Re: Foreclose on player homes already!!!
First thing Housing as it stands in LOTRO sucks. Has from release. It was a quick fix to forums full of people demanding housing now.
Housing are ghost towns because other than dropping stuff into your extra vault there is NO REASON TO GO THERE!
Want to see great housing, check out Dark Age of Camelot. Best player housing I have seen in any game and I have played most.
But to our problem here in LOTRO over all it's a simple fix really. Idea wise anyway, coding may make it hard to do but I am sure it could be done.
Set up the auto pay mentioned in this thread. Also have the fund box part of the housing maintenance so you can set it up to have people add funds to it just like you can let people pay your rent now.
Let us sell them back, as mentioned in this thread. Even at 1/2 to 3/4 price it would help.
Housing is instanced, so storage can be too. Once a house has not had rent for 6 months have all items in that house moved to storage, that never goes away. The house goes up for sell. If the player ever returns, all items are there to be picked up. If there house never sold then they could move back in for a fee and if it did sell give them 75% of the selling price to help them buy a new one.
A man has got to know his limitations