We’ve certainly kicked around the topic of player housing in this space before, but a lot of the division and disagreement I’ve seen on the subject seems to step from differing views on what player housing is meant to do and to be.
Is MMO player housing just a trophy case for successful achievements? Is mostly a virtual dollhouse that gives adults permission to play Barbie? Is it a creative space that allows players to make their mark on the game in some semi-permanent way? Is it a backdrop for social events? Or is it supposed to be functional and useful in order to augment a player’s adventures and progress?
What’s your take on player housing? What is its purpose — and how do you use it as such, if at all?