Certainly more covered than my level 14 Miqo'te archer, who spent the weekend looking for pants while everyone else was having trouble playing.

I was actually rather surprised to learn that folks were having connection issues with the early start of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I downloaded the client on Saturday morning, logged in and played for maybe seven hours or so, woke up Sunday morning and played for another couple of hours, and then returned in the evening to put in another three or four. Never once did I encounter a problem.

It's odd, really. With regular, non-MMO games, if there's a problem yo I'll find it and bitch about it incessantly. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, on the other hand, part for me like the Red Sea in that one book.

Update: Or it could be, as some commenters have pointed out, that I am playing on the Japanese data center instead of the North American one. How did I end up there? I have no clue.


Either way, yes — I am playing Final Fantasy XIV. I've actually got it running on a secondary computer now, hooked up to the television hanging on the wall of my office. It's very, very distracting — even now that I've gotten the pants situation under control.

Those of you who've been reading for ages might remember my review of the initial luanch of Final Fantasy XIV. It was not all that favorable.


Without giving away too much — a full review is still a ways off — it's better. A lot better.

If anyone needs me, here's my card:


Feel free to share yours, and see you in game!