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April 15, 2010, 05:33:55 PM

Your views on houses
Most of my mapping time over the last few days has been spent with houses. This got me thinking, what do you actually want from a house?! Please answer the questions below by writing your answer next to the question number (please do not quote the questions). Remember, I will consider the answers of these questions when mapping houses which might one day be yours!

1. Would you prefer single big rooms, or several smaller rooms? Would you want a kitchen, living room or storage room (or other room not containing beds)?

2. Would you want your house to have a counter so that you can use it as a shop (assume that other players can't throw lots of random trash into your house)?

3. Would you want a balcony?

4. Would you want a garden? If so, would you prefer it on the roof or next to the house?

5. Where would prefer your house to be located. Please consider:
  • Large city or small town?
    Nearby hunting spots?
    Nearby transportation?
    Nearby temple? (if you die a lot ;))
6. What are the most important things you want from a house?

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Joined: September 18, 2009, 04:55:14 PM
Location: Slovenia

April 15, 2010, 09:11:39 PM

1.) I prefer smaller rooms at least where the beds are. Definitely i wouldn't want to have a bed in a kitchen as well as in living room.
2.) Never liked that at houses. Maybe only at some special place in house...
3.) Id love to see balcony, not on all houses of course! ;)
4.) Like nr 3, would be awesome to have a garden, both on roof and next to the house. (Not at the same house of course) :gangster:
5.) I'd go with either, large city and small towns.
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knight legend
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April 15, 2010, 09:22:09 PM

1) I prefer small rooms to sleep well if we are allowed to put items on the beds
2) Yes haveing a counter in our house can be fun
3)Yea so we can go and see the road from the second floor :)
4)I wold like a garden and if possible also on 2nd floor or third or even on the house roof
5)Large city
Nearby hunting spots? Yes
Nearby transportation? Yes
Nearby temple? No

Well i would like to see this on most of the houses, not in all of them!

Good luck there,
Knight Legend
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Socera boladaum
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Clan: Brotherhood Ruthless
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

April 15, 2010, 11:11:22 PM

1. - I prefer small rooms, like real houses

2. - Depends on the house and where it is, its not necessary in every house, but it would be good in some houses in the city

3. - Sure, its so cool!

4. - yes! In Houses outside the city, i could have my own garden, its cool!

5. -Large city

6. - Roleplay, a place where i can sit, and give a party and put my itens after a hunt
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April 15, 2010, 11:38:39 PM

1) I prefer several smaller rooms.
2) To be honest I don`t like counters but few houses may have them.
3) Love them, so yes!
4) Definetly yes, don`t care where they are ;p.
5) Large cities and small town, both are fine for me, but if I have to choose then i prefer small towns, and close to transportations
6) Some place to show your items and also to hide them in a cupboard, inviting friends, would be nice if a house could have more than 1 owners.
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April 16, 2010, 12:51:41 AM

1 - big rooms, a kitchen
2 - shop or show itens :P
3 - yes
4 - Yes i love gardem, next to the house!
5 - ALL!
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Joined: December 07, 2009, 06:19:50 PM
Location: Brazil

April 16, 2010, 11:23:29 PM

1. Several small rooms and a storage room.
2. Yeah, of course! Thats a good idea, like you told, it gonna make able players have their own shop.
3. Im sure you gonna have a beautiful vision from there, so yeah!
4. A small garden, next of the house. It make the house look attractive.
5. In a small and peaceful city, not that close from a hunting spot.
6. Make it customizable. Stuff like bookshelter, pictures, wardrobe can be sealable in shops and can be put in your house.

Thats all. Sorry for the bad english, hope you guys can understand it! :P

Keep up the good work!
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Clan: Brotherhood Ruthless
Location: Fortaleza, CE - Brazil

April 17, 2010, 12:42:12 AM

1. smallers like real village's houses
2. i hate houses with "shop mode"
3. yes, this can be used in "rich houses", gives respect to house owners
4. small garden
5. all house of game only in cities and villages.
6. gives to game some reality
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April 17, 2010, 02:41:28 AM

Hello there..I follow Phobos developing for a long time, but this time I was tempted to post xD

1- Smaller rooms, so I can easly roleplay..I want a kitchen, living room, bedroom etc.

2- That could be optional. You buy the counter in the shop and fix it in the floor so noone can move/enter.

3- Sure. It would be great to sit there and watch the street. But just a few houses should have it.

4- Next to the house, however, large cities houses shouldn't have gardens, just in smaller villages. Also, you should be able to buy flowers and animals to put there.

5- Large cities, aswell as small villages. Never in the wilderness

6- The most important thing in a house is the roleplay. You should be able to stay inside it and, if possible, recovering health/mana. The house must be the second most important roleplaying place, losing only to the tavern. Also, we should be able to realocate beds, wall lamps, carpets, etc.

If possible, a house could come just as a large room and you buy the walls and fix it so noone can move. This way, you can have your dream-house, just the way you want :D
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Character: Ricardo
Location: Brazil

April 17, 2010, 02:42:33 PM

1.Several smaller rooms, each with their usefulness, including a bathroom.

2.Yes, I'd like to be able to have a shop.


4.Yes, next to the house. I think it's ugly on the roof.

5.Small Towns.

6.A safe place, completely isolated from the dangers of the outside, but where I would be able to interact with the community, by making shops, taverns and other stuff. The house should look like a real house, be decorated like a real house, and not just a big place where you would throw all your items on the floor.
Noah Cygnus
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April 17, 2010, 07:58:19 PM

1.Small rooms,if a have other friend he can take a room.
2.Only in house near of the depot.
3.Of course!
4.Yup!,next to the house.
Large or small city?Large
Nearby hunting spots? No
Nearby transportation? Yes
Nearby temple? No.
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Character: Orians
Clan: Ironfist
Location: England

April 18, 2010, 05:33:43 PM

small rooms - so theres more of them
shop yes but prefer first example of the two
Hell yeah those would rule
Garden on the roof
small city or temple
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Character: Alastair
Location: Brazil

April 18, 2010, 08:45:20 PM

1) Several smaller rooms
2)Without a counter
3)With balcony
4)with a garden on the roof
5)In a small town

6)The most important thing in a house is the safety
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April 19, 2010, 12:32:38 AM

1. Several smaller rooms make the house nicer :), some houses with a kitchen wouldn't look to bad, imho just big houses should have kitchen or living rooms with sofas!

2. Personally I like both styles of house, one is more faced to showoff, the 2nd one, and the first one Is clearly like a shop a Marquee on the first house outside, would look good too :D

3. A house with balcony should be a luxury one, maybe there could be 1 per street or 4-5 per city... whtn talking about little balconys, one house could have more than one little balcony 1-2 sqm.

4. A house with garden, is very nice, If I could ill try to choose a house with graden. Maybe in a big house you could do like two "wings" and between them a garden on 1st or 2nd floor, that would look really cool.

Prefer large cities, houses are used to showoff, no point on having one in a isloated small town.
No hunting spots near, just the sewers.
There could be a Harbour Lane, of course, but they don't need to be faced in a special direction.
No, not near temple.

6. Estethically, a nice good-looking house, and a well renderized space inside.
Good looks and good position so everyone who passes by can see my items inside.
I LO-VE underground floor for houses, as storage rooms and decorated for so :)
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April 19, 2010, 01:20:40 PM

Thanks very much for the feedback so far. This is turning out to be even more useful than I expected :)
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