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Final Fantasy 14 housing prices set to lower in January

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Square Enix announced that the housing prices in Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will begin lowering in January 2014. Game director and producer Naoki Yoshida made the announcement on the game’s official forums, stating that the decision had been made due to a “prodigious amount of gil in circulation” within the game’s worlds, which had not been expected. The initial goal had been to avoid circumstances where the wealthiest players would purchase all of the plots of land available in the game.

Upon conducting a more in-depth survey, it was discovered that “the wealthiest players in each world had at their disposal an amount of gil that was considerably higher than one would imagine. In each legacy world, there are more than ten players in possession of over one hundred million gil. Even in non-legacy worlds, there are a significant number of players with several million gil.”

As a result, a few new adjustments are being made to improve the situation, including:

  • Land prices will start at the figures indicated in the patch notes
  • From January 2014, devaluation will be adjusted every two weeks
  • After three months, final land prices will match those of World Group 3

Personal housing will also be more affordable than free company housing, but there wasn’t any information provided regarding a specific date when personal housing will become available.

via GameZone