In light of Final Fantasy XIV’s disastrous launch, Square Enix has mercifully decided to skip a subscription period of this bug-ridden, grind-tastic MMO… again. Any user who purchases a character before November 19, 11:59 p.m. (PST) will qualify for thirty day trial extension. Those of you who are already stuck trying to figure out what to do with your big-eyed cat girl mage can rest easy- you won’t have to pay for such a privilege for three weeks. This will stack with the previous October 15th extension.

This notice comes to us from The Lodestone, FFXIV’s newsletter¬† intended to provide players with status updates regarding patches and changes to the user terms. In addition to this new month-long grace period, Square also announced a tentative date for the first of two major updates.

This month’s version update, tentatively scheduled for November 25, marks the first step in bringing about significant improvement to FINAL FANTASY XIV, guided in large part by the feedback you, the players, have provided. We are adamant that you should be given the opportunity to experience these changes firsthand before deciding to fully commit to the game.

The first updated is expected to improve upon the map, implement customizable keyboard controls, add a recipe tracker, and provide dozens of other much-needed improvements.

You can find the full version of this notice on The Lodestone, and then you can go back to playing this game. Or bang your head against a wall. I’ve heard it’s kind of the same thing.