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4-03-2009 @ 9:48AM
Since some of you have asked about UO housing here's what I know and remember about it.Originally, in UO, there wasn't even housing. In the beginning there were tents that players used. I don't remember the particulars anymore of how those worked other than giving you a place to camp.The housing in UO came a little later on as a means to allow players to have their own area to instantly log on and log off of the game and store items in someplace other than the very limited storage of the bank. And give you some place to express your own personal style with some housing decorations that you can build or buy or obtain through other means.Over time, player housing became showplaces for rare items you've obtained, player libraries and vendor malls. Houses themselves eventually became customizable, where you could build the walls and roof and such yourself instead of using the prebuilt designs allowing you to not only decorate but design the house yourself.Anyway, that's the history of housing in UO from my own experience of it. It has its own pluses and minus. One of the big problems I had with it was that houses were practically *everywhere* making it impossible to run in a straight line through a lot of the landscape where housing could be built (or placed, as the proper UO term was called).I agree that player housing in WoW is a complete waste. Urban sprawl in UO and the real world. It is distracting and disgusting enough. I'd rather not have that in WoW.Anyway, I hope this helps those of whom were asking about UO housing.Cheers!
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