Have you been experiencing the insane login woes with the recently released Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn? Chances are, if you're not logging in early in the morning or staying logged in all day, when you try to play Square Enix' wildly popular relaunched MMO... you're finding yourself unable to do more than stare at your character select screen. The 1017 error is the current result of a login queue system that doesn't allow more than 100 people to queue to login to a server. In short, it's frustrating as all hell when you just want to play your new game.
You could spend all night pressing zero on your num-pad (thank me later if you've not discovered this yet), or you could give up in frustration and go do something else. I'd suggest the latter, personally. Luckily, my son likes to wake up at 4am, drink a bottle and go back to bed, giving Dad enough time to get an hour or so in before work beckons.
But is that what we've come to? Waking up before dawn to play around in Eorzea? I suppose it's a good sign that Yoshi-P and his team have done well by the re-imagining of FFXIV. Its only fault is that Square must not have expected this many people would want to play an old school and nostalgic MMORPG.
In the next week or so, a data center expansion will be complete and these woeful early days of new life in Eorzea should be behind us all. Hell, this is actually an encouraging state of affairs for SE, as it means the game is very much in demand. It's also the only AAA MMO release for the rest of 2013, if I'm not mistaken, so it has months of potential spotlight ahead of it if they can get past these early hurdles. But until Square Enix can institute a real login queue system that doesn't require spamming the 0-key, I'd suggest they change the "1017 Error" window to give us a little vindication at least.
How are you coping with 1017? What have you been doing to pass the time until you can get back in and work on some Guildleves?