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#1 Jun 05 2013 at 5:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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What's in a Name?
June 04, 2013

Greetings everyone!
Fernehalwes here!

OMG!!!!!!1!!!
It's less than two weeks until the launch of the third phase of the beta test!!!!!!!1!!!11!1!
OMGUBITB'IBi567'&ri6r76vB&r6rfUfr676r'IR&!B!&R!BBR&!BR!1

Yes, but you didn't come here to watch me get all hot and bothered, you came here for deep-fried, juicy, golden-brown nuggets of exclusive info (with your choice of barbecue, honey mustard, or sweet and sour sauces). Well, my friends, dinner is served.

I bring to you tonight...World server names!



(crickets chirping...)




I know, I know. Server names aren't quite as **** as pics of...oh, let's say...a new job, but still, it's something, right?
(I'm not going to say that Yoshi-P's hoarding all the cool stuff for E3, but Yoshi-P's hoarding all the cool stuff for E3.)


And so, without further delay, your Beta 3 World names!


▼New Worlds (Enemies from FINAL FANTASY)
 
Group JP 	Group NA/EU 
Atomos 	          Adamantoise 
Bahamut 	Behemoth 
Chocobo 	Cactuar 
Garuda 	           Coeurl 
Ifrit 	           Diabolos 
Mandragora 	Gilgamesh 
Ramuh 	           Goblin 
Tiamat 	           Leviathan 
Titan 	           Malboro 
Tonberry 	Midgardsormr 
- 	        Ultros 
- 	        Cerberus (EU) 
- 	        Moogle (EU) 
- 	        Odin (EU) 
- 	        Shiva (EU)


▼Legacy Worlds (used for 1.0 data transfer)
 
Group JP 	        Group NA/EU 
Aegis (LEGACY) 	        Balmung (LEGACY) 
Durandal (LEGACY) 	Excalibur (LEGACY) 
Gungnir (LEGACY) 	Hyperion (LEGACY) 
Masamune (LEGACY) 	Sargatanas (LEGACY) 
Ridill (LEGACY) 	Ragnarok (LEGACY/EU)


As you can see, servers are divided up into two groups: JP (recommended for Japan) and NA/EU (recommended for North America and Europe). Remember, just because a World is recommended for a certain region does NOT mean the World can only be joined by players from that region. The recommendations are based solely on the physical location of the World servers.

I personally pushed for a Fernehalwes server, but it was shot down because, unlike the cool kids Odin, Shiva, Bahamut, and the rest, I've not appeared in any FINAL FANTASY titles. We'll have to do something about that...


Fernehalwes


Edited, Jun 5th 2013 7:11am by Szabo
#2 Jun 05 2013 at 5:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Fernehalwes should be the final boss in the Crystal Tower. Smiley: lol
#3WFOAssassin, Posted: Jun 05 2013 at 5:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Not to be a Debbi Downer or anything but, seeing what he wrote and seeing the separation of JP and NA/EU just looks like a Civil Rights thing.
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Ultros server, yes please. Smiley: nod

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 8:18am by BartelX
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#6Hatamaz, Posted: Jun 05 2013 at 6:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Engrish Onry!
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WFOAssassin wrote:
Not to be a Debbi Downer or anything but, seeing what he wrote and seeing the separation of JP and NA/EU just looks like a Civil Rights thing.



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The recommendations are based solely on the physical location of the World servers.

A recommendation is a far cry from segregation. Not to mention that it was asked for by a lot of NA, EU, and JP players.
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The XI in me was hoping for a Sylph server haha
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ShindaUsagi wrote:
The XI in me was hoping for a Sylph server haha


I was hoping for an Asura server as well, haha.

Although I'm not sure if I want to use an EU server or not.
#10 Jun 05 2013 at 9:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ultros server, yes please. Smiley: nod

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 8:18am by BartelX


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I was hoping for an Asura server as well, haha.


Me too Smiley: lol
#11Killua125, Posted: Jun 05 2013 at 10:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What the? Too many servers.
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Hm, its nice to see that you can join servers from different regions some people play in weird times for their regions so its good to have that option.
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#13 Jun 05 2013 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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Killua125 wrote:
What the? Too many servers.

35? I know we're being optimistic, but come on, they're basically guaranteeing a bunch of server merge/name change confusion crap.

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 12:09pm by Killua125


Just some estimations here, nothing concrete but 35 servers... 20,000 per server would only be 700,000 players. I think that's easily reachable on launch, considering 1.0 had probably 300,000-400,000 on launch (600,000+ copies shipped) and that was without PS3 players. Also considering beta phase 2 had 250,000 players and there are still tons of people who didn't get into that. Will they sustain those numbers? Who knows... but better to have too many servers and consolidate later than not enough and have huge server queues.

edit: and in case anyone can't tell, I'd say those numbers are being fairly cautious.

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 12:15pm by BartelX
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Definitely leaving Aegis. Now I'm torn between Balmung and Hyperion.
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#15 Jun 05 2013 at 10:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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Killua125 wrote:
What the? Too many servers.

35? I know we're being optimistic, but come on, they're basically guaranteeing a bunch of server merge/name change confusion crap.

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 12:09pm by Killua125


And if they had cut the number of servers you'd be ******** that there's going to be congestion at launch Smiley: rolleyes
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#16 Jun 05 2013 at 10:27 AM Rating: Good
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Wint wrote:
Killua125 wrote:
What the? Too many servers.

35? I know we're being optimistic, but come on, they're basically guaranteeing a bunch of server merge/name change confusion crap.

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 12:09pm by Killua125


And if they had cut the number of servers you'd be ******** that there's going to be congestion at launch Smiley: rolleyes


I actually thought commending the exact same thing Smiley: laugh

Also awesome i see zam fixed the double quote thing for firefox!!

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 12:28pm by Teravibe
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#17 Jun 05 2013 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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WFOAssassin wrote:
Not to be a Debbi Downer or anything but, seeing what he wrote and seeing the separation of JP and NA/EU just looks like a Civil Rights thing.
"Hi, I'm new and wondering which server is for (NA/JP/EU)? My reasons are blah blah blah."

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Wint wrote:
And if they had cut the number of servers you'd be ******** that there's going to be congestion at launch Smiley: rolleyes


If there was too few, that would be a problem, but when every server has its own separate economy and community, 35 seems like too many for ARR...

At least the server merges and name changes aren't such a big deal with mandatory surnames.

The balance between Legacy/non-Legacy is also a little weird, and I noticed there's no oceanic or RP labeled servers (or is there?)

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:21pm by Killua125
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I would venture to guess they based those numbers off of the pre-orders from the previous week. IMO they got the pre-order numbers and determined the amount of servers from there. Planning can only get you so far but from what I can see it was done with the best available information they had.
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Killua125 wrote:
Wint wrote:
And if they had cut the number of servers you'd be ******** that there's going to be congestion at launch Smiley: rolleyes


If there was too few, that would be a problem, but when every server has its own separate economy and community, 35 seems like too many for ARR...

At least the server merges and name changes aren't such a big deal with mandatory surnames.

The balance between Legacy/non-Legacy is also a little weird, and I noticed there's no oceanic or RP labeled servers (or is there?)

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:21pm by Killua125


So your gut instinct is what they're going by to judge how many servers they need? This game is DOOOOOMED!
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Killua125 wrote:



and I noticed there's no oceanic or RP labeled servers (or is there?)

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:21pm by Killua125


I bet Oceanic would go to JP or NA i guess. As for the RP yea i guess they should have that choice cause many people do RP i am not one of them though too hard on my nerves sometimes if i remember my wow days.
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The Oceanic region is closest to the JP timezone, but they would probably want to be labeled on top of an NA server for language barrier reasons. I guess they can update that, and an RP server later (don't care about RP myself, but people usually prefer an 'official' RP server over an unofficial community selected RP server).

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:36pm by Killua125
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What I'm wondering here is which are west and which are east-coast servers for the NA region. NA's a big place.. that distinction is kind of important.
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What I'm wondering here is which are west and which are east-coast servers for the NA region. NA's a big place.. that distinction is kind of important.


I think that's going to be for the players to decide.

Personally, I have no problem making Balmung the Legacy server an "east coast" server. But others may disagree and think it ought to be a west coast server.
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I loved in xi that there was a lot people from all regions on the servers (I don't think they were separated by region back then?) No matter what time I played there was always a lot of people on since the server had so many people from different time zones, and the auto translate was fun.
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