Rejoice, players—practically six weeks after being pulled from digital storefronts, the critically-acclaimed MMORPG Ultimate Fantasy 14 is available for purchase once more.
Director and producer Naoki Yoshida introduced on December 15 that gross sales and free trial registrations could be temporarily suspended as a result of immense reputation of the recently-released enlargement Endwalker. Anybody who tried to play in these first few weeks could have felt the ache—spending hours ready within the login queue solely to get a community error and be booted proper to the again of it with 3,000 individuals forward of you. It wasn’t precisely my definition of enjoyable.
Fortunately, issues have calmed down fairly considerably for the reason that festive break. I can simply log in throughout peak hours and be in-game inside 30 seconds. With every thing seeming fairly steady for some time now, it was introduced earlier this month that recreation gross sales could be resumed. It is an ideal time, too. The Oceania knowledge middle has simply opened up for our associates down beneath, with 5 servers and a few good rewards for transferring over there. Sq. Enix even did an adorable FF14-style map for Australia and New Zealand to have fun.
Whereas gross sales at the moment are again up and operating, the free trial continues to be unavailable. It seems like Sq. Enix will likely be “monitoring server stability” now that the sport is again on sale earlier than deciding when to reintroduce free trial registration.