Square Enix has announced that all Final Fantasy XIV account will get an extra week’s free game time, to compensate for ongoing server difficulties.
Magnet on a post explains that people who have registered on or before the Final Fantasy XIV doing PDT9 May at 23:59 on the 9th there will be an extra week’s free game time added to their accounts, in addition to a month, when you buy a copy of the game.
All Final Fantasy XIV service account will receive an additional 7 days free game time.
To allow users to access as much as possible, we have implemented a restricted login and character creation. However, we understand that these restrictions have been greatly challenged our players.
“Because the login and character creation restrictions impede our ability to provide quality services to all of FINAL FANTASY XIV service account will receive an additional 7 days free game time.”
In addition, the company has announced 10 hours emergency maintenance period will later today to try and sort all the problems.
“To solve this problem, we will conduct repairs, from September 3, 2013, 5:00 pm to 4 September 2013, at 3:00 AM PDT, increase the number of available world, reducing stress exempt purposes search server, and each server allows increased number of simultaneous logons. ”
If all goes well, then, it looks like we should see tomorrow’s problems, the worst end. This is an unusual situation, often quite rocky MMO launch. It is good to see that Square has taken active measures to try and improve the situation, including the number of sales was off.