No Fastpass here, just long lines.
To say the free-to-play MMO lost ark was a success is an understatement. The game managed to break the all-time concurrent player records of Dota 2 and CS: GO on Steam. It also became the second most played game on Steam when measured by concurrent players in its first weekend, beaten only by PUBG. On lost ark, Amazon announced that fifteen new servers would be added across all regions to help ease congestion. Unfortunately, while a new Western Europe server has been added, Smilegate admits that European players won’t see a change in queues anytime soon.
According to a post from the developers on the official website lost ark forums, “The Central Europe region is at capacity and unfortunately there is no way to increase the number of players per world in Central Europe. Adding additional servers is not possible due to the complexity of all the systems that need to work together.”
To add to players’ frustration, players from the West cannot be transferred to another server. This means that those in Central Europe who have invested a lot of time in the game will not be able to bring their progress to Western Europe either.
“Therefore, unfortunately, it is not a viable option at this stage for the Western version,” TrevzorFTW wrote on the forum. “But we won’t rest until we exhaust all options.”
The game sees players searching for the Ark, an artifact that once helped save the land of Arkesia. Kazeros, Lord of the Abyss, threatens to destroy the peace of the realm, and it’s up to the player character to stop him. lost ark mixes aspects of the MMO genre with action RPG elements in the vein of Diablomainly focused on PvE and exploration.
The Lost Ark was officially released on February 11, 2022 as a free-to-play title. Those who purchased any of the four Founder’s Packs were able to access the game earlier, and earlier this week the MMO beat 500,000 concurrent players on Steam. For those preparing to dive into the madness, check out our quick tips guide here.