Have you tried abanding it and retaking the order?
Converse with fellow players
It is not counting the DEX added from the Units and Augments. It goes by your char's base DEX plus the DEX from the mag if any. This goes to all equipment requirements. They go by the char's base stats plus any from the mag stats that add to it. It will not add any stats from weapons, units, nor augments that may provide stat boosts. These are excluded from the required total.
With this in mind, your char's base stat (plus mag stat if any) are below 530 dex. The equipment lets you know the requirements stat needed and in (current value: xxx) next to it will tell your actual base stat you have.
Yes, it will consider both Xbox and windows 10 ver as different platforms. Also, you need to re-install the game to get access to the link code to use it on the steam ver. so you can get access to your account. Unless you can get access to your chars on Xbox. You won't be able to link the accounts if you went started the game.
Unlock each of the explorations and some are unlocked once you receive the Hard and Very Hard permit from Cofy. But like Redex said speak to Afin first and complete the basic tutorials. Mostly the wep/sub palete, etc. Don't have to do the exploration with him nor the PSE burst. You won't progress if you don't at least speak with him.
If you going to delete one of your 4 chars and willing to purchase another ticket to recreate it, my suggestion is to keep the char and make a 5th char. At least the extra char can be use to get the 1 mil meseta from the Weekly Arks Mission and as well as the silver and gold keys.
You do have 3 chars that are free. You can freely delete and recreate without spending any cash. This only applies that you are only keeping 3 chars. Getting 4 or more chars will cost you AC to purchase a char creation ticket.
You can have up to 30 chars. 3 chars are limited to be free. Getting 4 or more chars will require you to purchase a char creation ticket.
A) The delete process takes 24 hrs to complete. You lose anything in your Inventory, the char's storage, and the mag. You can recreate another free char right away if you do not have 3 chars already. If you do then you need to wait for the deletion to complete so that it stays free. If you have 4 or more chars and delete just one you still can go ahead and recreate another char immediately (as long as you don't have 30 chars then you have to wait the 24 hr process) but you still have to purchase another char creation ticket.
B) You are just limited to 3 free chars. If you have 4 chars and you delete any one of them after the deletion process completed the 3 chars that remain are now the free chars. But you still lose the char creation ticket. And if you want to put in a 4th char you need to repurchase the char creation ticket again.
C) You have 4 chars and delete any 2 of them. Once the deletion process completes the 2 remaining chars are free and you can make another char for free. Making it a total of 3 chars again reaching the 3 free char limit. But you still lose the creation ticket and you need to repurchase the ticket if you want to put a 4th char in.
The option to exchange the gold mission pass ticket in the swap shop is no longer there. They removed it after maintenance sometime in January when they announced that they have fixed the issue with the ticket.
If you have issues with the ticket submit a request ticket about it. Till then place any gold mission pass ticket in storage. Make sure you don't have any gold pass ticket in your inventory before continuing, then go to the mission pass itself and claim one of the gold rewards. You should receive an option to use 200 SG to unlock the gold tier. Select yes and it should unlock it.