A long period of all world maintenance is coming on Dec.16

Hello ,all you FFXIV fans there !
Thank you for your coninued support of ffxiv4gil. we are happy to know that the long awaited first major update “A Realm Awoken” will be released on Dec. 17, 2013. in addition to the update , we got news that the Producer are planing to make major updates to the date centers. Therefore , they have will be conducting a 24hour maintenance starting from Dec.16, 2013.since the maintenance period is so long, let's take a moment to breakdown what they are planning to do .

 




- Dispersing the Server Load and Making the World Selection Screen More User-Friendly

Currently, The producers are operating with data centers (which consists of numerous servers) set up for Japan, North America/Europe.
As of now, players will need to access either one of these data centers before they obtain the World list. However, due to the large number of players that access the data centers, a lot of stress is put on the “lobby servers” which causes the error “Unable to obtain the World list” to appear frequently.

Considering the additional Worlds that they are planning to implement with the release of the game on Steam and PlayStation 4, they would like to address this matter as soon as possible. In order to decrease the frequency of the “Unable to obtain the World list” error as much as possible, producers will be splitting the Worlds in to smaller groups for each data center and making each of the data centers more independent. This whole process should result in a smoother login process and also make it easier for us to quickly enhance the servers when necessary.



- Changing the Number of Instances Assigned to Content with Patch 2.1

As we noticed previously in the Letter from the Producer LIVE events and Topics, a large number of content will be added in patch 2.1.
Party/Alliance content in FFXIV is structured in a way that several hundred instances can be running at the same time. As we may know, The producers have been continuously making adjustments to the maximum number of concurrent instances. However, with the large variety of content that will be added in patch 2.1,there will be drastically changing the number of instances assigned to each content (this includes assigning additional instances to the Binding Coil of Bahamut).

Other than that, various adjustments would be made such as tweaking how the players are matched via Duty Finder and replacing server equipment in order to improve the user-friendliness of the game.

Please note that while it stated that the maintenance will take a maximum of 24 hours, The producer team said they will be working around the clock so that they can release the patch 2.1 to the public as soon as possible.

Due to the vast amount of tasks that it will be performing, the maintenance period will be much longer than usual. It may cause some sort of inconvenience and help our customer can notice that before it comes



The following information is for details on the maintenance period.

Maintenance Period

At the following time, the maintenance will be performed on all Worlds. Maintenance will consist of various tasks such as splitting the Worlds in to smaller groups for the Japanese and North American/European data centers and replacing server equipment. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be unavailable.


* The World transfer service will be suspended 15 minutes before maintenance begins, and will be unavailable until maintenance has ended.

[Date & Time]
From Dec. 16, 2013 0:00 a.m. to Dec. 17, 2013 0:00 a.m. (PST)
* Please note that the maintenance period is maximum amount of time it could take to conduct maintenance.


Hope all u can notice this maintenance, get everything prepaided before it comes .

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