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#1 Sep 04 2013 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Why not just say, "we will no longer be accepting character creation in these worlds," huh?

Look, everyone and their dog wants to come to particular servers. Excalibur, being mine, and I know people want to go there, for one. Why are they letting servers get over populated? Why not just come out an say they will suspend character creation, indefinitely, add in a date when world transfers will be available, and let that be it? Right now, there are people waiting, playing a stupid character, for the server to come back up. Stop leading people on?

Am i the only one who feels this way?

Look, FFXI had it right. Cap the server capacity, once its capped, the only way to join a world is by server transfer, and wait, the only way to get into a server, was to be invited by a friend. That way the only people that are coming in over capacity are wanted and have a place in the world. I would even go as far as to say, just make world designation random, like FFIX too, but no one will like that because that screws all the 1.0 players. Maybe allow them to choose and new players go in at random, unless invited with a code from another player?

Anyone agree? I have three friends that are waiting because my server is full. I would be much happier if they knew that 3-6months I could invite them with a world transfer buddy pass. That's how I feel. Its upsetting knowing that my friends are getting shafted and I have to deal with an influx of new players that have no ties to my server, or yours, except the name is cool.

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#2 Sep 04 2013 at 3:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Am i the only one who feels this way?



No.

This baffles me actually. I know its only be some 11 yrs but they seem to have forgotten everything that occurred in FFXI. Like there was nothing to learn from it.
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#3 Sep 04 2013 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, yes I disagree... sort of. I think there are a lot of people with friends waiting to join them, and to say "oh, they'll transfer over in 3-6 months when that becomes available" is just plain dumb. Now, if they were to add buddy passes NOW so that a limited number of people who already have friends on the server, that might be at least slightly better... though still that would probably only stop about 10% of the people trying to get on if I had to guess.
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#4 Sep 04 2013 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/15f222c0d1e4f9311b2802817a5afdb28a7a0a29

Why not look on their website for the list of restricted severs:?
#5 Sep 04 2013 at 3:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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Strangerous wrote:
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/15f222c0d1e4f9311b2802817a5afdb28a7a0a29

Why not look on their website for the list of restricted severs:?


How would that help you play with your friends if you already created a character?
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#6 Sep 04 2013 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
From what I am reading it looks like the previous issues still persist and old ones that we thought dead and buried have come back to haunt us (3200... I think is the error code). I haven't tried to login yet, so I can't start endorsing or condemning the fix, but I really want them to start offering up the world transfer option..... Not because I have a server I need to get to but because I'm a big MMO hobo right now and so if my moving to a new world will help me get on and ease congestion on the world I'm leaving I'm all for it.
#7 Sep 04 2013 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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Well, yes I disagree... sort of. I think there are a lot of people with friends waiting to join them, and to say "oh, they'll transfer over in 3-6 months when that becomes available" is just plain dumb. Now, if they were to add buddy passes NOW so that a limited number of people who already have friends on the server, that might be at least slightly better... though still that would probably only stop about 10% of the people trying to get on if I had to guess.



I agree give the passes now but if you KNOW that its coming in 3 months, wouldn't you feel a little better about not being able to play together, right now? You can still create your character, you can still level and party, you might not get to watch each other die or steal each others mobs, but you would at some point be able to go and get your *** handed to you by Odin.
#8 Sep 04 2013 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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This is so frustrating. At least allow transfers.
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#9 Sep 04 2013 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I must agree, it's really hard to play with our friends at the moment.
I have personally created about 5 different characters on different servers, just to wait to get on and play my "main" on a server with my friends.
I am kinda tired of leveling my lowbie characters.
#10 Sep 04 2013 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I am kind of hoping they open up free server transfers soon as well. I will be transferring to a JP server as soon as they will allow me. Definitely not starting a new character over from scratch just to change servers.
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#11 Sep 04 2013 at 10:35 PM Rating: Good
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SE should end the free trail-period. That would solve tons of problem. Real FF-fans dont mind paying a monthly fee.


Plz SE just end free play asap!
#12 Sep 04 2013 at 11:22 PM Rating: Good
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They are not going to give any transfers until the current population problems stabilize. These current fixes are both increasing the population on each server and adding servers. Once all the players that are jamming the queues are on servers THEN they will allow transfers. Fear not - free transfers are coming. Just wait for the current round of fixes to help stabilize everything.
#13 Sep 04 2013 at 11:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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It probably would help of people stopped making five characters in misc worlds or at least delete them if you move. If you want to play with your friends then you wont mind starting over. I mean seriously. A week or two exp lost learning the game over your friends? If they arent important then dont worry about them getting on your server. If they are find one that lets you all on. Three of my friends did it this morning. They had been playing for week and left to play together. We only had one fumble with a server closing before we all got on. No big deal.
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#14 Sep 05 2013 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I will say the maintenance has let me log in first try, for the first time since P3. Im happy
#15 Sep 05 2013 at 1:08 AM Rating: Good
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I have to admit I've had absolutely no trouble logging in since maintenance. I have noticed that zones seem to take a little longer to reload and a little bit of lag in more crowded areas (but I'm putting that down to the increased connections).
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#16 Sep 05 2013 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
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I think the reason why they set the cap is because they are increasing the server cap slowly. They don't want to open to max cap right away and have it crash like EA, and yes they said they will slowly take off the limitations.
#17 Sep 05 2013 at 6:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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If your friends really loved you, they'd all abandon their characters and reroll on an open server!

Mine did last week.

I agree, the old buddy pass from FFXI seems like the best idea. To prevent abuse, make it require a 3 man petition like the FCs do. So three people can get together and invite one more person to the server with the special pass.
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