‘Final Fantasy XIV’ director apologizes for ‘Stormblood’ server issues

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A promotional image for "Final Fantasy XIV" DLC "Stormblood. (Facebook/FinalFantasy)

There is no doubt “Final Fantasy XIV’s” (FFXIV) latest DLC titled “Stormblood” is a massive success. With its rise to the top are the issues that accompany the huge influx of players.

Producer and director Naoki Yoshida explained and apologized, via their website, for the problems affecting the game’s server. “When the number of characters logged into a World has reached its limit, a player can only log in when another player has logged out, in order to avoid Worlds crashing,” Yoshida explained.

“As a result, it may seem that the queue to log in does not move very quickly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but as the queue to log in is functioning steadily, you will be able to login more quickly if you continue to wait instead of cancelling your queue,” he added.

“Worlds” is a term used in FFXIV to call realms or servers, explained Gamespot. With the nagging issues, some fans speculate that the servers and queues have bugs. On the contrary, it is functioning the way it should. However, more players can only get in once others log out.

Moreover, Yoshida also shared that queues can reach somewhere between 1,000 to 5,000 players during peak times. Video game developer Square Enix is aware of the situation and is currently evaluating their options and finding ways to resolve the matter. In the meantime, Yoshida suggested that players finding trouble logging in could transfer to other Worlds.

Meanwhile, players who opt to transfer to lower population Worlds can enjoy different kinds of bonuses. Square Enix released the complete details on the bonuses players can receive for transferring or creating new characters.

Earlier this month, Square Enix also announced that a new “Final Fantasy” game will arrive on PlayStation 4.  Titled “Dissidia Final Fantasy NT,” the game features characters from across the “Final Fantasy” series, as well as trademark elements like magic and summons.