Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida today issued an apology to players for the poor implementation of new player housing in this week’s big 4.1 patch. Yoshida says more plots of land will a in patch 4.2. Information on the number of plots and how they will be sold to players is still under consideration.
Today’s 4.1 update to Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood introduced new player housing in the scenic, Far Eastern-themed district of Shirogane. Servers went online at 6AM, putting 720 new housing plots on the market. The choicest locations were gone before many players could even clear the login queue.
Teased earlier this month, Galactic Strongholds is the next major free expansion pack for Star Wars: The Old Republic, allowing players of the MMORPG to set up swanky digs across the galaxy.
Eleven-year-old MMO EverQuest is getting its 17th expansion pack in October, raising the level cap, adding more than 450 new spells, 18 raids, 13 zones, more than 120 quests, and finally giving players somewhere to live.
Here's a video and some screens that highlight the player housing system in the upcoming MMORPG Runes of Magic. I talked at length about the housing features in my impressions of the title from the Games Convention last week, but I forgot to touch on several key points, such as everyone getting their own French maid…