FFXIV Server Infrastructure Update Scheduled for Wednesday

Final Fantasy XIV's server troubles may be over come Wednesday.

Lay down those pitchforks, fellow Final Fantasy XIV players! We may just be getting the smooth login experience we've all been waiting for come Wednesday, if luck is on our side.

Naoki Yoshida gave an update to the server capacity situation via forum post, outlining the current server status and the process they are undertaking to take down the dreaded 1017 error.

The Final Fantasy XIV team is currently working on adjustments to the duty finder servers and adding new worlds, both of which intended to be added on Wednesday provided the internal testing taking place Monday and Tuesday goes well.

Free play time!

If you've been out of the loop for a few days, Naoki Yoshida promised players a 3 day extension on their free period. After this upcoming maintenance, players will receive 7 additional days of free play time. This 7 day period will be applied to both standard and Legacy accounts, but whether or not these durations stack is yet to be announced.

Do note that if this maintenance takes place, it will do so on Wednesday in Japanese time. This means the maintenance may begin late Tuesday night for North America and Europe, depending on the exact time it begins. Let's hope the internal testing goes well.

Published Sep. 1st 2013
  • SexyGamer
    Featured Contributor
    I think it's incredible the game is doing so well. Yes, they oversold it, but it's an awesome game and it'll be great if it stays even more active than 11. Mmm... FF goodness.
  • Ryan Chizmar
    Featured Correspondent
    Finally, I can't wait to finally get to level 20 and get my chocobo! I've gotten 1017 all weekend long whenever I had the chance to try to log on. I'm glad to hear that they will be giving out 7 days free, but I still have my reservations about being able to log on.

    All that I found in his post was that they were adding new worlds and not adding servers to current worlds to increase the capacity of said worlds so more people can play the characters they've already made. It's nice to see that they'll be working on the duty finder, but what use would it be if you still can't log in?
  • Cortalia
    One thing you have to give Square-Enix... their not afraid to give out some free play time when things like this happen, at least they take into consideration that this is a a game we are going to be paying to play.

    Ideally it would be nice if they didn't have these issues, however, at least their doing SOMETHING for their players, instead of "oops, yeah sorry about that"

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