I am really excited for the housing revamp scheduled for sometime at the end of the year. However, some of the things I read gave me pause ...

Of the suggestions being made many of them offer an improvement to what was lacking in the homesteads and in Middle Earth housing altogether. Such as, adding new floor plans so we are not stuck with just 2 types of houses to choose from; and allows for more storage and room for decorations. Stables, housing related crafting, etc ... But, I was not pleased to know that beyond being able to have a house for every toon on an account (I have many) people would be penalized for not using them. We don't get penalized now and I like that. It is one less stress, other then making sure I pay the rent, that I don't have to worry about. And, decor wear. I don't think there is anyone in the game who wants one more thing to spend coin on or wants to lose just because they are asked to now take care of it. Again, is this really necessary?

True, I understand why it is being considered. If you could afford it, you could have every toon that an account could hold with a house. That could be a lot of unused property just for the sake of having it. But, we can't be at out house(s) all the time. Is the the game the main subject here? And, why make a good thing into one that causes un-needed stress on the home owners? I am sure there is another way to keep the volume down and still make have a house or two fun.

In other words, please don't make it more annoying then it needs to be simply in order to buy, own and keep a house. You win more with sweet then with sour.

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On a side note ... I would also like to suggest that there be rewards for caring for houses like keeping the yard clean, mowed or whatever. Tending horses in the stables. Simple tasks that could end up completing a deed of some sort and reward the home owner or kinship with titles, decor, war-steed buffs or tack, etc. This could be fun and involve the whole neighborhood and kin.