The last couple of days have not been much fun for those wanting to play the 2010 FFXIV Open Beta, which has seen users experience nothing but problems ranging from server errors to password problems.
Final Fantasy XIV beta has started but was quickly suspended shortly after, and those that managed to get their beta key are reporting disappointment by finding the site down, wondering “why send a key if you can’t use it?”
Over the last few hours we have seen updates from Square Enix on the progress of fixing the problems, the latest statement said congestion with the Square Enix Account Management System was easing. For those that are still having problems, Square Enix advises you to “wait and try again later”.
The popularity of FFXIV Open Beta has put a large demand on their servers, and as part of countermeasures against the congestion, Square Enix had restricted the acquisition of registration codes, although this has now been lifted.
Some of our readers are reporting problems with their key, after being forwarded to a maintenance page, some users now have invalid beta keys and cannot apply again. Have you been affected in this way?
Reports of being stuck in a “loop” from one problem to another seem to be a big issue as well. Let us know where you are with the open beta, are things getting better now?
You can get the latest updates from Square Enix at support.na.square-enix.com.