Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn ….. Location 101
On June 5, 2013, Square Enix announced an update to servers and server whereabouts. Previously, the servers were all housed in Japan creating some connectivity problems for North American and, to an extent, the European players. The split of the known 10 servers are to accommodate all regions based on geographical locations. Redistributed regional data centers across Europe and North America with the intent to create a more enjoyable game for all.
Along with the server movement, migration of the 1.0 characters to ARR has begun. For those players who have a character being transferred can transfer their character to another world, if you choose to do so. See below for the guidance and a handful of exceptions. A free transfer is available but a small window has been given.
To guarantee characters are placed in the appropriate region, we recommend submitting a World transfer application. As the NDA will be lifted as of phase 3 of the beta test, you may freely consult with your friends in or outside the game before submitting your application. * Players are free to transfer their characters to any region they desire.
Applicants must have characters on their FINAL FANTASY XIV service accounts.
Applications will be accepted starting mid-June. An announcement will be made at a later time when the date has been finalized.
World Transfer Date
At the start of beta phase 4.
World Transfer Application Process
During the World transfer application period indicated above, players will be able to select a destination World on the World Transfer Application Page. * The World Transfer Application Page will go live at a later date.
Notes Regarding the World Transfer
All character data will be transferred, with the following exceptions:
After the transfer, if two or more characters with the same first and last name exist in the same World, only one character can keep the name, based on the order of priority below. 1. Characters that qualify for Legacy status. 2. Characters whose subscriptions ended after September 30, 2012. 3. Characters that were created first. In the event that your character must be renamed, please enter a new name by following the on-screen instructions when you first log in following the World transfer. * Players may voluntarily rename their characters even if their name takes precedence.