Amazon’s Misplaced Ark free-to-play MMO exploded in reputation as quickly because it was launched in Europe and the Americas earlier this month. It grew to become Steam’s most-played MMO ever merely every week after its launch, and gamers in Europe have needed to cope with prolonged queues even sooner than that. In an try to resolve the issue, Smilegate (the sport’s developer) and Amazon have created “Europe West.” It is a utterly new server area meant for brand spanking new gamers, nevertheless, and people already enjoying in “Europe Central” may need to keep struggling with lengthy wait occasions.
“The Europe Central area is at capability and sadly there is no such thing as a option to improve the variety of gamers per world in Europe Central,” the corporate’s latest announcement in regards to the state of affairs mentioned. It is apparently not potential so as to add extra servers within the area “primarily based on the complexity of all of the techniques that must work collectively.” Amazon and the developer are positioning Europe West as an interesting choice for individuals who have not made a lot progress in Central but, as a result of it isn’t potential to switch server areas in the mean time.
The server switch operate has simply rolled out in Korea, the place the sport was first launched again in 2019, and it requires the developer to course of transfers in weekly batches. It additionally does not help area transfers but and will not do European gamers any good in its present type, however the corporations mentioned they “is not going to relaxation till [they’ve] exhausted all choices.”
Whereas unlucky for European gamers, it is a good downside to have for Amazon. In 2020, it pulled the plug on Crucible, the free-to-play shooter it had been growing since 2016, after evaluating the suggestions it received from a closed beta. Its New World MMO grew to become successful in 2023, however the reception for the older recreation wasn’t fairly as intense as Misplaced Ark’s.
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