It's not often a game extends its free trial by another 30 days to show a sign of good intention to its day one buyers that game improvements are on their way. It's even rarer that those 30 days are extended by another 30 to make the grand total of 3 months of free game time if you had preordered Final Fantasy XIV.
The Square Enix website explains below:
"As always, we would like to express our gratitude to all players enjoying their adventures in Eorzea.
Today, we have decided to extend the free trial period an additional 30 days. Please refer to the following for more details.
We have also added a Topics post detailing a portion of the content heading your way in the two large-scale version updates slated for late November and mid-December. This month's version update, tentatively scheduled for November 25, marks the first step in bringing about significant improvement to ffxiv gil, guided in large part by the feedback you, the players, have provided. We are adamant that you should be given the opportunity to experience these changes firsthand before deciding to fully commit to the game. We encourage everyone to view today's post, as well as the previous Topics post from November 11 outlining the development team's roadmap for the coming months. Further details regarding payment options and future version updates will be posted as they become available."
Massive changes are on the horizon for Final Fantasy XIV, the first of which will be during November and December and following up early in 2011. It's enough to keep us hoping that Square-Enix get it just right and turn the game into the great title that it originally should have been.