I saw a comment in passing on Twitter today, that MMOs are just housing simulators, or something to that effect. And it didn’t strike me as odd – in fact I pretty much agreed with that assessment. Houses are a great way to express yourself in a game world, a place to belong and make your own. Some games have you buy housing in predefined plots, others let you build them from scratch, truly making the space your own.
We have a whole column series now devoted to showcasing the hard work players put into housing as a matter of fact. But do you remember that first house? The first one you bought, whether it was your own personal player house or a guild hall?
I remember my time buying a house in-game. It was The Lord of the Rings Online, and the housing update