Sq. Enix has warned Final Fantasy XIV gamers they could face server congestion when the FFXIV Endwalker enlargement is launched subsequent week. Whereas the crew has managed to optimize servers in time for the launch, they’ve not been in a position so as to add the brand new Worlds as a result of ongoing part shortages.
As many would count on, the launch of a brand new enlargement will at all times improve participant numbers for a brief time period. Sq. Enix is anticipating the release of Endwalker on December 7 to be no totally different and so they’re even predicting report login numbers. The issue is that they’ve not have the ability to add the promised new Worlds to the sport as the continued semiconductor scarcity has meant they’ve not been capable of purchase sufficient server machines. They’ve “applied each different measure that was attainable,” together with upgrading the matching servers for greater efficiency, rising processing speeds, optimizing processes, and rising the variety of gamers who can login concurrently. Regardless of this, they’re nonetheless anticipating congestion to happen.
When a world reaches the utmost variety of gamers, login queues will happen. Those that personal the complete model of Last Fantasy XIV shall be prioritized over Free Trial gamers, however there’s nonetheless more likely to be wait instances. Nonetheless, Patch 5.57 launched a characteristic gamers can use to try to keep away from congestion if they need: Go to One other World Server. This enables gamers to login to a quieter world in the identical Knowledge Heart as their residence world.
Gamers are additionally requested to not create new characters throughout peak congestion instances. Those that are inactive for half-hour shall be logged out, as effectively, to clear area for gamers. Lastly, excessive visitors areas, resembling the brand new areas launched with Endwalker, may also be instanced so there shall be a number of variations of the identical space out there to accommodate the upper variety of gamers. Sq. Enix has mentioned that world and server statuses shall be introduced by means of their Twitter channels and they’re going to attempt to preserve gamers up to date with the newest developments as time goes on.
[Source: Final Fantasy XIV]