• Final Fantasy 14 Taking Major Steps to Account for Massive Number of New Players

    14 days ago - By IGN

    Final Fantasy 14's producer and director Naoki Yoshida has laid out the team's plan to deal with server congestion that is being caused by a huge influx of new players. Yoshida wrote a letter to the community that began with him thanking everyone for their continued support and letting fans know that the Endwalker expansion's current focus is on "implementing content and transitioning to the check and polish phase." Due to this upcoming expansion and more, many new players have decided to finally make the jump into the popular MMO, especially in North America and Europe. This increase in...
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  • Final Fantasy 14 Devs Will Add An Auto-Logout Feature To Combat Server Congestion

    14 days ago - By GameSpot

    Final Fantasy XIV has seen a massive influx of players, especially following the Endwalker expansion reveal and popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold playing the MMORPG to over 200,000 people earlier this month. The surge has resulted in a myriad of server issues such as instability and long queues. Director and producer Naoki Yoshida shared a lengthy blog post outlining some steps the development team will take to combat server congestion, which include implementing features like automatic logout. In the blog , posted to the game's official North America website, Yoshida said...
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  • WoW: Shadowlands' Sanctum Of Domination Raid Finally Cleared On Mythic Difficulty, But Not Without Some Drama

    14 days ago - By GameSpot

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' newest raid, the Sanctum of Domination, has finally been cleared on the game's Mythic difficulty following an intense world-first race between the game's top guilds over the last week. The honors went to the European guild Echo, who defeated the raid's final boss, Sylvanas Windrunner , after 176 attempts over four days and with zero deaths on their final attempt to boot, according to Icy Veins. For a while the race was neck and neck between Echo and the guild Complexity-Limit, but Echo managed to eke out the victory, despite taking a break overnight. You can...
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  • Why World of Warcraft players are leaving for Final Fantasy 14

    Why World of Warcraft players are leaving for Final Fantasy 14

    14 days ago - By Windows Central

    No king rules forever.
    Is World of Warcraft dying? You know, it's funny - I've been playing WoW on and off since the game launched in 2004. I've tallied over 10,000 hours of playtime in the game, going from hunting server-first boss kills and raid achievements in my youth to more casual high-end scheduled raids in my work-addled adulthood. I'd scoff at media types writing stories about "WoW killers" and hyperbolic articles talking about WoW dying, only for it to defy expiry date expectations time and time again. This time, however, something feels a bit different.
    This recent player exodus...
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