My biggest pet peeve of the moment is how everyone is saying this is a "failed launch".
On the contrary! Its perhaps the most successful MMO launch ever!! The only reason there are problems is because of its success.
The servers are rock solid, no bugs, no issues, when I login, I'm fine. 90000 occasionally but even that error is because of the server load.
Wednesday is coming, all will be fixed.
ya...that works until you run into the part that they sold twice as many games to people who have a legal right to expect to be able to play...then they had room for... go figure, if they planned on 400k players, they should not have sold 1.5 million games
...don't insult us with your cheese logic ok? its got holes big enough to fly a 767 through
FFXIV will go down as one of the worst launches I have ever seen since BattleCruiser 3000AD because they took 11 days to respond, Tuesday they are "supposed" to open new servers, so we will see.. You don't leave a million paying customers in the dark for 2 weeks, they should have overnighted a million dollars of hardware to get this fixed before launch date. The result will be reflected in our lack of confidence in SE. This is one of a few left in this gender that is still pay to play. This will hurt, but its anyones guess how much. Edited, Sep 2nd 2013 10:41pm by pwrslm
The problem is, it really isn't that simple. They offered a free download of the game to anyone who had EVER bought it. Many of these people bought their games in 2009. It was probably extremely difficult to predict the amount of people that would turn out for launch because you have sales figures that spread over 4 YEARS. Also, as other people with tech experience have mentioned at least 43576438754 times- overnighting servers doesn't do jack ****. You can't just plug them in and voila! It doesn't work that way. The real issue isn't server stability for 5000 people, it's the duty finder trying to handle the demands of 230,000 people on all servers trying to queue up for dungeons. But again, we can't expect you to actually read anything that SE has said about this. You're too busy ranting about the injustice of it all. Sad that you can't see exactly how petty you guys sound.
Also, I don't understand why State's request to keep the ******** confined to a single thread or a few threads is such an awful request. Do each one of you special snowflakes really need their own thread to say the same exact thing? Are you all that emotionally traumatized by this experience that you NEED NEED NEED the personalized attention? Give me a break. If you're this upset about a god damn video game
maybe you have deeper issues than just waiting a few days to log in. Seriously. Let's try to get some perspective here.