FFXIV News Preventing Congestion on High Population Worlds

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  1. Jinzuku

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    On the release of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood on Tuesday, June 20, login restrictions will be put in place on highly populated Worlds which may result in players having difficulty logging in.

    In light of this, a number of preemptive measures will be taken in order to ensure players have an enjoyable experience playing FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood.

    We will also begin taking steps to encourage an even distribution of active players across all Worlds.

    Suspension of World Transfers to High Population Worlds
    Transfers to the following Worlds will be suspended until their active player populations have stabilized.

    Gaia

    • Bahamut
    Mana
    • Chocobo
    • Mandragora
    • Shinryu
    Aether
    • Balmung
    Gilgamesh

    Suspension of Character Creation on High Population Worlds

    Character creation on the following Worlds will be suspended until their active player populations have stabilized.

    Gaia

    • Bahamut
    Mana
    • Chocobo
    • Mandragora
    • Shinryu
    Aether
    • Balmung
    • Gilgamesh
    Increase to Gil Limit for World Transfers
    To better accommodate players moving from high population Worlds to low population Worlds, the amount of gil that can be transferred with characters and retainers has been increased as follows (Please note this also applies when transferring to high population Worlds):

    Players
    Before: 1,000,000 gil
    After: 10,000,000 gil

    Retainers
    Before 100,000 gil each
    After 5,000,000 gil each
    If players are able to transfer characters without problems after these changes, we will consider removing the gil limit on character transfers.

    Addition of EU Data Center Worlds and Improvements to Population Distribution
    All Worlds on the EU data center are presently experiencing high levels of player congestion. To resolve this issue, new Worlds will be added at the release of 4.0.
    Moreover, players who to transfer to or create new characters on designated Worlds across all data centers will receive special bonuses as described below.
    * Pleased be advised the bonuses planned for implementation are subject to change.

    Bonuses

    • Transfers to designated Worlds will be free of charge.
    • EXP bonuses will be applied to designated Worlds (up to level 60).
    • Gil and free play time will be awarded to newly created characters that reach a certain level on designated Worlds.
    • EXP bonuses will be applied to newly established Worlds (up to level 60).
    • Gil and free play time will be awarded to newly created characters that reach a certain level on newly established Worlds.
    For players who own personal housing, we are planning a number of provisions including a reimbursement for the full price of the estate, and compensation for the cost of furnishings which we will add in subsequent updates moving forward. We also plan to accommodate free companies members that plan to move together with or without a free company estate.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to create an enjoyable playing environment for players on all Worlds.
     

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