Yoshida Promises Improvements to the Final Fantasy XIV Housing Situation

Final Fantasy XIV’s latest patch was recently released, and among the new updates was a new set of plots in Stormblood‘s Shriogane. Unfortunately, a variety of issues cropped up once the game’s maintenance period ended, and prevented many players from being able to relocate to the limited plots. Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida has acknowledged these issues, and released a statement regarding housing.

Here is Yoshida’s statement from the FFXIV forums:

Patch 4.1 saw the introduction of the residential area, Shirogane, and though we are pleased to see so many players enjoying this area, we also received a great deal of feedback regarding this newest addition to housing.

While a great number of you were interested in either purchasing or relocating to a plot in Shirogane, we failed to prepare sufficient plots for players, and for that I deeply apologize.

This problem was only made worse by the increased stress on the servers from players rushing to log in after the end of maintenance. As a result, the system implemented to prevent players from abusing the relocation feature failed to function properly, preventing some players from relocating altogether.

Although this issue will be addressed in today’s hotfix, we understand this does not address the underlying issue. In light of the feedback we have received, we will be working to bolster our servers in preparation for additional wards in the Lavender Beds, the Goblet, Mist, and Shirogane by patch 4.2.

We’ve also received considerable feedback as to how they should be added, and we will be making an announcement outlining the number of new wards and how they will be sold after reviewing said feedback. To prevent speculation, we will refrain from releasing information until absolutely necessary. We ask for your patience and understanding until we can provide you with these details.

This should be good news for those hoping to finally get a house in FFXIV.

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[Source: FFXIV Forums]