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Final Fantasy 14's European servers are stable once again after a weekend DDoS attack

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Final Fantasy 14's European servers are stable once again after being subjected to a DDoS attack over the weekend.

Developer/publisher Square Enix was quick to acknowledge the issue, posting a statement on the game's official website that explained how the servers were affected for most of Saturday, August 14.

"During the times listed below, we were experiencing network technical difficulties due to a DDoS attack," the statement explained. "Players may have experienced the following issues as a result."

It then listed the issues, which included players being disconnected from – and having trouble logging into EU data center Worlds – and "difficulty accessing, sending, and receiving data from EU data centers".

Square Enix concluded by stating it would "continue to monitor the situation and work with [Internet Service Providers] to come up with countermeasures", although at the time of writing, some players on the game's subreddit report they're still suffering from untimely disconnections after sitting through the lengthy queues to get back onto a server. 

ICYMI, a Final Fantasy fan has obtained every trophy in the franchise

Talan Kirk, unlocked their first trophy – which happened to be from Final Fantasy 13 – on PS3 in November 2010. The final one? That came on August 8, 2021, courtesy of Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Kirk admits it wasn't easy, though. The feat took a full decade, encroached on real-life responsibilities, and took a 3,000-hour time commitment, too. They remain the only person to have unlocked every single trophy from every single game, from the original classics right up to the latest release.

Final Fantasy 14's producer and director Naoki Yoshida recently agreed to redesign the logo of the new job sage after fans reported feeling "uncomfortable or fearful" when viewing it.

Announcing the change via an official statement, Yoshida said the design of the original icon triggered some players' trypophobia – an irrational fear of holes. Like many phobias, its severity differs from person to person, but it can be acutely distressing for some with severe reactions. 

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Vikki Blake
Part of GR+'s news crew, Vikki is a (jumpy) survival horror survivalist with a penchant for sci-fi, shooters, thrillers, and a strong cup of Yorkshire tea. A committed Guardian and Spartan, she's terrible at FPSs, but loves 'em all the same.