Next test you should enable lot taxes.

Discussion in 'Housing & Lots' started by Hightower, Dec 1, 2014.

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  1. Hightower

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    As much as I do not want to pay, I have seen many plots that are claimed, but not used. Some I'm sure people purchased then quit playing. So no one can use those spots now.
     
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    That's a good idea.

    I'd also like to see the cost of housing increase to what it will be once the game starts.
     
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    Full costs might make it tough depending on the alpha cycle. Plus I don't think they are in a position to set absolute gold prices yet.

    I'm more curious if the original plans of a global, interactive economy is still in the works. The whole, "sword crafted by a player ends up in a skeleton's bony hands and is looted by another player, etc"...still hasn't been seen...hope they aren't punting on that whole things.

    Would love some tax info (think it would help push folks one way or the other) in terms of a % of overall lot cost?
     
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    If you read this recent article you'll find out that yes...the player economy dream is alive and well. :)

    http://www.gamefront.com/starr-long-interview-from-ultima-online-to-shroud-of-the-avatar/
     
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    damm english naves always wanting to tax the coloneys we should string him from a high tower:)

    i don't know might be a bit early for that better solution might be to just open up more area and towns for us to explore and settle :)
     
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    As per I believe the release notes, the current prices were raised to what they expect them to be when the game releases. Unless you were talking about taxes. ;)
     
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    Yeah, I know...I read that too. I was dissatisfied with that. I think the price is way too low.

    Someone paying a $275 pledge for a row lot...or $85 in the add-on store...

    I think that 25k is very very low when we compare it to the cash equivalent.
     
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    Completely agree.........as it stands you can grind your way to a house in less than 24 hours........that's just wrong.
     
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    These are just play numbers...but instead of 25k...I'm thinking a Row Deed should cost more like 250k.

    What Portalarium should be thinking is this....

    People should be weighing their options. Is the easiest and fastest way to get a house in the game or in the add-on store? When you're talking about 25k...the answer is "in the game". The answer should be "in the add-on store".
     
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    I will be protesting by tossing tea into the Kingsport harbor.
     
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    hum that would make a great player event we could also burn effigys of lord british:)
     
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    If we can find a good substitute for tea in game (a reagent) then I'm all for this as an actually community in game event.

    Dark Starr can lead the protest!
     
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    +1 Lord British and Darkstarr Scarecrows :)!
    Good for use on the farm, or when they over tax the farm and you loose it :(...
    ~Time Lord~:rolleyes:
     
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    Are you saying their image will scare animals off?
     
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    lol no please don't increase the cost of housing right now. It's ok if we are told approximates of what they would cost in game, and if not used then/or taxing is ok so someone else would have a chance at then. In my opinion if cost is 250K for this phase very few would get to test the housing.. I still don't have a house and I've been playing and playing, well most days. It doesn't have to be all real gaming right now so we can test it out.
    Anyway I am a spender lol Right now I am just using someone elses house when I want to craft and hang out for now, so I am not homeless.:cool:
     
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    I think the housing prices are fine, but they should be taxed, so if someone quits playing, and doesn't have the money, lot goes up for sale again.
     
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    If there's going to be infrequent wipes, I definitely think there should be house decay, even at an accelerated pace beyond what launch will be since these are short durations, relatively speaking.

    I also agree that both property lots and house prices should increase substantially. One of the possible reasons why there are claimed yet empty lots and undecorated homes is because it was so easy to obtain one and the perceived value wasn't high enough to do anything with it further beyond simply wanting one. And if players didn't have any more time to invest into the game, well that's yet another argument for accelerated house decay.

    So yes to taxes and house decay, yes to increased prices for property lots and homes (houses, basements). We need both taxes and accelerated house decay implemented, since some players will have tax-free property deeds when pledge rewards get added to R13. If they're going to skip an entire release for example (and there isn't a wipe in the next one), their house and items should decay into their banks and the lot returned back into the pool.
     
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    I would assume you won't lose a house in less than a month post-launch and if we're wiping in less than a month now, I don't know that we need it. If they need to test the system to see that it works, that is another story.
     
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