FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

Melwing Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:29am
Can't pay Sub with Steam Wallet (updated: now you can)
edit: Yes, they just changed it so you can pay with Steam Wallet, I got an apology email from Square about not having the option at first. Steam had already refunded me for the game, though. Thanks Steam. I hope you guys have fun with ff14! :)

Be advised, unlike other MMOs on Steam, you CANNOT pay your subscription for FF14 with Steam Wallet. This is something they should definitely specifiy during the purchase process, as I wouldn't have bought it through Steam if I knew this was the case.
Last edited by Melwing; Feb 25, 2014 @ 3:29pm
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NekoMode Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:32am 
There are many things Square Enix didn't warn us about.

When I initially purchased the game they didn't even have that orange warning box.

Thats right there wasn't a notice of it requiring subscription at all. Beyond that the wording of the 'free' 30 days access time was different and it implied you could use the steam key on existing accounts.

SE was very sloppy in this game's Steam debut. According to comments by the devs on reddit I don't think they finalized the page description when it launched, which lead to much of the confusion to early buyers like myself.
Freyar Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:59am 
Keep in mind, paying a subscription via Steam Wallet was rare as it is. Only EvE Online had supported that.
Freyar Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:02am 
Originally posted by Melwing:
I have submitted a refund request to Steam, as (for reasons I don't really feel the need to go into here) Steam Wallet would be my only way to pay a subscription. So basically I bought a game that I can only play for 30 days. yippee. Hopefully Steam regards this as a special situation and actually refunds my money (which I will promptly give back to them for another game or two), as this information was very pertinent- and missing.

Actually, there are other methods. If cash is why you're having trouble, not only are FFXIV time cards becoming more readily available, but you can also use UltimateGameCards to buy Crysta and pay for your time that way, or you can get a pre-paid visa card.

Purchasing microtransaction currency is different in games that have that kind of backbone compared to that of a traditional MMORPG that does not offer a cash shop.

As far as XIV, it is an MMO and the nice Orange box said it requires a fee.
Last edited by Freyar; Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:05am
Melwing Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:04am 
Originally posted by Freyar:
Actually, there are other methods. If cash is why you're having trouble, not only are FFXIV time cards becoming more readily available, but you can also use UltimateGameCards to buy Crysta and pay for your time that way.

Oh, I know- but as I said, Steam Wallet is my only viable option- The reason is, I happen to have a large stockpile of legitimate prepaid Steam cards saved up from Game Stop trade-ins and gifts. Thank you though :)

Regardless, the point remains that Steam should have put up a message about this :)
Last edited by Melwing; Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:06am
Freyar Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:11am 
Originally posted by Melwing:
Originally posted by Freyar:
As far as XIV, it is an MMO and the nice Orange box said it requires a fee.

That nice orange box was not there until the past couple of hours. And it still doesn't say that it requires a payment method outside of Steam.

What region? NA had it the moment I bought my copy which was maybe 14+ hours ago.

As far as requiring outside methods for payment, you're expecting an exception (and what is essentially a beta) to be the norm. EvE Online is the only standard Pay-to-Play MMO that supports recurring subscriptions through Steam Wallet. That's one title.
Last edited by Freyar; Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:12am
Melwing Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:11am 
Sir I didn't start this to argue with anyone- I started it so people were aware. :) Take care.
Chinua Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:37am 
Are you sure? I have the option to pay with my steam wallet
Last edited by Chinua; Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:37am
Asphe Feb 25, 2014 @ 12:18pm 
It's not available in his region perhaps. I see the option for NA.
Last edited by Asphe; Feb 25, 2014 @ 12:19pm
Jaiiba Feb 25, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
Having a NA account, I can pay my subcription by Steam Wallet. Look for the Moog Station in the official FFXIV page.

Don't post acusations without former investigation. These titles gives bad reputation to the game for something that isn't true.
Anika Feb 25, 2014 @ 2:55pm 
I have a EU account, can pay with Steam Wallet too.
Melwing Feb 25, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
Yes, they just changed it so you can pay with Steam Wallet, I got an apology email from Square about not having the option at first. Steam had already refunded me for the game, though.
Chinua Feb 25, 2014 @ 4:16pm 
well... case closed
Invader Zim Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:25am 
Trading FFXIV ARR Collectors Edition NA key for 60 days time card. Add me anyone interested.
kero May 6, 2014 @ 8:37pm 
Still there's no clarification on paying subs through steam with pre-existing SE accounts though re-bought the game on Steam.
Freyar May 6, 2014 @ 9:04pm 
Pre-existing accounts cannot use Steam Wallet, even if you buy it on Steam (because you can't register a new CD-key to your account that ties Steam to it.)
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