I almost stopped playing this game after making it to Soltown for a few of reasons. For lack of a better place to post this, and it looks like the devs pay attention to this forum, I'll post my comments here. Yes, I am one of those people that have paid money into free to play games, and there are a few I've put over $1k into mostly because I liked what the developers were doing. Am I going to put over $1k into this game? Well, I almost stopped playing completely so I'll first go into explaining why I gave one Free 2 Play game $1k The game I gave over $1,000 to: The big selling point of this game is that almost everything that wasn't cosmetic could be acquired through grinding. There was no reason to put any money into the game if you wanted X item-- you could get it, if you wanted to put the time in. You could be just as powerful as any other player without paying a penny.....but, if you wanted a new color pallet or some other cosmetic gear, or boosters, then yes, you paid money or traded rare items for premium currency from other players (rare items, which again, can be found by anyone) so you could buy them. There was no part of the game that was blocked from being enjoyed if you didn't want to spend a dime, or didn't want to deal in premium currency at all. Why I almost left SotA: Players are given a free POT row deed. It can only be used in a POT. How do you get a POT? By paying about $1k or more. You can't use these in NPC town row lots. The only way to get an NPC town row lot is to pay money for it. Basically, there is no in game housing that doesn't cost real money somewhere down the line. Having your own home/room seems like an important aspect of the game. After all, there are tons of in-game items that can only be placed in a home. I spent a day and a half looking for a row lot to claim, which I couldn't claim any in NPC towns, and most POTs pretty much expect you get permission from the governor who probably isn't online to begin with. It was very frustrating. I was able to find one POT that pretty much had a note posted that anyone could claim a row home. But still, not being able to claim a row home in an NPC pissed me off. Really pissed me off. If you want to keep new players, and if houses are going to be such a big part of the game, they need real, truly free, housing options. I put other notes in https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f...new-player-why-i-almost-left-the-game.165857/ which would make finding housing easier, and make player run Inns more feasible (i.e players can rent a room when the owner isn't there, and the rooms expire after a time, so no 200-day inn room rentals). The whole idea of POT deeds being separate from NPC deeds is aggravating, and shouldn't be a thing at all. If it wasn't a thing, I wouldn't have been considering leaving. The only reason why I'm still around is I found one POT that clearly had posted that anyone could put a row home there. That's it. If that POT didn't exist, and I didn't read the bulletin board, I would have quit that day. It was only until after I acquired a lot for free that I spent anything in the crown store. Something to think about. To encourage POTs, and to allow role playing players to enjoy a nice looking environment.... please have standards for player owned housing in NPC towns. For POTs, leave that up the governors.... but NPC towns should have rules in place to keep it with the medieval/Ultima style so we don't see Vegas-style signs and flashing lights in places like Soltown. It wasn't a pleasant sight--and yes, there have been many others that have commented on this elsewhere. For POTS, you paid a ton of money for one, fine go crazy if you want that in your town. But for NPC towns, lets put some standards in place to not break the role paying experience. Maybe also add a flag to POT towns that opt to follow the same exterior atheistic standards set for NPC towns so players have a little warning before their eyes are assaulted.