In the early days every one could place as many houses as gold and spots were available. Later spost became so rare, that the one house one account rule was introduced. Sadly the subscriber base vanished and today there are a lot of spots open again. EA earns a good amount of $$ from the additional accounts some players are holding just for additional houses. And this for sure will be the factor why my idea probably never get real. But nevertheless i´d like to post it ;-) So: Everything for the first house/account should be as it is now. But it should be possible to rent additional houses. For the second house on an account, on another shard than the first one, there should be a monthly (RL) rent of about the goldcost for the spot. Thats not so much, no one could afford the second one, but it would drain constantly gold out of the economy. Imbuing, and the hereby needed gold for gems, made his part, but there is to much gold out there any more. The real goldsink would be the third, fourth, ... houses. As the rent will raise by factor two for any additional house. So the third on will cost double building cost, the fourth fourfold, and the fifth eightfold and so on. The cost raises fast to insane amounts. And for sure there will be some players who are willing to pay theses insane amounts of gold. And thats for good. Gold will be drained! The second (third, ...) houses on the same shard would be additional double (fourthfold, ...) cost to the normaly raised costs as described above. More than one house/shard will be pure luxury. And if anyone like to have more, he should pay accordingly. For good: - players with not so much RL money to easy pay for additional accounts can play on more than one shard with a house. - gold will be drained out of the conomy - You can once more build small houses for RP reasons. And not always have to think of storage for all the other chars beside the RP ones. For bad: - EA earns less $$ - the "rich" players get more. (As always, but this time ingame cash is above RL cash - even if a bit...) Your ideas and opinions are welcome!