Yeah, I don't think they anticipated the reaction that they got. Which is disappointing on one hand, but also impressive on the other. Just wish they had had some kind of plan in mind.
Actually they do have a plan in mind. It hasn't been announced in great detail, but it seems they'll be adding more servers. I wish I could find the information that I read concerning this. It was listed as about a week into development to add more to the facilities infrastructure.
Found it (below)
Edited, Aug 27th 2013 6:04pm by sodux
Thank you very much for playing FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Currently, an extremely high number of players are enjoying the game. Should the number of players continue to increase at the current pace, there is the possibility that our expectations and server capacity will be greatly surpassed. Therefore, in order to maintain a stable gameplay environment, we are implementing login and character creation restrictions.
In order to be able to welcome a drastically greater number of players, we are starting as early as this week with preparations to increase our facilities, to be ready by early next week. Until that time, we will be continuing to implement these restrictions as required, and we ask for your understanding and patience.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and once again thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.