Final Fantasy 14 will once again allow you to enter the lottery for property. After a month of being down due to technical issues, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the system has been restored and will be released on May 16.
Final Fantasy 14''s lottery system is relatively new for those who know it, giving them the ability to get housing more efficiently than they had previously been forced to stay for hours, clicking on plots and hoping they would become vacant. The new system is more refined, with players able to purchase a lottery ticket for the plot they want and then see if the winning ticket was received five days later. The ticket is, however, refunded.
The first lottery was unveiled last month, but the background data for Square Enix didn''t show correctly for some plots, indicating that the winning number is... 0. May you have better luck next time. No winners were declared and all players were received a refund.
This display issue has been resolved, and players in question should be able to revisit their tickets till Monday to see if they were winners. If they did win the plot, they''ll have until May 26 to claim it and they won''t lose their refunded Gil, allowing them to effectively purchase the house for free.
The second Final Fantasy 14 housing lottery will begin on May 26 and will last the standard time. Players will have five days to enter and four days to claim a home if they win. Those who win but don''t claim will lose 50% of the Gil they paid for the ticket.