The automatic demolition of estates was suspended in March 2020 due to the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, after careful consideration, we have decided to resume auto-demolition with the release of Patch 5.4.
Although COVID-19 continues to have a large impact on our daily lives and economy, we are grateful for our many players worldwide who have continued to play FFXIV after our decision to suspend auto-demolition. We believe this new lifestyle and economic situation of living alongside COVID-19 will continue for the long-term and have therefore decided to resume auto-demolition.
The development and operations teams offer their deepest sympathies and wish the speedy recovery of those who have been affected by the worldwide spread of COVID-19.
* There is a possibility the timer will be suspended again should the need arise.
Scheduled Release Timing for Patch 5.4
* The exact date and time of maintenance coinciding with the patch release will be announced later.
Auto-Demolition Counter and Current Estate Owners
The counter for auto-demolition may be reset for certain estates depending on the usage of housing during the period when estate demolition was suspended. If an estate hasn’t been built on the plot, the counter may be reset upon entering the estate once it has been built.
- For players who have entered their estate at least once during the suspension period:
The auto-demolition timer will be reset for free company estates that have been entered by a leader or member at least once, and private estates that have been entered by the owner at least once.
The count for days of inactivity for the aforementioned estates will begin again with the release of Patch 5.4.
- For players who have not entered their estate during the suspension period:
The auto-demolition timer will resume from the time that was remaining as of Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. (PDT).
Please be advised that the timer will resume immediately after patch data is made available for download during the scheduled maintenance for Patch 5.4. Because of this, there is a possibility the auto-demolition timer may expire for certain estates before maintenance has ended. An e-mail notification will be delivered to the e-mail address registered to the Square Enix accounts of those players whose estates will be prepared for auto-demolition within ten days of the scheduled maintenance. We strongly suggest those players log in and enter their housing before the scheduled maintenance for Patch 5.4.
* The e-mail notification will be delivered to the registered e-mail addresses of all free company estate owners and their free company members, as well as private estate owners.
Confirming Time Until Auto-Demolition
For players who have not entered their estates for at least thirty days, the status under the Estate tab of the Timers window will indicate the estate is being prepared for auto-demolition and denote the number of days remaining. This status will no longer be displayed upon entering the estate.