To make up for the game's difficult launch, Square Enix will be offering an extended free trial to players of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
According to Square Enix's Lodestone website, the official servers couldn't keep up with the number of players registering for the game, which led to the issues at launch. To make up for all, that, though, they're offering players an extra seven days of free play:
Because login and character creation restrictions have hindered our ability to provide quality service, all FINAL FANTASY XIV service accounts will receive an additional seven days of free play time. Furthermore, users who have yet to enter their registration codes will receive an additional seven-day trial should they register before 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on September 9, 2013. Moving forward, we will continue monitoring the servers to ensure that quality service and support are provided in a timely manner.