When we play online games, we often only one complaint and that is the poor maintenance of the server. But do you have any slightest idea as to how insanely powerful a server must be to host millions of players across the world while simultaneously making sure that every player’s data is processed with correct precision and accuracy?
As gaming has become more famous than it used to be during the pandemic, players on the online servers have increased by thousands. As such, large-scale online games can’t host their entire playerbases on a single server.
As such, titles like Final Fantasy XIV, have split their game worlds up between a multitude of servers. There are a lot of servers for this game. they are spread out between eight “data centers” located all over the world; 3 in North America, 2 in Europe, 3 in Japan. And across those data centers are 68 different servers, or “worlds.” If you join the server closest to your home region, obviously you will get the best ping, but if you’re looking for a specific experience, here are a few standouts from each data center.
Best Servers to Join in Final Fantasy XIV
Aether – North America
It’s very accommodating to new players and has a thriving, talkative community that’s down for both playing and chatting.
Primal – North America
If you want to get serious about this game, join Levithan, Primal’s premier raiding server. If you wanna go hardcore, this is the place.
Crystal – North America
This server is best known for being supported by the largest community.
Chaos – Europe
If you’re looking for a chill server to play at your own pace, go for Cerberus. Everyone mostly keeps to themselves around here.
Light – Europe
If you’re a bit of a waffler between casual and hardcore play, the Phoenix server has a good blend of both kinds of players to hang out with.
Elemental – Japan
The Tonberry server is sort of the unofficial English-speaking embassy of the Japanese data centers.
Gaia – Japan
Try the Ifrit server, but you’ll need to know Japanese to communicate, and the players are well-known for being friendly and patient.
Mana – Japan
If community events are what you’re looking for, you’d love Ixion. They play host to various community events that are open to all players, including cafes and live art draws.