I'm glad they're making new servers. This is absolutely something that needs to happen. What I'm wondering is if / how much it will help the current servers. Remember we're not just dealing with Character Creation restrictions. The servers are over-populated with current accounts. Unless they simultaneously increase server capacity or immediately (within a couple days) offer free transfers to NEW worlds, then current servers won't see a ton of relief, imo. We'll still have several times the server threshold attempting to log in at or around peak times.
I think this was the oversight some were afraid of when they announced "local" datacenters. As Yoshi said in his most recent correspondence, while a server hold more characters on it than it has available slots, the ebb and flow of rotating international peak times makes it ok. Now that we have effectively segregated the world into "East" and "West," there is no longer a semi-even flow of characters throughout the day. On NA servers it is several hundred, perhaps even thousand AFK'ers sucking up slots and several thousand more spamming log-in. Around 4am EST (JP prime-time if I remember correctly) not so much trouble getting in. Weekends, well... lol.
This isn't me hating on SE by any means. I fully expect that they've taken these things into consideration already, seeing as it is what they get paid to do. I'm just wondering out loud here since an explanation from them has not been put forth as of yet.
Our team is like a flock of woodpeckers in a petrified forest. We just need to keep working and keep an eye open for opportunity.
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