FFXIV Housing F&#kapalooza – Followup


EDIT: The problem has -sort of- been resolved. At the very least, I was able to buy my Free Company a medium-sized house. There are still a lot of issues even now with the housing system, but I’m happy Yoshi-P and his team were able to break new ground.

Back in July, I wrote in length about my feelings about Final Fantasy XIV’s player housing problem, an issue that’s become a hot topic lately. I came to the conclusion that I don’t feel comfortable paying my subscription until the issue, and the various disparities they propagate, are fixed. I don’t know if my sub goes toward sustaining the servers but if they do, I’m paying for rich players to disenfranchise my experience. If my money doesn’t, then I still don’t appreciate the symbolic value of paying for a game that continues to allow players like Seraph Altima and her friend to do what they do.

Shirogane is finally open to the public alongside FFXIV’s 4.1 patch, and it went as well as could be expected. Let’s see how the game is faring…

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