No, actually, I am NOT doing the same thing. I have been playing off and on all weekend and for several hours yesterday. I have gotten 90k'd a dozen times, 1017'd for hours on end, and every other error this game can throw at me, but when I am done playing I give up my spot on the server so that someone else can finally get past that stupid 1017. It used to be called "common decency" but I guess that is a misnomer nowadays. The very few people like myself that are logging out are the only reason any of these scumbags get a chance to get in, and then when they get it they abuse it like a bunch of selfish cretins. Anyone staying logged in is a bigger part of the problem than anything else.
I'm like you Azoria, I'm logging out and taking my chances later on. I've played enough MMOs over the
decades to know that eventually it'll get fixed and I'll get my playtime in. (Though if takes too long I do hope SE does the right thing and tacks some gametime on to my subscription).
I'm very eager to play, and very psyched that in terms of the actual game itself FFXIV ARR is looking pretty damned fantastic, but if I can't get in and play for now I'll just do something else until I can. I'm not going to take up a slot for hours and hours, and prevent someone else desperate to play from doing so. I'm also too
old jaded cynical
experienced to expect tons of other people will do the same, but cheers to you for making that decision! \o/