We know that all the FFXI servers are in Japan. Look at what has happened;
I really hope that SE changes its mind and put servers all around the world for FFXIV, a few in EU, a few in US and the rest in JP (doesn't have to be locked to players in the region, but at least physically in several places/regions in case of natural disasters/earthquakes or in this case cable cutoffs).
This is why I personally don't like all the servers to be in Japan only.
On 12 Aug 2009, the APCN2 cable suffered further damage, impacting Hong Kong - Singapore and Singapore Tokyo links."
Edited, Aug 12th 2009 6:35pm by Maldavian