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A lot of us are almost practically screaming and begging Pearl Abyss to launch more servers to handle the extra traffic and therefore smoother gameplay. We also desire the original quality of aesthetics to be restored to us because we enjoy the scenery just as much as the gameplay. 

What we're not considering is hardware. Just what kind of machinery are we relying on? 

We know we have a games console and a mix of Victorian and contemporary internet connections on the consumer side of things, but just what kind of monster is on the other end of the line?

How exactly do Pearl Abyss send, receive, manage and process the data shared between client and business, Microsoft and other services?

I'm curious because we're asking for more servers as if it's just as simple as a few clicks and another instance of server software running. I'm willing to bet, however, that it's much more complicated than this.

Do Pearl Abyss need to open a whole new server warehouse and telecommunications hub? Do they need to talk to Microsoft about registering and licensing new software and hardware? Do they need to pay another Internet Service Provision account?

A lot of the answers to this will involve divulging trade secrets which could open the company to attack. However, maybe one of our fellow players with good technical knowledge could estimate what's going on behind the scenes?

Just curious. :)

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Curious if all the complaints coming from standard xboxs? Other then the tearing and disappearing scenery my game plays and runs smooth as ever. However im on an X with an added SSD. I feel like the game should never lower itself to perform well on the standard xbox. If people want better performance they need to upgrade. But all the same. No issues on my end or from any of my crew performance wise. Just magic disappearing mountains lol.  

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Some random loading screens here and there but I'm fine with it. Running X and ssd aswell. No problems at all, but more servers are needed not because of performance issues but because of the amount of players

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More servers is a terrible idea. MMO populations wax and wane. increase when new content gets released, and decreases as the content gets stale. Pop is high right now but will decrease to a stable level shortly. It will spike again when Awakening is released, then decrease to a stable level. it will wax and wane all year. 

 

Sure adding more servers will ease the load right now, but when the population drops the game will be less densely populated. Making severs seem like ghost towns. 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, sgurschick said:

More servers is a terrible idea. MMO populations wax and wane. increase when new content gets released, and decreases as the content gets stale. Pop is high right now but will decrease to a stable level shortly. It will spike again when Awakening is released, then decrease to a stable level. it will wax and wane all year. 

 

Sure adding more servers will ease the load right now, but when the population drops the game will be less densely populated. Making severs seem like ghost towns. 

 

 

Well we KNOW the Arsha (pvp) server is coming, Oliva channels will be coming in the near future. Oliva Channels will take some of the "new" player load off the main channels. 

We still could use the 4 channels at least. PC has 6 of each. 

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1 hour ago, Legendary said:

mine runs fine OG xbox one S 2 yr old nearly

This discussion is not about how the game runs. It is about server capacity being tested daily since the game has been offered on Game Pass. Servers have gone from being crowded on a Saturday and Sunday to being Crowded every day of the week.

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I think this might just be an EU problem. My connection on NA has been flawless since the update and gamepass. It was horrible before to the point where I ordered a 50ft ethernet cable. But it's just sitting there unused because I don't need it now.

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4 hours ago, sgurschick said:

More servers is a terrible idea. MMO populations wax and wane. increase when new content gets released, and decreases as the content gets stale. Pop is high right now but will decrease to a stable level shortly. It will spike again when Awakening is released, then decrease to a stable level. it will wax and wane all year. 

 

Sure adding more servers will ease the load right now, but when the population drops the game will be less densely populated. Making severs seem like ghost towns. 

 

 

Yeah, I'm cool with this. Less contested grind zones? Who's not up for that? 😂 

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We really need more servers☺ this would help a lot with the crowded towns who is currently with the game pass players a lagfest and we had more grinding zones too. Not everyone has the money to upgrade to a one x! Even in the morning hours are at least 2 servers on EU always crowded now. We need at least 2 new channels, val2 and med2 would be nice☺

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3 hours ago, R4GE0fW4R said:

We really need more servers☺ this would help a lot with the crowded towns who is currently with the game pass players a lagfest and we had more grinding zones too. Not everyone has the money to upgrade to a one x! Even in the morning hours are at least 2 servers on EU always crowded now. We need at least 2 new channels, val2 and med2 would be nice☺

There isn't 3 channels per server on the EU? I was under the impression the population only slightly favored NA. 

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9 minutes ago, Jacs said:

There isn't 3 channels per server on the EU? I was under the impression the population only slightly favored NA. 

EU has 7 servers in total. Balenos-1/2 Serendia-1/2 Valencia-1 Calpheon-1 and Mediah-1.

Not sure how many NA got.

I'm off to look into the general population numbers of each area. 👍

EU 508 million bodies NA 327 million bodies. Something wrong here. lol.

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Population update.
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6 minutes ago, oohrang said:

EU has 7 servers in total. Balenos-1/2 Serendia-1/2 Valencia-1 Calpheon-1 and Mediah-1.

Not sure how many NA got.

I'm off to look into the general population numbers of each area. 👍

EU 508 million bodies NA 327 million bodies. Something wrong here. lol.

How did you find that out?

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12 minutes ago, Primus said:

How did you find that out?

That's the number of people in general population, not Black desert players by region... A simple google search.

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Ah ok. It would be useful to see number of connections on the lobby or disconnect screen, actually.

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3 hours ago, oohrang said:

EU has 7 servers in total. Balenos-1/2 Serendia-1/2 Valencia-1 Calpheon-1 and Mediah-1.

Not sure how many NA got.

I'm off to look into the general population numbers of each area. 👍

EU 508 million bodies NA 327 million bodies. Something wrong here. lol.

... What do bodies mean? 

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3 hours ago, oohrang said:

EU has 7 servers in total. Balenos-1/2 Serendia-1/2 Valencia-1 Calpheon-1 and Mediah-1.

Not sure how many NA got.

I'm off to look into the general population numbers of each area. 👍

EU 508 million bodies NA 327 million bodies. Something wrong here. lol.

NA isn’t limited to the USA

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29 minutes ago, Anyone said:

NA isn’t limited to the USA

And technically the UK isn't in the EU as far as we're concerned but let's not split hairs 😉

Bnews shared a pic of servers on NA on here, something stupid like 10/12(?) servers they had. Compared to our poxy 7.

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1 hour ago, Yiazzy said:

And technically the UK isn't in the EU as far as we're concerned but let's not split hairs 😉

Bnews shared a pic of servers on NA on here, something stupid like 10/12(?) servers they had. Compared to our poxy 7.

You’re not insinuating that the other countries that are in NA do not matter are you 🤭?

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1 hour ago, Yiazzy said:

And technically the UK isn't in the EU as far as we're concerned but let's not split hairs 😉

Bnews shared a pic of servers on NA on here, something stupid like 10/12(?) servers they had. Compared to our poxy 7.

NA has 15.

Balenos 1-3, Calpheon 1-3, Serendia 1-3, Mediah 1-3, Valencia 1-3. 

All of them have been crowded and some even overrun since the Valencia update.

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52 minutes ago, Anyone said:

You’re not insinuating that the other countries that are in NA do not matter are you 🤭?

Of course not, cool your jets, just a light hearted "Brexit" joke

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Brexit jokes are just the warm up show. Boris Johnson jokes, already plentiful, are on the horizon like a mob of orcs since his declaration for election recently.

Oh, and yes, NA have the higher capacity. But back to my original post, what kind of tech are we dealing with here? How difficult is it to install more EU servers? I ask because simply opening more instances on an already-busy machine won't work well, will it? They'll have to use another machine and another connection to the internet physically somewhere, right?

I'm sure they can afford it, just wondering how tricky it is.

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2 hours ago, Yiazzy said:

And technically the UK isn't in the EU as far as we're concerned but let's not split hairs 😉

Bnews shared a pic of servers on NA on here, something stupid like 10/12(?) servers they had. Compared to our poxy 7.

He's not splitting hairs, he's pointing out that he's not counting close to an extra 200 million people in NA.

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33 minutes ago, Yiazzy said:

Of course not, cool your jets, just a light hearted "Brexit" joke

I wasn’t serious lol

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It can't bee too hard cause we started in eu with I think 5 servers and in the first week of launch we have gotten 2 more. I believe it was Valencia and mediah  who came

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