Final Fantasy XIV gets new patch and subscription incentives

Final Fantasy XIV has weathered its share of storms, but now Square Enix is offering some new incentives for those who give it a second chance. This week, the studio rolled out patch 1.22, introducing a slew of fresh missions, items, materia, recipes, and gameplay fixes; all of which can be enjoyed for less with the recently revealed Legacy Campaign and Welcome Back Campaign promotions.

The Legacy Campaign is being offered to subscribers who have been active for at least 90 days between January 6, 2012, and the commencement of the version 2.0 beta testing. Those that fit this criteria will be able to secure a reduced subscription rate of $9.99 per month. They will also receive an in-game Chocobo mount designed by FFXIV's art director and have their name immortalized in version 2.0's credits when it launches.

“The Legacy Campaign is our little way of saying thanks to those adventurers who have stuck by us even after billing commenced—for standing fast through rain, hail, shine, and the Seventh Umbral Era. Be sure not to miss out on this limited-time opportunity!” wrote Naoki Yoshida in his latest producer's message.

Meanwhile, the Welcome Back Campaign is geared to those who hold inactive accounts. It offers defectors a free, 10-day membership between May 9 and May 20.

There you have it: A new patch and subscription perks. Is this enough to make you interested, or are you over with Square Enix's online fantasy?


  • Caenlen25 - April 26, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    i'm over it. guild wars 2 stole my heart already.
  • bigwill1221 - April 26, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    I would have probably actually played it... if any one I knew ever bought it=/
  • lilbuddha - April 26, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    I gave them 6 months from release, they didn't have a playable game by then. I'll give them another chance when (if) it comes out on PS3. As it stands, even for an mmo, it isn't even at "beta" in my eyes.
  • dcbernman - April 27, 2012 12:21 a.m.

    I WANTED this to be good so badly, considering how glorious the art is, and since the FF franchise usually delivers (for me at least). But with Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3 looming on the horizon, I doubt I will ever get the chance to see this game in motion, which would be a shame even if they never bring it up to how it should have been.

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