As I told you, I enjoyed playing the beta for FFXIV: Realm Reborn. It’s fun, addictive, and beautiful. Unfortunately, I also told you about the issues with Square Enix’s account management and communication. Yeah, well, they haven’t seemed to learn anything.
Last week Wednesday I received this email:
Now, slight problem here – I’ve been playing the beta on my PS3. Oh well, just some bad admin, I figured, still excited to get playing. The days and dates didn’t make sense, though. But, lo and behold, a new email came in the very next day:
Awesome! So I’d have the whole weekend to play! Of course, I had plans on Friday night and Saturday morning, but at least I’d get some hands-on time with FFXIV again. I was excited.
Due to an extra busy weekend, I was only able to boot up my PS3 on Sunday morning. I actually felt like a kid, imagining waking up early, making coffee and breakfast and spending the entire day playing FFXIV. Yeah, that didn’t happen.
When I went to load up the game, it would give me an error message to say the version couldn’t be verified. Over and over and over again. Eventually, I took to Google to determine what was going on. Apparently, I would need to download the game again – the new version has a new launcher. Perhaps if I had received the correct email in time, I could have done so. Instead, there simply weren’t enough hours in the day with my slow internet to re-download and get into the game.
Ever heard of an update/patch? Or how about at least informing your players?
Since then, I found out that my problem might have been because they were restricting logins to stem the tide. Perhaps Square Enix is a victim of their own success – people wanted to get into the game again! You obviously are doing something right if people are interested, so it might be a good idea to build some more capacity, especially with the game launching at the end of this month.
I hope I get to play in Eorzea again. It’s cool and I like my character. Unfortunately, it just isn’t worth the aggravation.
Last Updated: August 20, 2013
The Green Min-tern
August 20, 2013 at 14:13
I had the same issue and pretty much the same feelings on the matter. Glad to know I wasn’t the only one in the “sucks-to-have shitty-internet” boat 🙂
August 20, 2013 at 14:17
Sorry you didn’t get to play 🙁
August 20, 2013 at 14:20
Oh dear, Umar won’t be happy with this.. *hides behind curtain. Why do they lie then? Makes things very frustrating, not to mention it can make people look like right idiots. I mean right now I am in two minds about whether Zoe is a Hipster (has an Apple and spent BOTH Friday and Saturday being probably too cool somewhere) or whether this is all an elaborate ploy to make us thing she is cool and has a life. Shit, HIPSTER ;0 Jokes Zoe! 😉