MMO Housing Done Right = Awesome
I’m proud to say that [KGC] Haven placed the first house on UO Forever. That probably doesn’t mean anything to most of you, but it represents something amazing to us. This old, old game relaunching on a new server has given me more fun in 3 hours than I’ve had in a long time. That sense of rushing to build a house, working together to craft and earn money, and relying on each other is so awesome.
One of our members worked to hand out horses to the other members within minutes of the server being up. The rest went to work earning money in various ways. Now that we have placed our shop/house we own the land. We OWN the land. How awesome is that? Players will run past our house and see it out in the world. We’ll open the doors with vendors to sell our goods and begin making money selling our wares. In how many games is that a possibility? Our goal now is to create a guild city in a far off land, and use portals to travel back and forth.
I love these types of games. I love knowing that we’re actually a physical part of the community. Placing our tiny little house right at this Moongate means we will forever influence how this server plays out. The world has changed, and will continue to change, as a direct result of our input. That’s the coolest part of MMORPGs.