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    Summer is coming up. Which means my wife and I will be playing FFXIV soon! We wanted to know how much free play time we could get. So the basic question is:

    Can you combine the 14-day trial with the 30-day trial that you get when you purchase the game?

    The details are thus: I got FFXIV for free from humble bundle (thanks Shauna!) while my wife got hers off a steam sale. Neither of us has made an account yet or anything, and I haven't redeemed my humble bundle code yet. So, if we make accounts for the 14-day trial, will we then be able to use the games we bought to still get those additional 30 days, or is this an either-or situation?

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    Okay, bumping this with another related question that came up, as starting another thread would just be cluttering stuff.

    I realize there are some limitations on the 14-day trial, including the fact that you can't form parties. My wife and I want to play together - will we be missing out on a lot if we can't form a party in our first 14 days?

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    Don't know about the first question but the second one depends on how quickly or slowly you decide to play. I think I had hit level cap on my main class by the time my first month of playing was up, but I really sped through it as I was on holiday at the time. You could take the 14 days and simply try out a bit of everything to see what class you enjoy and then once it's done you and your wife will be ready to play in earnest and can play together on your free 30 days.

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    Apparently you can combine them but you have to wait until your 14 days are up then put your full version code into your account! Also, don't forget you have to create two separate accounts if you want to play at the same time. And for the Steam version you have to buy the expansion through Steam if you only have the base game and want the expansion in the future!


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    Oh yeah, I know about the two games thing, and we do have two games. We're gonna hold off on Heavensward for now - I think the base game should provide us with enough fun for some time.

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    Yeah, the only real reason to buy Heavensward up front is if you want to play as an Au'Ra.
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    And we've already decided we're going to be cats, so we'll wait. Thanks for the tip, Jinx!

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    Are you guys going to play with EoFFers?
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    Well, how else would you play? Sargatanas, here we come! But we still need the school year to end, so my wife can have her summer vacation, so expect us dropping in around the end of June

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    Any idea what classes you'll start off as?
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    I'll probably be going for gladiator as I like paladins. The wife is still not sure, though she always likes to play as mages, so the thaumaturge is her most likely choice at this point

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    That's a good shout as they both start in Ul'dah.

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    Yeah, a great way for you guys to play together early on.
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    Eh. You just wouldn't be able to hang out in game until like L10 or something? I forget when you can first leave your starting city.

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