Hello all of you who are blessed enough to be playing FFXIV, This is my first time playing FFXIV. I download and install the game to my ps3, and then download and install all the patches. Then I start the game. At the opening screen, I selected "Start" and chose data center "Aether", because I live in North America. The character selection screen loads, but the floating platform is empty. After about one minute error 2002 pops up, and I am sent back in to the Square Enix login at the launcher. I have tried logging in to every data center at different times, (times noted are pacific standard time) 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m. (Feb 19, 2016), 3:30 a.m., 4:30 a.m. (Feb 20, 2016), because I thought these non-peak hours might help me get into the data center. I have turned off the ps3, changed location on my campus, used wireless and wired connections, changed my DNS ports to 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, then to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. I have tried choosing a data center, then canceling out of the empty character creation screen, and choosing a new data center (suggested by Caimie on this website), but that did not work either. Something else to know - the ps3 internet connection test showed me that UPnP is not available, and I have a NAT Type 3. Also I am trying from a college campus where I do not have access to my router. Does this have anything to do with it? My impression from reading many other threads is that the 2002 lobby error is due to many people being on the server, so I thought this problem would be resolved by logging in at 3 a.m. or 4 a.m.. I was very excited to play this game and now I am becoming disappointed. I really hope you can help resolve the issue because I am getting close to giving up on FFXIV, the only game I bought a ps3 for.