"Emergency Maintenance" For FFXIV: A Realm Reborn...Already
If you want to be optimistic about it, this just means that a ton of people are still interested in the game.
When Final Fantasy XIV first launched on the PC back in 2010, it was basically a wreck. From a technical standpoint, it was virtually unplayable, which was made abundantly clear in many highly critical reviews. But the new attempt, A Realm Reborn, is coming to the PS3 and PC on August 27 and MMORPG fans are hopeful.
The only problem is that the game is already running into issues. As reported by VideoGamer, those involved in the early access action have reported all sorts of problems. Game producer and director Naoki Yoshida has issued an apology and promises that Square Enix is currently working on fixes. Let's hope they work fast.
North American and European users have encountered issues with the game's instances, and error messages such as this- "The World is currently full. Please wait until an opening is available and try again." The developer has now limited access to full character creation, which stops players from being able to create a new character. They're in the process of "emergency maintenance" and the game continues to be taken down while they work on it. Here's what Yoshida had to say:
The maximum expected population limit is nearing for each World, and unless the current World simultaneous connection amount decreases, we are unable to open release the limitation.
In case we do release the limitation, there is a high chance that the corresponding World will crash or cause issues, and we are thinking that it will be difficult for us to release it for a while. We please ask you to consider playing in a World that has a low limitation. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and ask to continue with your cooperation."
They've already gone through a long beta process but evidently, that wasn't quite enough. Or, maybe they just weren't prepared for the number of early access players. Do you choose to be optimistic...?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
8/25/2013 9:20:42 PM Ben Dutka