Critically-acclaimed MMORPG Last Fantasy XIV is experiencing a lot participant inhabitants development that Sq. Enix has instated a brand new 30-minute logout timer with a purpose to fight server congestion and intensive queue instances. The change will now mechanically log off gamers who’ve been AFK (away from keyboard, or “idle”) within the recreation after 30 minutes. Sq. Enix is growing its server participant caps throughout the board, permitting extra gamers to log in on the identical time.
Last Fantasy XIV has skilled large participant development around the globe over the previous few weeks, a lot of which appears to be a results of a mass exodus of gamers from different MMORPGs corresponding to World of Warcraft, in addition to a better curiosity within the recreation as its ultimate enlargement Endwalker is about to launch later this yr. In an official blogpost, FFXIV director Naoki Yoshida acknowledged that the sport has skilled an “excessive inflow of latest gamers” notably within the North American and European areas.
As a way to help this, Yoshida notes that the crew has carried out two modifications. First, is that the sport will mechanically boot gamers who’re inactive for greater than 30 minutes, at which level they must queue to log in once more with a purpose to play. He provides that the crew will “additional increase” the characteristic preemptively with a purpose to deal with the anticipated surge of logins for Endwalker in November.
Second is a rise in login caps which permits a better variety of gamers to log in to a server at a given time. Particularly, Sq. Enix not too long ago upgraded North American information facilities to extend their log-in capacities by 18,000; about 750 gamers per server.
Moreover, whereas Sq. Enix is planning the same improve for European servers Yoshida states that the crew remains to be working to implement modifications, and in consequence is not going to improve the login cap for that area simply but.
[Source: FFXIV Official Site]