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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    World of Tanks Launches Its Hot Wheels Season


    • World of Tanks, the online game of strategic tank warfare, is launching an all-new season of content, this time in partnership with Mattel and its Hot Wheels brand.
    • Players will progress through levels by earning points in battles. The levels offer amazing in-game rewards to every World of Tanks player, with the biggest rewards being exclusive tanks based on classic Hot Wheels vehicles.
    • The World of Tanks: Hot Wheels season brings all the fun and imagination of treasured Hot Wheels toys to the battlefield while still offering something for everyone with its challenges and rewards.

    It’s time for World of Tanks to shift gears! We’re incredibly excited to announce our latest season of fast-paced, boundless online tank warfare and challenges: the World of Tanks: Hot Wheels season, launching September 22!

    Based on the success of the seasonal content model we launched earlier this year with World of Tanks: Valor, we’re continuing with a new series of limited-time challenges and rewards. We’ve been thrilled seeing our tank commanders strive to achieve more points in-online battles and ascend higher through each season’s Levels. That’s why we offer rewards throughout the season at regular Level intervals. By playing fiercely, commanders can earn XP boosters, in-game Gold and Silver, consumable items like Repair Kits, and so much more.

    Of course, why launch a whole-new special season if you’re not going to offer special rewards, right? World of Tanks: Hot Wheels has plenty of special rewards just waiting for players to earn. The biggest ones: exclusive conceptual tanks based on the designs of classic Hot Wheels vehicles. You don’t see tanks like these every day!

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    Here are the nitty-gritty details:

    Every World of Tanks: Hot Wheels player can earn rewards through the standard season progression. They’ll receive their rewards every three levels, all the way up to the final World of Tanks: Hot Wheels season Level, Level 100.

    We’ll have plenty of challenges along the way to help them build up points and rise through the Levels quickly. We know they’ll want to, because waiting for them upon completion of Level 100 is one epic reward: the Tiger Shark Spähpanzer tank!

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    However, if players want even more incredible rewards and unbelievable exclusive tanks, they can upgrade their season experience with either our Season Pass or our Ultimate Pass.

    The Season Pass makes rewards available at every level, adding tons more content to the game. It also unlocks two additional unique Hot Wheels tanks for players to earn: the fiery Trailblazer Spähpanzer tank (available at Level 75) and the dexterous Rodger Dodger E 75 TS tank (available at Level 100)!

    The Ultimate Pass builds on the Season Pass. It includes all the Season Pass rewards and adds the ability to skip 25 Levels in the season. It also grants players the astounding Bone Shaker TS-5 tank and crew immediately upon purchase. Get ready to shake up the battlefield with this one!

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    Whether players upgrade to one of our passes or pursue the standard season progression, they’ll be able to enjoy Hot Wheels content throughout the season. Hot Wheels-themed tank crews will be available to earn through all the reward tracks, and Hot Wheels emblems for decorating any tank can be earned with one of the passes.

    The World of Tanks Garage will sport a brand-new look for the season as well. You remember the iconic orange plastic track you used to race your Hot Wheels vehicles, don’t you?

    We can’t wait to bring World of Tanks players into the Hot Wheels universe by introducing a touch of nostalgic fun to the battlefield. We’ve combined the cars you loved as a kid with the tanks you love now for a season unlike any other. With several rewards in place, we have a lot of action-packed content in store for our longtime commanders, too. There’s something for everyone in this fresh new season!

    So, take your imagination into battle. Take the challenge. Log in to the World of Tanks: Hot Wheels season and roll out!

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