Final Fantasy XIV ends an 'era' with server troubles

Final Fantasy XIV continued its slow transition to "A Realm Reborn" over the weekend, but the world-ending events didn't go off without a hitch. A spike in traffic led to difficulties for some users who wanted to see how the proverbial end of the world would go down.

Kotaku reports that disconnects and error screens were common. "There were so many wanting to log on and fight in these promised epic battles that Square Enix had to start turning players away based on subscription end date," said one player. Those who could get in got a nice bit of spectacle, though, in the form of level 100 monsters that were previously only seen in cut scenes.

All player data was saved on October 31, and it will be transferred to the "Realm Reborn" servers when it hits beta sometime in the winter. Square hasn't given a more specific release plan for the relaunch, but as the PlayStation 3 version catches up we might see the two launching together. Check out the "End of an Era" trailer below.

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