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January 16, 2006

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chris

Well, this should top em all. I registered my copy of ffxi and the installation kept crapping out after 42 minutes. Finally a month later after 30+ attempts to install, I got the damn thing to complete the installation. Guess what, can't find the password they assigned me, have everything else written down but that. I can't start all over and reregister. I payed for the game and have never been able to play it. Not once!

Anonymous

I quit Final Fantasy around Feburary time of this year, since I decided I was going to be done for good and never come back again. But, when July came around, my dad (yeah. He plays. *disappointed*) told me he needed to get rid of characters to cut down the bill. So I offered to delete mine and after 2 minutes of asking if I was sure about my descision, there she went. And I thought I was finally done.

Ohoho, but I just THOUGHT, not knew.

So, four months later and a total of 9 months without touching FFXI (OMGrecord) the addiction picks the wrong place and the wrong time to come back. Now im character-less and want to return back to my hometown, Bastok. I get my things together and call up little ol' Square. Phone keeps ringing for a straight 20 minutes with no answer and the Japanese-girl recording repeating every few minutes: "Thank you for holding". And now I can't even get my character back because Square/Play Online won't answer their damn calls.

..Er..Help? Somehow?

Anonymous

I quit Final Fantasy around Feburary time of this year, since I decided I was going to be done for good and never come back again. But, when July came around, my dad (yeah. He plays. *disappointed*) told me he needed to get rid of characters to cut down the bill. So I offered to delete mine and after 2 minutes of asking if I was sure about my descision, there she went. And I thought I was finally done.

Ohoho, but I just THOUGHT, not knew.

So, four months later and a total of 9 months without touching FFXI (OMGrecord) the addiction picks the wrong place and the wrong time to come back. Now im character-less and want to return back to my hometown, Bastok. I get my things together and call up little ol' Square. Phone keeps ringing for a straight 20 minutes with no answer and the Japanese-girl recording repeating every few minutes: "Thank you for holding". And now I can't even get my character back because Square/Play Online won't answer their damn calls.

..Er..Help? Somehow?

Vince D

Yea, same thing here, I wanted to start FFXI back up to play with some friends, but I have to buy the box over again when I have it in front of me? BLOW OFF I say... thats horrible business and this company can fail and blow up in my face as I laugh... (please laugh with me :P) So yea, I agree, back to WoW and Warhammer soon!

Lindal

Lol i hope a square-enix rep sees this list of complaints. I have the cds and its installed but my account is dead. I went to buy another copy 20$ for w/e + free month is fine. It is impossible to find in canada. Not available at best buy or future shop. Hoping to get lucky with an eb games tomorrow. I'm bringing 4 ppl from wow with me too. There NEEDS to be a buy online option to download a copy from SE themselves. Its rediculous that they have this setup already (as you can invite people to test and they download the game online). But it is not available to buy the game online. If ebgames doesn't have it SE just lost 5 more customers because of availability issues that could be easily solved.

Chris

You can't re put Regi-Codes again when you install, stops people lending copies of the game out and Square-enix loosing out. Anyway, I was thinking of rejoining, tried the "Return to Vana'dail" option but to my horror it wouldn't let me go any further than step 2, and i was copying all my details down that i had miraculously found on Playonline's website. Although buying a new copy just to play it again as it is only £5 here, but it means starting over again, and finding the old version of the game is rare, plus i would have to get Wings of Goddess and the other one before it new. If i can figure out what the error was in the process of getting my character back, i could play it again, it's the only online game that will work on my laptop and doesn't crash it, unlike WOW.

Anynon

ERROR UCS-60257

I bought the Vana' collection '07 for christmas and Gamestop forgot to package the "quick manual". So next day, I returned to the store and convinced the employees that they need to give me a "quick manual" in order to type out the registration codes to get an account. Then I went back home to fill out the Play0nline registration process only to get an -Error UCS-60257- server is busy or your information is incorrect. After checking my Credit card number and rest of info. the Error kept popping up. So i figure the Server was busy. Tried everything a couple hrs. later and still had the error problem. I googled the "Error UCS-60257" to find out that many other people had the same problem and other problems (alot worse than mine). One person posted that Play0nline told him the problem didn't lie in the server but in the credit card. I haven't even had the chance to play the game and i don't want to end up paying $ for something i can't play.

I checked with the bank to see if there was something wrong with the card but didn't find anything. tried the registration process countless times again (which takes FOREVER) and it didn't work. I'm sure Square is angry that Play0nline is restricting the amount of their customers (and some thought it couldn't be any smaller). Apparently, square has a lot of problems on their own hands too. If this problem ever resolves, I'll have to cross my fingers and hope that i don't run into any other problems... any suggestions will be appreciated before i end up complaining to play0nline headquarters or something. `; [

I know this post is a long post and i know I'm being very dramatic but somebody HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew

Hey i recently quit ffxi but ive decided to go back. i deleted my character about 2 months ago and i noticed that im still eligible for the return to vanadiel thing. i went to the website and it asks me all my personal stuff, i have everything so far but one thing, im missing my play online id and registration codes, so i figured, ill just call playonline and have em' give me my id back and post it on the website. easier said than done, i recently got a new credit card after i quit the game and i got rid of the old one, so when i called the company, the guy asks for the first 4 and last 4 digits of the credit card number. i told him that AND my adress, my name, my date of birth, my character names, everything and there was no way i was lying, i was very convincing. BUT the jackass said i need my old credit card number in order to reactivate my account. seriously what the hell, how the hell do i give someone a credit card number THAT DOESNT EXIST ANYMORE? i even told him i got rid of my old one and purchased a new one, and was willing to pay the monthly fee again, what does the guy tell me? "uhh sorry but we have all your info hear but im not gonna tell it to you if you dont give me your old credit card number." I was pissed off and it doesnt make any sense, i have all my info, my adress my name, EVERYTHING! and im even offering to pay again with my new credit card!so if anyone has any solutions or opinions i would definetly appreciate it very much.

karen

lol that happened 2 me 2!!*im so sad I can't remember my password!!*im like crazy now!!*I need to play!!*I play in my computer lol hey can someone help me?!?!*I really want to play!!*I need it!!*please

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Ethan

Wow. Would you believe that this blog entry from 2006 is the most straightforward answer as to why my PlayOnline ID no longer functions after three months of inactivity? It's not mentioned anywhere on any PlayOnline site in a place you can find it, nor is it discussed on any other site I can readily find. Only here is it made clear what idiocy SW hath wrought. Their little "Return to Vana'Diel" thing which was introduced recently for this purpose might work for me, but I have the reverse problem you had; I forgot what exactly my ID was. And finding it again is going to be a huge problem. Curse you, SE.

Jeremy

This link will be able to get you a registration code.

http://www.warezreleases.com/PlayOnline-Registration-Code-full-version-download-cracked.html

Tho you have to pay a small price.

Jeremy

This link will be able to get you a registration code.

http://www.warezreleases.com/PlayOnline-Registration-Code-full-version-download-cracked.html

Tho you have to pay a small price.

anon

yeah same here, i want to play and just got my g/f the game today......and now i blew the dust off my old coppy (2007 vana'diel collection) and loaded all the cds to my laptop, went to register and it gives me ucs-4001......i found out this is code for you just been screwed

James

Same thing happened to me.... also my one account got randomly banned for no apparent reason.

James

Same thing happened to me.... also my one account got randomly banned for no apparent reason.

adam

yep 12 months inactive same shit happened to me, this is just a ploy to leach more money outa us, i have been a life long ff player but because of this incident i will never purchase a a game form this company unless they fix this problem. good job square enis and btw rot in hell

Shaun

I just purchased this game for my girlfriend who wants a good online game. I used to play way back in the day. Well, I go through installing the game and all its expansions, and I get to the credit card spot. Put everything in correctly, and bam, UCS-60257. I wait half an hour, try it again, bam UCS-5111 (card declined). What the hell? Call credit card company. No, wasnt declined, those bastard took a dollar out of my account and declined me a Playonline account. Crooked thiefs. Im bout to take this game back to MicroCenter and through it at someone

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Anon.

I just got this game today the 2008 collection btw and i keep on getting the shitty UCS 60257 Error and im using a VISA credit card and i know all of the information is correct so im like wtf square enix wtf, also does anyone know how to solve this problem even though i doubt it

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athens908

the game tbh is crap everything about it is crap even runescape is better now the new grpahics updates i mean comeon who wants to spend another 30 quid on a game when atleast with every other game they keep your account im glad i found this im not gnna uninstall the game but if i cancell my sub wont that delete my account?

Darth Taru

Ok. So after two years, I got the bug to try FFXI again. I go thru the long install and inane questions only to find my registration codes dont' work. Now I have:

-the original disks
-the original box
-the original book
-the original registration codes.

But when I call Customer Service, the rep says my account is gone and I need a new one. Fine, its been 2 freakin years... I don't expect it to still be there. Oh no, you don't understand. You need to BUY the game all over again because your codes were one time only. What BS is this ? I have the whole kit in mint condition , why would I have to buy again ? No way. Square Enix can kiss my dark parts, I am never giving them a cent again. I purchased a license for my use... and here I am with proper ID and the same credit card I signed up with , yet this douche wants me to cough up another $20 or so. Nope, bad deal. I hope someone sues them or they all get STDs and die (which ever comes first).

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Hituro

wow umm... you guys don't seem to understand something and are confusing some issues here.

Your POL ID and your Content ID are two separate codes.

The POL ID will never expire. However, the freakin manual even tells you to WRITE DOWN YOUR INFORMATION AND TO NOT LOSE IT!
If you couldn't follow that direction then.. I guess you deserve the painful phone conversation.

The Content IDs are what you use to purchase character slots for the game FFXI. These will expire from inacctivity and can also be banned from not following the code of conduct in the game.

so to recap. POL ID expires never. Content ID expires every 3 months :p

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