You Snooze, You Lose: Final Fantasy XIV’s Legacy Program is Closed

Excited about Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming 2.0 relaunch? Well, you still should be. However, if you were hoping to experience everything possible in the just about brand new MMO, you missed your window. Square-Enix was holding a program to give veteran and recent players of Final Fantasy XIV some bonuses. The Legacy program would distinguish you amongst the sea of new players as someone who either toughened it out through the beginning or those who joined up after some fixes.

Legacy status is really nice, actually. Not only do you get some in-game incentives, but you also get a lifelong discount on subscription plans. In fact, Legacy players only have to play $9.99 (which is cheaper than the two normal plans) to get eight characters get server, up to forty total. Legacy players also get a free Chocobo mount exclusive to these members. Also, if you’re a Legacy member now or subscribed/reactivated in time, you should play through the story and current end game content to unlock items for 2.0 that new relaunch players won’t have a chance to obtain.

So why is Legacy closed? You need to have at least three months of subscribed and paid time on your account before the end of September 2012. This is when the proposed beta for 2.0 will begin. If you subscribed before July began, you’re good to go. If you’re in my position and reactivated your account on July 1st, you may want to e-mail Square-Enix support. I have and am awaiting a reply. Hopefully I don’t miss out because of one day. However, deadlines are deadlines and I can’t see Square-Enix being very lenient for any dates past that. Unless the beta is delayed, you’ll find yourselves locked out of Legacy status.

Still, the upcoming 2.0 relaunch of XIV is looking amazing and although most of you won’t get the above exclusive features, you can look forward to seeing Square-Enix’s hard work and dedication coming to life later this year for the PC and, finally, the PS3.