Final Fantasy 14 offering seven free days for server troubles

Square Enix is offering seven additional days for Final Fantasy 14 players, to compensate for server troubles that prevented users from getting online.

6

Square Enix is offering seven free days of play to compensate for the server troubles that plagued the re-launch of Final Fantasy 14. And while players will get a free week, the company noted that it will have to take servers offline for about a day, to help ease server load.

GameSpot reports that the additional seven days of playtime will go towards anyone who redeems their trial period (included in the package) by September 9.

"Because login and character creation restrictions have hindered our ability to provide quality service, all Final Fantasy 14 service accounts will receive an additional seven days of free play time," Square Enix said. "Moving forward, we will continue monitoring the servers to ensure that quality service and support are provided in a timely manner."

You might want to wait until tomorrow to start, though. The servers will be taken offline from 5PM PT today through 3AM PT tomorrow. This maintenance period will increase the number of Worlds, increase the number of available logins per server, and reduce stress on the Duty Finder servers. All in all, it should be a much nicer experience.

Editor-In-Chief
From The Chatty
  • reply
    September 3, 2013 12:05 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Final Fantasy 14 offering seven free days for server troubles.

    Square Enix is offering seven additional days for Final Fantasy 14 players, to compensate for server troubles that prevented users from getting online.

    • reply
      September 3, 2013 1:10 PM

      I know that some have had issues getting in but Isn't also true that the majority have been able to play? Do people expect the same compensation from your cable providers? I would love to see you try lol.

      • reply
        September 3, 2013 1:19 PM

        My isp is a 100 time more stable than any mmo i've ever subscribed to. (and only half the price)

        • reply
          September 3, 2013 1:51 PM

          it's also an imperative service, one mmo of many is not.

          • reply
            September 3, 2013 2:17 PM

            i know people that would argue otherwise!

      • reply
        September 3, 2013 1:20 PM

        There are still bad population issues to the degree that Square halted all digital sales to keep it from getting even worse. Thankfully they are adding hardware tonight.

        Also, the compensation is simply good PR. ISPs get to be dicks because of limited options and service contracts. MMO players want be given reasons to stay -- not to go elsewhere.