for as long as it will take 2.0 to release but Thanks a lot for the normal reply and for the info. Edited, Feb 6th 2012 3:19am by Excorsair