Most of the houses in the game can be purchased with in-game gold, but they can be purchased for real money too, some of them only for real money. The most epic manor in the game (at launch, anyway), the Ebonheart Chateau, works out to just around $120 furnished. It’s a stunner. But $120? It’d be easier to be grumpy if they weren’t gorgeous. They are so gorgeous. But dang.
I can’t say this is a first for the game; I complained about $40+ mounts in ESO just a month ago. And the genre on the whole isn’t going to bat an eyelash at $120 when last year Daybreak rolled out $400 guildhalls in EverQuest II (and people bought them). So I know this is losing battle because other people clearly are willing to pay for stuff like this.
Are you among them? What’s the most cash you’d spend on an in-game house in an MMORPG?