there's more people online than ever on global
That's unclear. After PC release there were times when 414 blocks were full, predating the concurrent player counts Steam provides. NGS only has 408 blocks, plus 32 on PSO2 that are far from populated. We also don't know whether NGS blocks and PSO2 blocks have a comparable capacity. We also also don't know how well these numbers will sustain; in PSO2 it took 2-3 weeks for the launch spike to really end and it's starting to feel like that might happen more quickly with NGS.