We have had the same house standing for over 10 years. Around the house we have watched people place slabs or mock up homes and then terminate their account, to simply hold the place. After about 5 years I decided I would open up more accounts and place some houses and create a player town. So, we waited for one of the houses to fall and built a church, then we waited for another and built a social club and we got lucky enough to place an 18 x 18 auction house. We also had other houses that I was holding but could not afford to keep the accounts active. So, I made a decision to drop the smaller homes and keep the bigger ones I had mentioned. About a year later, they come out with a player town system. So, now, everyone of the spots has been taken and more and more dummy houses are being built on inactive accounts. This is unfair to people who pay and who have invested a great deal of time in the game and who really deserve to have the places. If somebody stops paying and the account goes inactive then the house should fall, so someone who is willing to pay to play the game has a better chance. I feel as if it's a type of con. I feel the problem is so bad that even EA allows houses to stand just to help the game look more populated, when in fact, I doubt that is the case. Now, this is just a feeling but if you take the number of players that are on at any given time and then look at the number of houses, this tells me that they're more worried about a quick buck then the long run. So, why don't they, instead of giving a time period, such as 90 days that a house will stand after an account goes inactive, it should be earned. For example: If the house has been standing for one year then it will stand for 2 months if the account goes inactive. If the house has been standing for two years, it will stand for 4 months. So, in the case of my house that I have been paying for for 10 years it would stand for 20 months because I have earned that place in UO and my house should stand to let people know that someone once lived there. It kind of makes ya sick to think about it, that I can go and place a slab, turn off the account for 90 days, come back in 90 days to keep the house standing, while someone else has had to pay constantly for over 10 years to preserve their house and what kind of houses do they get placed around them, foundation slabs. It's kind of sad how they can engineer the game to promote people to actually do these types of things but it's unfair. These people did not earn the right to have a home, so I say if the account is brand new, has a house on it, and goes inactive, it should fall immediately. Thank you for reading this post.