This post is a mere warning (not fear mongering) to those who haven't yet purchased a PS3, but plan to, upon news of discovering the release of FFXIV. So, please, be smart and purchase an extended warranty program along with your initial investment. It's totally worth the extra fifty bucks, or so. Look for a two year coverage, or more, if you can find one. I learned the hard way with my PS3 60 GB, when it took a nosedive into the toilette about a year after buying it.
I can't blame anyone but myself for my first PS3's bluray lens burning out. Old habits die hard from FFXI. I was grinding from level 1-20, on Fallout 3 in one session. After hours and hours of continuous play, my PS3 began to freeze more and more often. It got so bad that it actually fried the laser inside of it. Having learned a solid lesson, I purchased a new 80 GB PS3, and got the two year plan for the PS3. Also, I promised myself I wouldn't let my PS3 stay on for more than four hours in one session.
That means, no more "overnight bazaare" for me, or for anyone who doesn't want to shell out additional hundreds of dollars for a new system. No more level 1-75 power leveling grind sessions in FFXIV.
Please take this warning to heart, and I hope to see you all in FFXIV. My PSN and XBOX Live names are both TheJollyJokers. Feel free to add me as your buddy ^_^