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FFXIV Collector’s Edition – Pictures!

Hey Gang,

I got lucky and was able to pick up a CE edition of FFXIV without a pre-order — one of only three available in my area. I was pretty excited, so I took pictures of the unboxing. Here’s a picture of the full, big box:

The box came with a firm plastic cover with the title and other labels on it. The actual box doesn’t have anything other than the art.

To keep from spamming the main page too much, follow after the cut for more!

Back of the box. The paper in the back was a slip page with with everything you’d usually find on the back of a video game.

I like how it opens like a book. The journal is real leather and features a map, lots of blank pages for writing, and concept art in the front and back. The only problem is that, after taking the game case out once, it refuses to stay put and comes loose every time I open it.

There’s actually a little introductory page that comes before this. It says something along the lines of “This journal belongs to a brave adventurer who endured the perils of Eorzea” or something like that. Nice touch.

An example of the art in the back of the book. There’s got to be a dozen or so of these spreads. Each blank page also features a colorless imprint of game art as well.

Non-USB security token. Works just like a Blizzard Authenticator. I still don’t know if I’m going to use this, since I’d bet it’s a pain to remove if it ever breaks.

Image from the slip sheet of the certificate you can mail in for. There’s a little card with the code for it but this picture is better.

The making-of DVD. I was a little disappointed that it’s just the “Making of a Realm” videos. I haven’t watched it yet, so maybe there’s more.

The whole she-bang. Sorry this one’s a little blurry. I was using the camera on my LG Dare to take this.

That’s it, though! If you’re in, be sure to find me on the Mysidia server. I’ll be going by the name Syeric Swiftwind and play with the Servants of the Twelve linkshell. See you soon!

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  1. Victor Stillwater

    NICE!!!

    I’m still on edge about paymnent options, but I did find a way to get the game without the hassle of shipping. My aunt is coming from California to visit in mid-October, so I should be getting a copy of the regular edition when she comes here. πŸ™‚

    As for me, I might play on Lindblum, or if you have more people in my timezone, maybe I can join your LS?

    1. Chris

      What timezone are you in? I’ll find out for you. We’re definitely recruiting right now, though, so I’d bet we can get you in pretty easy πŸ™‚

      1. Victor Stillwater

        I’m GMT+8 (one hour behind Tokyo).

        I’m currently linked up with The Star Onions (of Lindblum server)on their forums, but am generally open to moving to any server at the moment since I don’t have the game and have not set anything but my worries in stone.

        My main concern right now isn’t region accessibility (as I set my account to North America and am getting an NA version of the game courtesy of my aunt. Instead, it’s the possibility of not being able to purchase Crysta because our Paypal system (which I would use to buy Crysta through UltimatePay) makes us use credit cards and doesn’t allow us to put money into the actual paypal account cuz of a legal issue.

        I’m looking into options, but basically, if I can’t buy Crysta for myself, I’ll look for someone whom I can reimburse through Paypal to buy Ultimate game Cards in North America for me.

  2. Drew

    I had convinced myself I didn’t need the CE edition of the game because I didn’t think I’d have much time to play in the extra eight days between that and the regular release. However, my willpower is quickly fading; I might have to hit GameStop on the way home and see if I can get as lucky as you on this one (and subsequently cancel a regular edition Pre-Order).

    I haven’t picked a home server or anything, so I may just roll up on Mysidia and say hello. πŸ™‚

    1. Chris

      Good luck and definitely do stop by! I started in Ul’dah but you can get to any of the city states pretty easy.

      I forgot to mention, the CE comes with a 30-day buddy pass, too. So, if you have friends who are interested, it’s a pretty sweet deal. Ferrel already picked mine up but the people over at the FFXIVcore forums are being pretty generous about giving theirs away if you want some extra time to try it.

      1. Drew

        Got one πŸ™‚

        Installing now, and I’ll be in Eorzea very soon, I hope!

      2. Drew

        So listening to the podcast, I believe I realized why I could never find you online while on Mysidia – you mentioned going by Syeric Swiftwind on there, and above it’s listed as Syeric Windrunner. Which one are ya? πŸ˜€

        I believe Mysidia is full now, it’ll be interesting to see what happens to my current server which was one chocobo when I re-rolled (Saronia) with all the non-CE folks joining today.

        1. Chris "Syeric" Coke

          Whoops! I forgot to update this post. It’s Syeric Swiftwind. Thanks for reminding me, I’ll update the post.

          Yeah, Mysidia is pretty full. I haven’t hit a queue yet but it was one of the first ones they cordoned off. Keep trying! We’re still trying to get all of our guildies on.

          This week, I’ll be playing during the day mostly, like 10AM-3PM EST off and on. When do you usually play?

          1. Drew

            I actually started on Mysidia, encountered some DirectX issues and couldn’t roll up a new character there (I wanted two on the same server one magic-based, one melee-based, although I’m thinking there’s no way I’ll have time for that, really). I switched over to Saronia and have my characters there at the moment.

            I generally play in the evenings after my son goes to bed 9pm-ish ET, and on weekends off-and-on throughout the day. I’ll delete my second character and try to get her over to Mysidia again. πŸ™‚

  3. Scarybooster

    I didn’t even know that game came out already

    1. Chris "Syeric" Coke

      Well, what the heck man. You’re slacking! πŸ˜‰

  4. Tramell Hawkins

    Still waiting for mine, wont be in till tomorrow, totally forget to call up and make it a in-store pickup instead of shipping from a warehouse.

    1. Chris "Syeric" Coke

      Ah, well, hey, at least you’re getting in 7 days early! Are you in S12 too?

  5. H00LiGAN

    Finally got it going tonight after a few false starts.
    Unfortunately, the game runs like poo for me so far.
    Will try again tomorrow with everything turned waaaay down.

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