WildStar adds temporary new servers to lighten F2P load [Updated]

There’s no question that WildStar’s servers have been crushed this week under the weight of the free-to-play population. Carbine admitted that its four “megaservers” haven’t been able to keep up with the influx and apologized for the inconvenience.

To address the issue, the studio announced tonight that it will be adding four new PvP and PvE servers within the next 24 hours: “Adding these realms will significantly increase the amount of players who can get into WildStar. We believe that this will address the issues above, dramatically improving the game experience, reducing lag, and improving queues. Once we have resolved the current issues, we plan to merge these additional realms.”

Carbine is fielding questions about the new servers on the forums and said that any names made on those shards will not be able to conflict with the current population in order to make the future merge more smooth.

Update: The new North American servers are now online. Carbine also enabled free transfers between sister servers to keep friends together.
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wbunnybee
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wbunnybee

The game just can’t seem to catch a break, can it?

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

Strangepowers Well in FF14 you have one of the last bastions of the subscription based mmo . FF14 is a solid game if you like pve but I found the relative lack of pvp killed it for me .

crclassen
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crclassen

Narayan Well because there not megaserrvers:

crclassen
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crclassen

dLinden Well you know GW2 is published by NCsoft and they have the best servers in the industry.

goettel
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goettel

Rolled a fresh medic on one of the new PvP servers: no lag, packed zones, and the game is as fun as it ever was. Happy to see so many new faces in. But yeah… maintenance, guess I’ll go watch some Aurin-slapping video’s for 30 minutes (sorry Manastu..)

Malorey
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Malorey

I’m not gonna play for a few days to reduce stress on the server and help others play….you’re welcome! :)

Strangepowers
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Strangepowers

Going F2p did not make the game anymore fun… the transition hype could not sustain my interest. It’s still a flashy but hollow game lacking substance. My second round of disappointment actually prompted me to buy Heavensward and re-up mysub in FFXIV.

ensvne
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ensvne

Vucub Yeah, i had to select every realm to see if i had any chars on it.. kinda bad concept.

Nate Woodard
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Nate Woodard

BalsBigBrother It’s a loop bug. Heh. Plenty of people are plagued with it right now. It sounds like they need to restart the servers.  I don’t know though.

wolfofthepast
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wolfofthepast

ColdinT Narayan Daemon
In multitasking computer operating systems, adaemon (/ˈdiːmən/ or /ˈdeɪmən/) is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user.

Vexies
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Vexies

Created Two Characters one PVP, one PVE. Managed to get into the pvp server once but never the PVE now Im stuck in the character select loop…

Select character, loading screen then drops you back to character select. Guess I wont be getting in this weekend lol. Really like the game just want to play. I wish they would get this sorted soon.

Xenorin
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Xenorin

I hope Carbine can get things under control… It’s been a rough couple of days and they stand to miss out on a great opportunity to showcase their game.

mrgrimord1
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mrgrimord1

When i logged yesterday for the first time since the first release, I only had one toon left… While I had an almost lvl 50 one last year… Did they wipe inactive accounts???

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Happy that Carbine is being honest with it’s players. The mistakes of the past will surely be a good lesson for them. Let’s see where we’ll end up.

wjowski
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wjowski

Skyewauker Ironwu 
You can make money without being garbage.  Something Carbine has yet to figure out.

starcallerasterei
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starcallerasterei

Got in last night on entity, saw the free transfer button and considered it but tried my luck. Logged back in this morning, had a small queue but decided once I was through I’d transfer anyway and try out a different server. Unfortunately the transfer button is gone, and it seems they’ve temporarily disabled them. Sure hope they come back soon

skaz123
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skaz123

neserbohy You will keep all characters when(if) they merge back to one. If you delete a toon and are still above the cap, you won’t recieve that slot back.

Thats what I have read on the forums.

Vucub
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Vucub

Did you check both server? On my account it looked like i had no characters but when i got on to the right server it showed my character except i had to rename and since then its been acknowledging that i have the character

ColdinT
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ColdinT

CastagereShaikura Well, what they really said was that they knew there was going to be a lot more people logging in during the weekend, so expect that even with the changes, queues will likely still be high.

dLinden
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dLinden

Its a NClolSoft game… Its normal they use shit servers and that what happened xD

ColdinT
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ColdinT

Narayan Watch the livestream they did today. Basically acknowledged that there is an issue with how the megaservers are functioning, a bottleneck that is making some bad issues when thousands are hitting the server at once.

CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

I just watched Carbine live stream. Basically they are saying this weekend will be a cluster f**k come back next week.

cybersrs
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cybersrs

So tell me why the server looks empty? You only see a few people.

deganderson
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deganderson

RicharddeLeonIII Lockboxes do not fix the problem,they fix a side effect, a lack of income.  If people run away in masses from your product, can’t it just be that it sucks? That people are tired of the same old thing? 
They copy the product, then they copy the solution for the failed product. See the real problem here? There is no innovation whatsoever in this market. They can’t even get a second launch right. It’s simply Darwin’s natural selection in action here.

deganderson
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deganderson

Estranged Skyewauker RickMills1 ZenDadaist except for that fable about mega servers being a thing :)

deganderson
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deganderson

AlexSmithWI shaw sbst I’m pretty sure that they had plenty of servers laying around from that original failure.

deganderson
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deganderson

Obzedat I doubt it that you will since you didn’t even manage to read through all the five sentences of this article.

Narayan
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Narayan

Nope, I’m not experiencing any improvements. Jabbit & Luminai have 3-6k ppl queues (same as yesterday). I managed to create new char on Luminai-2, but I’m stuck in the endless “entering game > back to char screen” loop. Also I thought those were megaservers, and I assumed that by adding new physical hardware, they will end up with increased capacity, instead they opened new separate servers. I guess those are exactly that – just servers and the “megaservers” word is used for PR speak. That would explain all the issues. They just don’t have the megaservers technology.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I think we’re in one of those “same dress to the party” situations. >.>

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Just created a couple of new characters on these EU temporary servers just to see how things are. Was able to log straight into them and there is no lag at all on the server so the game is its usual fun self at least. 
Of course the server with all my levelled characters has a 25 minute queue which is not bad considering people were reporting two hour waits previously.  I can’t report one way or the other if the lag has improved or not at this point. While I did wait the 25 minutes and was taken to my character selection screen the game client wont actually load me into the game once I select my character.  One step forward two steps back /sigh

Obzedat
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Obzedat

Hopefully they’re temporary, in a month they won’t be needed and we’ll be reading about “server consolidations”.

FistyFisterson
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FistyFisterson

Maybe by tonight, the proper weekend, everything will be smoother and the bitter taste won’t be around for those wanting to jump in and try it for a few days.

neserbohy
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neserbohy

Can’t log in Jabbit to transfer my toons to Jabbit-2, so I just rolled two entirely new ones. I wonder what happens when they merge the servers into one. Somehow I don’t expect them to give me two extra character slots :) but I wonder which characters will take the precedence when it comes to getting locked out: the older ones, or the more played ones?

Estranged
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Estranged

groo the wanderer  MikedotFoster Yes, if you are of that mindset, you have found a good spot.  The influence of the previous Blizzard staff is noticeable.  The quality and music standards are on par.  Really is a high quality game overall.

Estranged
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Estranged

Skyewauker RickMills1 ZenDadaist Awesome idea.

Estranged
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Estranged

John Bagnoli Yeah, I believe that, the PvP server was a wasteland before FTP.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Got in an played for a while last night and it went mostly fine. Except for the dungeon, where looting would cause massive lag of up to a minute or more -_-

travisbeaty
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travisbeaty

Darthbawl I’m right there with you.  I’ve been patient I think, but now that I’ve gotten to the point where I’m more surprised when I actually log in than when I don’t, it’s time to move on, and come back in a month or two when the game’s out of beta.

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

I think I am going to digitally shelf this game for a week or two.  I’m going to bash my head against the wall if I continue to try to fight this another day. LOL  Not giving up, just holding off a little longer.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

John Bagnoli I guess if you can’t gank ’em, join ’em!

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

ShagrathVtc I noticed this as well, and I didn’t transfer anything so it’s not something solely isolated to recent transfers. Finished the Level 6 noob zone, got in the ship and got kicked to character selection on a loop.

John Bagnoli
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John Bagnoli

I was able to get on the PvP server no problem before all this. C’mon all you carebears and come join the party! :) 
Too bad I still get kicked to character selection whenever I change zones. Oye.
Maybe tonight I’ll try to get on a PvE server.

BryanCole
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BryanCole

So….tried to login, getting the character load loop, you pick a  character, go to enter game it just pops you back out to character select.  Tried to do the transfer, says character is busy, lol.  Also, folks in the forums say even on new servers they are getting same issue, so….how exactly does the new servers not fix the problem unless the problem isn’t the servers but something else in the network code, game code or the authentication servers?  I’m just guessing here, I really want to play the game with all the new players as this game shines with more people.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

Ironwu The tin foil hat is strong with this one.
God forbid a F2P game try and make money lol.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

RickMills1 ZenDadaist This.  I don’t see why merging would ever be a problem.

Estranged
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Estranged

ensvne No way you were wiped.

AlexSmithWI
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AlexSmithWI

shaw sbst  Yes  but if people like it there will be those that support it now that didn’t before.  And, the hardware is temporary so not the end of the world cost wise (if it’s not temporary profits will probably largely outweigh the cost).

ShagrathVtc
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ShagrathVtc

Transfered to Jabbit-2. All worked really good. But went on a space mission and it keeps me knocking out on character selection screen. I can’t log in with my main because the game always want to load the space mission :D

shaw sbst
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shaw sbst

I’m starting to feel pity for the devs that made this game.
They make a game people didn’t want to support with money when it began and, now that they go F2P because people didn’t want to support them, now they have to make additional investments in hardware for the leechers that never supported them, but want to desperately play the game now that it is free.

Isidius
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Isidius

Didn’t like this game – pass

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