With only ten minutes warning (and much to the chagrin of any Dynamis, Wildskeeper Reive, etc. people), Square-Enix took the game down about 12:30 PDT this afternoon.
It's almost 4 as I type this. The game is still down.
The longer it's down, the more I think we've got another exploit-fest on our hands.
The reason is in the follow-up that was posted about 30 minutes later. "Unimplemented items" have been dropping in certain battlefields.
That's either a fire-able fuck-up (either the coder or someone in QA), or we've got another STF problem on our hands.
And given a lot of the gear that's already been announced (and the scruples of much of the NA playerbase), I wouldn't put it past anybody to start duping the shit out of these +188 weapons to break the game completely.
The thing is, this isn't just some small situation. This is either a major code fuck-up or a straight-up exploit.
My money's on the latter.