August 27th, 2013. The day that adventurers can truly return to the realm that has gone though some major overhauls. The time has come "To heed the crystal's call," or at least that is what we are being told. Truth of the matter is this: Doesn't matter if you played the original FFXIV, been a long time FFXI player, or just someone looking for a new world to explore - FFXIV: A REALM REBORN is coming our way.
Pre-orders have began for the final PC and PS3 release of the game on the official site.
Now anyone who has an account with the original game will be able to download the Realm Reborn client for free. Pre-ordering will also net you some neat in-game items as well as early access to the game. Before you get all excited about early access, remember that when an MMO server first opens to the public there is plenty of down time, lag, and updates to go around! Am I pre-ordering? Hell yes.
Also announced was the limited edition version of the game which comes with more then enough goodies to merit the increased price tag. Players who currently have accounts with the previous game can obtain the online special edition goodies for a small up-charge as well. This means the game will run you anywhere between $20-$80 depending on your preference and situation. Either way you go, I can't wait to see you out there adventuring!
On that note, once my group decides on a server we will be creating a Linkshell for social, storyline, and events. I will be posting here once the server name is decided and of course I will be posting my in game name as well. 3 months to save enough money to pay for 3 copies of the game is going to hurt my game buying addiction, but oh well!