Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets 10 Hour-long Maintenance to Address Problems and Add New Servers

on September 2, 2013 2:50 AM

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn suffered from heavy congestion problems after launch due to the unexpected number of players that hammered the game’s servers, and Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida explained two days ago that a large scale maintenance would be needed to address the issues.

Today we finally got precise details about what we can expect.

The maintenance will happen on September the 3rd (September the 4th if you’re in Europe), and will indeed be “large scale”, as it will last ten whole hours, from 5 PM PDT to 3 AM.

The process will entail the addition of new servers, the implementation of countermeasures to handle the influx of concurrent users by splitting the processing of the duty finder and the addressing of several known issues.

According to Yoshida-san, the maintenance should finally solve the issues the game has been suffering from. We can only hope that the attempt is successful, so that everyone can finally enjoy the game in its full potential.

 /  Executive News Editor
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