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Tiberians
11.11.2012 , 11:43 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by blindxsecrets View Post
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This is one of the things I miss about SWG. I loved having houses, being able to decorate them and especially having my own store. I'd love to be able to have my own apartment or something, that all my characters can have access to (regardless of faction, though! I don't really need two houses per server, though that might be interesting anyhow if they look different). Now....don't...mock me for admitting this, but before I played SWG, I played an MMO called ToonTown. I know, I know. LOL. It was my first one, but anyway....you could have a houses there, and your house was instanced. Players could teleport to you, and therefore, go into your houses. There was one house per toon and you had a little neighborhood (8 houses total if memory serves) to yourself. I think something like that would be nice. The whole "walking down the street" thing will probably be difficult to code/manage...though I personally have no idea. It just seems daunting. But having it instanced and letting people TP directly to you and your neighborhood/houses would be awesome.
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I do miss the player Housing from SWG, and EQ2. It was definatly a time sink for me decorating out me houses. I am not holding my breath though that BW will introduce player housing,and Decorating in this game. Frankly at this stage I am way way to cynical about that ever happening in this game.

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CaptRavenous
11.12.2012 , 01:18 AM | #12
Heroes & villians in the Star Wars universe didn't have homes. They had ships, or rented an apartment for a period of time.

Those that did have a home, it was either before their adventuring career, or after.

I think its a bad idea and goes against the spirit of what Star Wars is. Just because other MMOs have it, doesn't make it a good idea for this game.

However, being able to customize/decorate our ships would be a better idea. Besides, who wants a house that's stuck planetside?

Flying houses FTW!!!
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Karkais
11.12.2012 , 01:24 AM | #13
I consider the ships as my home, but I wouldn't say no to logdings. Propably wouldn't feel the same though, since I love my ships.
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Karkais
11.12.2012 , 02:35 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptRavenous View Post
However, being able to customize/decorate our ships would be a better idea. Besides, who wants a house that's stuck planetside?

Flying houses FTW!!!
I second this. Or maybe, customization slot for the ship similar to companions at least, so that we could choose what the ship looks inside?

edit: oops, sorry for the double post.
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filipesantana
11.12.2012 , 04:06 AM | #15
yes, let us all brainstorm more Roleplaying pointless stuff to add to the game while swtor is dieing due to several ingame issues.


it seems like that will help the game to survive..

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JacenHallis
11.12.2012 , 01:48 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptRavenous View Post
Heroes & villians in the Star Wars universe didn't have homes. They had ships, or rented an apartment for a period of time.
In the original trilogy, the heroes were rebels, and they had to remain highly mobile to avoid detection. However, they still had quarters in these temporary bases, though the case could be made that Han and Chewie probably did stay on the Falcon.

We never see where Vader or Palpatine live, but we can assume that Vader, when on Coruscant, had his own place with a meditation chamber like the one seen on the Executor in ESB.

Anakin shared an apartment with Padme in Episode III, which he used when he wasn't on assignment. The other Jedi likely had them, too. The Temple was a large building, but I doubt they hot-bunked Jedi in it.

We don't see much housing in Star Wars because screen time is limited. When you go to an RPG, though, and you're "living the life," a home (preferably an apartment in the capital) is a great way to get people more invested in the characters and the game and to provide a credit sink as people pay upkeep costs.
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Smithie
11.12.2012 , 02:13 PM | #17
I experienced this in LOTRO. It's such a waste of resources....

Pretty much every neighbourhood (filled with 30 houses/guildhouses) was always empty of players. People were using their houses purely as storage facilities. Might be fun for the first hour or so to decorate your house and visit your neighbours house but it wears off pretty quickly.

Also i'm sure the dev's are wanting our spaceship to fill the role of our 'house'.

I rather see them putting time into guildships. Which lets be honest is pretty much the same idea as housing but atleast guildies will be hanging around in the ship, rather than you being alone is some neighbourhood on dromund kaas/Coruscant.
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DarthTimmah
11.12.2012 , 02:53 PM | #18
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I rather see them putting time into guildships. Which lets be honest is pretty much the same idea as housing but atleast guildies will be hanging around in the ship, rather than you being alone is some neighbourhood on dromund kaas/Coruscant.
This would be great, somewhere to go and hang out with guildmates, while still having access to the GTN, PVP and PVE quest terminals, etc. If they wanted they could even have a list of materials that the guild to gather up in order to craft the ship as well, and if done right and made so that it's not super easy to get, would be quite the accomplishment for a guild. Some customizable things on the ship would be a given.

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Karkais
11.12.2012 , 05:04 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by JacenHallis View Post
We never see where Vader or Palpatine live, but we can assume that Vader, when on Coruscant, had his own place with a meditation chamber like the one seen on the Executor in ESB.
Point kind of proven, the closest to a home we saw Vader in the movies was aboard the Executor. (Empire strikes back, Return of the Jedi, the original comics I remember reading) He obviously had a palace or something when staying on Coruscant, but Executor served as his mobile headquarters.

The emperor is something else entirely.

ps. but I wouldnt mind a bit of personalization for my ship.
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CaptRavenous
11.12.2012 , 09:55 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by JacenHallis View Post
In the original trilogy, the heroes were rebels, and they had to remain highly mobile to avoid detection. However, they still had quarters in these temporary bases, though the case could be made that Han and Chewie probably did stay on the Falcon.

We never see where Vader or Palpatine live, but we can assume that Vader, when on Coruscant, had his own place with a meditation chamber like the one seen on the Executor in ESB.

Anakin shared an apartment with Padme in Episode III, which he used when he wasn't on assignment. The other Jedi likely had them, too. The Temple was a large building, but I doubt they hot-bunked Jedi in it.

We don't see much housing in Star Wars because screen time is limited. When you go to an RPG, though, and you're "living the life," a home (preferably an apartment in the capital) is a great way to get people more invested in the characters and the game and to provide a credit sink as people pay upkeep costs.
Its the same in the novels and comics too, most, if not all, of the main characters lived a "mobile-life".

I played LotrO, owned 4 houses and a guild house. What was said here previously is right, the neighbourhoods are little more than ghost towns. In 3 years of playing, I only met two people in my neighbourhood. Player houses are little more than storage places, in most MMOs. There are always exceptions to the rule, and I'm sure a FEW neighbourhoods in a FEW MMOs see activity, but most, as a rule, do not.

Player housing here would be a waste of EAware's time. They should be focusing more and what is already in place, giving us options for our ships, and introducing guild ships, as promised way back when during game release.
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