Among all the cues that Final Fantasy XIV
took from Final Fantasy XI
, there was an obvious omission -- housing. Players have been forced to live without private rooms thus far in the game, but in patch 1.21
, that's going to change
. The first version of housing will be rolled out with the next major patch, with a small explanation having just recently been posted to the official site.
Following the patch, players can acquire a private residence after completing a quest handed out in the inn. These quests can be accepted any time after a player finishes the first installment of the storyline quest, making them rather easy to pick up. When logging out in a private room, players will acquire rest experience to hasten leveling, replacing the previous system of Guardian's Aspect. While it's a bare-bones implementation
, it's a foundation to ensure that the game's major revamp coming in November will have something to build off of -- and there's more promised for the future.
[Thanks to Derrick for the tip!]