FFXIV PC Collector's Edition Giveaway Contest!

Enter to win a NA region copy of the XIV:ARR CE, signed by Naoki Yoshida!

The contest has ended, the winner has been chosen!
Congrats to Shadowduet!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is still going strong on the PC and we're here to celebrate that! Enter for a chance to win a NA region copy of the PC Collector's Edition, signed by Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida! Here's how!

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  • Most US or Canadian residents qualify; some restrictions apply
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The contest begins at 12:01am (midnight) ET on Monday, April 7, 2014 and will end at 11:59pm EDT on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Winner must be able to provide valid shipping information to receive their prize.

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  • Post a comment to this article stating what you love about FFXIV!
  • Deadline for entries is 11:59pm EDT on Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Only one entry per person, please!
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How We Judge

  • All entries that meet the above guidelines will be entered into a random blind drawing
  • The random drawing will take place on or about April 12, 2014
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Just about everything, especially the PS3.
# Apr 11 2014 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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What do I love about Final Fantasy XIV? Mainly, that's it's a Final Fantasy game that also fulfills my love of MMOs . . . and that I don't need a PC to play it. I fully intend to get a PC for gaming someday, but as I student, well, it's hard to save up money, so I love that I get the chance to at least play FFXIV:ARR on the PS3 until I can get a PC.

The crafting is fun, fishing is relaxing, and playing a Bard is lovely. My male Miquote is amazing and I enjoy watching him while I play. I've made some decent friends in a lovely Linkshell, and I just generally enjoy the game in general.

And, as I Canadian, the answer to the question is 16.
Multi-class, world building
# Apr 11 2014 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm a recent fan of FFXIV, I started playing FFXIV on a lark when it ran open beta phase 1 on PS4. I was blown away by the world and the multi-classing. I would love to play on my preferred platform as well, which I would be able to if I'm lucky enough to win.
hooked on FF
# Apr 11 2014 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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FF hooked me on the PS1 back in the day, and every new system I get is driven by my need to play the latest and greatest FF - - so XIV, here I am!
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I LOVE THIS GAME!!!
# Apr 11 2014 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I play this game non stop even when sleeping FF14 ARR JUST TAKES OVER O__O. It's the first MMO I've ever played, and I love every minute of it. DRAGOON FO LIFE YO! This game is my obsession. I'll play to the last sec if theres maintenance shcedualed this game has caputered my heart and SOUL >.<
Why I love FFXIV
# Apr 11 2014 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I love how beautiful the game is. Even after playing for almost 8 months, I stop at least once or twice a night at a new spot and am struck by some beautiful sight. Maximized graphics settings helps, but still. It's always breathtaking!
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FFXI > FFXIV
# Apr 11 2014 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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i have played for ffxi for years and would love the opportunity to try out FFXIV
Do I have to choose?
# Apr 11 2014 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
The look, the lore, the game-play, the funny side-side-quests and even sillier events, absolutely everything! Even the slightly too fast leveling at low levels is a bonus for those who remember FFXI.

Edit: And -despite not living in Canada- just because, the answer is 16.

Edited, Apr 11th 2014 2:59pm by shakeyjake132
Yoshi-P is my homeboy.
# Apr 11 2014 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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The thing I love most is Yoshi-P and his devotion to the game and the fans. He truly is a genius for being able to save the game. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't have the amazing game we have now,
Love this game!
# Apr 11 2014 at 12:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think what I love most about FFXIV is its visual design! From the gorgeous scenery to the little details on our earrings to the flashy battle animations and effects. The overall aesthetic of this game is just so beautiful, and my love for it is closely seconded by my love for the writing team! The world's lore and story is great and I love all the funny item descriptions, references, and puns in the FATE and quest descriptions. This game is a joy to play, especially when my friends are online. But the great thing is that it's easy to group up for content through the party and duty finder when they are not online. I played FFXI for a decade and was sad to move on, but FFXIV has been so amazing I haven't looked back once! Keep up the amazing job dev team!
I <3 FFXIV
# Apr 11 2014 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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i love everything about FFXIV, im hooked everyday i log on
ffxiv
# Apr 11 2014 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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i love the dev team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What about the rest of the world?
# Apr 11 2014 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Where is the equivalent competition for the rest of the world? Why is it that these competitions are always restricted to North American residents only? :(
What I Love about FFXIV!?!?
# Apr 11 2014 at 6:50 AM Rating: Default
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one MAIN reason why I love FFXIV... Well... Its FINAL FANTASY! Been a Fan since I was a Kid First coming into this world in FFVII! I Love the Active Combat System and Music. Especially Lost City of Amdapor; that music fits just GREAT. The atmosphere of this world is beautiful and You just love the feeling you get when your wandering. The End Game COIL Raids give a Great Challenge to most and You just want to BEAT it even through the many many fails! The Story is Great so far and I Wait for every big patch to see what will happen NEXT! The Story is unfolding just great and it was like an introduction to the game and NPC's. The game is easy to pick up and start playing. This is why I LOVE FFXIV and now I cant wait to play when I get off WORK! See all of ya in Eorzea!
Why I love FFXIV
# Apr 11 2014 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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One of the reason why i love FFXIV is the music. This is the only MMORPG were i don't turn down the volume and open iTunes. The background music and SFX work so great together, it creates an immersion in to the FF world!
Why I love Final Fantasy
# Apr 11 2014 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Because every bit of this game has been made with love, more so than any other MMO, and maybe any other game I've played has. It oozes out of every small detail, from the way your character grits their teeth when they run, to the unforgiving mechanics of Coils of Bahamut, this game is Yoshi-P's love letter to the MMO Genre. Everything about this game is perfect, the combat system, while slower than other games, makes every action you choose to take more decisive and important. The fights are tuned to make them challenging but not impossible, and the graphics are absolutely gorgeous. But even more than that, it feels like a Final Fantasy game, and it makes me smile. I guess that's the main reason why I love this game, the silly quests and the ridiculous names for the Fates make me smile and feel good inside.
Why I love FFXIV?
# Apr 10 2014 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I played in many parts of this game, and I liked the fact that there exists the anime panache associated with MMORPG now.
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# Apr 10 2014 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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what I love is the attention given to the story, the vast amount of beautiful places to explore, and the never ending journey to delve into new dungeons and raids.
What I love about FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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What I love about FFXIV is the idea of being able to play multiple classes and being able to switch at any time. On top of that, the classes are rather unique and I do look forward to more combinations in the future so that I can try more different jobs. I also love the lore in it and I'm always constantly looking forward to the new content. I got excited about the game that I even asked my girlfriend to play with me which was kinda sweet. Recently with the new patch, they finally released one of my favourite, Leviathan, and I'm looking forward to go up against it along with all the other new content. I'm still trying to unlock all the classes and collectables as I go along, but it's just sad that I was a little late in joining, so I don't have the Cat Sith Doll Minion and the Moogle Cap.
killing bosses
# Apr 10 2014 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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i love killing bosses with fellow adventurers in ffxiv.
Why I love FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I love FFXIV because I grew up playing Final Fantasy. I love the nostalgia as well the easy to pick up mechanics
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
# Apr 10 2014 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I played 1.0, and despite it's shortcoming, I thought the game was magical. ARR brought the love I had of Final Fantasy & specifically FFXIV 1.0 to new heights and to more people. Now I play FFXIV with my friends & family, they can all enjoy in the great experience Final Fantasy has given me throughout my life. There is nothing to hate about FFXIV:ARR and it is one of the few MMO's where a subscription can be justified. Once I show someone the game or even let them take it for a spin they are hooked. What I love about FFXIV:ARR is it's commitment to the players & the community, what else could you ask for?
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# Apr 10 2014 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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The music is probably the thing I love the most about it, honestly. Although the reboot in general has been pretty good!
Amazing
# Apr 10 2014 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I love the weapon and chatacter developments of ffxiv its amazing.
One of the best MMOs ever!!!
# Apr 10 2014 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Final Fantasy is one of the best games I've played. When i tried the PS4 beta, i was amazed at the graphics, the music and the overall flow of the game. It was really fun and i was disappointed when the beta ended. I want to continue where i left off and play with my friends again!
Its everything 1.0 should have been
# Apr 10 2014 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I played 1.0, and it was horrible. When I heard that they were re-releasing the game, I laughed and thought nothing would come of it. Then I was in the beta test and fell in love. It was everything the game should have been. Its fun, immersive, and beautiful.
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What do I like?
# Apr 10 2014 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I admit, when I first heard about XIV being re-launched, I was skeptical. I'd heard such bad things about the original version of it, and I had a lot of doubt that the re-launch would fix anything. One of my best friends had played during 1.0, even owning the collectors edition of the game (and showing it to me somewhat proudly when I visited him one day). He even showed me some old screenshots of his character, as well as the benchmark that had been released for the new game. I still wasn't sold, but I liked the look enough that when the next open beta happened, I got the client and gave it a go with my friend.

I can honestly say from there on I was hooked. Whatever the reason it failed in the past, this game had a breath of fresh air that I had been looking for in an MMO for a while as I was sliding out of WoW with being unable to find a guild to gear and raid in. I've always loved the worlds and stories that Square Enix has crafted for their Final Fantasy games, and this one is no different. The story is captivating, the game is gorgeous (even moreso now that I have a desktop pc over a laptop), the dungeons are fun, the music is just fantastic...

There is no one reason why I like this game. There are so many reason why I like it. It's probably the most fun I've had with an MMO in a long time, and I hope the game keeps getting better.
sodamnnaive
# Apr 10 2014 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I truly love the graphics and the way literally everything is so detailed. I'm the kind of gamer who enjoys having pretty things to look at when I'm owning on the battlefield. I also love how you can make each character unique and that there are no real set limitations to character creation. It makes character creating feel so real.
FFXIV Love
# Apr 10 2014 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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The biggest thing about FFXIV that I enjoy and appreciate is the raid game. I've been playing MMOs since I started in the early 2000s with EverQuest, and raiding has been my favorite feature of them the entire time. FFXIV offers well designed class roles and a fast action, demanding content that is satisfying both in how it looks and how it feels. On top of that, Square-Enix has demonstrated a real commitment to continued support for their end game with their recent content patches. Seeing new high end content every 3-4 months that isn't just rehashed versions of previously released stuff really makes the game feel fresh, and the subscription cost feel worthwhile.
FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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What I love about About this game, is how beautiful it looks. How awesome the character creation is, just how vast the map of each area is so fantastic. Also it's Final fantasy what's not to love, I'm a big FF fan; I played this game before on the PS3 and I loved every minute of it, and well i don't have it anymore and I would love to have it again. :) On my new PC! :D
FFXIV is awesome
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
FFXIV is one of the best MMO's I've ever played. With numerous hours logged in WoW, Rift, Tera, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, I've got loads of experience with MMOs and none has drawn me in quite like FFXIV: A Realm Reborn managed to do in the first few days of beta. I instantly knew I would love the game, though after reading more about it, I'm fairly upset I missed the 1.x gameplay, if only to have watched Dalamud crash down to earth and Bahamut awaken.
FFXIV is really good!
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh, I love this game. I played the beta on PS4, and I was immediately hooked. I love the combat, the characters, and the story is great as well. There are so many quests, and there is never a dull moment. Winning this FFXIV Collector Edition would be really convenient for me, and I thank you for this opportunity!
What I love...
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I love the massive strides they made between what the game was when it first came out and ARR. It's literally two completely different games. Lots of changes for the better! Smiley: grin
It's just fun.
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I love the boss fights, each with different mechanics~ the thrill of spending hours trying to defeat something very difficult, and the relief and happiness that come after winning.
FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I love everything about this game. The art style, the world, the sound, the music, the gameplay, the lore, everything. I've been playing it for about 4 months now and I'm still excited to log on every day.
Because reasons
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Hildibrand. The man is sexy, inquisitive, and brilliant, even if by mistake. Everything about him is amazing. And thus makes FFXIV amazing.

Edited, Apr 10th 2014 8:09pm by galliao|WH
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Square Enix!
# Apr 10 2014 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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When I heard about FFXIV: ARR, I couldn't wait. It's been everything I hoped for and more.

I suppose my favorite part has to be all the cultural references they put in. Many are subtle but they're just enough to make me smile.
Why Do I Love FFXIV?
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:52 PM Rating: Good
Why do I love FFXIV?

I started playing XI after Rise of the Zilart. I was instantly captivated by the idea of a multiplayer Final Fantasy game, but even that early on I didn't appreciate XI for what it was. It was still too early on in my XI career to really build and forge friendships that would last even today.

Why do I love FFXIV?

After years of playing XI, I found a core group of players that I never in a million years thought I'd meet or keep in such deep touch with. Tijan, or Michael as I've come to know him. Donjuan, or Donald. Eveielle, or Kelly, someone from high school who I never knew of until we found out we went to school together. Meowth, Fenrem, CptCrunch, Huytina, all of them I still see regularly today. We're a family. XI introduced me to a family that transcended distance and geography.

Why do I love FFXIV?

XI fit my high school days perfectly. Homework? I was a **** genius, homework wasn't a thing. What WAS a thing was grinding in parties, running sky, sea, etc. And these weren't isolated instances, either. These were memories built with friends and remembered by the community at large on your server. These memories were real, just as real as memories outside of the game.

Why do I love FFXIV?

Not everything was peachy in XI. We lost an IRL friend (we were all IRL friends) to a terrible domestic violence case with her boyfriend. Her family knew of us as people who played games with their daughter. Then they knew of us as real friends who were there during the last moments, all of us, and there to see our friend off. We were more than just pixels on a screen. We were a family.

Why do I love FFXIV?

Time caused us to drift apart. XIV 1.0 saw some of us out of the MMO scene for a while. We all kept in touch, but boy let me tell you, when 2.0 went into beta, we were there. All of us. We were there trying new things, exploring new things, reminiscing, slinging the old cuts out there and having a good time.

So, finally, why do I love FFXIV?

XIV isn't a game. Not really. I mean, sure, it technically is, but it's more than that to us. It's how we all met. Some people have a lot of history in a particular bar. We have that, too, but we have our finest moments and memories through XI, and we're forging new memories in our adult lives through XIV. We don't all have the same kind of time as we did back then. You know what, though? XIV was designed for people with lives in mind, and that makes things even for us. It gives us enough of a challenge to make us sweat, it gives us enough freedom to do what we want when we want, and it doesn't kill our family time to do it. It lets us continue to bond like we use to and to have our adventures like we use to. It's accessible for our new family members; fiancés, young kids taking their first steps into a world that brought us all together. It's new enough to surprise us pleasantly every time we turn around. It's a part of who we are.

You can see me as John Crist, financial advisor for American Express and business owner of The Crist Group. If you really wanna get to know me, though, you'll know Dare Knight, a zany Paladin and aspiring gardening expert. Maybe that makes us each a little crazy. I think it makes us a little more real :)
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FFXI :: Valefor :: Dareknight, Darexius
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Success!
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been very happy with FFXIV so far since its reboot. There are some small things I would love to see improved upon, but that happens with any MMO.

I love the storylines in the game and even the filler side quests have decent story to them.
So much love for FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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There is so much I love about XIV but I mostly love that it is a way for my best friends and I, now separated by great distances, to still hang out and adventure together.
I love taking down primals!
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
I love taking down primals!
Rekindled Love
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
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As a person whom played the original Final Fantasy 1 and consider it a favorite, seeing FFXIV launch again was something to behold. With all the characters, music, themes etc, this really brought me back to 90's. They have take years of development experience, quality of craftsmanship and overall fun, then created an immerse experience that not only the die hard fan but the causal person can pick up and enjoy.

Being able to play for hours on end, is something i had not done in years. All the shout outs to old games ( in quests, items, characters, etc) brought back memories of old. Playing a game all night, looking up strategies, practicing skills over and over till they were perfect. These are but a few things that really make Final Fantasy and its followers, something special.

It will only get better with time and i for one cannot wait to see what they come up with next.

Glamour
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I love running around as a tank with glamoured bikini and dps accessories just to scare people into think I'm tanking with no gear on.
Nostalgia
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been playing Final Fantasy games since I was 4 years old. I remember learning how to read so I could continue playing FFIII (US release). This game is just full of nostalgia with all of it's references to the past games while being fresh and modern at the same time. The musical score for the game is amazing and I love all of the different music for all of the area's. They all sound reminiscent of various tracks from all of the different games but are not simple remasters of them, and the theme song! It's amazing. I have only been playing ARR for about 3 months now but have fallen completely in love with the continent of Eorzea and all of the interwoven stories and references from past Final Fantasies. I am certain I will be enjoying this game for a long time to come! Thanks SE for creating a wonderful and immersive world!
what I love about FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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what isn't there to love.
what I love about FFXIV
# Apr 10 2014 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I love doing the Manderville.
Everything
# Apr 10 2014 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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I love FFXIV's mix of content for both hardcore players and for casuals.
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friends!
# Apr 10 2014 at 4:07 PM Rating: Good
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I love the adventures I have with the friends I made. I started on Goblin server with a group of players that I played with for the past few years in FFXI. We had to leave some behind in Vanadiel, which is sad, but we've had such a great time and made plenty of new friends.
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