Out of all of the many frustrating decisions that Blizzard has made, its stubborn refusal to add a proper player housing system to World of Warcraft ranks up there as one of the most infuriating. To me, it seems like such a no-brainer: It’s a system that could last beyond a single expansion, it’s quite popular in other MMOs, and it’d make a boatload of additional revenue for the studio.
But Blizzard won’t do it. Even though devs said that they considered it even before the game launched in 2004, here we are in 2021 with no housing system in sight. Why? Is Blizzard just using garrisons as an excuse to not do it right? Is the studio too raid-focused? Have we asked for it one too many times and annoyed the higher-ups into balking?
What do you think? Why won’t WoW add housing?