For no reason in particular, I decided to try out the offline version of the game instead of the online one. I was fascinated with the three Oracle characters that get discussed by the devs all the time, so I thought I'd try and see what's going on with them. So, my question is for those who have played this version a lot: What are the differences (advantages/disadvantages) of playing the offline version. Here are a couple of my observations so far: 1. No player owned towns. I just wandered into the world map for the first time yesterday, and the world seems so empty. The only towns I was able to find were the npc towns only. So, this begs the question: Are my POT deeds all useless in this environment? If so, how do you get housing in the offline game without paying an outrageous amount of real money? Of is there some other mechanism to make this work offline? 2. No player vendors. This started to affect me because my bow was crappy, so my natural inclination was to go get a better one. No player vendors. I did notice that in game vendors do sell equipment that appears to be a bit better, but maybe they always did, but I just never needed to notice in the past. 3. Game feels very lonely. 4. Environment doesn't really explain what you're supposed to be doing. It's an MMO wrapper on a single player game, and it feels really wanderless right now. Still not sure if this is a good or a bad thing. Any thoughts from others who played this part of the game?