FFXIV gets a 30-minute logout timer to tackle server congestion

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Squeezing into Eorzea should be more manageable now, especially if you’re playing on one of Final Fantasy XIV‘s EU or NA servers. Square Enix has introduced a new logout timer to hoof idle players out after a certain amount of time and has made some changes to ease the creation of new characters.

Final Fantasy XIV got its 5.58 patch this morning, so now you’ll find that players who are inactive for more than 30 minutes are logged out “in an effort to ease server congestion” – Limsa Lominsa is about to feel a lot more barren. Square Enix is also swapping the status of some worlds to “Standard”, which should ease the character creation process for you sprouts out there.

“The worlds on the North American/European data centres are currently extremely congested during peak hours,” Square Enix says. “However, if we change the status to Congested World, it will be impossible to create new characters on most of the Worlds on these data centres. As a result, a large numbers of characters would be concentrating in fewer worlds. Therefore, all worlds under the North America/Europe data centres have been changed to Standard World.”

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