Square Enix’s complete overhaul of Final Fantasy XIV has not had a very stellar launch.
Starting during phase 4 of their beta, players in North America and Europe have been having receiving error upon error. Some errors can happen within minutes after logging in, while others don’t even allow players to log in.
These errors are mostly due to the sheer amount of people trying to play the game. While this is to be expected for releases of popular MMORPGs, and can even be considered a good thing as it means that many people want to play this game, the players that are waiting for server fixes are frustrated.
FFXIV: ARR’s director, Naoki Yoshida, apologized to the players residing in the above mentioned areas.
He states that they began maintenance soon after they were found during phase 4 beta and increased the stability of instance battles and the duty finder. However they found soon after that certain lobby servers were improperly configured.
He also states that in order to ensure the maximum number of people can play without crashing servers, login restrictions have been made. You can view the entire apology here: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/68427.
What do you think of the launch so far? Do you think that the precautions that have been made are fair? Have you had the pleasure of playing? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section below!