Thursday, November 18, 2010

FF XIV players will get some extra time

Hot on the heels of a free month to play in October Square Enix has announced that yet ANOTHER month will be added to people's playtimes as they attempt to recover from the disastrous launch of the one of the biggest MMO FLOPS of the year.
Today, we have decided to extend the free trial period an additional 30 days. Please refer to the following for more details. We have also added a Topics post detailing a portion of the content heading your way in the two large-scale version updates slated for late November and mid-December. This month's version update, tentatively scheduled for November 25, marks the first step in bringing about significant improvement to FINAL FANTASY XIV, guided in large part by the feedback you, the players, have provided.

Of course there is some fine print so lets take a look at what you need to earn this free playtime. First off you need to have used 50 dollars to buy the game purely based on hype and not knowing what you were getting into. Right now there is a lot of hate for the game but you know how that goes just read the fansite forums. Lastly here are the other niggles:
All users who registered a FINAL FANTASY XIV service account and purchased a character by November 19, 2010.

* Character purchases must have been carried out no later than November 19, 2010 at 23:59 (GMT).
* Accounts terminated due to User Agreement infractions are ineligible for extension.
* Holders of multiple service accounts may receive extensions on all accounts.
* Users who took advantage of the first free trial extension announced on October 15, 2010 are fully eligible for this extension.