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Preventing Congestion on High Population Worlds

With the release of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood on Tuesday, June 20, we expect a large number of users to log in and play. Due to this, login restrictions may be put in place on highly populated Worlds which may result in players having difficulty logging in.

In light of this, starting today a number of preemptive measures will be taken in order to ensure players have an enjoyable experience playing FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood.

We will also begin taking steps to encourage an even distribution of active players across all Worlds.

Suspension of World Transfers to Congested Worlds

Transfers to the following Worlds have been suspended until their active player populations have stabilized.

    • Gaia
      • Bahamut
      • Mana
        • Chocobo
        • Mandragora
        • Shinryu
        • Aether
          • Balmung
          • Gilgamesh

Suspension of Character Creation on Congested Worlds

Character creation on the following Worlds has been suspended until their active player populations have stabilized.

          • Gaia
            • Bahamut
            • Mana
              • Chocobo
              • Mandragora
              • Shinryu
              • Aether
                • Balmung
                • Gilgamesh

Increase to Gil Limit for World Transfers

To better accommodate players moving from Congested Worlds to low population Worlds, the amount of gil that can be transferred with characters and retainers has been increased as follows (Please note this also applies when transferring to Congested Worlds):

Players

Before After
1,000,000 gil 10,000,000 gil

Retainers

Before After
100,000 gil each 5,000,000 gil each

If players are able to transfer characters without problems after these changes, we will consider removing the gil limit on character transfers.

Addition of EU Data Center Worlds and Improvements to Population Distribution

All Worlds on the EU data center are presently experiencing high levels of player congestion. To resolve this issue, new Worlds will be added at the release of 4.0.
Moreover, players who want to transfer to or create new characters on designated Worlds across all data centers will receive special bonuses as described below.
* Pleased be advised the bonuses planned for implementation are subject to change.

Bonuses

                • Transfers to designated Worlds will be free of charge.
                • EXP bonuses will be applied to designated Worlds (up to level 60).
                • Gil and free play time will be awarded to newly created characters that reach a certain level on designated Worlds.
                • EXP bonuses will be applied to newly established Worlds (up to level 60).
                • Gil and free play time will be awarded to newly created characters that reach a certain level on newly established Worlds.

For players who own personal housing, we are planning a number of provisions including a reimbursement for the full price of the estate, and compensation for the cost of furnishings which we will add in subsequent updates moving forward. We also plan to accommodate free companies members that plan to move together with or without a free company estate.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to create an enjoyable playing environment for players on all Worlds.

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