Some kids on the forums have been waa waa ing about “dont take our money if we can’t play” so SE is going to do just that! They will be halting digital sales until new measures are in place to alleviate server stress that comes with increasing interest in the game. I believe this answers the initial question on the forums as well “Why don’t we get free trials without purchasing the game?” Imagine if SE were to implement free trials right off… the servers would melt! I hope this interest continues going for a very long time.
Personally having a tonne of fun and its the poo when I have to log off to sleep and do… you know RL stuff >< oh my! Tantamount to crack… XD This old lady has not felt this addicted or gung ho about any MMO since the early years of FFXI (CoP I will miss thee forever!)
Announcing Server Enhancements and the Temporary Suspension of Digital Download Sales
We would like to thank you for your continued support of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Since the start of early access on Saturday, August 24th, an enormous amount of users have been logging in to the game. As such, the number of users logging in has been increasing at a rate that is much higher than what we had originally anticipated. To ensure that we maintain a quality level of service for everyone, we have been setting restrictions on both the creation of characters as well as adjusting the number of users that are able to log in. We are well aware that these restrictions are a source of frustration for our users who are waiting to play.
To address this matter, we are currently working on introducing new Worlds and enhancing the performance of the login and match making processes on both the Japanese and North American & European data centers. This operation is expected to be completed at the beginning of next week.
Until this operation is complete, we would like to prioritize the quality of service for those who have already purchased the game. Therefore, we are temporarily suspending the sale of the digital download versions of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Once the operation has been completed, the sale of the digital download version will resume.
While the operation is in progress, we will continue to apply restrictions on both the creation of characters and the ability to log into the game. Throughout this time, we will be offering constant updates on the progress of the operation.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes our users and humbly request your understanding.