Wow, FFXI for 360 is so damn expensive now

#1 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Especially since I'm in Canada.

Can't find it for anywhere under 60$. Does anyone know if buying a used copy of the game (I'm thinking about the Ultimate Edition) will work? Or do you have to buy a new copy?

#2 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

XI, why XI? Do you hate life and enjoy the way of older super grindy MMOs?

Actually I guess, why 360? Surely your PC could run a 10 year old game? I feel so confused.

#3 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

@Zenaxzd: I've got a Mac with no Boot Camp installed. And I want to try XI because its the only FF I haven't played.

This is the best I can find:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/final-fantasy-xi-online-xbox-360-used/10104670.aspx?path=fb627d2fb479912063980233d3bf888fen02

though I'm worried that since its used I won't be able to register it... bah..

#4 Posted by Demoskinos (14520 posts) -

@Zenaxzd: All MMO's are grindy thats kind of the point in a way. I love XI played it for almost two years.

#5 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Downloading a trial of Parallels.. seeing if maybe I could rush FFXI that way...

#6 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Not like XI was, not anymore. Even in FF14 you can get a job to max level in about 2 weeks with casual play, that was certainly not possible in XI.

#7 Posted by Andorski (5173 posts) -

Maybe a longshot, but you can try to find a PC cafe that has FFXI and pay a couple of hours (plus the monthly fee) to try it out there.

#8 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

This is honestly the worst MMORPG I have ever played.

#9 Posted by Videodragon (5 posts) -

i say go ahead with the ultimate collection Ive played FFXI for a couple years and they have made LOTS of improvements.

#10 Posted by superpow (226 posts) -

There are like 5 copies of XI for like 14.99 with al expansion packs at a future shop I usually go to. I got one. it said it would take like 40 hours to download. I said fuck it and its now just chilling on my shelf. They are out there.

#11 Posted by TooWalrus (13130 posts) -

I know the wal-mart like store Meijer near my house had the "complete edition" on the discount shelf for fuckin' ever for like $15. But even still, that game is garbage and you
Shouldn't bother.

#12 Posted by SaFt (379 posts) -

@Sooty said:

This is honestly the worst MMORPG I have ever played.

I see you haven't played XIV.

#13 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@SaFt said:

@Sooty said:

This is honestly the worst MMORPG I have ever played.

I see you haven't played XIV.

11 was all it took for me to not even bother trying that one out!

#14 Edited by SaFt (379 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@SaFt said:

@Sooty said:

This is honestly the worst MMORPG I have ever played.

I see you haven't played XIV.

11 was all it took for me to not even bother trying that one out!

Good choice!

#15 Posted by Demoskinos (14520 posts) -
@Zenaxzd Oh believe me I know. I think it makes it more rewarding when you accomplish things though. I know people give XI tons of shit but I really enjoyed it. Met some awesome people playing it too. Then again...im usually in the minority on such things. Loved FFXIII when everyone hated it and loving Ninja Gaiden 3 even with everyone hating it. All I know is I enjoyed it.
#16 Posted by StrikeALight (1112 posts) -

@SaFt said:

@Sooty said:

@SaFt said:

@Sooty said:

This is honestly the worst MMORPG I have ever played.

I see you haven't played XIV.

11 was all it took for me to not even bother trying that one out!

Good choice!

XIV was laughable. Its actually hard to articulate just how broken and barren that game was, when I played it.

#17 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Alright! I found a used copy for 360 for 5$, though I'm sure the registration codes that came with it are used up. Trying to figure out a way of buying registration codes online.

According to this guy, I should be able to. Though Playonline is having maintenance right now.. wahh..

#18 Edited by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -
@StrikeALight said:

@SaFt said:

@Sooty said:

@SaFt said:

@Sooty said:

This is honestly the worst MMORPG I have ever played.

I see you haven't played XIV.

11 was all it took for me to not even bother trying that one out!

Good choice!

XIV was laughable. Its actually hard to articulate just how broken and barren that game was, when I played it.

It was like being forever lost in a massive desert where all the sand was actually shit and for some random reason you only had one shoe on. No matter which way you went, it all looked the same and walking through it felt really awkward and off balance. Also, you were on fire.
#19 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

You cant use a used copy of the game because of the registration code. I bought a copy about a year ago and it was 25$.

#20 Posted by Ducksworth (659 posts) -
#21 Posted by quimstyle (51 posts) -

Ever play Kal Online or FFXIV?

#22 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I don't think liking XI really puts you in a minority. It's just from another age is all, no different from other MMOs of it's day. Plenty of people have fond memories of it, I am just not one since I didn't even own a PC of my own until WoW was a thing.

Also for people talking about 14, that game is pretty much like any other MMO at this point since they rebuilt the dev team. WoW influences everywhere but they managed to keep their own FF slow turn based combat feel and it's pretty fun if you enjoyed FF12 (mostly same dev team now). Still has a long way to go but I assume the marketing push will begin later this year when they start pushing the PS3 version.

#23 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@RainVillain: I was just in futureshop an hour ago, and it was there, with all the expansions for 19.99.

#24 Posted by StrikeALight (1112 posts) -

@Zenaxzd said:

Also for people talking about 14, that game is pretty much like any other MMO at this point since they rebuilt the dev team. WoW influences everywhere but they managed to keep their own FF slow turn based combat feel and it's pretty fun if you enjoyed FF12 (mostly same dev team now). Still has a long way to go but I assume the marketing push will begin later this year when they start pushing the PS3 version.

You had to be there....Maaaan. Never seen such a clusterfuck of bad descisions SE made with that game at launch.

#25 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

@StrikeALight: Nah, I am pretty happy I was not there at the launch. I had a friend who was and he told me much of a shit show it was. It's not really like that anymore, though. I don't know how the game made it out like that but the people responsible for it no longer have any major involvement with the game which is only a good thing.

#26 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

@CL60: whaaat the 360 version?? Which Future Shop?

All I see on the Future Shop website are some used copies of it but I have to get it new because of the registration codes.

#27 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

God knows why they gave the MMOs a proper number.

#28 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@RainVillain said:

@CL60: whaaat the 360 version?? Which Future Shop?

All I see on the Future Shop website are some used copies of it but I have to get it new because of the registration codes.

Yeah, 360 versions. Futureshop at Dartmouth Crossing in Nova Scotia. Was like 5 copies there.

#29 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

@CL60 damn, I'm jelly! Bums me out that it isn't available on th FS website to send to my location.. Guess I'll get it from amazon.ca, which includes some of the expansions... then buy the rst of them digitally.

#30 Posted by Shadow71 (191 posts) -

FFXI is a grindy MMO like many, but its not as bad as it was upon its original release. There's lots of ways now to fast track leveling, and make things move a bit quicker. But yeah just depends on how Square Enix handles the release of the next expansion on Xbox360, they could do another Ultimate Collection that gives you the original game + every expansion + Adoulin, or they could just sell the new Seekers of Adoulin expansion alone, hopefully its a new ultimate pack and anyone wanting to buy it can get a full version without having to hunt for an old copy.

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