Restoration of the FFXIV Game Servers

A date for the game server restoration announced in the thirty-sixth Letter from the Producer has now been scheduled.

Read on for the details.

A date for the game server restoration announced in the thirty-sixth Letter from the Producer has now been scheduled.

 
Server Restoration Date
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 0:00 (PST)

* Login numbers will be measured at the end of each month. In the event that numbers drop below 30%, the servers will be shut down once more. An announcement will be made at that time.

 

Login Requirements
Only players with service accounts that have a listed “End Date” of September 30 (Sunday), 2012 or later (including free periods) are eligible to log in.
* To confirm the “End Date” for your service account, please visit the Square Enix Account Management System site and click Select Service under Service and Options, then select FINAL FANTASY XIV.

Link: Square Enix Account Management System

 

Game Content
Game content will be rolled back to Patch 1.23b (released on Thursday, September 13).
Selected updates made from Thursday, November 11 onwards will remain unaffected:

Increase in anima recovery rate
Reduction of all gear repair costs to 1 gil
Chance to obtain job-specific weapons on login for players who logged out in an inn room
Relaxed requirements for participating in “Bowl of Embers (Extreme),” and for undertaking the quests “To Kill a Raven” and “Living on a Prayer”

 

A Note on Character Data
Any progress made after November 1, 2012, including progress made following the restoration of game servers on November 21, 2012, will not carry over to A Realm Reborn.

 

Support Services
Support services will be available for all issues, excluding those that concern item restoration or in-game bugs.
* Please make a support enquiry if you are unable to play despite fulfilling the login requirements, or if you are experiencing trouble with character data that existed prior to the world servers going offline.

 

The Forums
In keeping with the policy outlined in Support Services above, the In-Game Bugs category in the forums will be locked.
* All other categories will remain open for posting.