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    How to Invest In An Apartment In Final Fantasy XIV

    There’s something charming about owning a little piece of a game you love. For Final Fantasy XIV players, nothing represents that charm better than joining the hunt for player housing. You get a gorgeous estate in lovely residential districts themed to the locale, which you can decorate to your heart’s content and show off to your friends and other visitors. Free Companies and roleplayers have also found a variety of functional uses for them.

    But there’s a little-known alternative option that’s actually far easier to acquire: instead of purchasing a whole plot, you can buy your own apartment. Located in every housing district in FFXIV, apartments offer a cheaper way to have a little room away from the hustle and bustle of… well, everywhere else in an MMORPG.

    It’s easy to get swept up in the hype of player housing. And it’s certainly justifiable, given the perks: you can buy Chocobo stables, Summoning Bells, gardening plots, work benches with perks for crafting, and more.

    So why would you “downgrade” to an apartment? For most players, it’s a far better deal — here’s why.

    It’s almost the easiest FFXIV “luxury” to get
    While housing is coveted, it’s also a bit of a difficult process, whereas apartment-hunting is pretty easy. The non-gil requirements for both are pretty much the same: have a level 50 job, do the housing quest, and get Second Lieutenant in your Grand Company. Probably the biggest hurdle for both is getting the Second Lieutenant rank, which may involve some grinding.

    FFXIV Aparment

    But the estate search itself is obscenely difficult nowadays. With the uptick in FFXIV players, very few servers, if any, have any empty plots casually hanging out, open for purchase, and those who do find them do so by luck. House-hunting has become a new task on its own, and negotiating sometimes takes place out-of-game, before the plot has a chance to show up on markets. It’s also a strain on one’s wallet. Assuming you even find a plot of land, you’ll run over 1.4 million gil for the cheapest, smallest plots out there, and that’s before the cost of the house itself.

    Apartments, on the flip side, always seem to be available at a stable price of 500,000 gil. Each apartment building permits 90 tenants, and most wards have two buildings, with one per “division.” And with regards to the cost, if you’re not a heavy spender, you’re likely already swimming in more than enough by Stormblood. Heck, there are in-game cosmetics more expensive than an apartment.

    Apartments are less overwhelming to decorate
    Have you ever actually tried to decorate a real-life house? Just moving in the cabinets is difficult. Heck, buying cabinets is difficult. In FFXIV, housing is a massive vanity project of both aesthetic and financial significance, so you’re likely going to put a lot of time, money, and effort into decorating your new “living space.”

    FFXIV Apartment Interior

    Apartments are easier to fill with furniture, so decoration is a lot more low-key. Sure, it’s about the size and dimensions of a generous New York studio, which is still kind of a “shoebox.” That makes it that much easier to coordinate a general “theme” or “look” without overwhelming yourself as easily.

    Plus, chances are if you’re buying an FFXIV estate, you’ve also put aside the money for furniture. But if you’re considering an apartment, you probably don’t have that wiggle room. Naturally, if you need to buy less furniture, you save more. That’s a little more final fantasy xiv gil left in your pocket for other things.

    Sadly, you can’t use outdoor items, but that’s still less gil and effort out of your pocket.

    You won’t accidentally lose an apartment

    An apartment has no penalties for inactivity. Period. That means if you need a small break between patches, or just pivot to another game for a month, your investment and home away from home stays safe and sound. (Obviously, if you delete your character or account, the apartment will be cleared.)

    On the other hand, if you or a Free Company don’t enter an estate for 45 days, the estate is demolished. The player or FC responsible gets 80% of the estate price back, with all the furnishings and such stashed away. An estate is basically a luxury, privilege, and responsibility given to players who intend on staying in the game in the long run. That’s a lot of money to put on the line, and not one most of us can afford.

    And while an apartment-like “Private Chamber” in a Free Company estate is cheaper at 300,000, it still runs some risk. If you want to leave your FC for any reason, and you bought a room, you need to clear it out and leave — and you don’t get your money back.

    Use it to prepare for an actual apartment hunt
    Still feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole apartment thing? If you are still looking for a house, an apartment can still be of great use to you. For one, you can use your apartment to try out furniture and see what fits and what doesn't. Think of it as a stage for your future work in real estate and interior design.

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    Just as important, an apartment, like a mansion, has plenty of space to store furniture that you don't use - up to 100 pieces of furniture in the case of an apartment. It's practically a brand new inventory box for all of your interior bells and whistles.

    For the ambitious homeowner: Yes, you can own an apartment as well as a property. However, there is only one person of each role. At the very least, you have one more home to fall back on if property isn't enough.

    Just a slightly quirkier experience
    The plot-centric housing in FFXIV is manageable and generally an overwhelming and stressful endeavor these days. Between hunting and consuming, decorating and staying active, there is a lot to deal with for many of us. It's touted as the pinnacle of luxury and hardcore dedication to the game, but it requires an almost consistently positive attitude towards the game. Apart from the efforts of large corporations and relatively medium-sized investments, housing requires little to no stress.

    Once you've settled in, it's a great place for rest and relaxation. When you're standing in line and want to escape the hustle and bustle of the players, you can slide straight into your apartment. You can get your own call bell, orchestra, and more. Try to make yourself look good in the community, it will take the stress away as well. The best part is that it really becomes a small part of your game. As long as you choose to play FFXIV, this is the low pressure vacation. If you're looking for a way to really feel comfortable in the game then this isn't a bad goal.

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    I prefer to invest in real life

    As for me if you have enough money better spend your money on real estate, look over the opportunities

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    So you want to invest in real estate but aren't quite sure where to start. And let's face it, New York City ain't cheap. Go for now. The good news is there are still a few neighborhoods that still have great deals and even better opportunities for growth.

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    100% tourism business in Georgia, I bought a few apartments there 5 years ago and it was the best decision in my life
    firstly you should look over prices in popular cities in Georgia

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    FFXIV is the game I'm currently playing the most. But it's hard for me to get these powerful gear by doing quests, so I can only get as much FFXIV Gil from MMOWTS as possible, which can give me a better experience.



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