Square Enix Details Final Fantasy XIV’s Extended Free Trials

By Ishaan . September 3, 2013 . 1:47pm

As previously reported, Square Enix will be offering an extended free trial to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players, in order to compensate for the game’s troubled launch, during which its servers were pushed beyond capacity and unable to keep up with the number of players.


In order to resolve the game’s server issues, Square will be performing maintenance today and tomorrow, with the purpose of increasing the number of Worlds in the game, as well as the number of concurrent logins on each server. Once this is done, players will receive an additional seven days of free play time.


Here are the details from Square Enix’s Lodestone website:


Because login and character creation restrictions have hindered our ability to provide quality service, all FINAL FANTASY XIV service accounts will receive an additional seven days of free play time. Furthermore, users who have yet to enter their registration codes will receive an additional seven-day trial should they register before 23:59 a.m. (PDT) on September 9, 2013. Moving forward, we will continue monitoring the servers to ensure that quality service and support are provided in a timely manner.


The additional seven days will be reflected on service accounts after maintenance has concluded on September 4, 2013, which can be confirmed by accessing the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.(http://sqex.to/Msp)


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  • Yes! This is sounding good so far. =^_^=

    Just really hoping they fix the Mog Station so I can finally register my Physical Collectors Edition.

    • ReidHershel

      Hey Azure, what’s your avatar from?

      • mace

        Watamote anime

      • I believe it’s from Watamote, but I could be wrong!

        • Corey Owens

          You’re right.

      • @Taran:disqus

        Watamote =)

        • ReidHershel

          thought so

    • NewestType

      Odd. Mog station worked fine for me. I was able to register my jp bonuses and monthly service fees with no issue. And judging by the huge number of wol helmets and baby behemoths ive seen, I am guessing this may be a slightly isolated incident.

    • artemisthemp

      You just redeem it on PSN

      • I forgot to specify for the PC not the PS3 lol, but thank you =)

        • artemisthemp

          I knew it was for PC as I own the CE for PS3 :)

  • Brandonmkii

    Welp, guess I finally have to log out.

  • Christopher Nunes

    I would prefer to have my Account fixed to have the correct CE content on it but this will do in the meantime.

  • I like this. I like it alot.

  • Setsu Oh

    one could think after sim city and so many other fiascos a big companythat hurt its own brand already with the same game had enough SERVERS to launch it a second time this one smoothly.
    apparently not.
    15 bucks a month +60 bucks upfront. looks like they take money very lightly

    • Geoff Kelly

      Hardware is not the only problem. More frequently it is minor server software bugs and glitches, which have a nasty habit of cropping up when you have hundreds of thousands of people all putting stress on a system. Servers are just like any other computer system, they are not bug free. You can never be 100% sure how they are going to handle in a live environment until they are in the live environment.

      If you are ever involved in server implementation at startup, it is never a happy time. It is rare for a system to come online with no problems. I know of one system that was knocked out by a bug that was caused by a single incompatible printer being plugged into the service, that no one picked up on. Because who would imagine an old printer would knock out not just the print server, but the entire system. You can anticipate problems as much as you like. But that is not going to let you foresee everything, no matter how much money you pour in.

      That said I am backing up FF here not Sim City. Many of the problems of Sim City could have been easily anticipated.

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