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7-24-2009 @ 2:06PM
I can see this easily in trade if this were to ever happen. WTS Luxurious Dalaran Apartment, 15000g PST!
7-24-2009 @ 2:22PM
the problem is you'd get folks who'd hold onto apartments for three expansions, and they'd be paying next to nothing due to rent control, and that would drive up the cost of player housing for the rest of us.
7-24-2009 @ 2:30PM
Heh, this seems like the best implementation of it.I've always thought of player housing as a cool idea, but more trouble than it's worth. What would you have there? Where would you get furniture? Would the walls be moveable? If it's instanced, can you invite guests? Too much work for a place to create, admire, and just log out at, I thought. But the idea of apartments in different places is cool. Say, 20 such residential neighborhoods: one in each major city, and 10 more in smaller towns like Ratchet or even isolated backwoods areas around the world. Maybe my druid wants to retire to the wilderness and his home would be up a tree in Feralas. They're instanced, so they'd look like tiny villages or isolated cabins (or whatever) from the outside, but you could have as many people with their homes there as wanted to. (Which would get weird at times, of course, but no weirder than lots of stuff in the game.) Most people would prefer Dalaran or another major city because that's where the action is, but for RPers, people with alts who don't need to go to the city much, characters focused on stuff off the beaten path...That being said, I don't want Blizzard to waste development time on player housing unless the new system is big enough to take over some of the current functions of inns and hearthstones, and I really doubt they'll change those.
7-24-2009 @ 3:57PM
I really don't see why they couldn't change the current functionality of inns/hearthstones for player housing and still leave them in the game.They've been very focused on adding goldsinks to the game, this is just one more implementation. Make a home cost 10k, maybe even more, and add the hearthstone functionality. You could still keep the innkeepers in the game, there would certainly be people who wouldn't want housing and would continue using them.Personally, I would most like some sort of easy way to access my banks across my toons without switching them out each time. That gets irritating. Having access to a house with storage for the account would nicely handle this.
7-24-2009 @ 4:20PM
I already have my own apartment in Dalaran, but I have to share it with my roommate Vargoth. Dude is so emo, just wanders around the place all day.
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