Housing

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Summary

  • Players may own one house per account
  • Characters on the same account as a homeowner are treated as Co-Owners to that house
  • There are over 150 different homes, inns, house boats, orc forts and more! Click here to view all the Houses!
  • Players also have the option of Rental Rooms

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House Deeds

  • Gold is used to purchase a House Deed from a Real Estate Vendor
  • House Deeds can be sold to a Real Estate Vendor for 90% its cost
  • When a House Deed is purchased, it is automatically deposited into the player's bank
  • House Deeds are blessed for 1 hour after purchase from a Real Estate Vendor
  • House Deeds are blessed for 1 hour after demolishing an existing house and receiving a House Deed in your backpack
  • If a player dies with a House Deed on them, upon resurrection that House Deed cannot be placed for 5 minutes
  • House Deed and House Survey Tool targeting placement checks have a max range of 24 tiles
  • Players using House Deeds and House Survey Tools to make target placement checks is now a Revealing Action (will remove them from hiding)


House Boats

  • Doubloons are needed to purchase a House Boat Deed
  • House Boat Deeds can be purchased from a Real Estate Vendor
  • House Boats can only be placed at specific docks
  • House Boats do NOT move
  • House Boats can NOT be sunk by enemy ship cannons
  • There are 65 total House Boat locations in the world
  • Porches of House Boats are treated as courtyards for the purposes of Recall/Gate/Hiking
  • Players can now Dock and Disembark ships onto the Porch of a House Boat that they are the Owner/Co-Owner/Friends of
  • Players can Fish from House Boats


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Housing Market Window

  • Visit a Real Estate Broker to open the Housing Market menu
  • Players can preview the house by clicking the Wiki button (will open a web browser)
  • Players can purchase House Deeds, see Existing Houses for Sale and even sell back a House Deed
  • The Real Estate Broker will keep ~10% of the SALE PRICE of the house


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Home Surveying Tool

  • Players can purchase the Home Surveying Tool from an Architect NPC for 500 Gold to scout for home locations
  • Players can see the cost, size, number of floors and amount of secures for each house
  • Players may also click the Wiki button to open a browser and view the interior of a house
  • Double click the Home Surveying Tool and target a spot to see if it is valid placement
  • House Deed and House Survey Tool targeting placement checks have a max range of 24 tiles
  • Placement can be checked with the Placement Legend
    • Green - Valid Tile
    • Orange - Bad Land Tile
    • Black - Bad Region Tile
    • Red - Bad Static Tile
    • Yellow - No Surface Tile
    • Purple - Existing House Tile


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House Placement Rules

  • Houses require 4 tiles between each other
  • Movement must be possible on all sides of the house
  • Land must be flat
  • Terrain must be legal (ie: dirt is not a legal placement tile)
  • Housing may not be placed within specific Points of Interest (ie: Ruined Lycaeum or Frost Daemon Temple)
  • Players cannot place houses over items
  • Items must be cleared first before valid placement can occur (notably for IDOCs)


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House Menu and Signs

Many functions of a house can be accessed by double-clicking the House Sign. Depending on if you own a Private or Public home, you will have different options available within the House Sign menu.

Overview

  • Condition
  • Access Setting
  • Secure Containers
  • Locked Down Items
  • Add Friend
  • Add Co-Owner
  • Kick Player
  • Ban Player
  • Expand House
  • Survey Items

Vendors

  • View Vendors/Shop Names
  • Gold Cost Per Day
  • Gold Held
  • Contract Renewal Duration

Players

  • Treat all in Guild as Friends
  • Treat all in Guild as Co-Owners
  • Make Stablemasters Public
  • Create Guildstone
  • Clear Entire Friends List
  • Make Dockmasters Public
  • View Friends, Co-Owners and Banned Lists
  • Click to Remove Player From List

Creatures

  • Mount Breeding
  • House Pets

Ownership

  • Rename House
  • Display Owner Name to Public
  • Display Guild to Public
  • Transfer Ownership of House
  • Demolish House and Receive House Deed
  • Place House for Sale
  • Declare This House to be Public
  • Change House Keys
  • Reset Secure Container and Door Access Levels
 


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House Commands

  • I wish to lock this down
  • I wish to release this
  • I wish to secure this
    • Can be used on a container to restrict access
    • Can be used on a door to restrict access (only Private Houses)
  • Remove thyself
  • I ban thee
  • I wish to place a trash barrel


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Item Decay

  • Items left on the floor of a house will decay after 1 hour
  • Players must either lock down an item or put it into a secure container to prevent decay
  • Items placed in a Trash Barrel will decay after 3 minutes
  • If a Trash Barrel is full, it will automatically delete all items in it


House Item Survey

  • When a player clicks the Survey Items button, they will see [Insecure Item] in Gold text over any item sitting in their house that is not locked down and [Insecure Container] in Red text over any container not secured
  • If multiple unsecure items/containers are at the same location, the text will say [X Insecure Items] [X Insecure Containers] where X is the number
  • The player who clicked the button will also see a Gold Beam of light at any location with an Insecure Item and a Red Beam of light at any location with an Insecure Container
  • Players will receive system messages informing them if any insecure items or containers currently exist in the house and it will play the "Bad House Placement" audio sound as well (it will play the "Valid House Placement" sound if all items are locked down or secure)


Interior Decorator

  • Can be purchased from an Architect NPC for 500 Gold
  • Can be used to Rotate, Raise, Lower, Lockdown and Release items in your home
  • Allows for X / Y movement of items
  • Players can only moved Locked Down / Secured objects, and cannot move them to tiles currently occupied by creatures/players
  • Movement of items with the Interior Decorator requires the destination location to have a Line of Sight to the original location
  • The Interior Decorator has a “Survey on Close” function that will cause the player to automatically do perform a House Items Survey (also available through the House Menu) that displays non-Locked Down and non-Secured Items, when they close the Interior Decorator menu
  • The “Survey on Close” feature is a toggle that is saved on a “Per Character Basis” and defaults to Enabled for players


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House Expansion

  • Players have the ability to increase the number of Secure Containers (and Lockdowns) in their Houses and Boat Houses
  • The Owner of a house can click the "Expand House" button on the Overview page of the house to open the House Expansion window
  • Each House Expansion increases the total number of Secure Containers in the house by 1 and Lockdowns by 175
  • The first expansion costs 100,000 gold and each subsequent expansion increases the cost by a further 100,000 gold
    • 1st = 100,000 gold
    • 2nd = 200,000 gold
    • 3rd = 300,000 gold
    • Etc...
  • Click "Expand House" and confirm to apply the Secure Container/Lockdown increase
  • Any increase in Secures/Lockdowns will be stored on the House Deed if the player Demolishes the house and will be reapplied when the house is placed again


In both the Real Estate Broker Housing Market window and Purchase House window the text will be listed in Green for a house if it has been expanded and has more than the normal amount of Secures/Lockdowns for that house's base type. When a player sells a House Deed via the Real Estate Broker, the value of the house will factor in the gold spent for expansions (i.e. the player will receive 90% of (Base House Price + Gold Spent on Expansions)


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Crafting Manuals and House Addons

  • Most crafted House Addons no longer require two separate skills to craft, and instead now require one or more Crafting Manuals as ingredients for construction
  • Crafting Manuals come in a variety of skills and require 100 Skill in that respective skill to craft (i.e. a player with 100 Carpentry can create a Carpentry Crafting Manual)
  • Crafting Manuals require 1 Mastercrafting Diagram as an ingredient to craft


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Small Forge Deed
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Anvil (East/South) Deed
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Large Forge (East/South) Deed
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Flour Mill (East/South) Deed
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Stone Oven (East/South) Deed
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Abbatoir Deed
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Pentagram Deed
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Dressform
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Spinning Wheel (East/South) Deed
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Small Bed (East/South) Deed
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Loom (East/South) Deed
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Large Bed (East/South) Deed
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Training Dummy (East/South) Deed
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Pickpocket Dip (East/South) Deed


House Decay and IDOC System

  • Players will see the Decay Stage of a house when single-clicking its sign if they are an Owner, Co-Owner, or Friend of the house
    • Like New
    • Slightly Worn
    • Somewhat Worn
    • Fairly Worn
    • Greatly Worn
    • In Danger of Collapsing
  • Each Stage of house decay takes 7 days to pass, with an additional random 1-24 hours added on to the greatly worn stage, with the exception of "In Danger of Collapsing"
  • Players must wait 2 seconds in between lifting items left behind when a house "drops" due to IDOC


House Owner Refreshing

  • IDOC cycle is 35-36 days long. If 30 days of that cycle go by without owner being the one to refresh the house, it is now up to the owner exclusively to be the one to refresh it
  • Anytime a Co-owner or Friend refreshes a house (by clicking the House Sign or using the Front Door), it will give them a system message informing them how long they have until the Owner is required to refresh the house
  • Co-Owners and Friends of a house who click on the House Sign will see how long remains until the Owner of the house must refresh it, or if it requires Owner Refresh immediately
  • If 30 days have passed without an Owner refresh, any time Co-Owners or Friends do an action that normally would refresh the house (use Sign / Front Door), they will instead receive a red text system message warning them that the owner needs to refresh the house, and a sound effect will also play


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In Danger of Collapsing

  • When a house enters the IDOC Stage (In Danger of Collapsing) a world-wide announcement will notify all players of this and the coordinates of the house, and a Discord notification (Broadcasts and PvP channels) will be made as well
  • The house will now randomly collapse within 15 minutes to 2 hours of this announcement being made
  • For the next 4 hours after an IDOC announcement, all players within 100 tiles of this location will be able to ignore their Dishonored status (i.e. Red players can continue to attack people and heal others near the site, even after death)


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House Collapse

  • When houses collapse, there will now be a randomized 15 minute to 2 hour window where no houses can be placed in that location (also fixed an issue that was causing these durations to not work correctly)
  • Additionally, when a house collapses, each Secure Container, Lockdown (not in a container), and Add-On in the house will have a randomized chance of the following occuring:
    • 33% chance that the item will be permanently deleted
    • 33% chance that the item will fall to the ground and can be picked up by players (like normal)
    • 33% chance that the item will be removed and placed into a House Decay Lottery for the house (explained below)
  • Any Storage Shelves and Storage Lockers in a house will always be added into a House Decay Lottery for a house, but will have all of its stored item counts reduced by 50%


House Decay Lottery

  • Whenever a house collapses, there is a 33% chance that each Secure Container, Lockdown (not in a container), or Add-On in the house will be added to a House Decay Lottery for that house (if no items are randomly chosen, however, no lottery will occur)
  • Each House Decay Lottery represents a collection of items that were removed from the house and the player who wins that particular lottery will receive all of those items
  • Note: the House Decay Lottery does NOT include the house deed of the house that collapsed, only the randomized 33% of items removed from the house that were placed in the House Decay Lottery


House Decay Lottery Menu and Official

  • Players can view all current House Decay Lotteries in progress at the House Decay Lottery Official in Prevalia (located just west of the Society Job Hall)
  • Players can say "Lottery" "Decay" "Ticket" "Raffle" "IDOC" "House" "Vendor" or "Buy" aloud near the lottery official to bring up the House Decay Lottery menu (or single click and select Buy)
  • Each House Decay Lottery lasts 7 days, and players can purchase tickets for individual House Decay Lotteries for 1000 gold each (or may pay 10,000 gold for 10 tickets)
  • For each House Decay Lottery, players can see how many total items the lottery contains as well as the total weight of all those items
  • For each House Decay Lottery, the type of house that decayed is listed and players can click the View Location button to see a map of the location where the house collapsed at
    • Note: This information is given to players to add to their decision-making process whether they want to buy tickets for the item collection (some players may wish to use this information to figure out whether the house was a Moongate Vendor House, a Guild House, belonging to a particular player, etc)


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Purchasing Tickets

  • When players purchase tickets for a specific House Decay Lottery, they will be stored internally in the system (players will not receive a physical ticket for the lottery)
  • Purchasing tickets in groups of 10 will require the player to double-click to confirm their selection
  • Players can see how many tickets they have purchase for any House Decay Lottery under the "My Total" section, with the text being Green if they have purchased any


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Resolving Lotteries

  • Each House Decay Lottery lasts 7 days
  • After 7 days have passed, a random winner is determined from among the tickets purchased for the lottery (in a manner similar to our other lotteries)
  • Players will be notified by system message if a House Decay Lottery that they had tickets for has resolved
  • If a player wins a House Decay Lottery, they will also receive an overhead notification and will receive a Blessed House Decay Claim Ticket in their backpack


House Decay Claim Ticket

  • Players who win a House Decay Lottery receive a Blessed House Decay Claim Ticket in their backpack for that particular lottery
  • Players can double-click a House Decay Claim Ticket to view a menu showing all items that were part of the House Decay Lottery
    • Note: some items will not have a name listed, and players should simply claim the item to see what it is


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  • Clicking the Claim button to the left of an item entry will claim the item and put it in your backpack
  • Clicking the Delete button to the right of an item entry twice in a row will permanently delete the item
  • If a player does not have room in their backpack for an item when claiming it, it will be dropped at their feet
  • Once a player claims or deletes the last item on a Claim Ticket, it will mark the ticket as being Resolved and will have no more value to the player (and can be thrown away)


Miscellaneous

  • House Sign Names reset whenever ownership of the house changes
  • If a player deletes a character that owns a house, it will automatically transfer ownership of the house to another character on that account (if one exists)
  • Anytime a player leaves a guild, their house will no longer be associated with that guild (if it was set to be so) and any Guildstones in the house aligned with that guild will be removed