A new Final Fantasy XIV update has been released this week, Square Enix decided to remove the 14 day trial limit from new users that wished to try out the game. Instead it has been replaced with a free trial of the game until Level 35. So essentially anyone can try out and play FFXIV free of charge for weeks or months until they reach Level 35. This is very similar to what Blizzard has been doing with World of Warcraft for quite some time now.
This is a great way to entice new players to start playing Final Fantasy XIV. It is much easier to play at your own pace without having to worry about a time limit so this is a great move on Square Enix’s part. This new update also allows people with expired or lapsed subscription accounts to start playing again as long as their characters are under level 35. So if you downloaded the trial for FFXIV before you are now able to rejoin and continue with your character until you reach Level 35.