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All EU servers Locked

All of the EU servers are currently locked for new characters. So basically anyone joining from the EU now cannot play, at all.

I know there were a whole bunch of people trying to defend them locking servers yesterday but this situation is just absurd now... When someone buys a game you expect to be able to play it sans server downtime and login queues. SE is basically saying to all new EU players "we have too many people, go away". That is a very negative first impression.

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  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 991Member Uncommon
    They unlock and lock servers constantly.. Just keep refreshing the server list.

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  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    So you rather have 5 hour queue times ?

  • SendenSenden PrivatePosts: 585Member Uncommon
    The funniest thing is that they are locked because of the amount of characters made on the server, not the current amount of people logged in.  They should have never done the character carry over from open beta.. think of all the characters made by people who aren't even going to buy the game. 
  • Elegance92Elegance92 SingaporePosts: 93Member
    Originally posted by Mothanos

    So you rather have 5 hour queue times ?

    Yes, its better than an rng lotto.

  • SendenSenden PrivatePosts: 585Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mothanos

    So you rather have 5 hour queue times ?

    Yes, I'd rather have five hour queues. That's more than enough to discourage most people from joining a server. To fully block people from making characters though just splits guilds/friends apart. 

  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member

    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    They unlock and lock servers constantly.. Just keep refreshing the server list.

    For how long? Do you really expect me to sit at my computer indefinitely hitting refresh every 3-minutes? Isn't that what queues were designed to replace?

    Originally posted by Mothanos

    So you rather have 5 hour queue times ?

    As opposed to the 26 hours wait I've had so far to join my friends? Yes I would LOVE a 5 hour queue... Seriously, just because YOU have a fine and dandy play experience it doesn't mean that those who cannot play should be ignored.

    If the locks are based on accounts, and not currently online players, then the locks won't be coming down any time soon if they are all locked together. The system is designed to divert new players to the lower pop servers but the current situation would imply that all the servers are reaching their limit as no other server has come out of locked status as the others entered it (which is how it was working yesterday).

    So yes, basically they appear to be locked indefinitely now, until they introduce some more hardware to alleviate the problem.

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,353Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Senden
    The funniest thing is that they are locked because of the amount of characters made on the server, not the current amount of people logged in.  They should have never done the character carry over from open beta.. think of all the characters made by people who aren't even going to buy the game. 

    Not entirely true. They Lock and unlock the servers constantly based on the amount of people playing in the starter areas.

  • SendenSenden PrivatePosts: 585Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Senden
    The funniest thing is that they are locked because of the amount of characters made on the server, not the current amount of people logged in.  They should have never done the character carry over from open beta.. think of all the characters made by people who aren't even going to buy the game. 

    Not entirely true. They Lock and unlock the servers constantly based on the amount of people playing in the starter areas.

    If that was the case, how come Moogle is always locked? I can't imagine the starter areas being overly populated seeing as I haven't seen it unlocked at all since early access started.

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,353Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Senden
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Senden
    The funniest thing is that they are locked because of the amount of characters made on the server, not the current amount of people logged in.  They should have never done the character carry over from open beta.. think of all the characters made by people who aren't even going to buy the game. 

    Not entirely true. They Lock and unlock the servers constantly based on the amount of people playing in the starter areas.

    If that was the case, how come Moogle is always locked? I can't imagine the starter areas being overly populated seeing as I haven't seen it unlocked at all since early access started.

    Everyone and their grandmother knew this server was going to be highly popular!

    Seriously, why not try one of the other servers instead?

    Trying to get onto one of the most popular servers is asking for trouble.

    You have these kind of servers in every MMO at release and people just never learn! /shrug

  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Senden
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Senden
    The funniest thing is that they are locked because of the amount of characters made on the server, not the current amount of people logged in.  They should have never done the character carry over from open beta.. think of all the characters made by people who aren't even going to buy the game. 

    Not entirely true. They Lock and unlock the servers constantly based on the amount of people playing in the starter areas.

    If that was the case, how come Moogle is always locked? I can't imagine the starter areas being overly populated seeing as I haven't seen it unlocked at all since early access started.

    Everyone and their grandmother knew this server was going to be highly popular!

    Seriously, why not try one of the other servers instead?

    Trying to get onto one of the most popular servers is asking for trouble.

    You have these kind of servers in every MMO at release and people just never learn! /shrug

    Eh? My friends all started on Moogle during Phase 4 and I couldn't join them because of the login issues. I either join Moogle to join my friends or I... oh wait I can't even roll on another server now because they're ALL locked.

    The fact remains Moogle has been locked for the entirety of early access so far. I doubt there is much congestion in the starting regions after 26 hours of no new characters being made...

  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLPosts: 619Member Uncommon

    People are such geniuses.  

    Particularly after the problems with open beta... I know I wouldn't log out if I got in the first time.  Im sure that's what everyone who was able to do has done.

    Also, how do you figure you aren't the minority?  There's....what?  4 threads about this?  Even if 20 people in each thread were having that problem (more like 2-3) that would only be 80 people....lol.  Basic math a little difficult I see.

  • SendenSenden PrivatePosts: 585Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Senden
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Senden
    The funniest thing is that they are locked because of the amount of characters made on the server, not the current amount of people logged in.  They should have never done the character carry over from open beta.. think of all the characters made by people who aren't even going to buy the game. 

    Not entirely true. They Lock and unlock the servers constantly based on the amount of people playing in the starter areas.

    If that was the case, how come Moogle is always locked? I can't imagine the starter areas being overly populated seeing as I haven't seen it unlocked at all since early access started.

    Everyone and their grandmother knew this server was going to be highly popular!

    Seriously, why not try one of the other servers instead?

    Trying to get onto one of the most popular servers is asking for trouble.

    You have these kind of servers in every MMO at release and people just never learn! /shrug

    I'm on Moogle, my friends aren't though. Regardless of how popular a server is, trying to justify locking people out completely from them is silly. Fact remains, the way Square are handling this is poor. 

  • MalamorMalamor Middletown, NYPosts: 8Member
    A big part of the problem is people making a bunch of alts to retain names.Each player should have only been allowed 1 character till official release. If SE is counting characters created and not players logged in, this would have helped this issue. Is there a AFK kiick? or are players able to remain logged in AFK for hours?
  • curacura WarsawPosts: 950Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mothanos

    So you rather have 5 hour queue times ?

    Im dont think having to sit at the computer constantly refreshing is better then queue. Not for me anyway

  • AvanahAvanah Posts: 945Member Uncommon

    This and many other threads are the reason I will not buy this game until the actual release date, 27 Aug 2013. I may wait even longer.

    They are not obligated to anyone until the actual release date. That's when people should complain if things are not as they should be. :)

     

    Hope they fix it for you early birds.

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  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member
    Originally posted by Kajidourden

    People are such geniuses.  

    Particularly after the problems with open beta... I know I wouldn't log out if I got in the first time.  Im sure that's what everyone who was able to do has done.

    Also, how do you figure you aren't the minority?  There's....what?  4 threads about this?  Even if 20 people in each thread were having that problem (more like 2-3) that would only be 80 people....lol.  Basic math a little difficult I see.

    We're talking about CREATING characters here. Not logging in.

    The server locks for login are new in the last few hours... the server locks for new players have been causing trouble since yesterday morning. Judging by the threads on the issue on the official forums there are more people affected than you would like to think.

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,572Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Alberel
    Originally posted by Kajidourden

    People are such geniuses.  

    Particularly after the problems with open beta... I know I wouldn't log out if I got in the first time.  Im sure that's what everyone who was able to do has done.

    Also, how do you figure you aren't the minority?  There's....what?  4 threads about this?  Even if 20 people in each thread were having that problem (more like 2-3) that would only be 80 people....lol.  Basic math a little difficult I see.

    We're talking about CREATING characters here. Not logging in.

    The server locks for login are new in the last few hours... the server locks for new players have been causing trouble since yesterday morning. Judging by the threads on the issue on the official forums there are more people affected than you would like to think.

     

    The problem is widespread, some folks just are not willing to accept that a game/company they like has flaws, so they will make stuff up to keep their beliefs true.

     

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by Ivylena

    This and many other threads are the reason I will not buy this game until the actual release date, 27 Aug 2013. I may wait even longer.

    They are not obligated to anyone until the actual release date. That's when people should complain if things are not as they should be. :)

     

    Hope they fix it for you early birds.

    I wish I were this cautious 100% of the time.

  • JoekraJoekra BlieskastelPosts: 182Member
    The thing is just ALL eu servers are locked. They should open a new one if they want to do this.
  • DrakephireDrakephire Fontana, CAPosts: 445Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Joekra
    The thing is just ALL eu servers are locked. They should open a new one if they want to do this.

    This advice reminds me of SWTOR launch. People demanded more servers, and more servers, until more servers were added. Then three months later...TOO MANY DAMNED SERVERS...and people were demanding mergers.

    History repeating itself.

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 842Member Uncommon

    no NA/eu servers up:S wtf?

     

  • sabiosusabiosu BucurestiPosts: 33Member

     

    This is just stupid. I would prefered to stay like 3h in queue to play on a server than the crap we have now. 
    Tons of ppl made chars during beta that were caried on and somne servers are never available. I bet half of those with chars on the server won't even buy the game...
    30h after opening of the " preorder early acces " and some servers were never opened ( my guild choosed Moogle - i skiped last beta since it's vacantion ) ... think at launch. Stupid Square Enix... what they implemented is plain stupidness.
    I DO NOT HAVE the time to stay 30h and refresh each 3mins.
    Fed up atm. Big time.

     

     

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  • geremadygeremady BredaPosts: 45Member Uncommon

    Just my 2cp:

    they are having problems with the instance/duty-server or however they have organised that since the beginning of headstart. Hence the maintenances.

    People trying to enter an instance just hang indefinitely without the possibility to do anything except reboot. Happened to me too.

    And without doing the instances you cannot continue the storyquests.

    It seems not too farfetched to guess they are letting less people in than they had anticipated to alleviate this problem until it is completely fixed.

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