I ran the game last time perfectly fine off torrent, and been playing with it for hours.
Then the day after that, it stopped working because the version check kept failing. I assumed this is because the servers are down.
But apparently according to the status updates...It's fine. I still can't get pass the version check. I deleted everything that's FFXIV, and reinstalled it. Even then, version check still fails.
I live in Hawaii if that helps.