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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    April 17 new RE Village demo involves PS4 and PS5

    Resident Evil has always had a home on PlayStation platforms, and we’re happy to announce that the PlayStation Nation is going to be the first to get access to a new demo for Resident Evil Village on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4! This was just one of the many announcements at today’s Resident Evil Showcase, so read on for more info on the demo, the return of the ever-popular The Mercenaries game mode, and more. Miss today’s Resident Evil Showcase stream? Catch up now: Play Video Ethan Winters’s journey takes shape in a new Resident Evil Village trailer Resident Evil Village is less than a month away, so we’re once again entering the world of survival horror to bring you a brand-new trailer that debuted earlier today. The creeping dead of the village is the least of Ethan Winters’ worries as he plunges further into the unknown in order to rescue his kidnapped daughter and seek answers to haunting questions about why the heroic Chris Redfield has taken such a dark turn. Who, or what, will Ethan find waiting for him at the end of his journey, and what terrifying foes will he encounter along the way? The latest trailer provides a few clues, so be sure to check it out. Play Video Resident Evil Village gameplay demo + pre-download We know you’ve been waiting for this one – a new demo is on the way for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with a special structure that gives you a limited opportunity to explore the world of Resident Evil Village in the weeks leading up to the game’s launch across three different windows of availability. The demo only needs to be downloaded once, and will only be available during specific dates and times. Check out the schedule below for more info: 30-Minute demos Village:  North America: April 17 @ 5pm to April 18 @ 1am (Pacific Time) Europe: April 18 @ 7pm to April 19 @ 3am CEST  Asia: April 18 @ 5pm – April 19 @ 1am HKT Castle:  North America: April 24 @ 5pm to April 25 @ 1am (Pacific Time) Europe: April 25 @ 7pm to April 26 @ 3am CEST Asia: April 25 @ 5pm to April 26 @ 1am HKT 60-Minute demo Village & Castle:  North America: May 1 @ 5pm to May 2 @ 5pm (Pacific Time) Europe: May 2 @ 2am to May 3 @ 2am CEST Asia: May 2 @ 8am to May 3 @ 8am HKT The first demo period allows you to check out the snow-covered remnants of the titular village for 30 minutes, giving you a glimpse into the frost-capped remains of what once was, and perhaps giving you a taste of what the game’s combat has to offer. Better keeps your wits about you. The second demo period will drop you into the halls of Castle Dimitrescu where you’ll be given a separate 30 minute experience that is sure to be a bloody good time. Unlike the expansive village, the castle is full of narrow hallways and cramped corridors that make it difficult to tell what could be around each corner. The final demo period will give you a total of 60 minutes to explore both the village and castle, and you’re free to use those 60 minutes however you wish. How much time will you spend seeking answers in the village, and how long will you brave the castle’s corridors to uncover its dark secrets? That part’s up to you, but we encourage you to share your experience playing and speculate on what secrets the full game holds. Pre-download Demo on PS4 and PS5 Prepare to enter the world of survival horror by pre-downloading the Village demo today on PS4 and PS5. The Mercenaries mode explodes in to Resident Evil Village Survival horror meets high-stakes combat in the return of The Mercenaries game mode! This fan-favorite mode has appeared in multiple Resident Evil games since its introduction in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on the original PlayStation, and now makes an action-packed return in Resident Evil Village. As with previous versions of The Mercenaries, this arcade-style mode tasks you with racking up points and finishing stages quickly, changing the game’s focus to a fight against time to achieve a high score rather than the fight for survival of the main campaign. Just keep an eye on the ticking timer – running out the clock means your time is up. Some new additions have been made to this mode compared to previous games, as well. As you fight your way through locales filled with enemies, you’ll be able to acquire useful bonus skills that can increase firepower, boost your move speed, or provide other beneficial effects. Each skill you add will help you take down enemies and rack up a high score for your current attempt, and will carry over between stages. Once a stage is completed, you’ll be given the opportunity to spend your hard-earned coin with The Duke – a mysterious merchant from the main game – to buy supplies and upgrade your weapons before moving on to the next stage. The Mercenaries is an endlessly replayable mode that you’re sure to want to try again and again. Learn each stage and discover new ways to take down waves of enemies as you chase down the highest rank possible. The Mercenaries will be included as a bonus mode for Resident Evil Village, and you’ll need to complete the game’s story before you can unlock it. We hope you enjoy this exciting twist on what the main campaign has to offer! Upgrade your weapons to increase firepower and more in Mercenaries  That’s a lot to unpack from the Resident Evil Showcase! There’s only a few weeks left until fear surrounds you. Resident Evil Village launches on May 7, 2021 on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 (with a free digital upgrade to PlayStation 5 in North America). Your purchase of Resident Evil Village also grants you access to download the online multiplayer game Resident Evil Re:Verse for free once it’s available. Be sure to keep an eye out for the demo once it’s live, and get ready to once again enter the world of survival horror with Resident Evil Village on May 7.

    New Resident Evil Village Video Shows Gameplay, Environment & More!

    New Resident Evil Village video shows gameplay, environment & more! After teasing more story details at the PlayStation 5 Showcase, Capcom has unveiled a new video for the highly-anticipated Resident Evil Village offering a new look at the gameplay for the next installment of the survival horror franchise as well as other new details regarding the title. The video can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Resident Evil Village Trailer: Fear Surrounds You The new game will pick up a few years after its predecessor and see Resident Evil 7: Biohazard‘s Ethan Winters living with his wife Mia in a new, peaceful location, but just as they feel they’re free from their past nightmares, tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, who appeared in DLC content for RE7, is reacquainted with the couple, only to horrible disrupt their life and leave Ethan devastated and seeking to uncover the mysterious new horror that plague a once peaceful village. Rumors regarding development on a new installment in the Resident Evil franchise began springing up earlier this year and, much like its acclaimed 2017 predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, was reportedly planned to be an installment in the Revelations off-shoot series but was transitioned into a mainline title after positive reception. The announcement trailer did show a number of threads similar to RE7 in which the story moves away from the general Raccoon City events and characters, though in a setting very reminiscent of Resident Evil 4, set in a mysterious and seemingly medieval and isolated village, though technically set in present day. If certain shots are believed to be gameplay footage, the trailer also reveals that the new game will continue to utilize a first-person perspective similar to its predecessor. The past decade for the Resident Evil franchise started with a mixed bag of entries, including the the poorly-received Resident Evil 6 and generally well-received Revelations spin-offs before nearly coming to a full-stop with the Call of Duty-esque shooter Umbrella Corps in 2016. After the success of RE7, Capcom turned their efforts to remaking Resident Evil 2 and 3 for current-gen consoles, with the latter seeing critical acclaim while the latter received generally favorable reviews. RELATED: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Revealed for PlayStation 5! Resident Evil Village is set to hit shelves sometime in 2021! [embedded content]

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