Lately, World of Warcraft has been adding creature comforts more frequently. Being able to dress Delgada they way I want to and still give her the stats she needs is awesome. Having a little shack next to the first thing and second thing I do when I log in is wonderful. Being able to join the queue for random dungeons, scenarios, raids, even battlegrounds while I pull weeds and spin silk instead of travelling is such a time saver. Portals in the current hub that take me almost anywhere I have to go, and only a few seconds flight from my hovel on the farm is terrific.
But I want more! I want to be able to stash extra crafting materials in a trunk in my shack. I want to be able to display tchotchkes on every table and shelf, and add more shelves to load down with more gewgaws. A closet with spaces for wardrobe sets would be handy. I want to be able to expand my cottage into a family sized home or a mansion, or be able to live in an apartment in the city, or have both. I want to have a stool to sit on, a bed to lay in, maybe even a tub to bathe in (eek!). I want to be able to change the wallpaper and flooring. I want to be able to decorate my humble (or fabulous) abode with pictures and trophies and fountains and whatever ridiculous thing I find when adventuring. These are not horribly difficult requests to fill, are they?
|Outside Rowan's castle.|
|Rowan's living room in her castle.|
|Eromee, digging for materials with her house (the teeny one on the left) in the distance.|
|Small Naboo House: Style 1 with some of the random items Jenmo has looted recently.|
|Inside my house. Not as fabulous as most.|
|Outside my humble cot. Piggies!|
Maybe I have been spoiled by all the different types of player housing I have encountered. Housing gives each player a place to make their own in a game where everyone is doing exactly the same thing. In all three of the games I have used the housing feature in, no two houses I visited were exactly alike. No two aquariums were identical. No two starter houses were decorated the same. Even houses used as storage sheds showed the personality of the person behind the character.
So, I guess I want housing for more than just functional reasons. I want housing so that I can put my own unique mark on the game world I love. Thoughts? Do you agree, disagree, or have things to add? Let's start a conversation! Add a comment to this post. I look forward to hearing from all of you. Until then, I'm off to go murder innocent Meatlump Buffoons in hopes of getting rug thread and sculpture pieces. After that, some farming in Halfhill followed by grouping with other players Looking For Raid. See you in Azeroth, or on Naboo, or where ever our vacations happen to coincide.