This is just a quick note to those of you who have been waiting to get into the game: we’re sorry! It’s not a technical issue (servers are running fine and it takes moments to add more capacity). Instead, we’ve been throttling a little bit to make sure the starter areas are not overcrowded so that (a) you have a good experience when you first get in, and (b) everyone else playing is not swamped by the new players.
Glitch is pretty unique in that it is all played in one big world (there are no separate servers or “shards”). That means that the world needs to expand as new players enter and that certain locations can be bottlenecked. We’ve been adding new starter areas and redistributing to make a better balance, and it’s working.
We’ve let in about 9,000 people so far today and are still 29 hours behind right now—if you’ve been waiting longer than that, check your spam folders!—but we expect to have that down to about 12 hours this evening.
Again, many apologies to those who’ve been made to wait. We are excited to have you join us and we know it can be frustrating checking your email. You’ll only need a little more patience though: we’re going at max speed!
Thanks, and see you around the world!
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