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  Xiaoki

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OP  8/28/13 11:10:15 AM#1

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/08/28/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-shatters-more-records-187000-concurrent-connections-200000-expected-soon/

Despite numerous problems and severely limited access to servers FF14 was still able to reach an incredible number of people logged in at the same time.


But, these numbers will not continue if they do not fix the server problems.

  Loktofeit

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8/28/13 11:19:20 AM#2
Is FFXIV a single-server MMO? If so, that's amazing. If not, I don't follow what record is being broken here. 

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  Panther2103

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8/28/13 11:20:31 AM#3
Imagine how many concurrent connections would occur if the error 1017 wasn't happening. Probably 300k+
  Daggra

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8/28/13 11:25:20 AM#4
Well, it is a very good, well-advertised game. I am glad to see it doing so well. It is too bad that it is a victim of its own success. Here's hoping they fix up the servers soon!
  Edeus

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8/28/13 11:31:52 AM#5

It's a  record just for the company....

 

but how does a company with 150k people on open beta, only plan for an additional 37k people once it goes live... Numbers should be double!

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8/28/13 11:37:29 AM#6
The record is only for Japanese companies. Both WoW and GW2 have recorded higher. There are probably others too (SWTOR?) but I don't have the numbers off the top of my head.  GW2 recently stated that they had 460k concurrent.
  amber-r

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8/28/13 11:37:33 AM#7

LOL they are misleading so hard, those numbers are not impressive.

 

They are not ground breaking, they are lower than most other mmos at launch.  They are just record breaking for a FF MMO LOL

  Edelbert

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8/28/13 11:39:12 AM#8

That's not so record breaking if you ask me.

DOTA2 has more than 300k at times and it's not even a MMORPG.

SE can't handle 200k people? That's sad. Makes the situation even worse, lol.

  Mors-Subita

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8/28/13 11:42:13 AM#9
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Is FFXIV a single-server MMO? If so, that's amazing. If not, I don't follow what record is being broken here. 

As per the article linked: "record for a game operated by a Japanese company"

If you are talking for all games, they are NOWHERE near the record... Hell, GW2 had 400k concurrent users in beta and they didn't even break the record.

  Alamareth

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8/28/13 11:43:10 AM#10
The level of reading comprehension in this forum is astoundingly low.
  Xssiv

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8/28/13 11:47:54 AM#11

I just 'shattered' the record for most pizza slices eaten in my office on a Wednesday afternoon in late August!!!

 

 

  BadOrb

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8/28/13 11:53:43 AM#12

I'm surprised it's beaten / beating PSO2 with the later being a F2P game. Not too shabby at all. Shame it isn't a sci-fi MMO , then I would be all over it.

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  Mithrandolir

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8/28/13 11:55:35 AM#13
Originally posted by Xssiv

I just 'shattered' the record for most pizza slices eaten in my office on a Wednesday afternoon in late August!!!

 

 

Congrats. I hope you don't shat a record in 3 hours!

 

Congrats to SE as well, this is great news!

 

  BadSpock

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8/28/13 12:03:07 PM#14

"record for a game operated by a Japanese company"

Says it right there.

Might want to update the thread title OP to avoid and further confusion from folks who don't read well.

Keep up the good work SE!

You're job of launching the game doesn't end until 1017 ends!

Then it's on to the mad rush to add content and systems to keep us playing long term! Good luck!

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  ichihaifu

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8/28/13 12:03:58 PM#15

Its infuriating how news sites mislead people with titles that do not tell the whole truth.

It might be a record for the said company indeed, but its not record breaking in grand scale, not even close.

  Mors-Subita

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8/28/13 12:13:15 PM#16
Originally posted by BadSpock

"record for a game operated by a Japanese company"

Says it right there.

Might want to update the thread title OP to avoid and further confusion from folks who don't read well.

Keep up the good work SE!

You're job of launching the game doesn't end until 1017 ends!

Then it's on to the mad rush to add content and systems to keep us playing long term! Good luck!

They have 187k concurrent and expect to be able to support 200k soon... Out of how many sales? I recall they had 1 million sign-ups for beta, and on the official forums people are saying that they expected 800k sales and got 6 million. Lets assume that they only had the 800k they expected though... If their infrastructure can't even support 200k users, and they have 800k sales... That doesn't bode well for 1017.

  Alamareth

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8/28/13 12:13:41 PM#17
Originally posted by ichihaifu

Its infuriating how news sites mislead people with titles that do not tell the whole truth.

It might be a record for the said company indeed, but its not record breaking in grand scale, not even close.

What about the people who fail to actually read the news then blame the news for misleading them?

You know...people like you.

  Loktofeit

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8/28/13 12:35:31 PM#18
Originally posted by BadSpock

"record for a game operated by a Japanese company"

Says it right there.

Might want to update the thread title OP to avoid and further confusion from folks who don't read well.

Nice dig. ;) 

I read it. I just found it hard to believe they would pull something like that and think their fans would be stupid enough not  to see right through it. Evidently, they're spot on.

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  doodphace

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8/28/13 12:48:43 PM#19
just playing devil's advocate here.......but doesnt not having an idle timeout (something just about every MMO has)  kind of skew those numbers?
  Mors-Subita

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8/28/13 1:14:04 PM#20
Originally posted by doodphace
just playing devil's advocate here.......but doesnt not having an idle timeout (something just about every MMO has)  kind of skew those numbers?

Yes, it does...

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