My GF has decided she wants to give FFXIV a try. Since it's too late to sign her up for P4 I'm planning on letting her use my account to try it out. My question is will we be able to log on to the same account at the same time on 2 different PCs? I'm fine letting her run around during P4, but it would suck if she got into it but lost any progress because her character is on my account.
You only need one Square-Enix account. You need two copies of the game.
To the best of my knowledge you can have multiple characters but not playing at the same time.
Just like FFXI you would need multiple SquareEnix accounts to play simultaneously.
Either FFXI or FFXIV requries only one
Square-Enix account. You only ever need *ONE* Square-Enix account (this is the account you use to access the website and your log-in information).
To play multiple accounts at the same time for FFXI you needed as many POL IDs that had their own FFXI codes registered. If you wish to dual box then you'll need two codes. If you want to tri-box then you'll need 3 codes, etc. If you have no desire to multi-box but want to play on a console you could do so at any time but you could NOT be logged into two places at the same time.
To play multiple accounts at the same time for FFXIV you need however many FFXIV codes you want registered. If you wish to dual box then you'll need two codes. If you want to tri-box then you'll need 3 codes, etc. If you have no desire to ever multi-box you can register your PS3 copy and MERGE it with your PC copy via inputting the codes there -- this will allow you to play the PC the PS3 version but not at the same time. If you wish to play a PC version AND a PS3 at the same time then you need to create a new FFXIV account and link your PS3 code to that
Absolutely nothing's changed on the multi-box front (except for the PS3 + PC debacle because PS3 requires a code to be registered to your Sony ID): if you want to multi-box you need two copies of the game (or two codes).
EDIT: Further explained because the terminology they use throws people off. They state it plainly but people get thrown off by "Square-Enix account" and assume they only need one. It's gotten so many people confused that they've told people "Yeah you can multiple box with multiple characters no prob since you only need the one Square-Enix account" and there's a LOT of poor people like above that believe come launch they can play with their SO just buy buying one copy of the game. Edited, Jul 30th 2013 9:13pm by Viertel