FFXIV; Housing Lotto Fix is ​​on the way, by producer

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Final Fantasy 14 developers have been hard at work correcting the housing lottery system introduced with patch 6.1 last month† After a very shaky launch, the FF14 housing lotto put on pause while the development team worked out an urgent fix due to numerous technical bugs that prevented lotto bidders from winning lots even with the best bid; this clearly caused frustration among players who finally thought they had any hope of getting a piece of dirt into Eorzea, not Adventurers yet. Final Fantasy XIV director and producer, Naoki Yoshida, announced today that his team has completed the necessary fixes to get the lottery back online and will roll it out on Monday, May 16 during their maintenance to restore the lottery data.

Once maintenance is complete, winning lottery numbers should now display correctly and temporary lot purchase/removal suspensions will be lifted. If a player has previously won a plot of land before the lotto system was put on hold, he should be able to claim that plot after the maintenance. It is important for lottery winners to complete their land purchase before the start of the next lottery, otherwise they risk losing their land, but gil must be repaid.

How the system will work

The lottery system takes place in 9 day cycles; the first 5 days are for submissions and the last 4 days are to give the winners enough time to claim their property. For example, the next lottery cycle starts on May 26 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT); for 5 days, adventurers can participate in the lottery on a particular plot of interest, no need to sit around a board for days like in the past, they just step in and do their job; after the 5th day the winners will be determined but a new raffle will not start for 4 days to give the current winners enough time to log in and claim their reward seems reasonable enough.

Since the next lottery cycle starts on May 26 at 8:00 AM, winners before the close of the lottery must complete their purchase by May 26 at 7:59 AM.

“Since this is very important, I want to reiterate: You must complete all land purchases for this current lottery before the next lottery cycle starts.” – Naoki Yoshia

Lottery winners who have already received a refund

After the maintenance on May 16, some players may discover that they have won their lottery despite the fact that Square Enix has already given them a refund for the technical problems incurred. Yoshida confirms that SE will not withdraw those player refunds since, according to Yoshida, “These lottery issues were significant and caused great stress and frustration for many players.” That’s exciting news for those lucky enough to log in after maintenance to discover they are new homeowners, if only the RL housing market were generous with this one. to dawn!

An interesting, if not comical, piece of information Yoshi-P shared is that in patch 6.2, Square Enix plans to include an NPC in the residential areas that players can voluntarily choose to refund any “accidental” refunds; it’s comical because I’m not sure who would do something like that, after all it’s not real currency we’re talking about here and the fact that the developers spend their time creating such an NPC is humorous to me. Now, if players get some kind of reward for voluntarily returning the virtual currency is still unknown, but I’m not sure what kind of reward would even make sense for such an act, SE is the one who made the booboo and should just move on from that at this point.

Maintenance is only a few days away, so FFXIV players have a lot to look forward to in the run-up to Patch 6.2. Not only the return of the housing lotto, but also the island reserve, which in many ways will be an alternative to FFXIV housing, although it sounds to me like it will be even better as players will have an entire island (unknown size) of their own. to make. Island Sanctuary is expected to be released in patch 6.2, a few more months away.

What do you think of Final Fantasy 14’s housing system? If the lotto works as intended, do you think it will solve the problems that have plagued the FF14 housing system for years? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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