Housing is a big and elaborate system to add into any game, and it’s always an expensive system to include in terms of resources. It’s easy to understand why games like Secret World Legends or Guild Wars 2 don’t include housing on that basis, since it’s not more content to be consumed. But it’s also a system that drives player engagement, keeps people in the game, and offers an additional set of rewards for players to aim for beyond just outfits and power.
Pretty much every game without housing has a small army of players asking for housing, but today we’re not just wondering if a given MMORPG should have housing, because our answer is pretty much always going to be “yes, it should.” No, the question is about the game without housing that would benefit the most from having it added. What game would you single out as the most likely to benefit – in terms of player count, positive reception, or both – by adding in a housing system?