The housing system in FINAL FANTASY XIV is strange, and understanding where to start can be a complex issue. If you’re sitting on a small mountain of gil and spending enough time playing the game and you don’t know where to spend it, buying a house is a great way to use coins to create a gorgeous hangout to show it. maybe.
With the changes to the entire housing system in patch 6.1, the past endless placard clicks on real estate are no longer there. Things have become a little easier, but there are still some things to remember how it all works. Everything you need to know to get a home in FINAL FANTASY XIV is from unlocking a residential ward to plotting prices.
Description of FINAL FANTASY 14 housing system
FINAL FANTASY XIV’s housing system currently consists of five residential areas, with 60 plots in each of the 24 districts and 90 rooms in each of the two apartments. None of these parcels have been instantiated. In other words, you can walk through each ward and see people’s homes as if they were in a real neighborhood. The downside of this level of immersiveness is that housing is very limited. Empty plots soar with a heartbeat and demand far exceeds supply.
Recent changes implemented in patch 6.1 also limit the users who can purchase properties on a word-by-word basis. Wards 1-9 are reserved exclusively for free company housing, but wards 10-24 can be purchased for personal use only. For example, don’t worry if you own a free company home in District 15. Current owners are exempt from.
How to unlock each residential area
Five different residential areas are scattered around the world. A lush lavender bed near Glidania, a seaside dwelling mist near Limsa Lominsa, a carved desert canyon Goblet near Ulda, a Far East settlement Shirogane near Kugane, and a frosty Gothic Empireum near Ishgard. As shown below, you must perform a quick quest in each area to unlock each residential ward.
- Lavender bed: Complete level 10 quests Where is my heart (lavender bed), Given by Margeria at the Bent Branch Meadows in the Central Shroud.
- goblet: Complete level 10 quests Where is the heart (goblet) By talking to Imme at Scorpion Crossing in western Tanaran.
- haze: Complete level 10 quests Where is the heart (fog) By talking to Ahctkoen at Lower Roosterstead in Lower Ranosea.
- Shirogane: Complete level 61 quests Silver dream, It was given by Mr. Tsurunami in Kukin. You must have reached the Storm Blood Expansion to unlock this area.
- Empyreum: Complete level 60 quests Ascending to Empyreum Given by Gondelimbaud next to Foundation aetheryte. Most of the Heavensward extensions must be completed to unlock this area.
FINAL FANTASY 14 housing types
FINAL FANTASY 14 has several different types of homes, from single rooms to entire condominiums. To qualify for a private home or apartment, you need at least one class at level 50 and must be in the rank of Ensign of a large corporation.
For a free company house, the FC must be at least rank 6 and have 4 active members. You also need a free company permit to purchase land, and you must be a member of that free company for at least 30 days.
Each plot type is as follows:
- Apartment: A small single room of 500,000 gil. Apartments can only be purchased for personal use, not free companies. You can own an apartment along with owning a home and a free company private chamber. There are thousands of apartments in each ward, so it’s very likely that you will get one. They have a furniture limit of 100 items.
- Small plot: A cozy two-storey cottage with a garden, with a limit of 20 outdoor furniture and one garden patch option. The price you pay will vary from 3,000,000 to 3,750,000 gil, depending on how desirable the location of the plot is. The small parcel has an indoor furniture limit of 200 items. There are 40 small parcels in each ward.
- Medium plot: It is a three-story building, about twice the size of a small cottage. There are 14 of these available per ward, costing 16,000,000 to 20,000,000 gil. In medium-sized plots, the limit for indoor furniture is 300 items, and for outdoor furniture it is 30 items, and two garden patches can be used.
- Large plot: The largest, most expensive and most desirable of all. The large parcels are still three stories high, but are significantly larger both inside and outside than the medium parcels. Only six of these are available per ward, and depending on the location, they cost a staggering 40,000,000 to 50,000,000 gil. These can have 400 pieces of furniture indoors, 40 pieces of furniture outdoors, and 3 garden patches.
- Private chamber: It’s virtually the same as an apartment, except that it’s a room purchased from a free company house. They are the same size as an apartment with the same furniture restrictions, but cost only 300,000 gil. You can own one of these along with your apartment or home. If you leave your free company, you will lose your private room.
How to apply for a housing lottery
Congrats! You have decided to enter the FINAL FANTASY 14 housing market, picked a free plot and prepared to throw Gil. Well, here’s where things have changed recently.
Prior to patch 6.1, the open housing plot had an invisible timer about when it would be available for purchase. I didn’t know when this invisible timer would be released. If you try to buy a placard in the exact number of seconds the timer has expired, you will endlessly click on the placard for hours.It was terrible — believe me, I spent 9 hours on New Year’s Eve 2021 to do this (Opens in a new tab)— But there is no way to do it anymore.
Currently, all homes are sold in the lottery. All you need to do is head to the free parcel you are about to buy and click on the placard outside to enter the lottery. Remember that plots 1-9 are for free companies only and plots 10-24 are for individual buyers only. You’ll need to deposit Gil there, but don’t worry. If you are not selected as a winner, you can regain Gil.
You can only bid on one lot per lottery cycle, not both free companies and private lots at the same time. Also, once you move in, you cannot unsubscribe from the residential lottery, so make sure you choose carefully before depositing your gil.
that’s it! That’s all you have to do, and now the waiting game begins. Each lottery cycle lasts a total of 9 days. It takes 5 days for the player to submit the lottery entry and another 4 days for the player to confirm the result and confirm the purchase. You can check which stage the lottery is in from the timer option in the duty menu.
How do I know if I won or lost the lottery?
When the 4-day result period begins, you will be returned to the bid plot. The placard will show you which number is the winner and see if you won the lottery.
If you win, congratulations! All you have to do is confirm your purchase from the placard. If the purchase is not completed within the result period or the plot is no longer needed, only 50% of the gil deposited during the entry phase will be refunded. If you are buying a free company home and multiple members have won multiple parcels, you only need to select one. In all other cases, a 50% refund policy will apply.
If you lose, you’re out of luck. Be sure to return to your placard to collect your deposit. The deposit will be repaid in full. However, the game only holds a deposit for 90 days, so be sure to accept refunds within the allotted time. Otherwise, you will lose all your hard earned gil. You can then bid on another empty residential lot during the next lottery cycle.
What if I want to move or demolish my house?
FINAL FANTASY XIV was free to move around and open plots, regardless of the invisible timer mentioned above, but that’s not the case now. If you want to move, you need to cough Gil and bid on the desired parcel with everyone else. If you choose to win and move, you will receive a refund equal to about 15% of the value of your old plot. The furniture in your old house will be placed in your storeroom and its capacity will temporarily increase to 400 indoor slots and 40 outdoor slots.
If you want to demolish your house[ソーシャル]From the menu[住宅]Go to[不動産設定]Click and select the property you want to demolish. Then select Relinquish Land. You will need to clean up your home before you can do this, and you will not receive any kind of gil compensation to destroy your home.
There is also an automatic dismantling timer to note. For private homes, the game will automatically give up your property if you do not have access to the home for 45 days. Free company homes will be demolished if members do not access them for 45 days.
Current, The automatic dismantling timer has been disabled since December 2021. This means you can take a long break without worrying about your house disappearing. When Square Enix finally reactivates the timer, it is taken from the number of days it was inactive before the timer was disabled.