Today marks the end of Version 1.0 — the Final Fantasy XIV as we’ve come to know it since 2010. The final character data save has taken place, and while servers will be up until November 11th, no changes to your character will be ported over to A Realm Reborn’s launch early next year. It’s the end of an era.
Many Eorzeans, including yours truly, logged in today to prepare for the final save and take in the sights — as the world itself will greatly change from it’s current form. So, for those of you that had a chance to experience Final Fantasy XIV up until now, what are some of your memories from the game? Good or bad. What about A Realm Reborn are you most excited to see based on Version 1.0′s shortcomings? Leave us a comment below.
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More than two years have come and gone since service for FFXIV commenced on September 30, 2010. With the final character save maintenance on November 1, 2012, a chapter in the realm of Eorzea has come to a close.
With all the changes that have come to pass, I realize that it must have been difficult for you, the players. It’s been a very turbulent two years for me as well, and the game has come to hold a very special place in my heart. Work to transfer data over to A Realm Reborn will soon commence. Rest assured that your character will be carried over to a new beginning, bearing all your cherished memories of friendships and adventure.
Thanks to your encouragement and support, the game has come a very long way. There are no words to express how grateful we are for your help in the game’s rebirth. — Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida, FFXIV director/producer
Update: After today’s maintenance, it seems Eorzea’s weather has taken a turn…