While we can confirm that the open beta for Final Fantasy XIV is now underway, it looks like a lot of you are having trouble getting in, due to the heavy traffic on Square-Enix’s servers. Did you manage to acquire a key and get in?
It is a straight forward procedure to download the client to PC, but after that, you need to get a beta key by going through a series of forms on their account pages.
To get a beta key, you need to fill out their application form, but at the moment, the webpage is down due to heavy traffic. If you did manage to get a key, then you have to log in on the account management page, but again this website is unavailable at the moment.
If you managed to get in and are now currently playing the game – consider yourself very lucky. I have been checking the website frequently now, and I’m still unable to get past the server error messages.
Let us know your thoughts on this. Are you getting the server error message too?