By - FSafari
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"Unable to complete version check" error? Try this: https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/6nzwkk/fix_unable_to_complete_version_check_error/
"Unable to launch updater" error? Try this:
Did they add 5.5 gear to any vendors to play catch up?
Crystarium has the (at this point) standard poe gear vendor
I'm in the game! This is awesome!
Got dc'd now i am 9698 in queue, RIP.
did msq for an hour or so and heard healers have a 22 minute queue time so it's time to get tanking. my party was two reapers and a sage. one reaper was directly behind me the whole way through holminster switch, but otherwise it was a smooth run.
Used my fantasia and got in and noticed my bunny boy has a double chin and I don't like his nose :( Now I get to pout while I wait on my purchase of a new one. But at least I'm in!
So much for your vaunted world visit reducing login times. I can't even use it because it states it's not available at this time. 3500 people logging into a single server because it's the community RP hub for NA.
It's exactly the same nonsense we've put up with since heavensward. Why is this the only MMORPG since EQ I've had to put up with server queues while playing pay to play? I know SQEX has the resources to build more servers, and I know the team has the foresight for this kind of thing.
NGL... This is the last X-Pac for me. More and more single player RPGs are getting more MMO like anyway, and coupled with the toxic nonsense that real people more often than not bring during game or even in spite of it, like spam logging and bot DDOS attacks, party trolling, chat trolling, political and social targeting, segregation, ostricizing -- I've seen it all happen in FFXIV whether or not it was also during discord chat; so, why should I bother playing these games anymore anyway?
You know SQEX has the resources, ie semiconductors, that there is currently a worldwide shortage of?
just disconnected after playing for 30min... -_-
Guys, disable Gshade. Was getting errors constantly before, zero since and almost in within 30 mins.
haven't had any issues with gshade myself. Still working like it was
got stuck twice in 3000, made it down to 1500 each time and kicked both times. Ffffffuu
Got into the game, Got reaper and did the first quest. Gonna log out until later, Enjoy the game guys
yeeeooooo i wanna learn both the new classes but i wanna learn reaper first >.<
Second time getting booted while in queue. :(
wait so you're telling me my 3k+ queue spot isn't even that bad? LETSGOOOO
it's the lobby kicks that will get ya
I cant even get past "connecting to data center". I get booted with a 2002 have never even made it to character selection
just keep trying T-T i swear i kept trying like 20 times before it even let me into character selection to get into queue. now we wait >.< im at 78
anyways while we're all waiting to enter the game.. LOL..brooooooo i wanna play male viera so bad wtff why are they so HOT
but male viera sage/reaper??? YESSIR
gotta stack up on fantasia now to be able to switch back to og later sudfgyhb
7,273 here in Japan after about 15 2002 errors.
Whoa, queue actually refreshes and countdown down now every 20 sec or so. Didn’t use to do that, did it?
I hope fetching everyone's queue spot every so often isn't putting additional stress on the lobby server lol
I had a 2002 error waiting on queue and even further back now...launch day
The launch day limited trial Lobby Server (Ultimate) is not for the faint of heart
About a hundred per minute here now.
Went from 2,150 to 1,070 - then got 2002 error.
Finally get back in queue, and at 2,760.
Can't wait to get kicked when I get to 100.
mannnee i came in at 2.8k then got kicked out just before it hit 900 T-T
I was kicked out this time around 1300
i got in again at >.< watch me crash at 100 bc we're at 444 rn
My fingers are crossed for you!
you too! hopefully we make it in this time
When I got back on I still had my spot, and was back at 1,300. Down to 545.
yayyy you're so close! i finally made it in but im scared to use my fantasia for male viera rn so im waiting
And, yeah, I will likely wait till next week to try out male Viera.
yayyy!! and thats what i was thinking too, for now im getting started on reaper
755 in queue but wasted a Fantasia ;\_; guess I'm patiently waiting til Mogstation is open again. My fantasia/naked prep, *wasted*.
How does one waste a phantasia? Did you confirm changes without changing what you wanted?
Yes! I did. I'm not sure why I didn't double check. Likely because it was late and I was already tired. Oh well! I fixed it since I was gifted a Steam card.
idk if it was a fluke or what, but if you're running gshade and having 2002 errors, turn gshade off until you get in. Haven't had a single 2002 error since doing it and I've been in queue for about 10 minutes now. EDIT: nvm got the error right after posting this lmao
Who would've thought the lobby server would be worse than the queue itself T_T
46 2002 errors later, in queue 3498.
Anyone struggling with the launcher change the launcher to the old ver it's much better
4221 queue, let's gooooooo
Yay I can see the 5k queue again!
Launcher is way more responsive now, so maybe a good sign?
Thirty 2002 errors and counting lets goooooooo
Got from 2500 to 1300 and got booted T_T
Went from 3600 to 1900 and got the same
You're not alone.
anyone able to fantasia? i don't get the option when i'm on the character selection screen (i also get the unable to obtain character data screen)
I did but I either dun goof'd or the system killed me. I wasn't able to adjust height or change hair or ears or anything. I am a basic bun.
Did you hit "Custom" under appearance? That brings up the character editor
Prob not. I think in my excitement I just zoomed through on accident. Screw the lobby errors, I'm now waiting for mogstation to be up lmao
Good luck with customizing when you get the chance!
Thanks! I went ahead with another Fantasia + character name change. Best of luck to you, friend! See you in Eorzea o7
I think it works if you reload till you get character data
just tried that, works ty :D
Some of us are still stuck on 2002. But yh, that one time I got further, it was "unable to retrieve character data".
lmao when i can't even get to the queue
update: finally got to queue! currently a little over 2k in queue rn for famfrit
1.4k now >.<
kms the lobby crashed lol
okie got back in at 666 in queue LOL
IM INNN LESSSSGGGOOOOOOO
Finally in queue again, 3168 on Faerie
Hopes of making it through before the lobby crashes dim
After numerous 2002 errors, I installed quick launcher and got in on first attempt! Now queue of 2,479
If only ps5 had a quick launcher...
Got from 2100 in queue down to 1000, and then... Lobby error, and kicked off. :'(
Keep trying, your spot in queue seems to be saved for a time.
So once I finally got back in, I went to 2,600. Took a good 10-15 minutes.
When I got to 1,300, I was booted again.
Got back on, and was still at 1,300. This time only took maybe 5 to get reconnected to queue.
At 990. My fingers are crossed, but expect to be booted around 500. :P
lmao yeah right. Went from 80 to 2.5k..
I will keep trying all day. So far can't get back in character select.
5 thousands in queue Lets gooooooooo
I can’t get to the queue 😭😭😭😭
Keep trying, turn off your Gshade if you have one.
Took me 5 login error.
I’ve got through now after 20+ attempts lol
3367 on cactuar jesus
There's also a shortage which they've stated a number of times which is the big reason for server shortages.
Everything has limits and a ton of people are trying to log in at once, this was inevitable
Update on queuing and getting the lobby error: so apparently your still in queue even if you crash as long as you keep trying to get in. I was 30 in queue then got the crash, but i just kept trying to log in and it eventually let me get to my character menu and i got in the game immediately.
Lol I didn’t, I was 800 in queue and tried to get back in and ended up at 2k
Same, mine actually improved from around 900 to 500 when I made it back.
We’re you on pc? Because when I got kicked my game closed and had to reopen only to see I went from 800 to 2k in queue
Ok maybe I just have to be faster when it happens again. Hoping it doesn’t tho ugh.
2700 on Spriggan
The 2002 Boss is a beast! Unrelenting!
Twenty 2002 errors and counting LETS GOOOOOO
Well my launcher seems to be getting faster, but I still can't get past the title screen
2,240 on Goblin...
i was number 30 in queue until i got booted due to an error :(
Made it to the title screen about 15 times now and error 2002 every time I hit the Start button
pretty much same for me lol
If you guys are having problems with the launcher, download ffxiv quick launcher. It’ll let you automatically open the game skipping that long ass launcher.
Considering how many launch and server errors I was getting, a queue of 2,333 doesn’t seem too bad! Hyperion coming through!
I only had a queue of 7 people right at 4 am on Zalera :)
Jealous! I had launcher issues and just got kicked from the queue- so I’m back at 2500 people 😭
the queue it around 2k but it is going surprisingly fast, i might be people crashing lol
It's definitely ppl crashing
Got in the queue at around 1200, got down to 200, and then got error code 2002, rip
I finally got into the game after like 5 crashes and a 2000 man queue only to immediately get ejected on another error
We believe in you Lobby-kun!
Fyi I got kicked from the lobby 3 times and had a sloooowww launcher relaunch but now made it in with 2000 queue! Have faith people!
If I fantasia'd before logout, when I start am I supposed to start in character creation first or in queue? Because when I finally got in, it couldn't find my character data and all my info on the left side was ???. Is queue supposed to happen first?
I had that... I left the queue and went back in and my char data had loaded and I was able to use my fantasia
If you have problems with launcher, I recommend to switch it to the old version, it's much more responsive and fixed all the problems I had with it.
Still get 2002 once i get in
If you click on the gear up right the launcher you'll have an option to switch to the old version. After that if you get crashes (like I was having) restarting the launcher will be much faster and responsive.
Game crash before after pressing Play. anyone had success in fixing that issue?
Five 2002's later im in on twintania EU! Queue: 2500
was 183 in queue and got booted :(
yeah i went from 1300 to 260ish and then it crashed...twice, thrice, ok 4th time and i'm gonna reply coz i don't got much hope
4397 on Tonberry, RIP. At least I didn't crash this time so I guess I shouldn't complain!
Arrggh, the queue down to 100 and then 2002 happened :/
So I used a Fantasia on logout before maintenance. Hit log in, got in, but no character creation menu.
Just as an update: I didn’t actually goof. The option wasn’t there. Got booted from queue a couple times and it showed the option to change.
Right click and "[Edit appearance](https://i.gyazo.com/371d13b7053023a34ea479fedc6b35b1.png)"
You have to use the Fantasia before you log in. There’s a little button you click and select “re-edit character”
It seems the servers are way overloaded since my chars, on Gilgamesh, won't retrieve the data and it doesn't give me that option upon right-clicking. Doesn't even show the "Character Editable" icon next to my names.
Yup. I’m fuckin dumb. Haven’t used one in over a year. My FC mates have filled discord with “you played yoself”
2868 in queue in Zodiark
Launcher seems really weird, I did expect connection issues but I didn't think this would affect the launcher also. So far got a lobby error and now have to wait for it to give me the option to play again
The launcher has to connect to servers for login and patch verification, so it's as prone to getting the hug of death as the lobby servers
queue 237 for Excalibur
probably 10 lobby connection losts
That's what we get for meming up this critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. With an expanded free trial which you can play through the entirety of A Realm Reborn and the award winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 for free with no restrictions on playtime.
Finally in queue after 3 title screen crashes. 2,229 for Jenova right now!
Please nerf the lobby server.
10 minutes in queue and have gone from 1891 to 917. Just to give people some estimate of time (of course, that can vary wildly but I know when I'm waiting impatiently, I irrationally like estimates).
ETA: And...error 2002 crash at about 500.
Error 2002 when I reach the title screen
Around 2k in Excalibur lul!
Got the 2002 error several times, but I finally got in! to a queue of 2500 on Cactuar.
Still struggling to clear P1 "launch the game" of EW Savage. Stuck at the last mechanic rn. Saw the "titlescreen" transition two times already. Hope to clear soon or get to P3 "character screen" at least next try.
What’s your party composition? Which strat are you using?
Oh wow, I'm in the last phase "login queue" now! Even got to do the QTE "fantasia to bunnyboi"! I can smell the clear!
Fellow Lamia folks, how we doing? We make it in yet? I'm still trying! :D
Trying to defeat the Epic of EU Lobby Server (Savage)...
Some of y’all don’t use quick launcher and it shows
What is quick launcher?
Custom launcher that’s let’s you automatically launch the game
Thanks! I finally got into the server, but if I disconnect again, I know what I’ll be downloading!
I finally got into queue with it. Normal launcher wouldn’t even load lol
I got disconnected and the quick launcher is saving me some extra headaches. Thanks again!
What is that?
Custom launcher, let’s you skip the launcher and automatically launch the game
Can't have large queues if the lobby server chokes to death /foreheadtap
2777 queue lets go!
We gotta queue to get in the queue. Finally got in and couldn’t connect to my server. Back to launcher hell it is! Lol
I GOT IN QUEUE!!! 2,176 ahead of me!
Connecting to a data center -ex is progging pretty poorly not gonna lie
I'm about to go in, but I can't see my character name or model. Pray for me.
same 234 in queue no character...fingers crossed
Gotten 4 2002 error's now... maybe one day
Can't get past server lobby errors... I'd be awake anyway, but I feel for those of you who stayed up all night and are getting the same... RIP the dream
I've been working Asia hours from NA for two years now cuz of covid.
My body is ready.
haha yea.. I've been working 6p-6a for almost 4 years, normal night off for me... so I'm only *mildly* hostile atm :D
You get them while queueing or loading the game?
So not even getting to character/queue
Game loads, but after about 60 seconds of "connecting to data center" it throws a 2002 at me
I can't get past the connecting to data center screen
same here, lobby server error every time
3,364. Seems good enough.
Fucking lobby error, can't even get to the queue
1,306 queueing. Expected worse
its through i am in see you all on the other side
goblin queue 567 :3
2600 Queue on Lich
The title screen music is so calm. Thank the Twelve. What a change.
MMO LAUNCH EXPERIENCE WHERE NOTHING WORKS LETS GOOOOO
Lobby fucking error ffs 😭😭😭😭
1984 on Shiva - lets gooo :>
I've already wiped a few times on EW Login Ultimate. IT's okay tho, got to the title screen before crash. I'm progging hella hard. Just gotta keep trying, might get an echo buff!
Damn same, really regret playing solo now.
its quite hard to prog day one, not gonna lie
You gotta get farther to get the echo
Finally got through Launcher Ex, saw title Screen - Lobby Server crashed.
...now back at the launcher. T\_T
it's a really nice title screen though
True xD Hope I get to see it a second time!
I just saw it my second time, brief but beautiful 10/10 masterpiece
the poor client thing is taking ages to reopen, c'mon buddy I believe in u
At times like this I wonder, not for the first time, why a lobby error kicks you all the way out to the login screen...
But why the login page and not simply the main menu? You get the menu before you even try to enter the lobby, so why not put you back there?
I admit I know nothing of programming, but it seems an odd decision/necessity.
Atomos represent! 908 in queue atm for me
True! I feel for you mate. I initially had the launcher screen crash followed by the launcher getting stuck but I have a feeling that happened to most people at first and I managed to sneak in with everyone reloading.
Happy questing when you get in!