looking at the guild’s choise preview we can see that the most popular servers are kadan and zinnervale with a popolution of 6-7k or more ( with approximation of 30 players per guild). My question is:
Anyone knows about the server capacity?
on old games that i played usually was around 5k players
New world is mostly one persistant zone though. This game is mostly instanced (with channels in public zones). I’ve heard the servers are much much larger. Still would like to know the size limits if they exist though.
Server capacity for launch must be at least 200% of pre-order amount. Please consider articulating this to the team through whatever channel you can. This is a huge concern considering the 60-streamer contest and all their followers that will come along with it. Additionally, some big-name content creators are joining the launch and they will bring a horde, even if it is just for a few weeks after launch. The rest of us shouldn’t suffer because of this.
AGS failed on their first impression with the New World launch. To fail again will implant in the brains of players for any other AGS-published or launched game that the launch period will be a failure.
Keep in mind, most organized guilds will all start on Feb 8, regardless of size. Anyone not starting at this time has chosen to be left out - make new servers for them. They made their choice.
That being said, some of those waiting will hop on the headstart by buying at least a bronze founder’s pack. That is why it is crucial to have a capacity well above the ordered amount.
We are in the process of increasing population caps now.
We are opening a new server for the EU region
Please be aware there are also servers available in each region that do not have current queues
While you may experience queue times on some servers as they begin to fill up, please be aware that there are servers in each region with no or low queue times that you can join if you want to get in-game and enter Arkesia more quickly!
Not developed by AGS …but Published and handled by AGS …
1.3M peak on 55 servers total. 200k total players of that in queue on EU servers counting as players. Assuming even distribution and no queues elsewhere. Equals a minimal server capacity of 20k players per server.
Obviously players are never evenly distributed and I also have no clue, if these servers are physical or virtual. So take this number as a uninformed best guess.
It is the minimum under the given assumptions for these named servers appearing in the selection screen.
We can take that 200k and see, if it explains anything. 1.3M players at peak. Assuming 200k capacity. That would mean Europe would be good with 3 servers and 4 for all the rest and no queues. This does not describe well what we are experiencing right now.
6 hours queue would also be in line with 20k to 40k capacity servers, if they are 100% over capacity with 20k players in queue. Because that would hint at 3 to 6 hours of playtime and that sounds realistic at launch.
However, all of this is speculative and could be wrong.