As was stated the no-repo was instituted primarily for the USA soldiers fighting wars overseas. They are still fighting there and are likely to be fighting for a long time to come (officially or unofficially).
There have been many suggestions over the years about how to handle or change this. The "best" in my view was to give a "housing exchange token" to anyone wanting to change homes/homesteads.
Currently if you "abandon" your home/kinhouse you lose all gold invested in it. The "housing exchange" token would allow you to give up you your house in one neighborhood and to use the exchange token to get another "equivalent" house in another neighborhood. Folks could leave "dead" housing and move into more lively housing. Neighborhoods with these newly vacant homes would be available for other players to move into. The housing that is locked would remain locked and available to anyone returning in the future.
This of course has not happened.
But until the RL wars end or we land in Mordor for Game End, the soldier's housing should remain locked. Yeah, even if they've died in the RL war, you don't get their house.
Last edited by SabrielofLorien; Jun 23 2012 at 10:47 PM.
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