Since the beta is nearing it's end and the CE release is next week I am wondering if there is any news on the payment options?
As you might know (or maybe not), credit cards are not as common in the EU as they are in the USA. In Holland, where I am from, we can directly pay for online services through our bank accounts. No CC needed. This works for all Dutch websites and all the big mmo's also accept this kind of payment (WoW, EVE, NCsoft games).
Payments made outside of the EU/country are made mostly by paypal, which you can just link to your bank account. Again no CC needed for this.
Another reason we don't use credit cards as much here is because it is not as easy to get a CC over here as in the USA.
Now I do know the SE Crysta points are probably gonna be used to pay for this game, but as of know I don't know how you can pay for those.. Credit card? Game Time Cards? Paypal? Anyone knows?
Would be a shame if it is still CC only like FFXI since I am quite sure SE will be missing out on a lot of costumers if they don't provide alternate payment options outside of Japan. It's also disgusting that there are tons of payment options for residents of Japan but outside of there it seems SE doesn't give a damn :/
tl;dr: Is there any other way to pay for monthly subscription except credit card ?
time game cards would be good, I'd probably go for that option if it was available. but don't you have access to any bank cards? i live in the UK and i was (and still am) able to pay with a debit card. I'm not sure if debit cards are available in the netherlands (I'd assume they are) but pretty much anyone can get one as long as you have a bank account
Yeah I am hoping for that too.... but since there was this interview with a Square-Enix dev like 6 months ago nothing else was mentioned about gamecards :/
I'm sorry about bringing this topic up again and again over the last few months but as CE release is next week and I got the game on pre-order I would like to know if I have to cancel it or not since paying with creditcard is NO option for me :(
We do have debit cards here in Holland issued by our local banks but last time I checked FFXI did not allow us to pay with thoie in Holland, only Visa/Mastercards are usable for that over here :( I just assume it's gonna be the same way for FXIV unless SE announces something.
ah that sucks =/ i used to use a SOLO card to pay for FFXI but as i said i live in the UK. still, I'm hoping they do prepaid cards that you can get from game stores. the only thing i can find is "prepaid cards are also being considered as well." from an old interview.
Get a debit card to pay for it. If you can't use your debit card, then link it to PayPal and use that to pay. It's honestly faster to use paypal anyways. Just type in your Email/Password instead of CC Number and all of that.