Getting a home has all the time been an terrible expertise in FFXIV, although with the addition of the brand new Empyreum housing space in Ishgard, the builders added a few adjustments to the housing system. Our FF14 housing information explains how to enroll in housing lotteries and hopefully get a home within the new space.
What’s totally different with FFXIV housing?
Earlier than patch 6.1, all new housing areas had been first-come first-served. Any housing plots that had been beforehand occupied required new dwelling consumers to sit down and look ahead to an invisible timer to run out earlier than you possibly can truly purchase the plot. This implies you would need to sit at loads for a random period of time (which may take over 20 hours, if you happen to had been unfortunate) clicking a placard to attempt to purchase the home.
In response to Sq. Enix, “On the launch of Patch 6.1, all land accessible for buy will likely be topic to the lottery system.” Sooner or later, some wards should still use the first-come, first-served (previous) system, however for now, every little thing will likely be utilizing a lottery.
How does the lottery system work?
Every character can choose one home to affix the lottery for. Homes will take lottery entries for 5 days. After that, a winner will likely be picked, and the winner can have 4 days to assert the plot. If it goes unclaimed, a brand new lottery will start for that plot.
To enter the lottery, click on the placard in entrance of the empty plot you need to enroll in. It’s good to pay the complete worth of the housing plot up entrance, however it will likely be returned to you if you happen to don’t get the land. You’ll have to revisit the identical placard to get your refund.
For those who win the lottery however don’t declare the plot after successful, you’ll lose 50% of the deposited gil.
How do I get a home for myself?
Head to the Empyreum housing ward in Ishgard with the quantity of gil your required home measurement prices. (Smalls value 3-4 million gil, mediums value 16-20 million, and larges value 40-50 million.) Click on the placard of the lot you need, deposit the gil, and pray for the most effective.
To qualify for a home, you want the next:
- No less than one class should to be stage 50 or increased
- Grand Firm rank second lieutenant or increased
How do I get a home for my Free Firm?
To get a home for a Free Firm, it’s just about the identical factor. Click on the placard on the desired lot to enroll in the lottery, although you’ll be able to solely enter one housing lottery at a time, so if you happen to’re signed up for a private home, you’ll be able to’t enroll once more for a Free Firm home.
Every member of a Free Firm can join the lottery so long as they meet the necessities. This implies your FC can have a number of entries on one lot in case your FC mates all apply for a similar lot.
To qualify for the Free Firm housing lottery, you want the next:
- Your Free Firm should be no less than rank 6.
- Your FC has to have no less than 4 members.
- You want the permission inside your FC to purchase land.
- It’s good to be within the FC for no less than 30 days.
What about housing outdoors of Ishgard?
Many gamers who’ve properties in different areas will probably enter the housing lotteries within the Empyrium to get higher spots or greater homes, so which means a lot of housing plots within the different areas will open up after the primary lottery interval ends.
Sq. Enix has confirmed to us through electronic mail that all plots will use the lottery system in patch 6.1 till additional introduced, even when they open through relocation.
That being stated, after the primary nine-day lottery interval ends, a brand new one will start. Beginning on round April 21 (and 9 days after that), it’s best to have the ability to apply for housing lotteries in different areas with newly opened plots.