Tower of Fantasy launch tangled with server issues and long queues
As a massive mobile/PC MMO launch, Tower of Fantasy is unfortunately caught in a rough trend. After a long pre-registration period, the new mobile juggernaut is struggling to keep up with demand.
Why can’t I play Tower of Fantasy?
Like games like Genshin Impact, Tower of Fantasy is currently unplayable for many players at launch. It turns out that unprecedented demand for the Genshin competitor is causing problems for players.
With so many players wanting to play the game, many of us can’t even get into the game. For example, on one device, we were stuck on a 41% update screen, with downloads creeping more slowly. On another, we were able to bypass that screen after several hours.
Slow downloads are usually attributed to a large number of players. If you remember, Genshin Impact has the exact same issue at launch.
The game also suffers from long queues. Anyone who can get past the update screen will immediately be in a long queue to play the game. This is unfortunately common with MMOs like this one.
On the Tower of Fantasy subreddit, fans have already made fun of the game’s long wait times. One user posted the classic “Let Me In” Eric Andre meme; another implied mocking the server situation.
Is the game buggy?
In addition to complaints about server problems, a number of players have noticed a large number of bugs. However, as the launch of an MMO, this is really to be expected. After all, neither Genshin nor World of Warcraft launched without a hitch.
Still, there are a few quirky and entertaining bugs. A curious but harmless problem is that one of the dates on the birthday picker shows as “10% off”. In addition, players regularly fall through the world.
Other than this, it doesn’t seem like the game is much more buggiver than most releases. However, with so many eyes on the game, more attention will be paid to the issues.
If you haven’t gotten started on Tower of Fantasy yet, check it out here. Although you may want to wait a little longer.