UPDATE: Late Friday evening Abby "Ahma" Watt posted: "Quick update: in consideration of our Player Studio creators, we have removed the Player Studio house items from this sale. There's still a whole lot of other great items on sale, and we hope you continue to support the players participating in Player Studio."
Game Update 66, "Scars of the Awakened", will be available to test beginning on April 2. Holly "Windstalker" Longdale announced this afternoon that the feature to list decorated homes in the Player Studio, which was originally presented during SOE Live 2012, will also be tested at the same time.
These are very exciting times for passionate decorators! On April 2, when we start Open Beta for Game Update 66 “Scars of the Awakened,” we will also be inviting you to test our Player Studio House category that allows you to buy and sell decorated houses of all types, shapes, and sizes in our marketplace! Sellers earn a real portion of the profits!
We are working on details right now to make decorating simple to do and test. For example, your new character copies to Beta will include the houses you have on your server so setting up homes to sell should be easy.
We are working on a lot of details behind the scenes to get Player Studio Houses ready too, including a new Web page that will allow you to pre-qualify to sell houses through Player Studio (if you’re not already qualified through Player Studio) so you can get ready to sell houses when the category launches. We will let you know as soon as pre-qualifying is live!
Our goal right now is to launch Player Studio Houses with our game update on April 30!
To go along with the announcement is also one about a Decorating Mega Sale on the Marketplace. The sale will run from 12pm (noon) PDT on Friday, March 22 through 12pm (noon) PDT on Thursday, March 28.
All decorating items* will be at least 50% off! In addition, there will also be a 33% discount on Prestige Houses!
* The lush plants bundle added in the past week is excluded from this sale.