Archmage Callinon wrote:
But you understand what I'm saying right? In order for something to be a free trial, it has to NOT have a cost associated with it. There is no way to play this game without paying for it first (outside of open beta), and therefore there is no free trial of this game.
The purchase of the game includes some game time. Whether you want to consider that time to be part of the box price (I do) or if you want to consider the box to be $15 more expensive and the game time is free, doesn't really matter. But it is, in no way, a trial.
It's called a free trial because we're talking about subscription billing and it refers to the period that is NOT charged for, and therefore free. Sure you can say "Buy this product and get a subscription to the service for free" but it's understood that you are getting a month's subscription for no charge.
I understand what you're saying, but I think you also understand what he was saying
taken from the otehr thread
Producer and Director Yoshida here.
I apologize for the delay in preparing various announcements.
With the beginning of official service on 8/27, we will be implementing a two-week long Welcome Back Campaign for those of you who have a FFXIV 1.0 service account, regardless if you are a Legacy Member or if you have Collector’s Edition/Standard Edition. During this time period you can try out FFXIV: ARR for free, so please take this opportunity to check out the game!
Once the date draws closer we will be announcing the details on the Lodestone as well as sending out an email from the development team.
That's lame. Thanks for the info though Edited, Jul 27th 2013 7:42pm by FilthMcNasty
Only hips + boobs all day and hips + boobs all over my icecream
30 bucks is almost free
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.