Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Final Fantasy 14 Housing Lottery Is Finally Fixed

Final Fantasy XIV’s housing lottery is finally fixed after one month of being broken.  On April 16, an FFXIV maintenance update indicated that the latest lottery cycle for housing in-game was broken, so when checking the placard where winners were to be shown, the placard said there were no winners. This meant nobody could obtain a house. Polygon reports the issue has been fixed as of yesterday, and now, winning lottery numbers will be displayed correctly, and land purchases may be finalized accordingly.  “As I mentioned in our previous update, we will be conducting maintenance to restore lottery results data on Monday, May 16,” FFXIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida writes in a new update. “This maintenance will fix identified errors and properly relay lottery results for affected plots to the appropriate servers.” As a result of this maintenance fix:  Winning lottery numbers will be displayed correctly, and land purchases may be finalized accordingly. Temporary suspensions imposed on plot purchases and relocations will be lifted.  Yoshida says that if you have a winning lottery number, you should finalize your land purchase by Thursday, May 26, as the next lottery cycle will begin that day, at which point, you will lose the ability to claim land you won during the current lottery. The next one will start on May 26 and have a typical five-day entry period and a four-day results period.  If you’re a winning participant who has already received a gil refund due to the recent lottery break, you will still be able to finalize a purchase on a won plot of land. Even if you received a refund and have since found out you won the lottery, you’ll still be treated as a winning lottery player.  “In Patch 6.2, we plan to implement an NPC by which you may voluntarily return the deposit you were accidentally refunded,” Yoshida writes. “As these housing lottery issues have been significant and caused great stress and frustration in many players, we have no intention of performing a data rollback to forcibly rescind any refunded gil. We will make an announcement regarding the voluntary return of housing deposits once the NPC in question is ready to be implemented.  “In closing, I would like to thank you all once again for your patience and understanding this past month, and extend my deepest apologies for the trouble and inconvenience these issues have caused. We will do everything in our power to safely restore your data, fix any remaining issues, and bring you all a fair and functional housing lottery system. Thank you for your continued support.”  For more FFXIV, read our exclusive interview feature with Yoshi-P, and then read Game Informer’s Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker review. Read Game Informer’s ranking of every mainline Final Fantasy game after that.  [Source: Polygon] Are you a Final Fantasy XIV housing lottery winner? Let us know in the comments below!

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    8 Tips You Should Know Before Jumping into Necromunda: Underhive Wars

    Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the tactical RPG adaptation of Games Workshop’s legendary tabletop game, comes to Xbox One today. Before you hurl yourself into the brutal gang wars of the Underhive’s endless halls, factories, and slums, here are 8 tips you should keep in mind to help you crush the competition and rise to the top.

    1 – Jump into the campaign to learn the ropes

    Learn the ins and outs of destroying your enemy through the 15-mission story campaign. You’ll be introduced to all core game mechanics and the three playable gangs, along with their strengths, perks, and more at your own pace. You’ll get your fair share of allegiances, backstabbing, and utter bloody carnage as well, courtesy of Necromunda-veteran and Underhive Wars writer, Andy Chambers.

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    2 – Take full advantage of the gridless Movement System

    Before you rush off and get ambushed by an Orlock, chopped up by an Escher, or squashed by a Goliath around a corner, consider where you’re going. Thanks to its gridless movement system, Necromunda: Underhive Wars gives you considerable freedom in where you go, how you go there, and the precision of your positioning.

    3 – Use the Underhive’s environment to your advantage

    The Underhive is a huge and inhospitable place, full of deadly traps and hazards. Use them to gain an edge over the enemy. Lure foes into deadly gas vents before ziplining to safety, or make use of barricades to make your gangers harder to hit… The possibilities are endless, so always look out for interactive objects, natural choke points as well as cover opportunities, and make the most of them.

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    4 – Secure the high ground whenever possible

    In Necromunda, reaching the top is both a figurative and literal goal. High ground grants you significant bonuses to both ranged accuracy and resistance. Some skills also require gangers to be more elevated than their target to be usable. Once you’re up there, you’ll want to defend your advantage and prevent the enemy from reaching you, by using tools like the stances described next.

    5 – Controlling enemy movements: Overwatch and Ambush

    On their turn, your gangers can adopt defensive stances like Overwatch and Ambush. This will cause them to automatically attack moving enemies that might later come into melee or firing range. Foes caught off-guard by these will also be interrupted, forced to lock the movement points previously allocated to get them to their current position – a very efficient way to make sure your opponent has to commit to a position where you have the advantage.

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    6 – Special Weapon Skills

    Make sure to make full use of your special weapon skills, such as Trick Shot, Heavy Barrage, and Aimed Shot. These will let you take down several enemies, cover a large area with a hail of bullets, and cause debuffs and massive damage to priority targets. Also keep your gang’s particular perks in mind, changing your gameplay to suit their strengths. Escher, for instance, will cause extra poison damage in melee combat, further weakening their opponents.

    7 – Sabotage & Tinker

    The Saboteur and Lay Mechanic classes can turn the machines and hazards of the Underhive to their will. Sabotage an interactable object to make it ineffective or dangerous to unsuspecting enemies, or repair it with Tinker skill. Control over interactables like elevators, ziplines and health dispensers adds another layer of tactics to the battlefield, so make sure you don’t overlook them.

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    8 – Upgrade and Synergize your Fighters

    Your gang is yours to mold to your needs. Start by recruiting a leader, then customize the loadouts of your gang’s 15 fighters down to the smallest detail, choosing the way you want to fight. Prioritize complementary skills and passive abilities, as your forces rank-up and grow in power, choosing from 5 distinct fighter careers as well as numerous weapons, armour pieces and consumables. As your gangers develop, they will also gain injuries and various natural talents, which you’ll also need to manage in order to build the right team to complete your objectives.

    We hope these tips will help you in your many upcoming battles for survival and domination of the Underhive. Pick your gang, recruit fighters, customize them, and then lead your forces to brutal and endless gang conflict on Xbox One.

    Welcome to Necromunda. Welcome to the Underhive Wars.

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    Deep below the nightmarish, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, in the twisted, vertiginous, dark tunnels of the Underhive, rival gangs fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival and the honour of their Houses. Only the strongest survive. Lead, customize, and grow your gangs of Escher, Goliath, and Orlock. Specialize each member and send them to battle in hazardous dystopian environments. Exploit the terrain in tactical gunfights: climb raised walkways to take advantage, set traps, and ambush foes to force them into bloody melee engagements. Learn new skills, loot equipment and bring your evolved gang to 4-player online gang fights. • Lead and evolve your gangs in this compelling tactical-RPG • Follow a rich narrative campaign in the Underhive • Engage in immersive and persistent game modes • First video game adaptation from mythical tabletop game Necromunda, the most famous Hive World of Warhammer 40,000 • Play solo or join thrilling 4-way online gang fights

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