Free Final Fantasy XIV this weekend only!

“Leaders of the Eorzean Alliance have issued a clarion call, petitioning all able adventurers to lend their strength to the battle that will determine the fate of the realm.”

The call has been put out to every single Final Fantasy XIV Service Account holder. For this weekend only, ending at midnight PST on Sunday November 11th, when the game is shut down, any account can log in and play the game, regardless of status. It should be noted, however, that progress will not be carried over to A Realm Reborn. GAMEBREAKER recently covered the Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn trailer, and it does look rather pretty, so perhaps this change will draw the game back from the brink of disappearance.

A Realm Reborn will feature the fixes that were desperately needed in Final Fantasy XIV, and hopefully breathe new life into a declining franchise.

“Adventurers of all races, origins, and creeds. Let it be known that the forces of the Eorzean Alliance, formed of the combined might of Limsa Lominsa, Ul’dah, and Gridania, have presently left the wilds of Thanalan en route to the Carteneau Flats, there to engage in a decisive confrontation with the VIIth Imperial Legion of the Garlean Empire.

“Yet this battle is but the means to an end, for the preservation of the realm from Dalamud is our true objective. Joining our host in the capacity of military tactician is Archon Louisoix, who shall helm the last-ditch effort to repel the descending lesser moon. To ensure the success of this mission—and the continued survival of all life upon Eorzea—it is imperative that the Garlean interlopers are put to rout.

“Be fairly warned that the enemy is no less determined than we. Resolved to hold its ground, the VIIth Imperial Legion has reportedly summoned reinforcements from Castrum Novum in a move to consolidate its defenses. Should troops from the imperial stronghold be permitted to join the fray, our cause would be dealt a grievous blow. As such, we have dire need of courageous souls who would meet the auxiliary Garlean force in southern Mor Dhona and prevent its merging with the main host.

“Our beloved Eorzea lies upon the brink of destruction, and she needs all of her champions to rise to her aid. And so we beseech you, the adventurers of the realm, to gather your strength! Join the battle, and fight to reforge the fate of Eorzea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731108011 Andrew June

    Preparing myself for 2.0. I’ll give it a fair shake just like I did 1.0. I loved FFXI too much to not want this to be a success.

  • http://twitter.com/WaInut WaInut

    I’d probably buy the game just to play it this weekend but the game apparently isn’t available anywhere now. Cool.

  • http://twitter.com/kirzanSix Michael Coulombe

    I tried the beta, it sucked. I hopped back on during my grindingitis of Cataclysm at about patch 1.20 and, oh my god I HAD FUN.

    The latest build is definitely a incredible step up from the crap that release was. Being an EQ MMO Baby myself, I just loved the grinding based leveling. The levequests refreshed every 8 hours when I played which was really nice. Dungeon puzzles which, if you complete, you get more bosses and more loot. So many nice, nice PVE features. OH, and the MUSIC! Nobuo really out-did himself proving that Square definitely needs to hire him for EVERY SINGLE FF GAME!

    I can’t wait for ARR to see how much better this game can be!