Final Fantasy 14 has been experiencing an enormous surge in gamers this summer season, and now considered one of its North American data facilities is closed to new character creation till additional discover, Square Enix introduced Tuesday.

In a notice put out by Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshida, he mentioned that each one the worlds on the Aether data center will probably be labeled as “congested” till additional discover. This implies that no new characters will be created on this data center. Notably, Aether is the data center {that a} bulk of streamers, like Asmongold, have been taking part in on, although streamers aren’t the only real cause for the congestion.

“Were the number of characters to increase any further, it could result in login queues taking up to several hours, which is why we needed to take this approach,” Yoshida defined. “In the meantime, we kindly request that you consider creating a character on a World within the Primal or Crystal Data Centers, though we’re aware that they are currently quite congested as well.”

As of penning this, most of the worlds on the Primal and Crystal data facilities are open for character creation, and all the worlds in Crystal even have a “preferred” standing. This implies that characters made in these worlds may have a particular EXP buff as much as degree 70. Transferring your character from a congested world to a most well-liked world is additionally free.

The Final Fantasy 14 staff has been wanting into options for the bustling reputation of the sport, and whereas it’s planning large-scale options, the worldwide scarcity of semiconductors has gotten in the best way of making extra worlds and upgrading servers. There’s presently an automated AFK timer that can kick gamers off in the event that they’ve been away for greater than 30 minutes, however extra options are coming.