There is no "trial" for this game. There never has been outside of open beta. And MOST games don't start handing out trials until 6 months to a year (or longer) after release.
The only thing close to it would be the "buddy passes" that came with Collector Editions. But those are not trials, they are actual retail keys that would give you the full game with 30 days. And the chance of someone here giving a random stranger a full retail key instead of their friends/family/keeping it for themselves are slim to none.
Edited, Nov 13th 2010 3:11am by Zorvan
OK, I think I misunderstood this link http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31011/FFXIV_Free_Trial_Period_Extended_Due_To_Games_Current_State.php
apparently, they were calling the first 30 days of play that you get with buying the game a "free trial" and you only get it by buying the game.
Frankly I think I'll wait until they do offer a actual free trial I have more than enough to do with Lotro and DDO which are both free to play, and my Eve and City of Heroes accounts. Hopefully by the time they have actual free trials, they will have some of the bugs out.
I'm mostly interested in the game because I'm one of those people that reacts badly to the hyper realistic human characters that were in FF XI which I played for about 5 weeks and got creeped out by, and I was hoping to get over my phobia, but its just not worth it to try a bit of self therapy on a buggy and incomplete game.
I really like Cat Girls though and the game is actually lovely to look at, so I'll keep looking for that free trial in a year or so.
Thanks for setting me straight by the way. I spent HOURS trying to find a download for the non-existant free trial :P
Hope it plays well for you
Protomas (possible future cat girl, in a year or so)