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Why don't we have a 2nd house code?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UODJ, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. UODJ

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    I mean, they came up with the 7th character slot code...why not sell a code to allow a 2nd house on one account?


    Obviously they prefer people to pay for multiple accounts, but I still think alot of revenue would be generated if they sold a code for this.
     
  2. Llwyd

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    Since the code would be a one-time purchase, I suspect the outcome would be a significant drop in revenue. A lot of players who run multiple accounts might ask, why pay for two accounts if I can have two houses on one?
     
  3. Ezekiel Zane

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    Some say if they allowed us to have two houses per account that many accounts would likely close as players consolidated. I doubt that though. There are many reasons why players have more than one account. Owning additional houses is only one of the reasons.

    I've had as many as 14 accounts open at once. My best friend had 4 more. I now currently have five active accounts. If we were allowed a second house then I'd have ten houses. I now have developed characters on all my active accounts and additionally my kids like to play with me sometimes too. I also still run one six character BOD account with a house. I wouldn't close any accounts if we could have a second home per account. I don't think many if any accounts would close. Houses can be addicting, not only for storage either.
     
  4. Dermott of LS

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    I have no problem with a second house, but one per shard should probably still remain.
     
  5. Flora Green

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    I will gladly pay for two houses per account on different shards.
     
  6. Restroom Cowboy

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    Why not fix what is currently wrong first...add stuff to bugger it up again later?
     
  7. Flora Green

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    What? Wait another decade for stuff to get fixed? They did put in a question about second housing a few years ago when the random survey's used to hit e-mail. At some point it must have been a blip on the radar for possible implementation.
     
  8. Great idea. But first would love to see them delete the houses that are inactive, owned by OSI/EA Mythic.

    Ridiculous how many houses are owned by inactive accounts, longer than 90 days inactive.
     
  9. Lore Master

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    I have been asking for a second house per account for years. I feel it should not matter if you have two houses per account on the same shard or on two differnt shards. if the code ever becomes available which I doubt it should be our choice which shard to put the second house. At the very least give us another storage increase devs please.
     
  10. Maximus Neximus

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    I can't speak for everyone but I would pay $20 maybe $30 for a second house on my one account. I won't however open a second house for one. I actively play five shards and have characters on most. It would be tremendously helpful for me!
     
  11. Xenobia

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    I think this is a great idea! I would not take down the accounts because of the characters I have on them. I cannot fit all of the different types of characters on one account. A second house on those accounts would be awesome if they won't boost the lockdowns in the ones I currently own.
     
  12. Nails

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    i would buy it and close my other acct without blinking... that is why.
     
  13. Restroom Cowboy

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    and this is the reason why it will not be implemented...

    there is more revenue to be had in monthly billing than a one time charge for a second house...

    as much as I like the idea...this is bad for EAs bottom line.

    *edit*...sorry nails...just expanding on what you mentioned for those lost to what you said. :)
     
  14. aarons6

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    i pay for an extra account just for a house...
    they get 15$ every 90 days from me..
    now i do wish they made it so you could have a siege house and a reg shard house.

    id pay siege more if i had a house there.. and NO im not going to open a 3rd account for a siege house..
     
  15. We used to have multi houses across several shards a long time ago, and today would love to be able to place another house on other shards on those same accounts. So a 2nd coding for another house would be something we would accept. It would allow us to have a home on shards we once played before the one house one shard rule. Far to many of our characters are sitting in Inns waiting for a day we would return to play that shard.
     
  16. DreadLord Lestat

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    I hate to play the nay sayer but I think once players could place a 2nd house there would be too much complaining and people getting mad.

    Scenario 1. Populated servers would suck, on some its already hard enough to place a house with so many keeps and castles. Can you imagine people being able to own 2 on each active account? There would be no room left anywhere for new or returning players.

    Scenario 2. Now lets say that you pay for the code for the 2nd house but cannot now place on the server you play because there is no room left. How many people are going to ***** and moan about how they paid for a 2nd house and cannot place and they want their money back because they only play on one server.

    Scenario 3. People can place on 2 seperate shards and you just came back or switched shards and you cannot place a house due to no room and someone owning one there yet they haven't played that server in months.

    While I would love to have an additional house per account I just see too many issues with this. I remember back in 2001 when a sandstone went for 5-8 million and this was before gold became plentiful like it is now. Just my 2 cents.
     
  17. Siteswap

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    Are some of you that naive that you cant see that its simply a money thing? I'm sure you'd all love a second house per account but its just not going to happen.

    EA know how many accounts they have that reactivate every 90 days just to keep a house from falling so they know the figures and what it would cost them over a period of time. I used to have an account like that myself so I was paying EA $40 per year, every year for about 3 years just to keep that extra house. Why the hell would they offer me a second house, permanently for a one off fee of 20-30 bucks?

    I know several players who have house only accounts that they reactivate/deactivate on the 90 day cycle. Many of these accounts would close, or at least enough to make it non viable for EA from a profit point of view.
     
  18. Hiru

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    AMEM!
     
  19. Ezekiel Zane

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    Make it a recurring charge then. Allow account's to be upgraded to a 2nd house for say $4.00 / mo. That's $48/yr which beats the $39 paid by activating every 90 days.
     
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    I would prefer they chopped down some trees and allowed me to place a castle for all my years.

    -Lorax
     
  21. Mitzlplik_SP

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    I don`t think we`ll ever get a 2nd house code for obvious reasons. What I would rather have is the abilty to have a second house on a different shard.

    One house period is just WEAK!
     
  22. AEowynSP

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    Who are you on siege? You can PM me if you don't want to post it. I would be happy to help all I can with any storage and I know I am not the only one on siege who provides storage space for people who have homes on other shards.
     
  23. Spree

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    You used to be allowed to have one house per character. One of my accounts i have five houses on Atlantic, one on AOL shard, and one on dreackenfels that I cant remember where it is.
     
  24. RaDian FlGith

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    There's a fear that some people would close their second account and consolidate. Of course, many, like me, would simply place more houses.

    *shrugs*

    Personally, I'd rather them put in a system whereby you could place a 2nd house, with maybe a max of 10x10 or 12x12. I'd even pay for that. It would likely stop people closing their accounts (the people wanting to consolidate would be less likely to do so if they weren't two max-storage houses), and it would allow the placement of buildings such as RP buildings like stables and guard towers among the RP communities.