9:45PM PST – We have temporarily suspended the ability to redeem codes on the pre-order site while we continue to investigate the ongoing issues. As soon as we have more information to share, we’ll be sure to provide you with an update.
10:00 PM PST – New Blog post up by Bayohne!
7PM PST – We sincerely apologize, but the pre-order redemption site is experiencing very high traffic which we are currently working to resolve. We are adding additional bandwidth and server capacity to ensure that all customers will be able to redeem their pre-order codes as soon as possible. Early Access starts on August 24th at 2am PDT, and Square Enix is working hard to ensure that all #FFXIV pre-order customers will be able to download and play the game.
We’re aware that some NA users are receiving EU-region codes and are working to address that as well. We’ll be sure to keep you updated.
Will post any additional twitter updates for this evening here as well, especially when the pre-order site is up and running smoothly! 3 more of my friends have gotten their codes… so all is not lost… just really slow ; ;