Elder Scrolls On-line is Updating Their NA Datacenter {Hardware}, What Does That Imply for You?

Elder Scrolls On-line is among the hottest MMORPGs available on the market as we speak, however regardless of their excessive reputation, it might shock many gamers to seek out out that their backend {hardware} isn’t precisely the best. The builders have been planning a server {hardware} refresh for over a yr, and lately, ESO Studio Director Matt Firor took to the boards to let gamers understand how the migration has been going.

There are loads of MMOs which have been round for many years at this level, and whereas Elder Scrolls On-line hasn’t made it to their 10-year anniversary fairly but, that doesn’t imply that their datacenter {hardware} isn’t celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The most recent put up by Sport Director Matt Firor updates gamers on the refresh of their {hardware}, which they initially talked about over a yr in the past. The refreshed {hardware} got here in response to a number of service failures that ESO has handled over time.

The official put up states that gamers gained’t essentially discover any efficiency enhance, however it’s going to permit Zenimax On-line Studios to supply a extra resilient service. The up to date {hardware} have been in use on the PTS since replace 34, and Firor is joyful to report that issues are working easily. They plan to roll out the {hardware} refresh to the remainder of the NA Datacenter on Could 3rd.

Generally, we’re nonetheless working on 2012-era server {hardware} and it must be up to date earlier than elements begin failing greater than they’re. So, we are actually swapping out (“refreshing”) all {hardware} in our two datacenters.

This is not going to lead to any considerable efficiency achieve in-game, however it’s going to lead to a extra dependable service general that wants fewer unplanned maintenances.

This was initially deliberate for final yr, however the pandemic pushed again the timelines because it has turn out to be troublesome to amass new {hardware} due to world shortages.

It’s value noting we put in and transitioned all of the {hardware} for the PTS a couple of weeks in the past, earlier than the U34 PTS replace, and we’re joyful to report it has been working very easily. This was our main check case to make sure that every part would work as anticipated.

-Matt Firor, Studio Director, Elder Scrolls On-line Boards

In essence, what does this imply for you, the participant? Apart from much less server points, in all probability not a lot. There ought to be no noticeable efficiency positive factors, however gamers gained’t want to fret about surprising downtime marring their playtime any longer. At present, solely NA Servers might be a part of the refresh, however Firor goes on to say that the EU Datacenter refresh is deliberate as quickly as they’re in a position, however as a consequence of Pandemic shortages, there is no such thing as a estimated refresh date at present out there.


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