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#1 Jan 16 2013 at 8:11 PM Rating: Good
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So it seems the Digital download for the PC version is already available for preorders at this time at for NA only: SE Store and Amazon.
For Ultimate Collection: SE Store and Amazon.

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CONTINUE YOUR EPIC JOURNEY IN A NEW WORLD OF THE FINAL FANTASY XI SERIES

Ulbuka — a land of unexplored wilderness — welcomes any who dare discover its hidden secrets. Unexplored lands, undiscovered treasures, and untold dangers await those brave enough to set foot into the wilds, whether with the swords and sorcery of old, the bells of the primal Geomancers, or the arcane arts of the stalwart Rune Fencers.

Seekers of Adoulin is the fifth installment of the popular online role-playing series of FINAL FANTASY XI. With the newest expansion, players can now extend their journey with never before seen monsters, characters, jobs, and uncharted territory ready to be conquered.

Reclaim the lands of Ulbuka® back to civilization to earn new benefits and unlock new content. Explore the poisonous marshes and murky caves and fight never before seen monsters with the new Rune Fencer and Geomancer jobs.

Key Features:

- 2 New Jobs to master
- Unleash the Elemental Forces of Vanadiel with the Geomancer - Tap into the elemental energies and your positioning to aid your comrades and attack your enemies with unique Geomancy elemental attacks.
- Harness the Arcane power of Runes with the Rune Fencer - Duel your enemies and defend your allies with blade and incantations empowered with arcane runes that increase your magical defense and elemental resistance.
- 15 New Areas to Explore
- New Reclamation System unlocks new content and resources as you explore and claim the lands of Ulbuka
- Stake your claim and cultivate and harvest your own resources on your own personal piece of land


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- Stake your claim and cultivate and harvest your own resources on your own personal piece of land


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#3 Jan 17 2013 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I never understood preordering of a digital copy. You at least in most cases get the physical copy in your mailbox on the release date. But with a digital copy you could download it right away on the release date.
#4 Jan 17 2013 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I never understood preordering of a digital copy. You at least in most cases get the physical copy in your mailbox on the release date. But with a digital copy you could download it right away on the release date.


I think it might just be a matter of just being able to go ahead and make the purchase ahead of time so you don't need to worry about it later on. I know of plenty of people that prefer to purchase things like that well in advance just so that they don't have to scramble for it at release date. Besides, with all the other thousands of people going to purchase it at the same time (if they do it at release) who knows what congestion issues there might be as far as getting your purchases to go through.
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I guess it depends. I haven't experienced much of congestion issues since I downloaded Half Life Episode One on Steam (back when Steam was nowhere as big as it was today). I experienced a lot of congestion issues with Diablo III (buying it was very easy, downloading the client was easy, logging into the game wasn't). The thing is, I've never really experienced problems with congestion when buying a game, only when either downloading or logging into a game on release. I'm not saying the probability isn't there, it's just that I haven't experienced it a lot for almost a decade of online purchases of games. I suppose they want you to pre purchase the game and they throw in a few bonuses so you don't wait for reviews of that game so you can see whether or not it's worth getting or not. Of the very few games I've prepurchased have been Final Fantasy XIII and XIV. (._. )

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It also helps with budgeting. I may have $30 in two weeks. I may not have $30 in two months.
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#7 Jan 18 2013 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I never understood preordering of a digital copy. You at least in most cases get the physical copy in your mailbox on the release date. But with a digital copy you could download it right away on the release date.

Er, yeah, once one is actually able to connect to the update servers after hours fighting POL-XXXX errors. ;)
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I never understood preordering of a digital copy. You at least in most cases get the physical copy in your mailbox on the release date. But with a digital copy you could download it right away on the release date.


I don't know if this is how it will work here, but for WoW and other games the digital pre-order actually downloads and installs the entire expansion before the release date. Of course you don't get the play the content until they flip the switch, but while you are waiting for the mail to come round, everyone with the digital copies is already playing.


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Mild stretch of the imagination that SE, even NeoSE to abuse the prefix even more, would suddenly have a robust system for distributing such content ahead of a release date. Par for the course would be a complete and total shutdown of the system as everyone tries to download it on day one.

Then again, there was some 'pre-patching' before other expansions, specifically the things you'd encounter outside of the areas added. I could stand to be surprised that they'd drop the content before unlocking it, but one might also figure we'll see it on the test server soon enough too so... fifty-fifty.
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#10 Jan 18 2013 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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For those that are needing this for the 360, Newegg has it available for preorder.
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Torrence wrote:
Solonuke wrote:
I never understood preordering of a digital copy. You at least in most cases get the physical copy in your mailbox on the release date. But with a digital copy you could download it right away on the release date.


I don't know if this is how it will work here, but for WoW and other games the digital pre-order actually downloads and installs the entire expansion before the release date. Of course you don't get the play the content until they flip the switch, but while you are waiting for the mail to come round, everyone with the digital copies is already playing.


Edited, Jan 18th 2013 9:21am by Torrence


With SE probably not, but if it does I'll sure as hell be playing with .dats.


I mean waiting patiently for activation in 2 months.
#12 Jan 18 2013 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
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Yea, I should have looked at the link. Looks like they won't be flipping the switch until... They flip the switch for the whole download. It's kind of odd - I mean they have been noodling around with all this digital content for the last couple years now. You'd think they would have a solid distro system to ease the server load when this goes live.

I also got a little chuckle out of this

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Minimum Specifications:
OS: Win XP
Processor: Pentium III 800Mhz or faster processor
RAM: 128 MB RAM
Hard Drive: 12 GB
Video Card: GeForce series with 32 MB or RADEON 9000 series
Additional Info: Unknown


Good gravy, I had almost forgotten I used to play this on an IBM T23 thinkpad. Was it Catwho that had it running on a netbook? Someone did - just epic.

Pretty cool that they are including all the xpacs with it. Kind of wish they would offer it as a standalone though.


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Pretty cool that they are including all the xpacs with it. Kind of wish they would offer it as a standalone though


Thought they did. GF is dl the new collection now while I work. Will preorder mine after work.

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So it seems the Digital download for the PC version is already available for preorders at this time at for NA only: SE Store and Amazon.
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[/quote]Good gravy, I had almost forgotten I used to play this on an IBM T23 thinkpad. Was it Catwho that had it running on a netbook? Someone did - just epic. [/quote]

Yep. It was fairly laggy and it had PS2 quality graphics, but dammit, it ran for a year and a half until that little guy developed an allergy to Windows XP. (I slapped Ubuntu on it and gave it to a niece for Christmas after that.)
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Finally got a laptop for my girlfriend to get game and play. Normally I deal with things from SE. This time however, @#%^ off. Had her get the Ultimate Collection and none of the game is avaible until SoA release. At work and was told that the former Ultimate collection is no longer for sale. Way to @#%^ing go SE.

Edited, Jan 18th 2013 7:13pm by Zymunn
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Ouch. Anyway, preordered since I got enough Amazon gift cards to handle this. Also; I called tech support; Expansion will run on Windows XP tho they don't say so. (Proly knocked it off since it's due to go out of support.) That's reason #20 why I need to go and get my pc upgraded tho, like I needed another reason.
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Finally got a laptop for my girlfriend to get game and play. Normally I deal with things from SE. This time however, @#%^ off. Had her get the Ultimate Collection and none of the game is available until SoA release. At work and was told that the former Ultimate collection is no longer for sale. Way to @#%^ing go SE.

Edited, Jan 18th 2013 7:13pm by Zymunn


This is because in the past people have purchased the Ultimate collection just before an expansion or mini expansion release, and people bitched to SE that they should get the new expansions for free since they weren't included with the old version.

That sucks, though. Are you sure you tried all places, like Steam and Amazon? Maybe one of them has a boxed collection for sale, just not the DLC version.
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Had a rough week and that, as well as seeing a skid of coffee tipped over in a trailer, sent me into a rage at work. After calming down through the physical excersion of restacking a pallet I went home and googled expansions. Took a minute but found the Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition, on SE store, and it worked. Got her on and today was her first day on game.

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This is because in the past people have purchased the Ultimate collection just before an expansion or mini expansion release, and people bitched to SE that they should get the new expansions for free since they weren't included with the old version.


SE should have ignored that. Why would someone that buys the game with all current expansions cry and be acknowledged cause they want the next expansion for free. Everyone who has been playing has to pay for it, you aren't special.

Saw that it was ten dollars more for the ultimate collection and figured it was nice. Ten more bucks for ten years worth of content and preorder the next expansion. At this point I am not sure I will get the next expansion. I now have to pay ten more dollars cause they wouldn't allow access to current content with preorder.
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This is just a personal preference for me, but I would much prefer going to a local GameStop and picking up a physical copy of the game. I mean, it's not like there are very many FFXI players left in the Houston, TX area anyhow.
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