Closing Fantasy XIV server congestion has been an enormous drawback for the participant base as of late, and also you in all probability gained’t be stunned to search out out the culprits are, partially, difficulties launched by the covid-19 pandemic.
In a lengthy blog printed this morning, Closing Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida acknowledges the lengthy wait occasions gamers are having as they attempt to log into the massively in style MMO, together with the steps his staff is taking to alleviate congestion. And whereas kicking idle players is bound to assist, of us chilling in Limsa Lominsa is only one half of a bigger drawback that gained’t be mounted in a single day.
Yoshida goes on to clarify that Closing Fantasy XIV information facilities in North America acquired a considerable enhance to their efficiency on July 16 that elevated the variety of simultaneous logins by 18,000, however that also wasn’t sufficient to stop wait occasions over the next weekend. Much less substantial server upgrades are deliberate for European information facilities within the “instant future.”
“The staff is presently working onerous to optimize present servers in an try to extend the caps, if by a smaller quantity, and can endeavor to make continued changes and enhancements whereas sustaining recreation stability,” Yoshida provides.
Very similar to every thing else as of late, nonetheless, the state of the world isn’t doing Closing Fantasy XIV any favors. The covid-19 pandemic has thrown two very giant obstacles in Sq. Enix’s manner, based on Yoshida.
First, the continuing chip scarcity attributable to an “excessive drop” in semiconductor manufacturing makes procuring servers a troublesome process, particularly for a corporation whose wants are as huge as Sq. Enix. And second, international journey restrictions have saved the server infrastructure staff from visiting information middle places and assessing their challenges, although this will alleviate as workers start to get vaccinated.
“As producer, the duty for being unable to foretell the present inflow of recent gamers falls to me,” Yoshida continues. “The times earlier than an enlargement’s launch are presupposed to be ones of pleasure, however as an alternative they’ve introduced many gamers grief, and for that I, personally, am extraordinarily sorry. We’re conscious of the burden we have now positioned on our participant base, and are working diligently to lighten it within the coming weeks and months. We are going to proceed to develop measures to fight server congestion, and can hold you updated with any and all developments on this space.”
The subsequent main Closing Fantasy XIV enlargement, Endwalker, is scheduled to launch on November 19. Added content material is bound to deliver with it an inflow of recent and returning gamers. As constructive an expertise as I’ve had with the group throughout my time playing and covering the sport, I don’t envy Sq. Enix’s place main as much as the highly-anticipated launch one bit.