FFXIV launches into the final phase of beta on the 16th for previous testers, and the 17th for everyone else. Characters created during this beta phase will carry over to launch, so as you can imagine people are considering this the soft launch. There’s just one problem: I have no idea where to enter my FFXIV pre-order code! I think I found an email amazon sent me with a “promotional code.” I assume this is my pre-order code.
I went to the Pre-order page, but sure enough it just wants to email me when I’ll be allowed to enter my code. I assume that’s it? (I’m doing a lot of assuming) I took to Twitter hoping to find more information, and a few people told me to go to the Square Enix Account Section (which I think they refer to as “Service account”). Sure enough there’s a section under Select Server > FFXIV to redeem a code but it is currently unavailable.
Being totally confused about how a launch will work has to be one of the worst feelings, especially if you’re like me and want to jump in the game the second it becomes available. I’ll just have to live with it for now, unless any of you can help clarify the details for me.
To add to the confusion, we had to figure out that Graev apparently doesn’t qualify for early access to the game. He pre-ordered the collectors edition of the original FFXIV but all that means is he gets 2 free weeks and doesn’t have to rebuy the game. I guess playing in the head-start is reserved for “legacy” members who played the original for 3+ months. I don’t get why he can get the game for free, 2 weeks play free, but not the head-start. Now we’re left trying to figure out if we can pre-order off Amazon then cancel the pre-order yet retain the head-start key. Thoughts?
On to the details I know! Our gaming community will be playing FFXIV. We have somewhere between 12-15 people ready to go already, and we know we’ll be growing even more after launch. If you’re interested in joining our Free Company (Guild) then head over to our forums to enlist. The leadership for our FFXIV chapter is hard at work already planning ways to bring players together to have fun and get the most out of time spent playing.
I hope I can figure out a way to get Graev into the head-start, and that the rest of this beta and launch go smoothly. Do us a favor and share any details you find about redeeming codes, and be sure to share any tricks to help get Graev some head-start access.