To be brutally honest, I kinda really LIKE that idea! For reasons I won't get into, aye, both my accounts lapsed, but I counted and figured I still had time. Then the new rules hit, and *banf* not so much. So, those of us who would juggle accounts to keep our houses now have to pay closer attention, or just keep all accounts paid up. The issue for me is not the house. On Napa there is so much room I can plant entire villages if money was not a concern. What is the issue is all the stuff I purchased via Origin that is cross sharded and sold at grossly inflated prices with no benefit to the originating shard or player. It causes a lot of disillusionment for a player (vet, dedicated or otherwise). There are personal items as well - collections of journals and books written by friends who left or (sadly) deceased, that first suit of armor ever crafted, a specially dedicated teddy bear from my nephew - stuffs like that. Items a "traveling merchant" might not find interest in and will just toss away without a thought as to the history being lost. I'm not against any playstyle, I do an IDOC or two myself sometimes. I just wish there was a better way to preserve what is being lost without harming communities within a shard. If co-ownership was not removed.... a lot of these threads might not be popping up. That was the entire purpose of co-ownership after all. Real-Life happens. Sometimes a house will start to decay 5 days before payday. Maybe a spouse overspent on the creditcard and funds needs to be juggled around. It happens to all of us when we start playing it close to expiration dates and deadlines. Which leads to some questions the community at large has been asking... When does decay start, exactly? Is it timed on the account going inactive to the hour, or at shard up, or at house refresh? Why does a house with a rented vendor on it go straight to OSI ownership, thus not giving the house owner time to reactivate & reclaim. Conversely, the house without a rented vendor will have the 3 to 5 days of decay then to into the 5-10-15 countdown but that owner has all that time to reclaim. When rented vendors are finally removed, will the house just fall? What about the timers? As for my personal situation.... Still watching. And thank you to ppl making offers of helping me get set back up with a home and such. Its not necessary, but greatly appreciated.