Hello all! Publish 55 shipped with a bug that dropped guard zones in towns across Britannia. This also dropped restrictions on placing houses, and several reports have come in of people placing new houses within towns. We have since published an update to fix the town zones. Our stance on whether these houses will be allowed to remain is an unequivocal "No." If you placed a house in a guard zone, you should remove it immediately before we remove it for you. (This will not affect grandfathered houses that have already been there for years) Additional points: We would never, ever, do something as life-altering as a planned drop of guard zones around towns, without including that information in the publish notes. We would NEVER open up house placement inside towns without writing that in big, bold letters, in the publish notes. That being said, it was obviously a bug, and exploiting a bug is a direct violation of our ToS. To everyone who claims they could have been scammed/will be scammed by legitimate offers of old houses, I remind you that you *can* check Grandfathered status if you are a friend to the house. If you are ever buying a house in the future (not these, do not buy these), I highly recommend you require the owner to friend you beforehand, so you can check the grandfather/modern status, number of visits the house has had, etc. You'll find this on the "Information" page of the house sign. Thanks! -Draconi P.S. The guard zone changes are slated for Publish 56, and will include all the other changes (that didn't slip through accidentally) for the war.