Sep 172014
 September 17, 2014  Posted by on September 17, 2014 Notices 9 Responses »

On /r/ffxiv and the official forums, there seems to be a lack of data in regards to the intentions of people who want to buy homes. One side says “there’s not enough homes for the people who want them”, while another side says “Not everyone wants a home.” Putting aside my own thoughts on the matter, I’d like to know where everyone stands on this matter – no matter who’s argument it favors.

Please keep in mind that “I want a personal house, but I cannot afford the size I want” and “I want a personal house, but there are none available in the size I want” are both votes from people who want a house and don’t have one – only the reasons are different.

EDIT: Sorry for the late addition of “I am not satisfied with the housing system that is in place and refuse to participate.” You may change your answer to this if you would like – There should be no worries of duplicate votes from the same person.

Sep 162014
 September 16, 2014  Posted by on September 16, 2014 Uncategorized No Responses »

In a nutshell: Individuals can purchase houses in the same way as an FC can, and at the same exact (bloated) price.

In a rare turn of events, both the communities of the official forums and Reddit’s /r/ffxov/ were united in their reaction:

That it is absolutely horse-bird poo. There are many, many problems with this setup.

Here’s what’s going on.
— Players will have to pick among very limited available plots and compete with the purchasing power of entire Free Companies as WELL as one another.
— Two wards were added which have approximately 30 plots, for a total of 180 plots of available land.
— The price for personal housing is exactly the same as what a Free Company would pay, negating Yoshi-P’s statement: “You’re not buying a house with only 850k gil. But they will not be as expensive as FC housing.”
— Yoshi-P released a statement tonight essentially saying that 2.4 will have double the land. If we assume that means 8 more wards:
8x30 = 240 plots per citystate 240 x 3 = 720 further plots available per server.
This is not nearly enough to accommodate even half of each server’s population.
–Unowned plots in Wards 1-6 have had their prices raised to match the new 7th and 8th ward prices. So much for waiting for depreciation.

Oh, but hey, you can ride your chocobo in residential wards now. Whooptie. Doo.

Don’t take our word for it though. You can follow the unfolding drama at these links:

Official Patch notes 2.38 – preliminary
Reddit /r/ffxiv/ Housing Meltdown Thread
Yoshi-P clarifies more housing in 2.4 statement
Official Forums – Housing

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