@redfish, You do realize Portalarium plans to artificially cap the number of lots in this game to make them valuable in real-world currency to keep driving their business model, right? That is, assuming the market doesn't crash because the game ends up not being interesting enough for people. Also, there's only 1 opportunity to claim a particular lot across the entire game, unlike UO which had several unique servers where players had the opportunity to claim the same particular location even if it was taken on another server. The prime real estate will be taken almost instantly. Everyone else will be left with real estate that doesn't give the benefits of passers by, scenery or proximity to hotspots. It will not be like inhabiting a living, breathing world. I will dare to say that real estate in this game will be even more scarce than in UO, and that is by design.