I feel sorry for anyone who ran into problems like I did and aren't savvy enough to scour the net for a solution. I would think most online gamers would be, but I'm sure there's plenty of people who bought the game, had the updater fail to work correctly and are ready to return the game to the store today. Interestingly enough, I never did get the actual game updater to download correctly other than the first patch, even after checking my firewall, port forwarding, etc. Kept freezing at 0.5% and eventually time out. Had to go the uTorrent route which worked great and quickly.
This is not the way to win over new customers. Being a FFXI vet, this is par for the course for SE and I'm used to it.
Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 1:06pm by Harri