I have been having so much fun playing my hobbit in Lord of the Rings Online the last couple of weeks. I even bought a house for 1 Gold. Although, I had to get my farming skill up to the highest it could get in order to make the money to buy the house but it was fun to farm. It really didn’t cost me that much to farm and I didn’t have to kill anything to get any of the ingredients either (which is another form of farming).
So my house is a standard house with 2 rooms, you can see the main picture has me standing in front of the house then the 2 little pictures of the living room and bedroom. No need for a kitchen or a bathroom since I would use my cooking skill just standing anywhere and video game characters have no reason to use the toilet, this isn’t the Sims after all.
I have to keep paying the game 50 silver a week to maintain the house but it doesn’t take that long to make 50 silver, actually it’s very easy and I have plenty of it. I can even pay 5 weeks in advance so if I know I’m going to be away from the game for long periods of time, I won’t have to worry about my house being abandoned and having everything in my chest auctioned off.
The only point to having a house is for the extra storage, the chest. Also you get a discount on the merchants in the zone that the houses are in. Other than that it’s purely for show. It’s fun to have and to decorate and to invite your friends over to look at.
One of the issues that I have with this game is that when I exit in a well populated area then when I get back in the game, all of those graphics make the game crash. So if I log in to the game in my house then there aren’t all of those graphics to crash me. I can log in, leave the house and go play. So that’s a very good advantage of having a house, for me anyway.