Yoshida added that each World server in FFXIV can handle a maximum of 5000 concurrent connections, and that a higher amount of players leads to server crashes and errors. Square Enix has chosen to limit logins to give the servers room to breathe, and Yoshida says that the team is monitoring the Worlds "24 hours a day" in an attempt to strike the right balance.
because it can now handle upwards of 7,500 players a server
ETA: and I think the extra 2,500 players per server is why DF blew up last night.. 2,500 * 26 = 65,000 new players possible on DF at once!
ETAA: They are even calling the writer out in his comment section for not being up to date..
This post was edited on 9/5 at 9:02 am