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#102 Aug 21 2013 at 6:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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There's absolutely no reason not to have test the system before it went live.

I've been the proverbial white knight for SE during a lot of the alpha and beta phases, but sh*t like this? SE deserves every ounce of ridicule they're getting for this issue right now.

Edited, Aug 20th 2013 11:02pm by Catwho

Especially with the whole EU codes sent to NA users again. How many times has this happened now? 3?


It's sad but I am actually agreeing with this. It's now 24 hours later, and I'm still getting Error 3 messages and have not received the email yet...

SE is having major issues with simple things that should not be messed up. It's like there's nobody checking these things before they get released to the public.
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#103 Aug 21 2013 at 6:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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The whole thing is rather depressing.

I preordered back on May 23rd, still no E-mails at all to tell me to register, no E-mail saying my CE has shipped as some others have gotten. A bit more communication would be nice so we can at least be reassured that we will in fact at least be able to play at launch even if we end up missing out on EA.
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I received the email for completing the registration this morning. It looked like the email was sitting in their outbound queue for 9 hours. However when I go to me SE account and attempt to register with the code that they sent, it states the code is for the wrong region.
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Still getting Error Three. I'm not panicing...yet.
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I received the email for completing the registration this morning. It looked like the email was sitting in their outbound queue for 9 hours. However when I go to me SE account and attempt to register with the code that they sent, it states the code is for the wrong region.


I got mine late last night, but getting the wrong region error as well. Doing this thing is just annoying each step of the way.
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#107 Aug 21 2013 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I just decided to buy from the PlayStation store and like magic I am in.
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2013-08-20 23:30 From : FINAL FANTASY XIV
North American/European Pre-Order Redemption Website Issue Notification (Aug. 20)
Currently, listed below are the issues with the North American/European Pre-Order Redemption Website.

-Unable to access the site regularly
-Cases where Early Access Code wasn’t sending out even when registering the Special Item Code
-Early Access Code sent wasn’t the correct code

We are temporarily suspending the Early Access Code system in order to proceed with the investigation.

We will notify everyone when there is progress on the situation.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


I swear they should just make the game launch on the 24th instead of trying to fix the stupid early release code system... it's retarded anyways...

Why do we need to put in a code?!?!?!? shouldn't it just update our accounts so they KNOW we bought it within a certain time frame and therefore just ALLOW early access that way?!?!?!
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#109 Aug 21 2013 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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I said this all along they should have had it running since May/June so it is a slow feed and not everyone going crazy at once. This problem might have happened back in June and right now people would be nothing but excited. Instead they wait 4 days before **** happens and each day makes people panic a little more.
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Just updated the OP again...

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2013-08-20 23:30 From : FINAL FANTASY XIV
North American/European Pre-Order Redemption Website Issue Notification (Aug. 20)
Currently, listed below are the issues with the North American/European Pre-Order Redemption Website.

-Unable to access the site regularly
-Cases where Early Access Code wasn’t sending out even when registering the Special Item Code
-Early Access Code sent wasn’t the correct code

We are temporarily suspending the Early Access Code system in order to proceed with the investigation.

We will notify everyone when there is progress on the situation.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


I swear they should just make the game launch on the 24th instead of trying to fix the stupid early release code system... it's retarded anyways...

Why do we need to put in a code?!?!?!? shouldn't it just update our accounts so they KNOW we bought it within a certain time frame and therefore just ALLOW early access that way?!?!?!
That'd be too much work for them it seems.
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#111 Aug 21 2013 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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There's absolutely no reason not to have test the system before it went live.

Edited, Aug 20th 2013 11:02pm by Catwho


Why sure there is! I see it all the time.

Development team took too long to build the code? Can't go over schedule, just skip testing to meet the deadline!

Is the project over budget due to mis-management of resources? Skip testing to save loads of money! (not really)

Oh and dont worry about testing Bubba's code, it always works anyway!

Theres many more but those are the usual suspects I've seen. Software companies just dont take quality seriously anymore..
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btw is this how it looks after you register?

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#113 Aug 21 2013 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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btw is this how it looks after you register?

http://i.imgur.com/Y5gnAfW.png


I wish I knew for sure lol... I have been trying to register since yesterday morning.
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#114 Aug 21 2013 at 7:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hairspray wrote:

Why do we need to put in a code?!?!?!? shouldn't it just update our accounts so they KNOW we bought it within a certain time frame and therefore just ALLOW early access that way?!?!?!


Listen buddy, we don't need all that "forward thinking" stuff around here. That'll get you in trouble 'round these parts.
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btw is this how it looks after you register?

http://i.imgur.com/Y5gnAfW.png


Mine looks like that too even though I was still getting an Error 3 at 6am this morning. I swear Final Fantasy players never sleep.

Hope that means it took. I'm getting ready to say **** it.
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btw is this how it looks after you register?

http://i.imgur.com/Y5gnAfW.png


I wish I knew for sure lol... I have been trying to register since yesterday morning.
It just showed up when I clicked on my profile on the site. No clue if it was an error or not. Course it most likely is as I registered on the NA early access site and in the pic it's EU lol
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Just updated the OP again...

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2013-08-20 23:30 From : FINAL FANTASY XIV
North American/European Pre-Order Redemption Website Issue Notification (Aug. 20)
Currently, listed below are the issues with the North American/European Pre-Order Redemption Website.

-Unable to access the site regularly
-Cases where Early Access Code wasn’t sending out even when registering the Special Item Code
-Early Access Code sent wasn’t the correct code

We are temporarily suspending the Early Access Code system in order to proceed with the investigation.

We will notify everyone when there is progress on the situation.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


I swear they should just make the game launch on the 24th instead of trying to fix the stupid early release code system... it's retarded anyways...

Why do we need to put in a code?!?!?!? shouldn't it just update our accounts so they KNOW we bought it within a certain time frame and therefore just ALLOW early access that way?!?!?!
That'd be too much work for them it seems.


I don't even think it's a "this would be hard" issue. Whether they implement the process in June or August it's the same amount of work. Potentially less work if they get it done early and don't have to pay their people more and burn them out working extra hours during crunch time.

It just seems like they don't think of Murphy's law, or consider the customer when planning things out.

Even if the process had worked perfectly, they've had people confused and mildly stressed about entering (and not misplacing) their pre order codes for months, instead of confidently awaiting launch knowing they'd get their early access and virtual swag.
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#118 Aug 21 2013 at 7:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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There's no excuse for this system not being in place at the same time pre-orders became available. Additionally... there's no reason inputting a code on this page should have to give you another code to input on another page.

That's just silly.

And by waiting until the last minute to put the site up, they were inviting problems like server overloading and bugs that nobody bothered to test for. Now they have to scramble to fix this in time. There are going to be a lot of people legitimately ****** off if they lose out on early access time because of this kind of incompetence; I will be one of them.

I pre-ordered directly from SE. I selected PC digital collector's edition when I did that. They emailed me a code....... why could I not just use that code to register a PC collector's edition pre-order to my account? Why does this need to be difficult?
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SuikodenXXX wrote:
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btw is this how it looks after you register?

http://i.imgur.com/Y5gnAfW.png


I wish I knew for sure lol... I have been trying to register since yesterday morning.
It just showed up when I clicked on my profile on the site. No clue if it was an error or not. Course it most likely is as I registered on the NA early access site and in the pic it's EU lol

Yea I got the same thing NA but EU site for my profile. Also I have it for PS3 but it says PC which I heard from ever other PS3 player saying the same thing.
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Sometimes I just wonder with the year of major financial losses if SE has the resources anymore. I am starting to feel like this game is being rushed out the door so they can collect some revenue. They cant charge for the games till they ship. All the errors this weekend and the game comes out in a couple days. Not enough servers, obviously not enough people to even keep an eye on the servers on a beta weekend. Something just does not feel right anymore with SE.
There making a joke out of themselves and yea the game is good but they are turning off allot of potential customers here. I am really starting to worry about SE future if they dont turn things around. They also have allot of good game sin the pipeline which they dont seem to want to put release dates on.


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I agree that the way Square is handling this is iffy.

At the same time I know that technology does not always cooperate with what you want it to do so problems are bound to come up, and especially when they had no clue that the player base would be so massive. But they've been doing this long enough to be able to be better prepared for something like this. As for the codes, I ordered my game directly from Square so I received a code in my confirmation email, but considering the problems with the registration page I haven't been able to do anything with it. Now I'm playing a waiting game.
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There's no excuse for this system not being in place at the same time pre-orders became available. Additionally... there's no reason inputting a code on this page should have to give you another code to input on another page.

That's just silly.

And by waiting until the last minute to put the site up, they were inviting problems like server overloading and bugs that nobody bothered to test for. Now they have to scramble to fix this in time. There are going to be a lot of people legitimately ****** off if they lose out on early access time because of this kind of incompetence; I will be one of them.

I pre-ordered directly from SE. I selected PC digital collector's edition when I did that. They emailed me a code....... why could I not just use that code to register a PC collector's edition pre-order to my account? Why does this need to be difficult?


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But then again SE MMOs and overly complicated registration/billing processes that fail regularly go together like PB and J.


Got to quote myself Smiley: lol

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I agree that the way Square is handling this is iffy.

At the same time I know that technology does not always cooperate with what you want it to do so problems are bound to come up, and especially when they had no clue that the player base would be so massive. But they've been doing this long enough to be able to be better prepared for something like this. As for the codes, I ordered my game directly from Square so I received a code in my confirmation email, but considering the problems with the registration page I haven't been able to do anything with it. Now I'm playing a waiting game.



I agreed and your are right this is nothing new to them. Its like a computer security company being hacked really.
My fear is this game is going to be launched with all these problems because without the revenue from the sales of FFXIV they cant fix them. This will hurt the game long term by loosing customers. If they turn the servers on this weekend and it is the same all **** is going to break loose. There are only limited mmo players and really SE cant afford mistakes like this or the bad publicity like they had last week. I just hope the real problem is there are way more players than they expected but that can also be a bdad thing because now they put a bad taste in way more players mouths.

I am just worried because I have been on FFXI for so long and if FFXIV fails it will take SE right under with it this time. It may be a great game this time but it could fail because of other reasons, allot of good games fail.


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As I see it people are just overreacting a bit. I have faith that SE will fix the problem in time for everybody (most ppl) to enjoy Early Access. Can't we just look at the bright side and see that many have enjoyed Phase 4 and seem to be (too) eager to get into Early Access? Smiley: lol
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Related to all this: early access on the 24th. So far so good. But does anyone know a time? 24th of August, 0:00 in Japan?

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As I see it people are just overreacting a bit. I have faith that SE will fix the problem in time for everybody (most ppl) to enjoy Early Access. Can't we just look at the bright side and see that many have enjoyed Phase 4 and seem to be (too) eager to get into Early Access? Smiley: lol


They cant possibly know that until the servers come back on if they fixed the problem without testing them. allot of times it takes along time to go through code just even find a problems let alone how many problems actually popped up.
I would have had more confidence if they would have pushed the launch day back a little. am I going to still buy the game yes because I like it.. will I sit through a month of problems that I am paying for, maybe not.



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As I see it people are just overreacting a bit. I have faith that SE will fix the problem in time for everybody (most ppl) to enjoy Early Access. Can't we just look at the bright side and see that many have enjoyed Phase 4 and seem to be (too) eager to get into Early Access? Smiley: lol


Error 3102 and its handling damaged my faith in SE's ability to do their job correctly I'm afraid.

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Related to all this: early access on the 24th. So far so good. But does anyone know a time? 24th of August, 0:00 in Japan?


Someone in another thread said 2:01am PST, same time all the beta phases started. Apparently that's the new JP midnight.
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My fear is this game is going to be launched with all these problems because without the revenue from the sales of FFXIV they cant fix them.


This wont be an issue because of....

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I am just worried because I have been on FFXI for so long and if FFXIV fails it will take SE right under with it this time. It may be a great game this time but it could fail because of other reasons, allot of good games fail.


This ^

SE is fully aware of the potential future losses of their company should this project collapse. That being said, there is absolutely no way they don't provide the team working on this game will every penny and resource necessary to keep their brand afloat and turn this into a success. You think SE is willing to risk their brand being tanked so much that they'd watch this whole thing go under without giving that team what they need? No way... whatever direction FF goes has a huge influence on the direction that SE goes. One would even dare say that where FF goes, SE goes with it.


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I wonder if someone's trying to use a program to try different codes?


That I would not doubt in the slightest. They've had plenty of time to get a code and make a quick script, especially with how simply formatted the code is.

RMT trying to get ahold of several thousand early access accounts to get the business rolling. Bizarre. But entirely possible. Unfortunately.
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My fear is this game is going to be launched with all these problems because without the revenue from the sales of FFXIV they cant fix them.


This wont be an issue because of....

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I am just worried because I have been on FFXI for so long and if FFXIV fails it will take SE right under with it this time. It may be a great game this time but it could fail because of other reasons, allot of good games fail.


This ^

SE is fully aware that the potential future losses of their company should this project collapse that there is absolutely no way they don't provide the team working on this game will every penny and resource necessary to keep their brand afloat and turn this into a success. You think SE is willing to risk their brand being tanked so much that they'd watch this whole thing go under without giving that team what they need? No way... whatever direction FF goes has a huge influence on the direction that SE goes. One would even dare say that where FF goes, SE goes with it.


See that's the problem They may not have time and it may not be their choice. This game was done on investors money and they maybe pressuring the company. What do you do if you dont have the money to finish the game. You release it hopping for the best. The financial problems with SE are not secret just Google it. They are a public company and their financials are out there. They dont even have the resources to put up a server to take early access codes let alone fix the problem with it. You really think they will fix all the FFXIV server issues in time when they cant fix a simple registration server?

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My fear is this game is going to be launched with all these problems because without the revenue from the sales of FFXIV they cant fix them.


This wont be an issue because of....

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I am just worried because I have been on FFXI for so long and if FFXIV fails it will take SE right under with it this time. It may be a great game this time but it could fail because of other reasons, allot of good games fail.


This ^

SE is fully aware that the potential future losses of their company should this project collapse that there is absolutely no way they don't provide the team working on this game will every penny and resource necessary to keep their brand afloat and turn this into a success. You think SE is willing to risk their brand being tanked so much that they'd watch this whole thing go under without giving that team what they need? No way... whatever direction FF goes has a huge influence on the direction that SE goes. One would even dare say that where FF goes, SE goes with it.


See that's the problem They may not have time and it may not be their choice. This game was done on investors money and they maybe pressuring the company. How do you do if you dont have the money to finish the game. You release it hopping for the best. The financial problems with SE are not secret just Google it. They are a public company and their financials are out there. They dont even have the resources to put up a server to take early access codes let alone fix the problem with it. You really think they will fix all the FFXIV server issues in time when they cant fix a simple registration server?



The server issues have already been fixed according to Yoshi, http://forum.square-enix.com/ARR-Test/threads/110037-Regarding-Error-90000-and-3102-from-Beta-Test-Phase-4?p=1330049#post1330049


Edit: Also, when investors see the kind of numbers that this game was pulling in beta in terms of concurrent players online, and the potential this game has, it wouldn't be too hard at all to squeeze some more money out of them to clean everything up and put the cherry on top if thats what it took.

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My fear is this game is going to be launched with all these problems because without the revenue from the sales of FFXIV they cant fix them.


This wont be an issue because of....

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I am just worried because I have been on FFXI for so long and if FFXIV fails it will take SE right under with it this time. It may be a great game this time but it could fail because of other reasons, allot of good games fail.


This ^

SE is fully aware that the potential future losses of their company should this project collapse that there is absolutely no way they don't provide the team working on this game will every penny and resource necessary to keep their brand afloat and turn this into a success. You think SE is willing to risk their brand being tanked so much that they'd watch this whole thing go under without giving that team what they need? No way... whatever direction FF goes has a huge influence on the direction that SE goes. One would even dare say that where FF goes, SE goes with it.


See that's the problem They may not have time and it may not be their choice. This game was done on investors money and they maybe pressuring the company. How do you do if you dont have the money to finish the game. You release it hopping for the best. The financial problems with SE are not secret just Google it. They are a public company and their financials are out there. They dont even have the resources to put up a server to take early access codes let alone fix the problem with it. You really think they will fix all the FFXIV server issues in time when they cant fix a simple registration server?



The server issues have already been fixed according to Yoshi, http://forum.square-enix.com/ARR-Test/threads/110037-Regarding-Error-90000-and-3102-from-Beta-Test-Phase-4?p=1330049#post1330049


We will see... hopefully it is .. There were more issues than those but they were the major ones. The fact is it just feels rushed all of a sudden and the fact they cant get a simple registration server going does not make me feel more confident launch is going to go smoothly.

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I wonder if we'll get anything if this bleeds over into early access.
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I wonder if we'll get anything if this bleeds over into early access.



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#135 Aug 21 2013 at 8:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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I wonder if we'll get anything if this bleeds over into early access.



"Thanks for your continued support while we fix what's wrong..."


Smiley: lol

Seriously, if this does eat into people's early access they will have to do something. People paid for it and if they don't get it a lot of them will cancel their pre order, I probably will. The way they have handled all these BS situations recently has almost completely eliminated my excitement for the game.
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That is a post regarding the errors people go during Phase 4, not the pre-order registration that we're discussing in this thread. Thanks for this posting though.

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Edit: Also, when investors see the kind of numbers that this game was pulling in beta in terms of concurrent players online, and the potential this game has, it wouldn't be too hard at all to squeeze some more money out of them to clean everything up and put the cherry on top if thats what it took.


Yoshi made it a point to say clearly that they did not have investors, Square Enix does not answer to any investors... I'm fairly certain he used this argument as to why they would not go F2P.



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Yoshi made it a point to say clearly that they did not have investors, Square Enix does not answer to any investors... I'm fairly certain he used this argument as to why they would not go F2P.


Thanks for clarifying, I didn't think they did but I took the person's word for it whom I was replying to without checking on the info :D


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They better have this fixed by EA. If they dont they better just scrap early access and compensate players with an in game USEFUL gift. People are paying for this now, it isnt a beta anymore. If I dont get in by friday I will scream bloody murder.
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btw is this how it looks after you register?

http://i.imgur.com/Y5gnAfW.png


I wish I knew for sure lol... I have been trying to register since yesterday morning.
It just showed up when I clicked on my profile on the site. No clue if it was an error or not. Course it most likely is as I registered on the NA early access site and in the pic it's EU lol

Yea I got the same thing NA but EU site for my profile. Also I have it for PS3 but it says PC which I heard from ever other PS3 player saying the same thing.

Mine says PC too even though I'm PS3 but mine is showing on the NA site not the EU. I still haven't recieved an e-mail with any code though and on the registration site I have only been getting Error 3.
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#140 Aug 21 2013 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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Update (again):

Got my fiance's to go through (sort of) but it still keeps saying Error 3... however if you click on your name at the top-right corner and choose "My Profile" from the drop-down menu, you'll see what games are currently registered... hers is now showing, BUT it says for PC even though she's on PS3.

Saw this on a post on SE's site that I clicked through from that page:

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Hey people, just got this from square: We are very sorry to hear that your PlayStation 3 copy of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN is showing as the PC version of the game on the gameshelf of your Square Enix Members account.

If you have received a 12-digit PSN code after redeeming your 18-digit pre-order code, you will be able to register the Early Access code on the Square Enix account of your choice once you have registered the code on your PlayStation 3.


Edit: It was supposed to be "My Profile" not "Settings" that you go to from that page.

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#141 Aug 21 2013 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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I'm worried that customers who have already received the wrong region code will be stuck when EA begins. Will SE do the right thing and send out the correct region code to customers who have already been given the wrong code?
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I think that particular statement from Yoshi is a bad translation. SE Most definitely has investors since it is a publicly traded company and has over 100 million shares outstanding.

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=9684:JP


I think what was really meant was that SE had not taken out any loans to make the game as many companies might do, and as such had no financial backers breathing down their necks to hurry up and repay the money.
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reptiletim wrote:
SuikodenXXX wrote:
btw is this how it looks after you register?

http://i.imgur.com/Y5gnAfW.png


Mine looks like that too even though I was still getting an Error 3 at 6am this morning. I swear Final Fantasy players never sleep.

Hope that means it took. I'm getting ready to say @#%^ it.


mine looks the same but I registered a ps3 code and it says pc. also on the code website I get to the confirm button and when I push it nothing happens not even an error. also I never received any email from square jus the one from amazon with the 18 digit code.

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Hairspray wrote:


That is a post regarding the errors people go during Phase 4, not the pre-order registration that we're discussing in this thread. Thanks for this posting though.

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Edit: Also, when investors see the kind of numbers that this game was pulling in beta in terms of concurrent players online, and the potential this game has, it wouldn't be too hard at all to squeeze some more money out of them to clean everything up and put the cherry on top if thats what it took.


Yoshi made it a point to say clearly that they did not have investors, Square Enix does not answer to any investors... I'm fairly certain he used this argument as to why they would not go F2P.



Edited, Aug 21st 2013 10:55am by Hairspray


Honestly not having investors scares me more and your right I did read that somewhere. They have lost so much money where is it coming form then? think about it... Your loosing in the 100s of millions a quarter and loosing money has been going on for years, they had to finance it somehow. I still think it is a money issue. You can not loose that much money that long without someone coming to knock on your door, bank, investors or government, also SE is a publicly traded company so technically they still have investors.



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I too have FF XIV In my Square profile. It looks like I am in fact now registered, despite the errors that I'd been receiving.
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SE has taken a beating in stock prices since the economy tanked, that and releasing several subpar games. I dont think they can afford a colossal failure again.
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#147 Aug 21 2013 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I too have FF XIV In my Square profile. It looks like I am in fact now registered, despite the errors that I'd been receiving.


Same. Haven't received any emails with any new codes or whatever the **** we are supposed to be getting.
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garethrogue wrote:
I too have FF XIV In my Square profile. It looks like I am in fact now registered, despite the errors that I'd been receiving.


Same. Haven't received any emails with any new codes or whatever the **** we are supposed to be getting.

Same here but i did not get the email with the second code
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I kinda feel like this is a user created issue.

those who have not received emails saying there code is ready to register, keep trying to register anyway, over and again ever minute for some reason. This is causing the lag errors for those who DO have valid codes.

perhaps someone thought "we will release the codes in sections to avoid the site being slammed by everyone at once. Lets email persons A-C first, load those codes, then 6 hours later we release D-H and add those to the current stash of codes and email those folks. So it tapers off 500,000 people trying to shove their code in first for NO good reason.

Instead, someone who got an email saying their code was ready went to posted on ZAM and every other site within the first 5 min of the first wave going out to everyone and there uncle is trying to shove there codes which obviously don't work, into the system over and again.

It may not be by name, it could be region, it could be by vendor, fact is, I wouldn't assume anything is broken until you actually get the email that they said they are going to send when your code is ready, then try to register it, if it failed, THEN you might have an issue.

Its more everyone is lagging it and slowing those who CAN register their codes down.

Dont create problems because you cant follow instructions

As for the NA VS EU codes, that is broken.
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garethrogue wrote:
I too have FF XIV In my Square profile. It looks like I am in fact now registered, despite the errors that I'd been receiving.


Are you talking about on your SE account management system on SE site?
I have not registered with their Early access site yet do to the problems. My SE account shows me as resisted too but I think it is just left over from the beta.
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DalotRastapoly wrote:
I kinda feel like this is a user created issue.

those who have not received emails saying there code is ready to register, keep trying to register anyway, over and again ever minute for some reason. This is causing the lag errors for those who DO have valid codes.

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Dont create problems because you cant follow instructions

Emails can get lost. SE announced that early access registration would open on 8/20. It is now 8/21. I don't see how it's unreasonable for people to try and register now rather than waiting on an email that they may never see.
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