If you’re a Final Fantasy XIV fan, you’ll no doubt be aware the MMORPG is experiencing a pretty hefty surge of popularity at the moment, which has led to hiccups like server congestion. Square Enix has been busy rolling out solutions to help tackle the issue, such as an automatic logout for idle players and it’s also outlined plans for server upgrades and more data centres. Now, the MMO’s director has announced SE is testing out increased login caps on EU servers, too.
“We have determined that by rotating some of the high-spec machines that comprise the European data centres into a new configuration and optimising our equipment accordingly, we will be able to increase the cap on simultaneous logins by roughly 500 characters per World server (for an increase of 6,000 across all EU data centres) for the time being,” director Naoki Yoshida says. To roll this out, he explains, the studio’s going to be taking EU data centres offline for emergency maintenance for about four hours today (July 22).
Following this, the studio’s going to be monitoring how things fare very closely to consider whether it can continue to increase this cap even further while still maintaining the stability of servers.