FFXIV 1.0 goes offline today with a final character save taking place at 9pm GMT.
I believe servers will be online from tomorrow but nothing will be saved so kind of pointless. Alpha has started for A Realm Rebord (FFXIV v2.0) in Japan only and will last about 1 month with NA & EU joining in the coming weeks.
Then there will be a BETA period which should be a proper Beta and all bugs / issues resolved etc hopefully. Expecting 2.0 to come online maybe around Jan / Feb if things progress well.
If you bought the original FFXIV then you can download and try the new version for free. Looking forward to it!
Anyone else gonna give this a second chance?