the Lost Ark Team continues to update top issues and what they are doing to fix them these weeks after launch. Some of the issues continue to affect the still busy Europe Central servers, but the team would like the community to keep a few things in mind as they work on issues across the game.
Since launch, there have been a number of downtimes for updates, hotfixes, and maintenance. They acknowledge that these have occurred on a regular basis and sometimes have occurred either during peak seasons or quite suddenly, but they ask for patience while they try to fix issues as quickly as possible. We should expect the downtime to continue as they work through everything from queues to glitches and make changes based on feedback.
One decision that’s been getting a lot of feedback lately is the announcement that they’ll be adjusting the difficulty of some Guardian raids and Abyss dungeons. In the update, they describe the decisions behind these changes as the announcement was met with mixed feedback and questions. According to the team, the dates of each raid and dungeon being adjusted show a low success rate. Some of them saw less than 10% of players complete them. the Lost Ark The team wants players to be able to learn and improve, but they don’t want the journey to be more frustrating than fun and make players give up. However, with this data, they also want to reassure everyone that simplifying some content does not mean that all future content will simply be made simpler.
Europe Central continues to see instability and queues, which the team acknowledges, and they are focused on “improving game health and stability” for servers in the region as there is no way to increase capacity. Adding servers is also not an option. Improved matchmaking issues, but not enough, so a longer-term fix is in the works (and testing). Lost Ark there will still be bonuses for those who want to move to Europe West and start over. The latest are copies of Twitch Drops claimed before March 8th.
For the full update on the known issues and actions taken, see Lost Ark.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/lost-ark-team-explains-raid-difficulty-changes-downtimes-and-continued-work-to-improve-europe-servers-2000124461 The Lost Ark team explains the raid difficulty changes, downtime, and continued work to improve servers in Europe