Final Fantasy 14’s housing lottery system is broken, but there will be a fix

Final Fantasy 14 Producer Naoki Yoshida has apologized for the recent problems with the housing lottery system.

As part of the 6.1 update, Final Fantasy 14 introduced a lottery system to get housing in the Empyrean neighborhood. In general, the launch worked, but over the weekend a big bug appeared that prevented anyone from actually winning the lottery. Essentially, the number zero was somehow added to running. No one could claim it, leading to instances where everyone would lose, which seems to have happened a few times. Thankfully, the Final Fantasy 14 team is aware of the issue, and Yoshida even apologized for it.

“I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the housing lottery system issue,” Yoshida wrote, further explaining the issue. “First, we understand this is a major issue and are prioritizing our investigation into the matter. We are working to identify the problem in the relevant program, however, as the process is very complex and many patterns are involved for lottery conditions, it will take time to pinpoint the problem.”

Yoshida then apologized again on behalf of the team and asked for patience while the players worked on the issue. He also noted that the team will extend the deadline for announcing the results, which was due to end this Wednesday (April 20), and that they will not enter the next lottery cycle until the situation is resolved.

No specific date has been set as to when this fix could go into effect. Although Yoshida wrote a follow-up post explaining how the lottery system works, some players questioned whether the team was manipulating the lottery results due to the wording of certain phrases. The post doesn’t fix the lottery problem, but if you like the essential details, they’re here for you. Final Fantasy 14’s housing lottery system is broken, but there will be a fix

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