Final Fantasy XIV turns housing demolition timers back on with its next major patch

    
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Housing in Final Fantasy XIV has something of a problem insofar as there are only so many houses to go around and a lot of players who want one. While the team is definitely aware of this fact, it’s still a problem worth noting. And this has not been materially helped by the fact that the game’s automatic demolition timers have been turned off since March of this year. But that’s changing soon, as the automatic demolition timers will turn back on with the launch of patch 5.4 in December.

The timers were initially turned off in March in response to the global pandemic that has affected everyone’s economic situation, so players have had a long reprieve from any concerns over housing being demolished. Starting with the launch of patch 5.4, however, the timer will be turned back on, with the timer possibly automatically completing if a player has not accessed the house within the suspended period. A mail notification will be sent to everyone thus affected, but you can cut this off ahead of time by making sure that you are using your house properly before the patch launches in December.

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Dust Bunny

They do sometimes turn it off for other regions.

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Mr. Citizen

Blue moons are more frequent.

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Mr. Citizen

What irritates me is over the 7+ yrs in playing this MMO is the stopping of Automatic Housing Demolition seems to only occur (aside from the pandemic) when there’s a natural disaster within the confines of the Japanese Islands. But never if there’s one somewhere else in the world. Given the U.S. is their largest client. You’d think they’d be a bit more transparent in the future.

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Dust Bunny

They do sometimes turn it off for other regions.

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Adam Russell

WTH. What does the pandemic have to do with demolition timers? People have more time online to make sure their timer isnt run down, not less

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Pandalulz

Initially I think it was under the assumption that unemployed people wouldn’t be paying money for a sub.

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Steven Williams

I seriously hope that fixing housing will be a major feature of 6.0’s announcements these next few fanfests. I’ve completely given up on getting a house until it’s fixed.

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styopa

Virtual universe = LITERALLY infinite potential space = “limited housing, we have no choice but to tear your shit down like a Brooklyn slumlord of you don’t pay up, bub”

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WTF?