The good news is that Blade & Soul is turning out to be pretty popular here in the west. The bad news is that Blade & Soul is turning out to be pretty popular here in the west, to the point that the servers are straining to contain all of you.
“With such a successful reception of the Blade & Soul launch, our servers have begun overflowing with players who are excited to jump into The Earthen Realm,” NCsoft community rep Rukkiri told forumgoers this evening. “Our servers are reaching their maximum capacity and many players are waiting in queues at this time.”
The company says it has “significantly raised the maximum capacity of [its] servers” and “restricted character creation on servers as needed” to balance the servers. A round of server transfers ended earlier today as well. Idlers, you’ll be kicked from the game now thanks to a new hotfix, so if you need to AFK to pee, pee quickly. New servers are on the way too:
“Finally, we’ve been working to open new servers as quickly as possible, and the servers are expected to be available in the next 48 hours. For those of you who have yet to start playing, or those of you who wouldn’t mind starting over, it can be expected that wait times on them may be a bit shorter. We’ll have more details on server names and the downtime schedule as soon as possible.”