Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood |OT| A Realm Reset

Oct 25, 2017
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Alright, resubbed, well, logged in to have 4 free days and considering resubbing. Haven't played since the very first release of heavensward. How long is the BS required to get to stormblood? Please tell me not as bad as it was to go from ARR to HW
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Alright, resubbed, well, logged in to have 4 free days and considering resubbing. Haven't played since the very first release of heavensward. How long is the BS required to get to stormblood? Please tell me not as bad as it was to go from ARR to HW
It's definitely not as bad, and you should savor it because HW story even post patch is hella good. There is an arc that will be relevant for Shadowbringers too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I changed back to Elezen for Human and I was shocked to find out all the decent skin tones are hidden away on Duskwight or whatever it's called the regular elezen all their skin tones look blotchy and low rez at least for the males they are. I'm so excited for 4.5 but since Blue Mage is coming out I'm gonna push back buying Tales of Vesperia remastered and instead play Blu.
 
For the FFXIV side of the FFXV/FFXIV collab I think Noct is going to show up in the FFXIV world.

Reason I say that is because after you
beat Garuda in the FFXV event, Noctis is missing for a bit, then when he just teleports out of nowhere the crew ask him how he is since they thought he disappeared on them.

He replies with "No, I think I was just...dreaming". This line doesn't really fit with what he just did, which is summoning that Garuda alt to finish off Garuda. So I think inbetween the summoning and him appearing to the group after he goes to Eorzea, experiences whatever the FFXIV side of the event is then ports back to FFXV and just remembers it as a sort of dream.
 
Oct 27, 2017
398
USA
Wonder what the chances are of getting Iris or Lunafreya outfits from the XV crossover event. My guess is we'll probably get one or two of the bro outfits that'll fit both genders, which I suppose could make for decent glam as well.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Most likely will be talked about in the live letter next week, we'll see. They're probably gonna spend a bunch of time showing off BLU stuff though, and not sure when the collab stuff is being added, they might keep it for later when the game will be in its "dead" state before the expansion. Like may or so.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Question: I have the PS4 version of ARR through SB and want to play on PC because the controls make me want to kill myself. Can I just buy the pc version of SB, or do I have to buy SB and ARR to play?
PS4 version has full MKB support fwiw, just need to flip a switch in Character Config and plug in a mouse and keyboard.

If you still want to switch though, you’ll need to rebuy the base game + Stormblood or buy the complete package version that includes both.

You could also continue playing on PS4 until Shadowbringers is out, then switch to PC by buying the base game + Shadowbringers instead of ARR+Stormblood now + Shadowbringers next summer.
 
Nov 11, 2017
178
Hey all, hoping some kind member can help me out.

I decided I'd make use of the current ongoing Free Login Campaign(13.11.2018 - 23.12-2018 EU) but upon logging in, I am greeted with the following error "No valid service account is available to play..."

Regarding eligibility:
I own both the base game and expansions, my subscription is inactive and has been for almost half a year.

Thanks! Hoping to see if I am ready to resubscribe to the game and carry on leveling. (About to reach Heavensward's story/expansion, I've heard nothing but good things but I left off on that long grind with a ton of fetch quests but hoping to push past it now so I can actually get to an amazing story... apparently! haha)
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,466
Hey all, hoping some kind member can help me out.

I decided I'd make use of the current ongoing Free Login Campaign(13.11.2018 - 23.12-2018 EU) but upon logging in, I am greeted with the following error "No valid service account is available to play..."

Regarding eligibility:
I own both the base game and expansions, my subscription is inactive and has been for almost half a year.

Thanks! Hoping to see if I am ready to resubscribe to the game and carry on leveling. (About to reach Heavensward's story/expansion, I've heard nothing but good things but I left off on that long grind with a ton of fetch quests but hoping to push past it now so I can actually get to an amazing story... apparently! haha)
Are you able to make it past the launcher and into the title screen or are you stuck at the launcher.

If you’re stuck on the launcher I’d login to Mogstation to make sure you’re trying the right account. You should see something like this showing the account owns the game:



If you made it to the title screen and have multiple service accounts, you can switch accounts by selecting the data center option and confirming your server. If you have 2 accounts you should be given the option to select which account you want to login with. If you dont have multiple service accounts, nothing will pop up.
 
Oct 31, 2017
1,028
Hey all, hoping some kind member can help me out.

I decided I'd make use of the current ongoing Free Login Campaign(13.11.2018 - 23.12-2018 EU) but upon logging in, I am greeted with the following error "No valid service account is available to play..."

Regarding eligibility:
I own both the base game and expansions, my subscription is inactive and has been for almost half a year.

Thanks! Hoping to see if I am ready to resubscribe to the game and carry on leveling. (About to reach Heavensward's story/expansion, I've heard nothing but good things but I left off on that long grind with a ton of fetch quests but hoping to push past it now so I can actually get to an amazing story... apparently! haha)
One thing that might have happened, did you login a few days ago to download the client? The 4 days start the moment you enter your account information in the launcher, not when you actually log in the game, if you logged in quickly to update your stuff then forgot about it, your 4days are gone. If that's not the case though don't mind that just wanted to point it out. If it's not that I don't know, wrong account info perhaps?

I haven't used my 4 days myself yet, waiting for sunday so I can abuse the weekly reset a bit(2days before reset, 2 days after reset, should let me collect 2 weeklies worth of stuff during these 4days, and hit the Starlight event stuff too), so can't help on wether or not there's an issue with it atm.
 
Nov 11, 2017
178
Thanks, it was definitely the right account though! Stuck at launcher

Awh, damn! Yeah, that's what happened. A bit annoying since I didn't even get into the game proper. I spent two days downloading the game and then got busy.

I will most likely resub later in the month and take it slow. I just hit that infamous grind between ARR and HW. I was thinking about waiting for the release of the Trust System for the forced groups that will come later in the grind but when you get hyped, you get hyped!

Thanks though!
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Thanks, it was definitely the right account though! Stuck at launcher


Awh, damn! Yeah, that's what happened. A bit annoying since I didn't even get into the game proper. I spent two days downloading the game and then got busy.

I will most likely resub later in the month and take it slow. I just hit that infamous grind between ARR and HW. I was thinking about waiting for the release of the Trust System for the forced groups that will come later in the grind but when you get hyped, you get hyped!

Thanks though!
Yep it sucks, I believe in the future if you need to patch beforehand, you want to make a new trial account with another email, and use that to log in and patch the game, then log on your main account when you're ready to.

On the ARR/HW thing you mean 2.1 to 2.5? There's not much grouping in that, trusts wouldn't help much, it takes a long time because there's just a lot of crappy quests. There's a fair amount of queues but that's pretty standard for every patch, and I'm pretty sure if you're on the MSQ stuff you get priority for queues, I queued for a couple of things as summoner recently, in the middle of the day, and still got ~10mins or under queues for stuff. Helps obviously if you queue as healer or tank though.
 
I just tried to start a trial and I got an error that I couldn't play the trial because "the game is registered on the account." I loaded up Mogstation and saw I had apparently been in a beta. Am I hosed? I don't understand why having a beta registered on my account would stop me from playing a trial.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I just tried to start a trial and I got an error that I couldn't play the trial because "the game is registered on the account." I loaded up Mogstation and saw I had apparently been in a beta. Am I hosed? I don't understand why having a beta registered on my account would stop me from playing a trial.
It is weird yeah, basically for an account to be a trial account, it has to be started specifically as a trial account. You should be able to make another account though. Not sure if that's on PS4 but on PC just start another account as a trial, you'll just have to use another email which is kinda annoying. On PS4 it should still be accessible I'd assume, although worst case scenario it might require you make another PS4 profile to play with, which would suck. I'd look into possibly unlinking your PS4 and Square Enix account(maybe on the mogstation).
 
It is weird yeah, basically for an account to be a trial account, it has to be started specifically as a trial account. You should be able to make another account though. Not sure if that's on PS4 but on PC just start another account as a trial, you'll just have to use another email which is kinda annoying. On PS4 it should still be accessible I'd assume, although worst case scenario it might require you make another PS4 profile to play with, which would suck. I'd look into possibly unlinking your PS4 and Square Enix account(maybe on the mogstation).
I want to get it on pc. I tried to deactivate the beta on the account but it didn't seem to do anything.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I want to get it on pc. I tried to deactivate the beta on the account but it didn't seem to do anything.
Na you can't use that account for the trial. You can obviously just buy the game directly on that account but if you want to use the trial, you need to create a new account, as I said, you can't use an existing account to start a trial, even if it's just a beta account. If it's a gmail account you could check into making a sub mail account so you use the same mail but not sure if SE accepts those, regardless, you'll need an entirely new trial account to do the trial.
 
Na you can't use that account for the trial. You can obviously just buy the game directly on that account but if you want to use the trial, you need to create a new account, as I said, you can't use an existing account to start a trial, even if it's just a beta account. If it's a gmail account you could check into making a sub mail account so you use the same mail but not sure if SE accepts those, regardless, you'll need an entirely new trial account to do the trial.
Are there any sales at the moment? It looks like I just missed out 2 weeks ago.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The new copy I bought of Stormblood had a code inside that wouldn't work. Sealed copy.

I have found out apparently when the game released physical copies of Stormblood on PS4 had issues redeeming codes.

Contacted Square Enix about it but so far I've just had an email to say sorry for ongoing delay.

I contacted Sony first who after seeing proof of purchase said the code was used on the 15th of June 2017 which is before the game even released lol. The game released on the 20th.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Are there any sales at the moment? It looks like I just missed out 2 weeks ago.
As you said, they just had a sale. There's potentially more sales coming with winter/xmas/new year and such. Atm lowest price for the complete edition I could find is Voidu which has a 25% off code WINTERMADNESS that makes it a bit cheaper(but not that much because the base price is higher than some other shops). Worth noting I have no idea if they sell US keys, I just know they sell EU ones for sure. Could be worth waiting though if you start the trial.

Alternatively, grab the starter edition somewhere for 10bucks(Voidu code should apply to that too if they sell the keys you need) and just play until 50, that takes a while on its own. Only thing you're missing until you reach 50 by not buying the expansions right away is Au'Ra race(but you get a fantasia pot at the end of ARR MSQ which lets you redo your character so you could always just change to it later), PotD past 40 which is only relevant for leveling alts and you can't go to your FC house if they're in Shirogane I think. Rest is unlocked at 50 or later, so it's not a big issue to just get the starter edition then stormblood later.
 
Oct 26, 2017
208
Scotland
The new copy I bought of Stormblood had a code inside that wouldn't work. Sealed copy.

I have found out apparently when the game released physical copies of Stormblood on PS4 had issues redeeming codes.

Contacted Square Enix about it but so far I've just had an email to say sorry for ongoing delay.

I contacted Sony first who after seeing proof of purchase said the code was used on the 15th of June 2017 which is before the game even released lol. The game released on the 20th.
This just means the code was redeemed for early access.