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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    Xbox One X Sales Skyrocket As Preorders For Xbox Series X Go Live

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    September 22 marks. Your day that Xbox One X sales saw a dramatic increase in addition, it marks. Coincidence? Maybe, or it might all be considered a unfortunate misunderstanding hilariously.

    A post from Andrew Alerts went viral on Twitter, a business insider with a specialty tracking seller founder and trends of Nintendeal. In his tweet, he cited a drastic spike in Amazon Xbox One X system sales with the associated tagline asking “just how many people bought an Xbox One X rather than an Xbox Series X.”

    The system names are undeniably similar and there are some possible known reasons for why this sales spike happened. The initial reason is actually a simple error in both names. Plenty of parents were wanting to buy these consoles because of their kids, plenty of frantic quick-buys also happened to beat that taunting “sold-out” message, or it might simply be a complete large amount of people want another most sensible thing before next gen arrives.

    We have no idea know for several what the real reason for the recent sales increase is, but a 747 percent markup doesn’t look like a straightforward coincidence being on a single day as next gen preorders. Still, if people mistakingly purchased the Xbox One X on the Series X because of the similar names, you can find likely to be several upset people on the next week roughly.

    One thing we can say for certain is that the idea that folks purchased the main one X thinking it had been the Series X may be the biggest social media marketing take at this time, speculation which has produced some pretty hilarious reactions over in the Twittersphere:

    Another possibility revolves around bots. Bots purchasing up hot demand items are frustratingly common and frequently used by the ones that plan to resale supply at a higher price. It is possible that bots could have gotten the code confused, a spot that was manufactured in reaction to journalist Patrick Klepek’s recent tweet concerning the sales increase.

    It’s vital that you remember that next gen arrivals always boost current gen sales, oftentimes due to heavy discounts or just the need to ‘get in on the hype’ at a lesser price point. If the spike is sales is really a happy coincidence or perhaps a mistake remains to be observed, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see in case a large chunk of this number finished up being because of the latter.


    What do you consider, Game Informer readers? A Bob Ross style “happy mistake” or massive coindence that the web is blowing out of proportion? Sound off in the comment section below and hit us with those hot takes!

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