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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    According to , Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education) has signed on for the best role in Bradley Cooper’s next directorial project titled Maestro, centering round the marriage between award-winning composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife, actress Felicia Montealegre. Along with directing, the Oscar-nominated actor may also be starring in the upcoming film with Mulligan set to portray the role of Felicia.

    “I was struck by Carey since I saw her on stage a long time ago and I haven’t missed a performance of hers since,” Cooper said in a statement. “I’m humbled to be dealing with this type of mammoth talent, along with this type of type or kind person in Carey.”

    “We’re absolutely thrilled that Carey Mulligan will play our mother in Maestro,” among the children of Leonard and Felicia Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein said. “Carey will certainly capture Felicia’s unique mix of wit, warmth, elegant beauty, and depth of emotion. We also love the true way Carey conveys some sort of storybook European grace, that was something our mother embodied aswell.”

    Maestro will span over 30 years in telling the beautifully complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre. Bernstein’s colorful life included creating a memorable conducting debut at the brand new York Philharmonic at 25 once the conductor took ill. Without rehearsing even, Bernstein did so well his star premiered the very next day when his feat made leading page of the New York Times. He was blacklisted before being cleared to be a communist right before he composed the Oscar-nominated score for On the Waterfront, and he was an activist in the civil rights movement, and outspoken on issues including ending the Vietnam War.

    Cooper’s main concentrate on the project is definitely the “charged and complex relationship” between Bernstein and Montealegre. The star and filmmaker has been working closely with Bernstein’s children Jamie reportedly, Alexander, and Nina, in the last year or two.

    Maestro is co-written by Cooper and Josh Singer with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Cooper, and his Joint Effort producing partner Todd Phillips (Joker), Kristie Macosko Krieger, Oscar-nominated producer Emma Tilliinger Koskoff (The Irishman, Joker), and Fred Amy and Berner Durning set as producers.

    Paramount is not any associated with the project. Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is attached still. Year production on the drama is likely to begin early next. The streamer shall supply the film a substantial theatrical release before it moves exclusively to Netflix.

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