Hello all. When the game was free i had gotten a recruit a friend cd key from a friend of mine and i made a FFXIV character and played it quite a bit. When they decided to start charging again i had to take a break as i wasn't financially stable to continue at the time. I am currently looking to start back up and I am not positive if i need to buy a retail copy of the game or if i will be able to just add crysta to reactivate.
On my SE account i can click my character and click reactivate and there are no issues all the way up to the payment method, thats as far as i can go at the moment as i plan to use crysta to pay and i do not have any. On my service overview it says Permanent options, Final fantasy XIV - windows(r), which seems to me as if i do not need to buy a copy of the game.
So basically i am asking those who had used a recruit a friend, did you need to purchase a retail copy to start playing now that they are charging?
a credit card isent an option, and i do not really feel like spending 20 dollars on crysta, then getting to the point of adding it and it telling me "you need to buy the game"... Please help ^^