As everyone is well aware, the stress test has certainly stressed everyone at SE as well as their players this weekend! I hope the issue has been determine and resolved in time for launch next weekend! To address the issues, beta test Phase 4 for NA and EU regions has been extended until 8am PST tomorrow morning (Monday 08/19/2013).
Thank you very much for your participation in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test.
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Worlds hosted on the North American and European datacenter which is preventing certain characters from logging into the game.
An emergency maintenance, taking place between Aug. 18, 2013 9:30 p.m. to Aug. 19, 2013 12:30 a.m. (PDT), is currently underway to address characters experiencing this issue.
Phase 4 of the Beta Test was originally scheduled to conclude on Aug. 19, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. (PDT). However, given the fact that affected characters are numbering in the tens of thousands and the time it will take to address the situation including the time required for the emergency maintenance, we will be extending the Beta Test until Aug. 19, 2013 8:00 a.m. (PDT) for Worlds hosted on the North American and European datacenter.
We hope for your continued participation in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test.
* The Beta Test will end as scheduled on Aug. 19, 2013 2:00 a.m. (PDT) for Worlds hosted on the Japanese datacenter.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused by this prolonged issue and thank you for your patience.