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Submitted by Lavalamp 726d ago | news

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn's clogged servers due to 'conservative estimates'

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the revamped version of Square Enix's massively multiplayer online game, faced a rocky start with full servers due to "conservative estimates" on how many people would pick up the game, director Naoki Yoshida told Polygon. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3)

aiBreeze  +   726d ago
conservative estimates is putting it mildly.
Roccetarius  +   726d ago
This wouldn't have been a problem, if people got kicked for inactivity. People are just staying logged in, so no one else can take that spot.

I've heard they started removing people just afk'ing, but i don't know if that's true.
aiBreeze  +   726d ago
They aren't removing people for afk'ing. I had "world full try again later" messages from 10am this morning. Logged out at midday, tried to come back at 2pm and it took me 20 minutes of spamming 0 on the numpad. Soon as I logged in at Camp Drybone, there was LOADS of people afk.

It's pretty bad tbh.. people overcrowding servers at the start of an MMO launch is to be expected but to not even have a proper queuing system in place nor have the foresight to potentially see the need for an AFK booter is laughable. Fortunately, with the maintenance going on now, they should have these problems resolved for tomorrow.
jb1276  +   726d ago
Made it to lvl 36 with my Paladin (really 36 with my GLA and 15 with my CNJ but you know what I mean) - it definitely is a pain to log-in during high traffic times but I refuse to stay logged in and rob another individual of their playtime if I can avoid it.. having said that I do understand why some may choose to do so.

But other than server issues (something associated with many MMO launches) the game is a lot of fun :D
Shad0wRunner  +   726d ago
The article pretty much explains what happened and why. After the disaster that FFXIV 1.0 was...Square-Eninx wasnt expecting too many people to rush right in, a second time around. They seriously thought everyone hated the game so much, that the user base for FFXIV AAR would be a lot smaller. Simply put...they made the wrong assumption and just wasnt prepared for the explosive launch this game had.

On top of all that, this is typically par for the course for most MMO's anyway. Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, WoW, FFXI, and so on...have all had pretty rough launches. It happens. It takes some time to get everything settled and adjusted to where the game is actually 100% playable with little to no inconvienence.

People need to be patient and have a little faith and understanding. We have a major maintenance tonight and should be finished by tomorrow. We can expect a lot of these issues to be improved and fixed.
pythonxz  +   726d ago
Yea, people flip out over nothing. They are giving you the playtime back...if they didn't do that, then yes, that would be another story. As long as the maintenance does its job, it should be fine.
KimoNoir  +   726d ago
Basically hes saying fuck americans and europeans. Just take it as that and stand up for your money spent not being able to play the dam game for almost 3 weeks.
Lovable  +   726d ago
Game's only been release last week.
Bolts  +   726d ago
Server ques are a good thing. Don't worry folks in a month or two half of the population will abandon this game and you will be able to log into your ghost towns without any issues.

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