The unfastened-to-play MMO Lost Ark has had a massive debut inside the West, hitting the second-maximum concurrent gamers in Steam records simply 24 hours after its February eleventh launch. Unfortunately, that popularity has meant that gamers in Europe have needed to wait in long queues to play, although developer Smilegate and the game’s Western publisher, Amazon Games, are running to try and fix things.
The lengthy queues have been an problem for the Europe Central server quickly after release, and the builders quick promised to put into effect a new Europe West server to present players any other location to play. While that Europe West server is now lively, “the Europe Central area is at capability and unluckily there’s no manner to increase the number of gamers per international in Europe Central,” in line with a post from the builders on the Lost Ark forums. “Adding more servers isn’t viable based on the complexity of all the systems that want to work collectively.”
UNFORTUNATELY, PLAYERS IN THE WEST AREN’T ABLE TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SERVER
Players within the West aren’t able to switch to every other server, although, so those who have invested sizeable time in Europe Central can’t bring their development to Europe West. A server switch function has released in Korea, wherein the sport first debuted in 2019, but it “simply rolled out” in the vicinity and “ does not aid go location functionality,” meaning that it’s far “now not a feasible option at this point for the western model.”
Despite the troubles, Lost Ark has remained pretty popular. As of Monday afternoon, it had extra than 1 million concurrent players, consistent with Valve’s stats page for Steam. It’s just the modern MMO to run into server potential troubles of overdue — Final Fantasy XIV had to show forestall supplying its loose trial after the release of the Endwalker enlargement in December, even though that free trial could be available again on February twenty second.