The Realm Reborn open beta is busy
If Final Fantasy XIV’s final beta phase could be considered a ‘stress test’, then it woke up on Saturday to discover it was late for its A-Levels with no coins for the bus. 150,000 players descended on Eorzea this weekend - the realm what’s being reborn - and necessitated the switching on of two extra servers in Japan.
By Sunday they’d laid a claim to the record for the most-populated open beta ever, with 150,000 concurrent users. But either they’re referring only to the shallow annals of console betas, or they haven’t been paying attention - Dota 2’s beta more than doubled that total in May with almost 330,000 concurrent players to its name.
Interestingly enough, the flood of new players seems to have introduced a new teething problem to FFXIV，in which FFXIV Gil is the the virtual currency.So Game director Naoki Yoshida appealed to players to try out the MMO’s tankier options, after noting an imbalance in class pickup.