Ever wanted to buy a house in an MMO, so you have a place to live in when the real house around you decays and crumbles? Well, now you can in Final Fantasy XIV! Learn more with our FFXIV Housing Timer Guide.
Buying a House
There are several different properties to choose from. Players can purchase a house on their own, or together with members of their Free Company. If you manage to own one, it can be used for a number of different activities, such as gardening, etc. And you can even tenant your property out for friends, who then can access your stables, garden, etc.
If you own a house with a Free Company, each member gets a private chamber, as well as other activities that you cannot do if you own a home by yourself. Such as the company workshop or even build a Free Company Airship. Which if you own an Airship, it allows you to travel between the three major cities for less Gil, but it’s slower to do so.
They are smaller places to buy, such as apartments, etc. but the activities that you can do in these are highly restricted. You can do gardening but only grow two plants… But when in a house that expands to a whole garden to well garden.
How the Housing Timer Works
However, acquiring a property is not as easy as it seems, as it’s extremely limited. There is only a set number of plots available. And if they are all accounted for, the only way to purchase one is for someone not to enter their house for 45 days, and it gets demolished, regardless of how much you’ve paid for it.
Now the crux of the problem. Players have to wait for this empty plot to come onto the market, but this could be at any old random time. When I say random, I mean random. There is no way of knowing when it will be available to be purchased. And because housing is so limited, you have to compete against thousands of other players, also waiting for this plot of land.
This timer could last over 24 hours, or it could be within 6 hours. There is no rhyme or reason to this. So prepare to have the time and the patience to camp in front of your monitor waiting for this piece of land for a very long time. And while you’re at it, train that clicking finger, as the odds of you getting acquiring this house is an incredibly low percentage.
As I said, there are plenty of apartments for people to buy. Housing? Not so much. And a house gives you so much more to do! And a place to decorate and call your own. This whole system is set in place, so people do not sell plots of land for real-world money. It makes sense, but if the system is stopping people wanting to buy a property legit, it’s a frustration on the player.
However, players have managed to circumvent this problem by selling off their entire Free Company. This, of course, includes the property the Free Company owns.
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