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  1. #1
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    Changes?

    Hi all,

    I haven't played Lotro in quite some time but I recently decided to start up again. Any housing changes in the past couple years?

    Thanks!
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  2. #2
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    When I came back to LOTRO at the beginning of the year there had not been. In a recent patch, houses that have not had upkeep paid for a long time are forclosed upon and go back onto the market. This has now started happening, and, as a result, there are many houses now for sale. A friend of mine started playing just before this patch and there were virtually none left. This change was a very good one and probably long overdue.

    If you lose your house, all your stuff goes into escrow, just as if you had abandoned your house. The difference being that there is no time limit, unlike the 14 day expiry if you abandon. This means that if you stop playing for, say, a year, and then come back, you will have lost your house completely, but all your stuff is still there.

    I'm not entirely sure whether there were future changes to housing. Apart from the wide range of new decorative items that arrive with expansions, that is. In terms of major changes to housing (such as a new tier or even a new homestead) I'm not aware that any are planned, though I'm not really up on it as I tend to bumble my way through the game saying "that's nice" when things happen.

  3. #3
    In short, no.* However, the developers promised a housing update (not a complete overhaul) before the end of this year. A fair number of new housing items were added since you left. Collecting those may keep you busy for a while.

    *Edit: I completely forgot about the foreclosure change.

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    Ouch. So that means the money I paid for my house initially is gone?
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  5. #5
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    Basically, yes. Before the change, any unused upkeep was refunded when you abandon your house, now it isn't. You don't get any money back from abandoning or losing your house. It can make moving a pain. I'd also recommend getting as much vault storage as possible so you have enough room to move things out of escrow.

 

 

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