Problems in FFXIV Stormblood? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
On Friday of last week, the day that all Final Fantasy XIV players have been waiting for finally arrived: early access to the Stormblood expansion. But this long-awaited launch has ended up turning into hell, as the saturation problems have persisted from the first minute: disconnections, endless queues and a lot of lag have made this possibly Square Enix’s biggest fiasco to date. .
There were many of us -including myself- who were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the second expansion for FFXIV, Stormblood, and having reserved it in advance gave us the right to start playing four days before the official launch (which is today ). Six gigantic new maps, two new classes, a raised level cap of 70 and a huge amount of new content awaited us, so as soon as it was available thousands of users entered this renewed world of Eorzea.
However, the queues to enter from the first moment were very long. Normal, since the expansion had just started and we were thousands of users who tried to enter at the same time. Or so I thought. On Friday I gave it up as impossible, and hoped that things would be better on Saturday. But nothing could be further from the truth: what awaited me were queues of more than two hours to enter, and only to find disconnections (error 90006) that kicked me out of the game and forced me to wait another two hours again. of queue, content that did not work, and a lot of lag. Certainly a horrific experience.
Square Enix does nothing, says nothing
Logically, after such a horrible start to expansion, many players have taken to the Square Enix forums to complain (Example 1, Example 2), and for the moment the company has not even spoken to say -at least lie – that they are aware of the problems and are working to fix them. Any. A general “crie, crie, cri” both on its website and in its forums. They’ll be too busy counting the money from all the players we bought Stormblood from day one.
Personally, I can understand that on the first day of launching an expansion for a game the size of Final Fantasy XIV, congestion problems occur -it is not the first time that it has happened in this or in many other games-, it is something that one would expect and, despite the fact that it is wrong because it is a clear lack of foresight, it is even acceptable. What is not normal is that four days later the situation continues exactly as at the beginning, and the most outrageous of all is that the company has not even ruled on the matter.
I do not understand how a company of the size and reputation of Square Enix has not foreseen this. It is impossible that they did not. I understand that they do not put more permanent servers because after all this is the “boom” of the beginning and after a few weeks the situation should normalize again, but knowing that this was going to happen I do not understand why they have not reinforced the systems , even temporarily to make up for these obvious deficiencies.
What do you think? Have you experienced this type of problem in FFXIV or any other game? Do you consider that the situation is acceptable or that they should do something? Leave us your opinion in the comments.
Update: The company has indeed said something about it, through its top managers. It’s posted on The Lodestone, and basically what they’re saying is that they’re aware of the problems but they’re not going to do anything about it, and they recommend users to change their “world” (server) to go to a less congested one (of course, leaving your Free Company and friends in the old, good solution, Yoshida).