Hi Everyone hope you are all well,
I'm just posting to say how i have found a work around for personally patching since in my case the patcher that comes with final fantasy XIV does not seem to actually download the file, something to do with my router settings i presume but i tried everything and couldn't get it to work.
However as of about 5 mins ago i found that if you go into the final fantasy folder in your documents you can use the torrent file that the patcher use to download it in another program such as Bit Comet.
My personal destination for the torrent file was:
Documents > My Games > FINAL FANTASY XIV > downloads > ffxiv > 48eca647 > Metainfo
and theres your torrent there dated so just use the one with the latest date.
I hope this helps anyone who has the same problems as i do