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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    Blast Some ROCK in MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries with Xbox Game Pass

    MechWarrior has returned to the Xbox platform much better than ever and we’re so excited that fans and new players can browse the latest adventure in the BattleTech universe!

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    Why much better than ever? Well, we spent nearly twelve months of development time and energy to implement over 30 major updates to the bottom game based on feedback from our passionate MechWarrior community. This huge (and free) update covers a little bit of everything with quality-of-life improvements that produce managing and customizing your mechs a piece of cake, adjustments to game and UI systems, and new gameplay changes that add new bases and garrisons to explore and destroy along with more variety and challenge through the entire game. It’s difficult showing these off in several in-game screenshots so here’s an instant look at everything you can get:

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    The entire life of a MechWarrior mercenary remains a dangerous and sometimes lonesome profession. That’s why we’re so excited that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will support cross play over the Xbox Series X|S and PC platforms. You can now synergy with friends when you destroy enemy forces while leveling entire cities (and plenty of other things on the way)!

    When you’re ready for more of the merc life, the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC awaits and we’ve taken a distinctive method of content access – there’s no gated content with this addition to the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries base game. So whether you’d like some company or perhaps a friend isn’t 100% sure should they want the DLC, a fellow merc can join a match hosted by way of a player who owns the DLC, and go through the entirety of the Heroes of the Inner Sphere campaign together.

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    Whether you’re a longtime MechWarrior veteran or not used to the series, there’s really never been an improved time to uncover the ultimate power fantasy of stomping through war torn cities in a building-sized weapon of destruction with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC , out for Xbox One now, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC!

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    The entire year 3015 welcome to! It’s a hell of the right time and energy to be alive.

    Humanity has colonized a large number of star systems spanning a massive region of space referred to as the Inner Sphere. The golden age of cooperation and advancement is really a distant memory now, and humanity has again splintered into disparate factions all vying for supremacy once.

    Amid these Succession Wars, power hungry Mercenaries like yourself come in a privileged position to capitalize big style. It’s dangerous work but that’s why you’re here, right? If you’ve got an itch to blast, wreck, stomp and go all out ballistic, step and be your personal weapon of war inside!

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    In Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC, we’ve exposed the Mercenary experience with the brand new Career mode and packed the Inner Sphere with new content to find. With the brand new Career mode, a lifetime career could be started by you from scratch or import your progress from MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries. Work to determine your Mercenary Company while exploring the rebalanced Inner Sphere with New Hubs and Warzones to find. Find and Collect 7 New hero ‘Mechs and 7 New Chassis Types and 50 new ‘Mech variants for the bottom game. Customize all of your ‘Mechs with new weapon systems and equipment! Go through the Beach Head Mode with Multiple objectives and incoming artillery fire to evade. Take the Fight to new planets on the Extra-Solar Moon Garrisons and Biome.
    EXCLUSIVE CONTENT! Heroes of the Inner Sphere also contains a special ‘Mech and new AI Pilot.
    The Phoenix “Kobold” hero ‘Mech includes a custom paint scheme and loadout.
    The AI Pilot “Goblin” features unique pilot stats, special character portrait, and new voice lines.

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