SE Security Token Release Date Details

Earlier in the month, we brought you news regarding the Security Token, Square Enix's upcoming hand-held device to protect against account theft and hacking. This morning, it was released that the Security Token will be available via purchase on Playonline.com starting on April 7th, 2009 at a cost of $9.99 per token. Likewise, it has been revealed that the secret in-game bonus will be the "Mog Satchel", an effect that doubles the current inventory space of all characters registered on your Playonline account.

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From Playonline.com:

The Square Enix Security Token, previously announced here on Topics, will be available for purchase via the PlayOnline Viewer on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009. The token greatly increases the security of PlayOnline accounts by requiring users log on using a constantly changing one-time password that is displayed on the token.

Also set to debut alongside the release of the Square Enix Security Token is the new "Square Enix Account" system. Square Enix Accounts will be compatible with FINAL FANTASY XI and PlayOnline, as well as other future online services. Users must first register a Square Enix Account, which is a free service, in order to make use of the security token.

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a few questions
# Apr 03 2009 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a few questions, I called POL/SE last night and asked these questions:

What happens if the token gets lost?
The batteries wear out?
What if it gets damaged?
Will we be unable to play until we get a new one?
Will we have to log in using this every time?
Is there a way to turn the security feature off and still get the extra storage?
Will we get an 'on screen' token (as are used in several sites already like Ticketmaster)?
Will our mules also get the satchel or just orginal character?

SE operators said they didn't have any information, but almost everyone calling about the token had the same questions. They told me to check the POL site for any updates.

This looks about the size of a flash drive, and my dog has destroyed a few of them. I would hate to have him destroy it or me lose it and then have to wait for a new one to be sent to me.

Any additional info would be great.
way to go
# Apr 01 2009 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
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lol ... this is righteous! SE is at the same time trying to help incent people to take action to protect security (win-win) and recognizing that they're having to ask everyone to pay money for something that intially didn't really change the actual play experience for 99% of players ... so they made it so you get something for your $10 - kind of like a gift. they should be COMMENDED! Thanks SE!!!
Not really a profit
# Mar 31 2009 at 10:05 PM Rating: Good
If you go check out the company that SE is buying it from, it says that most of the money from these sales are going towards buying the license to use the technology anyway.

Also keep in mind that price includes shipping and tax, so it actually only costs like $5, give or take 2 dollars.

I'm sure SE is aiming to save money through not having to spend as much time restoring accounts, so it's more an investment than a exploit to get all of you to spend your money.
# Mar 31 2009 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
ps2 limitations my butt

trega @ titan
blu & smn mostly
This is opening a floodgate
# Mar 31 2009 at 4:53 PM Rating: Default
67 posts
While I like the idea of the satchel, and the security token is benificial for those who have security issues. The satchel SHOULD NOT be a bonus item. It should only be a questable item.

I would love the extra inventory space, but for me this raises the question of how long till SE starts selling gil, or end game gear for cold hard cash.

Think of how much of an uproar people being able to buy fully upgraded relic weapons for $10 would cause from those that have spent the time to get them?
With how they are implementing the satchel, it would actualy have a much bigger impact on a character than any one item alone. Let alone the fact it will affect every character on an account.

Also think of all that situationaly usefull gear no one pays much attention to because of inventory restrictions, for end game events they will likely become mandatory items and fast. Not to mention how much of an edge this will give people in farming. At the very least it will increase a farmer's item capacity a 133% increase, based on the assumption of carring 16 peices of equipment+ 4 misc. items.

This is gonna make a bigger impact on the game than most think, all because SE decided to offer such a advantages Item as a "bonus" for those that buy the security token. Really, the security token is the bonus, not the satchel. And the whole thing currently will penalize anyone who does not want the security token.
# Mar 31 2009 at 4:49 PM Rating: Good
873 posts
I bet 95% of the people buying don't give a crap about the actual added security. Bring on the inventory slots!

Hell, overall, it'll eventually save me money. :3 Can cut out a mule or two now.
NIce One
# Mar 31 2009 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
16 posts
Way to Go SE
you guys...
# Mar 31 2009 at 3:13 PM Rating: Excellent
35 posts
Other online games offer similar products to protect your account. Stop acting like it's some devious plot by SE alone to steal money. The extra inventory is a perk. You can still play just the same with your current inventory space if you feel $10 is too much for you.
oh come on
# Mar 31 2009 at 1:51 PM Rating: Excellent
Ok guys, let's look at a couple of things here. SE isn't trying to ***** anybody over, they're trying to give you a way to secure your accounts, in response to thousands of people crying over security and lost accounts. They didn't have to do this. $9.99 is a paltry sum, unless you're a teenager without a job or something. Seriously, $10 for a one-time purchase of something to protect your $15/month account seems like a good idea. Then they added the bonus of doubling your inventory. Seriously? I mean, that's what a lot of people have mules for, right? Think of this as a way to delete 2 or 3 mules, saving you money per month. If you just deleted 2 mules, you could pay this off in 5 months. The thing that really grabs my attention is that I can have 140-160 inventory slots. WOW!!!!!!!! Do you remember what it was like to try to work with just 30??? You should be kissing their feet, imo. You can now carry whatever gear you want to, without any reservations. Want a few slots for Ninja tools? You just got 'em. Potions? Yep. Ethers? You betcha. Almost unlimited space here, you should be happy. For a one-time fee of ten bucks, I don't see any reason to complain. After all, they're not forcing you to buy this thing. If you don't want it, don't buy it. They're not like gilsellers, get serious. Ten bucks to give you an actual physical item, and the opportunity to save money per month, they're not coming out ahead on this one, they're just looking to retain their monthly and long-term customers.
# Mar 31 2009 at 12:41 PM Rating: Good
Thief's Knife
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They want everyone to use it that's why they are offering +80 inventory.
Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.

I thought of it first:

Good job SE!
# Mar 31 2009 at 12:29 PM Rating: Excellent
438 posts
Let me be one of the first naysayers to say, WTG SE.

$9.99 is very reasonable. A lot of players who've seen other item campaigns have had doubts, but I'm glad you chose to market this at a reasonable level for security's sake, instead of as a collectors item trinket.

#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 31 2009 at 11:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think paying for an ingame bonus is silly... hopefully we will get another option for obtaining this extra storage space.
# Mar 31 2009 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
373 posts
lol that's lame SE... TBH I wasn't gonna buy the token... and a lot of my ls pals weren't...

Now it offers +80 friggin space... come on...feel obligated to get now...
# Mar 31 2009 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
I hope this is in addition to the already announced increase to carrying capacity.
If not, well at least we wont have to worry about the months of skyrocketting prices that usually coincided with the previous increases.
# Mar 31 2009 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
I hope this is in addition to the already announced increase to carrying capacity.

The “Mog Satchel” will provide up to 80 additional inventory slots~~~

There's also a small fine print at the bottom of the article:
The space provided by the Mog Satchel is equal to the character’s Gobbiebag capacity.

At the moment, Gobbiebags are maxed out at 70 items. So I believe we can expect an increase of 10 spaces (probably two quests with an increase of 5 each like every other Gobbiebag quest) regardless if you buy the token or not.
# Mar 31 2009 at 5:13 AM Rating: Good
2,652 posts
Sounds nice x2
SE hit a new high
# Mar 31 2009 at 4:34 AM Rating: Excellent
2,638 posts
I wouldnt say theyre like gil sellers. Gil sellers want you to use RL money to buy gil, SE sells you security with an added bonus. You dont have to buy it. For me security > storage.

They accepted our demand for more security for only 9.99$ and to sweeten they went: hey were tossing in more storage space!

#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 31 2009 at 2:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I don't like this new trend of SE. They are getting to be just like gil-sellers. Everyone needs more storage space and it looks like it will cost us 9.99 in addition to our normal monthly fees to get it. Way to go SE.
SE has hit a new low
# Mar 31 2009 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
its a one time fee of 9.99 at least i hope so from what i gathered from the SE website for added security ill pay for that and more space that a bonus
SE has hit a new low
# Apr 01 2009 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
97 posts
lol ... this is righteous! SE is at the same time trying to help incent people to take action to protect security (win-win) and recognizing that they're having to ask everyone to pay money for something that intially didn't really change the actual play experience for 99% of players ... so they made it so you get something for your $10 - kind of like a gift. they should be COMMENDED! Thanks SE!!!
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