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#1 Aug 18 2013 at 9:29 AM Rating: Default
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Hi all,

I'm kinda confused about the early access for ARR. I purchased the game back when 1.0 was active and played for around a month. I also set up a subscription to the game for that length of time.

In 2.0 I have a legacy character (which is my character from 1.0) and that's on a legacy server now in 2.0. My question is, will I get early access at all or do I need to pre order a key and apply it to my account I'm using now? Will SE allow me to register another key on the same account I'm currently using? I'm not sure if I get early access or not. I did play in the other phases of ARR.

Can anyone please confirm?

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#2 Aug 18 2013 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
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You do not have early access if you only paid for one month. Early access is only 4 days so I wouldn't worry about it.

You cannot add another copy of the Windows client to your account, but you can add a PS3 version, which will add 30 days of game-time. That's in addition to the 14 you'll get for free anyways for being a 1.0 player.
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#3 Aug 18 2013 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
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I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.
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PhoenixOmbre wrote:
You do not have early access if you only paid for one month. Early access is only 4 days so I wouldn't worry about it.

You cannot add another copy of the Windows client to your account, but you can add a PS3 version, which will add 30 days of game-time. That's in addition to the 14 you'll get for free anyways for being a 1.0 player.


Thanks,

That's a real shame. I don't own a PS3 console anyway.

Edit: How can I tell if I'm granted early access anyway?

Thanks :)


Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:35pm by darrenuk

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:36pm by darrenuk
#5 Aug 18 2013 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
If you have legacy account status from 1.0, I believe you do get early access. To qualify for a legacy account, you must have been subscribed to the game for 3 or more months in 1.0 after it went pay to play, and applied for the status.

If you don't meet the above criteria, then you don't get early access to the game. You will need to pre-order to get a early access code and then apply it to your account. The key you used when you registered your 1.0 version and the early access code are not related at all, so you should have no trouble.

This flow chart is nifty for deciding on what version to buy:

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#6 Aug 18 2013 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
Bludot wrote:
I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.



Did you preorder the game for an early access code? If not, then you appear to be mistaken.

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 11:38am by pulazka
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Thanks,

Like I said I only subbed for one month I think so I'm not sure if I get early access or not. Is there anyway to check through my SE account?
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All those questions are answered in a sticky on the official forum, which is unfortunately down at the moment. Going by memory because I didn't qualify for legacy status either, I think they sent an e-mail to tell you. But if you didn't pay for 3 months, you don't have the legacy status.
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#9 Aug 18 2013 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
darrenuk wrote:
Thanks,

Like I said I only subbed for one month I think so I'm not sure if I get early access or not. Is there anyway to check through my SE account?


Hmmm, I'm not sure to be honest. I'm not a legacy member ; ;
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You get a big fat LEGACY emblem on your character selection page if you qualified for a legacy account.
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Bludot wrote:
I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.


Unless you pre-ordered ARR or paid for 3 months during 1.0, you do not have early access. You might be mistaking Open beta going on right now for Early Access.
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Arjuncorpse wrote:
Bludot wrote:
I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.


Unless you pre-ordered ARR or paid for 3 months during 1.0, you do not have early access. You might be mistaking Open beta going on right now for Early Access.


I've been reading the information here and it looks like I don't.

So, can I purchase a key and add it to my existing account?

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:47pm by darrenuk
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darrenuk wrote:
Arjuncorpse wrote:
Bludot wrote:
I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.


Unless you pre-ordered ARR or paid for 3 months during 1.0, you do not have early access. You might be mistaking Open beta going on right now for Early Access.


I've been reading the information here and it looks like I don't.

So, can I purchase a key and add it to my existing account?

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:47pm by darrenuk


Yes, you can pre-order a PS3 copy. That will give you access to early play, and you can redeem the 30 days that come with it. If you pre-order a windows version it's the same thing except you can't redeem the 30 days because you can't register 2 Windows copies on the same service account.
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darrenuk wrote:
Arjuncorpse wrote:
Bludot wrote:
I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.


Unless you pre-ordered ARR or paid for 3 months during 1.0, you do not have early access. You might be mistaking Open beta going on right now for Early Access.


I've been reading the information here and it looks like I don't.

So, can I purchase a key and add it to my existing account?

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:47pm by darrenuk


Ya i wondering about this too, from what i understand if u pre order a ps3 copy u can add it to your account. That way u can continue your progression from open beta and get early access. But im not positive on this. So if i added a ps3 key to my account that im currently playing with and have a lvl 20 toon i should be able to continue with that toon into early access with my non legacy 1.0 account.
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So I take it PS3 and PC versions are the same? Like if I play a character on the PC, I can then go and play that character on the PS3 version?
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darrenuk wrote:
So I take it PS3 and PC versions are the same? Like if I play a character on the PC, I can then go and play that character on the PS3 version?


Correct. You just can't log in at the same time.
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Dynamis Interloper pulazka wrote:
Bludot wrote:
I didn't even pay for 1 month in 1.0 and I have early access.



Did you preorder the game for an early access code? If not, then you appear to be mistaken.

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 11:38am by pulazka


Nope didn't pay a cent into 1.0 and didn't do the pre-order either. I have a legacy character and have been playing in the early access this weekend. Up till this morning where I got hit with the 3102 error.

I did purchase the 1.0 CE though.

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#18 Aug 18 2013 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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You get a big fat LEGACY emblem on your character selection page if you qualified for a legacy account.


I'm pretty sure those emblems / tattoos are given to anyone who was in beta. So, they are different than having a legacy account.

edit: tats are given to anyone who was in 1.0 regardless of account standing

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 12:28pm by pulazka
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The tattoo is for every 1.0 characters.

And Bludot, maybe they messed up with your account and gave you early access for some reason or other, I don't want to call you a liar. But please don't spread misinformation. For everyone else, it requires having paid for 3 months.
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#20 Aug 18 2013 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I think it might be because I played in Phase 3.
But other wise nothing I've typed here is false.
And yup I mistook this for early access my bad.

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Now I'm confused.
So I have the 1.0 CE, I didn't pay the 3 months. But I do have a character that has the big LEGACY title beside it. Does this mean I don't get early access?
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#22 Aug 18 2013 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Double post

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 12:20pm by Bludot
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Well according to Pulazka's flow chart I should get early access because I had purchased the 1.0 CE

But where my confusion now lies is in the point that someone has mentioned you needed to have paid for 3 months of game time.

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I played in the other phases and have never been given an icon or logo.

Wasn't the characters wiped from the other phases anyway?

Edit: Ah is that the logo from playing in 1.0? If so, my mistake.

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 4:23pm by darrenuk
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darrenuk wrote:
I played in the other phases and have never been given an icon or logo.

Wasn't the characters wiped from the other phases anyway?


Yes my phase 3 character was removed. But my original 1.0 character from 2010 is still on my account with the LEGACY thing tagged to it.
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So if I'd like to play in early access I have these options:

1: Purchase the Playstation 3 pre order and apply that to my account. Will this allow me to play my existing open beta character (currently level 16) once the early access begins on the PC? I don't own a PS3 console.

2: Register a new SE account and purchase a Windows pre order and play that. I will of course have no 1.0 connections and will need to start a new character.

3: Wait until the official launch and play on the account I have now and the character from the open beta.



Edited, Aug 18th 2013 4:28pm by darrenuk
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Bludot wrote:

Well according to Pulazka's flow chart I should get early access because I had purchased the 1.0 CE


Nope.
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#28 Aug 18 2013 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Bludot wrote:

Well according to Pulazka's flow chart I should get early access because I had purchased the 1.0 CE


Nope.


Indeed 1.0 CE folks just get the items, not early access.
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Dynamis Interloper pulazka wrote:
PhoenixOmbre wrote:
Bludot wrote:

Well according to Pulazka's flow chart I should get early access because I had purchased the 1.0 CE


Nope.


Indeed 1.0 CE folks just get the items, not early access.


Talk about being shafted, so my options of getting early access is to buy a PS3 key and link it to my account on the lodestone then?
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May I remind you all again, it's just 4 days.
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#31 Aug 18 2013 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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May I remind you all again, it's just 4 days.


This. I ended up getting the ARR PS3 CE for the swag ; ; I'm so ashamed.
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Yeah but for a person who is stuck in a house with nothing much to do 4 days ain't bad also considering it will give me 1 month of prepaid game time.
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Yeah, and Mog hat if you pre-order. Can't argue with that Smiley: grin
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SO lets say I preorder the PS3 version. I have a PS3 not crazy about playing on the PS3 though.

But by pre-ordering that and linking it to my current account will I have to play on the PS3 to get early access or will it also unlock it on my PC copy.

***the plot thickens***
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Bludot wrote:
SO lets say I preorder the PS3 version. I have a PS3 not crazy about playing on the PS3 though.

But by pre-ordering that and linking it to my current account will I have to play on the PS3 to get early access or will it also unlock it on my PC copy.

***the plot thickens***


Yes both.
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PhoenixOmbre wrote:
Bludot wrote:
SO lets say I preorder the PS3 version. I have a PS3 not crazy about playing on the PS3 though.

But by pre-ordering that and linking it to my current account will I have to play on the PS3 to get early access or will it also unlock it on my PC copy.

***the plot thickens***


Yes both.


Thank you, you have been incredibly helpful.
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#37 Aug 18 2013 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
This makes me wonder about our in game items.

For example, I pre-ordered the CE for ps3, a physical copy. Will codes come with my physical copy to unlock the ingame swag? Or will it be based on the early access key?
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So should I buy the PS3 copy via PS Store or online from the advert in the launcher?
I'm just wondering how this will link into lodestone account if I buy it on the PS Store.

Edited, Aug 18th 2013 1:19pm by Bludot
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So what happens if you apply a pre order key to a 1.0 account? Windows version I mean not PS3.
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Dynamis Interloper pulazka wrote:
This makes me wonder about our in game items.

For example, I pre-ordered the CE for ps3, a physical copy. Will codes come with my physical copy to unlock the ingame swag? Or will it be based on the early access key?


They are two different things.

The pre-order items are tied to the pre-order code you get by e-mail, and you can register them starting on the 20th.

The CE 1.0 items are already sent to all characters (old and new) via mog mail for owners of 1.0 CE.

The CE 2.0 items will be sent for free to all characters (old and new) via mog mail to owners of the 1.0 CE, probably on release day.

For owners only of 2.0 CE, I guess it'll be a code on a piece of paper with the physical game like it was back in 1.0.
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So if I pre order from the PS store, does it send me the code in an email?
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So if I pre order from the PS store, does it send me the code in an email?


Nope. Apparently the code is included in your purchase and it's all automatic. That's probably the reason why you need to link your PSN account to your SE account the first time you start the game.
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So if I pre order from the PS store, does it send me the code in an email?


Nope. Apparently the code is included in your purchase and it's all automatic. That's probably the reason why you need to link your PSN account to your SE account the first time you start the game.


Grrr... means downloading the game onto the PS3 then. . .
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Bludot wrote:
PhoenixOmbre wrote:
Bludot wrote:
So if I pre order from the PS store, does it send me the code in an email?


Nope. Apparently the code is included in your purchase and it's all automatic. That's probably the reason why you need to link your PSN account to your SE account the first time you start the game.


Grrr... means downloading the game onto the PS3 then. . .


The surefire way to get a pre-order code is to go in person to a Gamestop and not leave without that code printed on your receipt.
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Yeah I have to go out to get groceries guess I can swing by the gamestop a few block over as well.
At this point would it have to be the PS3 version or could I get the code for a PC one?

I have the 1.0 CE for PC.


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Yeah I have to go out to get groceries guess I can swing by the gamestop a few block over as well.
At this point would it have to be the PS3 version or could I get the code for a PC one?

I have the 1.0 CE for PC.


Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:36pm by Bludot



If you pre-order for PC, the problem is that you won't be able to register the product code (the one that will be in the box) to your current SE account. That won't keep you from playing early, or playing at all of course because you already own the game. But you'll lose the 30 days that would have come with your new purchase. Hence why many people pre-order the PS3 version even if they don't intend to play on it.
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PhoenixOmbre wrote:
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Yeah I have to go out to get groceries guess I can swing by the gamestop a few block over as well.
At this point would it have to be the PS3 version or could I get the code for a PC one?

I have the 1.0 CE for PC.


Edited, Aug 18th 2013 3:36pm by Bludot



If you pre-order for PC, the problem is that you won't be able to register the product code (the one that will be in the box) to your current SE account. That won't keep you from playing early, or playing at all of course because you already own the game. But you'll lose the 30 days that would have come with your new purchase. Hence why many people pre-order the PS3 version even if they don't intend to play on it.


Just the answer I was looking for cheers!

I'm going to head out and fix these issues and get dinner sorted.

Thanks for the help!
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So, if I purchase and want to add a pre order key to my 1.0 account for the Windows version, what will happen?
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Just got back from 4 different locations none of them were able to provide a pre-order early access code with purchase.

Needless to say I didn't buy anything.
Bestbuy, Future Shop, EB Games, Game Stop. (Yes I'm Canadian)

So my question now is how are people getting early access to the game? All these shops told me they were releasing the code on the day of release with the product, August 27th.

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I think the flowchart may be a little outdated. It says for a CE 1.0 holder you can buy anything for the early access. However the information provided here seems to contradict that in that SE account management won't allow a second PC code to be entered.

My situation is I own 1.0 CE, am most likely not legacy, and I purchased a digital PC standard version for the pre-order code. I'm hoping the pre-order code is separate to the game code so I can use that for early access and give the game code to a friend. Otherwise I may have to go and buy the PS3 version.

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You do not have early access if you only paid for one month. Early access is only 4 days so I wouldn't worry about it.

You cannot add another copy of the Windows client to your account, but you can add a PS3 version, which will add 30 days of game-time. That's in addition to the 14 you'll get for free anyways for being a 1.0 player.


Its not even 4 days, only 3. The 24th, 25th and 26th. The 27th is launch, so yeah, not even worth it, especially at this point.
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