Secondly, we are in the process of completely revamping the forums and we are attaching them to the main site. Very soon, you will be able to link directly to forums much easier and fluidly from the main site, as well as log in on the main site and be able to navigate all of the pages of the website while staying logged into our database. This will make it easier when the database begins to become populated with information from the game, as you will be able to comment on items, quests, etc. as well as upload your own with the same username as your forum login name--without having to log in twice.
In a nutshell, there will be no more 'forumotion' or forum bots, and the forum and main website will be linked. The only downside to this is that all forum users may have to re-register with the new forum! We are going to launch a beta version of the new forum in a week or so, so keep your eyes peeled!
On another note, I'm looking to commission a sketch artist to do some custom artwork for the website, as I was contacted by Square Enix recently about the usage of their logos and screenshots--which are intellectual property and protected by copyright law. The new site will have some new artwork, in other words.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in these forums thus far, you have made the excitement for Final Fantasy XIV that much more exciting! We hope you'll like the new site as well as this one (...and we won't get mad if you like it better)!