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#1 Feb 14 2013 at 6:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you can give me a farm, that is my own personal instanced space, with my own personal crops, and livestock, and furniture in the hut... WHY CAN'T I HAVE A HOUSE??
#2 Feb 14 2013 at 6:57 AM Rating: Excellent
or a guild hall. Where a big *** statue of me can be at.
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#3 Feb 14 2013 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Everquest 2 you can have your own house (although no farm). I think it would be a great addition to WOW especially now that the farm mechanics are allready in-game. Would be a good way to pull some gold out of the game (basic house would be cheap but bigger ones cost a fortune). Could even thrown a few recipes in-game for various tradeskills to make certain decorative items.
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If you can give me a farm, that is my own personal instanced space, with my own personal crops, and livestock, and furniture in the hut... WHY CAN'T I HAVE A HOUSE??

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or a guild hall. Where a big *** statue of me can be at.

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Everquest 2 you can have your own house (although no farm). I think it would be a great addition to WOW especially now that the farm mechanics are allready in-game. Would be a good way to pull some gold out of the game (basic house would be cheap but bigger ones cost a fortune). Could even thrown a few recipes in-game for various tradeskills to make certain decorative items.

LotRO. You can have two different size houses, a guild hall, and you can farm (though not outside your house) and then cook with those ingredients. You can also make items and purchase items and get items as drops that you can decorate your house with. Some of which you can interact with, like the Ominous Pool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDAFsbscCfE

Also, you can outfit your character any way you like, keep that outfit on an outfit screen, and have that outfit appear on your character despite having your character wear actual armor. So, you can go into battle wearing a summer dress if you want (I often did this on my male Champion). As long as you keep the various items making up the outfit in your bags or bank, you always wear that until you drop something different into that slot on the outfit screen, or until you switch to your main screen and show your actual armor. There are at least two outfit screens, so you can easily swap looks on the fly.

In case you aren't convinced yet - Balrog!

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#5 Feb 14 2013 at 1:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Which is all well and good, but I don't want a house in Middle Earth. I want a house in Darkshire. Smiley: grin

I don't see any reason they can't give us houses now. They've clearly got the infrastructure for it.
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I could use some place to hang my trophies, pens for the pets, etc. Obviously it would need it own portals to various locations and it's own bank vault as well. Rooms for guests, Real ID people, etc. On the other hand I think I rarely spent time in my spaceship in SWTOR. Of course it wasn't customizable at all and was bug ugly.

Maybe that was it actually... Smiley: rolleyes

Yeah, it'd be nice to have a piece of Azeroth to call my own after all these years. Also, does this mean teacake is playing WoW again?
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#7 Feb 14 2013 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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teacake wrote:
Which is all well and good, but I don't want a house in Middle Earth. I want a house in Darkshire.


But then there would be home owner associations, and dues, and no dwarves allowed signs everywhere!

Any respectable tauren would be in Mulgore and that is just too far away from Ogrimmar to ever have any guest arrive for dinner.

Would the undead have their house decorated completely in coffins?

Would night elves only have poles and mailboxes in their houses?

Have you guys not thought of the consequences of player owned houses?

I was going to add more but wasn't that clever to begin with ...

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The poles are for gnome tether-ball right? Best thing since battle pets... Smiley: nod
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#9 Feb 14 2013 at 1:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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Some form of Housing with purely cosmetic functions and the ability to invite friends/guildies would be nice. I would probably not use it but every optional goldsink can only better the economy.
Plus it gives people more to do.

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Edited, Feb 14th 2013 2:48pm by TherealLogros
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teacake wrote:
If you can give me a farm, that is my own personal instanced space, with my own personal crops, and livestock, and furniture in the hut... WHY CAN'T I HAVE A HOUSE??


Because expansion.
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Also, does this mean teacake is playing WoW again?


I'm in a very Princess Bride sort of place with it at the moment: "Good night Westley, great work today, most likely kill you in the morning." I was playing something else, but I missed my guild, and Prayer of Mending, and then my husband said, "You really need to sub back to WoW because you will get obsessed with this farming stuff." Except he didn't say "stuff." So I resubbed and... I'm kind of obsessed with the farming. On the other hand, the idea of a heroic Scholomance causes me actual physical pain.

And dear everybody: y u no click lightwell??? I thought we had them so well trained the last time I played.
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BUT IF I CLICK LIGHTWELL HOW WILL I CLICK REND?!?
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#13 Feb 14 2013 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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SINCE CLICKING THE LIGHTWELL IS SO HARD, HOW ABOUT I JUST MAKE IT CLICK YOU?!

Edited, Feb 14th 2013 2:29pm by someproteinguy
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#14 Feb 14 2013 at 6:40 PM Rating: Good
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Blizzard has said the reason they can't do player housing is...

"If you had your own house, and if it were instanced and customizable... wouldn't that kinda suck if you can't show other players your leetness"? (pp)

Well, eh, sure I can show other players -- I can take pics of it.

Also, why can't we have a system like FFXI where you talk to an NPC to go to a select party member's house?
#15 Feb 15 2013 at 1:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Player housing is unlikely to be worth the effort. Once you have one, what do you do in it? Nothing. Unless you're into RP in a big way, you're going to spend ten minutes walking around and then never go there again. How much time do you spend in your houses in Skyrim vs. how much time you spend killing dragons or questing (actually playing the game)?

It's one of the things that sounds like a good idea but in actuality is more or less worthless. Ignoring this kind of stuff and spending development time on things that add significant content to the game is one of the reasons WoW has been so successful.
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#16 Feb 15 2013 at 1:20 AM Rating: Good
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Kavekk wrote:
How much time do you spend in your houses in Skyrim vs. how much time you spend killing dragons or questing (actually playing the game)?
A significant minority of my time playing Skyrim was spent customizing my character's house. Maybe 8-10%. But then again, I'm probably not the best person to base design decisions on.

All I know is that if they were to introduce decent player housing, I'd probably resubscribe long enough to put together a nice house, then drop my sub again.
#17 Feb 15 2013 at 2:54 AM Rating: Good
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hi teacake

how you been.

we miss you in the druid forums

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#18 Feb 15 2013 at 5:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can't fool me. There are no druid forums. I suppose if I got drunk enough to be admitted I could hang out in the bored druid thread though.

As for housing, I spent a lot of my Skyrim time on and in the houses. And once I had them all I started to lose interest in the game. I was all about the houses. And had I been able to actually do custom stuff with them I'd have played a lot longer.

Doesn't seem like it would take a lot of development time to give WoW players housing if they can give us the farm, which was my original point. Personally, I would stay subbed a lot longer if there was house customizing to do. Especially if you could use it to work toward useful stuff, like growing food as they've already given us, maybe creating/developing/growing other mats, etc. I actually think one of the brilliant things about the farm and the pokemon thing (haven't done anything with that yet, is it fun?) is that it gives people something to do besides the same old same old at max level. A lot of people are burnt out on the standard gear grind but have invested in their characters and loved this world for many years. Give them a fun gold/time sink, especially something that makes their beloved characters feel more powerful or, you know, cooler in some way, and they will hang around longer. Or at least some will. I know not everyone would care about it but appealing to a wide range of interests can only be a good thing.

I seem to recall seeing that one reason they're against it is that they don't want people spending all their time in houses/guild halls because then the cities would feel empty, but I think you could let people have mailboxes, storage, and profession stations and still have plenty of travel to the cities for auctions, trainers, transmog guys, etc.

Plus a new carpentry profession, making furniture... Smiley: nod
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teacake wrote:
Plus a new carpentry profession, making furniture...


You have been playing too much runescape ...

The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this thread (besides the lame jokes) was the POH system in runescape, almost 100% customizable with all kinds of crazy stuff, dungeons and dining halls, a butler, etc etc etc

Its pretty neat but I lost interest in it in every game I play really fast. I am not a sim player
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Kavekk wrote:
Player housing is unlikely to be worth the effort. Once you have one, what do you do in it? Nothing. Unless you're into RP in a big way, you're going to spend ten minutes walking around and then never go there again.

Pretty much this. In FFXI you at least have reasons to go into your house on a regular basis. Your bank and mailbox are there, the class changer moogle is there, etc. In WoW there would be no good reason to ever use the house unless they made one up.
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In WoW there would be no good reason to ever use the house unless they made one up.
Some of us just really enjoy interior design when gaming.

Don't judge us. Smiley: bah
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I spent a lot of time trying to Feng Shui my houses in Skyrim, but then I took a bookshelf to the knee.
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Karlina wrote:
In WoW there would be no good reason to ever use the house unless they made one up.


10% bonus to rested experience and valor/conquest points for time spent resting at home. Unless you're a worgen of course...

I have no doubt they give some meaning to it if they really wanted to. The fun part would be hitting that 'nice bonus that's helpful but not required' sweet spot they seem to like to aim for. Minigame where your personal world destroyer fights off advancing zombies? Lots of extra storage space? Grow your own herbs in your garden? Spend money to add portals and other convenience items? Display your awesome legendary on the wall once it's obsolete? Or they could just make housing competitive or something. Not all houses are created equal, better temporary buffs come with better houses? Buy sell trade real estate?

Darn Goblin relator is eating away at my profit margins... Smiley: rolleyes

Or you just do what works in real life, add video games and no one will want to go outside again.

Edited, Feb 15th 2013 8:19am by someproteinguy
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#24 Feb 15 2013 at 11:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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I spent a lot of time trying to Feng Shui my houses in Skyrim, but then I took a bookshelf to the knee.


Win.
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Kavekk wrote:
Player housing is unlikely to be worth the effort. Once you have one, what do you do in it? Nothing. Unless you're into RP in a big way, you're going to spend ten minutes walking around and then never go there again.

Pretty much this. In FFXI you at least have reasons to go into your house on a regular basis. Your bank and mailbox are there, the class changer moogle is there, etc. In WoW there would be no good reason to ever use the house unless they made one up.


Why couldn't they give you a series of quests to add things to your house like...

Smelter/Forge
Anvil
Bank/Guild Bank Access

Etc?

I don't know about anybody else, but I HATE laggy crafting. Even 1 second of latency between batches can make something that should only take 2 minutes, take nearly 5 instead, such as smelting a ton of ghost iron or something.

If houses were phased so that only you were there... well.... no more lag. You could craft in sweet silence and latency-free (or well, as close as one can get to that) environment.

Also if I could get shrine/town portals there or at least just the shrine portal... heh, I'd hearth at my house.
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