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#1 Aug 12 2009 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
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We know that all the FFXI servers are in Japan. Look at what has happened;

http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/r22855319-AsiaPacific-Cable-Network-2-has-serious-cable-fault

I really hope that SE changes its mind and put servers all around the world for FFXIV, a few in EU, a few in US and the rest in JP (doesn't have to be locked to players in the region, but at least physically in several places/regions in case of natural disasters/earthquakes or in this case cable cutoffs).

This is why I personally don't like all the servers to be in Japan only.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APCN_2_%28cable_system%29

"Damage (2009)

On 12 Aug 2009, the APCN2 cable suffered further damage, impacting Hong Kong - Singapore and Singapore Tokyo links."

Edited, Aug 12th 2009 6:35pm by Maldavian
#2 Aug 12 2009 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
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You mean we may have to find something else to do for a couple of days than play a game?

THE HORROR!
#3 Aug 12 2009 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Undersea cable cuts take far more than a couple of days to repair. In the meantime you have traffic routed over congested backup links which cause lag. Geophysical redundancy would solve that.
#4 Aug 12 2009 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm pretty sure that wont concern the majority of us since, as the diagram shows, the APCN2 is the cable that connects other Asian countries together. Japan connects to the US and Australia using other cable systems.

EDIT: I see what you're getting at now...you're not terribly concerned with that specific cable but with just the concept of having all of our eggs in one basket with a single cable tying them to everything. I would have to agree.

Edited, Aug 12th 2009 9:33pm by Yogtheterrible
#5 Aug 12 2009 at 9:39 PM Rating: Default
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pusiwillow wrote:
Undersea cable cuts take far more than a couple of days to repair. In the meantime you have traffic routed over congested backup links which cause lag. Geophysical redundancy would solve that.


A few days ? Are you dreaming ?

"Damage (2006)

On 27 Dec 2006, the 2006 Hengchun earthquake damaged the APCN 2 cable links between Shantou, China and Tanshui, Taiwan, and between Lantau in Hong Kong and Chongming, China. This disrupted Internet access to overseas websites from Asia.[1][2][3]

[edit] Restoration

Due to the cable damaging Taiwan earthquake, restoration has now been further extended to the 29 January 2007 which is the up to date timeframe. This would make it a month since the 26th of December quake sent Asia into the Internet Dark Ages. To date, more than 80 percent of bandwidth has been restored."

How about 2 months ?.
The same thing happened my friend who lives in Dubai. When their underwater cable was cut he couldn't play any online games for over 2 months. And I don't think geophysical redundancy would solve that. For my friend it didn't at least. His ping went so high that he couldn't play any online games until they fixed the cable and that took about 2 months.
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