I reinstalled Final Fantasy XI, fresh through STEAM earlier today. It is the Abyssea collection, and everything went smoothly. I logged in, and was able to play fine. However... here is where is gets tricky.
Got invite to Abyssea, went over into Abyssea and then things got weird.
ALL of the NPCs were titled as simply NPC - no unique names or anything. I was not able to interact with a single NPC in the zone.
After 4 minutes, the game tried to push me out of the zone - good I thought! Nope, it simply states "Exiting now," and did nothing... even after sitting there for half an hour.
I contacted Tech Support, and they told me it was a port issue and connections or something. I opened up all ports they said, and now I am left with this:
I am baffled.
I am running Windows 7, 64-bit. ALL of my drivers are up-to-date. I was not able to contact Tech Support again due to being outside business hours.
It is really disheartening to come back after a year to play... and not be able to play. I don't understand.
Instead of repeating "exiting now," you can see it simple states: "L." My character is frozen, and I cannot access any in-game commands or menus. It is acting as if it were getting into a cutscene... but not doing anything.
I've tried reinstalling the entire game, and that did not work either.
I apologize if this is in the wrong forum or not... I'm at a loss. =[
Edited, Jan 26th 2013 6:56am by Shinzaku