Square Enix has finally launched the Oceanic Data Center for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG, giving its oceanic and SEA players an opportunity to enjoy the game with a smoother experience and less ping.
Launching alongside Patch 6.08 this week, the Oceania Data Center will be accessible for new character creation, with Home World Transfers being permitted from 26th January. Five Worlds will be available at this time, with all Worlds being designated as “New Worlds”, meaning players who transfer to or create new characters on them will receive special bonuses, including:
- Free Home World Transfer for players transferring from another World
- Double EXP for both newly created and transferred characters (up to Level 80)
- Gold and Silver Chocobo Feathers exchangeable for special in-game rewards
- And more…
Full details on the various perks and bonuses can be viewed here: https://sqex.to/GPWd0
To celebrate the launch, a map of Australia and New Zealand has been created in the style of the in-game world map of Hydaelyn. It contains major cities and landmarks, alongside a selection of in-game creatures that may be familiar for those in the region.
Primarily planned to support a smoother play experience for all in the Oceania region, the Oceania Data Center also marks the first part of a plan to expand global server capacity for the game and combat congestion in the face of continually growing player numbers.
Additionally, due to the opening of the Oceania Data Center raising the global server capacity and the fact existing players’ play time and log-in tendencies are gradually returning to normal, the decision has been made to resume sales of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Starter Edition and Complete Edition as of today. New registrations for the Free Trial remain suspended as of today, but the situation will be monitored regularly to identify a time in which registrations can be reopened.
Full details on sales resuming and the future planned expansions for the North American, European, and Japanese Data Centers can be found here: https://sqex.to/4arS7
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