Square-Enix servers aren't the only ones to be brought to their knees on the Open Beta release. The internet database site ffxivcraftingvault.com has reported having to shut servers down due to an overflow of traffic that suspiciously coincides with the Open beta release of FFXIV. As to why these two events occurred almost simultaneously, Square-Enix, nor ffxivcraftingvault.com, seem to have any indication that they are in any way related.
Posted this in a previous thread. Just though someone might get a chuckle from it and moved it to a seperate thread. Feel free to add your own humorous fictional (or non-fictional) stories here to help lighten the tense mood floating around on this forum.