Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida Shares Updated Plan To Fix Housing Lottery System

Turns out, a bit more testing is needed before we see a maintenance patch.

Anthony Jones
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Final Fantasy 14 Housing Issues

Despite the hype surrounding the fourth ultimate duty in the newly released 6.11, Final Fantasy XIV players still struggle with the new housing lottery system. In today's developer blog by Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, he revealed the next steps for updating the system to resolve the issue.

Yoshida started the blog by "[apologizing] for the ongoing disruption" caused by the housing lottery system since patch 6.1. As of April 25, Yoshida and his team have finished verifying their fixes for the system and completed player-identified errors. One of the errors mentioned in the last blog, "which affects relocation between plots under certain rare conditions," has also been confirmed as a successful fix.

His team is also hoping to restore players' lottery data, "[constructing] an internal server environment that simulates conditions on the public servers" to test methods for recovery. Yoshida did warn that the phase will take "approximately eight business days," setting back data restoration procedures until tested entirely.

Players can expect maintenance to fix issues on the public servers and restore lottery data on Monday, May 16. While Square Enix is patching up the game, FFXIV will be down for approximately 8 to 10 hours, making "purchase of and relocation to plots won in the lottery possible once more" when up again. Until that maintenance happens, all relocation and sales for plots will be suspended.

For those who are housing enthusiasts in Final Fantasy XIV, how has the housing debacle affected your playing experience? Let us know below! Make sure to read up on Yoshida's blog and tell us your opinion.

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Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor

Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

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