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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    Warframe’s Angels of the Zariman Expansion is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

    Unravel one of the biggest mysteries in Warframe by returning to the derelict ship where it all began.

    Few places in Warframe are as shrouded in mystery as the Zariman Ten Zero. The events that unfolded aboard this colony ship set in motion the entire story of the Tenno and their quest to save the Origin System. Now, with the release of the free Angels of the Zariman expansion on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, you can return to where it all started to unravel the secrets of what happened on the Zariman Ten Zero so many years ago.

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    Following the climactic conclusion of last year’s cinematic quest The New War, Angels of the Zariman picks up right where the story left off. A haunting and ethereal song is radiating across the Origin System’s airwaves. Its source? The Zariman Ten Zero. You must return to this forsaken ship and confront your horrifying past in order to stop the song and the cosmic threat it heralds. In doing so, you will get a clearer picture of what actually happened to the Zariman Ten Zero: How did this colony ship end up trapped in The Void? What insidious force drove parents to turn against their children? And, perhaps most importantly of all, what nightmares now haunt its derelict halls, filling them with a divine chorus of song?

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    Once you complete the new quest, you can take on three challenging new game modes that will test your Warframe and Operator Abilities in new and exciting ways. In Void Flood, you must make the most of your Warframe’s parkour abilities to collect Vitoplast scattered high and low throughout the Zariman, using it to seal Void Ruptures before the debilitating effects of Void Corruption overwhelm you. Seal too many Void Ruptures, however, and you’ll draw the ire of a Thrax Centurion — a powerful and extremely agile new enemy capable of possessing other bodies to continue its assault.

    Void Cascade is a new endless mission where you must stabilize the rising levels of Void Contamination by purging special machines known as Exolizers. Stay sharp, though. Each Exolizer your purge spawns a Thrax Centurion that, if not killed quickly, will manifest even more dangerous Void Contamination. The more you cleanse Exolizers, the more chaos you unleash.

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    Finally, Void Armageddon tasks you with defending the Zariman’s Reliquary Drive from endless waves of enemies. To survive, you’ll need to repurpose old Zariman technology like Exodampers, which weaken nearby enemies but, if destroyed, will instead grant them powerful yet random buffs. As the onslaught intensifies, you can build additional Suppressor Turret defenses, like the Faradon turret that emits bursts of lightning that zap multiple foes.

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    Secrets of the past aren’t the only thing you’ll uncover as you prowl the Zariman. In our new social hub, the Chrystalith, you can meet other players and seamlessly start new missions together. Rank up a new Syndicate to unlock powerful Void-mutated Incarnon weapons that evolve and develop new powers as you use them. Or invest in items to decorate and upgrade your own Dormizone apartment — a fully customizable space for you to relax in between excursions into the Zariman’s lower decks. By reaching max rank with the new Syndicate, you can even upgrade your apartment to a Vista Suite complete with its own Vistagraph. This machine lets you further customize your Dormizone by changing its view to overlook stunning, otherworldly landscapes.

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    There’s so much in the Angels of the Zariman expansion that we can’t wait for players to discover. Once you complete the new quest, you’ll be free to roam the halls of the Zariman, collect powerful new Incarnon weapons, take on new bounty missions, earn new Syndicate rewards, and even craft a brand new Warframe, Gyre. But first, you’ll need to play Warframe now to uncover the dark mystery at the heart of this fabled ship.

    Warframe’s Angels of the Zariman expansion is available now for free on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.


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