I can't even get to a page that will give me a key - let alone trying to get the downloads! I got Part 1 downloaded last night but had to go on to bed. And the site where you apply for your key has been saying the same thing since last night: http://entry.ffxiv.com/busy/
dang dang dang dang dang!!!
Oh well, I may just wait for the actual one to come out too - at least then I'll have all I need to "try" to play, I just hope it's worth the money I'm putting out for it.
Good luck to those of you who may actually get this stuff to work. I'm at a loss myself. I read the information some of you provided on downloading and mirrors and torrent and such, but I'm afraid I'm too noobish to understand most of it. So many files! And me with Windows 7 just recently and still trying to figure where certain files go. Why couldn't Microsoft leave that part of it alone and make it the same as it was before??
In any event, have fun, those of you who can.