FFXIV’s Materia OCE data centre turns one

FFXIV Online celebrates one year of its OCE data centre (DC), Materia. The community has enjoyed the low latency the server brought, and below are some quotes from local players about their favourite experiences on the DC. Images are attached from some of the local players too, with credits in the file names.

Additionally, we have identified the Top 10 Funniest Names we've seen on the Materia DC, as submitted by local players too.

Quotes from players about their experience on the Materia DC:

Mark Withers:
"I started running a regular glamour contest on the Materia DC when it opened, and met a bunch of mad lads in-game. We got to meet up in person at PAX AUS and fight Zodiark together. It was an absolute blast seeing everyone and hanging out IRL as a result of my events on Materia."

Janet R.:
"The first night on Materia was so special, waving and saying hello to everyone. There was also a lot of stopping to laugh and congratulate people on their choice of some great Aussie and Kiwi names!"

John Benedict T. Gabitan:
"Ever since the new DC opened, FFXIV has been more recognisable in NZ. I've met some players locally after they recognised my Yshtola car at a local convention!"
FFXIV’s Materia OCE data centre turns one

"Because we're such a localised DC, I actually recognise names when I end up playing with people again. Everybody remembers mine, so it's nice to recognise others too!"

Aaron S:
"After being homeless on the server for almost six months, we saw that one of our FC members won a house in the first round, so we had an FC party in their empty house!"

Top 10 Funniest Player Names on Materia DC
● Maccas Run
● These gems from the Australian Government FC on Sephirot including former PM Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, and Tony Abbott
● Crocodile Bundee
● G'day
● Fandaniel Ricciardo
● Dan Murphys
● Waltzing Materia
● Chuck-a Sickie
● Sausage Sanga
● Ozzyozzyozzy Oioioi

To celebrate its anniversary, FFXIV collaborated with local cooking creator MissMollyMakes to create two Aussie-inspired recipes for the game, the Chocobo Lamington and Cactuar Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream & Vegemite Salted Caramel.
FFXIV’s Materia OCE data centre turns one

Videos on how to make these cakes with MissMollyMakes herself can be viewed in the links below:
Chocobo Lamington
Cactuar Cupcakes

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