Re: Escrow issue
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I am always sorry to read posts where folks got something other than what they expected. Unfortunately, this situation is what happens when you assume things. It is a continual problem in all aspects of life. Fortunately, games like Lotro are inexpensive learning opportunities versus a buying a car and getting stung.
If you had opened you escrow you would have seen a mail system style count down clock. If you had searched the web or asked questions you would have found that it is temporary storage just like the mail system.
You are describing part of the reason why people hated the original system. You went away for a while. Maintenance ran out. Turbine took your house. Put everything in escrow. Two weeks later Turbine took everything that was in escrow. You came back - house and all the contents were gone.
The solution is permanent house ownership. Turbine hasn't done anything other than minor tweaks with housing in years. We are getting a couple tweaks in the next update. I believe these are the first changes since shortly after Mirkwood launched in 2009.
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