All Final Fantasy XIV players who registered a service account and purchased a character by October 25 will be entitled to an additional 30 days of free gaming, according to an announcement at the official site.
This decision is attibuted to “a wealth of constructive feedback from the community” and “the current state of the game,” which is about as honest an admission as you’re ever likely to get from a developer about the quality of their creation. Final Fantasy XIV has received mixed reviews since its release, with opinions trending towards the negative.
The extended free trial period will be followed by some updates to the game, coming in two stages (late November and mid-December.) Look below for a list of the planned changes.
Late November Update:

Adjustments and additions to the user interface

Adjustments to the Markets and retainers

Lowering of Teleport and Return costs

Adjustments to overall battle balance

Adjustments to class balance

Adjustments to party battle balance

Adjustments to monster placement

Adjustments to levequests

Adjustments to synthesis

Addition of new synthesis recipes

Alleviation of lag issues

Mid-December Update:

Addition of notorious monsters

Addition of new guildleves

Addition of new synthesis recipes

Addition of new items

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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