Whereas Lost Ark gamers on the NA servers have been in a position to play with out ready, gamers on EU servers are complaining of queues that final for hours. “18,587 in queue”, says one person evaluation from Sweden. “See you subsequent week.” Steam’s user review rating for Lost Ark has slid right down to Blended, and European queue instances are a recurring frustration. “3-4 Hrs in queue”, says a German participant. “3 hrs to determine the Character Title as a result of Names are Cross-Server. Every thing remot[e]ly regular is already taken. No Numbers, no Particular Chara[c]ters, no First/Final Title. My Characters Title is now ‘aripwonmhvj'”.
Writer Amazon Video games and developer Smilegate RPG are conscious of the difficulty, and have announced a joint effort to add more European servers. These servers shall be a part of a brand new area separate to the present Central Europe area, nevertheless, and Lost Ark servers don’t help cross-region play. “As a result of sport’s structure that is the one option to accommodate extra gamers in Europe”, the announcement says.
“This additionally signifies that region-wide options, reminiscent of your Royal Crystal and Silver balances from Central Europe won’t be accessible within the new European area. The brand new area shall be ultimate for gamers who haven’t but created their character or have not in any other case dedicated to remain on their current server. When you plan to restart within the new area, it’s possible you’ll want to maintain off on claiming any ‘per Account’ objects, reminiscent of the extra Founder’s Pack Redemption, till you may have created a personality and are in a position to redeem within the new area.”
A part of Misplaced Ark’s design ties participant progress to their server. Every character has their very own fight stage, however actions like collectible-hunting add xp to a roster stage shared by each character you make on the identical server. Some objects and forex are additionally shared between characters on the identical server, which is why server transfers, although much-requested, will not be at present allowed.
Whereas including extra servers will stop the state of affairs from getting worse and provides new gamers a option to skip the queues, current gamers on the Central Europe servers must begin over if they need the identical profit, or proceed ready for issues to enhance.
To make gamers really feel higher about it, everybody who logs in on any server between the time the brand new area goes reside and March 2 at 8.59AM CET / March 1 at 11.59PM PT will obtain the next objects as a present.
- Car Choice Chest (containing a selection of both a Terpeion or Terpeion of the Shadow mount)
- Midsummer Evening’s Dream Instrument Pores and skin Choice Chest
- Therapeutic Battle Merchandise Chest x10
- Offensive Battle Merchandise Chest x10
- Legendary Rapport Choice Chest x3
- Weekly Commerce potions Pack x3
- Phoenix Plume x20
A date for when the brand new servers go reside was not introduced. “We’ll share an replace on precise timings as quickly as attainable”, the announcement mentioned.