While some MMOs are struggling a decline in participant numbers, Final Fantasy XIV just isn’t certainly one of them. The sport has turn into so common that simultaneous logins are constantly hitting the higher restrict of the servers’ capabilities. Square Enix has now designated some worlds as congested and has closed them to the creation of recent characters whereas they work on increasing server capability.

Final Fantasy XIV obtained Patch 5.58 Hotfix in the present day, August 24. During the upkeep, all Worlds on the North American Aether Data Center had been marked as Congested as a result of their logins have constantly reached full capability. This new Congested classification prevents gamers in these worlds from creating new characters as a result of this is able to trigger the login queues to improve to a size of “up to several hours.” Until Square Enix can increase the server capability, the designation won’t be eliminated they usually “sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will cause for those of you who were looking forward to embarking on adventures with friends.” For now, gamers are inspired to create new characters in Worlds based mostly on the Primal or Crystal Data Centers although these are additionally extraordinarily busy.

Europe Data Centers are faring barely higher though these are additionally turning into fairly congested throughout weekends. For now, the server configurations have been altered to improve the login caps. Towards the top of subsequent month, Square Enix will likely be changing a few of their present tools with higher-performance machines so the cap might be elevated even additional.

Previous measures to management congestion had included a new 30-minute logout timer for idle gamers however it looks as if these haven’t been sufficient to address the massive increase in players. In the long run, the crew is now knowledge heart expansions and even including new Worlds fully to account for the participant improve. Square Enix had deliberate for a multi-million investment in server infrastructure though this has been delayed due to restrictions attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. These embody a shortage of semiconductors that’s stopping the corporate from discovering the tools they want and restrictions on their engineers travelling abroad.

Producer Naoki Yoshida confirms they’ll now “require more time in implementing our large-scale solutions” and acknowledges the “circumstances surrounding our infrastructure are far from ideal.” He concluded by thanking gamers for his or her “understanding and continued support.”

[Source: Final Fantasy XIV]