Posted By Austin Yorski about 3 months, 1 week ago
If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Square Enix’s latest Final Fantasy MMO may be much improved from its original incarnation, but A Real Reborn still finds itself drawing criticism. No, not that criticism.
This time it’s server issues which have been brought to bear on Final Fantasy XIV. The game has been nigh unplayable for many since its August 27th relaunch, due to an unexpectedly high amount of concurrent users. “The servers were not prepared to handle this influx of players,” an official statement on the situation explains, “As a result, our servers have been pushed beyond maximum capacity.” Maintenance is scheduled for September 3rd at 5:00 p.m. to September 4th at 3:00 a.m (PDT) to address the problem.
Fixing your broken game is one thing, but Square Enix is taking the extra step to make it up to loyal players. “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 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on September 9, 2013.”
Source: Square Enix