For almost 4 weeks now problems related to the FFXIV The 6.1 Updates housing lottery is underway. Back in April, Producer and Director of Final Fantasy 14, Naoki Yoshida addressed concerns related to several serious bugs that prevented players from successfully winning their bids, and in some cases plots show that there were no bidders at all. In the latest message, Yoshida outlined the steps they will take to resolve the housing issue.
If you have been waiting for a solution to the FFXIV Apartment lottery problem, you don’t have to wait much longer. According to Naoki Yoshida, the team will restore the case data on May 16ththwhich then gives players just over a week to complete their purchase.
Some players may be happy that they actually won their bids, even if they got their gil returned due to the “Win lottery number 0” error. Luckily, even if your deposit has been refunded, you still have the option to claim your land. For those who got their deposit back, they allow players to voluntarily return the deposit via an NPC in patch 6.2. It is important to understand that if you use the won land by the 26thth at 8:00 a.m. PDT, you lose the ability to claim it and must enter the next lottery cycle.
“These issues were extensive and persistent, and I sincerely apologize for the time it took to resolve them. However, I am pleased to report that we have completed preparations to implement our fixes and restore the lottery data.
- reproducing the problem
- Correction of detected errors
- review corrections
- Recover lottery data
We’ve followed the steps above to identify and fix the reported issues and are now ready to perform maintenance on the public servers. “
-Naoki Yoshida, Director and Producer, FFXIV
Yoshida insists the team has been working hard to put things right regarding this stressful issue. They don’t want to make the problem worse by doing some sort of rollback to get the initial deposits that some people have been refunded. Rather, the team simply wants to provide players with the promised functional housing system and will work diligently to fix any issues that may arise that could prevent this from happening. The next housing lottery is scheduled for May 26 at 8:00 am PDT, with a 5-day entry period followed by a 4-day results period.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/ffxivs-naoki-yoshida-addresses-the-housing-lottery-system-details-upcoming-fixes-2000125028 FFXIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about the Apartment Lottery system and details upcoming fixes