All was good at the start…
Then folks were hitting issues with instances locking up and being in accessible. Fine, there is other questing content to do. You can do the story line quests and instances later one is so inclined. They need to beef up the servers. No big deal right? Traditional launch issues.
What? I got booted and cant log back in? What do you mean I am still in game? Apparently, the FFXIV design team has been working in a bunker and does not have an auto log out/time out feature for their MMO. O’rly? So on early access weekend, quite a few were booted from the game and could never get back in until a support access ticket or forum post was processed…
A day or two and a few emergency patches, the instance issues appeared to be mostly fixed…
Then today, Sunday, another issue popped up. As you could expect, the servers were getting hammered by folks trying to log in. No big deal, traditional MMO fare for popular MMOs at launch time. Initially, if the servers were full, you would get a pop up saying where you were in the queue. Every so often the number would update and count down till you got in. This is the industry standard and is great communication and sets some expectation on when you may be able to play.
Well Sunday, was yet another day of failure. Many players on the NA and EU servers no longer got that pop up box. Instead they were simply greeted with a message saying the server was full and to please try again… O’Rly? So now you get players spamming your log in server with no idea of when or if they may get in?
I really wish I could get my money back and wait a few months to try this out. It’s clear they are not ready for prime time. At least here in the states…
When I say that last comment, apparently Japan is not experiencing the same issues according to REDDIT posts as well as other sources. Perhaps a fail in Japan would cause the top level staff to commit Seppuku, but as far as EU/US are concerned, its not a big deal. On one side, they did do something right and release more game servers but the issues are wide spread and affect all of them, original or newly spawned servers.
This rant has nothing to do with game play. Its purely based on access and server issues. Right now, it’s not prime time worthy. If you have not bought a copy wait a few weeks to a month when they adjust and things settle down. For now, go find something else to play…
I found some hillarous posts on REDDIT that I will share. Links below!
- Gotta catch them all!
- A summary of my weekend so far!
- My exicitement level for Error Reborn!
- The early access Guild Master!
- US vs JP support requests