Sword and Bored: Player housing

When I saw the script for this comic strip, I knew exactly what Jef had been doing for the last few weeks: strongholds in Star Wars: The Old Republic. There is clearly a love-hate relationship between Jef and SWTOR housing. I completely feel his frustrations because I fight them myself.

Mo has his personal frustration with player housing in the comic below…

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Jacra
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MorpayneRADIO 
In Eq2 you can have crafting stations, your minions, bank access, auction access, mailboxes and guild halls training dummies, quests etc. That was very convenient and useful.

Dandurin
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Dandurin

John Wise
The cash shop wasn’t invented to milk players, it was invented because players stopped paying subscriptions to anything but the leading MMO’s.

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breetoplay

Radfist ToyFuzion John Wise Yeah, UO’s housing was there from 1997 and is still among the best, even isometric. I’m not even sure that should make 3-D MMOs without housing feel that bad. UO is just that good.
EQ2 and SWG, though, that’s been hard to top.
As to cash shops, games have that those since almost that long too. RuneScape and UO had them very, very early.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

Dont stop, our dumb hero, you can try other things to open that door:
http://goo.gl/1nmqQN

http://goo.gl/JzkKiH

http://goo.gl/WRgOz2

Apollymi
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Apollymi

Damonvile Indeed.  He stuffed everything in there except the kitchen sink.

Pedge Jameson
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Pedge Jameson

I like TOR’s hook system, and I played SWG and RIFT and loved there’s too. Sometimes though I just wanna sit back with a pint in Yavin 4 and not go insane trying to size and rotate all damn day. :D

Radfist
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Radfist

ToyFuzion John Wise UO was probably the first western MMO with housing (could be wrong though).  But EQ2 definitely perfected it.  Even today I would say it has the best housing system of the genre.  Wildstar comes pretty close.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

John Wise I’m pretty sure Smedley, the ex-CEO of SoE and Daybreak invented it, or was the first NA MMO to expand on it. There were articles he did introducing it to EQ2 years ago. My memory could be off a little!

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

ColdinT Not to mention SWTOR’s decorating leaves a lot to be desired. You can’t place things just anywhere, it has to go on a hook. I don’t know who designed TOR housing, but it’s definitely bottom-of-the-mill housing.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

I’ve learned my way around paying real dollars for decorating in SWTOR. The first is patience, then picking up slicing and finding a nice out-of-the-way spot to make some quick credits for fluff-gathering. xD Also I’ve learned timing when I buy stuff with credits. I know the market becomes flooded 2-5 days after the release of a pack, then people are busy undercutting each other for the first week or two. That’s when I buy stuff with game currency.