Square Enix introduced the newest spherical of measures to take care of congestion as a consequence of so many individuals enjoying Final Fantasy XIV directly. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida supplied a top level view going over three programs of motion happening to take care of the difficulty in North America and Europe. First, the North American Aether Data Center Worlds will all be labeled as congested in FFXIV. Then, the European login caps will probably be raised. Finally, including new worlds to current information facilities and extra information facilities are nonetheless being checked out as choices. However, the primary two adjustments for North America and Europe will arrive alongside the August 24, 2021 FFXIV Patch 5.58 hotfix.
When it involves the FFXIV Aether Data Center Worlds, all of them will probably be “congested” as of August 24, 2021. This means folks on Adamantoise, Cactuar, Faerie, Gilgamesh, Jenova, Midgardsormr, Sargatanas, and Siren received’t have the ability to make new characters. However, folks within the 16 worlds within the Crystal and Primal Data Centers will nonetheless have the ability to create new characters. Yoshida additionally famous each of them are additionally “quite congested as well.”
As for Europe, the Chaos and Light Data Center FFXIV login caps will probably be elevated in two phases. The first enhance will arrive after the 5.58 hotfix. Yoshida additionally supplied a imprecise window for the following one. He famous, “Furthermore, in late September, we are also planning to replace some of our equipment with high-performance machines to further increase the cap.”
Yoshida closed out the replace by discussing the FFXIV congestion-relief plans for extra worlds in current information facilities or enlargement. He cited the COVID-19 and the ensuing semiconductor scarcity as a motive for why issues aren’t taking place at a swifter tempo. He additionally talked about potential journey points stemming from the pandemic are holding employees from being “on-site.”
Back in July 2021, Yoshida talked about further measures. At that point, each login caps had been elevated and auto-logout was applied.
Final Fantasy XIV is offered for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The Endwalker enlargement will launch on November 23, 2021.