Final Fantasy 14 apologizes for its broken housing lottery system

Final Fantasy 14 producer and director Naoki Yoshida has apologized for ongoing issues with MMORPG’s new housing lottery system that prevents players from winning any land.

In a post on the game’s official website, Yoshida outlined what the team did to solve the problem, where players are told that their bids failed because there were “no participants in this lottery” or that the winning number is “0” .. even though no players can be assigned that number.

“We understand that this is a major issue and we prioritize our investigation of the case,” Yoshida said. “We are working to identify the problem in the corresponding program, but since the process is very complex and there are many patterns involved in the conditions of the lottery, it will take some time to locate the problem.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but we ask for your patience a little more as [we] focus our efforts on the investigation. ”

Therefore, the team is extending the “performance announcement period” – which was previously expected to end on Wednesday, April 20 – to an unspecified time. The developers have also promised not to run additional lotteries until “the investigation is completed and the situation is addressed”.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing to our players. We will continue to work on identifying the cause of the problem and resolving it so that the lottery system correctly determines the winner and shows the correct results,” the update added.

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