Final Fantasy XIV is the 14th mainline entry in Square Enix’s legendary Final Fantasy series. Unlike most games in the series, which are turn-based JRPGs, Final Fantasy XIV is a PC MMORPG and has been going strong ever since it has rebooted itself as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013. Recently, Final Fantasy XIV has seen an unprecedented amount of new players coming in, thanks to virality and the declining quality of its main competitor, World of Warcraft. As a result of this massive migration of new players, the servers in North America and Europe have become so full, Square had to pull Final Fantasy XIV from online stores temporarily to stabilize them.
Update 07/22/2021: The maintenance period on EU servers will begin at 7:00pm (PDT) and will last until 11:00pm (PDT). Do note that the duration of the maintenance is subject to change.
Naoki Yoshida has also addressed that the devs are working on solving issues players have been having with being automatically logged out when they’re not actively playing the game for a period of time. Particularly when players are doing fishing side activities that require the player to be idle.
It is nice to hear that the developers are providing quick feedback and solutions to welcome their new players. Once these improved servers are up and running, I have no doubt that Final Fantasy XIV will see the beginning of its golden age and become of the best games on PC.
Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Endwalker, will launch on November 23, 2021. It will feature new bosses, two new player classes, more mini-games, and an epic storyline to immerse yourself in. It’s going to be a big expansion, so you may want to grab one of the best gaming laptops to experience this adventure in the highest quality possible.