Maybe now you guys arnt playing more of you are reading the forums. Can I ask that you take a look at this http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268;mid=12847576691302692;page=1#m128484185830623158 . Ive never had any luck with the official patcher and whats to say it will be any different on final release? Its enough for me not to buy the game, although I really do want to. I refer you especially to how I did the port forwarding on my router. Is there someone that can check I have done it right?
My latest attempt at downloading initial 118MB patch results in me getting a message to update windows XP, although Im using Vista Home 32 bit so Im pretty close to pulling my hair out!