It seems the update server is being blocked in South Korea. Which leads me to believe that the whole game will eventually be blocked. I played FFXI for four years since first release in the US, made a good number of long time friends and memories. Ever since I quit FFXI there has been a gaming void left inside me that I have tried to fill by going out partying and drinking; trying to find that same level of social bliss that was achieved in FFXI.
So, a few years ago I caught wind of the upcoming release of FFXIV. I waited and waited; even trying to participate in every closed beta. Finally, an open beta key falls on my lap and, while it has its flaws, FFXIV fills me up with a joy that is equivalent to a triple rainbow (**** yea).
I thought myself to be fortunate to be in South Korea with the US Army and so close to the servers (remembering all the times JP played provoked NMs faster due to the lower latency). Well, today is a dark day. I left my game running last night as I fell asleep and awake today to find myself disconnected. I restarted the game to check for new updates and I was greeted with error 11024: Unable to contact version update server. A little research and BAM, turns out everyone in South Korea is blocked. My room mate gets through by using DataShield (US Proxy) but I have no such success.
So, I'm sitting here looking at a useless update window and thinking about the collector's edition copy I ordered weeks ago. Ugh...
Sorry for the rant, but this is truly upsetting for me.