How Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker players are dealing with painful queues: Anime, tears, and keychains

A week into Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker’s launch, fans are still waiting in long queue times to join a server and finally get to play. 

Players trying to log in and see everything new in Endwalker are waiting in the menus, unable to play the game for hours. Periodically, the login servers will overload and cause errors, kicking them to the back of the line. The worst among them is error 2002, which indicates high traffic and an absurd amount of players trying to get in.