Housing accessibility in 3.3 Final Fantasy XIV Patch
In order for people who have never owned their own plot in FFXIV, to have the chance to purchase their first plot and house in patch 3.3 - could a temporary restriction please be put in place to stop players from buying plots if they already own housing on their account? This would prevent players from buying plots for their alts and also limit the amount of houses being flipped for profit (which supposedly is not allowed but also not policed).
Owning a house is a primary driver for a lot of people and the reason they log in to save up ffxiv gil.
The restriction could be for a day, an hour, anything to allow players who have never owned their own plot to be able to do so.
Players who do not own atleast 1 house , should be given few days. a week, some time to purchase their house. Right now, it does not matter if you have the funds or not, aslong as one player is there first, he or she can buy it and do whatever they want with it. If this was a MMORPG where everyone could own a house, aslong as they had the funds, then this would not have been a issue, but sadly this is an issue.
Should alts be given the option to co-own the same house as their main, afcourse, but alts should not been given priority over mains. A Linkshell member of mine owns 8 houses and majority of those are just used on alts for gardening, so he can sell the items and make a profit. This is what housing is in FFXIV a way to make steady amount of Final Fantasy XIV Gil. The more houses you own, the more stuff you can produce, the more suff you can sell which results in more ffxiv gil. So do I blame players for wanting more then one house, so they can make more ffxiv gil, afcourse not. But this does not change the facts that housing as it is right now is badly implemented.
This is why I agree with OP and add my own suggestion. My suggestion to the developers is:
1. Add a restriction to amount of houses that one can buy. If a player owns a house on his/her account, they can not buy another house for the next 14 days after more houses are released. This gives players that are working, at school or at holiday the time to buy a house. After the 14 days the restriction is lifted and they can buy the houses that are for sale. If someone that did not own a house buys one then they too are hit by the 14 days CD, so they can not buy 2 houses at the same time.
2. Give the less wealthy players a chance to buy the small or a medium house, Last time alot of the cheaper houses were bought by the rich players. This should be changed. I would suggest that the non home owners should be given a priority to buy the cheaper houses. Home owners can only buy the large houses.
SE has delivered us a broken feature that requires the player to have the right amount of funds and the luck of being the first person there to buy it. If funds were the only issue then nobody would be making any fuss, but sadly the houses are not infinite, so this means some players will never own a house (even if they have the ffxiv gil to buy them) and others will own more then one.
System as it is, is broken.