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#1 Nov 25 2013 at 4:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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As we work toward the release of patch 2.1, we'd like to give you a peek at what you can expect in the first major update for FINAL FANTASY XIV. Today, we'll focus on housing.


  • Housing Overview


Players will be able to purchase a house together with members of their free company. The house may then be used for a number of in-game activities.
* While there are plans to allow for individual housing in the future, only free company housing is scheduled for patch 2.1.

In order to acquire a house, players must first raise the rank of their free company and obtain a Land Acquisition entitlement.


  • Residential Districts


Residential districts will be instanced to accommodate fluctuating player populations.

Entrances to residential districts in each city-state may be found in the following locations:
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  • Acquiring a House


1. Purchasing Land

Plots of land will be sold by auction. An unowned plot can be purchased by first examining the placard located at its entrance. Land may be purchased in any city, regardless of your free company's affiliation. Furthermore, only free company members with proper authorization may purchase land. For the time being, only one plot may be purchased by a single free company, though the ability to purchase multiple plots is scheduled for a future update.
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2. Auction System

The designated prices for all plots of land available for auction are set to be reduced every six hours. To confirm the price of an unowned plot or make a purchase, examine the placard located at its entrance.

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* Development screenshot—subject to change.



3. Purchasing a House Permit

House permits will be available for purchase from a vendor NPC.


4. Building a House

After purchasing a plot of land, build a house by using a house permit on said plot.

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* Development screenshot—subject to change.


  • Remodeling a House


1. Customizing the House Exterior

A house is comprised of four mandatory parts—roof, exterior wall, windows, and door—along with up to four optional parts: roof decoration, exterior wall decoration, placard, and fence.

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* Any parts used to customize your house will be consumed, and disappear from your inventory.


2. Outdoor Furnishings

A number of furnishings can be placed in the garden outside of your house. The following three options will be available to adjust their position:
  • Move: Change the position of selected furnishing.
  • Rotate: Rotate the selected furnishing
  • Remove: Remove the selected furnishing from the garden.


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* The number of furnishings that can be placed in your garden will depend on the size of your land.
* Once a furnishing has been placed in the garden, it can no longer be traded. Furthermore, certain furnishings will be lost upon placing them in or removing them from the garden.




3. Customizing the Interior

A number of parts including the wallpaper, flooring, and lighting of the interior can be changed.
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4. Placing Furnishings in the House

A wide range of furnishings will be available to decorate the interior of your estate including tables, lamps, plants, wall mountings, carpets, and more. Certain furnishings can be placed on top of others, such as lamps atop tables or desks.

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* The positioning of furnishings inside a house can be adjusted using an interface similar to the one used for the exterior.
* Once a furnishing has been placed in the house, it can no longer be traded. Furthermore, certain furnishings will be lost upon placing them in or removing them from the garden.



  • Planned Additions to the Housing System
  • A crafting workshop where players can build vehicles such as airships.
  • An orchestrion to change the music played inside houses.
  • A chocobo stable to raise chocobos.
  • Mannequins that can be dressed with player gear.
  • A bulletin board that can be place inside the house.

* The specific names of these features are subject to change.

These are but a few of the ideas planned for player housing.

With the release of patch 2.1, free companies will finally have a base of operations to call home. We hope you will enjoy this new addition to the world of Eorzea and look forward to the many related features that will follow.

* Please note that housing is still in development, and certain details are still subject to change.

For more details on the housing, check out Letter from the Producer Live Part IX.


Edited, Nov 25th 2013 5:31am by Szabo
#2 Nov 25 2013 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
I need to read the Q&A, but housing will be opened up to players as well as FCs, right? That is something in the pipe?
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#3 Nov 25 2013 at 5:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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I am so excited about building an airship.
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#4 Nov 25 2013 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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It is nice to see this be added to the game, but I really wish private housing came in 2.1 too, it is the housing I've been the most excited for since they announced player housing.
#5 Nov 25 2013 at 7:26 AM Rating: Good
darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I need to read the Q&A, but housing will be opened up to players as well as FCs, right? That is something in the pipe?


From what I recall they said personal housing is set for a later update. This update is just Free Company Housing
#6 Nov 25 2013 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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With the addition of FC only housing, my excitement is waning fast. I can imagine all the in fighting that may take place within the ranks. Who's going to decide on the plot, where it will be, how it will be decorated....so many decisions. As if everyone is going to play nice and hold grand meetings to vote on the multitude of aspects involved with something so grand, and at the same time, trying to please everyone.
No thank you. I'm going to refrain from this one and just see what our FC hashes out.
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I'm just happy that all those crafting jobs I have leveled will make me useful to the FC finally... furniture here I come!
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#8 Nov 25 2013 at 10:42 AM Rating: Good
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I'm excited for the FC housing and I'm sure my FC will build a fine house but I cannot wait for personal housing. What I really, really want is shared personal housing for my sister and I.

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DownWithTheSickness wrote:
darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I need to read the Q&A, but housing will be opened up to players as well as FCs, right? That is something in the pipe?


From what I recall they said personal housing is set for a later update. This update is just Free Company Housing


You can't be serious.
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#11 Nov 25 2013 at 1:34 PM Rating: Excellent
My F is stoked for housing.

But we are also a smaller FC, and we really enjoy playing together, so this kind of content is perfect for us
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#12 Nov 25 2013 at 1:51 PM Rating: Excellent
LucasNox wrote:
DownWithTheSickness wrote:
darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I need to read the Q&A, but housing will be opened up to players as well as FCs, right? That is something in the pipe?


From what I recall they said personal housing is set for a later update. This update is just Free Company Housing


You can't be serious.


He is. It's been stated several times over the last few months, every time it has been addressed by SE.
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#13 Nov 26 2013 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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Thayos wrote:
My F is stoked for housing.

But we are also a smaller FC, and we really enjoy playing together, so this kind of content is perfect for us

I think most of our FC is looking forward to it too. I foresee many survey polls on our forum boards lol
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#14 Nov 26 2013 at 11:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I need to read the Q&A, but housing will be opened up to players as well as FCs, right? That is something in the pipe?


ETA: individual housing 6 months after FC housing. That is from a live letter, not the last but the one before that. Sorry I don't have a link.

EDIT: look at that, found a link Smiley: lol

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Q: When will individual housing be implemented?

A: It will be around half a year after patch 2.1's release. Currently, we are split between implementing a personal room within a free company house or personal housing. Since the decision will have a huge impact on how many additional servers we'll need to prepare, we have to carefully consider the balance of the housing system. We believe it will take roughly six months to have everything planned out and prepared.

Source (last question): http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/113554


Edited, Nov 26th 2013 12:40pm by PhoenixOmbre
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#15 Nov 26 2013 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
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I hope there's a market board and a retainer in there... if so I will just do all of my crafting in the ZAM FC house!
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#16 Nov 26 2013 at 12:15 PM Rating: Excellent
Regardless of what they do with personal housing, I really hope they let us have rooms within our FC houses.
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#17 Nov 26 2013 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
Exactly. And grats on post 900
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I hope there's a market board and a retainer in there... if so I will just do all of my crafting in the ZAM FC house!


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Oh wow, so all 3 areas are going to be open? I thought it was just LL. That's very cool. As badly as I want to put up a poll for it, I think I'll wait until it's released and I can see all 3 zones.
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#20 Nov 26 2013 at 1:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Oh wow, so all 3 areas are going to be open? I thought it was just LL. That's very cool. As badly as I want to put up a poll for it, I think I'll wait until it's released and I can see all 3 zones.


Good idea... who knows, houses in Gridania or Ul'Dah may be pimp.
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At least they posted this before my 3months is up. I still play solo and I wanted a house with a crappy front yard and a rusted pickup truck on blocks that other player had to walk by, and bugs in my house if I stay away to long, that's all I wanted.Smiley: frown I'll give it a few days before housing is put in the endless FC shouts that's blasted daily throughout the world.
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PhoenixOmbre wrote:
darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I need to read the Q&A, but housing will be opened up to players as well as FCs, right? That is something in the pipe?


ETA: individual housing 6 months after FC housing. That is from a live letter, not the last but the one before that. Sorry I don't have a link.

EDIT: look at that, found a link Smiley: lol

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Q: When will individual housing be implemented?

A: It will be around half a year after patch 2.1's release. Currently, we are split between implementing a personal room within a free company house or personal housing. Since the decision will have a huge impact on how many additional servers we'll need to prepare, we have to carefully consider the balance of the housing system. We believe it will take roughly six months to have everything planned out and prepared.

Source (last question): http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/113554


Edited, Nov 26th 2013 12:40pm by PhoenixOmbre



They way I read that is, "We haven't even started working on personal housing yet."
#23 Dec 03 2013 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Which is fine. Housing is cool but at the end of the day it's just a fun luxury. There are more important things that they need to be working on right now.
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How is this going too work with the free company?
Is it going to have individual rooms? is it going to be condo/apartment type? When we walk into a room is there going to be our FC in there and we see them?

Edited, Dec 4th 2013 1:53pm by Nashred
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