Now that I’ve gotten some relaxation, it’s slightly simpler to mirror upon and digest the events of Final Fantasy XIV’s Savage housing rush. Three days later, and I nonetheless don’t suppose it has actually sunk in that I managed to safe a medium dwelling for my Free Firm (FC) in addition to a small one for myself.
It’s no secret to anybody that has seen my past few articles on Remaining Fantasy XIV that I absolutely adore housing. The FFXIV group is so unbelievably inventive with the entire wonderful builds and ornament concepts that they give you, that it impressed me to create my very own guild and hope to safe slightly slice of RP heaven for ourselves sooner or later. That day was this previous Tuesday when the FFXIV login servers went on-line at 5 AM after a prolonged scheduled upkeep.
Days within the solar, with good firm.
I didn’t count on to return out of this combat with something in any respect, not to mention an FC dwelling, however after weeks of making ready for it, it simply feels so gratifying to have someplace to lastly name our personal. When you’re new to forms of housing grabs like this, it is best to know that there’s very restricted housing in FFXIV. There are a set variety of “housing wards” with plots of land which are distinctive to that occasion. Every ward has a subdivision, so you will have yet another likelihood of grabbing an an identical plot that you just just like the look of in every ward. Sometimes, when upkeep is over, everybody rushes to a plot and begins to spam click on to seize a house whereas they look ahead to a timer to pop.
What was distinctive about this housing rush was that there have been no timers. As quickly as the upkeep was over, when you managed to get in, you would run proper to a plot and declare it to your personal. That’s, when you may get by means of the queue time first.
My pals and I began our housing journey formally early Monday evening. We’ve got been planning to compete for housing for months now, however it actually ramped up as soon as we discovered that the three new housing wards have been being added in as quickly as October 13th. So, filled with nervous vitality, we went to mattress early to offer ourselves loads of time to go to sleep and push again our nervousness. Sometimes, you wish to stand up about 2 hours earlier than upkeep to obtain any patches or updates so you possibly can log instantly into the sport. I awakened slightly earlier, most likely round 2:30, obtained a bathe, espresso with my favourite sinful creamer, and logged into Discord to see if anybody else was awake.
“Wait, wait, slightly extra to the left.”
The morning was slightly little bit of a blur up till the hour earlier than the server got here again on-line. One after the other, my pals started to trickle into the voice name, groggy and nervous for the hour. At this level, we had actually achieved every part we may. When you go on Youtube, you will discover every kind of movies with useful ideas and methods that will help you safe your dream dwelling. I deliberate which wards I needed to go to, particular plots, the buttons I’d click on to get there, and timed my journey path to see if it was higher simply to run on foot or mount up. I even made a “busy” macro, that allow me set my character to a “don’t disturb – busy” standing in sport. Apparently, some jerks will attempt to open a commerce with you while you’re attempting to purchase a plot of land and it’ll cancel your window, giving them the higher hand.
We spent the ultimate hour psyching one another up and speaking about what we’d do after it was throughout. This was our likelihood to face out in our RP-heavy server and create a spot that we may host our personal RP occasions. This might be the place my people may have slightly piece of FFXIV for themselves, adorned how we favored it, in a approach that represented our FC. When 5 AM lastly got here, together with 1000’s of different gamers, we threw ourselves on the launcher and tried to log in. Three out of 4 of us have been capable of log in. For some purpose, his consumer determined to cover the patch from him, and regardless that he had downloaded it beforehand, he needed to look ahead to it to replace as soon as extra. My shut good friend managed to make it to the entrance of the queue, obtained throughout and was really within the sport in a matter of seconds. My boyfriend was sitting in a small queue, however was in not lengthy after.
Our pretty neighbor’s dwelling, constructed on the crushed desires of FC’s in all places.
I, then again, instantly acquired a login error and needed to restart my consumer. These few seconds have been very valuable, and I knew as quickly as I logged again in and noticed that I used to be 400 within the queue that I had already misplaced my dream spot for our FC dwelling. My abdomen dropped. I had all of our gil that was meant to buy the FC dwelling on my character, and I couldn’t even get in. It was at that second that I actually started to metal myself and tried to determine a brand new sport plan. Whereas two of my FC mates have been operating round and grabbing their very own little private houses, I began to relinquish the concept of any picturesque view by the ocean within the Mists and resolved myself to getting a home-any dwelling, irrespective of the associated fee for our FC.
My character was already stationed exterior of the Mists, so I figured whereas I used to be there I might poke my head in and at the very least test. As quickly as I entered the zone, I obtained affirmation that our medium in that ward and its adjoining subdivision have been gone, in addition to the plot for the little dwelling with the gorgeous, flowering bridge.
The attractive flower bridge was what first drew me to this plot of land.
Nearly instantly after, my boyfriend started to shout that there was nonetheless a medium plot open within the Goblet and to return to him. I don’t know why I didn’t take into consideration this beforehand, however within the second I remembered that we obtained married two weeks prior, and used my eternity ring to teleport instantly to the place he was standing. I managed to snag the medium plot for our FC simply moments earlier than another person obtained there and the decision erupted into laughs and screams of pleasure. (Sorry, when you’re studying this!)
Our medium dwelling stands proudly in slightly nook of the Goblet, warming up within the mild of daybreak from a cold evening within the desert.
Now that the preliminary rush was over, I made a decision to return to the Mists to see if there was nonetheless a ward open that had my little dream dwelling. Positive sufficient, I checked the subdivision of the final ward and there it was: a small plot of land near the ocean with a gorgeous bridge lined in flowers. I ran as rapidly as I may and staked my declare, collapsing again into my chair in shock. We did it. We really did it.
A aspect view of the brand new FC dwelling. It’s nonetheless a piece in progress, however we’re pleased with it.
By the point our ultimate good friend had gotten into the sport, like most others, he was greeted with the sight of a handful of houses in every ward that have been now on random timers. These timers come up at any time when a house is relocated. So, that meant that somebody bought a house there, after which instantly relocated to a different plot (most likely one which had a greater view). I don’t know if there’s any strategy to flip a change and forestall that from taking place, however I feel it may need led to a barely extra satisfying land rush for some gamers. The few plots of land that have been left would now must be competed for the quaint approach, with hours of tenting and a random timer that you just wouldn’t know popped till somebody succeeded in really buying the land from hours of clicking.
The small home plot I’ve been dreaming of since I first discovered it. It’s empty now, however will quickly be overflowing with greenery.
We have been extraordinarily lucky to get these plots, and it instilled such an immense feeling of delight in our people. It felt like our FC was now actually official. Housing is mostly joked about as one of many hardest components of Remaining Fantasy XIV as a result of it’s so aggressive. We began our FC from the bottom up in August of this 12 months, obtained it to rank 20 not too long ago, and now had a complete medium home to ourselves that we may host occasions in. It was simply so gratifying to return out on the opposite aspect after placing in the entire work and coping with the fixed negativity surrounding a brand new firm. Nobody thought we may do it, or that it was value our time, however right here we’re on the opposite aspect and we couldn’t be happier.
Simone browses by means of HousingSnap on her tomestone, on the lookout for some further inspiration after a protracted day of adorning.
Now, to cope with the inflated housing ornament costs. I’ve offset a number of the value by gathering and making lots of fundamentals for the houses, however even I’ve to only grit my enamel and purchase a couple of issues after hours of farming supplies. We nonetheless haven’t even begun to scratch the floor of adorning the FC dwelling, however we’re greater than prepared for the problem and so grateful for the chance to take action. Congratulations to everybody that obtained a house this time round! For those who didn’t, hold a watch out for patch 5.four in December. It hasn’t been confirmed that we’ll be getting Ishgard housing then, however it’s the ultimate section of the Ishgardian Restoration so iit needs to be proper across the nook.
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