Hate to make a whinging thread but this has just been grating on my nerves so badly over the past few weeks, with this server in particular seemingly locked the most out of any server. Despite organising 39 people months prior to the release of FFXI to all go on the same server, it seems our luck was cursed when we picked to go onto Figaro - because as of now only 15 people have managed to even get in, all of them being collectors edition players (including myself, but it took me 3 days of checking everyday).
Now I'm just about ready to throw in the towel on this stupid server because of this damned locking business >.< I know it doesn't make a bit of difference but I want to know why this damned server is so popular. Is the fact that it was a cool city in FFVI really why so many people are on it? Is it because its one of the servers thats been around since the start? Why are other servers like that (say 'Besaid' - the unofficial RP server or 'Gyshal' - the unofficial oceanic server) so often open when Figaro isn't?
Gah. I'm just ranting but this server issue has severely impacted upon my enjoyment of this game, and I've had absolutely 0 motivation to play, when I don't know if I'll be changing server or what. The 15 or so people who did make it on now don't want to leave because they've been leveling and just.. gah. I've had the game active since the 26th and I'm level 5.
Again; no point in this, I just wanted to rant and find out if anyone else has been having the same frustrations with me about this :|. I really, really, really miss FFXI's server-pick method. As well as really, really, really hating FFVI right now. (._.)