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Preliminary World Transfer Service Measures (10/10/2013)Follow

#1 Oct 10 2013 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Due to login and character creation restrictions set in place after the start of official service, many players were unable to create characters on their desired Worlds. In order to address this issue, players will be allowed to use the World Transfer Service free of charge from Tuesday, October 15, 2013, to Sunday, October 21, 2013, 01:00 a.m.

After reading the guidelines below, please proceed to the FFXIV: Mog Station to use the World Transfer Service.

  • What is the World Transfer Service?

Using the World Transfer Service, players can move characters on their service accounts to be from one World to another.

Although multiple characters can be transferred from one World to another with a single use of this service, multiple characters from different Worlds cannot be transferred to the same World, nor can multiple characters from a single World be transferred to separate Worlds.

  • World Population Status (October 10, 2013)

  • Crowded Worlds
    Japan Data Center 	NA/EU Data Center 
    Alexander 	        Behemoth 
    Anima 	                Cactuar 
    Atomos 	                Excalibur(LEGACY) 
    Carbuncle 	        Hyperion(LEGACY) 
    Fenrir 	                Moogle(EU) 
    Garuda 	                Ultros 
  • Less Crowded Worlds
    Japan Data Center 	NA/EU Data Center 
    Asura 	                Coeurl 
    Belias 	                Brynhildr 
    Pandaemonium 	        Faerie 
    Unicorn 	        Famfrit 
    Yojimbo 	        Goblin 
    Zeromus 	        Lamia 

* Characters cannot be transferred to a World which has already reached the limit for character creation.
* Characters can also be transferred between data centers.

  • Transfers Involving Legacy Worlds

In order to allow the economy of newly established Worlds to stabilize, the following restrictions have been set in place for Legacy Worlds.
Transferrable  Current             Destination 
               World                  World 
â—‹ 	Non-Legacy World -> 	Legacy World 
â—‹ 	Legacy World 	-> 	Legacy World 
× 	Legacy World 	-> 	Non-Legacy World

  • How to use the World Transfer Service

Step 1: Confirm Your Eligibility
The following conditions must be met before using the World Transfer Service:
  • You must possess an active service account for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
  • You must be logged out of the game.
  • Your character cannot be enlisted in a free company, holding a free company petition, or signed to a free company petition.
  • Your character cannot have items for sale on the market.
  • Your character cannot have items entrusted to the Calamity Salvager NPC.
  • Your character must rehire any retainers carried over from Version 1.0.
  • Your character must be logged out outside of any instanced areas.
  • Your free trial period must be expired.
  • The character you wish to transfer must be at least three days old.
  • Your service account cannot be suspended due to a violation of Terms of Service or a hold on the account.

Furthermore, characters can only transfer 3 million gil, while retainers can only transfer 1 million gil. Please be aware that excess gil will be lost.

* Regarding Login Restrictions During the Transfer Process
Once you begin the World transfer process, you cannot create new characters or log into the game until the transfer is complete.

Characters will be transferred in the order applications were submitted. Furthermore, additional time may be required for all transfers to complete. A notification will be sent to the e-mail address registered to your Square Enix account when the transfer is complete. Do not attempt to log in before receiving this notification, as doing so may cause an error in the transfer, prolonging the process.

Step 2: Log into the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station
Log into the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station with the Square Enix account containing characters you wish to be transferred. The status of your service account and available characters can be confirmed on the Account Services page.

To begin the application process, select World Transfer Service on the Optional Services page.

* In the event you possess multiple service accounts for FINAL FANTASY XIV, please select the tab of the service account containing characters you wish to be transferred.

Step 3: Apply for a World Transfer
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the World transfer process. Please also bear in mind the following before submitting your application:

  • Subscription Type Restrictions

Accounts with entry subscriptions are only allowed one character per World; therefore, for these accounts, characters cannot be transferred to a World on which a character is already present. With a standard subscription, players are allowed up to eight characters on a single World.

  • Characters with the Same Name

In the event the name of your character has already been chosen by another character on the destination World, you will be required to change your character's name when logging in for the first time.

Although it is possible to confirm the availability of your character's name when submitting your application, multiple applications bearing characters with the same name may necessitate the renaming of your character, depending on the order in which the applications are processed.

* Once service fees are instated for this service, characters transferring from another World will take priority in the event a character on the destination World has the same name but is associated with an inactive service account at the time of transfer.

  • Retainers with the Same Name

In the event the name of your retainer is already being used by another retainer on the destination World, you will be required to change your retainer's name upon first summoning them. Please be advised that it cannot be determined beforehand if your retainers will require name changes.

  • Data Retained After Transfer

- The following will be transferred along with your character:
  • All items, including gear and minions
  • Retainers and all items in their possession.
  • Moogle letters
  • Gil (3 million gil per character, 1 million gil per retainer)

* Please note that any gil exceeding the above limit will be lost.

- The following will not be transferred along with your character:
  • Friend lists
  • Blacklists
  • Linkshells
  • Free companies

* The World Transfer Service cannot be used for characters enlisted in a free company. Please make sure your character is not a member of a free company before using this service.
* Characters will be withdrawn from linkshells automatically.

- The following data will be updated automatically.
  • Character data on the Lodestone
  • Blogs and comments posted on the Lodestone

* World transfers will not affect your list of followers and those whom you are following.
  • Character avatars on the official forum

  • Disclaimers

  • The World Transfer Service cannot be used when the Square Enix Account Management System, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, or the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station is undergoing maintenance.
  • With the introduction of the World Transfer Service, there may be cases where players are requested to transfer to other Worlds due to fluctuations in population. We may also consider the splitting or merger of Worlds. Because of this, there may be instances where players who have used the World Transfer Service are requested to move to a different World. Please note that in such cases, applications for World transfers cannot be canceled or refunded.
  • If you should encounter problems when using the World Transfer Service, please contact the Square Enix Support Center. Please note that the Square Enix Support Center cannot assist with certain problems if more than one week has passed since using this service.

  • Service Fees

Please note that the paid service is estimated to start at the end of October. Details on the paid service will become available once they are finalized.

Edited, Oct 10th 2013 12:18pm by Szabo
#2 Oct 10 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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k guys, take this chance to join the aweomeness at ultros =D
#3 Oct 10 2013 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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If there's a gilcap, why the legacy restriction? :(
#4 Oct 10 2013 at 10:30 AM Rating: Good
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Perrin wrote:
If there's a gilcap, why the legacy restriction? :(

Because A. Three milion gil is a LOT for a fresh economy. And a lot of people have that on Legacy worlds.
And B. There's an amount of gear and crafting levels that comes over as well.

All things that can potentially cripple a starting economy. Lets face it, new worlds are only a month and a half or so old.
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#5 Oct 10 2013 at 10:41 AM Rating: Default
Still no word on non-legacy players stuck on legacy servers being able to transfer out. Being stuck on saratargantas without a
way out will make me cancel my account till it's fixed. i have 3 freinds waiting for me on other servers.
#6 Oct 10 2013 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
Three million gil is three times more than what I was predicting, so that's a good thing.

We kind of expected that existing 1.0 characters could not transfer to new worlds, but it looks like anyone on a Legacy server is stuck only transferring to another Legacy server, which is kind of unfair.
#7 Oct 10 2013 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
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I can finally move Lin from Excalibur to Balmung...

Ooooo yeah...
#8 Oct 10 2013 at 11:18 AM Rating: Good
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Wonder how long this process will take. Submit the transfer and wait, for how long? I assume it is quick, but if it takes days...
#9 Oct 10 2013 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Was just about to ask the same thing, it says dont log on while its doing it, but does that mean do it then go to bed and wake up for the win? Or wait 2-3 days?
#10 Oct 10 2013 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok. Is it worth it for me to move to join the zam shell? Is the zam shell reasonably fun? Is it more OOT or Asylum like?
#11 Oct 10 2013 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Three million gil is three times more than what I was predicting, so that's a good thing.

Five million gil. Your retainers can both hold a million gil each.
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#12 Oct 10 2013 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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Edited, Oct 10th 2013 10:45am by AngusX
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#13 Oct 10 2013 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
I dont see legacy characters ruining any economy with only max 5 million gil. Hell they nuked the new servers already for those who had ~8 million. Ya I dont think legacy would ***** things up worse than RMT already did.
#14 Oct 10 2013 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
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I think the bigger issue is the server numbers. NA/EU about the same number of servers for legacy as JP does. We are very crowded and basically you have 2 servers that are full and 2 servers to transfer to. Im almost woried that since you cant transfer to hyperion, only off, that the 2 destination servers (balmung and sargantas) will get full and then hyperion will be non-crowded.

They need to add 1 brand new server that is completly empty and allow legacy people to transfer to there to reduce the populations on legacy servers if they wont let us off.
#15 Oct 11 2013 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
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It's funny to play a game where I have to dump my money again. 3mil per retainer 500k for my main It's what I thought would be normal. Since my second character is taking forever to get retainer access looks like the fastest way to drop gil is to buy uber things from RMT retainers I'll never feel comfortable wearing.

#16 Oct 11 2013 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
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This shouldn't be this arbitrary. RIFT you can transfer your character pretty much instantly. Obviously Square Enix has no concept of this, such a process should not take forever. If you can't make your service instant, you fail at game design.
#17 Oct 12 2013 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hyrist wrote:
I can finally move Lin from Excalibur to Balmung...

Ooooo yeah...

If you need an LS when you get to Balmung, hit me up. Info's in my sig.
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#18 Oct 12 2013 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
So when my account was banned due to IP address and I was using T4 character, was on Ultros. Then I registered my ffxiv account after two weeks of no success to get my account unlocked. But by doing so I could not go onto Ultros and had to go on Japanese legacy server. My FC still wishes me back, and I was hoping I could rejoin them. But now I find out I am stuck. All do to SE blocking my account and making me start over due to IP issues. So lame.
#19 Oct 12 2013 at 1:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Didn't realize so many of you were either already on Balmung or going to it. Awesome.

Smiley: yippee
#20 Oct 12 2013 at 1:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Exodus wrote:
Didn't realize so many of you were either already on Balmung or going to it. Awesome.

Smiley: yippee

That's it, I'm inviting Rey del Queso to my linkshell. I'm from Wisconsin. I have to do it. Smiley: grin
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FFXIV: ARR - Ghost Bear, Balmung server
#21 Oct 12 2013 at 4:24 PM Rating: Good
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I'm part of a large FC on Balmung. Glad to see so many fellows from ZAM come over.
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#22 Oct 13 2013 at 8:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Balmung or bust for me :)
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