The release of new player housing in Final Fantasy XIV has traditionally meant a mad dash for sparse land followed by angry forum posts about how bad the housing system is. Thanks to new guidelines and restrictions limiting the amount of land players can own, today’s land expansion went relatively smoothly.
Previously, when new housing plots were added to Final Fantasy XIV, they’d all go on sale at once. Players would flood the servers, causing all sorts of frustrating queues and congestion. The lack of limits on purchasable plots led to things like obscenely rich players buying up complete housing districts for their personal use, flippers buying plots for resale at a premium to players who couldn’t get online in time, and an overall difficulty for anyone but the most well-prepared buyer getting a house at all.