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Multiple Home Ownership Now Live in EQII!

04-28-2011
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Multiple Home Ownership went live in EQII today! If you have questions before you dive into the role of real estate mogul, then check out these FAQs that should help you get on your way!

Multiple Housing FAQ

How many houses can I own?

There is currently a limit of 10 houses per person. This may change in the future as we evaluate the feature and the effect on the server.

 

What kinds of houses can I own?

You can own any combination of up to 10 houses that you want, assuming you have the necessary prerequisites to purchase those houses.

“Standard houses” are the original city houses located in the six player cities of Qeynos, Freeport, Kelethin, Neriak, Gorowyn, and New Halas; plus the Maj’dul housing earned through the Courts of Maj’dul.  The houses in the six player cities have until now required citizenship in that city to purchase them; this is being changed so that only alignment is required. Example: if you are a citizen of a “good” aligned city (e.g. Qeynos), you will now be able to purchase houses in other “good” aligned cities (e.g. Kelethin or New Halas).

“Prestige Homes” are new, unique styled houses that may be acquired from multiple sources including LoN rewards, veteran player rewards, Station Marketplace purchases, collector’s edition bonuses, and more. These are not tied to any specific city or alignment. Currently most of these are accessed via portals in South Qeynos (near Bayle Court) and South Freeport (near Justice Road). In the longer term we plan to change this to a custom interface that can be available in all player cities.

South Qeynos Prestige Home Access

South Freeport Prestige Home Access

Map Marker for the Prestige Homes Area

Note: Not all prestige home are necessarily at this location (there are some LoN homes for example that are elsewhere) but the bulk of them are here.

 

How do I get a prestige home?

Some prestige homes already exist and you may already own them: the Mistmoore Crags veteran’s reward home, the Freeblood Lair, the Legends of Norrath magical rent-free manors, the Everfrost Summer Home, and the Skyblade Skiff are examples of prestige homes that have already been given out.  In addition to these houses, with the launch of the multiple houses feature there will be some new prestige homes sold in the Station Marketplace.  Starting with the coming game update and continuing into the future we will add more prestige homes available in a variety of ways, both in and outside the Station Marketplace.

In most cases the homes will be granted via a Deed of Ownership which you need to examine in your inventory.  This will consume the deed and flag your character to note that it owns that house.

Deed of Ownership

 

How does prestige house linking work?

Prestige homes can be accessed via a portal object (a house item) that you can place in any home or guildhall where you have trustee access. To get this portal object, click on the “Get Portal Object” button in the housing window, by clicking on the door/portal for the prestige home from either the outside or the inside.  You can also right-click on the in-zone door/portal object and select “Get Portal Object” as a menu option.

This gives you a portal object that you can place in another house. Once you place the portal object, you can click on it to enter your prestige home just as if you had clicked the door/portal in the city zone. You can obtain and place as many house portal objects in as many different houses and guildhalls as you wish.  Portal objects are only available for prestige homes at this point.

“Get Portal Object” Button, Clicking on the Portal in the
Zone, While You Are Outside the House

“Get Portal Object” Button, When You Click on the
Door From Inside the House

When a portal house item is placed in a home, it creates a two-way link between the two houses. For example, if you own a standard house in South Qeynos and also own the Private Opera House (prestige home), get a portal object for the Opera House by clicking on the door to it, either from inside the Opera House or while in South Qeynos.  Now enter your Qeynos house, and place the portal object from the Opera House anywhere inside it. Click on the portal object you just placed to zone directly into your Opera House.

To exit the Opera House, click on the exit door as normal, and select “leave house”. This will bring up a list that contains all the houses that currently link either TO or FROM this house via portal object, as well as an option to exit to outside (back to the city zone).  In this example, you would see a list that includes your standard home in South Qeynos, and at the bottom left of the screen would also be a button allowing you to exit directly to South Qeynos.

If you had also placed a portal to your Opera House in your friend’s home in Baubbleshire, then you would also see on the list your friend’s Qeynos Village Inn in Baubbleshire as an option.

“Leave House” List From a Standard Home Which Contains
Portals to Your Opera House and Personal Library

 

Where will the guildhall amenity “portal to member housing” take me?

If you own multiple homes, when you click the guildhall amenity “portal to member housing”, you will see a list of all houses to which you have been individually granted friend or higher access (ie, your name has been specifically added to the access list, you will not see houses that have set the default access level to “friend”).

Large list of friends’ houses that Zoltaroth has access to,
as well as his own.  The list can be sorted. Zoltaroth would see
this list when clicking on his guild’s ‘exit to member housing’ portal.

 

How do broker and house vault slots work?

Now you can own multiple houses, the number of broker and house vault slots are no longer based on which house you own.  Everybody has six broker slots and six house vault slots, regardless of how many or how few homes they own.  In-home vendor containers can be placed in any home you have trustee access to, as before.  There is currently no limit to how many vendor containers can be physically placed in a home (other than normal house item limits), if you wish all your alts to sell out of the same home.

 

How do I pay upkeep?

If your rent has expired, upkeep on your house can be paid by any trustee to your house from anywhere that you can enter your house, including in-home portal objects and the guildhall “portal to member housing” amenity.

 

How do I move house?

Click on the external door to your home (ie, while you are in a city zone outside it, not while inside the home), or a portal item for that home (if it is a prestige home), to bring up the housing window. Beside the “Enter House” button is a another that will say “Move Items”, if you have furniture in your house.  Selecting this will give you the option to pack the items into a moving crate and send it to any one of the other houses you own.  Once your house is empty, this button will instead display “relinquish house” which allows you to remove this house entirely from the list of houses you own.

While standing in South Qeynos clicking on front door,
shows ‘move items’ button.

Clicking the ‘move items’ button will show a list of all the
houses you own that you can move your stuff to.

Standing in South Qeynos clicking on front door, house
is now empty of furniture so shows ‘relinquish house’ button.

 

Where can I place portals to my house?

In any house or guildhall in which you have trustee access allowing you to place the items.

Portals Placed Within in a Home

 

What happens if I betray?

The betrayal process works the same way as before. However, when you arrive in your new city and buy a new house, it will no longer automatically move the items out of your old house, since you can now own more than one house.  Instead, if you wish to retrieve furniture you left in your old house, you may need to sneak back into your old city to pack it up.

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