08-20-2005, 12:06 AM
:-( This really sucks , I went to a game shop in edinbrugh to buy final fantasy 11 , i was waiting on buying it all that week , i was looking forward too playing it , as i am now addected to playing final fantasy games , i walked into the shop , and asked do u have to pay for final fantasy 11 , and the people in the shop sayed no , so i bought the game and went home , i stay in a complety diffrent area form edinbrugh , so i went home rushed to install the game and it told me i had to pay for it :-(

i went back to edinbrugh 3 days after buying it and they told me i could not take it back , and that has really put me off buying pc games

i was really wanting to play final fantasy 11 is there anyway i could still play it without paying for it ? :-(

plz email me if u have a answer thanks

08-20-2005, 04:43 AM
Nope, gotta pay to play. FFXI is an MMORPG and a majority of MMORPGs have their files saved onto the servers. A bunch of info really, not just character data but an actual e-mail account and online contact and stuff. Unfortunately, FFXI will pretty much never will be in a form where you can play it for free, it's just how the game is structured.

The main reason why you can't return Final Fantasy XI is basically because since it's an MMORPG, it requires the use of CD Keys that can only be used once. It has the "No Resale" tag all over the box and because of that, retailers cannot buy it back from you and they can't accept it for returns once it's opened because you exposed the CD-Key. Pretty much, you wasted your money right there.

Of course you can just pay to play the game... but you probably don't want to do that.

08-20-2005, 05:46 AM
am pissed with ls so here what i have to say can u read?

on box with ffxi it states 2 things very important

Internet connection required <> and ADDITIONAL ONLINE FEES REQUIRED


O and there are like 100 other posts like this on ffxi forums this one others and its kinda shitty i no when i started this game didnt let me play cause of video card but i just got a new one and guy at store said the card i had should work and that he didnt no why it didnt said it stumped him... but w/e

least i new about fees i checked forums/friends and stuff like that... so next time u go out for a game maby check out net for answer before u get a product that may do u no good >.>

and if u do decide to play ffxi i am sure anyone would get u a world pass to just about any world <^.^>

08-20-2005, 06:31 AM
am pissed with ls so here what i have to say can u read?

That is a little rich, seeing as you cannot write well!

08-20-2005, 07:37 AM
I dunno where you're from, but where I work, if a game (or any video/cd/dvd/software) has been opened, we cannot take it back because it violates federal copyright laws. We're only able to exchange for the EXACT same item. I tell customeres this all the time when the come in with games and movies.

Not sure how game shops run things, but where I work we have to check really hard to make sure that the packaging hasn't been tampered with at all before taking PC games back.

And the people who told you that you didn't have to pay to play, are dumbasses who don't know crap about mmorpgs. Seeing as you have to pay to play most of em.