Check out what to do for long load times in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (SoS Poot). Find out information about patches, loading screen time, & developer comments!Check Out More Beginner Tips Here
Long Load Times - What To Do
Official Apology From Developers
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has been experiencing load times which many players would consider to be of unusual length. The frequency with which you have to see load screens has been the subject of a lot of criticism among Japanese fans, many of whom voiced their opinions in public. The developers have since responded, apologized for the inconvenience, and laid out a plan to improve the game in the future.
Translation Of Japanese Apology
"First, we'd like to extend our gratitude to all the people who have purchased and played our game so far. We would like to apologize for the fact that, even after you so kindly waited for the newest release in the SoS franchise for such a long time, we failed to meet your expectations due to a number of bugs and errors, including long load times, inconvenient system features, and other game immersion-breaking issues. We are deeply sorry for this."
Patched In Ver 1.0.3
The Japanese version of Pioneers of Olive Town received a significant bug fix patch on March 16th, which brought the following changes:
■ Reduced length of some load times
■ Reduced length of animations/time when entering some buildings
■ Corrected or deleted some text that obstructed players' view or otherwise didn't fit the atmosphere of the game
■ Fixed a bug where the game would freeze when connected to the internet
■ Fixed a bug where the game would freeze after the player woke their pet and left the house in certain cases.
■ Fixed a bug where the game would freeze after equipping a fishing rod in the mines in certain cases.
■ Fixed other minor bugs
Most importantly here was a noticeable reduction to the load times of the game. It seems that the English version of the game launched with version 1.0.3 already active, so you don't need to update your software for the above changes to take effect.
Example Of Load Times
In this above video, you can get a glimpse of just how long loading times were prior to the March 16th patch.
|Action||Before Patch||After Patch|
|Leaving your House||~14 seconds||~9 seconds|
|Going to Town||~21 seconds||~8 seconds|
|Entering the General Store||~2 seconds||~1 second|
What Can I Do To Reduce Loading Times?
Unfortunately, there currently isn't anyway to reduce loading times in-game. In fact, as mentioned above, load times have already been reduced quite substantially. We will have to wait to see if further patches improve this condition. In the meantime, what you can do is strategically plan the amount of times you go to town each day. If you want a smoother experience, try to plan your town outings to avoid redundant trips!Check Out More Update & Patch News Here