The video in the Kotaku report is what I imagine just about anyone trying to play is experiencing right now
Pre-purchased yesterday, got my code, signed up after creating a new SE account (my old one was from FFXI and in the wrong region to register my code), downloaded the client in about 2.5 hours. Picked a server (Tiamat) after doing some research on Oceania, logged in, played for 4 hours straight, went to bed.
Not a single problem apart from the minor account issue. I'm assuming the server I've picked is handling the load quite well.
From where I sit at the moment a smooth launch day seems like a perfectly feasible scenario. Edited, Aug 26th 2013 5:05am by blowfin
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and donâ€™t let anybody tell you different.