So the 1017 error has hit me in an all new way. I booted up the game today and before it even loaded the character selection, I got 1017. Umm? I didn't even choose a server yet, let alone a character. I guess all the servers are full but that is kind of jumping the gun, isn't it?
To top it off, the official FFXIV forums have virtually silenced me. I've only posted maybe 5 times in the past 2 days, but now it tells me I've reached my posting limit or I'm too low level to post. As I browse through the forums, I notice that everyone posting is level 50. Why the sudden restriction? I don't understand why there would be a level restriction for the forums, and unfortunately I can't even comment about it.