Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is still suffering the same woes, despite a spot of server maintenance aimed at fixing these issues. Yesterday, Square Enix told the world that a bit of server maintenance – running from 5pm PDT last night to 3am PDT this morning – would allow more logins, open more Worlds, and reduce the stress on the servers. It’s entirely possible that these things have been improved, but, um… I still can’t log in.
Following the download of a 1GB patch, I tried logging into Final Fantasy XIV not five minutes before the posting of this article… only for the game to close, telling me that it couldn’t connect to the server lobby. After restarting the game, I was allowed to click the “Start” button! Which gave me the above error message, telling me it can’t update the NA/EU servers.
Now, in fairness, it’s entirely possible that I’m the only one suffering this problem right now. It’s entirely possible that the number of people experiencing this problem are far more limited. It’s also entirely possible (and, based on my own experience, more likely) that very little has changed. Are you still having issues?