ok so I just bought, installed and did the whole update thing last night. When I went to start the game up, it let me log in and everything but went to a maintenance screen so I closed it.
I tried again this morning but now it wont even boot up. It goes to the checking version screen for at most 30 seconds then the music stops and an error message that I cant read ( a bunch of square then "XIV" and then more squares) comes up and the whole thing freezes after I click the close button.
I figured I would try this before I uninstall and reinstall the game!!!